Chicago & Northwestern personality and color are still abundant on this high traffic former CNW, now Union Pacific route west out of Chicago. We'll see a wide variety of trains and motive power from GP-7s to the new SD-90MACs... and even Union Pacific 4-8-4 Northern-type steamer #844 in excursion service at several locations. Most power (not #844!) is still in CNW colors.
Locations include Fox River crossing at Geneva, JB Tower and the EJ&E diamonds in Chicago, Elmhurst, Lombard, Wheaton and a perimeter view of Proviso Yard. Volume 2 covers the former CNW Geneva Sub west of Geneva.
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.