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Milwaukee Road 261 Rebuilt to Run DVD Train Video

Milwaukee Road 261 Rebuilt to Run DVD Train Video Pentrex 261-DVD 748268006074
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Excitement and anticipation were in the air on September 14, 1993 when engineer Steve Sandberg eased Milwaukee Road steam locomotive #261 back to life in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Northern type engine, painted high-gloss black, was running under her own power for the first time since her restoration.

Milwaukee Road's big Alco had been pulled from the National Railway Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin in March 1992, under the direction of North Star Rail. In record time the 261 had been torn down, refurbished, and rebuilt. Now she was ready for her inaugural excursions in Fond du Lac on the following weekend.

On the way, the big 4-8-4 pulled a short train across Wisconsin Central tracks. She started the journey at a slow break-in pace but by day three she was operating at full track speed, while crowds gathered to cheer her on. Once at Fond du Lac, #261 put on a great show, thundering up and down the tracks to Stevens Point and back. Pentrex brings you the historic inaugural excursion with plenty of smoke, steam, and the haunting sounds of a massive steam locomotive. Join us in our salute to one of America's steam giants: Milwaukee Road #261 - Rebuilt to Run!

DVD Special Features:

Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-324-3
UPC: 7-48268-00607-4
Copyright Pentrex 1993, 2012


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DVD Item#:261-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006074
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Winslow, Maine) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


A very good DVD on steam rail. Enjoyed seeing work done on the engine and a lot very good shots of the engine in action.

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

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  4 of 5


nice to see the 261 return to the rails I think that the 261 and santa fe 3751 are cousins since they both were restored in the early 90's

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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