It is the first year for operations on the BNSF, but the Santa Fe personality and paint is still dominant on the BNSF Chillicothe Sub, the former Santa Fe Chillicothe Sub. 90% of the power is still Santa Fe, with an occasional Burlington Northern engine thrown in the mix.
This is Volume One of a two volume series. Volume One shows us the subdivision East of Chillicothe to Chicago. Locations include Corwith, Chillicothe, McCook, Argo, Willow Springs, Joliet, Streator, Ancona, Toluca, Burr Ridge and Lemont.
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.