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The Milwaukees Mighty Electrics DVD WB Joes Box Cabs 4 of 5 (2)

The Milwaukees Mighty Electrics DVD WB Joes Box Cabs WB Video Productions WB028
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Today, only an abandoned right-of-way extends across the grassy hills and through the pine forests of Montana and Washington State. This was the domain of the Milwaukee Road Electrics.

DOUGLAS JONES, an avid fan of the Milwaukee Electric's visited these wide-open spaces in 1965. With camera in hand, he documented this unique bit of American railroad history in high quality 16mm color film. Here are some highlights of Doug's efforts:

* "Joes" in action over Pipestone Pass.
* "Box Cabs" crossing the Columbia River.
* "Steeple Cab" switches the South Butte Yard.
* The beginning of Dieselization in 1968.

DON L. HUNTER originally recorded the distinctive sound of this rugged and powerful form of motive power that is heard on the hi-fi soundtrack of this program.

REGE CORDIC, railfan-actor-announcer tells the story of this fascinating railroad. Broadcast quality film-to-video transfers makes it possible for you to enjoy these rare films in you own living room.

40 minutes

TVD Price:$ 26.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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DVD Item#:WB028
Runtime:40 Mins
Producer:WB Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
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  •  4 of 5

This video has valuable footage of the Milwaukee's electric engines. It is 16mm in origin, good quality for that but no sound, so they have dubbed in accurate separate recordings of these engines. The problem is that the dubbings often are crude, overhappy on airhorns, and has them blowing in spots they never would in reality. The recording is also rather short, especially given the price: the 40 minutes includes unrelated previews. But there is no question that the footage is rare, valuable, and very interesting. There are several competing recordings also of the Milwaukee's electrics, most longer, but I haven't seen them so I cannot compare this to the others.

In sum, if you're a MILW fan, you'll probably want this DVD. For everyone else, I suggest you also check out other recordings of this fascinating railroad.

Additional remarks by WisconsinEric:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  4 of 5

I have MANY films of the Milw. Road electrics , and while this DVD has its flaws, the picture quality is first rate. A tripod was wisely used and the location selections are second to none. My only gripe on this production is the incessant horn blowing over and over in the middle of nowhere ! All in all , this is one of me favorite and most played DVD,s .

Additional remarks by milw113a:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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