America By Rail -The Heartland - Greg Scholl Video Productions Train Video
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This Telly Award-winning video is an outstanding cross country journey aboard Amtrak from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, California. Aboard the Capitol Limited we travel to Chicago, then continue westward on the California Zephyr. The scenery is ever changing, and most magnificent through the Colorado Rockies as we see views from on the train, inside the Cab, and trackside through this area. With specially composed music by Michael Lynch the journey on Amtrak is a treat to enjoy. However, this is not all. In addition to the Amtrak trip, we stop along the way and visit no less than 12 different railroad excursions with both steam and diesel trains. They include: The Strasburg Railroad, The Potomac Eagle Excursion, The Western Maryland Scenic, The Ohio Central, The Boone & Scenic Railroad, Omaha Zoo Railroad, Durango & Silverton Railroad, The Heber Valley Railroad, Virginia & Truckee, Napa Valley Wine Train, Santa Cruz and Pacific, and the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad. There are lots of extras too like a street car ride, and view of San Francisco Cable cars, and a brief visit to Arches National Park. This video has become one of the best selling train videos, and we are proud to say we co-produced it. Greg Scholl Video Productions
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rrvideoman on 2007-08-12 23:15:22.
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This was one of my earliest Railroad movie purchases. Washington to Chicago to San Francisco on Amtrak, with many shortline Tourist Railroads in between. Simply put - your on board in this movie. You can feel the excitement of being on a long distance Passenger train. At trackside at places like Moffat Tunnel, or in the Cab of a Genesis as the trip goes along, the movie is facinating from start to finish. Over 9 years, and my family still enjoys it when I play this movie. Whether on the Amtrak or Potamac Eagle or on a trolly in Iowa, Ohio Central, etc... Also tours of Washington & Chicago's Union Stations.
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-06-29 11:20:16.
Made in 1994, this was the very first America By Rail program ever made. Most of these scenes were later re-used in other GSVP & RP titles like: CSX in the '90s, Early Diesels 3, All aboard the potomac eagle, The Alphabet train, Cab ride Through the rockies, Southern Pacific Pictorial, and Marshall Publishing's Lots & Lots of Trains 1 & 2. Fun Fact Alert: This one along with the West Coast Route from 1995 were eventually combined on DVD by Simitar in 1998 making it the very first Railroad DVD ever Made.
Ken on 2009-08-20 17:09:16.
This is a very nice DVD showcasing a wide variety of local vintage train rides tied together by crossing the country in the California Zephyr. This DVD is focused more for the train enthusiast than for someone interested in a train experience. We are the latter, and hoped for more regarding the current state of the California Zephyr, but enjoyed it just the same. A young person interested in steam trains still running, or working on a report would find this a great DVD, but its not a little kids show.