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Railroad - Canada and America (USA)

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    Item Code : ACRN2642

    VHS - NTSC.
  2. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : ACRN2645

    Copper Canyon Railroad Journey - Railroad Video.
    America's Scenic Rail Journeys. VHS/NTSC. Acorn Media Publishing. Often called one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, The Copper Canyon takes an exhilarating trip back in time, weaving through the rugged beauty of Mexico's colossal canyon maze. Four times the size of the Grand Canyon, the pristine Copper Canyon is the highlight of the trip. Along the way, experience the enchanting traditions of Mexican culture, found in the music, food and clothing of the people who have made their homes in Mexico's rugged frontier. Meet the Tarahumara Indians, people who have thrived for generations in the remote caves. Featuring passenger cars of the 1940's and the 12950's that have been painstakingly restored, an impressive 6,000-foot tunnel, and spectacular views from the canyon's rim, this excursion promises a comprehensive look at Mexico's awesome landscape. 54 minutes
  3. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ACRN2644

    The Copper Canyon Unreachable Scenic Areas - Railroad Video.
    Acorn Media. DVD. 54 Minutes. Often called one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world. The Copper Canyon is an exhilarating trip back in time, weaving through the rugged beauty of Mexico's colossal canyon maze. Four times the size of the Grand Canyon, the pristine Copper Canyon is the highlight of the trip. Along the way, experience the enchanting traditions of Mexican culture, found in the music, food and clothing of the people who have made their homes in Mexico's rugged frontier. Meet the Tarahumara Indians, people who have thrived for generations in the remote caves. This DVD is one in a series of Great American Rail Journeys and highlights The Copper Canyon in Mexico. Featuring passenger cars of the 1940s and 1950s that have been painstakingly restored, an impressive 6,000-foot tunnel, and spectacular views from the canyon's rim, this excursion promises a comprehensive look at Mexico's awesome landscape.
  4. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : LUXR2643

    The South Orient Express - Travel Video.
    DVD. Luxury Trains of the World. 55 Minutes. Discover the world's most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveller and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. Eight vintage 40's and 50's era stainless steel Budd cars, restored in luxurious classical period style with dome dining, vista dome, parlor, and observation cars provide the finest rail excursions through the incomparable Copper Canyon area of Northern Mexico in the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. Covering an area larger than the Grand Canyon, this area is rugged and remote; much only accessible by train. Visit the natural wonders, rustic villages and the Tarahumara Indians, the native inhabitants of the area.
  5. $24.95 DVD All Regions

    Item Code : FNLY2641

    Colorado's Narrow Gauge Railroad - Railroad Video.
    Finley-Holiday Films. DVD. All Regions Ride the rails to yesteryear and experience the sights and sounds of Colorado s narrow gauge railroads, including trips on four famous lines and a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum. Learn of Colorado s colorful railroading past when these lines served thriving mining communities. The program includes Durango and Silverton, Cumbres and Toltec, Georgetown Loop, Cripple Creek and Victor. DVD BONUS FEATURES: ? Narrow Gauge Railroad quiz Test your train knowledge with this interactive quiz. Includes some Name that Train Sound questions. Educational and entertaining. ? Historical photo gallery Enjoy historical train photos from a bygone era. ? Modern photo gallery.
  6. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : RKPB2640

    Daylight The Most Beautiful Train In The World - Railroad Video.
    DVD. RK Publishing Television star Michael Gross hosts this program which gives the history of the Daylight from 1937 to 1971. The program features interviews with people who operated, and managed this Southern Pacific train for 34 years. Climb aboard the daylight and take a ride through some of California's most spectacular scenery. Ride through deep canyons, traverse a horseshoe curve, or travel along the pacific ocean for 113 miles. There was no other rail journey in America that matched the daylight route.
  7. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : RKPB2639

    The California Zephyr Silver Thread Through The West - Railroad Video.
    DVD. RK Publishing The Complete Story About America's Favorite Train Climb aboard the California Zephyr and experience the magic of a unique train, and also meet the people who made the Zephyr special. Enjoy a meal in the dining car as described in memories of a dining car steward, or have Zephyrettes share their daily experiences with you. Find out what it was like to ride in a Vista-Dome as recalled by several passengers, or learn from the person who presided over the demise of the train how difficult it was to terminate the California Zephyr.
  8. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : WKEN2638

    Dome Car Magic - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Weekend Explorer. 27 Minutes. This program chronicles the history of these glamorous railroad sightseeing cars, from Burlington's 1945 Silver Dome to full length models operating today in Canada and Alaska. Archival film footage shows many famous trains that operated dome cars. They include the Empire Builder, Super Chief, North Coast Limited, Daylight, Capitol Limited, Denver Zephyr, City of Los Angeles, Canadian-and perhaps the most famous of all, the California Zephyr. Rounding out the documentary are interviews with seasoned travelers, plus spectacular images of present-day dome cars on a variety of dinner and cruise trains-including the newest "Bi-Level" domes used in Alaska and Canada.
  9. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : TRAN2637

    America by Rail - All Aboard The Potomac Eagle: A Scenic Train Ride - Railroad Video.
    Topics Entertainment. DVD. Ride along with us as we take you for an unforgettable train trip into the wild mountains of West Virginia on the Potomac Eagle Excursion Train. Vintage 1950s-era diesel locomotives power this scenic train as it follows the south Branch of the Potomac River into the deep gorge known as the Trough. Besides the scenic train ride patrons are also usually treated to the sight of one or more of the rare American Bald Eagles that nest in the Trough region, within sight of the train. Our cameras show onboard coverage of the train, which includes classic Club Dining service, plus views of the train in the magnificent West Virginia Scenery. Through special arrangement with the operators of the Potomac Eagle Train this video brings you views of the train in the inaccessible regions of the trough that are rarely seen. The history and beauty of the train and the surrounding country will make a nice souvenir of the ride, or make you want to pack your bags and buy a ticket for the next departure. In addition to the normal train ride our video also shows some special publicity shots there were set-up by the producers and the railroad, plus you'll see a special segment in the fall colors in the Trough. The video was done as a souvenir for the train to sell onboard, and in addition enthusiasts will enjoy the GP9 in originally B &O passenger livery, CSX F-unit #118, and an FPA4 ALCO that is now at the Grand Canyon Railroad. We also did some wild shooting ahead of the train which provides an interesting view. This railroad is highly recommended for the enthusiast and tourist alike.
  10. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : RKPB2636

    Super Chief Speed-Style-Service - Railroad Video.
    DVD. RK Publishing The complete story about America's premier train, hosted by television star Michael Gross. From Chicago to Los Angeles, there was no other way to travel... Climb aboard the Super Chief, the showcase train of the Santa Fe Railway. For speed and comfort, Santa Fe set the standard for all western passenger trains. "The Super Chief was the supreme American passenger train run by one of America's great railroads which will go down in history as a great monument to our rail industry."
  11. $29.95 set of 2 DVD All Regions Worldwide + $6.80 p&h or $16.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : A2ZC2635

    Historic Travel US Chugging Across The Wild West - Railroad Video.
    DVD. A2ZCDS Surging rivers, rushing landscapes, thrilling train journeys, awesome structures, mind-boggling statistics, and delightful farmlands- this rare and historic set of DVDs has it all. This is easily one of the most comprehensive coverage of life in the west!
  12. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VINE2634

    American Orient Express - Portland to Sacramento - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Vine's Eye Production Come along on a romantic and delicious journey on the American Orient Express as we wind our way from Portland to Sacramento.
  13. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : TRAN2633

    Great American Train Ride Winter Steam Spectacular- Railroad Video.
    Topics Entertainment. DVD. 90 Minutes Approx. Slim Case If you like steam locomotives, then seeing steam in the winter season is a treat, with the snow, and cold winter days with steam billowing everywhere! In "Winter Steam Spectacular" you'll visit 5 steam railroads and see some special winter operations! Your winter railroading spectacular includes: The Durango &Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: Travel to colorful Colorado to one of the premier steam railroads in the USA. See 2-8-2 #473 pulling the regular winter passenger train, as well as in charge of a special freight run up the Animas Canyon in the dead of winter! Herber Valley Railroad: Visit the stunning Wasatch Mountains of Utah where 2-8-0 #618 blasts through a winter paradise with mountain peaks and placid lakes. New Hope & Ivyland: Watch as 2-8-0 #40 pulls a mixed train with clear blue skies and lots of billowing steam. Nevada Northern: Enjoy winter action with 4-6-0 #40 and 2-8-0 #93 on both freight and passenger trains, including a double-headed freight train with Both locomotives pulling! Western Maryland Scenic: Fantastic steam action as 2-8-0 #734 demonstrates what a pusher locomotive was all about! See 734 shoving hard on the rear of a freight train in the mountains of Western Maryland!
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    Item Code : TRAN2632

    Great American Train Ride Cumbres and Toltec- Railroad Video.
    Topics Entertainment. DVD. 60 Minutes. (Approx) Slim Case The Cumbres &Toltes Scenic Railroad has the unique distinction of being one of the finest preserved railway museums, and one of the most beautifully scenic railroads in the United States. Join Railway Productions as we visit this marvelous railroad, as we see the entire line from Chama to Antonito. See morning engine servicing in Chama Watch two locomotives conquer Cumbres Pass Ride the Antonito train from the desert into the mountains Marvel at the golden leaves in Toltec Gorge See the line in summer, fall and winter Enjoy the view from many remote photo locations DVD Features include chapter menus and 25 minutes of Bonus Footage with no narration or music , just the trains and their natural sounds, from all along the line!
  15. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2631

    Great American Scenic Railroads: The Surline and California Western - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Questar. 112 Minutes. The Surfline The Surfline is a whistle-stop tour of the sun-drenched Southern California coast that begins in Los Angeles and winds its way down to San Diego. Along the way, its tracks follow one of the most spectacular and scenic stretches in all of railroading. The 2 ? hour run carries thousands of daily passengers from Los Angeles' Union Station, past the oldest Santa Fe station built in the 1870's in Carlsbad. It stops along the way at picturesque stations and depots in Fullerton, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano, the legendary "home of the Swallows." Santa Fe freight train activity is also documented, as well as Carlsbad's famous wooden trestles. A special railroader's treat is provided in the form of rare 90 mph cab rides in Amtrak's newest Dash 8-32 PWH and F-40 locomotives racing along the California Coast. From its palm-lined crossings, to the classic Mission-style station houses it stops at along the way, the Surf line breathes new life into the saying that "getting there is half the fun." California Western Redwood forests, the Pacific coastline, the Sierra Nevada Range, and infamous Donner's Pass - this is a once-in-a-lifetime whistle stop tour of the California Western Railroad. Take a short-line railroad excursion through the rugged coastal mountain range of northern California. Ride in the cab and tender of restored steam engine through stands of the fabled redwood. Keep a sharp eye out from a high-rail vehicle running ahead of diesel trains, classic Skunk railcars, and a steam powered Skunk passenger train. This is one thrilling run down rail beds where history was made - and where it still lives on - thanks to the careful and faithful restoration and maintenance of the California Western.
  16. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2630

    Great American Scenic Railroads: Rio Grande & Union Pacific - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Questar. 128 Minutes. Rio Grande Cool trains, Passenger trains, Freight trains, and Winter Ski trains: take one of the most spectacular railroad journeys in the U.S. on the Denver Rio Grande Western. Travel through some of the most amazing natural and manmade wonders in the country as we document the railroad triangle between Denver, Salt Lake City, and Pueblo. Make tracks through the Front Range of the Rockies and meander through its winding valleys. Pierce the hearts of mountains in tunnels that can be up to six miles long, and took as many as four years to drill, blast, dig, and carve. Rumble through majestic canyons, teeter at 10,000 feet crossing the Tennessee Pass, and then crane your neck to admire sheer vertical walls as you thread your way along the bottom of the Royal Gorge. Take a step back in time to admire luxury passenger cars restored to their original classic splendor, then power along windswept winter landscapes to some of the best skiing in the country. This is one of the most varied and comprehensive documents about today's railroad operations in the American West. Union Pacific Climb aboard for the whistle-blasting celebration of Union Pacific's 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion. On May 17, 1953, the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club sponsored its first steam excursion on the rough and ready Union Pacific Railroad. For that first historic trip, Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with "elephant ear" smoke deflectors, pulled out all the stops on its run from Denver, Colorado, to Laramie, Wyoming. Forty years later, that pioneering excursion was recreated with Challenger 3985 retracing the trail blazed by the original 3967. The solid-out excursion carried 500 passengers through some of the most legendary terrain and towns of the Old West, including Cheyenne, Denver, Laramie and Sherman Hill. Along the way, meet passengers who rode on the original excursion, join in photo run-bys as the Challenger muscles up Sherman Hill, and take a power-house ride in the cab as the old war horse tackles the grades outside of Laramie. This is one train you won't want to miss.
  17. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2629

    Great American Scenic Railroads: Great Mississippi and Shenandoah - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Questar. 128 Minutes. Great Mississippi Its winter along the Upper Mississippi River Valley and Old Man River has never looked more regal. Frozen into stillness, and flanked by rolling countryside blanketed with two feet of snow, the drifting white banks look impenetrable? until the first freight rolls through. It doesn't matter that it's the middle of January and the mercury has dropped below zero? this main line operation still runs at full throttle. The So Line, Burlington Northern, Chicago &Western, Minnesota &Easter, and Dakota are just a few of the lines whose rolling stock kick up white clouds of snow in their wakes as they storm their way through the frozen Upper Mississippi River Valley. Follow the workers and engineers who fight and win daily battles against the wintry elements to keep the freight lifelines open through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Shenandoah It's a stunning panorama in motion as you sweep past Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered work horses that still punch a clock for the Winchester and Western Railroad. After all these years, these reliable veterans of the rails still pull more than their muscle-bound best hauling enormous loads up grinding upgrades of the wooded hills between Virginia's working mines. This close-up look at down-home railroading gives you a good idea of what it takes to run this "big little" short-line. Then, follow the north-bound tracks as the action shifts from the Shenandoah Valley to the Appalachians of Maryland as we climb aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. This time, get an engineer's-eye view of what lies ahead from the cabs of first generation Alco Diesels painted with the legendary "fireball" design. These classic locomotives are seen pulling vintage passenger cars over scenic mountain tracks before stopping at the fully restored station at Frostburg.
  18. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2628

    Great American Scenic Railroads: Durango & Silverton & Cumbres & Toltec - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Questar. 119 Minutes. Durango &Silverton Chasms and curves and nail - biting switchbacks. Crevasses and gorges and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country, crossing the Colorado Rockies on narrow gauge rails. It's high-altitude adventure at full stream ahead, clinging to steep mountainsides behind a vintage steam locomotive shoving its way up to Silverton at 9,288 feet. Join its delighted load of passengers crossing 400 feet above the tumbling waters of the River of Lost Souls. Snake through glacier-carved passes of sheer granite so narrow, it's said that only locomotives with a single coat of paint can squeeze through. Classic Mikado Locomotives are seen hard at work throughout the tourist season, nimbly threading the dizzying heights and craggiest routes of southwestern Colorado. Travel in old-fashioned style through country so rugged, its harsh, pristine beauty remains hidden to all but the railroad's crew and passengers. Cumbres &Toltec Climb aboard Mikado Steam Locomotive #488 for a historic ride on the Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad, the longest narrow gauge railway in the U.S. Built in 1925, this coal burning workhorse pulls turn-of-the-century stock and box cars over the dramatic landscape of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The fire-breathing engine doesn't flinch at even the most challenging terrain as it crosses from high mountains to high desert. Switchback curves lined with aspen and pine give way to white-knuckle rides high above granit-hewn gorges, only to be followed by breathless straigh-aways through desert scrub-land. Cling to the sides of Cumbres Pass at 10,000 feet, and ghost along Phantom Curve. Cross the Cascade Trestle and plunge into the darkness of Mud tunnel. Follow the Calico Cut to Whiplash Curve and pass the ghost town Sublette on the way. Finally, hold your breath as the Mikado does a narrow-gauge high-wire act over Toltec Tunnel Gorge before settling in for the horseshoe curves of Lava Loop. See why the Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad has long been considered one of America's most popular train rides.
  19. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2627

    Great American Scenic Railroads: Continental Divide and Donner Summit - Railroad Video.
    DVD. Questar. 111 Minutes. Continental Divide Railroading in the Canadian Rockies has never been captured so beautifully on film. Whether blasting through the drifting snow banks during winter at its harshest, or sailing through meadows in the lazy heat of full summer, the only way to fully appreciate the extremes of the Continental Divide is to experience it from a train. Set against the astounding vistas of Lake Louise and Banff, nature in all its awesome wonder and strength is dramatically portrayed. Ride across the Divide on VIA's famous Canadian. Or hop veteran FP9 diesel locomotives as they put their shoulders against the grindstones of North Canadian weather and topography, and boldly push their way through God's country. This program pays tribute to the trains, past and present, that spanned the continent. There are even film clips from the 1950's providing a nostalgic look back at what was then considered state-of-the-art. Donner Summit Treacherous and beautiful? infamous and magnificent. The 8,000 foot wind-swept and snow-covered summit of Donner's peak stands sentinel over Donner's Pass in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Named for the ill-fated party of immigrants that lost over half of its number in their tragic attempt to cross it, Donner's Pass was every bit as resistant to the Central Pacific Railroad's efforts to build a transcontinental rail line back in 1863. It took six years and an army of almost 10,000 men using only hand tools to carve a safe passage of this 7,000 foot elevation. To this day, no one can say how many men lost their lives in that massive and dangerous undertaking. Today, this 140-mile stretch of double-tracked mainline rail operations is still one of the most difficult climbs in America railroading. Steep grades, sharp curves, and cruel weather place staggering obstacles in the path of trains that have been making the same enormously difficult trek for the last 130 years. Crossing Donner's Summit is a testament to man's determination in the face of the awesome power of nature.
  20. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2626

    Great American Scenic Railroads: Blue Mountains and Mt.
    Rainier - Railroad Video. DVD. Questar. 130 Minutes. The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon stand as a major obstacle to the Union Pacific Railroad's northwest crossing. The 200 hard miles of track cross valleys, rivers, and creeks? then climb the crests of three summits - encountering the toughest grades on any of UP's mainline routes. Massive horsepower is needed to overcome these engine-straining grades, and Union Pacific put its faith in two of their newest mountain -busing locomotives - the GE-840C and EMD-SD60 Wide Cabs. These trains haul up to 14,000 tons, so UP uses a lot of muscle to get the job done - putting 7-8 units on the head to power over the mountains. Follow heavy trains and Amtrak Zephyrs tackling Burnt River Canyon, Lookout Mountain, North Powder River, Antelope Canyon, and the Osman Horseshoe Curve at Prichard Creek. There's even an accident between a garbage truck and an Amtrak train that requires a UP diesel to play tow truck to the stricken Amtrak. There's a lot of action and power on display, and all of it plays out beneath the looming shadows of the majestic Elkhorn Mountains. Mt Rainer The days of the great logging railroads are re-lived in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Hear the lonely call of steam whistles drifting on the crystal mountain air as some of the most rarely seen locomotives in existence make their annual Spring Photo Run on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Washington State. History mingles with a sense of nostalgia as you watch these geared steam locomotives muscle their way past the breathtaking scenery of the Cascades. See the Heisler No. 91, a three truck West Coast Special. Rock along the tree-lined rail bed on a 1929 Pacific Coast Shay. And join the salute to the Mt. Rainier Climax, the next-to-the-last of its type ever made, and the first locomotive restored at the Mt. Rainier shops. Catch an unforgettable glimpse into America's storied past as you ride the rails on these and other rolling museums of steam and steal.

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