|Title||The Milwaukee Road Volumes I, II, & III Combo DVD|
|Playing Time||2 hr 46 min|
If you found Gary Ostlund’s presentation at our March meeting interesting, you will like this DVD. Some of the still pictures in his presentation were taken at the same locations covered in this video.
The video was shot during 1972 and 1973 and the action takes place on the electrified portion of the Milwaukee Road in western Montana and the Idaho Panhandle. The eastern end of the electrified rail was Harlowton, MT, and the western end was Avery, ID. There was another section of electrified rail in Washington State but that was not covered in this DVD.
The image quality is surprisingly good considering the technology of the times in the early 1970s. Digital enhancement was used to great effect on this DVD. The narration is very informative.
We see box cabs, steeple cabs, and Little Joe’s in the video and we are treated to some nice shots of RR action at the tunnels and trestles between the St. Paul Pass Tunnel on the ID-MT border and Avery, ID. This section of right of way has been converted into a bike trail, which I have ridden twice. It is a beautiful area.
You will like this one!