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The Complete Sierra DVD
The Sierra Railroad founded during the time of the California gold-rush is portrayed in mid-century at the zenith of steam operations. We see locomotives 34, 36, and articulated 48 with freights that stretch to the horizon with double-headers and two different triple-headers. Numbers 3 and 28 sport different colors and road names as they serve the movie industry. The film covers the foundations on which the Sierra was built: gold, timber and hydro-power and continues through the period when the railroad played a glamorous supporting role in numerous Hollywood Westerns and became the Mecca of railroad enthusiasts world-wide. The final steam run is shown and the arrival of the three famous S-12 diesels. The film closes with the 104 year old Number 3 as it appeared in 1995 to celebrate Modesto's 125th Anniversary. The Yosemite Valley Railroad, the Hetch-Hetchy, and the Yosemite Short Line are presented in archival black and white stills and elaborate 4 color maps. Their relationship to the Sierra and other rivals are highlighted.
Photographed by John F Kirkland, Glenn Beier, Jim Vail and Mac Owen.
- Run Time 1 Hour 19 Minutes
- Screen Format: Full Screen (4:3)
- Region code 1; US & Canada NTSC
- Produced by Sunday River Productions 2008