There's quite a variety of railroad river crossings in the Midwest. We begin with several crossings of the mighty Mississippi at St. Louis, Ft. Madison, Clinton and Hastings. Other river crossings include St. Croix River, Rock River, Spoon River, the Des Plaines River and Colorado River. And it is not just rivers, as we cross creeks and canals too.
Over 50 trains are shown, from Union Pacific, CNW, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Canadian National, CP Rail, Soo Line, SP and Burlington Northern. See all kinds of bridges!
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.