Working on the Railroad (DVD)
Working on the Railroad: Explore the inner workings of the railroad industry with PBS eight and find out who gets the job done. This exciting documentary profiles the engineers, switchmen, dispatchers and track crews who drive the rail industry in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ride the rails on a fast moving freight train, transfer taconite to ore docks in Two Harbors and Duluth, and follow a veteran switchman working in the rail yard. Track a coal shipment coming into Superior, ride along on a local run to Hayward and travel across the stunning Grassy Point Drawbridge and the St. Louis Bay. Enjoy the pleasures of passenger trains in coaches pulled by a classic steam engine.