Burlington Northern E-Units Along the Racetrack

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

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Once leading the country’s finest passenger trains on high-speed schedules, the last remaining fleet of Electro-Motive E-units worked during their later years pulling commuter trains in Chicago.

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Once leading the country’s finest passenger trains on high-speed schedules, the last remaining fleet of Electro-Motive E-units worked during their later years pulling commuter trains in Chicago. Pentrex filmed these timeless machines in the early 1990s, capturing their sleek lines and throaty exhaust in exciting line-side action and thrilling cab ride footage just before they were retired from Metra duty. For a nostalgic look at rare power actively still at work and the engineer’s view of the route they travel, treat yourself to Burlington Northern E-Units, Along the Racetrack!

Climb up into the cab of BNE-9 #9914 and ride the entire line from Chicago’s Union Station out to Aurora. Watch as the engineer skillfully brings the machine from notch 8 to a screaming stop at stations along the line. Listen as the throttle is ratcheted through the notches and the dual-engine machine responds with rumbling exhaust talk. You’ll get a view of the triple track BN mainline as you’ve never seen it before! The afternoon Dinky Parade, as the railroaders call it, is a dispatcher’s nightmare, with train after train scheduled for action. The route to Aurora is filled with curves, bridges, and scenic stations and many thrilling meets occur as you speed down the “racetrack.”

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6 reviews for Burlington Northern E-Units Along the Racetrack

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cody Phipps

    I loved all the locations, action, and explanation of the video. Pentrex always does a great job of putting these together. Would definitely recommend this to anyone considering purchasing it! Especially if it’s on sale!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    M

    When it comes to movies about the railroad or railfanning Pentrex is widely considered the measuring stick. So when I bought this DVD I knew I there would be good production quality behind it. This DVD focuses on the E-units operating on the racetrack and captures some great footage from track side and inside the cab. Some history is discussed and the smooth narration does not distract from your viewing pleasure. The only negative about this DVD was a quick section of narration audio was a bit off for all of 5 seconds but then was right on point again in the next scene. The subject is a bit dry but the sights are amazing. Do your research as the price on this DVD seems to fluctuate.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Andyweise

    This is one of Pentrex’s best videos in my opinion. Was a good mix of freight and passenger, although obviously its mostly passenger trains. It centers around an interesting time on the BN. Informative narration and very good photography. My favorite part is the in-cab footage and cabrides.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    transitionalman

    I was very fortunate to have witnessed the E-Units on the Racetrack on a couple of occasions in the early 1990s before they were gone and this video captures all the sights and sounds of them perfectly!!! It’s hard not to appreciate the quality with which these CB&Q workhorses kept working when all other E-Units had been preserved or scrapped. I love the cab ride in an E to witness the views from onboard! The only negative thing about this video is that it is only an hour in length and goes by so fast….but it is worth it!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josh

    This is a great video of BN’s old E units in commuter service out of Chicago.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Willie

    Great Video

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