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KCS - Across the Meridian Subdivision DVD Train Video

KCS - Across the Meridian Subdivision DVD Train Video Pentrex KCSM-DVD 748268006265
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Kansas City Southern has converted a poorly maintained and marginally profitable route spanning the states of Mississippi and Louisiana into a raceway of modern commerce. Cast off as having little hope by previous owner Illinois Central, this line is now part of what KCS calls its Transcontinental Division.

Travel the length of the Meridian Subdivision, across Mississippi from the city of Meridian, through Jackson, to Vicksburg. KCS has a three-carrier alliance with NS and BNSF to haul trains between Atlanta and Dallas. KCS freights, pulled by a fleet of modern diesels, are seen in action on the 140 miles of upgraded track. Local freights ply the line and there are plenty of pulpwood yards and feed elevators to keep them busy. Hotshot intermodal trains and road freights race across the rebuilt track and stop at a newly built yard outside Jackson.

The sleepy South has risen to a booming economy and the region is keeping the railroad busy. But the quaint, small towns and hamlets along the line are a joy to view, retaining the charm of the old South. The hills, curves, and streams presented a challenge to the builders but make a fantastic backdrop for watching trains. Enjoy the history, drama, and excitement of big time railroading as we explore KCS operations across the Meridian Subdivision.

1 Hour 50 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-343-x
UPC: 7-48268 00626-5
Produced by Pentrex 1999, 2014

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DVD Item#:KCSM-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 50 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006265
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Maine) on .

  •  2 of 5


honestly I expected a bit more from pentrex on the KCS, and in case its not noticed this is 1995 or so footage put onto a dvd and called new on dvd. a bad habit pentrex has lately.

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

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(Uppsala, Sweden) on .

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  •  5 of 5


This production give you a detailed description of a very interesting railroad across Mississippi from Meridian to Vicksburg. There is a lot of traffic on this line and in addition to KCS it also features a bunch of NS trains utilizing this route. Hot intermodals share this line with locals hauling pulpwood. KCS built a new yard just outside Jackson to handle the increasing volume of goods since KCS took over this line. There are hills, tunnels and charming small towns making it at pleasure to watch trains in different environments. As to be expected from Pentrex, the technical quality is perfect. The DVD could probably have been even better if it had been edited a bit more as 110 minutes is a rather long time to watch any train DVD. This is another awesome production from Pentrex!

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

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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

  •  4 of 5


A good 15 year old Pentrex convert to dvd. Well researched and narrated. The best part is the price from T.V.D.

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(St-Joseph-de-Sorel, Québec Canada) on .

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  •  5 of 5


For me this is a very good DVD of the KCS.
Plenty of informations for a railfan like me who plan a visit in the KCS meridian subdivision.
Wonderful quality that we expect from Pentrex.
Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!


Additional remarks by j.p.duchesneau:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(South Carolina) on .

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  •  4 of 5


Enjoyed this DVD, however I think Pentrex used a bit of misleading advertising by calling it a "new" DVD, as it was filmed many years ago. I've been benching trains along the "Meridian Speedway" for about eight years and this film pre-dates my first visits to Meridian.

Additional remarks by steelrailsphotography:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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