DVD: Extreme SP

Charles Smiley Presents

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Charles Smiley Presents: Extreme SP

See the SP battle back to respectability in the early 90s. The aborted merger with the Santa Fe during the 1980s left both lines greatly weakened and the SP seemed to be the worst victim. Both lines made heroic turn-arounds but this story is how the SP pulled it off. The Extreme part of the title isn’t kidding. The location covered are the toughest places the SP had to grapple with. 

We feature many specially created maps and graphical grade profiles to bring greater understanding of these lines. 

Lines to the north, Cascade and Shasta, Donner Pass, and rare Modoc Line views. The Modoc Line is another example of a Union Pacific “redundant-reject” in their plans -- once they captured the SP property as their own. 

Many choice scenes from hundreds of hours of material to show the great variety of SP power and scenic locations. Some of the material is from early 1970’s film to round out the presentation.

Don’t miss the great snow fighting on the Donner Pass Line. Cabooses and a parade of great SP power!

To Quote a review in Trains magazine, “The locations are well-chosen and the camera-work is “tack-sharp”. The Modoc segment makes extensive use of maps, including grade profiles, and captions….”


  • Modoc Line 
  • Shasta Line 
  • Donner Line 
  • Snow Fighting 
  • Cascade Line
    Length: 1-hour 52-minutes

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