C. Vision Productions continues its coverage on Minnesota's main lines. Burlington Northern Santa Fe's Staples Subdivision runs from Minneapolis to Dilworth. This line is a part of BNSF's northern Transcontinental main from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest. C. Vision covered the east end of the Staples Sub in our program "Fast Freight on the BNSF's Transcon" and in this program, we tour the west end of the Staples Sub from the terminal in Dilworth to Staples.|
BNSF's variety of locomotive power and color schemes are well represented in this show. Older SD-40 dash 2's are seen in the old Santa Fe and Burlington Northern colors. The new ES-44's and SD-70ACe's show off their new Heritage 3 style.
There are plenty of scenic locations covered including the sweeping curves in and around Hawley, the long s-curve at Lake Park and the Canadian Pacific diamond at Detroit Lakes. Trains also pass 3 ex-Northern Pacific depots that still stand along the line today. Add in several char
|Overall rating for this DVD?
|The rest is optional but appreciated.|
|In your opinion, how was the narration level?
There was no narration.|
Could have used more.
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Narration can be turned off.
|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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