Explore America's passenger trains from the 1830's to the first decade of the 21st century.
From wooden coaches to streamlined trains, from dome cars and Santa Fe's high-level trains to Amtrak's Acela Express, this documentary gives an overview of our nation's passenger service.
At one time, America's passenger trains set the standard for rail passenger service in the world. Famous trains, with names like 20th Century Limited, Super Chief, California Zephyr and Daylight, are profiled in this program.
Also included are the American Orient Express and today's GrandLuxe Rail Journeys. Bonus footage shows GrandLuxe Express plus Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and the rail journey through Mexico's Copper Canyon.
This program traces the development of passenger trains that Americans have remembered and cherished for nearly two centuries.
Hi-Fi Stereo 65 Minutes
TVD NOTE: Cover image has changed. This is a former RK Publishing product that has been acquired by Kalmbach Publishing.
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America and the Passenger Train
sp4460 on 2009-10-21 06:52:45.
People who found this review helpful: 7
5 of 5
A good documentary, however if you already own the other RK publishing videos (Daylight, Zephyr, Super Chief), this one takes many clips including file footage and interviews straight from the other videos - therefore it is rather redundant. Also this video was rather short.
Additional remarks by sp4460: Narration:Could have used more. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?Yes.