Tehachapi: 2 discs, 8 hours! From searing desert heat to snow-capped mountains, with its curves, tunnels, nonstop parade of trains, and famed Loop, Tehachapi offers mainline railroading excitement like no other place in the world. Now Pentrex brings you the most expansive tour of Tehachapi ever produced, with a full 8 hours of incredible action recorded on two DVD discs. All new footage shot through the changing seasons over a three-year period brings you the beauty and challenges of railroading over this mountain pass, including snowstorms on Tehachapi.
Cajon: 12 Hours on 4 Discs! Over 500 Trains! From the great San Bernardino Valley to the high desert community of Barstow lies one of the busiest and most scenic mainlines in the country. At just over 81 miles in length, the BNSF Cajon Sub is a powerful artery that plays an integral role in moving trains to and from Southern California. With its stiff climb over Cajon Pass, endless flow of traffic, and vistas of stark beauty, the Cajon Sub is a place of limitless photo opportunities for railroad photographers.
Chicago: 4 Hours on 2 Discs! This is a whirlwind tour of what might be the greatest place in America to see railroad action at its finest. Making stops all around the Chicago area, including Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Duplainville, WI, you’ll enjoy trains and more trains, including a 1912 Heisler on Silver Creek & Stephenson and diesels from five different builders, such as EMD, NRE, GE, FM and ALCO. You’ll see action from BNSF, UP, METRA, CN, CP, IHB, IAIS, CSXT, AMTK, NS, WSOR, and a whole lot more, including survivors from EJ&E, IC&E and WC. Here’s your opportunity to see the best trains in some of the best spots anywhere!
Beaumont Hill: 6 Hours on 2 Discs! Over 300 Trains! At the border of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California lies one of the most interesting and scenic mountain passes in the Southwest. Some call it Banning Pass or San Gorgonio Pass, but most railfans simply refer to it as Beaumont Hill. Pentrex is pleased to present complete coverage of Beaumont Hill from West Colton to Indio in six hours of pounding, railroading action! Although it peaks at only 2,591 feet above sea level, Beaumont Hill still presents sufficient hardship to rival taller passes. Flanked by Mount San Gorgonio to the north and Mount San Jacinto to the south, it has a beautiful charm all its own. Known now as UP’s Yuma Subdivision, the 76-mile line is mostly double-tracked and busier than ever.