This Pentrex Video was shot in 1990 at the Pasadena Model Railroad Club. It was available on VHS, but no longer available. Keep in mind, the video footage is over 20 years old and both the railroad and some of the cast members featured have changed quite a bit.
From the Pentex website:
Sierra Pacific Lines (VHS video)
No Longer Available in VHS
The Pasadena Model Railroad Club
Pentrex, the nation’s largest producer of high quality railroad video tapes, is proud to present one of America’s finest HO Scale model railroads, the “Sierra Pacific Lines” of the Pasadena (California) Model Railroad Club. The superb quality viewers have come to depend on in our railroad shows can be found in our look at this beautifully crafted and realistically operated model railroad.
The “Sierra Pacific Lines” is immense. The railroad occupies a 5000-square-foot room. Thirty thousand feet of code 100 steel rail has been laid on 500,000 crossties totaling over 10,000 feet of hand-laid track. Twenty-seven people are needed to operate the railroad including ten cab operators.
Get lost in the realistic world of model railroading as we follow a unit tank train over the railroad. Along the way there will be meets with many other trains, both freight and passenger, powered by steam or diesel, including a ribbon rail train. At Midway, helpers are added to our train for the two percent climb up Powderhorn. You’ll forget this is a model railroad as Pentrex brings you the latest in miniature photography techniques with beautifully photographed scenes from trackside, on the train and pacing alongside.
With an emphasis on operations. the high standards set forth by the club are quite evident in the smooth and realistic operation of the trains. Get on board for a exciting hour-long look at one of America’s largest and finest model railroads, the “Sierra Pacific Lines” of the Pasadena Model Railroad Club.
In Color with Narration
Packaged in Plain Wrap
Produced by Pentrex 1990