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Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD
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Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD Pentrex TNWP-DVD 748268004698
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Take a step back in time as Pentrex pays affectionate tribute to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. It's 1992 and the Northwestern Pacific, a Southern Pacific subsidiary, is still running its venerable SD-9s on through trains from Suisun City to Willits in Northern California. Lumber is still the chief commodity hauled by this historic road, as it's been for years. Six days a week you can still see NWP trains traveling the 156-mile line.

Much of the traffic originates in Eureka on the newly-formed North Coast Railroad (formerly the Eureka Southern). The NWP interchanges with the North Coast in Willits and forwards those trains to the Southern Pacific at Suisun City. NWP diesels were leased by the North Coast Railroad during its first months, recreating the days when the NWP still owned the line to Eureka. You'll be treated to a brief look at the operations of the North Coast Railroad and the Eureka Southern, as well as an up-close and personal tour of the Northwestern Pacific.

Petaluma is NWP's base of operations. Sprint trains and their crews originate here, running both north and south on the line. Normally the north end of the line is only run at night but in 1992 NWP ran Willits-to-Petaluma trains during daylight hours, providing us with a rare opportunity to capture this scenic route.

Three years of filming throughout the changing seasons resulted in the original release of this show in 1993 as a VHS video. Now it is available on DVD, delivering these fascinating images with the enhanced viewing quality that DVD provides.

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 5 Minutes
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: 1-56342-186-0
UPC: 7-48268-00469-8

TVD NOTE: Titles that have the words "Today" or "Now" in them can be misleading. Please check the description carefully as this video could have been made decades ago and may not reflect the railroad as it is now.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 50 Mins ($0.22/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004698
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD
DFM on 2014-09-22 15:00:49.

  •  5 of 5

Today's Northwestern Pacific Railroad DVD is excellent. I highly recommend it. DFM

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Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD
OceanoEd (CA) on 2013-12-03 09:07:13.

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  •  5 of 5

Fantastic video. Brought many fond memories of the 1980's when i took my mother every summer up to ft. Bragg or eureka-arcata. Thank you!

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

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Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD
rrvideoman on 2010-02-27 17:39:12.

  •  5 of 5

Here is a great video of some old Cadillacs in operation on a line designed as a shortline to serve it's Class 1 owner, the Southern Pacific. Northern California, the lumber industry... the model railroaders would love this video. The power is exciting to to see, the scenery as good as it gets for the western USA. The make up of this video as as good as you can get. Add in a couple real shortlines (the North Coast Railroad and the Eureka Southern) and you have one of the finest videos made. Thanks Pentrex for a perfect 5 score.

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

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Todays Northwestern Pacific DVD
NewRailFan on 2009-08-26 04:51:47.

  •  4 of 5

As always a great DVD by Pentrex. Will buy more!

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

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