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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD

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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD Pentrex SS99-DVD 748268004919
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Steam ruled the rails in Sacramento when the California State Railroad Museum hosted Railfair "99 and the NRHS and R&LHS scheduled their national conventions in Sacramento to coincide with the June 1999 event. Many of the major steam locomotives operating in the US plus dozens of other locomotives were in attendance to amaze and entertain an appreciative throng of over 175,000 visitors! Pentrex was on the spot capturing the events at Railfair "99 and the exciting NRHS/R&LHS excursions, including:

  • UP 3985 and 844 from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Sacramento
  • SP Daylight from Portland to Railfair "99
  • Amtrak excursions to Franklin Canyon and Altamont Pass
  • UP 844 excursion to Tehama
  • SF 3751 from Los Angeles to Sacramento
  • UP 4466 excursion on the Sacramento Southern Railroad
  • Boiler failure on the 844
  • UP Feather River Canyon excursion
  • Yolo Shortline steam excursion
  • SP 2467 and SP GP9 5623 from Oakland to Sacramento
  • Shay races
  • Opening and Closing ceremonies and much more!
Here"s your best opportunity to experience the steam railroading event of the decade!

DVD Special Features:
  • Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

3 Hours 30 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-208-5
UPC: 7-48268-00491-9

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DVD Item#:SS99-DVD
Runtime:3 Hours, 30 Mins ($0.12/min)
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004919
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Sacramento Steam 99 DVD
Hueycrewman (Dulacca, Australia) on 2010-08-29 15:18:17.

People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5


I am an unabashed diesel fan, so this was a relatively new experience for myself, buying a steam DVD that is. Surprise!!!! I have to say that I really enjoyed this DVD. The quality and content left me with pleasure so I can recommend this DVD to others.

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

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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2014-12-10 18:41:31.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  4 of 5


this was a great video once again by pentrex as I usually have been stating this is A MUST HAVE! no words can describe and rail fair 99 hope they can do another event like this again but feture other locos like big boy 4014 maybe even GCRR 4960 if they could

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD
on 2009-09-28 11:25:08.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  4 of 5


Excellent-But no "Big Boy's" shown

Additional remarks by :
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD
jeremy on 2009-08-25 16:58:47.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  4 of 5


Nice video, would have liked to seen more of UP 844 boiler failure but all in all in all it was good.

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

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Sacramento Steam 99 DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-06-17 20:23:34.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


It's hard to imagine that its been 20 years since California's Capital City hosted the final major railroading event of the 20th century. While the Pentrex version of Railfair '99 is the Longest, Valhalla Video was there, as well as Machines of Iron & Donner Rails. During the Feather River canyon trip, Valhalla was inside the cab of the C40-8, While Pentrex spent so much footage capturing the week long event, there are a ton of deleted scenes of the mighty mainline giants except for 2467 heading to Sacramento: 3751 in Above 3751 Over Cajon, Plus 4449, 844, and Challenger 3985 in the Un-Narrated Steam to Railfair '99. Thankfully, these 20 year old footages have been preseverd for decades to come and go, and unfortunately both 4449 & 3751 were 2 out of the 10 or more or less mainline steam giants to be listed on the No Steam Giantsa allowed Policy by Amtrak's Worst President: Dick Anderson. However, about 5 years after the Boiler Explosion on Thursday June 24, 844 Returned to Mainline service for more than it was built for, but sadly as of today, Challenger 3985 is still retired after pulling the Since Discontinued Ringling Brothers Circus Train. 2467 Operated for a very short time between 1999-2003. The sisiter engine of 2472, is still on Display at Sacramento along with 4466 which during that time, it would mark as the transition for Steam On the Sacramento Southern as Granite Rock 6 wheeled tank engine number 10 does the honors, of pulling the Museum train along the Sacramento river and in beyond. What About the other Railroad video producers you may ask? Well, at the Same time the Museum hosted Railfair, the NRHS & R&LHS Conventions, Greg Scholl was in Canada Most of the Time, and about less than a week after Railfair ended, He chased 3985 and a dead 844 From Green River back to Cheyenne where 844 would be in pieces for the huge rebuild, on America's 223rd birthday (Sunday July 4, 1999) which is shown in Union Pacific in the '90s. If You owned SP Vintage Steam & the Overland route from Greg, Evan Whitaker Recorded SP Steam in 1999. 2467 is on Vintage steam, and 4449 & 1233 are on the Overland Route. Speaking of 4449, This Now 20 year old event would be marked as the final time the red and orange 4-8-4 traveled to its real home state for real. All in All Great steam locomotives of all sizes, especially the visiting Smaller steamers, Decent Diesels on Amtrak, Union Pacific, BNSF, and Yolo, plus the opening and closing whistles of all of the visiting engines except for 844 due to a boiler explosion after pulling an excursion to Tehama on Wednesday June 23rd. As Always, Dave Drui did an outstanding job narrating this Official Convention Video.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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