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Best of 1985 DVD
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Best of 1985 DVD Pentrex 1985-DVD 748268006357
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1985 was an exciting year of railroading and this is a special presentation of many of the events that took place.

Highlights include:

• McCloud River Steam Excursion
• Union Pacific Jr. Old-Timer's Special
• Barnum and Bailey's Circus Train
• EMD SD60 Demonstrator units on the Santa Fe
• Santa Fe's General Electric B39-8's
• Tehachapi Loop
• 1985 National Motorcar Championships
• New Southern Pacific Santa Fe color scheme
• Burlington Northern on Marias Pass
• Private Railroad Car Convention
• British Columbia Railway Highlights
• Southern Pacific
• Amtrak and More!

2 Hours
Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
Copyright 1986, 2014
ISBN: 1-56342-352-9
UPC: 7-48268-00635-7

TVD Price:$ 23.95
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DVD Item#:1985-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.20/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006357
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Best of 1985 DVD
rms492 (California) on 2014-07-22 10:30:31.

People who found this review helpful: 3

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  •  5 of 5

This was my very first Pentrex video I saw back in 1988 or so. Needless to say, seeing this again brought back memories. I was only like 14 at the time, and once my parents bought a VCR, I quickly became obsessed with train videos. My interest in trains goes back since I was a little boy, but once I found out they were available on video, my interest really sored after about 1988 or so. Back to �Best of 1985,� this is a great DVD. To me, the 1980s were the �good old days� of railroading. In this DVD, you will still see trains with cabooses. You will see Santa Fe F45�s, and SP tunnel motors. You will also see lots of SD 40s from both railroads. You will see the SF Kodachrome paint scheme! You will also see trains with no ditch lights, you will see trains with mid train manned helpers! You will also even see rear end helpers being uncoupled ON THE MOVE on a BN train in Marias Pass! You will see Amtrak F40s, and Amtrak�s Phase II and Phase III Superliners. You will see the Desert Wind. It�s hard to believe that I remember trains like this. I grew up with trains like these. I remember trains like these. I became fascinated with trains like these. All my HO model trains are like these.

In my opinion, this was Pentrex�s best �Best of� series, and I really hope the continue converting the rest of them to DVD. Still missing are Best of 1984, 1986, and 1987. I hope Pentrex finds the originals and transfers them to DVD. If you like nostalgia, you will love this DVD along with all their �Best of� series.

Additional remarks by rms492:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Best of 1985 DVD
Big Harry (Dover, Pa.) on 2014-09-18 05:50:35.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5

A good overall compendium of railroading around the country, including many special events and movements

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

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Best of 1985 DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-06-28 09:13:13.

  •  3 of 5

This Video shows mainly 95% Diesels on the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, & Amtrak. The McCloud Ride is the only steam segment in this video. Not to mention a 30 second segment of the BC Rail.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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