Steam to Chicago DVD 4.3 of 5 (3)
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Pentrex presents exciting steam railroading as five of the nation's most prominent and historic locomotives pull their excursion trains to the 1993 NRHS Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
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rrvideoman (Outlook, Saskatchewan) on 2015-02-08 21:15:59.
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Pentrex did good putting this video together. 1993 was a bad year for USA flooding and rail travel was difficult. Having to follow detoured trains became a challenge, and Pentrex met the task. While not a huge steam excursion fan, I did find the video quite interesting and would recommend it to the steam fans.
Joshua Craig Beytien (Iowa) on 2018-05-08 18:25:22.
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The part involving the Challenger 3985 battling through bad weather when a detour to Chicago forced the engine to take on a different route had represented a challenge for the mighty locomotive, despite the delay of a closed line, the hazards from rain and wind, 3985 did lived up to its name as the "challenger", thrust into a great challenge of chugging through serious weather of rain and heat. But it's well-worth it.
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-03-01 08:16:27.
This Prequel Video to the Chicago Steam Celebration video features 5 locomotives on 4 railroads heading to the windy city. Unfortunatley, Like the Big Boy 4014 Update and the Atlanta Steam Celebration DVDs, this one, doesn't have any chapter menus whatsoever. And not only that but Pentrex have listed the time limit wrong like their first Milwaukee Road 261 Video. I Checked the Time limit as the program plays, but its surprisingly a 75 minute video! The 261 tape is an 80 minute video as well. What was pentrex thinking back when these 2 videos were first released? Oh Well.