Journey with Pentrex on a tour of the finest railroading hotspots Southern California has to offer! Here are some true railroad hot spots that feature great action from BNSF, UP, Metrolink, Amtrak and more! In the first Pentrex SoCal DVD, “Southern California Rails”, camera crews took you to classic spots to witness some exciting action. Now Pentrex brings you this second volume, “Southern California Rails 2”. Over four years in the making, Pentrex covers many new areas as well as revisiting a few select spots with all new footage. Traveling from San Diego to Ventura, and from the Pacific Ocean to the high and low deserts, we’ll take you to dozens of interesting railroading sites, such as spots along the Needles, Mojave, and San Bernardino Subdivisions; in Soledad and Afton Canyons; on the Sunset Route and the Surfline; the San Jacinto Branch, MTA’s Blue Line, the Orange Empire Railway Museum, and many other locations.
The wide variety of locomotive models we show range from the venerable GP30 and CF7 to the latest GE Evolution series and EMD SD70 ACe units (including two of UP’s famed Heritage units.) The railroads include Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Amtrak, Metrolink, Ventura County Railway, San Diego Trolley, Coaster, CEMEX, and the Los Angeles Junction Railway. Plus, you’ll see visitors such as Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, CSX, KCS, Soo Line, and GCFX on the point! As an added bonus, we also show former ATSF #3751! The “San-Jac” Local, circus trains, a ribbon rail train, the Coast Starlight, the Southwest Chief, BNSF and UP passenger specials, the Sunset Limited, unit oil and auto trains, manifest trains, doublestacks, and plenty of surprises are guaranteed to keep you thoroughly entertained.