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Rails to the Twin Ports DVD Train Video

Rails to the Twin Ports DVD Train Video Pentrex TWINP-DVD 748268005855
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The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin form a major Great Lakes shipping terminal on the western shore of Lake Superior. Northern Minnesota is also home to the Mesabi Iron Range, from which massive quantities of iron and taconite are mined, providing heavy tonnage for the railroads. Most train traffic terminates at the Ports where coal, grain, and taconite are trans-loaded onto ships. However, there are also through freights carrying merchandise between Chicago and Canada.

Pentrex spent all four seasons of the year exploring the railroad facilities in this fascinating area during the late 1990s. We cover the six major railroads that served the Twin Ports then: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Wisconsin Central, and the ore-hauling Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range. We also treat you to a cab ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad's restored Great Northern NW5 as it carries tourists on a journey along the shores of Lake Superior. You'll be thrilled to see how the Twin Ports serve as one of the major railroad hubs in the country!

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Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 54 Minutes
In Color with Stereo 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: 1-56342-303-2
UPC: 7-48268-00585-5
Copyright Pentrex 2000, 2012


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DVD Item#:TWINP-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 54 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005855
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Curitiba, PR - Brazil) on .

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  •  4 of 5


I bought this DVD to combine with my DMIR DVD. I Think the DMIR DVD by itself did not make sense without the Rails of the Twin Ports DVD, but I need to be sincere that this program is much better than the DMIR... A lot of action of all the BN, UP, CP, CN, WC and of course, the DMIR with those SDs and GPs passing by. A well done quick look at the railroad iron docks operation, some trains battling against the hills, and the short cab ride is another "highlight" of this program. It's, with no doubt, a good program!

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

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  •  5 of 5


I may not live in the Duluth/ Superior area but I am pretty close to it probably 2 hrs away but I know I cant go there every day but this DVD is very fantastic with the variety of railroads in this DVD with DMIR becoming a Fallon Flag Railroad but know CN keeps thing very interesting up there but I will say that this is a must have DVD for anybody Young/ Old or for Someone who is planning one taking a Railfan trip to the spaghetti bowl of tracks up there its incredible how many trains are up there In Duluth and Superior its a wonderful place to Railfan this DVD is Great

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

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  •  4 of 5


I am not a heavy rail buff, but I found this to have a good variety of operations. There was nice background information on the industries served that wasn't overboard.

Additional remarks by JoshM:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(San Diego,Ca) on .

  •  5 of 5


This is a great DVD filmed around 2000 (wow!!!!that's 13 years ago already) so there was plenty of super net trains and lash ups, lots of locomotives still in there former pre merger paint and numbers, there's a variety of railroads covered that serve the Twin Ports area. Photography is excellent and narration is informative. Its an A++++ DVD and a must have for any rail buff who likes lots of non stop main line action.

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

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