(Standard DVD) American Railway Vol 15 - Minnesota: North Star Railroading
Run-time 1 hour and 38 mins approx
Join us on a journey exploring Minnesota, filmed in October 2013
Witness the variety of motive power in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul provided by BNSF, UP, CP, CSX, Iowa Chicago & Eastern, and the Metro Transit Northstar Line (MNRX) commuter trains (left). Enjoy the fall scenery in the area around Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior, including a visit to the North Shore Scenic Railroad tourist line (below).
Hear CN SD-40’s slogging up the grade thru Proctor (right), hauling ore jennies that carry the taconite iron ore pellet traffic to the lakeside ports. Follow CP operations to the west of Minneapolis in glorious locations such as Paynesville (front cover).
Sample UP trains on the route south from St Paul to Iowa, including a Siemens S70 LRV carried on a flat car for delivery to Metro Transit. Several scenes feature the beauty of sunrise and sunset, enhancing the autumn colours.