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Steam to Spokane DVD
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Steam to Spokane DVD Pentrex SPS700-DVD 748268003783
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After years of being on display in Portland, Oregon, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 steam locomotive was brought back to life! This "Queen of Steam" put on a fabulous excursion on its home rails in April of 2001. Her shiny black paint and yellow lettering dazzled young and old alike as she traveled between Vancouver, Washington and Spokane.

You will see the 4-8-4 Northern-type locomotive pull 18 cars through the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge and the rolling wheat fields and pine forests of Washington. The huge locomotive is seen at such scenic locations as North Bonneville, Pasco, Providence Hill, Sprague Lake, Latah Junction, and many others. You will also see the train arriving in the town of Ritzville, where a special celebration was staged for its arrival.

The 700's crew left passengers and photographers breathless, performing awesome run-bys with plenty of smoke, whistle, and speed! Here's your opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful steam locomotives traveling through some of the most spectacular areas of the Pacific Northwest. From rain to sunshine, including a few interesting surprises, this trip has it all!DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

  • Three minutes of additional footage from Day 2, when a diesel helper was added on the point. This footage is not included in the VHS version.
63 Minutes
In Color with Stereo 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: 1-56342-095-3
UPC: 7-48268-00378-3

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DVD Item#:SPS700-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 03 Mins ($0.24/min)
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268003783
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Steam to Spokane DVD
Hawaii_train_Dude (Mililani HI US) on 2019-10-05 13:48:53.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


SP&S 700 is probably one of the most underrated steam excursion stars in the US. Probably that�s why I don�t have any programs on her with one from 1996 Pentrex that has yet to be released on DVD called �Daylight to Vancouver�, it briefly shows the 700 pulling some railroad equipment to the Portland rail fair as the celebrate the 100th anniversary of Portland Union Station. When I saw a preview of the program from Pentrex�s �Daylight Freedom Special� I never thought of buying it immediately. 700 wasn�t my favorite steam locomotive until now. Buying this program and watching the 700 in action she is now my 10th favorite steam locomotives. 700 doesn�t get out too much and there�s only a few programs on her. This one by Pentrex, Goodheart and the �SP&S 700 Washington steam fest� program by Greg Scholl. If you like Big mainline steam then you have to get this program today!

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

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Steam to Spokane DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-05-07 20:19:03.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


As many railfans would know. 700 Had been rarely used since its 1990 restoration, and the 2001 excursion on its own home rails.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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