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Winter Along the Upper Mississippi DVD
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Winter Along the Upper Mississippi DVD Pentrex MISS-DVD 748268006333
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It's winter in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, and the lonely sounds of trains echo through the snowy stillness. This is an area of heavy mainline operations, and when there's freight to be moved, the depth of winter can't keep the cars from rolling.

Witness the action on the rails of the Soo Line; Burlington Northern; Chicago & North Western; Chicago Central; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; and the Green Bay & Western. Pentrex cameras capture train after train crossing the covered landscape, kicking up clouds of snow dust in their passing.

The lines run along the frozen banks of the Mississippi River or cross it on scenic bridges in the area between Clinton, Iowa and Winona, Minnesota. We follow the tracks as they wind along the river bluffs and climb out of the valley. The important junctions and diamonds in the towns of Savanna, Illinois; Dubuque, Iowa; and La Crosse, Wisconsin provide us with plenty of lineside action.

Newly painted locomotives gleam under the sunny skies of a crisp January day. Railroad workers trudge through the snow to uncouple cars and sweep out switches. Rarely seen cabooses in surprising numbers can be spotted on this area's trains. There's no end to the beauty and drama of railroading in Winter Along the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

1 Hour 30 Minutes
ISBN: 1-56342-350-2
UPC: 7-48268-00633-3
In Color with Live Audio and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Copyright 1993, 2014

TVD Price:$ 9.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins ($0.11/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006333
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Winter Along the Upper Mississippi DVD
trackside (Missouri) on 2014-07-10 22:04:11.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5

Enjoyable winter action in sunlit snow conditions. A foot of snow is a nice backdrop for the red Chicago Central power. Passing freights whip up snow on cold days and cross frigid rivers on through truss bridges. This DVD covers an area and not a specific railroad so motive power is varied from several rail lines. Informative narration adds to the trek of freights through a winter paradise.

Additional remarks by trackside:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Winter Along the Upper Mississippi DVD
dmacleo (Maine) on 2014-06-26 16:28:07.

  •  3 of 5

not too bad, nice winter scenery and good action. Got it on sale and was worth the money.

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

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