Great Shortlines West

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Visit 10 shortlines spanning the years from 1970 to 1998. We had full access to the Angelina & Neches River Railroad, in Texas, and the Central Oregon and Pacific, in Oregon, with the 'inside' look at two very capable shortlines.

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We visit 10 shortlines with scenes spanning the years from 1970 to 1998. We had full access to the Angelina & Neches River Railroad, in Texas, and the Central Oregon and Pacific, in Oregon, with the ‘inside’ look at two very capable shortlines. See the Modesto & Empire Traction, Amador Central, Central California Traction, Yolo Shortline, Trona, South West Portland Cement, Stockton Terminal & Eastern and the Ventura County Railway. Every shortline and industrial rail line has a rich story to tell and we have them. ALCOs, Baldwins, and early GE and EMD Geeps earn their keep on these wonderful shortlines. If you like shortlines, industrial lines and regional lines, you need to see this video! This video is revised and expanded from the first VHS release.

And the reviews are great: To quote Railfan & Railroad magazine, “This video Definitely maintains the high standard of quality that one has come to expect of Charles Smiley… In fact, it’s one of the best railroad videos I’ve seen lately” And Trains says, “This is a very nice and quite educational video, typical of other productions by this firm.”

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    rrvideoman, Delisle Saskatchewan

    Charles Smiley is basically one of the finest diesel history video producers around anywhere. Great Shortlines West is a slight difference from the average Charles Smiley. #1… It is shortlines, not the Class 1’s of the time; and #2… the time frame is a little more modern, being up to 1998. The power however is more like the 1950’s to the 1970’s because of the fact that this video is shortline action. Variety in this video is excellent with 10 different shortlines presented. It really adds to the colour schemes of the engines, adding a lot of interest. The locations are also a little more varied from other Charles Smiley productions as a result. I think that this is one of Charles Smiley’s top video productions and highly recommend it to all rail fans as a “must have”.

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