From the HD camera of Jim Tiroch, we spend 24 hours at Kirkwood, Missouri, Milepost 13.46 and the summit of the ruling grade for eastbound trains on Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision.
You will see the Richardsonian Romanesque style Kirkwood station which was built in 1893 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The city of Kirkwood was named for the chief engineer of the Pacific Railroad, James P. Kirkwood in 1853. In 2003 Amtrak discontinued agents at the Kirkwood station, in order to cut costs. Today volunteers provide train information to boarding passengers.
This program was shot on April 16th, 2011 from Approximately Midnight to the following Midnight at the Kirkwood location.
You will see Coal Trains, Intermodal's, Double Stacks, Military Trains, Autoracks, Amtrak and an assortment of Locomotive Power.
Extra Features: Piston Blow - March 11th, 2003, Kirkwood Missouri. Rail-fan Jim Tiroch is out and about filming trains, UP 6741 on the CNAIM has just blown a piston, shooting hot flames and scalding oil all over the place.
Kirkwood, In 1990 - A very busy spot, with loaded coal trains headed East, and Empties West, with a good mix of intermodal trains. SD40-2's and F40PH's ruled the rails at this time - (From the camera of George Redmond)
Approx. Total Time: 64 Minutes Main Program - 47 Minutes -- Shot In HI Definition Extra Feature 1 - 3 Minutes -- Standard Def Extra Feature 2 - 14 Minutes -- Standard Def
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Stereo Narration On / Off Motion Menu's Chapter Search
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our High Definition Video Master, and formatted for both Wide-screen and 4x3 TVs -- This DVD will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan 4x3