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Great American Circus & Show Trains DVD Train Video

Great American Circus & Show Trains DVD Train Video Pentrex CIRCUS-DVD 748268004759
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Years ago excited crowds would be thrilled by the appearance of a circus or a carnival train. They knew a spectacle of grand proportions was coming to town. That thrill has not completely disappeared. Here's your chance to view the last two modern circus trains and the only carnival that still travels by rail!

Every year the Circus World Museum at Baraboo, Wisconsin reenacts an old-fashioned circus train. Antique circus wagons from the museum's extensive collection are loaded aboard railroad cars by traditional methods. Then vintage passenger diesels power the special train across the state to Milwaukee where these highly prized wagons, pulled by teams of powerful draft horses called "baggage stock," will star in the annual Great Circus Parade.

The James E. Strates Carnival travels the eastern US aboard a 61-car train. Many of the carnival's employees live aboard the train, just as in times past. Jimmy Strates, the founder's grandson, relates what it was like growing up on the train and explains how traveling by rail works better for the company than other transportation methods.

These trains and others are shown while underway and as equipment and personnel work to load and unload them. You'll see the unique methods used to handle heavy equipment and gain additional background on the great American circus trains of the past and present. It's a railroading experience like no other and one the whole family will enjoy!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 45 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-192-5
UPC: 7-48268-00475-9

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DVD Item#:CIRCUS-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 45 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004759
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(fletcher north carolina) on .

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  •  4 of 5


this a fantastic video by pentrex definitely shows how the circus was in the old days

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

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  •  5 of 5


Program showed much backlot and behind the scenes activity not otherwise known to the public. Nicely put together.

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

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  •  5 of 5


A favorate within my home. Pentrex has done a wonderful job covering the day to day working of the Circus Trains and Carvival Train. Everything is explained from train sizes, and consist, to locations, loading and unloading in various cities, etc...
Movie starts with the Historic Circus Train. Loading along with a review of much of the equipment, to traveling to Milwaukee to unloading followed by the Circus Parade.
Highly recommended for all Rail Video collectors to own this movie.



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