Winter Along the Upper Mississippi

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Winter action on the rails of the Soo Line; Burlington Northern; Chicago & North Western; Chicago Central; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; and the Green Bay & Western.

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It’s winter in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, and the lonely sounds of trains echo through the snowy stillness. This is an area of heavy mainline operations, and when there’s freight to be moved, the depth of winter can’t keep the cars from rolling. Witness the action on the rails of the Soo Line; Burlington Northern; Chicago & North Western; Chicago Central; Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern; and the Green Bay & Western. Pentrex cameras capture train after train crossing the covered landscape, kicking up clouds of snow dust in their passing.

The lines run along the frozen banks of the Mississippi River or cross it on scenic bridges in the area between Clinton, Iowa and Winona, Minnesota. We follow the tracks as they wind along the river bluffs and climb out of the valley. The important junctions and diamonds in the towns of Savanna, Illinois; Dubuque, Iowa; and La Crosse, Wisconsin provide us with plenty of lineside action. Newly painted locomotives gleam under the sunny skies of a crisp January day. Railroad workers trudge through the snow to uncouple cars and sweep out switches. Rarely seen cabooses in surprising numbers can be spotted on this area’s trains. There’s no end to the beauty and drama of railroading in Winter Along the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

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10 reviews for Winter Along the Upper Mississippi

  1. Andyweise

    There are some videos you put in and watch once, then there are some you cant even make it through. Then there is one like this that you can watch over and over again. This video has a lot of interesting no longer scene motive power, and cabooses. I would defiantly give this one a watch and you will be hooked.

  2. Andyweise

    There are some videos you put in and watch once, then there are some you cant even make it through. Then there is one like this that you can watch over and over again. This video has a lot of interesting no longer scene motive power, and cabooses.

  3. rrvideoman , Delisle Saskatchewan

    Watching trains at any time is always great, but winter running is just a tad more exciting. What some people may think it lacks in scenery and colour being winter is made up for knowing the difficulties that railroads have battling winter. This video is exciting just watching the challenges that cold weather and snow can bring. A great video and pleased it is in my video collection

  4. T.A. Ross

    Great film with lots of great action. See the Soo line; BN ; The Chicago & Northern Western; The Chicago Centeral and many more. Here the far lonely sounds of train horns ecoing in the winter nights and thru the pass’s. Lots and lots of train action. Great scenery all the way. 5 Stars for this one.

  5. transitionalman

    The upper Mississippi River Valley is a jewel of train watching activity! The scenery is great, trains are plentiful along multiple railroads (currently BNSF, CN and CP). During this video Pentrex takes you back to a time of the CC, BN, DME and the SOO Line. GREAT ACTION watching these classic railroads running through some beautiful territory!!! Travel to the upper Mississippi River valley and you will see why the locals refer to it as “God’s Country”

  6. nssd60e

    Watch some wintertime railroading along the Mississippi. see older fallen flags, and seen that can never be repeated, if you like winter time railroading, this is a must have

  7. KC fan

    I am surprised I am giving it this rating, but I realize too much time was spent in Clinton showing repetitive CNW/SOO action, BN didn’t get enough love, and neither did the DME.

  8. Kraig

    Great video showing fallen flags in action, like former Soo Line units and CNW before the merger. The Chicago Central before being purchased by the Illinois Central. Good narration and some nice scenic winter spots along the river. Good to see all the old time power before the advent of the wide cabs.

  9. Arthur Patzwald

    Great winter Railroading video

  10. Kevin Willie

    Great Video

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