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Union Pacifics Feather River Route DVD Train Video

Union Pacifics Feather River Route DVD Train Video Pentrex UPFR-DVD 748268004827
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In 1982, the Western Pacific system, including the Feather River Canyon route, was purchased by the Union Pacific. Improvements began immediately to facilitate increased traffic. A brief 9 years later, Pentrex set out to capture the variety and volume of trains now flowing over this famous pass across California"s scenic Sierra Nevadas.

Step back to 1991 to watch as Union Pacific sends doublestack and intermodal trains through the Canyon's challenging terrain. Unit grain trains, steel trains, and others led by Dash 8-40CWs, Dash 8-40Cs and SD40-2s, wind their way past the vertical cliffs that rise from the track bed. All the well-known landmarks are featured here: Keddie Wye, Williams Loop, James, Clio Trestle, Pulga, and others. Plus, 20 minutes of bonus footage takes you trackside to witness the rerailment of cars after a derailment at Pulga in 1984. For an exciting look at mainline operations on one of the most rugged and spectacularly beautiful mountain routes, you can"t do better than Union Pacific"s Feather River Route!

DVD Special Features:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

  • Bonus Footage: 20 minutes of a rerailment at Pulga in 1984.
1 Hour
In Color with Hi-Fi Audio and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-199-2
UPC: 7-48268-00482-7

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DVD Item#:UPFR-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004827
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


The Feather River is always interesting and this video is no exception. Excellent photography portrays all the main features of the route including the spectacular Keddie Wye. Yet another Pentrex spectacular, the older locos and stock adding to the enjoyment.
Glad I bought it.



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  •  5 of 5


This DVD provides a brief chronological review of the line from Oroville to Portola plus a few shots of the High Line. The main scenic hotspots are covered, sometimes using camera locations that may not be allowed today. But as the film is nearly 20 years old the picture quality is not up to modern camerawork, which rather detracts from the beauty of the locations. The most interesting aspects for me were the coverage of the Portola museum, including runs of vintage motive power, and the bonus shots showing efforts to recover a derailed train at Pulga.

Additional remarks by RPS:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  4 of 5


Very well done in all points of narration, picture quality, sound, etc. Glad theses DVD's from Pentrex, at least the ones I have, are not cluttered with music. Just the train "music" is great. "Points of interest" in the narration are very interesting to listen to. IE history of the railroad in the picture, little bits of humor, etc.

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

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  •  3 of 5


I found this movie to be interesting, but I always seemed to to waiting for 'something more'. What is covered is interesting, but I thought, based on what I've heard and read on Feather River I would be more excited than I was of the region. It appeared that the producers may have tried to compact to territory. Considering the area with the scenery, I expected more that was in the movie.
It was not the Pentrex style that we are used to. Still a nice movie for my collection, it left me questioning if I can find another movie of the same region from a different producer that may add to the interest of Feather River.



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Added 2015-08-14 19:39:58 by Rail Buff

Try 7 Idea Productions' "Into the Feather River - UP?s Canyon Sub Division"