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BNSF's Nebraska Coal Conveyors - Action on the Sand Hills Sub & Crawford Hill Blu-ray & DVD
From Alliance, Nebraska, BNSF's Sand Hills subdivision moves high volumes of powder river basin coal to the east and other regions. In this program, you'll see trains from a variety of locations, mainly on the western (and more scenic) portion of the line. Then on the Butte subdivision, heavy, loud & intense would be the best way to describe the trains as they climb for 14 miles out of Crawford, and are challenged by the Pine Ridge escarpment & the double horseshoe of Crawford Hill. Trains that often exceed 15,000 tons face a grade of 1.55 percent, and manned helpers are required. Videographer Dan Millette recorded the drama in full high definition video from earth-shaking ground level shots to beautiful panoramic overlooks!