The photo and film video follows the James J. Hill line from the Twin Cities to the rest of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana to the West coast through photographs, postcards, film and historical documents.
The narrated video includes 306 depots, 142 steam locomotives, numerous diesels, the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota, ore docks in Superior, Wisconsin; freight cars, cabooses, MOW equipment and passenger trains/cars. The photographs and film are grouped by separate Great Northern routes.
The six historical documents on the accompanying CD-ROM include publications on the Oriental Ltd., GN steam, the story of the 'William Crooks' and the 1959 annual report.
The DVD video, with 956 images and about ten minutes of 8 mm film, is 84 minutes long. The self-starting CD-ROM (both PC & Mac) has depot photographs in a self-starting 'book,' along with the historical documents.
Prairie Works, 84 min., B&W and color.