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Rails Through the North Country
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Rails Through the North Country C Vision Productions RNCDVD
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Are you tired of the same old mainline action? Break away to some fabulous short line and industrial railroads in one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S.! C. Vision Productions takes you to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin in "Rails Through the North Country!"

The first railroad we visit is the Lake Superior and Ishpeming in the Marquette, Michigan region. This ore hauler operates trains with a fleet of ex-Burlington Northern General Electric U-30C and C-30 dash 7 locomotives. Former Wisconsin Central, now Canadian National, ore trains from Escanaba, along with the L'Anse Local also operate over the LS&I. These trains continued using W.C. locomotives at the time of our visit.

Next, we chase the Channing to Crivitz turn on the Escanaba and Lake Superior. In the summer of 2003, the E&LS leased a classic power set from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum located in Duluth, Minnesota. We capture both mainline and in-cab action of the Erie Mining F-9 and Soo Line GP-30 in northern Wisconsin. Plus we catch E&LS's Baldwin RS-12, number 300, working in Escanaba, Michigan.

Then it's off to the Michigan Limestone Operations quarry at Port Inland, Michigan. It is here that Chicago & Illinois Midland SD-20's handle limestone trains on an 8-mile line from the quarry to the crusher.

Awesome scenery and awesome trains. Enjoy the thrill of railroading in "Rails Through the North Country!"

Copyright 2003 C. Vision Productions

Color/HiFi Sound
Running time 107 minutes

TVD Price:$ 26.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 47 Mins ($0.25/min)
Producer:C Vision Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:No, but security sealed
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Rails Through the North Country
Corky on 2010-01-19 13:38:29.

  •  4 of 5

Excelent video! Shows the upper peninsula of Michigan in all of it's glory! A great place to watch trains that most wouldn't think of

Additional remarks by Corky:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Rails Through the North Country
rrvideoman on 2008-04-26 07:01:51.

  •  5 of 5

Looking for a video which shows the operations of ore haulers, combined with a bit of general manifests? A video in a location which very few producers have spend much time in? This is a video for those who answered yes to even one of the 2 questions.
I was truly taken in by the awesome scenery, the great trains, and the action of the region. 3 different lines are shown along with some very interesting locomotives which includes a Baldwin, U-Boats, C-30's, F-9's, and the classic older EMD's. Some better known lines like CN and WC make appearances. See a 1200 ft ship loading facility with trains on it on the Great Lakes. Upper Michigan and Wisconsin are great locations to view trains and this view brings out the best of some little known lines that are absolutely fascinating.
Like all C-Vision products, there is some narration, but it is limited to the main facts of the scene, and the viewer will feel like being right at track side with the natural sounds of the rails and the region.
Top marks for an excellent production. Very highly recommended for all railfans.

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