Superior Railroading on DVD
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There is no more desolate place on the Canadian Pacific Railway Mainline that the section along the north shore of Lake Superior. Regardless of the season, rock cuts, sheer cliffs, tunnels and sharp curves make this area one challenging piece of railroading.
In this show you will go beyond trackside, as we ride the trains, see the dispatch center, ride in the roadmaster's hi-rail truck and even get an aerial look at one of the most remote areas during the harsh winter season. This is nonstop mainline action with a great variety of power including a few ALCOS which are seen as well as the normal SD40-2's.
A side note is that I personally viewed this North of Superior show many years ago when it first came out, and was impressed by the production then. When I had the opportunity to purchase Rail Innovations programs this was the one that I remembered seeing and got me interested in the idea of owning it and several others. The helicopter footage is quite nice in this Winter program as you glide over the lake looking north broadside at the train running through tunnels, along cliffs and over bridges. This is quite scenic indeed.
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rrvideoman on 2007-10-31 10:10:40.
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You drive on a main highway (# 17, the Trans Canada) for 100km (60 miles) in between small towns and see nothing but trees, hills, lakes and streams. Throw in the occassional bear and moose as well. One highway and one mainline railroad follow close to Lake Superior, and what spectacular sights you will see. Railroading at it's most difficult. This stretch of line was the most difficult in all Canada to build, even more difficult than through the Rocky Mountains.
Rail Innovations show the finest of this desolate, yet fascinating wonderland. Watch CPR trains travel through tunnels cut through the hardest rock in the world, and along the largest, deepest lake on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. From the snow and cold at -40 C to the black flies and summer at + 30 C (+ 86 F) and higher, you will witness it all. The CPR travels more than 1300 km (800 miles) of Northern Ontario wilderness, and this movie covers only a small portion of it.
Sit back and enjoy one of the best movies/videos on railroading ever made. You'll be happy you did.