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Last Train Across Canada [VHS]

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National Geographic's Love Those Trains [VHS]

National Geographic's Love Those Trains [VHS] Lowest new price: $3.75
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From steam engines to sleek diesels, experience the romance, majesty and adventure of trains past and present. Remember the days when thundering trains bridged the world's continents, nourished the pioneer spirit, ferried our troops to war, and provided politicians with mobile campaign platforms. Then settle into a first-class seat aboard the luxurious Orient Express, and glide through storybook cities from Paris to Istanbul. Celebrate a slice of history and ride the rails of the world in LOVE THOSE TRAINS.

From riding the rails atop a luggage rack through the mountains of Ecuador to enjoying a gourmet meal aboard the Lalique-laden Orient Express, this potpourri of train travel is bound to satisfy train buffs. The 57-minute National Geographic video opens with a segment on riding and working on old steam engines. There's a visit to a Montecito, California, property where grownups sit in miniature steam-engine cars and ride a mile-long track. Later, narrator James Whitmore takes viewers to Iowa to a celebration honoring hobos, especially the Hobo King, who calls himself "Steamboat." Then it's on to the notorious Donner Pass, where locomotives face the same trying weather conditions that vanquished most of the Donner party so long ago. In between stories, there's lots of black-and-white photographs and footage of early steam engines, the building of the railroad, and early travel. Viewers are treated to some of the more remarkable views in U.S. train travel as the engines make their way up steep inclines of the Rockies, pass unusual rock formations in the Southwest, or negotiate perilous stretches in crime-ridden urban areas. --Kimberly Heinrichs


Thunder on the Rails: Trains of the Old West [VHS]

Thunder on the Rails:  Trains of the Old West [VHS] Lowest new price: $19.99
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A video journey on two legendary railroads of the West, the Virginia & Truckee and the Nevada Northern.


Swiss Rail Journeys 1 [VHS]

Swiss Rail Journeys 1 [VHS] Lowest new price: $49.95
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The breathtaking Alpine scenery and rich history of Switzerland. Each program takes you on a different journey.


Stevens Pass: BNSF Conquers the Cascades [VHS]

Stevens Pass: BNSF Conquers the Cascades [VHS]

Take an in-depth visit to beautiful Stevens Pass in the Cascade mountains of Washington State, and enjoy the contrast between vintage Burlington Northern action in the summer of 1994 and BNSF in the winter of 1997. Discover everything that makes this one of the premier train-watching spots in America. VHS; color; stereo; 60 minutes.


Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys: An Astonishing Look At The Seven-Day Train Trip From Moscow to Beijing [VHS]

Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys: An Astonishing Look At The Seven-Day Train Trip From Moscow to Beijing [VHS] Lowest new price: $199.99
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Step aboard for an unforgettable 7-day rail trip from Moscow to Beijing, called "the longest train ride in the world." Your first stop is Irkutsk in Siberia, where wooden homes built by exiled Russian aristocrats are decorated with elaborate carvings. As your train chugs into China you'll visit the caves of Yungang, home to 51,000 statues of Buddha. See mountainside villages where people live much as they did 1,000 years ago, travel across the Great Wall, and thrill to many more exotic sights on this rail journey of a lifetime.


Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad [VHS]

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad [VHS] Lowest new price: $22.96
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American Experience: The Iron Road [VHS]

American Experience: The Iron Road [VHS] Lowest new price: $18.95
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Railroad enthusiasts everywhere will love this brilliant documentary on the six years of harsh labor, searing heat, Indian attacks and frontier lawlessness that led to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. May 10, 1889 marked a turning point in the settling of the American West as the Union Pacific building from the East, finally met the Central Pacific as it built from the West. This extraordinary engineering feat still stands as one of the most remarkable the United States has ever known.


Best of the East [VHS]

Best of the East [VHS] Lowest used price: $11.00

Taken from the award-winning TRAINS On Location railroad video documentaries, Best of the East takes you to the heart of the most action-paced locations in eastern U.S. and Canada. See the spectacle of Pennsylvania's legendary Horseshoe Curve, interlocking towers and Amtrak's CETC dispatching center on the Northeast Corridor, and many other sights sure to delight railfans. Narrated by TRAINS Associate Publisher Kevin P. Keefe. 60 minutes; VHS; all-digital; color; stereo sound.


Grand Canyon Railway [VHS]

Grand Canyon Railway [VHS] Lowest new price: $3.39
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