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|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: Central 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 the countries of Central America. Mexico through the Yucatan Peninsula, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Gulf of California.
Superb cinematography showcases stunning vistas in otherwise inaccessible areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Jamaica in the Central America/Caribbean volume of the Travel the World by Train series. The video also opens a window onto the diverse peoples and cultures one meets along the routes.
The footage in Mexico is most impressive. Embarking from the beach colony of Los Mochis on the Gulf of California, the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad climbs the arid Western Sierra Madre Mountains. Viewers accompany thrill-seeking tourists on a wild and wooly ride, ascending 10,000-foot peaks and traversing truly treacherous-looking bridges. Vultures soar in the wind, as though waiting for a snack of fallen passengers. The train stops in a village where smiling mountain tribespeople sell handmade baskets. Next, it passes through breathtaking Copper Canyon--four times bigger than the Grand Canyon. The Mexico City-Yucatan Peninsula route stops at the towering ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. This journey is indeed atmospheric: the sticky air clings to the skin; monkeys jump from tree to tree in the jungle outside.
The trip from Guatemala City on the Pacific Ocean to Puerto Barrios on the Atlantic is a market route: antiquated trains on rickety tracks transport adventurous tourists amid Guatemalan families toting livestock. Little separates passengers from the elements: rain sprinkles into the train through glassless windows; the only source of illumination is the conductor's flashlight. Further intoxicating "South of the Border" adventures await viewers of the excursions through Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Cuba. --Laura Mirsky
|Travel the World by Train: Africa
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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 continent of Africa to Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya and Uganda.
Africa is given a fascinating introduction in this volume of the Travel the World by Train series. The Morocco train departs from exotic Marrakesh, traverses endless plains of scorched earth, and stops at ancient Oujda, "The City of Fear," whose labyrinthine bazaars evoke the movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Carthaginian ruins enhance the journey through Tunisia, which ends at the azure Mediterranean resort of Djerba, refreshing travelers since the days of Homer's Odyssey. The Egypt excursion follows the Nile River to the ancient pyramids of Giza and Luxor's enigmatic City of the Dead.
Riders departing Nairobi, Kenya, pass vast expanses of savanna in Tsavo National Park, where elephants, zebras, and ostriches run free. In the middle of nowhere, this train picks up Masai tribesmen, in full regalia, en route to market. Outside looms 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro. On one train in Uganda, the leather seat upholstery has been ripped out, to be made into handbags. Another Ugandan passenger line is a former cattle car, with no seats at all. Then there's South Africa's luxurious Blue Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town, where pure gold coats the windows to filter out the ultraviolet rays, and wine is served in crystal goblets. The video prompts us to remember that this, after all, is Africa, continent of stark contrasts. --Laura Mirsky
|America by Rail
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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- 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
|Train Cab Ride Along the Santa Fe Trail
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Enjoy a cab ride between La Junta, Colorado, and Albuquerque, NM on this 6-DVD set.
The 6 volume set includes:
Volume 1, La Junta to Trinidad. The first part of a 6 tape set, you're in the cab as the train attains speeds up to 90mph! In places, the railroad is even near on the old Santa Fe Trail!This is the Santa Fe’s old "passenger route", and there’s still plenty of Santa Fe flavor in this part of Colorado, including a multitude of operating semaphores. Along the way, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our train encounters, as well as a description of the new computerized locomotive cab of P-42 #18.Approx. 70 minutes.
Volume 2, Trinidad to Raton. This is the second tape in the series, and covers the trip from Trinidad, Colorado to Raton, New Mexico, over steep Raton Pass. Approx. 1 hour.
Volume 3, Raton to Wagon Mound. This is the Santa Fe’s old "passenger route", and there’s still plenty of Santa Fe flavor in this part of New Mexico, including a multitude of operating semaphores. Along the way, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our trains encounters. . Approx 1 hour.
Volume 4, Wagon Moundto Starvation Peak. In this volume, the route changes from high desert and starts the climb to Glorieta Pass. Along the way, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our trains encounters, such as Shoemaker Canyon and Las Vegas. Approx. 80 minutes.
Volume 5, Starvation Peak to Lamy. One of the most scenic stretches of the route, the crew also offers insights about the sights that our trains encounters, such as Glorieta Pass and Apache Canyon. Approx 85 minutes.
Volume 6, Lamy to Albuquerque. The final leg into Albuquerque. Some nice scenery and still a few semaphores. Approx 70 minutes.
This set is a great gift for any cab ride lover. Great scenery and great railroading. The view is mostly looking straight ahead with occasional shots of the crew.
|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
|Train Cab Ride Through the Great Southwest, 5 Disc Set
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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.
|Travel the World by Train: North 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 Alaska, Canada, then Seattle, to Chicago, New York, Miami and back to San Francisco and San Diego.
|American Trains-Santa Fe Mainline Memories
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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
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.
|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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