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Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter

Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter Lowest new price: $19.95
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This listing only includes HOME VIDEO usage. Please contact [email protected] for Library, Institutional and Educational licenses. "Rising From The Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter" is based on the best-selling book by Larry Tye. This high-definition documentary chronicles the relatively unheralded Pullman Porters, generations of African American men who served as caretakers to wealthy white passengers on luxury trains that traversed the nation in the golden age of rail travel. Special Features: - Behind-the-Scenes Featurette - Rare Pullman Company Training Filmstrips with Sound - Pullman Car Slideshow - Archival Railroad Films

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Pikes Peak By Rail

Pikes Peak By Rail Lowest new price: $5.51
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Author: Mountain Automation

Pike's Peak has been synonymous with the American Wild West since pioneers displayed "Pike's Peak or Bust" on their covered wagons. A cog railroad reached its summit in 1891. Still in operation, it is the highest cog railroad in the world, reaching 14,110 feet.

The dark beauty of the evergreens in Englemann Canyon, the bright Autumn gold of the aspens at Mountain View and the majestic rocky slopes at Windy Point are all more spectacular with bright red trains in view. Enjoy Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, deer, wild flowers, a waterfall and alpine lakes. Rare historic still photos and motion pictures chronicle the works of man along this rail line. The Half Way House Hotel, the offices of the Pike's Peak Daily News, the Alpine Laboratory & the town of Minnehaha are some of the historic sites, now only a memory along the rails. The oldest hydro-electric plant operating in the American West, steam locomotive water tanks and an old stone section house are still visible.

Passengers seldom see behind-the-scenes activities that keep the railroad running. Watch as the snow plow tackles 20-foot high snow drifts. Marvel at 1933 motion pictures of steam locomotives pushing plows into snow banks and the railroad's modern rotary plow launching 100 foot plumes of snow into the air. Watch as men tackle the back-breaking job of replacing railroad ties 12,000 feet above sea level. Shop scenes include removing diesel engines from the trains for maintenance. Coupled to a restored coach, built in 1891, the railroad's last steam locomotive makes its appearance.

Get 3 bonus programs: learn about Colorado's first mountain railroad on the "Georgetown Loop", enjoy the Ozark landscape as the conductor calls out "All Aboard for Eureka", experience the adventure of the Klondike gold rush in Canada and Akaska as you ride the "Scenic Railway of the World."

This DVD is identical to our All Aboard For Eurkea DVD. There is no reason to purchase both.

Choo Choo Christmas

Choo Choo Christmas Lowest new price: $9.70
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Trains and the Holiday Season go hand and hand, and this unique video is just the thing to get you in the holiday mood. Enjoy watching trains in a variety of winter settings with a pleasing mix of live train audio and holiday music. See steam, diesel, freight and passenger trains in the US and Canada. There's also some fascinating scenes with snowplows! DVD contains 15 minutes of bonus footage not found in the VHS version of steam trains in the snow without any music or narration...just the natural train sounds.

American Trains-Santa Fe Mainline Memories

American Trains-Santa Fe Mainline Memories Lowest new price: $19.95
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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was one the USA’s most beloved railroads until its merger into the BNSF railway. The incredibly varied scenery that it passed through, as well as its sharp-looking locomotive fleet captivated not only railroad enthusiasts, but the general public as well.

Come along for the ride as this presentation shows you the Santa Fe from Chicago to Los Angeles. This footage was shot just prior to the merger, and you will see the modern AT&SF just as you remember it, with solid sets of "Warbonnet" locomotives painted in red and silver, as well as those in the older yellow and blue paint scheme.

You’ll also be treated to a variety of photo locations that showcase the varied and outstanding scenery that the railroad passed through.

Some of the places that you’ll visit include:

*Joliet Union Station
*Curtis Hill
*Abo Canyon
*Crozier Canyon
*Kingman Canyon
*Cajon Pass

All this and much, much more as you see the Santa Fe pass through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California!

If you like mainline railroading, then this program is a must for your video library!

Approx 1 hour and 45 minutes.
DVD includes chapter menu, narration, stereo soundtrack.

America's Steam Trains-Steam in the Autumn

America's Steam Trains-Steam in the Autumn Lowest new price: $6.93
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The autumn season is a great time to see steam locomotives in action. There are usually several steam photo charters scattered around the country where participants can get great shots of steam with pretty leaves, or great Indian Summer lighting.

In "Steam in the Autumn" you’ll be treated to 7 different locomotives putting on a great steam show during the autumn season. If you like steam action, then this program is for you!

Locomotives include:

Canadian National 4-6-0 #89, Cliffside Railroad 2-8-0 #40, East Broad Top 2-8-2 #14, Grand Trunk 4-8-4 # 6325, Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 #475, Ohio Central 4-6-2 #1293, and Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 #734

This is two hours of great steam railroading that you won’t want to miss. Order yours today!

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American Trains-Metra Milwaukee District Cab Car Ride: Ride the cab car from Libertyville into Chicago

American Trains-Metra Milwaukee District Cab Car Ride:  Ride the cab car from Libertyville into Chicago Lowest new price: $15.96
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Take a cab-car ride over Metra's Fox Lake line from Libertyville into Chicago Union Station over the former Milwaukee Road Fox Lake line. Pass several opposing trains along the way, as well as several active interlocking towers.

Enjoy listening to interesting commentary from the crew as they describe interesting railroading details and history along the way.

Running time 1 hour. Minimal narration, commentary from the crew. The view is entirely looking straight ahead, there are no views out the side. This program is intended for the dedicated railroad enthusiest who enjoys cab ride videos.

America by Rail

America by Rail Lowest new price: $18.92
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Brand: Topics Entertainment
Model: 60282

All Aboard! From Denver to D.C., America By Rail is a 4-DVD collection of rail videos that explores the heart of America s scenic beauty and legendary trains. With stops in historic Creede, Colorado, and journeys on the luxurious American Orient Express, America By Rail is a steam-powered collection of history, heritage and scenic vistas, from engine to caboose!

Colorado s Scenic Train Rides
From the Rockies to Raton Pass, Denver to Durango, you ll be awash in beauty and history as you embark on Colorado s Scenic Train Rides. Take a ride through mining towns, experience the fantastic Cumbres & Toltec steam railroad, or take a step back in time on the Ft. Collins Municipal Railway s restored streetcar. Climb to the top of the world on the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and enjoy some of the most memorable train rides in some of America s most incredible scenery. With 14 separate journey to choose from, this is one ride that s too good to miss!

America By Rail: Winter Wonderland
Take the trip of a lifetime aboard Amtrak s Cardinal and travel from Chicago to Washington D.C. in the midst of heavy snowfall, with America By Rail: Winter Wonderland. Visit the overlooks at Hawks Nest, delight at the sunlight glinting off the snow in Kentucky and West Virginia and pass through historic Thurmond, a mining town in the heart of the New River Gorge. Winter can be the best time to visit West Virginia, and a train trip is the best way to do it!

America By Rail: Route of the Southwest Chief
Ride one of the last distinguished trains from Chicago to Los Angeles and watch America s wonderful scenery unfold before you with America By Rail: Route of the Southwest Chief. Travel through farmland, the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, step back in time as you experience breathtaking views and visit historic locations such as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum, Dodge City and the Knott s Berry Farm Railroad. Bringing the best scenery America has to offer, in the luxury of one of its legendary trains, it s a compelling ride that you don t want to miss!

All Aboard the Potomac Eagle
Ride along with us on an unforgettable train trip into the wild mountains of West Virginia on the Potomac Eagle Excursion Train. Vintage 1950s-era diesel locomotives power this scenic train as it follows the Potomac River into the deep gorge known as the Trough. Thrill at the beauty of the fall colors, catch a glimpse of the bald eagles that give the train its name, and be prepared to pack your bags and buy a ticket for the next departure of this extraordinary excursion! All Aboard the Potomac Eagle is a thrill for the enthusiast and tourist alike!


  • AMERICA BY RAIL combines four different railway travel programs into one exciting collection. COLORADO'S SCENIC TRAIN RIDES offers stunning railside views of the Rocky Mountain state. WINTER WONDERLAND journeys through Kentucky and West Virginia in the snowy dead of winter. ROUTE OF THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF reveals sweeping desert vistas like the Grand Canyon. ALL ABOARD THE POTOMAC EAG

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The Trains of Lafayette

The Trains of Lafayette Lowest new price: $19.95
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Flying Scotsman Running The Legend

Flying Scotsman Running The Legend Lowest new price: $16.99
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Flying Scotsman. It's the most famous steam engine in the world and at it's new home-the National Railway Museum in York- they're getting the old girl ready for her summer excursions to Scarborough. Running the Legend offers a fascinating look behind the scenes as the Museum's engineers race to get the engine certified and tested in time for the trips.Then join the footplate crew, former owners and Scotsman drivers on a journey of pure nostalgia through the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire. With exclusive footplate access, evocative archive film and stunning aerial pictures Running the Legend is based on the popular ITV programmes and includes additional unseen material.

Train Cab Ride Through the Great Southwest, 5 Disc Set

Train Cab Ride Through the Great Southwest, 5 Disc Set Lowest new price: $59.01
List price: $79.99

Travel on-board an Amtrak P-42 "Genesis" locomotive pulling the Southwest Chief between Kingman, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

See the entire line, and listen to the comments of the crew as they point out railroad and historical features along the way.

This is the route of the old Santa Fe mainline, and you'll spend much of your trip roaring along at 90mph, meeting many opposing freights on the other track.

The view is entirely looking straight ahead with minimal narration. If you like cab rides, you'll love this one! Total running time 445 minutes on 5 discs.

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