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Union Pacifics Cascade Sub Part I and II 2 DVD Set 7idea Train Video

Union Pacifics Cascade Sub Part I and II 2 DVD Set 7idea Train Video 7idea Productions 7IDEACS 884501104586
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Union Pacific's Cascade Sub Part I:
Eugene to Cascade Summit

In this premiere release from 7idea Productions, you'll travel though Oregon's scenic Cascade Mountain Range along the former Southern Pacific line. Now operated by the Union Pacific, the Cascade Line is still a vital link between the Pacific Northwest and California. Part I of this two-part video series covers the 113 miles of track between Eugene, Oregon and Cascade Summit. The railroad climbs 4,422 feet in elevation in the process. Railroaders refer to this line as ?The Hill? and you will see why. Numerous tunnels, rock sheds, bridges, horse shoe curves and 40 miles of 1.6% gradient winding though thick mountain forests makes this a place you'll not soon forget. You will witness heavy manifests with manned and DPU helpers shoving hard! Catch piggyback trains and Amtrak's Coast Starlight at several locations. Many trains are identified by their symbols and you will learn where they originated and where they are going. The backdrop of Oregon's spectacular Cascade Mountain Range makes this section of the I-5 corridor a beautiful place to visit! Over three years in the making!

109 minutes with narration.

Union Pacific's Cascade Sub Part II:
Cascade Summit to Klamath Falls

Continuing our journey along this historic Southern Pacific line, Union Pacific's Cascade Sub Part II features big time railroading in the high country of Southern Oregon through all seasons! See trains roll through near white-out conditions on "The Hill." Watch a Pike M-2 clearing snow from the right-of-way near Kirk and some beautiful snow scenes on the east side of the Cascades. At Chemult, BNSF traffic mixes with the UP via trackage rights to Klamath Falls making for a nice variety of power including SD40-2's still in Cascade Green. Catch former Southern Pacific tunnel motors, UP?s Heritage unit #1996 in Klamath Falls on her maiden voyage and some rare footage of the Swift Road Railer train at Calimus! Shot over a four year period in all types of weather, this DVD is packed full of great railroading action!

111 minutes with narration

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DVD Item#:7IDEACS
Runtime:3 Hours, 40 Mins
Producer:7idea Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:884501104586
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


As with the more recent Feather River video, this Cascade video features excellent photography, and great effort to capture many angles. What makes this older video very distinctive is that the producers had to hike in to some very remote, hilly sites. No one else has covered the Cascade route adequately in the past, due to this low accessibility. Nothing from Pentrex. Nothing yet from Highball or the others. Yet not only does 7idea cover it, but they do so thoroughly and provide an outstanding product which I will view many times.

There were some shots, including those taken in extreme temperatures and snow, ice, thunderstorms . . . that frankly left me being astonished with their intrepid effort to document the line in all conditions. Bravo. I would never have had the courage or stamina.

I own detailed UP track profiles of the route, available on ebay. Armed with that, and this video, it provides a great virtual visit to a beautiful area, historic line, heavy grades, and curves --- in ways that I would not otherwise see.

Given the heavy grades (and being a veteran of Cajon Pass who grew up in that area) the SOUND of locomotives battling the grades is just as important as the VIDEO !! That is an attribute that some other producers do not understand. But 7idea does, and they have captured great sound. I use train videos to do my stairmaster and cycling workout by, down in the basement thru my old college stereo, and this video has the whole house shaking. The narrator is excellent, but I would like to have the option of turning the narration off or on for subsequent viewings.

The first thing I did after viewing this video, was order their companion Mt. Shasta line video. I own about 100+ train videos, and there is a lot of subject redundancy. (I probably have 10 or so on Tehachapi). But 7idea has mastered this route, I might add a route with scenery that transcends my old haunts like Beaumont Pass. Thanks!

As a Blu-Ray and HDTV owner, I would love to see 7idea embrace that technology. Given their quality of sound and image, a full high-definition (and widescreen format as with Marias Pass video) would add to the impressive quality of their products.


Additional remarks by craigv:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


nice scenery and good production, good value for the money as its 2 discs.

Additional remarks by dmacleo:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


Simple:Excellent DVD in every way. This covers an area that's hard to rail fan and you don't see many other DVD producers trying to cover it. I tried rail fanning this division myself a couple of times when I was with the SP but most of it is hard to get into. 7Idea does a fantastic job covering the action from Eugene to Klamath Falls, at Chemult the BNSF ex BN main line joins the UP line to Klamath Falls with some great action from both railroads. Its a steal at this price for a two volume set shot in this kind of quality. Great train action, fantastic scenery, plus some nice coverage of UP/SP heritage ACE 1996. An A++++ job.

Additional remarks by mysp7377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Never heard of 7ideaproductions before. But what a job they did with the Union Pacific line from Eugene to Klamath Falls Oregon. The pictures were great and the narration was knowlegable. I feel like I know that line, even though I've never been to Oregon. The only thing I could pick on is their lack-of-coverage of Oakridge Yard. There's stuff there and they didn't show it. Still...I love it and watch both DVDs twice a week.

Additional remarks by Dave:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Hey this is a GREAT DVD I grew up and surveyed for ODOT for 37 1/2 years and we worked on the Blue Pool slide just above Oakridge. The slide sent the railroad (Then Southern Pacific) down toward the highway we worked with there surveyors and we did other suveys from Eugene to Klamath Falls and on to the California line with the railroad just very close by. Just wish I could have been a surveyor for the railroads back about 1900.

Additional remarks by bigvan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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