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Canadian National's Western Manitoba Mains DVD

Canadian National's Western Manitoba Mains DVD

This program shows the trains and operations on both of Canadian National’s main lines in western Manitoba – the transcontinental main line through Rivers and around Dauphin on CN’s secondary main line known as their Prairie North Line that diverges from the main line at Portage La Prairie, just west of Winnipeg.  CN is arguably the western hemisphere’s leading railroad with by far the lowest operating ratio of any class I railroad in the U. S. or Canada.  In 2000 CN began lengthening their sidings on their transcontinental main line between Winnipeg and Edmonton and today CN runs some of the longest freight trains on this continent between those two cities on what was once nicknamed the Bee Line across the prairie.  This program shows twenty-four hours of action on CN’s Rivers Subdivision west of Rivers between Arrow River and a point just east of Uno where CN’s main line drops down into the Assiniboine River Valley.  This well-engineered track is traversed by a growing number of containers out of the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, and oil from Alberta headed to both the States and to eastern Canada, and the train count has grown on this busy line.  The second part of this program shows several trains on CN’s Prairie North Line both sides of Dauphin.  So come along with us as some of the longest trains on this continent thunder across the Canadian Prairie or growl up the grade out of the Assiniboine River Valley in October of 2015 on CN’s Western Manitoba Mains.  This DVD is a two disk set.  It is 2 hours and forty minutes in length and can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $40.95


  • Video Format: DVD