Best of 1988 Railroading by Pentrex

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There was action-packed railroading in 1988 – and Pentrex brings it to you! This two hour look at 1988 features railroading in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

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In 1988, there was some action-packed railroading – and Pentrex brings it to you! For 1988 we feature both steam and diesel operations in the United States. Plus, we will also share with you railroading in Canada and Mexico. Highlights include:
* Cotton Belt 819 – Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Tyler, Texas
* CSX F-Units on the RoadRailer
* Union Pacific 3985 – Cheyenne to Laramie
* Mexico – Nogales to Nacozari
* Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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4 reviews for Best of 1988 Railroading by Pentrex

  1. Lloyd

    My wife & I watched this together and we were both really impressed. Mexico was likely her favorite clip. Mine…. the CSX units pulling the roadrailer. This is stuff we don’t see today, or can’t see today do to distance from home. We loved the video and plan to purchase the full videos if we can in the future.

  2. Ricky

    The first 27 minutes feature 819 from pine bluff to Tyler and back In november despite the broken whistle. Next comes the early CSX roadrailer trains with a mix of chessie system and B&O units on the first day, and f units 116-119 the next day. Not only it was popular for rail fans in the 80s it was unusual that Greg Scholl shot the f-units in that time period. This segment ran for 10 minutes. At the 36-37 minute mark, we head north to Canada for lots of unique diesels on both freight and passenger operations in August as they roll in and out of downtown Toronto, Brockville with the last semaphore signal at the station, some CP freights at Pointe-claire, with the first one hauling a dead doodlebug in the consist, the second with SOO line, and a GO commuter in pushing mode with f-7 1304, and many more locations as well. Not to mention the short lived interurban coaches at portal heights. This segment was also long in this pentrex program. At the 64 minute mark, Union pacific challenger 3985 operated an excursion from Cheyenne to Laramie over Sherman hill. Keeping mind that this was way before 3985 converted to number 5 oil. At Laramie, we see the f-units on the short-lived Wyoming and Colorado railroad.12 minutes later at the 76 minute mark, we head south of the border to view more foreign diesels complete with a ride on board. Finally at the 95 minute mark we are back home for more steam action on the Cumbres & Toltec with engine 488 operating on the last day of the railroad’s 88 season. Eventually the engine never wore a pilot snowplow.

  3. KC fan

    This is at a time when Pentrex was at the height of their game. I don’t necessarily care much about the specific areas or railroads in this one, but the professional armature style of the chases or rides was awesome.

  4. J. Darrel “Spook” Cason

    The quality of this video is super for the cameras they had back in 1988, but they have been updated when it was redone to DVD. The 819 footage to Tyler TX was super and very complete on that trip. The 819 has not run since 1993. Loved the 3985 footage also. The Cumbree & Toltec footage is great, & very interesting. The diesel “dismals” footage is good also, but I only rated the video 4 stars because of my personal preference, I like steam. Any how if I did not already have it, or if I lost my copy, I would buy it again.

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