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Big Steams Last Stand - Winter on Jingpeng Pass - China DVD
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Big Steams Last Stand - Winter on Jingpeng Pass - China DVD Highball Productions JING
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Winter on Jingpeng Pass

China's Jitong Railway is the last big steam hauled main line in the world, with double headed QJ 2-10-2's taking trains over Jingpeng Pass. We visited Jingpeng Pass in Mongolia in February, 2003 to take in the sights and sounds of big steam working hard, and what a trip it was. We visted the shops at Shenyang to see QJ's being overhauled, the sheds and shops at Deban (it's like travelling back in time 50 years) then watched the action over Jingpeng Pass, visited the CTC room at Shangdian, watched servicing at Jingpeng and had a cab ride over the pass. What an experience being on the second engine working hard upgrade through a tunnel! Awesome big steam action!

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Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.19/min)
Producer:Highball Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Big Steams Last Stand - Winter on Jingpeng Pass - China DVD
Jim Tiroch (Florissant, Missouri, USA) on 2015-01-13 13:14:25.

People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5

Nothing can ever beat the sound of 2 hard working 2-10-2 Santa Fe types working up hill! Whats even better is that this footage was all shot in the 21st Century on one of the newest mountain rail passes in the word!

All the trains viewed are 100% double headed, and the sound is just spectacular! I could not ask for a better video on the Jing Ping Pass line before it was dieselized in late 2008, early 2009.

The cab ride over the pass gave a unique perspective of the line that one could not get from trackside.

I just wish I was able to see it for myself, but like they say, you are always born way to late!

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

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