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Western Pacific The First 50 Years: 1910 to 1960 Vol 1


The fascinating saga of the WP begins in Volume One with scenes of the fledgling railroad’s line, equipment and operations. The building of the Northern California Extension and its “last spike” ceremonies lead to the lean years of the 1930’s. Postwar operations along the entire line are beautifully captured in color. You’ll see all types of Western Pacific steam locomotives from the early diminutive 2-8-0s to the huge 251 class articulateds. First Generation Diesel FTs are shown in the steam to diesel transition. Operating MOW equipment, RDCs, snow removal, wrecks and WP’s SF Bay maritime fleet are also shown.

72 minutes.

SKU: 522-dvd