A Day with Belt Railway of Chicago #525
By Midwest Video Productions

A Day with Belt Railway of Chicago #525
SKU: MV525
1 Hour 25 Mins


Product Description

Join the crew of the Belt Railway of Chicago's "Cookie Job". We ride in the cab and see the operation from the ground too. Learn about the EMD SW1200 switcher from the engineers. We'll also visit the Operations Center and see the dispatcher at work.This is a fascinating look at hard-core railroad switching, from a local job to yard switching... from "kicking cars to assembling trains, we get to see it all.Midwest Video Productions was most active in the mid-to-late 1990s when mergers were happening and flags were falling at a fast clip. This video was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today's high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time in the nation's railroad history.