The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful part of America. Getting to see it up close by rail only enhances the experience. Join 7idea Productions as we visit five tourist lines in Oregon, Washington, and northern California.
Enjoy steam and vintage diesels pulling excursions and photo freights at:
The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Garibaldi, Oregon The Eagle Cap Excursion Train in Elgin, Oregon The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe, Washington The Sumpter Valley Railroad in McEwen, Oregon The McCloud Railway in McCloud, California We will begin by visiting the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad on the Port of Tillamook Bay line between Garibaldi and Salmonberry. Next stop is Elgin, Oregon where the Eagle Cap Excursion Train traverses the wild and scenic Joseph Branch. Heading to Elbe, Washington we visit the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and see their tank engine, the Hammond Lumber Company #17 pulling excursion trains to Mineral. Returning to eastern Oregon, the Sumpter Valley Railroad hosts a photographer’s special with their Mikado Number 19 and Heisler Number 3. Finally, we take a look at the former McCloud Railway in northern California as McCloud Number 18 pulls a fall photo special and plows snow. This is your ticket to enjoy some of the unique rail heritage of the Pacific Northwest!
2 Hours 4 Minutes
McCloud Number 25 departs Garibaldi, Oregon for an excursion along the scenic Oregon Coast.
The Eagle Cap Excursion Train crosses a curved bridge at Rondowa in the Wallowa Mountains of northeast Oregon.
The Hammond Lumber Company Number 17 steams out of Elbe, Washington along the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad’s route to Mineral.
The WH Eccles Number 3 performs a photo runby on the Sumpter Valley Railroad in eastern Oregon.
The McCloud River Railway Number 18 wows photographers at the Lake Britton Bridge in northern California.
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Northwest Heritage Railways DVD
TRAINMASTER (HENDERSONVILLE NC US) on 2016-12-11 16:39:36.
People who found this review helpful: 4
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5 of 5
I disagree with the previous reviewer. Yes it is tourist trains, but they are operations we seldom see or hear about in the railfan media and that is its' value here. Additionally, the chapters are long enough to provide some in-depth coverage and not just "teasers". I found the SV coverage most interesting, perhaps because I knew so little about it. All segments are well done and interesting-each operation enticing you to stop by and visit. Many of us would not see these operations were it not for programs like this.
Additional remarks by TRAINMASTER: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value::Fair. Recommend to others?Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Northwest Heritage Railways DVD
Rail Buff (Southern California) on 2016-11-24 17:51:20.
People who found this review helpful: 2
3 of 5
The usual high standards of 7Idea Productions. Aaron's artist's eye and poet's heart are on full display. Nevertheless, I found this video not very interesting, more because of my tastes than anything Aaron did or didn't do. Except for the D&S and the C&TS I'm not much interested in tourist trains. I bought this disc solely because of by whom it was produced and I'll keep it for the same reason. If you are into tourist trains, buy it, you'll be very happy with it. It's almost exclusively steam. He did catch some good shots of a Heisler, one of the very few still in operation. The scenery was beautiful which can be expected considering where the videos were taken, Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
Additional remarks by Rail Buff: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Yes.