Join Pentrex on a journey of discovery back to 1992 to explore Mexico's Pacifico Railroad. We'll take you across the entire line from Guadalajara to the US border at Nogales, Sonora. It's an eleven hundred mile odyssey that examines the many faces of a truly extraordinary operation.
The Pacifico Railroad was a bastion of old and new technology with an unusual locomotive roster. You'll see older ALCO and Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) engines reporting for duty, including the last remaining active ALCO PA diesels, and freshly painted ALCO PA DH-17 in its Southern Pacific Daylight paint scheme. Newly acquired BC Rail locomotives are also seen in action.
Stepping into the shops at Empalme, you'll view both maintenance work on the older locomotives and construction of new GE Super 7 engines. Here's your chance to witness railroading from a different era, where train orders are still hooped up, telegraphers attend to their keys, cabooses mark the end of all freight trains, and marker lamps are in regular use. There's much to experience as we explore the Pacifico Railroad of 1992!
DVD Special Feature: Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments. Full-screen (4x3) Format. No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide. Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case.
Pentrex, 2 hours, In Color with Hi-Fi Audio and Narration.