Hot Spot: Eola
By Midwest Video Productions

Hot Spot: Eola
1 Hour 25 Mins


Product Description

Eola Yard is the funnel Point for all of the Ex-Burlington Lines in and out of Chicago. East of Eola is BNSF's Chicago Sub, northwest of the Aurora Sub and west is the Mendota Sub. We'll see trains of the EJ&E, BNSF, UP, SP, Conrail, CN and GTW.

See the trains and hear all about them as well. The informative narration gives us a lot of information about each train, and we often get to hear the radio traffic too. Information includes locations covered and tips on the best place to railfan Eola.

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.