Southern Pacific’s Overland Route

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Southern Pacific’s Overland Route: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, via Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada Mountains including Donner Pass, including the Bay Bridge, SP Ferry Eureka, streetcars and the Oakland Mole passenger terminal.

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Southern Pacific’s Overland Route: San Francisco toward Salt Lake City, via Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada Mountains including Donner Pass. Crossing the Bay Bridge to San Francisco we see the SP Ferry Eureka, plus streetcars and scenes at the Oakland Mole passenger terminal. Mostly steam action, there is rare footage of the “City of San Francisco” in the late 30s with the rare yellow E2’s. Then it’s an assortment of trains as we head toward Sacramento. Steam power includes: 4-6-2’s, 4-8-2’s, 4-8-4’s, 0-8-0’s, 0-6-0’s, 2-8-0’s, 2-8-2’s, 2-10-2’s, 4-8-0’s, and famous articulated Cab Forwards. We will see lots of action from switching in Roseville, and mainline trains of all types heading both east and west through this region. Donner Pass east of Roseville, and west of Reno is captured with a variety of trains including several Cab Forwards on both freight and passenger trains. There are scenes of a cab forward on the Roseville Turntable, as well as other surprises. The last cab forward run, with 4274 is seen a few times headed east toward Reno. There is even a scene of a Virginia & Truckee train waiting at the Reno depot, and shots of SP action around Sparks. A few scenes here are Black and White, but otherwise the show is mostly color footage.

This vintage material has no original sound of course, but we have added loads of informative narration about the trains, engines, and locations, as well as a music background. After the vintage material is finished we have added in some former SP engines that do have live sound. This is in the form of 1999 footage which includes some scenes of SP 4449 en route to Railfair on the BNSF line, and some neat shots of 1233, an 0-6-0 working a freight from Sacramento to Woodland, CA in 1999 real steam freight action. These two segments have live audio.

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1 review for Southern Pacific’s Overland Route

  1. Ricky

    Keep in Mind That the 1995 Stills of 4294 are from America By Rail The West Coast Route, Plus the 1999 action of 4449 & 1233 Are shot By Evan Whitaker. Hope Every railfan would saw a Dead 844 in the 1233 segment. There are only 2 Previews At The End of the late 2007/Early 2008 DVD Which Features 2 SP Steam Titles From 2006 (SP Vintage Steam, & The Re-edited Version of SP 4449 The Daylight). Hopefully In The future, Greg Would Make an SP Vintage Steam Pack which includes this, Plus SP Vintage Steam from 2006, SP Steam Fantrips From 2012, & SP Steam Variety From 2013.

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