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Big Boy 4014 Returns to Steam DVD

Big Boy 4014 Returns to Steam DVD Pentrex 4014RTS-DVD 634972959341
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Union Pacific 4014 has returned to steam and the mainline... after 60 years without being able to turn wheel on rail under its own power! UP brought her back to life to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike This DVD features exclusive historical footage, brand new (May 2019) footage and footage from 4014's trip from the RailGiants site in California to Cheyenne to be rebuilt by the UP steam shop crew. We'll see 4014 at all the hot spots, including Echo Canyon and the Wasatch grade. We'll hear from people who were there. We'll briefly visit Promontory and see (and hear!) the two replica steam locomotives built for the 100th anniversary Golden Spike celebration! Great pacing action in several locations!

Longtime Pentrex narrator Dave Drui tells us the story behind this amazing event. Of course, we will also see UP's "Living Legend" 844 as she accompanies 4014 to Ogden. 4014 and 844 doubleheaded the entire way and then we'll see the two steamers nose-to-nose in Ogden on the day of the anniversary celebration. This DVD presentation is worthy of the 1.2 million pound, 7,000 horsepower Big Boy!

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DVD Item#:4014RTS-DVD
Blu-ray Item#:4014RTS-BLU
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.20/min)
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:634972959341
BLU-RAY UPC:634972959358
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Big Boy 4014 Returns to Steam DVD
Ron Harber III (Strafford MO US) on 2020-04-11 19:09:00.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


Pentrex and 7idea productions were the first 2 Big Boy 4014 videos I�ve purchased since coming back from the 2019 trip and it was THE greatest excursion trip ever not just the whole decade of 2010s, but in my life. While I did not bought this video from here, I purchased it from Railfan Depot. Both Train Video Depot and Railfan Depot are great websites to visit. I felt Pentrex did a fine job on their own version of Big Boy 4014 and the Golden Spike 150 celebration but I was a little disappointed with a few reasons. First, when the steam train departed from the whistle stop at Carter, Utah, a freight train came into view blocking the steam train angle which kind of leaves you downhearted at times. Secondly, some of the locations that were filmed were out of sync film which is kind of odd, and thirdly, the video has no bonus materials or chapters menus since Pentrex merged with highball productions in 2017. Dave Drui was the first narrator I�ve ever listened since I was a young kid and he�s a fan favorite for anyone who loves trains and locomotives.

Additional remarks by Ron Harber III:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Big Boy 4014 Returns to Steam DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-08-19 22:23:21.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


In the Pentrex version of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 revival, there are several interviews with Trains Magazine editor Jim Wrinn, Amazing animated maps of the Doubleheader route from Cheyenne to Ogden & back, plus some Drone footage from the sky, as well as the southbound test run from Cheyenne to Nunn. Note the the single Truck on the left side of the screen as it was revealed that the one car chaser was live-streaming the test run on social media (well, only Instagram). There is also clips from the Union Pacific Big Boy collection from 2001, and Big Boy 4014 update. Plus some other films from WB video productions, and some footage of the 4014 & 844 doubleheader and the nose to nose ceremony on May 9th hosted by the railroad's president & CEO Lance Fritz was shot by Les Jarrett From Railway Productions, James Parfrey of Steam Train Video, and several folks from AIRAIL images. While this is an incredible look at the Pentrex coverage of the Big Boy 4014 Revival, It doesn't have any auto-chapters, nor the selected menu pages, ever since the Company moved from Southern California in Pasadena across the country to Indianapolis in the spring of 2017. You'll have to watch this whole thing like a videotape. Oh and in the previews after the Big Boy revival, there is a trailer for the DVD conversion of the Pentrex version of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Rotary Snowplow OY on the first weekend of May 1991.

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

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