Santa Fe’s Mohave Mainline

MOJAVE-DVD

Producer: Pentrex

Timeframe: 1992

Locations: Needles to Barstow

Length: 75 minutes

 Santa Fe’s California desert crossing. The Mohave sub is 120 miles. Needles to Barstow. Mountain vistas, ghost towns, and the Mohave desert. Santa Fe trains speed across this division.

David Drui with his comfortable narrative. Smooth as glass. A well written script to match.

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Pentrex, with their professionals in the production areas. Everyone has done a fine job!

A Chapter Menu is detailed for easy access throughout. Bonus previews too.

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Plentiful map usage and some elevations, as well. On-screen graphics, coupled with train identification.

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Lighting creates dramatic effects.

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Jumps out to Needles. Working the way back. Seligman sub crosses the Colorado River to Needles.

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7449 and a crew change point. Train 189. This move gets chased. TOFC.


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Quality train is a, Dallas to Barstow move.

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Train 885 at Danby. Passes by Miner shacks from the 1880s.

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Arizona and California Railroad interchange. MRL unit is field testing.

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This warbonnet gets beautifully filmed, on a grade.

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Siberia has the best name. Klondike had the best screenshot.

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Ash Hill is a high vantage point.

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Higher? You bet!

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Ghost towns do exist in the Mohave.

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Progressive maps are good.

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Troy Lake is a dry lake. #114 is shown, because it’s cool.

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Union Pacific shows up to get on the Santa Fe main. Check that Soo Line, far from home!

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Amtrak’s Desert Wind at Barstow.

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Train 338 arrives at the Eastern end of Barstow Yard.

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The Mohave is presented in an interesting fashion. An intelligent mixture of trains and local history, keep viewers attention. The fast pace and relaxing intervals, are perfect. Top notch videography really tops it off.

Excellent train program for all.

Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

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