Its one of the most beautiful train videos in the world! As seen on PBS stations, this fascinating 60 minute video history of passenger trains in America will please young and old alike. Our award-winning camera crews take you on an awe-inspiring journey from coast-to-coast to re-live the history, color and grandeur of America's most popular steam and diesel passenger trains. These great trains and locomotives offer spectacular viewing as they glide through the mountain valleys, cityscapes, and back country of America. Featuring: Union Pacific 3985, 844,and E9s, Nebraska Zephyr, Norfolk & Western 611, Frisco 1522, and the Southern Pacific 4449. Plus, youll also be treated to excursion specials, dinner trains, tourist lines, ski trains, Amtrak and much, much more! Great music, highly recommended - award winner! KIDS LOVE IT TOO!
LENGTH: 60 Minutes
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video!
This parade of trains large and small was created especially for adults, historians, train enthusiasts and kids. - Billboard Magazine
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars All Aboard - a great story!
A beautiful and romantic tour of American railroading...it tells a good story! - Railfan & Railroad Magazine
5 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
This handsome offering is the TV-screen version of a coffee-table book... Trains Magazine
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
The most exciting story of passenger trains in America ever!
This is one of the most beautiful and informative train programs we have ever viewed. Its an award-winning production thats aired on numerous PBS stations and it makes for great family viewing - kids as well as train lovers will really enjoy this DVD. Youll experience the power, grandeur and majestic beauty of passenger trains in America. Their award-winning camera crews take you on an awe-inspiring journey from coast to coast to re-live the history, color and fascinating story of some of Americas most popular passenger trains. From the earliest steam locomotives to todays streamlined Amtrak diesels, youll be treated to spectacular cinematography as these legends of the rails glide through the mountains, valleys, cityscapes and back country of America. Featured locomotives include the Union Pacific 3985, 844, and E9s, Nebraska Zephyr, Norfolk & Western 611, Frisco 1522, and Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight. As a special treat, youll sit right next to the engineer for an exciting cab ride on the Southwest Chief! Youll also enjoy excursion specials, dinner trains, tourist lines, the Denver & Rio Grande Ski Train, plus spectacular footage of Amtrak from Coast to Coast, and much more! Accompanied by a superbly blended soundtrack and inspiring narration, youll swear you can hear that lonesome whistle blow as you are reminded of the wonder and excitement of travel by rail both past and present!
A Kid's Review -
I've loved this video forever. I would like to know what the "du dum du dum du dum" theme is and the banjo song in the middle of the video. I am 14 and still love it. I would reccomend this to train lovers, kids, teens, adults, and seniors alike.