A Day in Portage La Prairie DVD

A Day in Portage La Prairie DVD

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    A Day in Portage La Prairie DVD

    A Day in Portage La Prairie

    Travel to the Canadian provence of Manitoba where we spend time watching a variety of Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific trains and motive power. This show was shot in June of 1999, and we purposely went on a day where we could see the Churchill passenger train, which indeed had an FP9 as power on this eastbound section of the run to Winnipeg. During our day we see some older power on CN, and get some special bonuses with some unexpected activity on the CP. In addition to the train action, we also see some track work being done, as well as some neat comparison shots with some steam trains shot at the same spots 40 years earlier. The 1958 and 1958 Canadian Steam tapes were our first look at this spot, and inspired us to visit in more modern times to see for ourselves. Already our program is historic since the lone grain elevator we saw along the CP tracks is now but a memory. We end our Portage visit with a neat sunset, but thats not where the DVD ends. After Portage we shot some more CP action as we headed west. That footage was not in the original tapes we had out years ago. However, we did include extra footage in the dvd in 2010. This footage contains CPR switching and trains at Bredenbury and Wynyard, Saskatchewan, with one train using a pair of GP38-2's. There are several grain trains seen, including one that we chase for awhile. This Sask. section is not narrated. Everything in this video has natural train sounds, and some narration to guide you along our Canadian visit. In one of the first scenes at Portage the night before you will see Train number 1, the westbound "Canadian" departing town as well. This is a pretty fast paced show with good lighting and interesting variety.

    • Run Time 1 Hour 8 Minutes
    • Produced by Greg Scholl 2010