Kansas City Rails

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The numerous freight yards and rail lines criss crossing Kansas City form the second largest rail hub in the United States. With nonstop action across the metro area, this city is every railfan's dream!

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The numerous freight yards and rail lines criss crossing Kansas City form the second largest rail hub in the United States. With nonstop action across the metro area, this city is every railfan’s dream! In 1996-97, Pentrex cameras captured all seven major railroads that make their way through Kansas City: Amtrak, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CP Rail, Kansas City Southern, Gateway Western, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.

You’ll visit many hot spots such as Rock Creek Junction, Murray and Argentine Yards, Union Station, Santa Fe Junction, Hannibal Bridge, Truman Drawbridge, the West Bottoms and much more. There’s even the rare appearance of a jet snowblower in action on KCS! Motive power ranges from aging SD40s and SD45s to the modern SD90MAC, and includes fallen flags Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific, and Chicago & North Western. This metropolitan rail center has a lot to offer and Pentrex covers it all for you. Enjoy great action and excitement on Kansas City Rails!

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6 reviews for Kansas City Rails

  1. david holland

    kansas city rails dvd from pentrex is a must have for anybody visiting kansas city or loves watching tons of trains non stop. in this dvd you will see tons of cool surprises including leasers, ocs trains, old power, passenger trains, fallen flags, and so much more. everyone will enjoy this dvd. i love this dvd.

  2. T.A.R.

    GREAT DVD AND SO INFORMATIVE ABOUT THE FREIGHT YARDS AND RAIL LINES CRISS CROSSING KANSAS CITY FROM THE SECOND LARGEST RAIL HUB IN NORTH AMERICA. FILMED 1996 TO 1997, CAPTURING VARIOUS RAIL ROADS GOING THRU KANSAS CITY INCLUDING AMTRAK, BNSF, KC SOUTHERN, UNION PACIFIC AND MANY MORE. SEE HOT SPOTS LIKE ROCK CREEK JUNCTION, AND MANY MORE. LOTS OF IN YOUR FACE ACTION. 5 STARS AND 1 HOUR AND 38 MINUTES LONG.

  3. emd645e3c

    Filmed during what was a great period for variety in loco power. With a vast array of color schemes from different railroads featured before the onslaught of the “comfort cab”. Wide cabs can be seen throughout, including SF Superfleet units, but most trains are lead by older power. This seems to have been recorded around the beginning of the grafitti scourge, as only small amounts of it are visible on the cars. A nice addition were the UP E units and a snow blower in action. The program is complimented throughout with the usual Pentrex style maps showing the areas in the scenes. The only negative I can find with this is the lack of chapter selection, and the cover photo could do with some level adjustments.
    Definately a worthy addition to the dvd shelf.

  4. transitionalman

    OK, I am partial because I have railfanned Kansas City more than about any place else and LOVED the time in history in which this video was made! Shot during the BNSF Rainbow era of paint schemes and at a time that the SP was being absorbed into the UP, there’s still plenty of ATSF, BN and SP power to delight me! I originally owned this on VHS and had to upgrade to DVD recently which makes skipping some of the UP spots in the video worth it (yeah, not a fan of the UP-borg). The jet engine snowblower at the KCS Knoche Yard was a nice bonus.

  5. Josh

    This is a great look back to see Kansas City right after the big Mergers have happen. You see classic power of railroads back in 1996. Diffidently worth the buy to see a look back at Kansas City.

  6. KC fan

    I think the writing oversells this a little bit, but this is a great show. If only the train on the cover had been a part of it. I still have this show on VHS.

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