From the pages of history an old railroad name is resurrected. The Wisconsin Central became one of the biggest and most successful of the regional railroads. The Wisconsin Central system comes to lief as we explore its operations and many of the scenic areas of the upper Midwest.
We follow trains across the railroad’s network of track to discover just where they go. You’ll see plenty of mainline action as the railroad’s fleet of diesels move train after train. A long freight nearly stalls on Byron Hill as one of its three engines fails. The engineer skillfully keeps the train moving and makes the grade. The rare SDL-39s are featured on many runs, and we chase a train powered by two of these curious engines across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
From the north woods paper mills to the picturesque farms of America’s Dairyland, The Wisconsin Central is a modern railroad that is bringing new life to the area’s old lines. Pentrex is re-releasing this as a “Pentrex Classic Presentation”. This is an early (1991) Pentrex show, but is still an excellent watch!