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Your Colorful Southern Pacific D-133 Charles Smiley DVD Train Video

Your Colorful Southern Pacific D-133 Charles Smiley DVD Train Video Charles Smiley Presents D-133
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This was the Southern Pacific at work on the Yuma District of the Sunset Route. The best material from our discontinued video, "Sunset Salute", is combined with a wealth of newly discovered material to make this new DVD video.

See mixed freights and ‘intermodal' trains as well as locals and transfer freights. We also bring lots of ‘foreign' and pool-power.

Visit the Imperial Valley lines to remember the Sugarbeet trains of the SP. Learn how the beet cars were loaded and follow the beets to Betteravia where they were processed at the Holly sugar plant. Beet trains handed off to the SMV Railroad at Guadalupe, CA are covered from the 1970s and 1992. And don't miss a cab ride on the SP-owned Carriso Gorge line just before hurricane Kathleen closed it to through traffic in 1976.

Featuring...
Yuma AZ to Colton CA
Desert beauty
Beaumont Hill 1991 - 1995
Helpers and Foreign Power
Imperial Valley SA&E Ry. cab ride c. 1975
Sugar Beet Trains c. 1992
Beet loading and processing
Betteravia Sugar Factory
Santa Maria Valley Railroad
SP Coastline action






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  •  5.0 of 5




  

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DVD Item#:D-133
Runtime:1 Hour, 35 Mins
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Charles Smiley Productions are noted for the video presentations based a lot on the history of the power and the locations, with no real set order on location. Although that is great for historical purposes, this video takes a twist more for the railfan who is location minded more than history minded. A look at Southern Pacific operations in Southern California with more emphasis on the operations rather than the power and history of the rolling stock. This is what you will witness in this very fine video, which I believe is one of Charles Smileys best. Watch as trains blast by Salton Lake in the desert region, and work the Imperial Valley with long loads of sugar beets. Later a visit to the sugar beet plant and see some of the operations of sugar making. Excellent coverage of it. The scenery is awesome, the coverage of the noted lines is excellent, and the narration is well done for the theme of the video, without being overdone. An excellent video for all railfans. Highly recommended.

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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  •  4 of 5


Good docu-railfan video. Image and sound quality wonderful. The usual CS touches of graphics and maps absolutely live up to their reputation. I would have liked some of shots to be a bit less "arty" and more conventional but that's about my only gripe on this excellent program.

Additional remarks by MP_37:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


This is a great video for SP fans. But there is one problem with it. There is simply not enough of it. I really would have liked to have seen a bit more of this once great railroad empire. But I guess what is there is definately enjoyable and action packed to boot.
One more thing. This video could have used just a bit more railroad sound and less of the music. BUT THIS IS A GOOD DVD for SP fans. Even though I may have wanted more, what is there should be enough to satisfy the most discriminating of SP fans.


Additional remarks by boxcarmike464:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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