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Best of the Midwest Vol 3 DVD 4.5 of 5 (2)

Best of the Midwest Vol 3 DVD Pentrex BMW3-DVD 748268004551
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Pentrex takes you through Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to discover mainline and regional railroading Midwestern style!

I&M Rail Link and Wisconsin Central are our featured regional railroads. We visit the IMRL on their Fourth Sub between Mason City and Marquette, Iowa to spot a train powered by an ex-Southern Railway of British Columbia SD 38-2 and a New York, Susquehanna and Western SD-45. Wisconsin Central's tracks host trains from the Canadian National, Union Pacific, and CSX along with its own WC movements.

Union Pacific provides mainline action on the old Rock Island "Spine Line" from Mason City, Iowa to the Twin Cities as well as on the Coffeyville Sub and in Kansas City, Kansas. In Iowa, Illinois Central's main line supports freight pulled by IC's SD70s and GP11s. BNSF and Canadian Pacific trains are highlighted as they cross scenic river bridges in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The thrill of Midwestern railroading is here for your enjoyment, in The Best of the Midwest Volume III!

DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 21 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-172-0
UPC: 7-48268-00455-1

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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  •  4.5 of 5 (2)


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Runtime:1 Hour, 21 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004551
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5

Interesting content and variety, continues the theme set by others in this series. Good information for modelers of the Mid-West scene. Definitely a good buy

Additional remarks by Al:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5

Best of the Midwest Vol. # 3 continues in the same format of Volumes #'s 1 & 2. Shortline/Regional action to mainline service the agricultural heartland of the USA. Everything from local haulers to long distance, it's all here on one video. Old power like a SD-4 up to SD70's. Iowa is well featured with the IC headed towards Sioux City, UP and I&M Rail Link in Mason City, heading north on the old Spine Line. We see views in Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. There are stops at the great bridges south of St. Paul for action over the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. There is some interesting facts told about rail line ownership that the historians will take note of. For the modelers, there is plenty of scenery and structures that can be designed to add realism to the layouts. It's a great video on a region of the USA where there is so much fine railroad action.
Truly a smart purchase to compliment Vol's. 1 and 2.

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