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DONNER PASS THUNDER DVD

Witness vintage and contemporary film and video as Southern Pacific trains do battle with a 7000 foot climb up 2.42% grades. This exciting video combines old film and video shot over decades of Donner Pass action. See Black Widow and Red Gray F units and ALCO PAs in freight and passenger operations. The history of the old Central Pacific and the Big four is reviewed and the comparison of the Donner and the Feather River Route is made with vintage Western Pacific diesel footage. We take several trips over the "Hill" and fight snow and show some awsome power lash-ups. The snow-shed history , reefer block business, locomotive development, double track construction and the connection to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge is also covered. This video is loaded with GP-9 and SD-7 and 9 action plus great coverage of old Sacramento, Roseville and the Roseville humpyard before its demise. The action on the grades will give you an idea of the beauty and challenges of America's first railline connecting it with California. Southern Pacific's empire grew from its ambitious beginnings and grew the economy of the west with it. Don't miss this great American railroad story.

RAILFAN RAILROAD writes

I was pleasantly surprised to have this new release convey so much of the history of Southern Pacific's Donner Pass crossing via scenes photographed over many years. Modern snow removal is represented in spreader scenes and a couple of UP eastbounds working up grade flanked by pine trees is done well. The concept of the tape is valid and the execution of the editing and narration is generally good. The integration of old black and white still photos makes the presentation interesting to non railfans as well.

RAIL VIDEO magazine says

Southern Pacific lovers will enjoy this tape for the many views of older equipment like vintage 1959 scenes of F-units in Black Widow colors and early Amtrak passenger F-units.

Sacramento to Reno, Nevada

Early diesels from 1959 to surviving 'high-hoods. Ride an F7 powered train through a raging snowstorm. See flangers, spreaders and rotary plows. Visit the old Roseville Humpyard. Regional history and early Central Pacific days. Cab forward pacing and many other surprises. Contemporary Donner Pass action in the 90's. 7000' Climb Up 2.42% Grades

This exciting new video combines old film and video shot over decades of Donner Pass action. See Black Widow and Red-Gray F units and Alco PAs in freight and passenger operation.

The history of the old Central Pacific and the Big-Four is reviewed and the comparison of Donner to the Feather River Route is made with vintage Western Pacific diesel footage.

We take several trips over the 'Hill' and fight snow and show some awesome power lash-ups. The snowshed history, reefer-block business, locomotive development, double-track construction and connection to the Nevada Country narrow gauge is also covered.

This video is loaded with GP-9 and SD-7 and 9 action, plus great coverage of Old Sacramento, Roseville and its humpyard before its demise. The action on the grades will give you an idea of the beauty and challenges of America's first rail line connecting it with California. Southern Pacific's empire grew from its ambitious beginnings and it grew the economy of the west with it. Don't miss this great American story!

Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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