CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN: MAINLINE WEST|
This video covers a section of railroad which is one of the busiest in the United States, the former Chicago and Northwestern line from Chicago west to Omaha and Fremont. The line handles Chicago commuters as well as transcontinental freight traffic, and we'll see both in this video, which was done in 1993 before Union Pacific had complete control of the C&NW. There is a wide variety of motive power, ranging from 1950 GP7s to new diesels built in the 1990s. Our video was shot during the 1993 flood so we are lucky to see a very interesting side-show, the California Zephyr detouring over the C&NW with Metra E-units leading the train. We'll see Proviso yard in Chicago where we visit the hump and container yards, then see commuter action, including a cab ride. You'll see hot spots like Rochelle, Illinois where the C&NW and BN diamond features loads of action. Then we take you westward through Illinois, and Iowa to the better locations such as
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
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|Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)?
A little rough around the edges.
|How would you rate the VALUE of this video?
Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.|
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
|Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others?
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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