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Union Pacifics Elegant E-9s Combo DVD Train Video

Union Pacifics Elegant E-9s Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex UPE9-DVD 748268005701
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Featuring 2 Shows on 1 Disc!
Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s and Feather River Canyon E-9s

Sleek and stylish EMD E-8s and E-9s were the backbone of the Union Pacific Railroad's fleet throughout the 1950s and '60s. Their classic looks and efficient performance delighted riders up until 1971 when passenger service was discontinued. Twenty-two years later, with the restoration of E-9 locomotives 951, 949, and 963B, Union Pacific revived the image of its famous streamlined passenger trains. Pentrex takes you aboard this retro trainset for two of its most notable excursions. Included on this combo DVD are:

Union Pacific's Elegant E-9's. When UP's elegantly restored A-B-A set of E-9s pulled its first excursion train from Denver to Laramie, Pentrex was there to cover the event in full. The locomotives look and sound great as they roar past our cameras, rolling over UP's Greeley Subdivision after their departure from Denver's Union Station. The throaty growl of the locomotives can be heard echoing through the hills as the E-9s pull the train up the grades of Sherman Hill. UP's Steve Lee explains the history of the engines and their recent reconstruction. You'll also go inside locomotive 951 to see the new cab control stand and V-16 prime mover. The era of luxurious train travel comes back to life with UP's elegant E-9s!

Feather River Canyon E-9's. California's Feather River Canyon saw passenger train service once again when the Union Pacific ran excursions there in 1994. The Feather River Special, with 6 dome liners among its 15 passenger cars, was powered by UP's sleek A-B-A set of E-9s. Pentrex followed the train from Oroville to Portola on Saturday and Portola to Keddie Wye on Sunday. You'll witness the special at Williams Loop, Chandler Creek Bridge, Spanish Creek Trestle, and Keddie Wye. Also featured are the tunnels, the Highline, and the Portola Railroad Museum's restored Western Pacific F-unit. As a special treat, the camera takes you inside E-unit #951 for a cab ride from Portola to Keddie!

1 Hour 20 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-287-5
UPC: 7-48268-00570-1
Copyright Pentrex 1994, 1996, 2010

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DVD Item#:UPE9-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 20 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005701
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


An excellent railfan video, with absolutely superb western scenery as backdrop to the passenger trains. It's a combo disc, with two titles to watch. The scenery is better in Feather River Canyon. The E9s are in fact quite elegant. But a gentle reminder--these are relatively modern videos of restored E9s, not the original E9s filmed in the 50s or 60s. Another excellent product from Pentrex.

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

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  •  5 of 5


Nice video for anybody interested in the early EMD diesel locomotives... Shows their true beauty!!

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

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  •  3 of 5


Very enjoyable. I rode in Rock Island E-7's and E-8's many years ago, so it brought back memories.

Additional remarks by cybermorse:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


Anything historical is always of interest. Seeing power from the 1950's through the 1970's was what I hoped to be a real pleaser. Make a note that the engines shown on this video are only E-9's on the out side, just the shell. Totally rebuilt with GP38-2 engine components and controls. While the reasons for this is understandable, the only thing E-9 is the external appearance. Once the train was seen a few times passing by on the tv, the interest soon passed away. What was left of interest was the location of travel. Like other Pentrex Videos, the narrator appeared to have a lack of knowledge a few times. One example was where he makes a note of ducks in a reservoir which are actually Canada Geese.

My recommendations to any one who is considering this video is "If really interested in the subject matter".


Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


I enjoyed this DVD combo, inspiring me to get out my two Aristocraft units once again. Very informative to a distant observer. Pity it's not wide screen.

Additional remarks by hueycrewman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


This is an extremely interesting video of Union Pacific's E9's and well worth watching for any UP or for that matter, any rail enthusiast interested in preserving the past, even if it means rebuilding (modernizing) from the skin down.

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

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