Kansas City Rails DVD Train Video
The numerous freight yards and rail lines crisscrossing Kansas City form the second largest rail hub in the United States. With nonstop action across the metro area, this city is every railfan's dream!
In 1996-97, Pentrex cameras captured all seven major railroads that make their way through Kansas City: Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CP Rail, Kansas City Southern, Gateway Western, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. You'll visit many hot spots such as Rock Creek Junction, Murray and Argentine Yards, Union Station, Santa Fe Junction, Hannibal Bridge, Truman Drawbridge, the West Bottoms and much more. There's even the rare appearance of a jet snowblower in action on KCS!
Motive power ranges from aging SD40s and SD45s to the modern SD90MAC, and includes fallen flags Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific, and Chicago & North Western. This metropolitan rail center has a lot to offer and Pentrex covers it all for you. Enjoy great action and excitement on Kansas City Rails!
1 Hour 38 Minutes
Beautiful Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
Copyright 1999, 2014
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 38 Mins|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
MP_37 (Southeastern US) on 2015-04-06 14:28:26.
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Pretty thorough look at all the lines of each RR that go in/out and through Kansas City. It's an interesting area and very photogenic, RR photography-wise with lots of diamonds/junctions, bridges/viaducts and signals galore and multiple track. Interesting variety of trains, including a UP passenger special pulled by their E-units. The time period in which it was filmed made for a great variety of motive power paint schemes. Lots of KCS power are still in classic white and the BNSF merger was still young; and as such you see pretty much BN cascade green stuff on the old BN lines, and Santa Fe warbonnet & yellow/blue on their respective lines.
Videography is first rate, audio sounds good as well. My only issues were the lack of a chapter menu, and lack of a narration on/off feature.
Additional remarks by MP_37:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.
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