Join Pentrex as we travel back in time to the summer of 1972- a truly a great time to be a railfan in Southern California. During Amtrak's first summer in 1971, the Super Chief/El Capitan enjoyed high ridership levels, which prompted Amtrak to run an additional train between L.A. & Chicago during the busy summer months. This train, known simply as "The Chief," had a daily 1PM departure from L.A. that allowed for a daytime run over Santa Feâ€™s Second District mainline and the majestic Cajon Pass. This became the only time "The Chief" was ever run.
In this fascinating DVD watch leased Santa Fe F Units pulling the Chief eastward out of Los Angeles through a number of communities and over Cajon. Both Summit and Sullivans Curve are shown before major realignments would soon change these areas forever. You donâ€™t want to miss this incredible footage!
The show wraps up with a ride aboard The Chief between San Bernardino & Barstow!
All footage was captured on Super 8 film equipped with its own recorded sound. Take a time travel adventure with Pentrex on The Amtrak Chief!
DVD does not have chapter menu and narration on/off feature.