If you are a fan of the Soo Line, you'll love this video! Since the Canadian Pacific Railway took over the Soo Line in the early 1990's, it has become a rare sight to see Soo Line locomotives leading trains, especially on original Soo Line tracks. Most Soo locomotives were being sold or repainted, while others were reassigned to service in Canada. C. Vision Productions has captured the images of these red and white locomotives in, "A Tribute to the Soo Line." Our crew traveled the original Soo Line on the Paynesville Subdivision from Glenwood to Minneapolis, Minnesota to capture the Soo locomotives leading trains. We also followed the Soo on the old Milwaukee Road main line following the Mississippi River from St. Paul to River Junction.
Five main locomotive types from the Soo Line are featured in this program. Venerable SD 40 dash 2's, GP 38 dash 2's and GP 40's can be seen pulling freight through the rolling prairies of Minnesota, along with the larger SD 60's and SD 60M's. We even see Soo Line cabooses still in use on way freights and locals! Each train is also identified by its symbol.
Don't miss "A Tribute to the Soo Line," as it is one of the last videos to show you these original locomotives in charge of moving commodities across the upper Midwest.
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1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.37/min)
C Vision Productions
No, but security sealed
0 Worldwide NTSC
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A Tribute To The Soo Line DVD
rrvideoman on 2008-07-21 14:21:59.
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4 of 5
The SOO Line was an interesting railway that had an interesting variety of power, primarily EMD's, and had the SD60's as a favorite. C-Vision takes us on a Minnesota tour and shows many trains with SOO Line power in the consists. Like so many C-Vision productions, we see various locations during the various seasons of the year. Fast, mainline action, through the rolling farm land and over bridges north of the Twin Cities. A visit to the St. Paul area, Dayton's Bluff, and south along the Mississippi River. The scenery is great and the trains really add to this interesting region of the USA. Slightly different from C-Vision is the fact that there is less narration and more screen graphics for us to understand the trains that we see. The natural sounds are always present throughout the video. A great production of another fallen flag.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Could have used more. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.
A Tribute To The Soo Line DVD
Espee SD40 # 7377 on 2010-03-23 01:21:02.
5 of 5
This is an impressive DVD definitely a must for any fan of the SOO lINE all photography and trains are well presented with most trains being filmed with the sun behind the photographer treating the viewer to some nicely lit shots. A nice touch is most trains are filmed in their entirety and at different angles giving you a chance to check out some interesting freight cars but at the same time it deosn't get boring. I wish there was more narration giving train info and locations but still this is a great DVD. John Schmeling
Additional remarks by Espee SD40 # 7377: Narration:Could have used more. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Yes.