Columbia River Gorge, Part 1, BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision

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From headwaters in Canada, the Columbia River flows over twelve hundred miles to the Pacific Ocean and for many of those miles it marks the boundary between the states of Washington and Oregon.

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From headwaters in Canada, the Columbia River flows over twelve hundred miles to the Pacific Ocean and for many of those miles it marks the boundary between the states of Washington and Oregon. Cutting through the beautiful Cascade Mountains, the Columbia River slices through an 80-mile stretch of country forming the famed Columbia River Gorge – where the basalt mountains tower up to 4,000 feet above the water. Nearby dormant volcanoes such as Mount Hood and Mount Adams add to the incredible beauty of the Gorge area.

Following the north bank of the river between Vancouver and Pasco, Washington is Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s Fallbrook Subdivision. This is a prized site for railfans, offering spectacular vistas and nonstop railroading. Journey with Pentrex from Vancouver east to Maryhill along this scenic route and experience the variety of trains and motive power that ply this famous line. Enjoy scenes of Amtrak’s Empire Builder and Talgo train, Swift RoadRailers, bare-table trains, trash trains, manifests, and unit grain trains.

Motive power includes BNSF locomotives in Heritage I paint; a matched set of GE Dash 9s in Heritage II, pure sets of BN green power, and rare GP50s in classic Santa Fe blue-and-yellow paint. Also seen are SD40-2s, SD75s, GP38s, GP38-2s, B40-8s, B40-8Ws, and Dash 8-40CWs. The line is dotted with tunnels. You’ll see many meets and great action over the swing bridge between Portland and Vancouver. For sheer beauty and interest, railroading on BNSF’s Columbia River Gorge Fallbridge Sub just can’t be beat!

Special Audio Feature provides the option of watching the program with or without narration.

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4 reviews for Columbia River Gorge, Part 1, BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision

  1. rickyfreni

    In volume 1 from 2005, which is one of the final Pentrex titles to be made on VHS, there is a wealth of action & scenery such as the gorge itself, operating bridges, multiple tunnels, Vancouver station, & even fallen flags from the cascade green units of Burlington northern to the red & silver warbonets of the Santa Fe. Amtrak appeared many times as well: the talgo cascades, coast starlight, & the Portland section of the empire builder. One cool thing about this DVD: the main menu & chapter index. The chapter index for this program looks like a railroad timetable.

  2. CR6377

    Program full of great scenery. Lots of places that I would love to see myself. Shows BNSF knows how to run a single track railroad. Mt Hood is seen many times. Detailed maps show us locations that we see in the video. Lots of good narration too. And lots of BN and Santa Fe power too. And UP Action seen from action from across the river.

  3. Lloyd

    In a word… “Awesome”. Sunday night, movie time following milking the cows when I purchased this video. The kids were really enjoying this video. The wife was glued to it enjoying the scenery, which the video is filled with excellent locations. And I was loving all the train action. There is something for everyone in this video, whether a die-hard railroad fan, or someone who enjoys great scenic geography, etc… This is one of Pentrex’s best productions. Model railroaders will love the variety of scenes and get wonderful ideas. A must have have rated 5 out of 5.

  4. KC fan

    Do you like Heritage two Dash9s, Warbonnet colors, cascade green, classic air horns that are well tuned and lots of scenery and BNSF action, with that high quality Pentrex demeanor? You wont want to miss this show if you like all of the above. It is one of my favorites.

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