Producer: Greg Scholl
Locations: CA, CO, IA, KS, NM, WY
Length: One hour
Source: Greg Scholl
A tour of various locations in the Western States. Sweeping across the Plains to California. Many railroads are viewed. Various cameos are additional. All combined into this show. Unique viewpoints on numerous shots. There are a cornucopia of scenes.
Narrator, is the familiar voice of Greg Hingsbergen. He always does a fine job.
Natural audio on a live soundtrack. The only issues, are some loud levels on freeway traffic.
Pro level videography. All production aspects are professional. Tight edits. A well paced program. Greg always has an appreciation for nature. A good amount for balance. No extra charge!
A detailed Chapter Menu is included. A generous Preview section. This with a detailed Menu, as well. Split into American and Canadian preview lists.
There are minor maps. Just enough to orient the audience. Good enough.
Kansas City Southern, in an intriguing view. Burlington, Iowa. Mississippi River.
Santa Fe warbonnets, with Union Pacific passenger cars. Topeka, Kansas. See the show, for more details on this scene.
There is much variety in this show. Former Rio Grande Potash branch, near Moab, Utah.
Santa Fe Southern. Lamy, New Mexico.
Enjoy these two for one scenes! A BNSF train waits at Dotsero, Colorado. While the Union Pacific moves up the Tennessee Pass route. Nice sequence.
The Southwest Chief. Amtrak fans, will get serviced, more than once, in Western Rails.
Southern Pacific meet in Utah. May 94.
Burlington Northern. Sheridan, Wyoming. A crew change point.
SD70MAC engines with a long coal train.
Columbia River Gorge. This is an extended Chapter. Burlington Northern on the one side. Georgeous area.
Union Pacific rails on the other. One of several scenic highlights!
California is next on the journey. Southern Pacific’s Coast Line. Trains in scenery, type of cinematography. Spectacular views here!
Tehachapi Loop gets a brief visit in 1995. Southern Pacific with a GP60. Two pushers on the rear. Unusual, to see a GP60 lead versus SD class locomotives.
An interesting compilation, that delivers on the advertised. This whirlwind tour should contain, something for everyone. A favorite Railroad, or a location. Likely, more than one. Perhaps, viewers may find new interests.
This is a fine train program. Compact and action packed! Great cinematography. Excellent for: Railfans, Model Railroaders and the family.
Rating: 5 Stars