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Grand Central An American Treasure DVD (2013) Train Video

Grand Central An American Treasure DVD (2013) Train Video Kalmbach Publishing RK-GCT 811063011670
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The story of the world's largest train terminal is told by historians, railroaders, and architects. With roughly 650 weekday train arrivals and departures on 44 platforms, Grand Central still functions smoothly after a century of operation. Every day 750,000 people come to the terminal. Of these, 200,000 are just visitors. In this video you can be one of those visitors to Grand Central: An American Treasure.

It was 10 years in the making but well worth the wait. February 1st 1913 began a new chapter in American passenger railroading when Grand Central Terminal opened the doors to its first century of service.

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch and others give an in-depth look and behind the scenes tour of Grand Central's Beaux-Arts splendor. Gabrielle Schubert, directory of the New York Transit Museum, notes that "This building is an incredible and unique example of a perfect amalgam of architecture, art, and engineering."

Gateway to a city. Gateway to a continental. Gateway to a century. This is Grand Central Terminal.

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DVD Item#:RK-GCT
Runtime:57 Mins
Producer:Kalmbach Publishing
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:811063011670
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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The History Channel did a special on Grand Central back in the 1990s that is much superior.

Additional remarks by Howard Stanford:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  2 of 5


The History Channel did an hour-long special on Grand Central Terminal that is superior to this, I would recommend that you seek out the 'Trains Unlimited' production.

Additional remarks by Ferroequus:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


Grand Central is a fine historical documentary and, whether you live in New York or not, it gives an understandable picture of how Grand Central figures into the growth of New York City. The photographs and narration are superb and this DVD is definitely a keeper to be watched more than just once.

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

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