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Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD
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Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD Charles Smiley Presents D-156
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Do you miss the Santa Fe, SP, WP, and the old version on the UP? This presentation brings it back with a fine display of older smoking power, beautiful graffiti-free freight cars and trailers that are railroad owned. Four railroads are covered in the 1970's and 80's on beautiful "Kodak" color film with sound! These priceless film images were captured by Tom Butterworth and other 5 other dialed in ​cinematographers of the era, at locations that were some of the best in the world for this type of intense railroad action. We make the case for watching freight car traffic-patterns and loads to better understand how railroads worked before all the mergers in the 1990's change everything forever!

Tons of clean home road cars and Per Deim boxcars, Coop hoppers, lumber flats and special loads! Of course, every train has a caboose or two! The best trains are shown in their entirety, making this a "Candy Store for Modeler and railfans". The paint schemes, slogans and colors remind us how much visually things have changed in railroading over the years. Watching these trains will make you realize all the things we took for granted as normal back in the day. These rare freight car views are now cherished more then ever before!

Model railroaders should also value these scenes to create trains with a credible mix of cars from other lines and some things we never believed that actually did happen! This movie brings back many fond memories and gives us license to dream big when it comes to our own railroading!


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DVD Item#:D-156
Runtime:2 Hours, 46 Mins ($0.14/min)
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD
Kent Ersson (Sweden) on 2022-05-26 13:28:00.

  •  5 of 5


Really nice to watch hours of nice and interesting freight cars without graffiti! Great variaton of types and paint schemes. Most freight trains were filmed at beautiful locations and I appreciated the maps and diagrams. <br>The images were captured on Kodak film and has been carefully transfered to digital format. The entire production is first rate in typical Charles Smiley fashion. <br>Model railroaders will get a lot of inspiration and information about how to properly weather freight cars. The narration pointed out many interesting facts.

Additional remarks by Kent Ersson:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD
CF (Pittsburgh) on 2022-05-26 08:59:21.

  •  5 of 5


This is an excellent video for the price . There is so much footage of freight-cars in the trains plus high quality footage . The views are astounding and the narration is great well informing as with all videos put out by this outfit .

Additional remarks by CF:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD
Stephane Benoit (Saguenay) on 2022-05-26 07:41:51.

  •  5 of 5


As with all the Smiley videos,there is quite a bit of information that is included. I do enjoy all the research that is put into all their videos and the historical value that is important to me.

My niche in this is I run Train simulator's like Run8 and OpenRails and I use this information to help me create history scenarios.

I do have several Smiley videos that I have bought in the past and always keep enjoying them and referring to them.

Benoit

Additional remarks by Stephane Benoit:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Freight West 1970s - 1980s DVD
megsie (australia) on 2022-05-09 23:09:34.

  •  2 of 5


Have a large selection of Charles Smiley DVD's but this not one of his better ones for me Cheers D.

Additional remarks by megsie:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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