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Todays Illinois Central South DVD Train Video

Todays Illinois Central South DVD Train Video Pentrex ICS-DVD 748268005053
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Visit the southern half of the Illinois Central Railroad as it existed in 1996 for an eye-opening tour of discovery. The secrets of the IC unfold as our travels take you from Fulton, Kentucky to New Orleans. Watch heavy grain and long mixed freights, locals switching pulpwood lots, fast intermodals, and trains with long strings of tank cars from the famous "chemical coast." Along the way you'll cross western Tennessee to Memphis and then into Mississippi. Trains are followed down the length of the famous Delta country where you'll see how the IC rebuilt the line into a modern transportation artery. Excitement builds as trains are seen climbing the hills south of Yazoo City to reach Jackson. Between Jackson and New Orleans many beautiful old passenger stations line the route and the charm of the South is evident as the rails pass through quaint, small hamlets.

Informative maps and train symbols are displayed to help identify the different parts of the system. IC's diesel roster included GP11s, GP40s, SD20s, SD40-2s, SD70s, and Paducah-built SW14s, SD28s, SD40s, GP10s, and a GP38. Hop on board as we depart for a rewarding trip down the southern half of the "Main Line of Mid-America!"

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 39 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-222-0
UPC: 7-48268-00505-3
Produced by Pentrex 1996, 2007


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DVD Item#:ICS-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 39 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005053
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  3 of 5


I thoroughly enjoyed the visit with my former employer. The I.C.RR, beginning on April 1942 through Aug 1957, minus three years in the Southwest Pacific in the 32nd division in New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon and Japan. Johnston Yard in Memphis Tenn. is named after Wayne Johnston, who was the President of the I. C. when I was there, also Mays is named after Floyd Mays who was in the Engineering department prior and during WWII. The reference to Bridge Junction is actually "East Bridge Junction" where five different lines used to interchange and is the beginning of the approach to the Huey P. Long train and auto bridge which was opened in 1935.It is presently undergoing a huge expansion and will be completed in 2014.Fox in New Orleans has an up to date documentary of this work.The
Train bridge is 4.2 miles long and the auto portion is 2.1 miles, "S" shaped.GVZ


Additional remarks by George Van Zandt:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Having worked on the I.C. from April 1942 through August 1957, I thought the research for Mays yard and Johnston Yards could have been better...Also not enough photography on Mays yard and the interchange at "East Bridge Junction". East Bridge is the beginning of the approach to the Huey P. Long Train and Auto Bridge, in renovation as we speak, with a completion date of late 2014.The train bridge is 4.2 miles in length, in a huge "S" and the auto portion is 2.1 miles.Fox Channel 8 in New Orleans has just finished a history of the bridge and an up to date account of the current widening and repairs to the bridge, with a very good historical background...All in all I really enjoyed seeing some of the history of the I.C,R.R. since the C.N. has completely obliterated the history after their take over..GVZ

Additional remarks by George Van Zandt:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


vol.2 picks up where part 1 left off traveling to new Orleans it's nice seeing locations that I didn't know about I would recommend both vol's of today's illinios central for those who would like to know what the main line of mid America looks like

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

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(Missouri) on .

  •  5 of 5


Clear videography through out the production as it covers the entire line with an equal blend of yard, mainline and local action. Motive power variety is a mix of old and new from rebuilt switchers to SD70s. A history of local towns is a nice additive and keeps the viewer's interest. The up close trundling action of locals brings railroading movements into your home. Buy it.

Additional remarks by trackside:
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


great......................................................................


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