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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad [VHS]

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad [VHS] Lowest new price: $22.96
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Canadian Crossroads: Main Lines of Southwest Ontario [VHS]

Canadian Crossroads: Main Lines of Southwest Ontario [VHS]

Some of Canada’s most exciting railroading comes alive in Canadian Crossroads. This video tour takes you to the busy main lines between Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. In the spotlight, Bayview Junction — Canada’s most famous train-watching location — is set against the splendid backdrop of the famed Royal Botanical Gardens. In addition to heavy-duty freight trains of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, you’ll see the hard working passenger trains operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak, and GO Transit.


National Geographic's The Great Indian Railway [VHS]

National Geographic's The Great Indian Railway [VHS] Lowest new price: $2.99
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A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus - join National Geographic as we journey on one of the world's largest railways. Since 1853, India's railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that comprise India. It's a rich history, riding the sumptuous Palace on Wheels through Rajasthan or the "toy train" to Darjiing, but sadly, the age of steam is dying. At the Black Beauty contest, the beloved steam engines are admired for the last time. From the driver in the steaming locomotive to the station master in the sleepy village, from the family traveling to a wedding to the commuters in the large cities, this great institution reflects the country itself. Many are the faces, and varied are the stories, on THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAY.

The British Empire's legacy to India is the subcontinent's railway system. The largest railway under single management in the world, it covers 40,000 miles and has 7,000 stations, with 11,000 trains running every day and 80 million people depending on the train for their livelihood. With a staff of 1.6 million, India's railway is also the largest employer in the world. Steam trains and other locomotives are nostalgic reminders of a time gone by. This video, released in 1995, is in widescreen format and has a feature-film feel to it, with re-created scenes in sepia contributing to its extremely atmospheric mood. Though not a profound presentation, the video is an introduction to a fascinating railway system in a complex country. --Cristina Del Sesto


Swiss Rail Journeys 1 [VHS]

Swiss Rail Journeys 1 [VHS] Lowest new price: $105.83
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The breathtaking Alpine scenery and rich history of Switzerland. Each program takes you on a different journey.


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.


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.


National Geographic's Love Those Trains [VHS]

National Geographic's Love Those Trains [VHS] Lowest new price: $5.75
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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


Marathon of Steam Vol. 2 [VHS]

Marathon of Steam Vol. 2 [VHS]


Last Train Across Canada [VHS]

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Last Train Across Canada [VHS]

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America's Scenic Rail Journeys: Adirondack [VHS]

America's Scenic Rail Journeys: Adirondack [VHS] Lowest new price: $19.90
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