The first route followed is along the original Soo Line through Michigan and Wisconsin and then on to the old Wisconsin Central in Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. Shoreham Yard is explored, leading to the routes in Minnesota, North & South Dakota and Montana. Transfer freights in the Twin Cities are followed by steam railfan trips in the late 1950s. The video concludes with Soo Line memorabilia.
The focus of the video is on the Soo Line before the merger with the Milwaukee Road and features many steam locomotives, diesels (including early models), depots, railfan specials, iron ore mines & lake docks and scenes along the right-of-way. Most are from private collections that have not been seen before. There are about 950 images and almost half an hour of 8 mm film & video.
The DVD video is 95 minutes long, narrated and has a menu. The self-starting CD-ROM has depot photographs, scenes inside Shoreham Yard and memorabilia images in a book style presentation.
Prairie Works, 95 minutes, B&W and color, narrated with menu.