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Winter on Donner Pass DVD Train Video

Winter on Donner Pass DVD Train Video 7idea Productions 7IWODP
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Journey high into California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for a stunning look at winter operations over Donner Pass. As Pacific storms dump heavy snow, Union Pacific battles to keep trains rolling.

Get a taste of what it is like to be trackside in the midst of winter’s fury. Long stack trains, heavy manifests, and Amtrak's California Zephyr share the rails with an army of snow fighting equipment including flangers, spreaders, and the mighty rotaries.

Beginning at Colfax, trains climb toward the snow zone at Blue Cañon, then on to Truckee on rails once covered almost completely by snow sheds. Extra time is spent near the summit at Soda Springs and Norden where man and machine are put to the test against the elements. This is mountain railroading and snow fighting rolled into one exciting presentation!

Shot over four separate winters including the big snow of 2011, this is your ticket to “Winter on Donner Pass!” Available soon on DVD, Blu-ray, or Digital Download.

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
May be viewed with or without narration.

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Westbound doublestacks descend Yuba Pass on a frigid winter afternoon.

Westbound doublestacks descend Yuba Pass on a frigid winter afternoon.


UP 8939 East climbs through Troy in the wake of a snow storm.

UP 8939 East climbs through Troy in the wake of a snow storm.


Flanger “Truckee” plows Track 1 at Troy.

Flanger “Truckee” plows Track 1 at Troy.


UP 602 at Soda Springs a second before burying the photographer in snow.

UP 602 at Soda Springs a second before burying the photographer in snow.


Rotary SPMW 207 cuts back the bank on Track 2 near milepost 189.

Rotary SPMW 207 cuts back the bank on Track 2 near milepost 189.


Rotary SPMW 209 chews through ten feet of snow which closed the main line.

Rotary SPMW 209 chews through ten feet of snow which closed the main line in 2011.


A classic rotary set head for Roseville after working to Norden.

A classic rotary set heads for Roseville after working to the summit at Norden.


UP 2561 west exits the snow sheds at Norden after cresting Donner Summit.

UP 2561 west exits the snow sheds at Norden after cresting Donner Summit.



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DVD Item#:7IWODP
Blu-ray Item#:7IWODPBD
Runtime:2 Hours, 05 Mins
Producer:7idea Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


awesome video. I love Donner pass, love all the snow fighting experiment

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

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  •  5 of 5


Brrrrrr..watch this one on a hot day and it will cool you off! Lots of trains here along with a variety of snow fighting equipment and techniques. Listen to the narration and you'll get a history lesson too! Seeing Norden as it exists today was a treat-in better shape than I expected. 4 seasons in the making it took rugged people and tough equipment-but it was definitely worth it. No people in this one-too cold to talk I guess, but excellent narration. RECOMMENDED

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

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  •  5 of 5


I'm a long-time fan of 7idea, and this one certainly was not a disappointment. Filmed over a number of years, dating back to 2011, this features not only scenic footage of Union Pacific freights battling the harsh weather in the Sierra's, but more importantly, the snow-fighting equipment that is used to keep them rolling. Aaron held nothing back in capturing this footage, hiking in with snowshoes, into remote areas, and often being pelted with snow coming off of the Rotaries! This one continues a long line of excellent dvd's, and is a example of why 7idea leads the pack for railfan dvd's!

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

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(Etna ME US) on .

  •  5 of 5


don't bother watching previews, reading reviews, etc. JUST BUY IT!
its that good.
home run from 7Idea.


Additional remarks by dmacleo:
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? A "Must Have"!

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