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Todays Chicago Railroads DVD
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Todays Chicago Railroads DVD Pentrex TCR-DVD 748268004735
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Chicago, 1991! The country's railroading capital, with a network of rail lines unlike anywhere else in the nation. The Fallen Flags of today - Burlington Northern; Chicago & North Western; Chicago Central; Conrail; Grand Trunk Western; Illinois Central; Santa Fe; Soo Line; and Wisconsin Central - were then still independent, operating entities. Other railroads plied the lines there as well: Belt Railway of Chicago; Chicago Rail Link; Chicago Short Line; Chicago, South Shore & South Bend; CSX Transportation; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern; Indiana Harbor Belt; Iowa Interstate; Metra; Norfolk Southern; Union Pacific; and Amtrak.

Pentrex explored this intensely active hub, stopping at famous hot spots and some less well-known locations: 16th Street Tower, Belt Tower, Blue Island Crossing, Brighton Park, Colehour Yard, Clyde Yard, Dolton Jct., Downer's Grove, Edgebrook, Elmhurst, Eola, Goose Island, Hammond, Hayford Jct., Hegewisch, Lombard, McCook Jct., Porter Jct., Riverside, State Line Crossing, Taylor Street, Tower B-17 (Bensenville), and Van Loon Tower.

Locomotives from "new" Santa Fe Warbonnets to time-worn North Western Geeps add special interest to the action seen here. Special treats are the Burlington Northern E-Units and a Belt Railway of Chicago Alco C-424. High-speed railroading rounds out the excitement as we watch Amtrak passenger trains dash to meet their schedules and Santa Fe pig trains speeding toward their destinations. You can expect the unexpected in this 1991 tour of railroading, Chicago style, now available on DVD!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-190-9
UPC: 7-48268-00473-5

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DVD Item#:TCR-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.12/min)
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004735
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Todays Chicago Railroads DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2015-01-16 17:36:42.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


great video by pentrex Chicago really is the greatest place in America for railroading action I would recommend this over the ultimate chicago

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Todays Chicago Railroads DVD
UK Phil on 2010-03-30 12:03:27.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Another brilliant product from Pentrex, full of colour action and noise, from the many different carriers operating in this area together with visits to all the well known locations within this great city.

Additional remarks by UK Phil:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Todays Chicago Railroads DVD
rrvideoman on 2007-08-22 10:58:55.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Here is a very interesting movie. Many different railroad companies make appearances, from quite a number of different locations in the greater Chicago are area/region.
There is no single location for railroading like Chicago, and Pentrex brings out the best of this large city.
You'll many variations of power from switchers to mainline line freight and passenger. Plus the greater Chicago area commutor service. Fallen flags to no end. Over 1 & 1/2 dozen different rail companies are represented. Being mage in the early 1990's, it now takes on a historical over view that will be a treasure for many years to come.
It's a movie that the viewer will watch many times over again. I enjoy it everytime I have the opportunity to view it. I highly recommend all rail video collectors to add this to you collection.

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Todays Chicago Railroads DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-08-06 08:39:36.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


Chicago. It was at once upon a time, America�s capital city of railroading, but in recent years, it is now one of the capital cities of never ending mass shootings, MS-13 gangs and gun violence, along With Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, San Francisco, Birmingham, New York City, Buffalo, Albuquerque, Springfield Mass, Atlanta, Portland Oregon, Stattle, Oakland, etc. Overall back to trains however, it is an amazing hot spot somewhat, as well as a great variety of Diesels on various fallen flag colors which have since been merged to today�s Norfolk Southern, CSX, & Union Pacific, plus a ton of commuters on Metra, and South Shore are also included. When are we going to make chicago crime free again? When will the happy times return? Will I along with the rest of the innocent railfans be next on the must shoot to death list by Mass Shootings & MS-13 Gangs?

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

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