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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD

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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD Pentrex CAN3-DVD 748268005923
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In the late 1980s, Wild Rose Productions produced three exceptional films that explored the challenges of railroading in western Canada and the motive power that tackled them. Pentrex later released these shows as individual VHS videos. Now you can enjoy all three of these videos on one combo DVD. Included here are:

Continental Divide, A Winter's Journey Ride across the Continental Divide on Via Rail's famous Canadian. These were the last days of Via Rail's veteran FP9 diesel locomotives. You'll witness the FP9s in mainline duty during the winter months, when spectacular snowscapes flanked the tracks, and also during the early summer when soft green replaced winter's whiteness. Enjoy a cab ride in an F40PH-2 and see the mainline from the engineer's perspective. You're in for great train action, fantastic scenery, informative narration, and the rumble and roar of locomotives in the Rockies!

SD40-2s in the Canadian Rockies In this action filled video, you'll learn why GM's SD40-2 became the ideal workhorse for Canadian Pacific's route across the Rockies. Climb aboard an SD40-2 for a look under the hood and inside the cab. Then go trackside to catch the bright red engines on Rogers and Kicking Horse Passes. The 2.2% grades of the old Rogers Pass route really put the SD40-2 to the test. You'll also see cabooses and helper locomotives on many of the trains. The SD40-2 set the pace for railroading in the Rockies and it's captured here for your viewing pleasure!

Warehouse on Wheels Operations of a Rail Yard: CP Rail's Alyth Yard Travel to CP Rail's Class 1 facility at Alyth, Calgary in 1986 for an in-depth look at its daily operations. You'll go inside the shops to see repairs in progress and watch as the locomotives are refueled and put through giant washing stalls. You'll see how the hump and two retarder rails help sort cars onto 48 different classification tracks, and how switchers compile trains for new destinations. This video treats you to many rare views of what it takes to move goods by rail!

DVD Special Feature:
Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
2 Hours 40 Minutes
Beautiful Color, with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-309-X
UPC: 7-48268-00592-3
Produced by Pentrex: 1995, 2013

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DVD Item#:CAN3-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 40 Mins ($0.16/min)
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005923
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD
Erik (central Netherlands) on 2014-11-22 18:25:19.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5


Great DVD, although the video recording is somewhat older and not in HD, the tape is a great one for anyone interested in this specific kind of railroading.
Thank you!
Erik

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

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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD
hilding09 (hamelin, lowersaxon, germany) on 2013-10-03 11:57:30.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Great pictures from the winter in the Rockies. But i haven't seen a snowplow.
It is exiting to hear the SD40-2 roaring from field to the summit.
I haven't seen action in the rail yard before with all original sound. It's great!
The 3 films are best of railroading I have ever seen. It is the better way of making
film documents.
My congratulations.

Additional remarks by hilding09:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD
Thomas Blampied (Ontario) on 2013-07-23 07:51:35.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  3 of 5


A good look at VIA and CP operations in the Rockies during the 1980s. The tour of yard operations was also interesting. Great value when bought at the sale price.

Additional remarks by Thomas Blampied:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-12-02 14:35:42.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


For those of you who didn�t know about this combo, The continental divide was a full hour from 1987, SD40-2s in the Canadian Rockies was from 1985, and warehouse on wheels that for some reason is been named to warehouse on rails in the main menu is from 1986. While these 80s shows are interesting to watch especially the synthesized music, you�ll have to watch all of them like they were on separate VHS tapes unfortunately. If you love Canadian railroading in the 80s, then I guess this would be for you to enjoy.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Canadian Trio 3 Shows on One DVD
rrvideoman (Delisle Saskatchewan) on 2020-03-27 16:03:12.

  •  5 of 5


Gotta love this one.... a 3 in one deal. Going back over 30 years to the glory days when the Canadian ran on the CPR. SD40-2's ruled the power on the CPR. Great action through the heart of Rogers & Kicking Horse Pass. Finishing in Calgary at the huge Alyth Yard to see an indepth look at the operations. Nearly 35 years has passed, so the historical part of this is excellent.

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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