This edition of Pentrex's popular "Best of" series is packed with exciting steam and diesel events recorded throughout the Millennium Year. It features all new footage you won't see in any other Pentrex release!
• See the Soo Line 2719 steam locomotive pull an excursion on the High Bridge over the St. Croix River in Wisconsin. • LTV Steel Mining's F-units are shown in action as they pull taconite trains in the Iron Range of Minnesota. • Milwaukee Road steam locomotive 261 returns from excursions and travels on ex-Milwaukee Road rails in Iowa. • Southern Pacific 4449 is seen in new black paint leading a BNSF Employee Appreciation Special in the Pacific Northwest. • Union Pacific's Steam and Wings features the 3985 returning from the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles and meeting UP freights with new SD70Ms. • The American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners Special, traveling to a convention in Winnipeg, is pulled behind two VIA locomotives and the Milwaukee Road 261. • UP's 3985 is in charge of a special train ride through Iowa and Nebraska with author Stephen Ambrose. • When the Izaak Walton Inn dedicated a new pedestrian bridge over the BNSF main line in Essex, Montana, we captured many run-bys from the bridge and great action over Marias Pass!
1 hour 53 Minutes Color with Stereo Sound and Narration Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format Special DVD Feature: This DVD includes Chapter Menus Copyright 2000, 2014 ISBN: 1-56342-357-x UPC: 7-48268-00640-1
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Best of 2000 DVD
rrvideoman (Delisle Saskatchewan) on 2019-08-12 04:09:47.
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4 of 5
A nice variety of steam & diesel action . The LTV F-units are a great highlite and worth the purchase alone. However....The commentator does need to learn a little about agriculture and farming though. He does not know the difference between corn and soyabeans as noted in the UP 3985 segment. Diffinately worth the purchase.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Yes.
It's been 20 years since pentrex has made its final Best Of video as it shows a great variety of steam locomotives such as 2719 (no longer operational today), 261 (2 trips: one in Iowa, the other for the AAPRCO), 4449 (with deleted scenes from steam across the Pacific Northwest), & 3985 (one for the sequel to the VHS only format: California challenger, the other for The author Steve Ambrose) to present day diesels on the rio grande, LTV, VIA rail, Union Pacific, BNSF, & Amtrak. The Marias pass segment is the longest segment in this recently turned 20 year old best of video.
Additional remarks by Steamboy: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Definitely! Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value::Fair. Recommend to others?Definitely.