Pittsburgh Mainlines

PBMAIN-DVD

Producer: Pentrex

Timeframe: 1999

Locations: Pittsburgh area

Length: 2 hours 16 minutes

Tour the Steel City with: Conrail, CSX, Union Railroad and Amtrak. This is prior to Norfolk Southern. There is a surprising amount of rail action, in Pittsburgh. Memorable settings for the trains, as well.

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A detailed Chapter Menu displays many locations. Conway Yard, Rochester, P&LE Main and Turtle Creek Valley being several.

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Comprehensive coverage of the Pittsburgh metro area. Historical aspects pay tribute to the rich industrial foundation of this city.

Dave Drui with his smooth, pro narration. Balanced, ambient audio soundtrack.

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Conrail does run a herd of trains through this fascinating trackage.

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CSX is on former B&O lines. Plenty of CSX with road and local moves. Bonus, the locals still require a caboose!

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Union Railroad may be unfamiliar. It is the business. Coke, and steel related plant trains are abundant within it’s domain.

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Some complicated trackage is explained with many Pentrex custom maps. Frequently referenced and needed by viewers.

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Scenic vistas abound, as Pennsylvania landscapes are always nearby.

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Port Perry is a stunning location!

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There are still some operational Steel plants. Pentrex visits.

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On-screen graphics with additional information.

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A Model Railroaders paradise, as well. Some scenes ; have more tracks and trains, than a Christmas Lionel dream layout!

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Amtrak has several trains.

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Impressive bridges are a Cornerstone. All of those rivers and valleys must be crossed.

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Tunnels are plentiful. All, a little different.

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Here, coal hoppers are spotted with a tiny switcher. An unusual operation. Singular!

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Here is a glimpse of vintage film. Pentrex certainly sent the extra mile. On more than one occasion, showing historical footage.

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Comparison to the current Pittsburgh.

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CSX- Allegheny Crossing is impessive. Just when you think the old Pennsylvania Railroad bridges rule. Along comes a: B&O or Pittsburgh & Lake Erie construction.

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OK. Who wanted Bessemer & Lake Erie?… Me too! A couple of SD7 engines. Nice pair.

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A former, Chessie System locomotive pokes it’s face out of a tunnel. Even more, than can be reasonably included within the scope of this review. There is plenty to be relished. A packed program.

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One of the last operating Interlocking Towers gets a visit. See the inside…

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Union Railroad has a caboose on every train. Good coverage on this road.

Pittsburgh Mainlines.

One of the top Pentrex shows, with late 1990s railroads. Different mixture of trains, in a variety of settings. Expert videography and production. Historical aspects that are, woven into the program. A great choice for anyone with an interest in trains!

Rating: 5 Stars

 

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