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Tribute to the Green Bay & Western Railroad Vol 1 DVD 3 of 5 (2)

Tribute to the Green Bay & Western Railroad Vol 1 DVD Plets Express 111TGBW1 753182981116
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GB&W Alco Train Action Across Wisconsin!The Green Bay & Western Railroad operated a fascinating 100% Alco powered diesel fleet. The colorful GB&W had a remarkable 122 year history before becoming a fallen flag to the Wisconsin Central in 1993. Their rail line stretched 255 miles from the shore of Lake Michigan at Kewaunee and traveled through Wisconsin's scenic forests and farmland to reach the Mississippi River and a connection with the Burlington Northern at East Winona.
Volume One highlights include:
The red GB&W Alcos in road freights and switching action on the western half of their rail system. Along with local and yard switching in Green Bay, Merrillan, Arcadia and Wisconsin Rapids. Plus a brief look at the GB&W's connecting railroads of the C&NW, WC and ELS. That great GB&W Alco sound and smoke are featured with diesel models: RS11, RS3 / 20, C420, C424 and RS27. Rail footage era 1987-1993 with great new footage from the cameras of Bradley A. Plets and Fred Hoeser!

Note: Blu-Ray is upscaled HD

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DVD Item#:111TGBW1
Blu-ray Item#:111TGBW1BD
Runtime:1 Hour, 25 Mins
Producer:Plets Express
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:753182981116
BLU-RAY UPC:753182981116
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

  • This producer chooses not to shrinkwrap most of their products. All the products we sell are brand new direct from the producer. We never sell used or second-hand products.

(Norway) on .

  •  4 of 5

I bought this one because I am a Alco fan. And it didnt disapoint me. I think this Dvd is a good bargain and very interesting. The only thing I think was a bit annoying was that the commentator did some repeating of his comments.

Additional remarks by Trainman58:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Southern CA) on .

  •  2 of 5

This is a Blue Ray which is not a Blue Ray. All photos/videos were taken circa 1993 or earlier. Thus the crisp images one expects from a Blue Ray are absent. Sound was OK but nothing to celebrate. Lots of runbys from one end of GBW's 255 essentially straight line route across Wisconsin to the other. Became boring. Did show some mineral mining and loading which was interesting but not enough to salvage this disc from the public library which is its next stop. Besides, Pletz has shown much more of mining sequences in other videos. I should have been tipped off by the word "Tribute" in the title. This review is essentially the same as for Volume 2.

Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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