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Windy City Rails Vol 4 BNSF Triple Track on Aurora Sub DVD
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Windy City Rails Vol 4 BNSF Triple Track on Aurora Sub DVD C Vision Productions WC4DVD
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C. Vision's tour of railroads in and around the Chicagoland area continues in Windy City Rails, Volume 4.

In this program, videographer Marshall Beecher takes his cameras to several locations along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe's Triple Track Main from Chicago to Aurora. This ex-Chicago Burlington and Quincy main line does double duty as it hosts trains traversing to and from the Twin Cities on the Aurora Sub and Galesburg on the Mendota Sub. Numerous high priority intermodal, coal and general freight trains share these rails with Amtrak and Metra. Run-through trains from the Canadian National and Union Pacific also operate on the Triple Track. At the east end near Union Avenue, witness several of Union Pacific's 'Z' trains which cross the Triple Track, and see U.P. movements with several of their Heritage locomotives! All this movement makes the Triple Track one of the busiest main lines in the Chicago area.

Just about every kind of locomotive that the BNSF rostered in 2007 can be seen in this program! Add in all that variety along with over 150 trains featured in this show and you have one of the best BNSF programs anywhere!!!

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Color, HiFi Stereo sound, professional quality
Running time 112 minutes
Copyright 2008 C. Vision Productions




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DVD Item#:WC4DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 52 Mins ($0.24/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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Windy City Rails Vol 4 BNSF Triple Track on Aurora Sub DVD
Brian on 2008-05-19 09:40:11.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


This is a great video. Lots of fast moving trains on the Chicago line. Being a big fan of Chicago area I loved this DVD. C VISION has done it again!
I still think Cvision dvd's are a bit pricey for under 2 hour dvd, but get this video, you'll love it.
BNSF fans will want this for sure. Lot's of "pumpkins"
and even some amtrak!

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

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Windy City Rails Vol 4 BNSF Triple Track on Aurora Sub DVD
Marc B. (Itasca, IL) on 2011-01-21 12:32:56.

  •  5 of 5


I really enjoyed this video! I recognize a number of the locations where the filming was done. I wish when I go I see as many trains. I liked the sound of the 17 year cicadas in the background when the filming was done in Brookfield. All in all a terrific DVD, I’ve watched it a number of times already!

Additional remarks by Marc B.:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Windy City Rails Vol 4 BNSF Triple Track on Aurora Sub DVD
armchairrailfan on 2009-06-03 00:03:59.

  •  5 of 5


BNSF's Aurora Sub runs from Chicago through Aurora and Rochelle to Savanna on the Mississippi River. The triple tracked Racetrack hosts a large number of Amtrak and Metra commuter trains serving the line's 26 passenger stations in addition to BNSF freights to and from Galesburg and the Twin Cities, plus UP trackage rights trains. This DVD covers the line between Chicago and Aurora.

<p>The video starts out at Union Avenue in downtown Chicago. Among other trains at the start, we see Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited waiting to be turned on the wye with a private car on the end, and 3 UP intermodal trains with the MKT, MP, DRGW, SP and WP Heritage SD70ACEs and the Salt Lake City Olympics engine. We also get to see a couple of Metra's new MP36PH-3C engines. The program then moves to BNSF's Clyde Yard (note the unusual construction on the yard connector track) at Cicero, and then on west. At Brookfield and LaGrange we are treated to some night scenes, which is unusual for railroad videos. We see some occasional CN, CSX and NS run-through power, and several BNSF predecessor paint schemes. Late into the video we see another private car, a beautifully painted Great Northern round-end observation car, on one of the Amtrak trains.

<p>Narration is sufficient, and markers are shown one time for each location. The photography is excellent. There is some haze seen off in the distance in some scenes, but that is what you get during the warmer months in this area. This video is non-stop one train right after another. This DVD is a “Must Have” for BNSF fans and fans of the new EMD ACE and GE GEVO engines. Other family members probably will not like this video because of the continuous and sometimes slow trains, but any of them that enjoy unique classic architecture will appreciate the attention given to a couple unusual and historic municipal water towers located next to the tracks in Riverside and Western Springs, and a few of the passenger stations that are shown.


Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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