Hot Rails through the Twin Cities

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Sizzling action – that’s railroading in the Twin Cities in 1998 when this show was filmed. Minneapolis/St. Paul hosts eight different railroads plus Amtrak passenger trains.

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Sizzling action – that’s railroading in the Twin Cities in 1998 when this show was filmed. Minneapolis/St. Paul hosts eight different railroads plus Amtrak passenger trains. Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific, Twin Cities & Western, Minnesota Commercial, Wisconsin Central, and the I&M Rail Link all operate here. These rails are kept highly polished by cross-town transfers, local freights, yard jobs, and road trains! Tremendous variety and sheer volume make the Twin Cities a railfan’s dream.

Experience the action at the hottest locations. University Avenue, Division Street, and Dayton’s Bluff at Hoffman Avenue are extensively covered. Shortline Hill, where trains strain to lift heavy tonnage out of the river valley, the BNSF mainline through St. Paul, and Wisconsin Central out of Shoreham provide plenty of action, with train meets and multiple trains underway.

Steam is on the rails in the Twin Cities. You’ll spot Milwaukee Road #261 pulling an outbound excursion. Then it’s on the Minnesota Commercial where many of their unusual locomotives are hard at work. MC owns a unique fleet of old Alco and EMD museum pieces that will take you back to an earlier period.

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4 reviews for Hot Rails through the Twin Cities

  1. andyweise

    A great variety of trains and power. Many types of railroads. Good maps and informative narration. I love the retro-ness as railroading has changed so much since these scenes were shot.

  2. andyweise

    I love this video, a great variety of trains and power. Many types of railroads. Good maps and informative narration. I love the retroness as railroading has changed so much since these scenes were shot.

  3. Brad

    I am always looking for additional WC footage for my library so this title caught my eye. The WC interchanges with the BN here so it was worth adding the footage to my collection. Pentrex did a decent job with this one

  4. rrvideoman

    Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota. Truly a hot spot for trains. In 1998, there were no less than 8 different railroads including Amtrak serving the Twin Cities. Every type of rail move possible is seen in this video, from a wide variety of locations. Yard work, local transfers, and long distance trains make there way around town. Trains like Amtrak’s Empire Builder to and from the west coast, or Canadian Pacfic trains with international shipments, or local inner city trains like Minnesota Commercial. It’s all here on one video. It is not unusual to witness more than one train in a scene, from 2 different companies. Scenes of trains crossing the Mississippi River in the downtown core of the cities. There is even a Steam Excursion train for the steam lovers. Here is a video for every one, that the entire family will see something that is of enjoyment. High recommendations for this excellent presentation.

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