Extreme Southern Pacific

(4 customer reviews)

$29.95 $21.95

See the SP battle back to respectability in the early 90s. The aborted merger with the Santa Fe during the 1980s left both lines greatly weakened and the SP seemed to be the worst victim.

For more about this product, click on the tabs below.

Availability: In stock

Purchase this product now and earn 110 Points!
SKU: DVD-CSP-115 Categories: ,

See the SP battle back to respectability in the early 90s. The aborted merger with the Santa Fe during the 1980s left both lines greatly weakened and the SP seemed to be the worst victim. Both lines made heroic turn-arounds but this story is how the SP pulled it off. The Extreme part of the title isn’t kidding. The location covered are the toughest places the SP had to grapple with. We feature many specially created maps and graphical grade profiles to bring greater understanding of these lines.

Lines to the north, Cascade and Shasta, Donner Pass, and rare Modoc Line views. The Modoc Line is another example of a Union Pacific “redundant-reject” in their plans — once they captured the SP property as their own. Many choice scenes from hundreds of hours of material to show the great variety of SP power and scenic locations. Some of the material is from early 1970���s film to round out the presentation. Don���t miss the great snow fighting on the Donner Pass Line. Cabooses and a parade of great SP power!

Run Time

Producer

Technical Details

Year Published

Shrink Wrapped

4 reviews for Extreme Southern Pacific

  1. T.A.R.

    AS THE TITLE SAYS THIS FILM IE EXTREME. SEE THE SP BATTLE BACK TO GET RESPECT BY OTHERS. SEE THE TOUGHEST AREA’S THAT A TRAIN RUNS. SEE LINES TO THE NORTH, TO THE CASCADES AND BEAUTIFUL SHASTA MOUNTAINS, DONNER PASS AND RARE MO DOC LINE VIEWS. SOME OF THE MATERIAL DATES FROM THE EARLY 70’S. SEE CABOOSES GREAT
    AND GREAT VIEWS. 5 STARS AND 1 HOUR AND 52 MINUTES LONG.

  2. John S.

    Smiley videos are a must if you love the SP like we do! This video shows SP in the early 90’s when it was starting to make a comeback. It shows a lot of the then new power like SD70Ms and GP60s. I has a short section that shows some good footage of snow fighting on Donner during the winter. The video also shows a lot of D&RGW power since by that time they were the same railroad.

  3. Dylan Jones

    Le me just start by saying that Charles Smiley has done it again with this film. Absolutely amazing footage. Shows the classic eSPee and the Modern eSPee. All forms for motive power, great locations, and very very very informative. If you’re a true SP fan like myself, you’ll really enjoy this film.

  4. rrvideoman, Delisle Saskatchewan

    Various locations across Northern California, with lots of the many different locomotives in the SP family working grades over 2%. There are some shots of other RR companies including UP, SOO, WP, Rio Grande, McCloud, Central Oregon & Pacific, etc… Movie includes the fight to save SP from bankruptcy before the UP takeover, with some of the history of the lines included. Some added scenes are a derailment remains, a few “free riders”/hitchhikers, and a couple of yellow U-Boats with a slug in transit. 45 minutes are in the Shasta area with many beautiful scenes of the region. 11 minutes are in Donner Pass with snow fighting equipment working. See bulldozers, spreader plows and rotary plows hand at work. Surprisingly, there is actually more snow fighting in this movie than in Donner Thunder. The seasons are well covered on the Modoc and Shasta lines, and primarily winter in Donner Pass. A movie well worth purchasing.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published.