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 Winterís Journey Ride across the Continental Divide on Via Railís famous Canadian. These were the last days of Via Railís veteran FP9 diesel locomotives. Youíll 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 winterís whiteness. Enjoy a cab ride in an F40PH-2 and see the mainline from the engineerís perspective. Youíre 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, youíll learn why GMís SD40-2 became the ideal workhorse for Canadian Pacificís 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. Youíll also see cabooses and helper locomotives on many of the trains. The SD40-2 set the pace for railroading in the Rockies and itís captured here for your viewing pleasure!
Warehouse on Wheels Operations of a Rail Yard: CP Railís Alyth Yard Travel to CP Railís Class 1 facility at Alyth, Calgary in 1986 for an in-depth look at its daily operations. Youíll go inside the shops to see repairs in progress and watch as the locomotives are refueled and put through giant washing stalls. Youíll 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:ēChapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
2 Hours 40 Minutes
Beautiful Color, with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
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