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I Love Big Trains Parts 1, 2, 3
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I Love Big Trains Parts 1, 2, 3 TM Books and Video TM-ILBT123 780484634532
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Take a ride on the South Shore Line, the last operating electric interurban railroad in America. Check in with steam locomotive expert Doyle McCormick as he talks about steam engines and restores the legendary 4449 Southern Pacific Daylight. Then, travel to Alaska, where both the scenery and the train rids are spectacular. All aboard for railroad excitement both children and grown-ups will enjoy.

75 minutes. Ages 1-8.

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DVD Item#:TM-ILBT123
Runtime:1 Hour, 45 Mins ($0.09/min)
Producer:TM Books and Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:780484634532
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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I Love Big Trains Parts 1, 2, 3
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2014-06-24 18:02:14.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

this is tm best video they've made great with their I love toy trains series seeing real trains it's great that tm did a show on the real thing I think kids would really enjoy this one

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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I Love Big Trains Parts 1, 2, 3
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-12-05 08:41:08.

  •  4 of 5

In Part 1 made in 2002, there is a visit to the Illinois railway museum at Union Illinois with Jim Coffey's Home Sweet Home. Followed by a trip around the world to see some public but unique trains and crossings in France Spain & Portugal. And back to America to visit the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad for freight yard operations with Jim Coffey's Workin' in the railway yard.

In Part 2 made in 2003, Union Pacific Challenger 3985 made a visit to West Chicago, followed by an educational segment on railroad signals and crossings with Jim Coffey's Be Sensible Be Smart and be Safe. Not to Mention a Special effect on how Jeff shows how a lamp man operates with an Atlas BNSF Diesel. More educational lessons on The freight train is shown but with the Chicago South Shore & South Bend railroad's GP38-2s on a class iii railroad with Jim Coffey's Haulin' Freight. And we conclude part 2 with an educational segment on the caboose.

In part 3 made in 2005 which was made for this DVD only and never got an individual VHS version, this was the only ILBT video to have 2 narrators (Jeff McCommas & Kevin Kryston who narrates the first 2 videos of the all about John Deere series). First Kevin narrates the Chicago South Shore & South Bend railroad's Interurban coaches known as the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District with Street Running and GP38-2's. Then Jeff interviews SP Daylight 4449 Engineer Doyle McCormick on how a Steam Locomotive work with Real Steam clips from Pentrex & Berkshire Productions that TM used in the Classic Series of I Love Toy Trains. And Finally Kevin Educates the Story of Alaska and their Popular railroad: the White Pass & Yukon. Sadly No Jim Coffey Songs in Part 3 but at least the night run of the south shore freight in the closing credits is interesting to close out the Trilogy. Who knows what would happen when TM Makes an ILBT Reboot on the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, Narrow Gauge Steam in Colorado, and How Amtrak is formed to try to take their passengers back from Airplanes & Automobiles?

So, in Conclusion, Would I recommend this to kids? well despite the original 2005 DVD only shows the blank blue screen and not The TMBV logo due to some editing issues, in the opening credits, I would say that I would give this a Green Arrow. It's also interesting to learn from McCommas more often rather than Watching Sesame Street's Quarter of A Billion Viewed videos of Elmo's World on Youtube, As well as the worst Thomas The Tank Engine Episodic video ever made. AKA: Up Up & Away and other Not So Special Special stories by Sharon Miller.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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