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Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD
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Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD Pentrex AR1-DVD 748268004773
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Hancock, West Virginia to Cumberland, Maryland

In the early 1990s, Iron Horse America set out to document CSX railroading on the former Baltimore & Ohio mainlines crossing the Allegheny Mountains of the eastern United States. The result was a 4-volume video collection filled with over eleven hours of dramatic coverage.

Volume 1, which was filmed in cooperation with CSX and released on VHS in 1994, takes you on an extensive tour of the CSX mainline that follows the Potomac River between Hancock, West Virginia and Cumberland, Maryland. This busy ex-B&O double-track mainline twists its way through the spectacular valleys and hills of the Alleghenies.

The highlight of our tour is the astonishing Magnolia Cutoff on an incredible piece of railroad engineering. Four double-track tunnels, two huge bridges, several massive cuts and fills, and a pair of gigantic retaining walls enabled the B&O to gain passage through the Green Ridge of the Alleghenies between Orleans Crossing and Okonoko, West Virginia. This fantastic region, with its beautiful scenery and heavy train traffic, has long been a favorite railfan site.

The entire 55-mile route is covered in fascinating detail through all four seasons. You"ll enjoy the sights and sounds of hundreds of trains working through sun, sleet, and snow in this exciting presentation, now available on DVD!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
3 Hours
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-194-1
UPC: 7-48268-00477-3

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Runtime:3 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.13/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004773
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD
B&O Fan on 2010-04-12 10:33:44.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5

This DVD is a great value. The camera crew went above (literally) and beyond, taking the viewer to angles and views that few fans would be able to get on there own. If the old B&O in the Potomac River Valley is something you've longed to see, get this DVD. Shot in all 4 seasons during the early CSX era this 3 hour program is mid Allegheny railfanning at it's best.

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

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Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD
outdorsfellar on 2008-02-16 19:53:56.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

I've been watching this video off & on for the last 10 years or more. It's well narrated & has good graphics as well. If you want to see different paint schemes, summer or winter scenes , this is the video to have of the Alleghenies ! You really get a feel as if you're right along the tracks as well !

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Into The Allegheny Range Volume 1 DVD
rrvideoman on 2008-01-27 09:28:47.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5

Marketed by Pentrex, produced by Iron Horse America, this video is an indepth look at the operations of the CSX Railroad along the Potomac River through some of the most beautiful, scenic region of the eastern United States. Being that it is not actually produced by Pentrex, the video does not follow the normal Pentrex format.
Only 55 miles in length, a great deal of time is spent at multiple locations, some very close to each other.
The region is dotted with many tunnels, bridges and close proximaty to the river. The producers spend a fair amount of time at many of the tunnels and bridges, showing views of trains from almost every possible angle, in all seasons of the year.
Produced in 1992/1993, we see most the power that has made up the CSX family, including a multiple number of Chessie and some B&O engines in original paint schemes. The power consists are a wide variety of the different engines produced by EMD and GE.
Narration is limited somewhat, enough to give the viewer the nescessary info, but then there are screen graphics that aid in locations, train direction, and date filmed.
Based on the words of the narrator, the region is easily acessible for rail fans to get some very interesting photo's and filming of the trains across nearly all the region covered.
I found that this video gave myself a real desire to want to plan a trip to the region to see the action in person. It's a well made presentation

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