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Default Title: $804.00 TWD

Tacoma to Everett with SP 4449 and UP 844!

On May 18 and 19, 2007, the Union Pacific 844 and Southern Pacific 4449 steam locomotives made history by doubleheading for the first time ever between Tacoma and Everett, Washington. This historic event, which was jointly run by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, was a benefit excursion on behalf of the Barriger Library of the University of Missouri at St. Louis and the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation.

Pentrex was on hand to capture the excitement created by Friday's private excursion to and from Tacoma and Everett as well as Saturday's round-trip public excursion, the Puget Sound Steam Special. We also followed the engines on their doubleheaded return trip from Tacoma to Portland. In addition, we chased the UP 844 on its way back home, capturing great footage of it through the Columbia River Gorge, flashing past beautiful Multnomah Falls, and steaming over the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon.

These powerful Northern-type locomotives switched point position at Everett on both days of the Tacoma-Everett runs. You'll have ample opportunity to see each of them looking great and leading the train of matched Armour yellow UP cars. Cool, overcast weather only served to make their billowing clouds of steam and smoke even more dramatic! The spectacular scenery along the Puget Sound created a perfect backdrop for great steam action. You'll see the locomotives thundering across Salmon Bay Bridge, rolling through Sunnyside Beach and Harbor View Parks, and racing along the flowing curves of the Sound.

The line between Tacoma and Everett is a busy doubletrack mainline owned by BNSF with UP trackage rights. This allowed us to see interesting motive power, such as SD40-2s, heading a variety of freight trains there, as well as on the trip from Tacoma to Portland and through the Columbia River Gorge. As a special treat, we are including almost one hour of bonus footage featuring exciting mainline action!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Bonus Footage 50 minutes of great freight action
  • Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
  • Special Audio Feature provides the option of watching the program with or without narration
2 Hours
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Widescreen (16x9) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide. Packaged in Plain Wrap.

List price $19,95. SKU: NWDHS. Posted 12-16-11.