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|Great Trans American Train Ride: Broadway Limited, Penn Station, Union Station, California Zephyr, The Desert Wind
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It's all aboard for adventure as travel expert Doug Jones guides you on a spectacular coast-to-coast journey on 3 of America's greatest trains! You'll experience the breadth of America, from the great cities of the East to the heartland prairies, from the majesty of snow-capped mountains to the Western desert. You'll take the fabled Broadway Limited from New York's Pennsylvania Station, through Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before changing at Chicago's Union Station for the legendary California Zephyr. Then it's across the rolling prairies and soaring mountains to Salt Lake City where you'll climb aboard the Desert Wind as it departs to Las Vegas and the California desert before making it's way, finally, to Los Angeles. The Great Trans-American Train Ride will carry you from "Sea to Shining Sea" on a romantic and nostalgic journey aboard the last great passenger trains of the USA.
|Train Crazy Kids
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These 4-DVD collections will fascinate and delight the young and young at heart.Each set contains four complete programs aimed at teaching kids about the excitingworld of trains and big machines. Everything from the A-Train to the Zamboni comes to life in these entertaining and educational collections.
- 2½ hours of action with real life steam locomotives, diesel engines & more!
- four engaging and educational films is sure to captivate your little one time and again
- Four top selling programs including Awesome Trains, The Alphabet Train, I Wanna Be a Train Engineer & Choo Choo Christmas
- Go on a tour of an actual working diesel with Emmy Award-winning host Steve Pool
- Train Crazy Kids is an engaging and educational collection of fun for the whole family!
|Travel the World by Train: South America
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel through Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and finally Argentina.
"Awesome" is the only word to describe the vistas in the South America volume of the Travel the World by Train series. When the train departs from Quito, Ecuador, passengers are permitted to sit atop it, on the roof! (No virtual reality for these thrill seekers.) The conductor warns riders to duck under low bridges as intrepid food vendors make their way along the tops of the swaying cars. We ascend into the Andes Mountains, overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the natural world.
The tourist excursion from Cuzco, Peru, is cushy by comparison. The views from the train windows may be just as spectacular as those on the Ecuadorian route: 9,800-foot mountains, raging rivers. But here, comely train attendants serve passengers coca tea for altitude sickness. The ride terminates at mind-blowing Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas. Another Peruvian trip provides rare aerial panoramas of the baffling line drawings of Nazca: hundreds of colossal, two-dimensional figures of monkeys, condors, and lizards etched into the desert hillsides centuries ago. The sight of 3,200-square-mile Lake Titicaca, at 12,500 feet the highest navigable lake in the world, is equally stunning.
A wood-powered steam train shoos cattle off the tracks in sleepy, agricultural Paraguay. Journeys through Brazil, Chile, and Argentina (including rugged Patagonia) complete this fascinating train tour of South America; all in all, it's a splendid initiation into the myriad beauties of this vast and varied continent. --Laura Mirsky
|Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad
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Defiant, brave and free, the great abolitionists Thomas Garrett, William Still and Harriet Tubman, along with hundreds of lesser known and nameless opponents of slavery, formed a Corridor of Courage stretching from Maryland's eastern shore through the length of Delaware to Philadelphia and beyond -- making the Underground Railroad a real route to freedom for enslaved Americans before the Civil War.
Long-format interviews with prominent historians blend with dramatic reenactment to create a powerful story about the fight to end slavery. Actors Edward Asner and Blair Underwood portray the two most prominent abolitionists on the eastern line of the Underground Railroad, Thomas Garrett and William Still.
Bearing a remarkable resemblance to Thomas Garrett, Asner reenacts the famous courtroom scene in 1848 in which Garrett foreshadows the Civil War and firmly declares to redouble his efforts in fighting for true freedom in America. In spite of the court's imposition of a crippling financial punishment, Garrett's ideals were not altered; his clandestine activities continued for many years even during the War.
Reading documented text in the form of letters exchanged by Thomas Garrett and William Still (a free black abolitionist in Philadelphia), Asner and Underwood bring to life the fascinating working relationship between the two men and those they helped. Underwood, as William Still, meets in secret with the frightened fugitives who pass through his Anti-Slavery Society Offices in Philadelphia on their dangerous journeys to the north.
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|Golden Age of Steam
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Four full seasons of steam railroading! It all adds up to a captivating new Golden Age of Steam on four DVDs, comprising an entire year of rail videos produced for rail fans and hobbyists alike.
Four full seasons of steam railroading: It all adds up to a captivating new Golden Age of Steam on four DVDs, comprising an entire year of rail videos produced for rail fans and hobbyists alike.
Steam in the Spring
The sheer joy of steam railroading is sure to be as revitalizing as the season, when Steam in the Spring takes enthusiasts on eight incredible journeys amidst newly budding trees, melting snowfall and emerging greenery. Logging locomotives, freights and passenger specials: They re all here, chugging through the heights of West Virginia, the rolling hills of Wisconsin farm country, the enthralling scenery of Michigan, Ohio, Colorado and the stunning summit of Cumbres Pass, 10,000+feet above New Mexico.
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Steam in the Summer
Summertime, and the steamin is easy...and plentiful! Let Steam in the Summer take you on a cross-country seasonal interlude to visit six of America s most exciting regional steamers including the Nickel Plate Road s #587 pulling the official train of the Indiana State Fair, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum s #610 heading a Chattanooga passenger train, a 130-year-old steamer out of Colorado, and Ohio Central s #1293 chugging through Amish country.
APPROX. 85 MINUTES
Steam in the Autumn
As the leaves turn and the days get a little shorter, the old-time railroad action really heats up! Steam in the Autumn features seven classic locomotives leading spectacular photo charters, working to demonstrate their steam-powered stuff amongst the reds and golds of fall. The cast list for this autumnal epic includes Canadian National, Grand Trunk, Norfolk & Western, and Western Maryland Scenic steamers.
APPROX. 120 MINUTES
Steam in the Winter
A trio of recreated freight train adventures as cool as a crisp January day awaits the viewer of Steam in the Winter. Offering vivid recreations of regular service from a bygone era of steam power, these evocative rail journeys include a scenic mountain travelogue on Utah s Heber Valley line, a full-throttle excursion along the main line of the Ohio Central, and a thrilling mine run on the Nevada Northern.
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|Travel the World By Train: Europe 2
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel from Paris through Loire and Bordeaux. Spain through the Basque Provinces; Luxembourg and Belgium and finally through Holland, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
The second European volume in the Travel the World by Train series is a grab bag of locations from western Portugal to northern Finland, at the edge of the Arctic Circle. The first trip departs from Paris and traverses the Loire region of France. This line might well be called the "Castle Express." Then one boards the super-fast TGV to the province of Bordeaux, producer of arguably the world's finest wine. Ancient Roman history permeates the very air here. Another train runs through France's Basque country, passing the resort town of Biarritz, a favorite surfing spot. We cross a bridge into Spain and we're now in Spanish Basque country, in the picturesque Pyrenees Mountains. One of the more affecting Spanish sites is the town of Guernica, destroyed by Nazis in 1937 and immortalized in Picasso's powerful painting of the same name.
After journeys through Portugal, it's on to Luxembourg, Belgium, and Holland. Memorable sites here include gorgeous Belgian Art Nouveau architecture and dazzling Dutch fields of tulips and windmills. When the train leaves Stockholm, Sweden, we are suddenly in a very different environment. The Scandinavian trains pass towering, dramatic fjords, sparkling lakes, and huge evergreen forests where reindeer run. These trips are shot in summer in a land where the sun barely sets at midnight: the effect is magical. As with all the videos in this series, the cinematography is impressive and the narration enlightening. --Laura Mirsky
|Travel the World By Train: Europe 3
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel from Germany to Eastern Europe and the Czech Republic.
Travel the World by Train: Europe, Volume 3 takes viewers on a journey through Germany and some of the more visually pleasing regions of Eastern Europe. Germany's famously extensive and efficient rail system is given a fine showcase here. On the so-called "Fairy Tale Road," the train stops at picturesque old haunts of those famous fairy-tale collectors the Brothers Grimm: towns such as Bremen (of the Bremen Town Musicians) and Hamelin (of the Pied Piper). The "Castle Road" trip departs Frankfurt on the Intercity Express, Germany's fastest train. This route features massive medieval edifices and such bastions of German romanticism as Heidelberg Castle, interspersed among vistas of verdant natural beauty.
Beginning in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, a train follows "The Romantic Road," passing Neuschwanstein, the grandiose castle built by Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig II. Looking like "The Little Engine That Could," a tiny Czech "Rail Bus" chugs up a 3,000-foot mountain in the Bavarian forest. The Hungary trip introduces us to the beautiful capital of Budapest, bisected by the Danube River. Magyar horsemen ride Hungary's sweeping plains. Idyllic farms dot the landscape of the Romania route, which leaves the capital of Bucharest for the Black Sea resort of Constantsa. From Belgrade, Yugoslavia, through Sofia, Bulgaria (the "greenest city in Europe"), the video's last route looks eastward toward the gateway to Asia: Istanbul, Turkey. --Laura Mirsky
|Travel the World By Train: Europe Part I
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel on the Orient Express, which takes us from London to Venice, Switzerland and Paris.
|Travel the World by Train, Vol. 5: Asia
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel through six countries in Southeast Asia and across the Siberian continent from Bejing to Moscow.
|Travel the World by Train - Near & Middle East
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Travel five continents in a 55 country rail trip in this ten part series. On this journey, we travel through the Near and Middle East and India, Istanbul, Turkey, Israel and Iran.
The Near and Middle East volume of the Travel the World by Train series takes one on a captivating journey to the cradle of civilization. We begin in Istanbul, Turkey: the entrance to the Islamic world. On the Marmara Express, Muslim faithful chant prayers on the train. In Efes, on the Aegean Sea, looms the colossal Artemision Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Umayyade Mosque, the oldest in existence, can be seen in Damascus, Syria. Also in Syria is the island of Arwad, once home to the ancient Phoenicians. The Israel trip begins in Jerusalem with views of important sacred sites: the Muslim Golden Dome of the Rock, the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jewish Wailing Wall. Tel Aviv's beaches and skyscrapers and the bustling Mediterranean port of Haifa highlight the Israeli trip. The train's tracks abruptly end; in more peaceful times they continued to Damascus.
Boarding in the capital, Teheran, the Iranian train traverses one of the globe's most arid regions, stopping in the astonishing ancient city of Esfahan. Travelers on India's Royal Orient Express from Delhi luxuriate aboard a gorgeous re-creation of a luxury steam train used by Maharajas. The exotic cross-India trip from Bombay chugs by sacred cave temples in Ellora and rice paddies on the Bay of Bengal before debarking in teeming Calcutta, where passengers bathe in the river outside the station. --Laura Mirsky
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