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Chicagos Metra DVD Railway Productions Train Video Railway Productions METRADVD 616964900494
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Chicago's Metra commuter rail system is one of the success stories of modern railroading. Carrying upwards of 300,000 passengers a day, it is a marvel of dedication and precision.

In this program, you'll get an up-close look at Metra, including visiting some areas of the system normally off limits to the public.

Some of the things that you'll see include:

*See all of Chicago's downtown stations

*Take a look at Metra's 12 routes

*Go inside the famous "Zephyr Pit" repair center

*Learn what it takes to overhaul passenger cars

*Visit historic Tower A-2 and talk to the leverman

*See how each Metra route has its own character.


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DVD Item#:METRADVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Railway Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:616964900494
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5


Railroads are exciting, be it long distance mainline freights working hard up a hill, yard switchers doing their daily duties, high speed Amtrak or VIA Rail passengers flying by, or city commuter service. In this video we are treated to the sights of Chicago's Metra. We up close the operations of many of the lines serving the city, running from the downtown to the suburbs. We are able to see the electric operations, and the diesel, main lines and branch lines, shared lines with the freight railroads. The narration is very good, explaining the details as to how a commuter service of this size runs efficiently. Moving people, a lot of people is the main goal of commuter service, and that is what Chicago's Metra does so well. Any one who views this video will truly enjoy it. It does a wonderful job of the details of a part of railroading that so many people take for granted and never consider. Definitely a "must have" video for all.


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

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


A good all round production with clear pictures and informative narrative. As a would-be Metra modeller based some over 4000 miles away, I cannot get enough detail of the trackside locations and would therefore have preferred less of the maintenance detail and more shots of the locations and interface with freight running. Nevertheless, it proves a good value product worthy of recommendation.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This is one of the best programs Railway Productions has ever produced! This is a comprehensive look at Chicago's commuter rail system, Metra. All of the Metra lines are covered in detail in this program as well as the Metra system itself with very-informative narration on those subjects although there have been changes to the Metra system because of line extensions and new locomotives as this program was produced in the early 2000s.

In addition, this program is definitely produced in cooperation with Metra because there are interviews with Metra employees and spokespeople and tower operators as well as the maintenance personnel at the Zephyr Pit and the Rocket House. Furthermore, the cameraman was able to visit locations not accessible to the general public including the Zephyr Pit, Rocket House, Tower A2, and EVEN Metra's headquarters in Downtown Chicago where the Metra employees give announcements to the people riding Metra!

Overall, this program is a MUST for any rail enthusiast's collection!


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

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