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Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range DVD Train Video

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range DVD Train Video Pentrex DMIR-DVD 748268004186
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In the northern woods of Minnesota lies the Mesabi Iron Range, an area rich in taconite iron ore. When this production was filmed in 2001, the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway was busy hauling this ore from processing plants to the rail docks on Lake Superior. We'll explore the operations of the DM&IR beginning at the dock in Two Harbors, along its two divisions and several branch lines, to the huge docks in Duluth, and see its beautiful maroon and gold locomotives at work.

Traveling along the Iron Range Division from Two Harbors to Iron Junction, we spot DM&IR's SD40-3s, former SD45T-2s remanufactured for the railroad. At Highland, a southbound train enters the scale track to weigh each car. The DM&IR runs three general freight trains and we watch one, the Miscellaneous Road Freight, head onto the branch line at Wales to pick up freight cars from the Northshore Mining Company. A rail train, led by an SD38AC, departs the yard in Biwabik. At Iron Junction a northbound train is headed by a rebuilt SD18 and a rebuilt SD9, now both classified as SD-Ms.

On the Missabe Division, run-through power includes CSX SD80MACs and BNSF Dash 9s. An SD38DC leads a southbound load with steam rising in the cold winter air from freshly processed taconite pellets. We're treated to the nonstop operations at Dock 6 in Duluth, the largest ore dock on the Great Lakes. The DM&IR, seen here through all four seasons, delivers a unique combination of hardworking railroading, intriguing motive power, modern industrial facilities, and scenic wilderness. It's a great viewing experience!

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.

80 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: 1-56342-135-6
UPC: 7-48268-00418-6


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DVD Item#:DMIR-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 20 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004186
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


An interesting video on the operations of railroad hauling ore products in a region that is not common to the mainline operators. But it'd not all ore haulage, as there is some general manifests and a work train as well to be seen. Pentrex has done a fine covering the 4 seasons of the year, with plenty of action throughout. The territory of the DM&IR is well covered as well. Other companies also make occasional appearances like the WC, UP, CN, CSX, etc... We also see the ship yards and some boats come in, one which shows itself unloading bulk products.
Over all, a good presentation of the region and the featured railroad.


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

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  •  4 of 5


This one is for people that love main line steel road.

The CSX coverage was a neat side show broke up the video.


Additional remarks by kc:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  4 of 5


I found this documentary of great interest. It features an area of the US that we don't hear a lot of, and a rail road that has a huge motive power variety. Very absorbing viewing.

Additional remarks by Hueycrewman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


CN bought DMIR back in 2004 but the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range (DMIR) DVD pays tribute to the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range this is an great dvd I would highly Recommend this DVD to anyone

Additional remarks by Kevin Willie:
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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  •  3 of 5




Additional remarks by Roesler:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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