Rails Buffalo

RailsBuffalo_DVD

Producer: Green Frog

Timeframe: 1991

Locations: Buffalo Jct., Frontier Yard, SK Yard, Depew, Silver Creek

Length: 59 minutes

Source: Robert McCormack

A fast paced look at the Buffalo, New York vicinity in 1991. Much more than Conrail. A vast network of trackage provides a plethora of Railfanning.

An older release, that was on VHS. This one is on DVD-R format now. A Chapter Search. Dolby Audio. On-screen graphics.

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Narration by William Rodriguez. Audio has natural train sounds. Bumpers with music.

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The Buffalo area tour is geographic. The script declares the locations. At times, on-screen graphics with train designations and/or location. Color balance range is, fair to excellent.

Audio soundtrack for trains, sounds live. Good balance. Narrative talks over many runbys.

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Conrail is the star of the show. Trailvan and double-stack moves reflect the predominate intermodal traffic here. Unit coal also is present. Mixed, Manifest freight trains.

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Third generation power is the latest. Hauling an APL double stack. American President Lines.

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Interesting at the time. First generation locomotives, albeit rebuilt. These were still in service, as this GP10.

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Switching and transfer runs, are seen.

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Conrail in Buffalo is extremely busy. Loads of train meets. This shot, is a yard scene.

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Norfolk Southern has their exclusive Road Railer trains here.

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A parade of freights on the mainlines.

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Plenty of various railroads are around. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, is one.

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CP Rail has these colorful, GP9 modifieds.

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South Buffalo Railroad operates some old, Alco S2 switchers.

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Susquehanna hauls out of here, as well.

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Several Amtrak trains. Maple Leaf in this scene.

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The CP Drawbridge is a hotspot.

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Looks like rush hour. Conrail Quality!

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Buffalo and Pittsburgh, passes through.

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As does a Chessie System, with a CSX unit.

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Make no mistake. It is mainly a Conrail show. Trailvans galore!

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Norfolk and Western has the clearest caboose views. Yes, there are some Conrail ones.

Also available in : Trains Around New York and New Jersey – Collection

Rails Buffalo is a solid effort by Green Frog. The train action is non-stop! Viewers will wonder where the time passed, so quickly.

Rating: 4 Stars

 

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