Here, combined on one Combo DVD, are two shows presenting your favorite fallen flags. These programs were filmed during the 1960s and 1970s at two of the country's railroading hot spots: Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
CLASSIC TWIN CITIES RAILROADING
Pentrex takes you back to the golden days of Minneapolis/St. Paul railroading in this, the third in its popular Fallen Flags Series. All the footage in this presentation was shot during Spring of 1970, just after the merger of Burlington Route, Great Northern, and Northern Pacific which formed the Burlington Northern. All the railroads shown here are Fallen Flags: Soo Line; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern; Chicago & North Western; Burlington Northern; Rock Island; and Milwaukee Road.
A wide variety of locomotive types can be seen, including Alco, GE, Baldwin, EMD, a Fairbanks-Morse, a rare Baldwin DT-6-2000 centercab switcher, and an unusual home-built electric switcher. You'll view locomotives painted in predecessor colors (Burlington Route, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Chicago Great Western) as well as in the paint schemes of the featured roads.
This nonstop parade of equipment is seen at Shoreham Yard, Glenwood Junction, Westminster Tower, Belt Yard, St. Paul ("Pig’s Eye") Yard, Dayton's Bluff Yard, St. Paul Union Depot, Inver Grove, and the now-defunct Koppers Coke Plant with its custom electric switcher. A final highlight is a ride in a dome car on the Morning and Afternoon Zephyrs to experience the sights between the Twin Cities. It's a fascinating and nostalgic journey! See photos captured from the actual video in our Photo Gallery. (52 Minutes)
CLASSIC CHICAGO RAILROADING
This incredible compilation is based on 8mm color films taken by noted railroad photographer Dick Wallin during the 1960s and '70s. Featured are these historic railroads:
Baltimore & Ohio
Belt Railway of Chicago
Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Chicago & North Western
Chicago Great Western
Chicago River & Indiana
Chicago South Shore & South Bend
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
Grand Trunk Western
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Indiana Harbor Belt
Louisville & Nashville
New York Central
Norfolk & Western
Seaboard Coast Line
Enjoy rare scenes filmed during the changing seasons at the best train watching locations throughout the Chicago area and into Northern Indiana. You'll see and amazing variety of motive power, from classic diesels to the latest in '70s motive power, heading up a terrific mix of freight and passenger trains, including the Broadway Limited, Empire Builder, Hiawatha, San Francisco Zephyr, City of New Orleans, and more. (84 Minutes)
The two programs on this DVD take you on an incredible journey into the heart of American railroading!
DVD Special Features:
Two stereo soundtracks, one with the train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.
Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
2 Hours 16 Minutes
In Color with Appropriate Hi-Fi 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
Classic Twin Cities Railroading produced by Pentrex 2002
Classic Chicago Railroading produced by Pentrex 1997
Released on DVD 2002
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