RIO GRANDE ODYSSEY
From the camera of Emery Gulash comes this spectacular 2 1/2 hour production of action on one of America's best loved railroads...The Rio Grande. Filmed in the 60's and 70's and early 80's.
The action starts with first generation E-Units and Geeps, and includes action of the California Zephyr as well. You will also see more passenger action at Denver's Union Station.
Dual gauge action, including steam, combines with standard gauge early diesels at Alamosa and Antonito. You will also witness steam with the Colorado & Southern on their isolated Climax Branch out of Leadville, accessible only by way of the D&RGW line.
Just some of the locations and action we'll see are: Soldier Summit (where we'll see a Utah Railway coal train), Moffat Tunnel at both east and west portals, A limestone run to Monarch Pass, BN at Leadville, Grand Junction, Tennessee Pass as well as other locations.
This set, combined with other Emery Gulash video's on the California Zephyr and many narrow gauge video's of the Rio Grande, offers the rail-fan one of the most complete video series available on this railroad.
Approx. Running Time--2 1/2 hours
THE WAY WEST ODYSSEY
(Pt 1) From Illinois to California Green Frog brings you some of the most marvelous freight action ever assembled in to one video set. Fast paced, beautiful photography of modern freight service across the U.S.
You’ll see action on Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Soo Line, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Utah Railway. In this lavish production, you’ll find fascinating broadcast quality photography by world renowned cameraman Steve Neff, View Pig Trains sprawled across the Midwest, helper action in the mountains, and classic scenes at Soldier Summit, Winterpark, Moffat Tunnel, and Feather River Canyon.
(Pt 2) We’ll take you through some of the Plains of the Midwest, and then into the Colorado Rockies where you’ll witness fast paced action on Colorado’s Joint Line (where the Rio Grande--now Southern Pacific---the Burlington Northern, and the Santa Fe share trackage rights.
Then we’ll take you up the Midwest Tunnel route into Utah, You’ll witness exciting freight action on this line, and see how mid-train helpers are placed in the middle of those long freights, you’ll follow action through scenic locations such as Helper, Castle Rock, and Soldier Summit,
Then we’ll take you into Nevada and the Sierras for more mountain railroad action.
Approx. Total Run Time - 2 Hours
UNION PACIFIC’S FEATHER RIVER CANYON
With the Contemporary Railroading Series, Neff Video Productions gives the viewer a line-side look at the world of modern, high-tech railroading. This program takes a Spring of 1991 look at the former Western Pacific Railroad’s Feather River Canyon Route between Oroville and Portola, California. Now owned and operated by the UP Railroad.
You’ll have a track-side seat for some of the most spectacular railroad scenery in the country. With plenty of freight action through the twists and turns of the Canyon Sub, this video provides the modern diesel enthusiast with enjoyable viewing. From the rocky walls lining the canyon, to the grandeur of the Ponderosa Pines in the Sierra Nevada’s, this is big time mountain railroading at its best.
Highlights include: historic Western Pacific film footage, Keddie Wye Bridge, Clio & North Fork Bridges, Williams Loop, lots of tunnels, brand new SD60M Super Cabs, UP‘S Desert Storm diesel and much more.
60 minutes, full color, sound and narration.
FEATHER RIVER CANYON SPECTACULAR
Rich Scheid's camera takes us to Northern California's 3 famous mountain passes. Visit the spectacular Shasta Route under the snow covered Mt Shasta. Visit locations like Cougar, Weed, Shasta City, Dunsmuir, The Trinity Alps Area, Castle Craig, Salt Creek Trestle, The Long Redding Trestle and more!
Then on to fabulous Feather River Canyon and see locations like the Keddie Wye, the long trestle at Clio. then thru the Canyon to Pulga. Next visit the treacherous Donner Pass from Reno to Truckee and then up and over the Pass with Union Pacific and Amtrak action.
Then witness a rare sight when UP's 2 Steam Locomotives rush over Donner Pass with 844 on the point and it's Challenger behind pulling 22 UP passenger cars...
Approx. 55 minutes
FEATHER RIVER CANYON-TRACKS OF THE OLD WESTERN PACIFIC
Follow Green Frog’s professional photographer Rich Scheid as we see some of the best footage ever captured on the Feather River Canyon... between Portola and Oroville in Northern California on the tracks of the old Western Pacific.
We’ll take a short visit to the Portola Railroad Museum and then head west through Clio and visit the spectacular trestle, seeing trains high above and from many different viewing angles, including above the tracks, on the longest trestle on the Feather River Route.
We’ll then head west to the famous Williams Loop and then to the world famous Keddie Wye trestle, where we see all the great camera angles. Next we’ll head through the canyon seeing some of the best footage ever shot in the canyon. Nowhere in the Country do you have the railroad right next to a white water river of this magnitude, with trains clinging to the granite ledges with the turbulent rapids of the Feather River below.
We’ll then follow the trains to the west end of the canyon where we’ll see lots of UP trains with wings and American flags on their sides, as well as BNSF trains off of the BNSF highline.
Approx. 85 minutes
(SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
Almost 8 Hours
Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0