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Spectacular Train Rides - Railroad Journeys 18 DVD Set 15+ Hours Train Video

Spectacular Train Rides - Railroad Journeys 18 DVD Set 15+ Hours Train Video Topics 60634 781735606346
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What is it about trains that make us feel like kids again? Get in touch with your inner-child with more than 15 hours of spectacular trains in this 18-DVD set! See trains from North America and across Europe. In Colorado and Canada. In Ireland and on the Isle of Wight. Ride the largest operating steam train in the world, the Challenger 3985. Take a trip on the Orient Express. Visit the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad roundhouse. Stop at Perth Shed. Relive the amazing past of steam trains, enjoy breathtaking scenery from railways around the world and much, much more!

Total Run Time: Approx. 15 hours and 55 minutes

Product Features:

15+ hours of exciting trains in a special 18-DVD set
18 films take you across the United States and abroad
Ride the Georgetown Loop, the Orient Express, the Cripple Creek Railroad and the Bluebell Railway
See European trains, massive QJ engines in China and America's largest operating steamer

Disc 1 Trains
Approx. 30 Minutes
See the restoration of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad steam train, then hop aboard for gorgeous mountain views. And tour the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad taking in the scenery, from mountains to meadows!

Disc 2 High Country Rails
Approx. 30 Minutes
In this Emmy° Award-winning film, go inside the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad roundhouse to see how the shop maintains steam engines. Then see snow country on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad.

Disc 3 CPR 2816 Part 1
Approx. 60 Minutes
Go inside the two-year rebuild program of the steam-powered Canada Pacific Railroad #2816. Watch as the finishing touches are applied. After light up, be trackside, aboard the train and in the cab during mainline testing.

Disc 4 Steam Memories
Approx. 60 Minutes
Steam-era railroaders share their most memorable tales. Then watch renowned railroad photographer Newt Rossiter's breathtaking footage featuring powerful steam machines in glorious summer landscapes and in winter wonderlands.

Disc 5 Railways
Approx. 30 Minutes
Experience the engineering marvel known as the Georgetown Loop Railroad in the Rocky Mountains. Next, take Amtrak's California Zephyr before riding the Ski Train up to the base of the Winter Park Ski Resort.

Disc 6 Challenger 3985
Approx. 60 Minutes
Built in 1943, Union Pacific's steam locomotive #3985 is the largest operating steamer in the world. See where the train is maintained, and ride through Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois for amazing views)

Disc 7 CPR 2816 Part 2
Approx. 60 Minutes
Travel with the 2816 on its five-day inaugural run in the Canadian Rockies. Then, check out a classic 8-car consist and a diesel locomotive in CPR heritage paint. Hop aboard, go trackside and see the powerful 2816 from above.

Disc 8 Railway Roundabout - 1958
Approx. 55 Minutes
See the U.K.'s "Bristolian" in the days when steam ruled and watch trains on the Lickey incline, the steepest sustained main-line railway incline in Great Britain! Then travel from Abergavenny to Merthyr in beautiful Wales.

Disc 9 Steam Trains
Approx. 30 Minutes
Ride through fall foliage on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in
this Emmy° Award-winning film. Travel the Georgetown Loop Railroad, then climb aboard the world's largest operating steam locomotive.

Disc 10 Ohio Steam Spectacular
Approx. 90 Minutes
Watch the 4-8-4 #6325 and 4-6-2 #1293 strut their stuff! These trips were the first photo specials on the Ohio Central Railroad with the #6325. See superb run-bys with great exhaust sounds, and smoke plumes galore!

Disc 11 A Last Look at Steam
Approx. 30 Minutes
Take a trip down memory lane with this look at the last days of steam in Canada during the 1950's. Stories from railroad engineers and footage by the great railroad photographer Newt Rossiter bring the fascinating era to life.

Disc 12 Railway Roundabout - 1959
Approx. 55 Minutes
Enjoy views of the spectacular ex-GER "E4" at Cambridge and the closing of the Wye Valley line. Next, ride the scenic Skye line, visit a Worcestershire branch line and take a trip to King's Cross shed.

Disc 13 Railway Roundabout - 1960
Approx. 50 Minutes
Take two "Dukedogs" to Barmouth, Wales, and the "T9" to Tavistock, a town with medieval roots. Then visit Perth Shed and the Cromford & High Peak lines, and ride the repainted ex-GN of SR - the "Gordon Highlander."

Disc 14 Railway Roundabout - 1961
Approx. 50 Minutes
Go on a fascinating journey from Bath to Evercreech Junction in England, ride the last train from Bala to Ffestiniog in Wales, and hop aboard the Lancashire & Yorkshire Specials and the Severn & Wye in the Forest of Dean.

Disc 15 Railway Roundabout - 1962
Approx. 55 Minutes
See the trains of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel and take a trip from Ryde to beautiful Ventnor. Back in London, ride the Cambrian Coast Express, and then see the Bluebell Railway line in its early preserved form.

Disc 16 Railway Roundabout - In Europe
Approx. 110 Minutes
Take in the very best steam scenes from around northern and southern Europe. See breathtaking rack and narrow gauge railways in Switzerland, and a beautiful route from Helsinki to the Arctic Circle. Plus, ride the Orient Express.

Disc 17 Railway Roundabout - Revisited
Approx. 50 Minutes
Enjoy selections of the original BBC series Railway Roundabout. See archive footage of spectacular steam of the early 1960's, including an insider's look of the York signal box, Bewdley station, the new "Midland Pullman," and more!

Disc 18 Railway Roundabout - End of the Line
Approx. 50 Minutes
This special film features footage from the original BBC series Railway Roundabout. See early 1960's steam trains in the U.K., plus visit Newton Heath Shed, the Marylebone exhibition and ride from Newcastle to Carlisle.

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DVD Item#:60634
Runtime:15 Hours, 55 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:781735606346
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

  • Some of the multiple disc set titles from this producer come in "stacked" cases. That is the discs are stacked on top of each other in a special case.

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  3 of 5

This 18 Disc Boxset Has 2 Boxsets, "Monster Steam" & "Colorado Steam". While The Other 2 Dvds From Les Jarret & Greg Scholl, Which Are "Challenger 3985" & "Ohio Steam Spectacular" Which Was Taken From The Now-Scrapped(Discontinued)"Trains Spectacular" Boxset. Disc 11-18 Has European Railroads Made By BBC, & "Colorado Steam" From Either PBS Or The History Channel. & 4 Canadian Dvds Are From Rail Inovations Now Aquired By Greg.

Additional remarks by SteamBoy:
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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