Producer: Bill Lambert
Locations: Sherman Hill, Cheyenne
Timeframe: 1950s- 1989
Length: 1 hour
Steam to modern diesel in the never ending challenge to move trains over Sherman Hill. The fabled Union Pacific route is where some of the largest locomotives in the world have operated. This original Video Rails show, has been remastered by Pentrex on a DVD.
Multiple film sources from decades of time. All color and Pentrex has it all in best quality here. Original and added sounds that give an authentic experience. Full narration by Jim Knight.
This show plays like a videotape from that era. It has no Chapter Menu. A single map. Simply hit play.
Divided mostly, into locomotive type chapters. Steam, Early Diesel, Turbines…
Hermosa Tunnel is seen in different years. This scene from modern era.
DD40AX. The largest diesels! Awesome to watch as they operate. Brief cab ride.
Some footage may look familiar. That depends on what the viewer has seen. This review shall stick to this presentation.
Big Boys and Challengers are no brainers. As are the big Northern type.
Turbines receive a detailed Chapter. They were built in three variants.
Early Diesels are always of high interest. Many types are shown.
Double diesels are rare and memorable. GE U-50-B trio here.
Passenger trains are those long streamliners. Northern assistance to Amtrak era.
Other Railroads has some surprises. Burlington Route in this scene. Southern Pacific is the most common.
The current day is the best appearing. Also, not as fascinating. Dash 8 and SD60 here.
Battle Up Sherman Hill. Delivers the goods! About half vintage and half modern. Although that itself, is late 1980s. All is satisfying Sherman Hill route. Plenty of variety. Well paced and enjoyable show!
Rating: 5 Stars