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Best of 1991
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Best of 1991 Pentrex 1991-DVD 748268005664
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In 1991, Pentrex traveled across the country to capture the highlights of the year'srailroading events. The result is two hours of nonstop adventure featuring 8 different railroading subjects, many of which are now fallen flags. Steam and diesel mainline railroading fills the screen in this edition of the Pentrex Best of series!

Included are:

* SP Beet Train. Watch as SP'sfamous wooden gondolas are filled to the brim. Then follow two SP GP9s and a Cotton Belt GP40-2 as they haul the gondolas from Los Banos toward Fresno en route to the refinery.

* SP Sacramento Shops. Wheel repairs, traction motor rebuilds, and heavy locomotive repairs were still taking place at the Sacramento shops in 1991. We ll take you through the facilities to see the work in progress.

* Berea Tower. This busy Conrail junction near Cleveland, Ohio, saw a nonstop parade of trains in the fall of 1991. The interesting mix of power includes SD40s, SD40-2, GP40, GP38-2, 6-axle GE locomotives, and more.

* Union Pacific Challenger 3985. Our coverage of a special excursion from Salt Lake City/Ogden to McCanon, Idaho includes a cab ride as well as trackside views. No diesel helpers were included on this trip; it'sall steam!

* Santa Fe Shippers Special. Five Santa Fe business cars pulled by GE Warbonnet units made a special run from Fresno to Richmond. Highlights include fast running, a classic SF Depot, and Glen Fraser Tunnel.

* Southern Pacific 2472. Join 2472 on her maiden excursion, running from San Francisco to San Jose and return. This was her second outing after 13 years of restoration efforts and the results were a flawless performance!

* Railroads of Salt Lake City and Ogden. UP, SP, Rio Grande, and the Utah Railway keep the joint double track mainline at Grant Tower humming with activity. It'snot uncommon to see 3-4 trains there at the same time!

* Union Pacific Desert Victory Unit 3593. Follow UP'sSD40-2 #3593, painted in camouflage colors and displaying the names of UP employees serving in Operation Desert Storm, as it leads a train from SLC to Yermo.

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-283-2
UPC: 7-48268-00566-4
Copyright Pentrex 1992, 2009

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DVD Item#:1991-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.20/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005664
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Best of 1991
trainnut on 2010-02-22 11:45:33.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5

I owned this on VHS and loved it!So it was a must have!!!From the SP sugar beet trains from Los Banos,to the Sacramento shops to the SP 2472 on the earth train special and Salt lake city railroad scene and more its a wonder why Pentrex stop making these annual train DVD's?? these have footage unique to these DVD's!!With so much happening on the railroad scene every year this was a great way to show events during the year that would not make a complete DVD!!! Pentrex are you listening ???RAILFAN'S WOULD BUY THIS STUFF!!!Good work Pentrex own all of your annuals!!!Oh ,and cannot forget to mention the Desert Storm SD40-2 that Union Pacific painted up for their employees that were called to duty!!! This is a must have!!!!!

Additional remarks by trainnut:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Best of 1991
shortline on 2009-12-01 13:14:33.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5

If you like a variety of trains and locations, this is a great DVD. There is something for every rail interest.

Additional remarks by shortline:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Best of 1991
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-10-14 09:04:29.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5

While this program features mostly Southern Pacific Action in the west, there is a visit to Conrail�s Berea Tower in Cleveland, and the AT&SF on the Fresno to Richmond excursion. The only 2 Steam Giants in this program was 3985 from Salt Lake City to McCammon Idaho during a layover with 844 on its way to Railfair �91 in Sacramento, but Surprise Surprise, Greg Scholl was there for his Steam in the West Video. Plus 2472 in the San Fran Bay Area to San Jose on Caltrain Commuter lines. Finally we winessed 3593 leading a freight from Salt Lake City to Yermo. Overall, if you love Southern Pacific Diesels in the modern era before the Union Pacific merger in 1996, this is an experience you don�t want to miss.

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

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Best of 1991
rrvideoman on 2010-01-23 11:50:18.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5

Here is a video with highlights from 8 different longer videos. These differ from Preview Videos in the form that the highlights are much longer than the short clips designed to introduce the viewer to a video. The picture quality is good, as it is Pentrex. Each highlight is approximately 15 minutes long, or roughly 20% to 25% the length of a full video. This really takes away from the full video as we actually see too much in comparison to Preview Videos which are often only a few minutes long. You really do not get a lot of info with this type of a presentation. So if you purchase the full length video, it is like having 2 videos that over ride each other. Personally, I think that you really need to be interested in this style before considering a purchase. Rating of 3 stars is overly generous.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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