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Railroading Across the Heartland 2 Disc DVD Train Video

Railroading Across the Heartland 2 Disc DVD Train Video Broken Knuckle Video Productions HEART-DVD
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Across grassland prairies, rolling plains, over immense bridges and through scenic badlands, the rail lines criss-crossing America’s Heartland carry the freight that nourishes a continent and beyond. In this presentation you will see railroads at work in the late summer of 3 separate years. Countless locations are covered as we bring you the drama on three class one operations along with numerous short line and regional railroads. Agriculture developed these railroads and many still depend on it, however the need for energy supplies keeps many lines polished with coal from the Powder River basin and oil from the Bakken oil fields in Northwestern North Dakota and nearby Canada.

As North Dakota offers an assortment of rail operations, with several mainlines crossing through a vast state that is one of America’s least populated, our coverage within is extensive. However, we will also explore operations in six other states, which can be described as a region known as America’s Heartland!

BNSF over many bridges & trestles
Canadian Pacific's ex-SOO Line through North Dakota
Union Pacific's triple-track mainline in Nebraska
ALCO's on the Arkansas & Missouri
Shortlines & Regionals
and so much more!


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DVD Item#:HEART-DVD
Blu-ray Item#:HEART-BD
Runtime:2 Hours, 50 Mins
Producer:Broken Knuckle Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


An all round excellent DVD. Beautiful videography, perfect sound quality and 3 hours of value for the price. Lots of BNSF Heritage 2 paint, my favourite!

Additional remarks by Malcolm MacLeod:
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(San Diego CA US) on .

  •  5 of 5


Great DVD "Grab" a copy and you won't be disappointed. Photography and Image Quality is excellent with good and steady camera work. Lots of non stop main line action with a nice variety of motive power and different trains. A "Must Have" for any railfan who likes watching modern day trains in action.

John R. Schmeling
UP/SP Railroad (Retired)


Additional remarks by Mysp7377:
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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(Delisle Saskatchewan, Canada) on .

  •  5 of 5


Railroading Across the Heartland... "Prairies, Plains, Bridges & Badlands". The title says it all to perfection. An action filled video in several different states (Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, etc...) primarily BNSF & Canadian Pacific rail lines with some shortline activity. Opening with some great scenes from the badlands, then onto large bridges.... we are captivated from the beginning with the excellent camera work. And it keeps on going.

Narration is very informative, with some geography and historical information, yet limited to enjoy the natural sounds of the railroads working. Screen graphics keep us informed as to locations so it is easy to follow along with a map in hand.

One of the things I really enjoy with this video is the setup of the menu's. Each menu is of a specific location and stays on topic during the playing of the menu. Very easy to follow along and return to later for follow-ups of certain regions. My wife and I have been to some of the locations in Nebraska and North Dakota and live within a 7 hour drive (600km) of some of the featured locations. Thanks to BKVP, we now have better ideas on locations to return for rail fanning when on 3 day weekends away from the cows here at home.

A railroad video should be presented in a way that rail fans can picture themselves at trackside. This video does that in excellent ways. Well done. High praise. If there was an Academy Award for railroad videos, this one would win. Definitely recommended to all railroad video fans.


Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
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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Added 2016-04-25 20:59:51 by Rail Buff

Please tell me if that awful noise, which is supposed to be music, I guess, is as prevalent on the two discs as it is in the preview. If so, I'll pass on this one.


Added 2016-04-27 18:38:25 by rrvideoman

Bonjour Monsieur/Madame "Rail Buff". To clarify for you.... I am assuming that you have not yet purchased this very excellent video. For had you purchased it 1st, your comment would never have been made. Yes... there is a moment of musical interlude to open the video. It is an attention getter. And it works. Eg: When I 1st played this video, it got my 14 yr old son's attention to the point he wanted to watch the video, and did watch it. And he enjoyed it very much. Then I read your comment, so I decided to check some other videos in my collection by other producers (Canadian & American). 90% of the ones I checked have a musical interlude to open the video. So... that means that I have over 1,200 videos with a musical beginning (my collection has over 1,400 railroad videos in it). Now, I also assume that you have a tv that is modern enough to have "volume control", or even be modern enough to have a "remote" that has "volume control". So, a simple idea to look after your issue of the music.... turn the volume down for the moment of the music. If that falls... leave the room and get a beer, or take a wash room break. Problem solved.


Added 2016-05-04 12:56:51 by mySP7377

Hi I looked at the clip provided looks to be a great DVD but my speakers are not working on my computer right now so I couldn't hear anything from the clip....what kind of music is Rail Buff taking about and does it last through out the DVD. Thanks


Added 2016-05-04 12:56:59 by mySP7377

Hi I looked at the clip provided looks to be a great DVD but my speakers are not working on my computer right now so I couldn't hear anything from the clip....what kind of music is Rail Buff taking about and does it last through out the DVD. Thanks


Added 2016-05-04 13:48:45 by Rail Buff

I shouldn't have used the word "prevalent" in my original review but used SP7377's word "throughout". That's what I wanted to know too. Musical tastes differ widely but to me, it was a noisy "assault upon the ears" with no "musical value" whatever. Loud very modern. I'm still trying to figure out the reason for the snide sarcasm of rrvideoman, unless he was either the composer of the "music" or the producer of the program. But even then, cannot people have differing opinions without getting personal about it? However, I assume from his answer that it is not "throughout".


Added 2016-05-04 18:23:40 by rrvideoman

Mr. Rail Buff. I am not the producer of the video, and I do not like music, except in the tractor when planting corn. I live over 4,000 km from the producer, and have never met him. When not chasing cows and cropping, I spend time looking for & collecting railroad videos, with over 1,400 in my collection now. I merely suggested to you a solution to your issue that you have with a video you have never purchased. This video is one of the finest made by anyone, anywhere. I would suggest that you purchase it, then make a judgement, rather than judging based on a couple minute long preview.


Added 2016-05-05 09:12:58 by Train Buff

Finis!


Added 2016-05-06 09:23:21 by James Anderson

As with all BKVP productions and most others, there is a brief music at the intro. yhere is NOT music throughout. But therre is some of the finest narration & rr facts.


Added 2016-05-06 09:34:03 by Rail Buff

Thanks. That's all I was asking.


Added 2016-05-08 09:06:35 by BKVP Video

As the producer, I'm a bit humbled by the conversation regarding the music in this program. First a great review and then the negativity about the "music". Let me assure anyone interested in the program that the music used in the preview is only briefly heard in the opening and closing of the actual DVD/Blu-ray. Allow me to further state that the process of selecting music for a program is no easy task. The obvious problem being that everyone has different tastes. I try to come up with something different with almost every program. With that in mind, any music used is used sparingly, never on top of the live train sound! Thank you.


Added 2016-05-08 12:54:52 by mySP7377

I got my computer speakers working and the music didn't bother me especially if its just at the start of the DVD, it's similar music to what CVision uses along with several other DVD producers use.....when I first saw the feed on the music I thought it was some kind of wild Rap music or something.....LOL