Union Pacific Scrapbook5 of 5 (1)
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Follow us on a voyage across the UP from the Pacific to Chicago. This video is a celebration of the original UP from the 1950s to its full size by 1996. See lots of early diesel power and vintage Cajon and California action. Then we explore the UP in the 1990s when it expanded rapidly to remain a competitive player in the rail business. This video is from movie film and early video shot years ago.
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Union Pacific Scrapbook
rrvideoman on 2008-06-19 08:34:26.
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The Union Pacific Railroad has grown to be the largest railroad in the USA. This video takes us through the final years leading up to that. With the mergers of a number of other railroads, we see how it all happened in the 1980's and 90's. There are plenty of maps throughout the video, and there is a lot of narration. I felt the narration was a bit overdone, and that the scenes were at best to be mainly favorite locations. A great deal of the current system appears to be lacking. What is seen is good, but so much more could have been in the video. Like all Charles Smiley videos, there is an overlap from other videos. There is plenty of power shown, in a wide variety of regions, but simply underdone, even by the standards of the producer. I did enjoy the video, and although I do recommend it, it is not a high priority video.