San Francisco Peninsula Route - 1954
History of the SF&SJ RR
Mission Bay and Bayshore Yards
The "Commute Parade" at 3rd and Townsend
Santa Cruz Branch / Sun Tan Special
San Jose Yard & Lenzen Roundhouse
Los Gatos Branch, "Big Game" Trains
Special Bonus: Market Street Railway "40 Line"
As steam locomotives were replaced by diesels, they were shunted to the Peninsula to work out their last days in commute service. A segment of this program includes historic footage that documents a typical afternoon rush hour as everything from twenty-four hundred class Pacifics to forty-four hundred-class mountain types thunder out of San Francisco at three-minute intervals.
The finale of the halcyon days of one hundred years of steam are being played out in front of our eyes, as though there is no end in sight. Yet within two years steam will be dead for all time on the SP.
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.
|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
A little rough around the edges.
|How would you rate the VALUE of this video?
Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.|
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!
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