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Steam Across the Pacific Northwest DVD
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Steam Across the Pacific Northwest DVD Pentrex SAPN-DVD 748268003646
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BNSF's Employee Appreciation Special

  • See the SP Daylight 4449 in black paint!
  • Witness big steam over Stevens Pass!
  • Ride aboard the train along scenic Puget Sound!
  • Catch dozens and dozens of spectacular runbys!
Thrill to the sight of big steam conquering the Pacific Northwest as SP Daylight 4449 takes to the rails once more!

The mighty 4449 was painted black with BNSF decals to head up a BNSF Employee Appreciation Special in July, 2000. Running in excursions over former Burlington Northern trackage, the Daylight treated enthusiastic throngs of spectators to the sights and sounds of thundering steam power.

Pentrex was on the spot, capturing exciting scenes throughout the train's extensive route. Starting in Vancouver, Washington, we follow the train across the state and into British Columbia, Canada, and Idaho, visiting the cities of Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, and Vancouver, B.C. A special highlight is a ride aboard the train along the Puget Sound, from Balmer Yard in Seattle to Everett.

You'll see the EAS traveling over Stevens Pass - what an awesome sight that is! - and at Skykomish and exiting Cascade Tunnel. Continuing eastward, the train stops at Wenatchee and Spokane, then crosses the long bridge over Lake Pend Oreille on its way to Sandpoint, Idaho.

Dozens and dozens of runbys fill the screen with scenic images of steam railroading. There's also plenty of freight and passenger train action along the route, including Amtrak's Talgo trains.

DVD Special Features:
  • Bonus footage: 15 additional minutes, not available in the VHS version, featuring diesel freight and Amtrak action in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
Don't miss this momentous event!

100 minutes plus 15 minutes bonus footage
In Color with Stereo 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: 1-56342-081-3
UPC: 7-48268-00364-6

TVD Price:$ 23.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 40 Mins ($0.24/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268003646
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Steam Across the Pacific Northwest DVD
Bill S (Houston TX US) on 2019-09-20 03:03:47.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

l'm not much of a steam fan. l prefer diesels from the 60s to the 80s. But every railfan should have at least one steam video in the collection, so l bought this. lt's nice and long at 100 minutes. lnformative narration. Good scenery. Great image quality.

Additional remarks by Bill S:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Steam Across the Pacific Northwest DVD
Nikhil Murthy (Washington) on 2019-07-11 07:54:24.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

This program features SP Daylight 4449 on BNSF's Employee Appreciation Special on 10 days in July 2000 in Washington State with visits to British Columbia and Idaho.

July 8 features 2 roundtrips from Vancouver to Longview. Highlights include: Amtrak's Cascades at Kalama on the first roundtrip and 3 BNSF freights viewed on the 2nd roundtrip.

July 9 features a one-way move from Vancouver to Tacoma. Highlights include: a UP trackage-rights freight at the Kelso/Longview Amtrak station where 4449 makes an unscheduled stop, 4449's rarely-used air horn blowing at a grade crossing north of Castle Rock, and meeting Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight at 21st St. in Tacoma. In addition, 2 vintage clips of Daylights in regular service (one in passenger Daylight colors and the other in black post-Daylight livery) are shown in this segment.

July 10 features a roundtrip from Tacoma to Auburn and a last-minute Tacoma to Nisqually roundtrip. Highlights include: 2 shots at Puyallup with SP 4449 leading eastbound and BNSF 4449 leading westbound (the only day the EAS is in pull-pull configuration) and a shot at Tacoma with SP 4449 returning from Nisqually.

July 11 features a Tacoma to Seattle trip followed by a roundtrip from Seattle to Everett. Highlights include: riding the tool car from Seattle to Everett.

July 12 features a Seattle to Auburn roundtrip followed by a Seattle to Everett roundtrip. Highlights include: meeting a freight at Tukwila on the first roundtrip and a freight at Picnic Point Park before 4449 shows up.

July 13 features a Seattle to New Westminster one way trip. Highlights include: a freight at Marysville and some shots at New Westminster, BC including a SRBC freight complete with caboose.

July 15 features a New Westminster to Everett one way move. Highlights include: Amtrak's Cascades northbound to Vancouver, BC south of Blaine, WA before 4449 shows up.

July 16 features an Everett to Wenatchee trip. Highlights include: meeting Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder at Skykomish, meeting a westbound freight at Scenic, and passing through the longest tunnel in the US, the 7.8-mile-long Cascade Tunnel.

July 17 features a Wenatchee to Spokane trip.

July 18 features a roundtrip from Spokane to Sandpoint, ID. Highlights include: meeting a BNSF freight at Sandpoint, 4449's air horn being used again before leaving Sandpoint, and meeting a BNSF freight at the Pend Orielle bridge to close the main program.

Bonus footage is also featured featuring 2 additional Amtrak Cascades trains and the rest being freights.

Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Steam Across the Pacific Northwest DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-05-08 13:22:06.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

This was the very first pentrex DVD ever made. There is also good riding footage along Puget sound, different freights on BNSF, despite the pre-merged units still wearing their own paint in operation, and Amtrak's new cascade limited.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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