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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific WB Video Productions WB013
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Diesels on the Union Pacific

You are on the Union Pacific mainline west of Cheyenne, Wyoming . It's the 1980's and the venerable 6,600 horsepower DDA40X Centennial 6900's have been reactivated for one last stand. Watch this example of Union Pacific's quest for big power as it climbs Sherman Hill and roars westward past Tie Siding and on to Colores, Wyoming. The EMD SD40-2 and the GE U30C, both rated at 3,000 horsepower, are also seen in abundance. Get close to the action as we tour the Cheyenne Yards. Then from the Yardmaster's Tower we get an overall view as trains arrive and depart this busy division point.
Diesels on the Union Pacific...the Sequel

Return to the 80's again for further adventures of the SD40-2, the U30C and the DDA40X Centennials on the Union Pacific mainline out of Cheyenne, Wyoming. We explore the New Line west of Cheyenne and experience the fury of a Wyoming blizzard as trains battle snow out of Cheyenne. The blizzard continues as we meet the Amtrak "San Francisco Zephyr" at Borie. Climb aboard Centennial #6922 for an exciting ride in the cab of this famous locomotive from Denver to Cheyenne.

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DVD Item#:WB013
Runtime:2 Hours, 07 Mins ($0.21/min)
Producer:WB Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
Mick Sargent (Bullaburra,Australia) on 2013-03-03 00:17:24.

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  •  4 of 5


Overall an excellent DVD-the picture quality is great when you consider that it was all filmed about 30 years ago,plenty of action,great scenery that was well shot.Sometimes a little bit more narration would be beneficial in describing some of the many locomotive variations seen throughout the film(although most are easily identified).The only complaint that i have with this film is there isn't as much Double Diesel action as i thought there would be-this isn't a bad thing as such,as there is plenty more to see,just I would maybe use Sherman Hill Diesel Action in the early '80s as the selling point rather than double diesels. Apart from that little gripe,an excellent DVD,well worth purchasing!!

Additional remarks by Mick Sargent:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
joe (denver) on 2010-09-30 19:34:50.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


You will like this DVD if you follow the UP.

Additional remarks by joe:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-07-28 13:30:09.

  •  4 of 5


On disc 1, the program starts with a 3 unit piggyback led by engine 3779, that has a bay window caboose. Next a look at the Cheyenne shops are included. Multiple diesels are being serviced and also moving in and out of the original steam shops which has since been modified for diesels. Keep in mind that this program was recorded way before the dash 8�s, as well as the more powerful and comfortable wide cabs. Next a look at a bird�s eye view of the Cheyenne yard is shown from the Yard master�s tower. From left to right as we look west, there is the classification yard, the original steam shops, and the passenger station. From the east side of the yard, another shot of the classification yard with the car repair shop in the middle. Next the yard master and his assistant controls all of the trains at the Cheyenne yard. From here, a look at the roundhouse is shown, as well as another look at the passenger station, where it is nothing but a busy freight only line. Also at the Cheyenne shops, one of the E units number 951 is shown outside next to the caboose. Inside the steam shops, never retired 4-8-4 number 844 back when it was renumbered to 8444 is shown with the front door of the smokebox open, as well as the once largest operating steam locomotive: challenger 3985 way before its conversion to oil in 1990. For occasional use, a diesel powered rotary snowplow is shown, as well as 2-10-2 number 5511 which has never been operational since the end of regular steam service in 1958 or 1959. 844/4�s sister Engine 838 is shown which of course it was used as a part source for the living legend. 1890 built 4-6-0 number 1243 is included. Back outside, an eastbound freight with a trio of SD40s arrives from Sherman hill. A couple of automobiles, are shown picking up the crew. At the same time, another eastbound arrives, this time it is on an auto rack led by 2436 as it heads for north platte the headquarters for the largest railroad yard in the world. While leaving for bailey yard, a westbound ballast train passes by. At the east end of the yard, there is some switching to be done as a 3 unit freight with Burlington Northern 7200 is in the consist. In the background, a westbound arrives. Note the front loader as it waits for the short train to pass. At the west end of the yard, an eastbound led by SD40-2 number 3228 arrives. The third unit is Norfolk & Western 6109. A westbound grain train sneaks out of town in the going away shot. Next a 5 unit trailer train roars out of Cheyenne. Near the interstate 25 overpass, a 4 unit freight is shown with a western pacific bay window caboose on the rear. Next, a 5 unit consist led by 2470 is shown. A few miles out Cheyenne, we are on the Sherman hill line as a 5 unit lash up with a pair of Southern pacific diesels rolls by. In the same spot, a 3 unit with mostly covered hoppers passes by. Next up is several trains near a farm road overpass east of Borrie beginning with a fast 4 unit trailer train. Note the Chicago & northwestern unit in this one. At the same time, an opposite bound ballast train is shown. Afterwards, another 5 unit trailer train is shown. This time it has a business car behind the caboose. Next, a 5 unit work train is shown with a slug unit in the consist, as well as 2 cabooses on the rear. At the site of the old interlocking tower, another 4 unit trailer train passes by the camera crew, while a 4 unit hopper train is making a meet. Note the Chicago & Northwestern bay window caboose on the rear. Next another 4 unit lash up is shown as it blares its horn for the crossing. East of granite, interstate 80 is in the background as a 5 unit lash up is shown, followed by a meet. Following behind is a 4 unit mixed train. Next another 5 unit hopper train is shown. An overhead shot of a 3 unit grain led by 3526 is included, followed by a 4 unit piggyback. Following behind, is a 4 unit freight with mostly boxcars and cattle cars as well as 4 units on 3 railroads: one for the Union Pacific, one from the Burlington Northern, and 2 from the southern pacific. Also following behind is a 3 unit mixed train with a different N&W unit this time its number 1799. Next, an 8 unit lash up is on a mixed freight. Between Granite and Buford, a 4 unit mixed train passes by. After the random freights no matter if they are on work trains, autoracks, ballasts, coal, and gravel, there are various segments on the centennials which includes a look at the climb up Sherman hill and also on archer hill. Of course we know that some of these giant diesels are still on display, but there is only one that operates on occasional use: which is 6936. Leaving the centennials behind, a 3 unit lash up is between Laramie and tie siding. Next, a 3 unit mixed train with SD40-2 number 3714 in the lead as well as 2 southern pacific units. Following behind is a 4 unit coal train. Next up is a piggyback with 2 Union Pacific engines in the lead, N&W 6144, and SP 8527. Afterwards, a mixed train with a pair of SD40-2s are shown. Next up is a 4 unit coal train with 3 U-Boats and a Chicago & Northwestern unit at Tie Siding. Afterwards, a 4 unit mixed train is shown, followed by another one. Next up is a 3 unit mixed train with a pair of SP units in tow. Going in the opposite direction, a 2 unit train is shown. 3 miles down the line, a 3 unit lash up with 3 different road names (UP, C&NW, and SP) are on a container train. Following behind is a struggling 4 unit hopper train with 3 U-Boats, and a different C&NW bay window caboose on the rear. Moving onto the site of hermosa depot, a 4 unit container train is shown. At the west portal of hermosa tunnel, a 3 unit train leaves the tunnel behind and heads for Laramie. Then it must wait for the 4 unit eastbound heading for either Cheyenne or Bailey yard in North platte. Not only does it have a Southern Pacific unit in the consist, but one of the trailers is in the Jungle colors. Following behind is a 4 unit lash up. At dale junction, a 4 unit coal train with a Chicago & Northwestern unit is on the new line from Speere. On the middle track, a 3 unit train is shown. Meanwhile a work train with an SD40-2 is shown on the middle track. Coming off the new line, a 3 unit hopper train with a BN unit and a Milwaukee Road SD40-2 with its open vent doors are making a meet with a 3 unit trailer train as it heads for track 2 (the middle track). This concludes disc 1 of this program. On disc 2, there is a ton of snow on the ground with an unexpected blizzard. As always there are other road names are shown besides the UP, plus there is some Amtrak action which was recorded way before the Worst president of the government created railroad took charge. Besides the winter scenes, there is also a 5 unit lash up in rock river, followed by a 4 unit freight in fort Steele. Back in the winter, a 2 unit business train is shown. Plus there is a northbound cab ride aboard centennial 6922 between Denver and Cheyenne.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
Arthur Patzwald (Rochester NY) on 2012-08-03 17:11:39.

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  •  4 of 5


loved Diesels on the Union Pacific time running on the show was just right for my liking

Additional remarks by Arthur Patzwald:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Union Pacific Double Feature 2-DVD Set Diesels on the Union Pacific
Glen (Sydney Australia) on 2010-10-15 00:55:46.

  •  4 of 5


I found these dvds worth positive review not so much on technicality but as an enthusiast of Union Pacific motive power particularly the centennials , footage is good quality for the time it was taken

Additional remarks by Glen:
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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