CHARLES SMILEY 1 hour 52 minutes
Visit Kansas City and surrounding areas, before all the great mergers of the 90's! See trains from many different roads, with detailed maps and narration on how freight moves thru the KC area. Visit Santa Fe Junction, Airline Junction and Neff yard! See run down industrial backdrops with trains moving thru "the bottoms". Many transfers and locals are shown from Santa Fe, Gateway Western, Soo, UP and KCS! See a variety of motive power, that is long gone from mainline service today, including early GE's and EMD locomotives. As the years progress in this movie, see the newer units taking over. many being the very last orders from these fallen flag railroads. Fine examples of CNW AC-4400 Operation Lifesaver Units, SP/SSW GP-60s, and a sparkling clean variety of Santa Fe painted Warbonnets. These include Dash-840B, and C-44-9 models, Cowl SDP-45s, SD-70s and standard and cabless GP-60s. Rare blue and yellow painted SD-39, GP-40X and GP-9U and GP-7U models are also highlighted. Norfolk Southern's ex Wabash Route is explained and many trains show up from them in this movie. Union Pacific and Burlington Northern also both make their presence felt, with fine examples of big power on heavy coal and drag freights! The route of the Kansas City Southern is mapped out, and we see some road freights and locals from them as well! Don't miss the last great stand for these fine American Railroads, before everything changed forever!