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MINNESOTA PRAIRIE LINE - THE PHOENIX OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA: After two years of no service, a Twin Cities & Western train was run on an old Minneapolis & St. Louis line in central Minnesota. The first part of the video is from the locomotive cab, trailblazing the absolutely decrepit 96-mile line on a cold day in early April, 2002 from its eastern beginning of Norwood to the halfway point near Franklin.
The second part looks at the extensive maintenance work performed over that summer to get the track up to 10 mph condition. The third part, on rehabilitated track, follows the first revenue train that was run on October 11, 2002 from Fairfax to Norwood with two ex-Twin Cities & Western GP-10s painted in Minnesota Prairie Line livery leading 25 covered hoppers. The fourth part follows a MPL train at work in winter over a year after the first revenue train ran. Also includes home video from a contributor of two previous railroad operators.
The video is 65 minutes long. US$19.95 + US$16 international shipping
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All the videos are on DVD (NTSC format, PAL not available). May have problems in some old DVD players.
Some of the DVD videos have a CD-ROM that has photos and publications. It is self-starting and is like looking at a book on a computer (PC & Mac).
Return Policy: Any defective DVD or CD-ROM will be replaced upon receipt of the defective item. While a defective DVD or CD will be replaced, there are no monetary refunds since the item could just be copied.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 USA