Chicago & North Western - The Cowboy Lines DVD 1.5 of 5 (2)
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Experience a part of history as you watch the Chicago & North Western operating on its west end lines before certain sections were abandoned and the Union Pacific Railroad took over. You will see historic footage of the Norfolk to Chadron line with the last train before its abandonment on Dec. 1, 1992. Other action includes coal trains in Wyoming and local runs to Crawford, Nebraska, and up the Colony Line to South Dakota.
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bandofan (buffalo,ny) on 2013-05-13 19:46:59.
DVD says it was remastered, with some of the scenes i say that is highly questionable. Show seemed to center on 3 or 4 CNW trains going across the prairies back and forth over and over again. A few scenes featured Union Pacific & Burlington Northern with a glimpse of D,M&E.There was a little bit of a cab ride thrown in, with really nothing to look at. There are some really poor looking night scenes included in the beginning, that don't really mesh with the look of the rest of the dvd. There are a few high noon,into the sun shots that leave a lot to be desired. I think C Vision could have done better. If you love seeing the same CNW SD40-2's over and over again, or have insomnia this is for you. yawn.
David Garon on 2009-10-13 06:02:22.
This DVD was a *serious* disappointment and I'd return it if I could. I ordered it because I was interested in seeing some coverage of the "Cowboy Line", and what I got was the purest self-indulgent amateur pap. Endless shots of the same two or three banal EMD's running 10MPH on a decrepit single-track line. Virtually no history and no variety. Parts of this video look like they were shot with a cell phone!
Added 2017-09-11 18:15:58 by Robert
It's too bad you feel this way about this video which features a railroad that no longer exists. Facts are facts, there were not many segments of this railroad on this division that had track more than 10mph and they kept a lot of the power in this area for several months, which doesn't allo9w for much different variety. And this video was shot in 1992-1993, which is 20 years before they had cell phone cameras and HD. You are not going to get HD quality footage from the early 1990's. I think you may be mistaking this Cowboy Lines video for another that some amateur company did prior to this one. If not, my mistake.