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Sierra Shortlines Vol 2 - Yosemite Amador Nevada County Hetch Hetchy DVD
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Sierra Shortlines Vol 2 - Yosemite Amador Nevada County Hetch Hetchy DVD Catenary Video Productions 15-SS 666449668425
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Yosemite Valley Railroad
Yosemite Lumber Incline
Amador Central Railroad
Nevada County Narrow Gauge
Hetch Hetchy Railroad

Yosemite Valley Railroad carried thousands of sightseers from Merced to El Portal -- the gate to Yosemite. See the seventy-eight mile scenic trip aboard 1944 and 1945 fan trips. Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Company's operations, including its spectacular 67% incline, are featured in detail.

California's fabled three-foot Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad traversed Mother Lode country from Colfax to Nevada City. Our program features 2-8-0 #9 powering regular freights, and the last fan trip in 1939. Ken Yeo reminisces about the railroad's history.

To connect its new Sierra Nevada damsite to the Sierra Railroad, San Francisco began constructing the Hetch Hetchy branch in 1914. Rare 1923 historic films show trains, snow removal and work on the dam. A 1947 scenic fan trip is featured; followed by track removal in 1949.

Amador Central Railroad was the smallest of the Sierra foothill lines, and ran twelve miles from Ione to Martell over 100 curves, 12 bridges and 4% grades. In the mid-sixties, one of a succession of owners bought a used Baldwin 1200 hp diesel, which is featured in our coverage

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DVD Item#:15-SS
Runtime:1 Hour, 02 Mins ($0.43/min)
Producer:Catenary Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:666449668425
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Sierra Shortlines Vol 2 - Yosemite Amador Nevada County Hetch Hetchy DVD
boxcarmike (Santa Ana, California) on 2011-04-27 17:49:26.

  •  3 of 5

I was a little disappointed in this video. As a longtime fan of the Yosemite Valley Railroad, I thought that there would be more than what was shown. Its like one potato chip You gotta have more and surely there must be more film out there somewhere.

The rest of the video was O.K especially the piece on the Hetch Hetchy Railroad and the other shortlines but as I mention along with the film on the Y.V. the video could have used more footage of each railroad. However aside from that, the program wasn`t too bad.

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

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