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A Tribute to the ICE Iowa Chicago & Eastern DVD Vol 2
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A Tribute to the ICE Iowa Chicago & Eastern DVD Vol 2 C Vision Productions TIC2DVD
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The Canadian Pacific purchased both the Dakota Minnesota and Eastern and sister railroad, Iowa Chicago and Eastern in October of 2007. Ownership formally changed
hands in 2008. Although the Iowa Chicago and Eastern had a short life, the railroad changed the face of the former Milwaukee Road lines.
In this program, C. Vision cameras capture the IC&E's main line trains in Iowa.

In our journey, we begin with action in the Soo Line Days in the early 1990's and a brief look at IC&E's predecessor I&M Rail Link. Witness the variety of traffic the IC&E ran on their River, Marquette and Mason City Subdivision's. We capture trains through the beautiful scenery along the Mississippi River from Brownsville, MN to Linwood, IA and through classic river cities including Davenport and Dubuque. On the Mason City Sub, we will follow trains from Marquette to Mason City. On this line, you will enjoy the sight and sounds of SD-40 dash 2's in throttle 8 climbing the grade of Calmar Hill and encountering the beautiful countryside Iowa has to offer.

Pre and post-CP takeover footage is featured, so don't miss a look at this unique fallen flag in A Tribute to the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern, Volume 2: Iowa's Main Lines!

Running time, 120 minutes
4:3 Full Screen, HiFi Stereo Sound, Narration on/off
Copyright 2011, C. Vision Productions

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Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.22/min)
Producer:C Vision Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:No, but security sealed
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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A Tribute to the ICE Iowa Chicago & Eastern DVD Vol 2
rrvideoman (Neerlandia Alberta, Canada) on 2011-06-14 18:21:18.

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  •  4 of 5

I found this video to be a nice addition to Vol. #1. A good start with some old footage of the SOO power, and the video builds from there. The region covered is not an area where many video graphers have gone, so this adds to the interest. I really enjoyed the 2nd half of the video, through the farm district of Iowa going to Mason City. There are a lot of trains with multiple power and foreign power or power of days to come. There are many nice shots from high above (on hills) along the Mississippi that one would find interesting also. This is a video that most fans will enjoy and deserves at least a 4/5 rating.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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A Tribute to the ICE Iowa Chicago & Eastern DVD Vol 2
40fan (Fort Dodge, IA) on 2011-04-22 02:27:11.

  •  4 of 5

After watching this video, I was pleasantly surprised. The SOO footage from the early 90's was a little shaky, but worth it in my book. Only wish there was a little more of it. Overall, the videography was good with some exceptional footage on the Mason line. Two SD40-2's were caught as helpers on Calmar Hill, which was a real treat! The preview for this video is a pretty good representation of what the video is all about. My vote is a 4+ out of 5.

Additional remarks by 40fan:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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A Tribute to the ICE Iowa Chicago & Eastern DVD Vol 2
Richard Nelson (Northern Illinois) on 2011-04-19 12:55:33.

  •  2 of 5

Well I was a bit disappointed in this program. Now don't get me wrong, the last two thirds is not at all too bad, but the beginning leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. The camera work was fair, I think better camera angles could have been selected, mainly not being on the shadow side of the train. Several scenes were rendered kind of on the dark side because of this fact. The first part of the program, is very irritating to watch, with the seemingly endless "click-whirl, click-whirl" of a camera power winder and noisy shutter going off, from the videographers son whom is railfanning alongside his Dad. Now this is all well and good, but he should have kept a distance so that extraneous noises (like shutters and such) are not picked up on the audio track. I have seen better DVD programs, but I have also seen worse. My 5 star rating is a 2 and a half......

Additional remarks by Richard Nelson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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