In Volume 3, Pentrex takes you through Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to discover mainline and regional railroading Midwestern style! I&M Rail Link and Wisconsin Central are our featured regional railroads. We visit the IMRL on their Fourth Sub between Mason City and Marquette, Iowa to spot a train powered by an ex-Southern Railway of British Columbia SD 38-2 and a New York, Susquehanna and Western SD-45. Wisconsin Central’s tracks host trains from the Canadian National, Union Pacific, and CSX along with its own WC movements.
Union Pacific provides mainline action on the old Rock Island “Spine Line” from Mason City, Iowa to the Twin Cities as well as on the Coffeyville Sub and in Kansas City, Kansas. In Iowa, Illinois Central’s main line supports freight pulled by IC’s SD70s and GP11s. BNSF and Canadian Pacific trains are highlighted as they cross scenic river bridges in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The thrill of Midwestern railroading is here for your enjoyment, in The Best of the Midwest Volume 3.