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Great Trans-American Train Ride From Sea to Shining Sea
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Great Trans-American Train Ride From Sea to Shining Sea Misc Producers TCV110 820337110070
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It's all aboard for adventure as travel expert Doug Jones guides you on a spectacular coast-to-coast journey on 3 of America's greatest trains! You'll experience the breadth of America, from the great cities of the East to the heartland prairies, from the majesty of snow-capped mountains to the Western desert. You'll take the fabled Broadway Limited from New York's Pennsylvania Station, through Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before changing at Chicago's Union Station for the legendary California Zephyr. Then it's across the rolling prairies and soaring mountains to Salt Lake City where you'll climb aboard the Desert Wind as it departs to Las Vegas and the California desert before making it's way, finally, to Los Angeles. The Great Trans-American Train Ride will carry you from "Sea to Shining Sea" on a romantic and nostalgic journey aboard the last great passenger trains of the USA.

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DVD Item#:TCV110
Runtime:1 Hour, 20 Mins ($0.20/min)
Producer:Misc Producers
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:820337110070
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:1 US & Canada NTSC
Great Trans-American Train Ride From Sea to Shining Sea
rrvideoman on 2009-03-19 07:43:38.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5

There is nothing quite like a journey across the land. Air travel is too fast, once on the plane, and little can be seen. Automobile travel is good, but mainly for the passengers as the driver has to contend with the road conditions and other drivers. Rail travel however gives us the best we can ask for. No driving, and the freedom of movement while traveling.

In this video, Doug Jones gives the viewer an interesting look at rail travel across the USA. New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles are a few of the cities visited. Be noted that while this is a train video, it is directed more at the tourist in us, not as much the rail fan. There are a number of stops along the way in cities the train passes through, and time spent showing some of the city highlights. The scenery along the way is well noted, as is the care given on board the train as the journey makes it way across the nation.
Doug Jones has given us a very interesting look at a fantastic experience that all people need to take once in a life time. It is truly a great video presentation from a slightly different prospective from other rail fan videos. Highly recommended. (on a sub note, if You enjoy this video, take a look at the sequel... The Great Canadian Train Ride, also by Doug Jones).

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
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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Great Trans-American Train Ride From Sea to Shining Sea
Rail Buff (Southern CA) on 2016-06-23 12:17:42.

People who found this review helpful: 1

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  •  4 of 5

Agree with rrvideoman. This is a travelogue and the train is merely the means of getting from one location to the next. Nevertheless I found it entirely enjoyable. Stops at many major cities en route with lots of general information about each them.

Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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