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Great Scenic Rail Journeys The Great Alaska Train Adventure 4 of 5 (2)

Great Scenic Rail Journeys The Great Alaska Train Adventure Misc Producers GATALASKA 054961373192
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Explore America's last great frontier on the Alaska Railroad in this unforgettable two-part journey of discovery. From the glacier bays of Seward to the soaring heights of Mt. McKinley and the historic gold mining region of Fairbanks, The Great Alaska Train Adventure weaves through Alaska's history, revealing a uniquely rugged beauty and frontier spirit rarely ever experienced in a rail adventure. Anchorage to Seward: Our Alaska adventure begins on the Anchorage to Seward run as we journey down the Kenai Peninsula along the breathtaking Turnagain Arm. Traveling through the Kenai Mountains we experience an incredible scenic route only accessible by rail before taking a thrilling aerial tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park. From Seward, we voyage out into Resurrection Bay where killer whales, otters and sea lions are a common sight and great blue glaciers groan and heave giant slabs of ice into the frigid waters. Anchorage to Fairbanks: Our second journey begins in the lively and modern city of Anchorage. As we head north, civilization quickly gives way to dense forests, rushing streams and mountain vistas. Our first stop is Talkeetna, an essential part of the "Alaska experience" that acts as the gateway for mountain climbers ready to conquer the forbidding precipices of North America's highest peak, Mt. McKinley. From this point we'll explore the incomparable Denali National Park then make our way north to Fairbanks to learn about gold mining from a family of Alaska pioneers.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 48 Mins
Producer:Misc Producers
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:054961373192
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:1 US & Canada NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 3

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  •  3 of 5

This video is more of a travelog with very little train action. It stops at various place along the right-of-way and interviews people on their lifestyle and why they moved to Alaska. While all interesting, there is very little trackside footage which is a shame since the rails go through stunning countryside. Otherwise, well produced except for the harmonica soundtrack.

Additional remarks by Ken:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5

Loved it!!
Now I've seen Canada!

Additional remarks by TrainPimp:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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