Union Pacific UP 844 Western Heritage Tour DVD 5 of 5 (3)
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In April 2009, Union Pacific sent its goodwill ambassador, steam locomotive 844, on a 32-day excursion to help celebrate several Western railroading events. Leading its handsome, matched set of vintage passenger cars, the venerable 4-8-4 powered its train over Donner Pass on the westbound leg of its Western Heritage Tour from Cheyenne, Wyoming to California'sBay Area, and through the Feather River Canyon on the eastbound trek home, encountering both sparkling blue skies and snow storms during its journey. Pentrex joined the train in Nevada to bring you the excitement of both mountain crossings as the train made its way to the City of Roseville Centennial and the Western Pacific Centennial at Portola.
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trainnut on 2010-02-22 12:23:46.
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First off this Pentrex video is incomplete!!!This western heritage tour had a lot of the trip missing!!The high definition video is excellent, but locations like Oakland, Stockton and others were left out!!! Pentrex is known for excellent coverage, but with this one I am afraid this one is incomplete!!!Very little coverage of the complete event does not tell a good enough story to call this the western heritage tour?? This program shows the same old rehashed locations, but the only nod i give this one is the quality of the video!! Sorry pentrex thumbs down on this one!!!
Added 2010-05-17 11:26:26 by foamerone
I'm the one who shot this video. Despite my objections, I was ordered to chase the 844 in Nevada and California by myself. Perhaps 2 or 3 cameramen would have helped the show. I can only do so much on my own but I tried to do the best I could given the somewhat limited resources that were available to me. The first scene west of Elko going west was the most difficult to get as I almost wrecked the car in the snow just to get that shot with seconds to spare!
Added 2016-08-17 13:51:50 by Steamboy
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chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-07-17 21:17:21.
i haven't reviewed this video but now i will in April and may of 2009 union pacific 844 made her western heritage tour from her home in cheyenne wyoming to northern California (the first time the big northern visited the golden state since the great railfair 99 event) the highlight features the locomotive on the famed donner pass and feather river canyon (both of the former sp and wp which both heritage units of the two former railroads join 844) and few sights i think the reason why this video is only 45 minutes is i think due to some of the danger by the weather during the recording i know another producer recorded the entire event but i give this 5 stars for the hd footage which makes the 844 look outstanding but having no footage is better than nothing
autistic mom on 2010-07-21 03:20:14.
I've used you company many times as my autistic son is a train lover. Thank you for your prompt service.