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Burlington Northern - A Quarter Century 1983-1996 DVD
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Burlington Northern - A Quarter Century 1983-1996 DVD Charles Smiley Presents D-157
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The Burlington Northern Railroad was formed out of three large and three smaller roads in 1970. It was a success for 25 years. This DVD brings back all the great BN power and clean cars of those years that led up to the merging with the Santa Fe Railroad to create the BNSF system today!

We bring the early 1980s and the 1990s back to life with a variety of locations that reveal the many awesome locations that the BN was known for. Graffiti free boxcar-general freight, Lumber, and log loads, plus grain and Coop Hopper trains, coal and intermodals. The locomotive parade features everything on the BN Roster. The color movie and crystal-clear video scenes were brought to you by four different people’s cameras. Each lived close to the tracks and had access to find the best shooting locations, and angles.

The many priceless scenes were gathered on numerous trips extending almost 3 decades. This DVD will bring railroad engine music to your ears.


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DVD Item#:D-157
Runtime:1 Hour, 42 Mins ($0.22/min)
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Burlington Northern - A Quarter Century 1983-1996 DVD
Curt Cruthirds on 2022-12-06 07:58:42.

  •  4 of 5


This was a good one. Dynamic, historical footage of BN in some less-frequented locations. This disc opens with a brief look at trains traversing the Skyline trestle in Mullen Pass, then moves on to a more in-depth look at the Powder River and Crawford Hill, then on to some great scenes from the Sand Point area. I was happy to see that there was adequate time devoted to Sand Point, and other parts of northern Idaho. Overall, the scenery was great, narration was satisfactory, and for the most part, videography (given its age) was good. A great variety of BN power, as well as foreign and leased units are also featured. And while, many times, giving the viewer the chance to see the whole train, or large portions thereof, this didn't always work, as some trains were traveling at very slow speeds, and it seemed to interrupt the flow of the disc. Not a big compliant, but just an observation. The dvd closes out with early-merger scenes with plenty of Santa Fe power. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase and will be viewing this one again in the future.

Additional remarks by Curt Cruthirds:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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