|Last Train Across Canada [VHS]
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Last Train Across Canada [VHS]
- Last Train Across Canada [VHS]
|National Geographic's Love Those Trains [VHS]
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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
|Trolley: The Cars That Built Our City [VHS]
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|Swiss Rail Journeys 1 [VHS]
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The breathtaking Alpine scenery and rich history of Switzerland. Each program takes you on a different journey.
|Thunder on the Rails: Trains of the Old West [VHS]
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A video journey on two legendary railroads of the West, the Virginia & Truckee and the Nevada Northern.
|Trains Unlimited:Grand Central [VHS]
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" It's been called the greatest railroad station in the world. But it is also much more than that. New York's Grand Central Station has left its mark on railroads, airports and the preservation movement. GRAND CENTRAL tells the story of this exquisite landmark through extensive archival photos, rare footage and interviews with trainmen, politicians and preservationists. See how Cornelius Vanderbilt's vision led to the creation of a building that combined architectural beauty with function in a way that has inspired the designers of airports to today. Remarkable footage shows the station rising in midtown Manhattan, which was then derided as ""the end of the world,"" but soon bloomed with new buildings around the anchor of the station. And trace the long battle between preservationists and developers that climaxed in a Supreme Court decision which prevented Grand Central's demolition and gave a boost to efforts to save landmark buildings nationwide. From the first plans to the ongoing renovation, GRAND CENTRAL is the definitive history of one of the world's great buildings. "
|Velocity: Runaway Trains 2 [VHS]
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|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.
|Hudson River Thunder [VHS]
Explore the railroads of the Hudson River valley as it winds through some of the most beautiful scenery in the East! Hudson River Thunder covers both banks of the river: you'll see the Metro North and Amtrak Hudson Line passenger trains on the east bank and CSX River Line freights on the opposite bank. Other railroading highlights include scenic Bear Mountain, the famous tunnels at Breakneck and Garrison, and serene Iona Island. 60 minutes; VHS; all-digital format; color; stereo sound.
|Railroading in America [VHS]
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