C. Vision Productions takes you to central Illinois where cinematographer Louie Schaefer captures exciting action from the Chicago Burlington and Quincy, Santa Fe and the birth years of the Burlington Northern and Amtrak. This program was filmed from 1967 to 1976. Original CB&Q and Santa Fe freight and passenger trains open the show. You will then witness the transformation years of the Burlington Northern merger in 1970, along with the birth years of Amtrak in 1971. Finally, Louie captures action in 1976 including an appearance of Burlington Northern’s Bicentennial painted U30C, number 1776 and Santa Fe’s Bicentennial painted SD 45 dash 2! Several first and second generation diesels are captured along with appearances from other railroads including the Penn Central and Union Pacific.
Classic Trains in Illinois: Galesburg and Cameron
Exciting action from the Chicago Burlington and Quincy, Santa Fe and the birth years of the Burlington Northern and Amtrak as we visit Galesburg and Cameron, Illinois in the mid-70s.
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