Featuring 2 Shows on 1 Disc!
Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s and Feather River Canyon E-9s
Sleek and stylish EMD E-8s and E-9s were the backbone of the Union Pacific Railroad's fleet throughout the 1950s and '60s. Their classic looks and efficient performance delighted riders up until 1971 when passenger service was discontinued. Twenty-two years later, with the restoration of E-9 locomotives 951, 949, and 963B, Union Pacific revived the image of its famous streamlined passenger trains. Pentrex takes you aboard this retro trainset for two of its most notable excursions. Included on this combo DVD are:
Union Pacific's Elegant E-9's. When UP's elegantly restored A-B-A set of E-9s pulled its first excursion train from Denver to Laramie, Pentrex was there to cover the event in full. The locomotives look and sound great as they roar past our cameras, rolling over UP's Greeley Subdivision after their departure from Denver's Union Station. The throaty growl of the locomotives can be heard echoing through the hills as the E-9s pull the train up the grades of Sherman Hill. UP's Steve Lee explains the history of the engines and their recent reconstruction. You'll also go inside locomotive 951 to see the new cab control stand and V-16 prime mover. The era of luxurious train travel comes back to life with UP's elegant E-9s!
Feather River Canyon E-9's. California's Feather River Canyon saw passenger train service once again when the Union Pacific ran excursions there in 1994. The Feather River Special, with 6 dome liners among its 15 passenger cars, was powered by UP's sleek A-B-A set of E-9s. Pentrex followed the train from Oroville to Portola on Saturday and Portola to Keddie Wye on Sunday. You'll witness the special at Williams Loop, Chandler Creek Bridge, Spanish Creek Trestle, and Keddie Wye. Also featured are the tunnels, the Highline, and the Portola Railroad Museum's restored Western Pacific F-unit. As a special treat, the camera takes you inside E-unit #951 for a cab ride from Portola to Keddie!
1 Hour 20 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
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