Grand Island Nebraska DVD3.3 of 5 (4)
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Until July, 1995, Burlington Northern and Union Pacific trains took turns using a diamond crossing where their lines intersect in Grand Island, Nebraska. Now, Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains climb up and over the UP triple-track main line to avoid the congestion of a crossing at grade. The elevated structure provides a spectacular setting for over-and-under railroad action.
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Grand Island Nebraska DVD
run8anderson (Basking Ridge, NJ) on 2014-06-18 11:01:59.
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Something must be wrong with their dupe machine. ...grainey quality. I think Pentrex always has good quality research and narration.
Added 2014-06-19 15:28:51 by Brother Buzz
DVDs are just data that describe how to reconstruct the picture.
The copy either works or it doesn't work. It is not analog picture signals. A "dupe" house cannot vary the picture quality if it even tried. So the quality would be the same regardless of who duplicates it.
Added 2014-06-23 17:34:35 by run8anderson
Brother Buzz....thanks for your comments. My statement about Pentrex "dupe" machine was a sarcastic joke about fhe poor picture quality of the production.
Grand Island Nebraska DVD
dmacleo (Maine) on 2014-06-26 16:26:30.
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I got it on sale so can't really complain but the quality and action was not that great.
Grand Island Nebraska DVD
rrvideoman (Delisle Saskatchewan) on 2020-03-30 11:17:11.
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While the name is "Grand Island"... it is actually more than that. Grand Island and the BNSF/UP flyover is the center piece, the show also takes in the region near Grand Island. Lots of heavy trains hauling coal from Powder River, and a good variety of extras like the rail grinder train. Considering the topic, the video could have been longer. Other wise.... a good video.
Grand Island Nebraska DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-07-28 11:29:28.
In this 1998 videotape, the program starts with a coal train going over a 4 unit piggyback with 6299, 5024, 6278 & C40-8 9229 in the lead. After the title card, a look at the map of the area is shown. The action begins in Cairo where a trio of one of the final diesels built for the Burlington northern before it's merger with the Santa Fe, heads for the powder river basin in Wyoming. Following behind is Another coal train, this time with numbers 9644 & 9452 in the lead. Moments later, a high priority stack train is led by Burlington northern GP50 number 3157 with 3 extra units that has 2 more from BN & one from general motors. They're heading for Seattle. East of Cairo, a 3 unit Burlington northern coal train is led by a Kansas city southern SD60. The other 2 BN units are 7209, & 5385. The destination for this train is red rock Oklahoma. Afterwards, we are West of grand island as a pair of Burlington northern SD70MACS carry hoppers. They are led by engines 9665 & 9612. Following behind is another empty hopper train with 2 units 9016 & 9154 that are still wearing its blue & white general motors livery. Afterwards, a mixed train with SD40-2 number 7000 is shown with 3165 & B unit 4076. Note the strange conveyor belt on a flatbed. Next up is a coal train at East McDonald with engines 9569 & 9583 in charge. Following behind is another coal train with 9606 & it's follow up sister engine 9607 in charge. The camera keeps rolling as it shows the second coal train in action. Meanwhile units 9724, 9433, & 9576 are also on a coal train which its going in the opposite direction. The Next coal train has 4 units: 2 from general motors with engines 9065 & 9066, & 2 from Burlington northern with 7210 & 5533. In milepost 99, a 3 unit coal train with 9703, 9737, & 9749 are taking slow orders due to track maintenance. Adjacent to Ashley park, a hopper train is shown with 2 BN units: one being cascade green SD60M 9262 the other being number 1991 painted in the colors of the American flag. It's also taking slow orders for track maintenance. At the capitol avenue viaduct, a trio of Macs: 9649 9528, & 9550 leads a set of brand new hoppers. Back at the grand island junction, union Pacific 3000 is parked on a siding While a mixed freight with a Chicago & northwestern unit leaves the ord branch. The 3 unit mixed freight is led by engines 6180, Dash 8-40CW number 9481 & an unidentified C&NW SD40-2. At the same time, a 2 unit coal train from the Kansas city southern crosses over the union Pacific while at the same time, a 2 unit piggyback with engines 6288 & a blue & yellow Santa Fe unit number 5824 heads east. 3000 is still waiting for the fast traffic to be clear before it gets the right of way. Heading to the Clark's line, a 2 unit coal train leaves town with engines 6779 & 6783 in the lead. Heading to Bailey yard in North Platte, is a 3 unit mixed train with 9501 in the lead. Afterwards, a Chicago & northwestern SD40-2 with an operation lifesaver logo, lead a UP SD40-2 number 2260 on an empty auto carrier. Meanwhile in central city, C40-8 number 9107 picks up some loaded grain cars with SD40-2 number 3188 & a C&NW SD60 number 8021. In paddock, a C&NW SD40-2 hauls an empty auto train. The second unit on this train is an unidentified diesel that's painted in all dark blue. At the same time, a doublestack makes a meet with the previous train. This doublestack is led by a trio of units: 2 from the C&NW, & a single SD40-2 from union pacific. West of paddock, a loaded coal train with 9460 & C&NW 8827 rolls through the crossing. East of grand island, a doublestack with 6272 & C&NW 8679 highballs down the line. The camera keeps rolling as it goes by. At union pacific grand island yard, there's not much going on here. Back at the viaduct, a coal train heads to pleasant prairie Wisconsin with C40-8 9062 & 9463 in charge. Overhead comes a 2 unit Burlington northern coal train with a new paint scheme & the old one. Afterwards, a look at the maintenance machine known as a rail grinder arrives While cleaning the rails. With the track cleaned up, C40-8 number 9110 is leading a piggyback all by itself as it leaves the yard. Moments later, a Burlington northern coal train arrives with 9672 & 9674 in the lead. Afterwards, a 2 unit mixed freight with C&NW 6915 leads SD40-2 3950 in the consist. On Burlington northern rails, a pair of general motors units lead a coal train, While a repeat from the exact opening of this program is shown. On the BN line, another coal train is shown with 9401 & 9478 in charge at milepost 960. Creeping in from the ord branch is a Nebraska central ore train with engines 4201 & 4204 entering the union pacific line. The sun is setting as a BN coal train crosses over the viaduct while going in the opposite direction. The NC moves the hoppers in the yard while assembling for the up to Omaha. A loaded coal train with BN C30-7 5063, SD40-2 7024, & an unidentified blue and yellow Santa Fe C30-7 heads for commonwealth Edison. Down the line is memorial park, as a pair of Chicago & northwestern units with a union pacific SD40-2 number 3332 heads for Bailey yard. The program comes to a close as the coal train heads for Wisconsin electric with 9499 & 9433 on the union Pacific followed by a cloudy sunset.