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Union Pacific Scrapbook
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Union Pacific Scrapbook Charles Smiley Presents D-130
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Follow us on a voyage across the UP from the Pacific to Chicago. This video is a celebration of the original UP from the 1950s to its full size by 1996. See lots of early diesel power and vintage Cajon and California action. Then we explore the UP in the 1990s when it expanded rapidly to remain a competitive player in the rail business. This video is from movie film and early video shot years ago.

See the parade of C&NW power after the 1995 merger. Visit many of the former SP lines with UP power in charge since 1996. Some material is from an early video,"UP Mojave Gateway" with enhancement by digital processing.

"Union Pacific" and the Union Pacific shield are registered trademarks used under license.

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DVD Item#:D-130
Runtime:1 Hour, 40 Mins ($0.22/min)
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Union Pacific Scrapbook
rrvideoman on 2008-06-19 08:34:26.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5

The Union Pacific Railroad has grown to be the largest railroad in the USA. This video takes us through the final years leading up to that. With the mergers of a number of other railroads, we see how it all happened in the 1980's and 90's. There are plenty of maps throughout the video, and there is a lot of narration. I felt the narration was a bit overdone, and that the scenes were at best to be mainly favorite locations. A great deal of the current system appears to be lacking. What is seen is good, but so much more could have been in the video. Like all Charles Smiley videos, there is an overlap from other videos. There is plenty of power shown, in a wide variety of regions, but simply underdone, even by the standards of the producer. I did enjoy the video, and although I do recommend it, it is not a high priority video.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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