Trains Along the Upper Mississippi Vol 1 DVD Train Video
Canadian Pacific'sRiver Subdivision
Flanking the western shore of the upper Mississippi River runs Canadian Pacific'sRiver Subdivision, a busy main line that supports a nonstop flow of traffic. Pentrex traveled the line in 1999, through hot summer days and cold winter chill to bring you the excitement of railroading in this scenic territory. Beginning at River Junction, just west of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, we follow the line to St. Paul, Minnesota. As much of the subdivision hugs the mighty Mississippi, we spot the trains against backdrops of wooded bluffs and sometimes blue, sometimes frozen waters.
Milwaukee Road and Soo Line operated this route prior to Canadian Pacific. You ll see motive power and varied paint schemes from all three appearing frequently, such as Milwaukee Road GP40s, Soo Line SD60s, and Canadian Pacific'sAC4400s. Highlights include a candy apple red Soo Line SD40-2 and a Canadian Pacific SD40-2F "Red Barn" wearing the dual flag paint scheme, not to mention plenty of Soo Line cabooses. I&MRL trains, with trackage rights to St. Paul, also polish these rails. The I&MRL sports some of the older power, including SD9s, SD45s, and SD35s. Plus, Amtrak'sEmpire Builder uses this route to and from Chicago. Plenty of trains, gorgeous scenery, great variety that'srailroading on Canadian Pacific'sRiver Subdivision!
DVD Special Feature:
* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
1 Hour 47 Minutes
In Color with stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
Produced by Pentrex 1999.
Released on DVD by Pentrex 2008
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- 5 of 5 (1)
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 47 Mins|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
rrvideoman on 2009-02-15 22:49:30.
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Every year I plan a vacation, and I try to work some railfanning into it. A few years ago, plans were made to go the Upper Mississippi area, based on this video. My brother-in-law questioned me, saying "why go somewhere so flat"? I loaned him this production, and his attitude changed fast. The region covered in this video is anything but flat. Starting at River Jct. Minnesota, west side from La Crosse, Wisconsin and following the west bank north, we see many interesting trains. All of the companies that once operated the line that is the Canadian Pacific Railline are in this... the Milwaukee, and the SOO Line, with added appearances by I & M Rail Link, the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern, and Amtrak's Empire Builder. There are scenes in various seasons as the trains hug the Mississippi in many places. The scenery is fantastic, the trains are excellent. There are a few shots even of the east side and some BNSF trains on the St. Croix Sub. (featured in Trains along the Upper Mississippi Vol. # 2) Who could ask for more? Mainline action at it's finest. The producers have done a superb job putting together an excellent video for us to enjoy. This is a "must have" video. One of the best by Pentrex.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!
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