As part of the 2012 Arizona Centennial celebration, Santa Fe 4-8-4 #3751 pulled a special train from Los Angeles, CA to Williams, AZ in mid-May. Once in Williams, #3751 doubleheaded with Grand Canyon Railway 2-8-2 #4960 on a roundtrip excursion to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, before pulling her train back to California. This program covers all five days of operation on the "Grand Canyon Limited."
This was the most anticipated steam event of 2012, as #3751 left southern California for the first time in many years, and traveled to the Grand Canyon for only the second time ever. In this program, you'll see #3751 in a variety of trackside locations, with plenty of runbys in addition to footage of the many servicing stops.
Highlights include: #3751 battling the grades of Cajon Pass, high speed running through the desert on the BNSF transcon mainline, and of course the Grand Canyon doubleheader. You'll see #3751 on the scenic 'Peavine' line with a backdrop of impressive mountains, plus the massive Hell Canyon Bridge at Drake.
Filmed entirely in HD, witness #3751 in stunning detail as she travels over 1300 miles through beautiful western scenery. Stark desert landscapes are contrasted with towering mountains as the train travels through the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.
This is a standard definition DVD-R presented in 16:9 widescreen, and should be compatible with any DVD player.
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1 Hour, 25 Mins ($0.21/min)
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Santa Fe 3751 Steam to the South Rim 2012 Grand Canyon DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-07-18 21:34:18.
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steam to the south rim looks at santa fe 3751 on the Arizona Centennial celebration excursion train in 2012 making a trip from los angles California to Williams Arizona to the south rim of the grand canyon (this was the first time the big northern visited the grand canyon since the 2002 nrhs convention) the highlight featured a doubleheader with grand canyon railway mikado 4960 to the canyon which is really good to see those two engines do that they put on a fantastic show than the program finishe's off with the 3751 back home to la this is a enjoyable look at this event now that 3751 is down for her fra rebuilt for how long it'll take for her to return it's nice to look when she was running for this memorable event
Additional remarks by chris collins: Narration:There was no narration. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Definitely.