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Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific D-119 Charles Smiley Presents
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Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific D-119 Charles Smiley Presents Charles Smiley Presents D-119
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Glistening vintage color film of Southern Pacifics world famous Coast Line Route. See Santa Barbara in the early forties with daylights and troop trains all pulled by steam. Huge cab forwards are also shown with long blocks of reefers. View the men and women of the SP over sixty years ago, all pitching in for the war effort. Southern Pacific's transition from steam to diesel is well covered with plenty of F-units in both bloody nose and black widow liveries. Visit Old Taylor Yard with lots of GP-9's and SD-7's and witness some of SP's rare DD-35B's and the giant U-50's in West Colton transfer service. Also included is classic Tehachapi, Beaumont Hill and Old Cajon Pass with U-33C's and older SD-39's and GP-35's as helper and mainline power. Climb aboard passenger excursions on the freight only Santa Paula and Burbank Branches powered by sets of F-Units. A step back through the last fifty years on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Some Locations: Oakland and San Jose San Joaquin Line Cajon Pass 1967 Tehachapi 1955-1971 Los Angeles area Taylor Yard 1965 Colton Crossing Kaiser ore at Ferrum Santa Paula Branch Burbank Branch Cascade and Shasta And much more

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DVD Item#:D-119
Runtime:1 Hour, 43 Mins ($0.22/min)
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific D-119 Charles Smiley Presents
Marcelo (Illescas - Toledo - Spain) on 2011-05-07 13:50:08.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

Interesting video full of Southern PacificĀ“s diesel. It has helped me to improve the atmosphere and the time frame of my layout as well as know what locomotives were working in the Espee in the second half of the sixties.

Additional remarks by Marcelo:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific D-119 Charles Smiley Presents
rrvideoman on 2008-11-08 10:55:41.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

Charles Smiley videos are an interesting look at days gone by in the earlier years of diesel. What we basically see in this video is a lot of Alco's, EMD's, GE's, and some Train Master's to add interest. Most locations are in California, the San Francisco Bay region, Los Angeles and Cajon, Tehachapi, etc... It's a good over all presentation of Southern Pacific in it's glory years. For anyone who loves the early years of diesels, this is a great video. Like all Charles Smiley videos on one particular railroad, there is an overlap from other Charles Smiley videos, so if you have other Southern Pacific productions, You will see some scenes that are on more than one video. I do recommend this video to rail fans as I am pleased to have it in my collection.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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