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Trolley: The Cars That Built Our City - Transit Gloria Mundi Train Video

Trolley: The Cars That Built Our City - Transit Gloria Mundi Train Video Transit Gloria Mundi TRO
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TROLLEY: The Cars That Built Our Cities
is our most popular video. It brings to life the history of the streetcar and its influence on urban life. With a fast-paced mixture of rare and unusual footage from the 1890s through the 1990s, it shows urban rail transit in all its forms: horsecars, cable cars, steam elevateds, electric trolleys, subways, interurbans, and light rail - in the US and abroad. You'll see open cars and closed cars, single-truck and double-truck, Birneys and Peter Witts, and of course PCCs. You'll see some of the lighter side of trolleys, too: comical staged "accidents," a famous race between a trolley and an airplane, trolley "hostesses," and hot breakfasts served on a Dallas trolley.

You won't find a better-researched, livelier, more comprehensive introduction to the trolley, although if you are among the millions who have seen the abridged version on A&E or the History Channel, you've come close. Get the complete original!

Winner of the Gold Telly Award, 1999.

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DVD Item#:TRO
Runtime:54 Mins
Producer:Transit Gloria Mundi
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(California) on .

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


This happy video is a must for anyone's collection. Set to music, you will find your toes taping while watching early trolley scenes. We wore out two VHS tapes, broke one DVD and have a second. This is a real favorite in our household.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


Simply a nice video, something which belongs in a collection as one of the 'standard pieces'. Might also be of interest to people not directly interested in 'trolley for the trolleys' but with a general historic interest in how transportation made the cities and country. Good work!

Additional remarks by tramways1435:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


Excellent history of the trolley. Great vintage footage. Highly recommended, even if you have a number of trolley programs.


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People who found this review helpful: 2

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  •  3 of 5


I agree with the others' comments - EXCEPT - The music was overbearing and almost constant. While it didn't interfere with the narrative, it did assault one's hearing. Terrible. TGM needs a new music director!

Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
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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