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Union Pacifics Triple Track Main DVD Train Video

Union Pacifics Triple Track Main DVD Train Video Pentrex UPMAIN-DVD 748268003608
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The Kearney Sub

Travel with Pentrex to the busiest freight mainline in North America. Union Pacific"s Kearney Subdivision lies in the heart of central Nebraska. The 110-mile portion from North Platte to Gibbon Junction can see an average of 100 trains a day. In 1999, Union Pacific completed construction of a third main track to ease the congestion. Pentrex cameras captured some awesome railroading action here, including many meets and passes.

This is Class One railroading at its best! Many different types of trains can be seen rolling across the sand hills and between farm fields. We take some extra time to view trains rounding Buttermilk Curve, which is the best spot for watching trains on the line. Coal shipments are a big reason for the increase in traffic on the Kearney Sub. But with the world"s largest classification yard at the west end of the line in North Platte, many other freights traverse the triple track main as well.

Ninety-two different trains are captured running along the triple track with all kinds of motive power utilized, including distributed power coal trains. Pre-merger power can also be seen, including C&NW, Southern Pacific, and Rio Grande! You won't want to miss this show!
DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
96 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound 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: 1-56342-077-5
UPC: 7-48268-00360


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DVD Item#:UPMAIN-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 36 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268003608
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Cairo, GA) on .

  •  4 of 5


Another top rate production from Pentrex. There is not a lot of narration on this DVD but you really don't need it; the action speaks for itself. Most of the locomotives are modern wide cab versions from EMD and GE but a few older versions show up as well. While Union Pacific dominates, CNW, Rio Grande, and Southern Pacific power shows up from time-to-time. The action is non-stop with a lot of coal and intermodal seen. I would say this DVD is the next best thing to being along the Triple Track in Nebraska in person.

Additional remarks by Charles B.:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Missouri) on .

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  •  3 of 5


This DVD is full of non-stop fast paced mainline run-bys with no slow local hometown
service. Not much narration on this DVD which is uncommon as Pentrex always provides good tidbits of railroad knowledge. Many trains pass without any comment. Filmed in VHS and transferred to DVD there is some degradation in video quality. The subdivision starts at North Platte yet does not include any coverage of Bailey yard which it should have since Bailey is the largest rail yard in the world. Bailey and its mass of freight traffic is the nucleus that necessitates the need for the triple track.


Additional remarks by trackside:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
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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Added 2014-07-01 08:31:25 by Crusader Rabbit

Pentrex far more likely shot it in BetaCam-SP back then. It was NOT "filmed" in VHS. No professional video company would EVER use VHS as a source material. It also was not "filmed". Film is a media made by Kodak and others in a chemical process. It was more likely taped in a video format. What you meant to say is that distribution copies were originally in VHS. That is an entirely different thing. People that make comments about technical details outside of their area of expertise need to avoid making suppositions about subjects they know little about.


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  •  5 of 5


I wouldn't call myself a Union Pacific fan as such, but I do like clean good looking power pulling a variety of fast freight trains on heavy well-maintained multiple track, and so this one is more than the sum of its parts. Modern ( well late 90's, which is good thing as I'll explain later ) freight action across a relatively flat prairie countryside has a lot more to offer than one might imagine. The action is heavy, non-stop, and the land is not as featureless as some might think, and there are some nice curves too. It's exciting seeing trains ripping through small towns, engines rumbling, horn blaring with the sound of it all echoing off the ubiquitous grain elevators and other lineside structures. Even more so on triple track as you'll very often see other trains on other tracks moving in the same or opposite direction. As a personal preference I'm glad the video was shot when it was because of the great variety of power and the presence of lots of aging but still capable locomotive types; Dash 7 GE's and EMD SD-40s with both types sounding and looking great and distinctive. Production values are typical Pentrex: Excellent video quality and sound, skilled video crews that make the most of the locations scenic possiblities through composition and camera work. Real nice on screen graphics that show the symbol, type, origin and destination of EVERY train. Narration is good and can be turned off if desired, though I found it unobtrusive enough so as not having the desire to. A solid video.

Additional remarks by MP_37:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


This DVD covers an area that is renowned for the high volume of traffic, but rather lacks variety of scenery or of motive power. There are a substantial number of DVDs on the area, but this is one of the better ones. The photography is excellent, aided by good weather and a good choice of camera locations. The DVD includes several meets and "extras", such as views of the local wildlife, as well as the endless parade of coal trains. There are excellent graphics describing all the trains and locations, and some interesting information in the commentary, for example on the origin of the name "Buttermilk Curve".

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

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on .

  •  5 of 5


In a word....... Fantastic.

Here is a video filled with action across the plains, with heavy horsepower, and some fallen flags to be seen. With meets and passes, 2 trains in a scene is not uncommon. A fine look at the small towns along the way. What is lacking in scenery is made up for with structures and buildings that serve the railroad. There is no shortage in interest in this video. An excellent production well done. Another "must have" for all railroad video collectors.


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

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  •  5 of 5


If you are a Union Pacific Fan, this DVD is a must. Non-stop action from both directions. All of the latest power. This DVD is indescribable.

Additional remarks by hobbyist1957:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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