(Standard DVD) American Railway: 200 miles from Las Vegas, Vol 1
A look at main line operations in the Western United States during February 2007.
This programme is the first part in a mini-series featuring the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads in a 200-mile radius from Las Vegas, in the western part of the Unites States of America.
Run-time approx 78 mins.
Filmed in February 2007 we witness a whole host of General Motors-EMD and General Electric monster locomotives at work on freight in the superb and fascinating desert scenery. SD70, DASH-9, SD40 and many others are seen and heard on long 100-plus wagon consists from double-stack container trains to autoracks, manifest and block freight workings. Our journey takes us from Caliente in Nevada, through the famous Kingman Canyon in Arizona where we follow the old Route 66 road on to the vast plains that skirt Winona and Winslow, before we head to the San Francisco Mountain range around Flagstaff and Williams. Our final feature then takes us next to the Colorado river on the border with California, where trains with up to 5 locomotives storm the grade out of the Mohave Valley. It is difficult not to be amazed at the sheer power and noise that emanate from these near mile-long freight trains!