Over 70 trains, from the Belt Line in Chicago to locals and trains running to the Northwest. This is a look at the new BNSF's important Burlington Northern Line between Chicago and Burlington, Iowa. We'll see lots of BN color and some new BNSF '"pumpkins'" too. We railfan the Mississippi River crossing and see TP&W locals off the Peoria Branch.
Locations include Belt Rail;way of Chicago, Lisle, East Eola, EJ&E Crossing, West Eola, Naperville, Montgomery, Galesburg and West Burlington.
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.