Location: Kansas City area
Timeframe: 1996- 97
Length: 1 hour 38 minutes
Visit the number two, American Railroad hub. See the hot spots. Pentrex was there, in 1996 to 1997. Besides the variety of locations, many railroads operate in this city.
Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CP Rail, Kansas City Southern, Gateway Western, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. Older pre- merger paint schemes, as well. Soo Line in original paint, seen below.
No Chapter Menu. Too bad with the large assortment of locations.
Basic maps. They have a healthy supply of these.
Narration with be natural sound. Good, even level levels. A fine script. The show is well paced.
A jet snow blower is shown operating. Not here. Too much to see, to have everything.
Many shots are somewhat obscured, at the beginning of scenes. Tree branches are the culprit. Perhaps, the way it is around Kansas City. The views do clear up. A bit odd for a Pentrex film.
A BNSF on a Santa Fe crossing. Kansas City has a cornucopia of trackage and trains!
Locomotives both old and new, will be found. Norfolk Southern 8854.
Speaking of old. Union Pacific E9 units return from a Super Bowl game.
Sticking with old for another frame. Model Railroaders can have a field day, with vintage structures.
Chicago Northwestern 8686, leads a train on this stunning shot. Looks like a painting.
Tough to choose a Kansas City Southern. These SD45T3 rebuilds are singular!
Gateway Western with a transfer run.
Apparently, CP Rail had to go through some circuitous routing, to get around the city.
Armourdale Yard. This vast facility was a Rock Island property.
Although the lighting isn’t perfect. The trestle displays a part of the charm of KC. Those Southern Pacific locomotives must be testing the strength of the steel.
Burlington Northern original Cascade Green paint. This is still plentiful here.
Santa Fe, is also beaucoup in both schemes.
Soo Line 6045 still wearing it’s factory paint. Leads a Canadian Pacific move.
This BNSF is going to Willow Springs, Illinois. Argentine Yard was a Santa Fe. It is featured and the largest in the area.
The caboose was off the mainline trains here. Not even seen on the locals. This Union Pacific Super Bowl Special. It is a worthy closer. Times do change…
This show provides comprehensive coverage, of Kansas City and vicinity. It extends outward, into some rural locations.
The plethora of: railroads, trains and locations, is nearly overwhelming. It will stand up to some repeat viewings.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars