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Southern California Rail Journal 2012 DVD
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Southern California Rail Journal 2012 DVD Pentrex SCRJ12-DVD 748268006234
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Southern California Rail Journal 2012 is a thrilling visual journey of trains and more trains in SoCal's heavy rail traffic areas and scenic locales. Presented in chronological order from January through December, you'll experience amazing new footage that has never been seen in any other show. Our crews focused on anything rare, scenic or unusual - and in this fifth installment of our Rail Journal series, we deliver just that!

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey that will take you from the high desert to winter snow scenes. All six of Union Pacific's Heritage Units make an appearance including two of Amtrak's Heritage Units. You'll see Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner riding along the beautiful coastline and BNSF freight action over a 1,507-foot long bridge above the Colorado River. Enjoy the action as heavy tonnage tackle the challenges of Cajon Pass. You'll even get a rare glimpse of Beaumont Hill activity during a solar eclipse. This and so much more await you in Southern California Rail Journal 2012!

DVD Special Features:
Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.
Special Audio Feature provides the option of watching the program with or without narration.

2 Hours 15 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in Widescreen Standard Definition Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-340-5
UPC: 7-48268-00623-4
Copyright Pentrex 2012

TVD Price:$ 23.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:2 Hours, 15 Mins ($0.18/min)
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:748268006234
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Southern California Rail Journal 2012 DVD
SteamTeam (Indiana) on 2016-02-10 08:24:26.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  2 of 5

Ho hum...more trains in SoCal. This DVD illustrates what's gone wrong at Pentrex over the last several years - there's no story, just some guys trooping all over California shooting anything that moves and trying to make it interesting. It's not. All footage is shot approximately five feet above the ground, so there's little visual interest. There's no story - many of the trains are repeats from previous years' editions of "this blockbuster series." But that's not the best joke, which certainly has to be the narrator trumpeting that "we shot this in beautiful high definition!" Maybe - but they deliver it on good old fashioned standard-definition DVDs. Today's railroading scene is full of interesting stories to tell. You won't find any of them here.

Additional remarks by SteamTeam:
Narration: Way too much!
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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Southern California Rail Journal 2012 DVD
rrvideoman (Delisle Saskatchewan) on 2020-03-31 10:19:39.

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  •  2 of 5

# 5 in the Rail Journal series. Same format as the previous 4, which is good. Different dates, and different locations, but the same general theme. By the time you get to this video, you may question "why spend the money on it?" There is nothing really new and exciting from the previous 4 volumes. I got the impression that Pentrex was running out of ideas for new railroad videos and simply did not know what else to do except continue in a series. If this is the 1st video of the series that you are purchasing.... You will enjoy it. Not saying there is anything bad about this video. It is simply a rerun from the previous 4 in the series.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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