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West Coast Railroad Logging- Equipment & Techniques Volume 1 DVD

West Coast Railroad Logging- Equipment & Techniques Volume 1 DVD
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Geography and time have brought enormous changes to the art of transforming raw logs into useful lumber. Producer-archivist Don Olsen has spent over two decades amassing rare footage spanning 50 years, which detail logging by railroad on the West Coast - with a focus on equipment and techniques. His dream has become a reality with the release of this 2 volume set of DVD's.

Jim Sabol spearheaded a team who provided research on the subject. Filmmaker Warren Haack directed this unique program which is presented in 16x9 widescreen format with stereo sound.

Volume 1 covers the building of the railroad, felling, topping the spar tree, rigging, and the evolution of yarding. Footage of operations include the logging railroads of the Westside, Pickerling, Long-Bell at Keasey, Rayonier, Fruit Growers, Union Lumber, Weyerhaeuser, Crown-Williamette, Michigan-California, Holmes-Eureka, McCloud and Yosemite Sugar Pine. Rare footage includes new sequences from 16mm film never seen before.

72 minutes stereo soundtrack
Widescreen 16x9 format


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Item #:WCL1
DVD Length : 1 Hour, 12 Mins
Producer:Catenary Video Productions
Aspect Ratio: Wide Screen DVD
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

TRAINMASTER (Hendersonville NC) on 2014-03-31 15:41:33.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


Given the likes of OSHA and other such agencies today, it is hard to imagine a time when men worked hard, really hard and in dangerous and unforgiving conditions. A time when human life was always at risk and sometimes it seems, had little value. The first part of this program clearly shows and lends truth to this time. That some of this film even exists, almost defies logic. Some truely great logging footage is to be found in this dvd, both on and off rail. Much credit must be given to those who made the effort to photgraph the industry, its' men and machinery. Is this an educational or a logging program? It's both-we can all learn something from it. I anxiously await the next volume.

Additional remarks by TRAINMASTER:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Judi Peters (Longview, WA) on 2014-06-25 09:01:26.

  •  4 of 5


Thought Volume 1 was great and I plan to purchase Volume 2!

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

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