Experience The Milwaukee Road of the early 1970s as Pentrex takes you on a three-volume video adventure along the CMStP&P’s Rocky Mountain Division! Explore the entire electrified line from Harlowton, Montana to Avery, Idaho in this exciting three-volume combo DVD. Extraordinary films taken by Ed Stimpson have been carefully selected and enhanced, then combined with incredible stereo sound recorded by Don Hunter.
Volume I: Electric Power on the Milwaukee Road – Alberton, Avery and the St. Paul Pass
Pentrex begins its Milwaukee Road series and its fascinating electric motive power with a look at Boxcabs and Little Joes hard at work on the Rocky Mountain Division in Alberton, Montana and from Avery, Idaho through the St. Paul Pass. Highlights of this 1972 footage include the impressive General Electric-built Boxcab motors and the gutsy Little Joes. (47 Minutes)
Volume II: Harlowton to Butte
We begin our journey with a look at the non-electrified line that ran from Harlowton to Lewistown, Montana to view diesel action on the Rocky Mountain Division. The yards at Harlowton linked the electrified division with the non-electrified line to the east and you’ll catch the action there. The drama of machines battling spectacular terrain is vividly portrayed in this exciting tribute to the mighty Milwaukee Road. (41 Minutes)
Volume III: The Rocky Mountain Division From 1973!
This historic footage was shot just months before electrified service was replaced by diesel power. It covers the entire 440-mile route from Harlowton, Montana to Avery, Idaho. Highlights include a trip to the busy Lombard area, where Milwaukee track crossed the Burlington Northern. From mountain prairies to steep, tree covered peaks, the Rocky Mountain Division was a breathtaking sight. (78 Minutes)
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