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All About Trains for Kids

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All About Trains for Kids TM Books and Video TM-AATFK 780484536041
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Almost 60 minutes of all-new rail adventures - real trains, toy trains, steamers, and diesels, plus new music by James Coffey. We take you back to the days when gorgeous steam locomotives like the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha pounded the rails. You'll learn how to build a train layout, take a rare peek inside a steel mill and see the role trains play. You'll have great fun listening to the colorful language of steam-era railroad workers. See the Union Pacific's Challenger ride the rails in Wyoming, plus the story of a lucky dog who became the mascot of the US Postal Department and rode on mail trains and boats all over the world.

55 minutes.


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All About Trains for Kids
DVD Item#:TM-AATFK
Runtime:55 Mins
Producer:TM Books and Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:780484536041
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

All About Trains for Kids
(fletcher north carolina) on .

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  •  4 of 5


all about trains is a video that kids would like originally this was going to be a new series but i've seen the updated version and it's now as a regular program (never know why they didn't make another but still a good video)

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

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All About Trains for Kids
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  •  5 of 5


In this 2007 video (In my own words, I called it: I Love Toy Trains-When Steam was king), There is an educational segment on what it means to love Steam Locomotives of all ages by using Rare and Out of Print Berkshire Productions Titles in the 80s-The Majestic Mikado (Southern 4501 in 1985), The Pacific Princess (L&N 152 in 1986), Juniata's Jewel (Pennsylvania 1361 in 1987), 2102: The American Northern from 1989, The Frisco Filly (1522 in 1988), and more titles with NKP 587, N&W 611, GT 4070 at the Cuyahoga valley line UP 844 as 8444 in 1987, and challenger 3985 as 3967 then 3718 in 1993 from pentrex, SP&S 700 in 2001 from Pentrex, and some other engines. Oh and the new footage of hesston with shay #7 is shown. I hope that TMBV would make a Souvenier video on the museum. Plus Jim Coffey's song: When Steam was king (yet to be released on an album) was performed but when it was shown in the closing credits of the VHS version of I love big Trains part 2, the song was planned to be used in ILBT 3 but canceled. The song was also shown in Marshall Publishing's Lots & Lots of Really Big Steam Trains with Vintage films from the Greg Scholl Collection. Part 1 of a lucky dog is shown, then comes a visit to Donald Zarobsky's layout where music by Gene Michael Productions are included, as well as a look at the Second ILTT store layout. Afterwards, Jeff explains the different words on what railroaders do, follwed by the Jim Coffey Song, Railway talk. Unfortunately, TMBV never released part 2 or beyond of all about trains because there are not enough books and films on different words of the railroad talk. Part 2 of a lucky dog is shown, Then comes an educational segment of how most of the railroads played a big role in the steel mill that even has footage from the actual plant. Afterwards there is an educational segment on what cabooses do at the end of the train, and Jim Coffey performs Where have all the cabooses gone? which was later re-used in the 2009 Version of ILTT part 3. The final part of a lucky dog is shown, then comes a segment on how to build a train layout which is in fact the shorter version of Building an O Gauge (Lionel Fastrack) Layout Beginner & advanced. This is the first TM Kids show to have that layout, and it is still operating today. Finally, the program comes to a close with an educational segment on the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha using Lionel's 2006 model.

All in all, Just like John Deere Heaven Part 1, Part 2 of this program was never made. But at least it'll still be more educational to watch from TMBV more often than oh I don't know... Every Sharon Miller Style Episode Of Thomas the Tank engine? As I mention eariler, I wish that one day, TMBV would make a special Souvineer Video on the Hesston Steam Museum with almost each and every Uncut (B-Roll) Footage since 1993.


Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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