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Chicago Americas Railroad Capital DVD

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Chicago Americas Railroad Capital DVD Kalmbach Publishing 15119 064465151196
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In this DVD, Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital, you’ll discover how the third largest U.S. city became the nation’s most important hub, serving six of North America’s largest railroads. Along with its robust commuter system, more rail traffic passes through Chicago than any other city in America.

This special 60-minute video from Trains magazine features historical information and contemporary footage of passenger and freight trains, commuter lines, stations, modernization projects, and hot spots — giving you an up-to-date, behind-the-scenes look at what makes this busy hub so special.

Approximate running time: 60 minutes

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Chicago Americas Railroad Capital DVD
DVD Item#:15119
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Kalmbach Publishing
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:064465151196
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Chicago Americas Railroad Capital DVD
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  •  5 of 5


This is more like an informational DVD than the usual train DVD. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of trains of all kinds in it. I knew Chicago was a busy RR center, but this disc really brought home just how busy. There are freights, AMTRAK, metro, or Metra in Chicago, even the famous Els. Tracks running every direction, under, over, around, like spaghetti. Awesome. I'm glad I bought it and I think any train enthusiast would enjoy it.

Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Chicago. It was at one time, America's capital city of railroading, but in recent years, it is now one of the capital cities of never ending mass shootings, MS-13 gangs and gun violence, along With Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, San Francisco, Birmingham, New York City, Springfield Mass, and Atlanta. Overall back to trains however, it is an amazing hot spot somewhat, as well as a great variety of Steam and Diesel action, plus some elevated subways are also included. When are we going to make chicago crime free again? When will the happy times return? Will I along with the rest of the innocent railfans be next on the must shot to death list by Mass Shootings & MS-13 Gangs?

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Chicago Americas Railroad Capital DVD
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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


Chicago americas railroad capital is another 1 hour video trains magazine made that takes a look at a look at the railroad hub of the united states chicago il (which is where plenty of railroad action is located) most of the action is done by both metra and the L system and some of the big class 1 railroads appear and some regional railroads a look into some towers how the rail line deals with disasters such as a winter snow storm and others i know chicago is known for having train activity but the one thing that makes me think of the windy city is the chicago fire department (mostly from the nbc show chicago fire and the 1991 movie from director Ron Howard backdraft) another video i have that looks at the rail operations in chicago is the today's chicago's railroads video by pentrex (that was made in the early 90s and things have changed since than) this is a insightful look at the operations the windy city has going on today

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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