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Tragedy at Cajon Pass DVD
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The True Story of the Duffy Street Incident
Find out what happened on the fateful day of May 12, 1989 when a 69-car Southern Pacific freight train went out of control on California's steep Cajon Pass and careened off the tracks into a residential neighborhood at 90 miles an hour. Shot by a camera crew who arrived on the scene even before the rescue workers, this dramatic video captures the whole story. See:
Tons of heavy steel crumpled like aluminum foil
Freight car wheels turned blue from the intense heat of braking
The train's potash cargo covering the landscape with a ghostly white shroud
Heart-stopping moments of heroism as railroad and fire department crews struggle to free victims from the wreckage
Contains graphic materials and may not be suitable for some audiences.
28 Minutes
In Color with Live Audio and Narration
Packaged in Plain Wrap
Produced by Landmark Productions 1989

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DVD Item#:NV015
Runtime:28 Mins ($0.86/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006456
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Tragedy at Cajon Pass DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-01-28 20:37:18.

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It�s hard to imagine that 30 years ago, this crash was one of the most fatal train wrecks of the 80s. Some days earlier before the big crash, Union Pacific 8444, and southern pacific daylight 4449 were racing side by side on the grades of Cajon Pass, after participating in the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles union station. It�s is extremely painful, and also heart breaking to see a week long difference between the happiest days of steam powered passenger specials racing side by side upward, to a dramatic collision of a runaway diesel powered freight without any brakes at all.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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