This is Conrail's high traffic Chicago Line, part of Big Blue's Dearborn Division, and Elkhart is a large classification and hump yard on the Contrail System. We'll see over 70 trains! It's a mix of train types from trailer-van to mail to steel and manifest.
Locations include Chicago, Conrail on the BRC, Whiting, Gary, Ogden Dunes, Burns Harbor, Otis, Pinola, LaPorte, South Bend and Elkhart. Besides Conrail power we'll see a variety of western road run through power and units and trains from CP, CSX, NS, SP, UP, Chicago Short Line and the South Shore.
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.