Great American Train Ride Deluxe Box Set 4-DVD Topics
Captivating views colorful locomotives and historical tracks come together in Great American Train Ride a 4-DVD collection of rail videos that explore the legendary trains and lines that span America from the Midwest to the snowcapped mountains of Alaska. The journey begins by following the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic over the rugged track from Colorado to New Mexico. Next take in the chilly scenery as you follow steam engines through mountains into canyons and along side lakes in Winter Steam Spectacular. Continue on along one of the most treasured railroads running between Chicago and Los Angeles in Santa Fe Mainline Memories. Finally end your trip with a journey to Skagway Alaska in Alaska's White Pass & Yukon and take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route a railroad with history dating back to the Klondike Gold Rush. From spectacular scenery to legendary locomotives rail fans and hobbyists alike will find something to love in Great American Train Ride!System Requirements:Running Time: 320 minutes
THE CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD Follow, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico. Enjoy visions of golden October trees, snow, steam and smoke as you listen to music composed by Michael Lynch and follow this respected locomotive along one of the most rugged railroad lines in the country. APPROXIMATELY 80 MINUTES
ALASKA'S WHITE PASS & YUKON Travel to Alaska to visit one of the most incredible railroads in the world, Alaska's White Pass & Yukon Route. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this railroad travels through some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere. Start your journey in early May in the beautiful town of Skagway and climb 3,000 feet to the summit of White Pass, moving among mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, and lingering snow. APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES
WINTER STEAM SPECTACULAR It's full steam ahead along the tracks in the wintry wonderlands of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Maryland. Travel to colorful Colorado to see the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and watch as the 2-8-2 #473 charges up Animas Canyon in the dead of winter. Visit Heber Valley Railroad and 2-8-0 #618 as it moves through the winter paradise of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy winter action with the Nevada Northern as 4-6-0 #40 and 2-8-0 #93 pull passenger and freight trains, sometimes using both engines at once! Finally, discover what a pusher locomotive is all about as 734 shoves a freight train through the mountains of Western Maryland. APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES
SANTA FE MAINLINE MEMORIES Before its merger with Burlington Northern, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was one of the largest and beloved railroads in the United States. Come along for the ride from Chicago to Los Angeles, and travel through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona and more! Explore the colorful locomotives that have captivated many, including the eye- catching "Warbonnet" locomotives painted in red and silver. Finally, enjoy the variety of photo locations showcasing amazing scenery. APPROXIMATELY 100 MINUTES
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SteamBoy (Revere, MA) on 2011-12-14 18:14:34.
Ever Since I Got That Boxset During Christmas 2007, It Has 2 Standard Format Dvds & 2 Widescreen dvds That I Didn't Know It Was A Value. A Couple Years Later, The Only Dvd I'm Keeping Is The VERY RARE "Alaska's White Pass & Yukon" DVD. I Think This Was The Last DVD That The Photographer Himself Narrates. The Other 3? Well, I Have Those In My "TRAINS" (24-Dvd Boxset) That I Got At A Small Train Show In March Of Last Year. But It Doesn't Matter.
Aussie Bill (Australia) on 2010-10-29 02:21:08.
There was so much to enjoy in this box set that it kept me interested for hours.The value was so good I purchased another set for my train fanatic mate,and it's not even Xmas yet!
train bencher on 2010-06-25 13:58:16.
These DVD's are loaded with historical info and were a pleasure to watch. The actual video quality is not up to par with today's technology, but it is very good considering the age and type of camera used to film trains of that era.
Eugene Hinton on 2010-04-14 11:11:14.
I enjoyed the videos.