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Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD

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Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD Pentrex HDD-DVD 748268006562
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Split into two shows on two discs, Pentrex takes you on a fascinating journey of railroading operations in Houston and its surrounding areas. The first show, shot in the early 2000's, captures Houston's diverse scenery, great railfanning hotspots, and the typical locomotives commonly found during this period. The second show, shot in the spring of 2014, revisits this favorite railfan area with new, exciting footage.

Along this journey, you'll pay a visit to the Angelina & Neches River, Sabine River & Northern, Moscow, Camden & San Augustine and other great railroads. You'll be there to marvel at a 1944 Baldwin VO 1000 on the Texas Southeastern in Diboll, TX. Plus, you'll even get a glimpse of trains crossing the impressive trestle over the Los Brazos River in Richmond, TX.

To top off an already exciting program, we travel to Palestine, TX for some amazing footage of operations on the Texas State Railroad, including a Black Widow Alco RS2 and a freshly painted and rebuilt 2-8-2 steam engine! Our special coverage also includes powerful consists still painted for their former owners and the changes that occurred in the town of Rosenberg, particularly with its tower.

With great train action, variety and beautiful scenery, you'll be amazed by how much change has taken place in the span of a few years. This is Houston, A Decade of Difference!

2 Hours 55 Minutes on 2 DVD Discs
Beautiful Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Disc 1 is presented in Standard Definition Format
Disc 2 is presented in Widescreen Standard Definition Format

Special DVD Features:
This DVD includes Chapter Menus and the option of watching the program with or without narration.
ISBN: 1-56342-373-1
UPC: 7-48268-00656-2
Copyright 2014

TVD Price:$ 24.95
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Runtime:2 Hours, 55 Mins ($0.14/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006562
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD
run8anderson (Basking Ridge, NJ) on 2015-08-06 13:44:04.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  2 of 5

Well......I thought I'd give Pentrex another chance. They struck out!!! The problem I have is their equipment must be out to date or something. While the foreground & background is in focus, the moving train is blurry...really blurry. Before anyone responds about my tv......I have a Sony top of the line w/ 240 refresh. And I have NO PROBLEM with any other RR video productions. I do, however, really enjoy the quality & amount of narration. Without that fact, it would ONE star.

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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Added 2015-11-07 16:18:04 by Foamerone

Im the one who shot all this footage. This includes the older video which was recorded on Digital 8. Rest-assured, the newer footage was shot on state-of-the-art HD equipment that is still under warranty. Not sure about whats causing the blurriness as Ive completely inspected my video and everything looks sharp as a tack. Might be something that occurred in the downconverting process. Otherwise, Im recording in full 1920 x 1080.

Added 2015-11-29 16:01:43 by StandardGage

Foamerone: though you shoot in HD, the DVDs from Pentrex are in standard definition - so any advantage of HD gear (whether under warranty or not - as if that mattered) is irrelevant, and frankly, wasted, Now if Pentrex would ship BluRay DVDs, then your argument might be valid.

Added 2016-11-17 20:22:40 by Foamerone

The reference to the equipment being under warranty was in response to the original poster who was claiming we were using outdated equipment. Being under warranty gives an idea of just how new it is. You and I both wish Pentrex would release more shows on BluRay. Right now, we only have one.

Added 2017-06-10 18:06:27 by kristofor

you guys leave pentrex alone they didn't do anything wrong and their new dvd programs they have made in recent years aren't bad at all

Added 2021-03-10 23:13:54 by Bill S

l had the same experience with my DVD. Whatever is still looks good, but moving trains are blurry whether in play or pause mode. On decades old footage that's to be expected. Since it was filmed in the 21st century l was hoping for better quality.

Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD
rrvideoman (Delisle Saskatchewan) on 2020-03-30 11:33:33.

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  •  5 of 5

There are some great things about urban railroading..... lots of trains. A wide variety of trains, and railroad companies. This video is no exception. The best part is..... we see the differences that 10+ years makes. You have to love the little shortlines and the tourist attractions along the way.

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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Houston - A Decade of Difference 2 Shows on 2 Discs DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-03-18 18:06:11.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

Houston - A Decade of Difference is another 2 disc set disc one looks back at archive footage pentrex recorded around the early 2000's one of the things that I found interesting was seeing the Kansas city southern's older power (their sd40-2's) a 1944 Baldwin vo 1000 on the Texas southeastern and a few railroads I've never heard of like the Angelina & Neches River and the Galveston railroad with switchers moving around fright (during the time of the visit security was tight since the 9/11 attacks) and hot spots all around the Huston area disc two pentrex returned to Houston in the spring of 2014 with an up to date look at the operations from years ago action is by the three big railroads of the west the Kansas city southern union pacific and bnsf hiuston's commuter services is featured Norfolk southern appears on bnsf lines the port terminal railroad association makes a cameo and the show finish's off with a visit to the Texas state railroad with both steam and diesel power trains operating this was a nice presentation on how the Houston area for railfaning has been that anyone who's interested in the Huston area

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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