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Fallen Flags Series Combo: 1960s/1970s Railroads

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Here, combined on one Combo DVD, are two shows presenting your favourite fallen flags, which are railroad companies no longer in existence due to consolidation.

These programs were filmed during the 1960s and 1970s at two of the country's railroading hot spots: Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.


CLASSIC TWIN CITIES RAILROADING (52 Minutes)

Pentrex takes you back to the golden days of Minneapolis/St. Paul railroading in this, the third in its popular Fallen Flags Series.

All the footage in this presentation was shot during Spring of 1970, just after the merger of Burlington Route, Great Northern, and Northern Pacific which formed the Burlington Northern.

All the railroads shown here are Fallen Flags: Soo Line; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern; Chicago & North Western; Burlington Northern; Rock Island; and Milwaukee Road.

A wide variety of locomotive types can be seen, including Alco, GE, Baldwin, EMD, a Fairbanks-Morse, a rare Baldwin DT-6-2000 centercab switcher, and an unusual home-built electric switcher.

You'll view locomotives painted in predecessor colors (Burlington Route, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Chicago Great Western) as well as in the paint schemes of the featured roads.

This nonstop parade of equipment is seen at Shoreham Yard, Glenwood Junction, Westminster Tower, Belt Yard, St. Paul ("Pig's Eye") Yard, Dayton's Bluff Yard, St. Paul Union Depot, Inver Grove, and the now-defunct Koppers Coke Plant with its custom electric switcher.

A final highlight is a ride in a dome car on the Morning and Afternoon Zephyrs to experience the sights between the Twin Cities. It's a fascinating and nostalgic journey!


CLASSIC CHICAGO RAILROADING (84 Minutes)

This incredible compilation is based on 8mm colour films taken by noted railroad photographer Dick Wallin during the 1960s and 1970s. Featured are these historic railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio
Belt Railway of Chicago
Burlington Northern
Canadian National
Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Chicago & North Western
Chicago Great Western
Chicago River & Indiana
Chicago South Shore & South Bend
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
Erie Lackawanna
Grand Trunk Western
Great Northern
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Illinois Central
Indiana Harbor Belt
Louisville & Nashville
Milwaukee Road
Monon
New York Central
Northern Pacific
Norfolk & Western
Penn Central
Pennsylvania Railroad
Rock Island
Santa Fe
Seaboard Coast Line
Soo
Wabash
Early Amtrak

Enjoy rare scenes filmed during the changing seasons at the best train watching locations throughout the Chicago area and into Northern Indiana.

You'll see and amazing variety of motive power, from classic diesels to the latest in 1970s motive power, heading up a terrific mix of freight and passenger trains, including the Broadway Limited, Empire Builder, Hiawatha, San Francisco Zephyr, City of New Orleans, and more.

The two programs on this DVD take you on an incredible journey into the heart of American railroading!

This DVD has two stereo soundtracks, one with the train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.


Produced by - Pentrex
Running time - 136 Minutes
DVD only

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