WP Vintage West D-122 Charles Smiley Presents 4.3 of 5 (3)
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Remember the WP from the late steam era into the eighties with film from 18 different sources. We bring the real WP to the screen with freight and passenger trains plus interchange with other roads. A Sacramento Northern section of electric freight along with other surprises will show the variety of WP business interests. Follow the Zephyr story from 1934 to 1970 with extra coverage of the WP's partners, Rio Grande and CB&Q. Featuring California Zephyr Steam to Diesel FT to F7 Power Uboats and Geeps SN Electric Freight WP Rail Ferry Feather River Ry. See the WP and many other roads relevant to WP history and business relations. Extra highlights include scenes from the Sacramento Northern, Rio Grande, CB&Q, Wabash, SP, NYC, ST&E, CCT, Quincy and the Feather River Railway. Plus, the railroad that built the Oroville Dam on WP's old mainline. Including coverage of Feather River Nevada Desert High Line Oakland Pier Stockton Niles Canyon Oro Dam
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NZ WP fan on 2010-04-15 01:45:06.
As a WP fan, I'll collect most things. Content was a bit 'old' for my period of interest (merger with the UP), but still an interesting programme to watch.
Guy Cole on 2009-02-19 23:00:11.
I will watch anything w/the WP at least once, so I might be a little biased. I like this video and would recommend it to anybody interested in the WP. The scenery is nice and the narration does a fair job of telling the WP story.
atsf2399 on 2008-12-16 12:54:11.
Although I'm mainly a Santa Fe fan, I really like WP too. There aren't that many WP videos, so this definitely filled a gap in my collection. The main problem I had with the video is that the narrative is somewhat jumpy, and the visual material hops from place to place sometimes in a seemingly illogical way. These drawbacks probably stem from the difficulty of stitching together a video of a relatively little photographed railroad, from several different sources. Overall, I'm glad I bought it and recommend it to other WP fans.