Into The Feather River Canyon ... Union Pacific's Canyon Subdivision

Into The Feather River Canyon ... Union Pacific's Canyon Subdivision
Into The Feather River Canyon ... Union Pacific's Canyon Subdivision
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Travel to the legendary Feather River Canyon and see this historic line between Oroville and Portola, California. This program was shot in the spring and summer of 2009 just before Union Pacific moved its intermodl traffic to nearby Donner Pass. Highlights of the canyon include: The famous bridges at Pulga, Clio Trestle, Serpentine Canyon, Williams Loop (where trains loop over themselves), and the famous Keddie Wye. Catch the legendary "Broncos" escorting trains through the rain when the risk of rock slides and washouts is high. You will see the Quincy Railroad in action and take a ride on their EMD SW7 switcher up and down the 4% grade which connects a local Sierra Pacific sawmill with the UP.  At Portola we spend some time at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum where the WP lives. You will even witness the UP 844 steam locomotive making a special appearance as the UP celebrates 100 years of railroading in the Feather River Canyon!

DVD
1 Hour 50 Minutes NTSC No Region Code
This program was shot in Hi-Definition Wide Screen and is available, like all of our programs, on a high-quality glass mastered DVD bringing you many years of enjoyment.
Special DVD features include a chapter menu and the ability to view the program with or without narration.

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See this incredible program as it was intended in 1080i Hi Definition!
Live Railroad Sounds with Narration
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An eastbound stack train bound for Chicago crosses the famous Keddie Wye.
An eastbound stack train bound for Chicago crosses the famous Keddie Wye.

UP 7780 crosses Rock Creek Trestle high above the Feather River.
UP 7780 crosses Rock Creek Trestle high above the Feather River.

UP 5533 passes over itself as it leads a K Train through Williams Loop.
UP 5533 passes over itself as it leads a K Train through Williams Loop.

UP steam locomotive #844 leads a special through Merlin.
UP steam locomotive #844 leads a special through Merlin.

The WP still lives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola.
The WP still lives at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola.

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