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Union Pacifics Sherman Hill Train Video

Union Pacifics Sherman Hill Train Video Machines of Iron SHERMAN
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Since 1868, Sherman Hill has challenged the Union Pacific Railroad. Watch as Union Pacific power struggles to move trains over the hill. Vintage photographs take you back to the early history of this tough mainline, and the transition into modern operations. Enjoy steam locomotives 844 and 3985 as they travel this scenic part of the railroad. All three lines over Sherman Hill are extensively covered in this video that was shot over a four year span of time.



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DVD Item#:SHERMAN
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Producer:Machines of Iron
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Harrisburg PA) on .

  •  4 of 5


Great video. Learned alot about Sherman Hill and what the scenery looks like.

I am using the video to research a trip to Wyoming later this year. It was very useful for that.

It was a bit dated with the Dash-8s and SD60s being the most modern power, but who cares. This stuff will be gone someday and this video will be the proof that these locomotives existed.


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

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  •  4 of 5


Union Pacific has been fighting the 1.55% grade over Sherman Hill for 140 years. This video covers some of the history of the Cheyenne WY to Laramie WY line, mixed in with modern (mid 1990s) operations. Particularly interesting is the story about the Richardson Romanesque architecture Cheyenne passenger station (the City Hall and Public Library in my hometown are the same classic architecture).

<p>The program opens with a scene of an intermodal train and an excursion with 4-6-6-4 Challenger #3985 on Sherman Hill. After the history of the Cheyenne Station, Roundhouse and Back Shop are presented, the program moves to the main line at the end of Cheyenne Yard. The program then shifts to <i>The Hill</i>. We see scenes shot in all 4 seasons (I'm glad I don't have to live there in the winter!), then the story about the old wooden trestle on the original alignment. The program covers tracks 1 and 2 through Dale, Hermosa and on to the west, then goes back and covers the more scenic track 3. The program ends with 3985 westbound on track 3.

<p>The photography in this video is very good, always sharp, with none of that annoying glare reflections from cab windshields. The sound is good, wind noise does not overpower the sub-woofer. Narration is adequate, but there are no train symbol or direction markers.
Big-Power fans will be disappointed that this video is post DD40AX and pre SD90MAC.


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

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