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Dakota Minnesota & Eastern - The Last Days DVD
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Dakota Minnesota & Eastern - The Last Days DVD Plets Express 081DMELD 753182980805
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The Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad is a large 1,103 mile Midwest Regional Railroad. The line was purchased in 1986 from the Chicago & NorthWestern and operated for 22 years before being acquired in October of 2008 by the Canadian Pacific. Shot during the summer of 2008, this program shows a system-wide look at the DM&E's last season as an independent railroad. Starting in Winona, the DM&E trains are seen traveling across the corn fields of Minnesota, then onto the great plains and wheat fields of South Dakota. Next the DM&E rolls through the Badlands to Rapid City. The train action then continues into the state of Wyoming and to the bentonite mines at Colony. This program features both DM&E yard switching and road freights across the scenic granger line that contains numerous large grain elevators, along with several historic and former C&NW depots. The DM&E's locomotives include models: GP38-2, GP40, SD40-2 and SD40-3's. We also take a brief look at connecting CP and UP trains plus some steam action on the Black Hills Central.

Running Time: 100 Minutes
Beautiful Color with Live Audio • Narration On/Off Options

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DVD Item#:081DMELD
Runtime:1 Hour, 40 Mins ($0.27/min)
Producer:Plets Express
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:753182980805
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Dakota Minnesota & Eastern - The Last Days DVD
Richard Nelson (Northern Illinois) on 2011-06-04 20:03:25.

  •  5 of 5


I bought my copy a while back. The program is overall very good. The camera work is pretty good, but could be better in spots. The handheld camera scenes are a bit jerky, but these are minimal overall. A tripod is absolutely necessary for any video production, handheld just is not acceptable. Location selection is good, with a few excellent spots selected. Overall, a 3.5 out of 5 rating for this DVD.

Additional remarks by Richard Nelson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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