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Railroads: Tracks Across America 2 DVD Set 12+ Hours
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Railroads: Tracks Across America 2 DVD Set 12+ Hours Misc Producers 509604 683904509604
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A Timeless Journey Riding the Rails

Ride along with this nostalgic collection that takes you to a romantic place where steam rises from the dense population centers in the East to the snow-peaked mountains of the West. Go back to the days when trains brought loved ones home to small towns where the American railroad network is still a vital part of their transportation system today. Indeed, it moves more goods than the rest of the world's rails combined. Discover this and other fun facts about an industry that shaped American culture and its economy.

This comprehensive documentary collection is composed of 36 fascinating features chronicling the development of the railroad industry from the first transcontinental line, freight and Pullman cars, to modern diesel engines. See the people and machines that built the Tracks Across America which is sure to please train enthusiasts old and new.

Exclusive Featurette: America's Railroad: The Glory Years

Disc One:
Wheels of Progress
A Great Railroad at Work
Desert Empire
The Big Train
New Horizons
Troop Train
The Passenger Train
This is My Railroad
At this Moment
Big Trains Rolling
Mainline USA
Beef Rings the Bell
Safe Roads
3rd Ave El
Operation Fast Freight
The Modern Coal Burning Steam Locomotive
Flight of the Century

Disc Two:
The Steam Locomotive
Railroads and Westward Expansion: 1845-1865
The Nickel Plate Story
End of an Era
The California Zephyr
Return of the General
The Freight Train
Railroad Man
The Railroad Story
Son of the Pioneer
Rolling the Freight
Snow on the Run
The Power Behind the Nation
Clear Track Ahead!
A Railroad at Work
Last of the Giants
Progress on the Rails
Wheels of Steel
Opening a New Frontier

Approx. Runtime: 12 Hours 36 Minutes - Color and Black & White

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DVD Item#:509604
Runtime:12 Hours, 30 Mins ($0.02/min)
Producer:Misc Producers
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:683904509604
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Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Railroads: Tracks Across America 2 DVD Set 12+ Hours
Glider (Shrub Oak NY) on 2013-07-02 05:43:57.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5

Yes, the shows on here are old, circa early 1940s to late 1950s. BUT, you will be hard pressed to find the likes of these anywhere. Most of these are produced with the cooperation of [or wholly by] major fallen flags such as the Seaboard Air line, NY Central, Pennsy, Rock Island, etc. They show the zeal of the era [1940s war times, 1950s prosperity]. Yes, one could say these are a wee bit on the propaganda side, yet the old trains, behind the scenes at freight operations, passage operations + trackside work are hard to top, considering the times frame. If you must have video of trains from 2013 forward & do not appreciate nostalgic historic viewings of the odl days, this is not for you. Otherwise, awesome stuff... hours of it

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

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Railroads: Tracks Across America 2 DVD Set 12+ Hours
tooster (Queensland Australia) on 2011-10-28 17:12:34.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  3 of 5

Because of age, poor quality, one giant Advert for railways , not my cup of tea

Additional remarks by tooster:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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