From 1995 though 1998 Midwest Video Productions captured Conrail, CSX and Norfolk Southern trains across the upper slice of Indiana. This is where the mainlines from the East start to come together as they head into Chicago. This is all Conrail pre-merger footage and we will see some classic diesel power.
Locations include Porter Junction, Whiting, Ogden Dunes, Otis, La Porte, Hobart, South Bend, Elkhart, Spriggsboro and Fort Wayne. We'll spend some time around the Elkhart and Fort Wayne yard areas and see mainline trains heading into and out of Chicago as well as locals and yard jobs.
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.