Charles Smiley Videos D-122 WP Vintage West 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Charles SmileySKU: D-122


1-hour 30-minutes

See WP freight and passenger action like no previous video has ever provided.
The 50s through the 1980 era are covered in lavish detail. See late-steam power
and the early dieselization of the WP. The WPs history is covered with many
scenes that have previously escaped the screen -- until now!

See the WP re-route and the purpose-built Oro Dam railroad used in building the
dam. This section was from three different rail historians that captured what
the others all missed as a monumental, and historic, event.

Dont miss the Feather River Canyon, and High-Line action in this historical
video on the WP. See the WP rail ferry and Feather River Railway steam powered
logging line that was one of the few sources of WPs on-line traffic.

One of WPs properties was the plucky Sacramento Northern Railway that they
bought in the late 1920s. We bring some great Sacramento Northern action shot by
the historian, and prolific rail author, Harre Demoro in his teenage years. This
is a wonderful look at Harre Demoros young and artistic dedication to Bay Area

See the Western Pacifics section of the California Zephyr trains, as operated
from Oakland, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the CZ on-board,
trackside and though yards and stations.

Some of these rare scenes were shot by the well-known and respected
photographer, John Illman. Other CZ scenes came from the late George Barnes who
-- was also a well-known scratch-building model railroader of some marvelous
O-gauge models.

To quote a review in Model Railroad News, Charles Smiley combines lavish
footage and a fine script to tell. The story of this unusual little-big
railroad For long-time WP fans this is a labor of love.


California Zephyr

Steam to Diesel

FT to F7 Power

Uboats and Geeps

SN Electric Freight

WP Rail Ferry

Feather River Ry

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