The Belt has a wide variety of well maintained classic power, including GP7, GP9, SW9, SW1200, SW1500, MP15, GP-38-2, ALCo C-424, S-6 and cow and calf lash-ups. We'll get to see all motive power classes and the majority of the roster in this video.
We'll visit the engine terminal and see repair work in the diesel house. We'll see a lot of foreign power too as the Belt services locomotives for it's co-owners. This program includes cab views and short cab rides in a S-6 and SW-1200.
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.