Throughout the United States, railroading is colorful and exciting, with the Midwest being no exception. C. Vision Productions continues its look at great railroad action within this diverse region in "Trains Across the Midwest, Volume 7".
In this installment, we will view trains operating through four states. First, we travel to Kansas to view operations on the Kyle Railroad. We were on the hunt for the road's former Southern Pacific SD45T-2s, and were rewarded on several occasions. The deep bass and growl of these units is something to behold! Next, we drop down to BNSF's La Junta Sub in western Kansas and eastern Colorado to see a few trains bouncing across the plains over the route's increasingly rough jointed rail. We then travel to the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota to view DM&IR, CN, Cliffs Erie's former LTV operation, and BNSF trains during several beautiful fall days during the years of 2004 and 2010. We then head south to BNSF's Staples Subdivision to view some select trains with classic motive power. A freshly rebuilt SD45-2 and a GP50 make separate appearances leading trains in this segment. Next, we head for North Dakota to view action on the former GN secondary route between Fargo and Minot via Grand Forks across the Hillsboro and Devils Lake Subdivisions. Older EMD power, former GN signals, code line, and some high-speed jointed rail, make for some exciting scenes. Before heading to Minnesota, we briefly cover the Jamestown Sub in eastern North Dakota, viewing a few more trains with interesting EMD power. Next, we take a sampling of trains on the Morris, Marshall, and Wayzata Subdivisions to round out the show. Several scenes of former Oakway SD60s in their final months of service on BNSF are also included. If you like older railroad infrastructure, EMD 645-powered locomotives, or just Midwest railroading, you'll love this program. Enjoy it all, in "Trains Across the Midwest, Volume 7".
Running Time 119 minutes
Color, HiFi Stereo Sound, 4:3 Full Screen, Narration On/Off feature