Santa Fe Diesel Power

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The late-great Santa Fe as shot on movie film. From Chicago to LA, up to Stockton and out to Richmond. All the early diesels and the second generation power too. Enjoy the Santa’s various “Chiefs” and the speedy San Diegan.

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The late-great Santa Fe as shot on movie film. From Chicago to LA, up to Stockton and out to Richmond. All the early diesels and the second generation power too. Both passenger & freight. Enjoy the Santa’s various “Chiefs” and the speedy San Diegan. See street-running and yards. Remember the Super-C and the “Chief” at their best. Remember all the EMD F-units, ALCOs, U-boats and Geeps and many special units. Geeps, SD units, PAs, RS units, U-Boats and more… all at the greatest Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe hot spots! This is action and history at its best. Tehachapi, Cajon Pass, Barstow, passenger trains down to San Diego as well as action at LAUPT — and more! There are special sections on the ATSF’s F-units, Cowl units, Super-C and ALCo power.

And the reviews are great: Model Railroad News says, “Charles Smiley Presents gives a masterful 91 minutes of historical information and delightful visual images. All in all, this is simply a wonderful video.” And Trains Magazine says, “The careful editing (and excellent maps and graphics) do justice to the subject. This is a fine tape and one that will appeal to the Santa Fe’s many devoted fans”.

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  1. rrvideoman, Delisle Saskatchewan

    Santa Fe. Possibly the most well recognized name in Railroading, covering a territory from Chicago to California, along with it’s deep history which helped open the US west. This movie covers the time frame from early to mid diesels, but does touches very little on the later diesels that took the SF into the BNSF. Most of the earlier SF’s are well represented, from the FT’s and F7’s to the SD40’s & 45’s; U-boats and converted CF7’s; and the beautiful FP45’s in the great War Bonnet paint scheme. Maps are done well, including a close-up of Cajon. Alco, EMD and GE are well represented, along with a few scenes of electrics but little of any others, ie – Baldwin, etc. Unforunatly, the territory covered is primarily California. A non rail fan may not believe that the SF went far beyond California with it’s great empire in the US mid-west in viewing this movie. Some (a few) scenes from Arizona, quick scenes from Texas, New Mexico, and Illinios, but an unfair advantage to California when the total SF territory is considered. Many California locations are shown, but not in sequence. The movie does a fair amount of location jumping, returning several times to a particular location, like Tehachapi and Cajon. It’s not a point A to point B type of movie. Over all — a good movie; a favorate in my collection -No. Recommended – Yes, as there is some fine diesels to view.

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