Green Frog Productions
Length: One Hour
Locations: Galesburg, E.Dubuque, Benton, Centralia.. more..
Time Period: 1989 – 1990
Source: Steve Neff
This release finds an assortment of railroads, trains and locations within Illinois. The ‘hot spots’, are busy places where the railfan can see a bunch of trains, in a short amount of time. As a snapshot of the time, it is a fast paced look at the areas shown.
As with most older productions, limited map inclusion. There is a general map that shows where the hotspot is within the state. Every chapter location is covered. A chapter menu is divided by the town. This was shot on video. It looks pretty good overall.
The major roads: Burlington Northern, Conrail, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Santa Fe, Illinois Central, CSX, Amtrak, Chicago & Northwestern. There are some unrepainted locomotives: Chessie System, Illinois Central Gulf, Southern, Louisville and Nashville, Family Lines. Also, Missouri Pacific in blue buzzsaw and MP lettering on UP style paint!
There are some various views in this video. Rain and fog are rarely filmed. Longshots that let the trains come to you. Descriptive narration with explanations of symbol freights, slack action, and so on. Mostly, it is standard angle ground level action.
Rating 4 stars