After two years of no service, a Twin Cities & Western train was run on an old Minneapolis & St. Louis line in central Minnesota.
The first part of the video is from the locomotive cab, trailblazing the absolutely decrepit 96-mile line on a cold day in early April, 2002 from its beginning at Norwood to the halfway point near Franklin.
The second part looks at the extensive maintenance work performed over that summer to get the track up to 10 mph condition. The third part, on rehabilitated track, follows the first revenue train that was run on October 11, 2002 from Fairfax to Norwood with two ex-TC&W GP-10s painted in Minnesota Prairie Line livery leading 25 covered hoppers.
The fourth part follows a MPL train at work in winter over a year after the first revenue train ran. Also includes home video from a contributor of two previous railroad operators.
Prairie Works, DVD, 65 minutes; has DVD-player activated English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.