Timeframe: 1940s- 1950s
Locations: Coast Line, LA. Phoenix…
Length: 80 minutes
The classic Daylight steam locomotive, is featured in a stunning collection. Pentrex has assembled an all color show of vintage films. Covering a wide range of territory.
California has the greatest coverage. As it should be. The Coast Line, Beaumont Hill and Soledad Canyon. Phoenix, Arizona to El Paso, Texas. The Great Salt Lake in Utah. Some post Daylight era service.
An add-on short. Daylighting the Padre Trail. This, a 1930s black and white film. It may or may not, Crank your tractor!
Of course, Pentrex has their ‘A’ game on, production wise. Top shelf, all departments. That’s how they would put these programs together.
A Chapter Menu is included. Narration is optional. Hi-Fi sound.
To the land and heyday, of the Southern Pacific GS-4…
I found the old, black and white film unnecessary. Dated and an odd decision. Less is more.
A premier collection of all color, vintage films. Impeccable presentation by Pentrex.
There are many fantastic scenes along California’s coastline.
Mission Tower, back in those days.
Phoenix was a much smaller city. A GS-3 slows to a stop.
A winner in The Rose Bowl Parade, circa 1940. The running gear operates. Fabulous!
Helpers could be either: steam or diesel.
This double header, was filmed at Soledad Canyon.
A GS-4 nears LAUPT.
Black scheme GS-4 class, were often found on Mail Trains.
More action around Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. Check those autos!
What would we give to see this now?
On a backing move, the future is seen.
The pacing sequences are nicely done.
This beats any Amtrak train. Any day.
GS locomotives look good, in any paint, any weather.
San Joaquin Daylight gets featured late.
Eventually, economics win. The diesel will rule. Even this scene shall be missed.
Those Daylight trains were special.
Southern Pacific Daylight Collection.
An outstanding collection of all color, vintage films! While some of this has been used elsewhere. It is better to have it all in this single program.
The action is non stop. An intriguing visit into the steam era. Excellent, for all audience viewers.
The only odd concern, is the tacked on 1930s film at the end. Totally unneeded. Dumb.
Just stop at the end of the Pentrex show.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars