Format: DVD containing a slideshow
Length: 1 hour 11 minutes
Time Period: 1950’s- 1980’s
Locations: Argo, LaGrange, Bensenville, Westchester, rural Indiana, rural Illinois and more..
Source: John Szwajkart
MSRP: 25.00 each, or 2 slideshows for 40.00.
This is a first on ATVR. It is a slideshow on DVD. Usually, I only review films. However, this is formatted to view on a DVD player. In the days before video became commonplace, railfans often shot 35mm photographs. Slides were a great way to get pics, and one could always present a slideshow to others. There is a chapter menu that makes navigation easy.
The Milwaukee Road ran from Chicago area to Southern Indiana. The main reason for the line, was to access coal from around Terre Haute.
A series of maps with some limited text outlines the history. Proceeding to the slideshow, the presentation is divided into chronological order chapters. Dates and locations are given with on screen graphics. A clicking noise sounds like the old carousel projectors.
Venturing into Indiana, we see New York Central, Illinios Central and others. This adds some variety to the show.
An odd task is to rate this slideshow. It does not compare to standard train videos. It is a unique offering. Fans of Milwaukee Road will find this enjoyable. Model railroaders will appreciate the huge number of images. Mr. Szwajkart does catalog additional slideshows.
The bottom line is that is an excellent selection of Milwaukee Road pictures.
Rating: 3 Stars