Union Pacific Vintage West

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Visit eight states and see the original railroad line that helped build America’s west! Filmed by 14 different people over decades.

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Visit eight states and see the original railroad line that helped build America’s west! Filmed by 14 different people over decades. Learn about E. H. Harriman’s dramatic life and how he eventually put an empire together that resembles today’s merged UP line. Follow the Harriman 1900 era to modern times – from the phase out of steam to first and second generation diesels. The focal period is from 1960 to 1980 and the onslaught of rail mergers. See steam GP9s, E and F-units, Turbines, DD35, DD40s, U50s, SD24 and SD45s and many others with passenger and freights. To quote S Gaugian magazine, “In Union Pacific Vintage West, we get a comprehensive overview of the Union Pacific’s history, motive power and operating style. Filmed by 14 different photographers, the footage is extensive and interesting. In all… a real treat.”

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  1. rrvideoman,Delisle Saskatchewan

    Union Pacific at it’s best. Everything you want to know about the Union Pacific in one movie. Many different railroads, almost all the different diesel locomotives that appeared at one time or another on UP lines somewhere are found in this movie. BN, Rock Island, Milwaukee, SP, SF, WP, etc… The line up of UP’s interesting roster is in detail from the F3’s to the SD40’s, to the DDA440X’s, to the the U50C’s. And forget the Turbines as they to make appearances. Also seen are a few Fairbank Morse engines that were being tested, but never purchased by the UP. From Chicago Illinois to Oakland, Cajon and Barstow California, it’s all there. The History told is excellent, along with the maps. Photo’s from the early construction and Steam engines, to the people who made the UP what it is today. Scenes from the Salt Lake Causeway to Donner Pass, Cajon Pass and trackage rights on the then Sacramento Northern. Film footage from cabs, rear end of passenger trains and looking out the side along the trains. There are even some meets between Passenger and Freight trains. Mergers, some that did, some that did not, are explained, all leading up to what is today’s Union Pacific Railroad. Near the close are scenes from the late 1980’s and 90’s giving that real “from start to current” feeling. This is a movie that no person will question as to why purchasing it. It’s a definite favorite.

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