On board, in cab and trackside, we get to see all the action! We will cross the Mississippi River on an open platform car and see switching at our destinations. We'll see the scenery as we travel Amtrak throughout 1994 to 1997 on routes in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri and Colorado. Nearly every Amtrak train in and out of Chicago is covered.
The narration is informative and many of the views can only be seen from a train as we look at Amtrak's operations in the mid-nineties in a unique way.
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.