> Into the 90s - THE GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - Volume 5
Into the 90s - THE GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - Volume 5
While this is obviously a railroad related program, and a description of it follows...it also has some terrific footage for lakeboat fans! In addition to cool waterfront scenes taken from a Diamond Jack boat...the showstopper is a detailed view of the 1000footer Walter J McCarthy Jr coming in to dock and unload at the Monroe power plant. See the huge boat ease in and tie-up, then raise its unloading boom to the coal hopper. combine this with the fascinating railroad scenes, and you have a unique look at a neat boat! And now...the rest of the story...Volume 5 follows the former Detroit Toledo Shoreline Route from Delray Tower in Detroit to Lang Yard in Toledo. Locations visited include Delray, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Trenton, Monroe, and more! Also, an in-depth look at coal handling procedures at Detroit Edisons Monroe Power Plant is featured. This power plant, served by GT and Conrail as well as lakeboats, receives over 9 million tons of coal per year by rail and uses rotary dumpers, conveyors, bulldozers and scrapers to get the coal where its needed. See all this, plus rail-grinding and track-laying from the sub-roadbed up, exciting GT action and run-through power from the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific. As reviewed in Trains Magazine...a program with nearly universal appeal! 120 minutes, color with audio and narration, DVD-R format.