Rails to the Twin Ports DVD 4.5 of 5 (4)
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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.
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Roesler (Curitiba, PR - Brazil) on 2014-12-07 07:13:06.
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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!
Kevin Willie (Rogers, Mn) on 2014-09-13 00:47:50.
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
JoshM on 2013-10-30 16:19:51.
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.
John Schmeling (San Diego,Ca) on 2013-06-15 14:52:41.
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.