This comprehensive documentary collection is composed of 36 fascinating features chronicling the development of the railroad industry from the first transcontinental line, freight and Pullman cars, to modern diesel engines. See the people and machines that built the Tracks Across America which is sure to please train enthusiasts old and new.
Including in-depth features chronicling: Steam Trains Passenger Trains Freight Trains The Nickel Plate Railroad And much much more!
All Aboard for a Coast-to-Coast Rail Adventure!
Ride along with this nostalgic collection that takes you to a romantic place where steam rises from the dense population centers in the East to the snow-peaked mountains of the West. Go back to the days when trains brought loved ones home to small towns where the American railroad network is still a vital part of their transportation system today. Indeed, it moves more goods than the rest of the world's rails combined. Discover this and other fun facts about an industry that shaped American culture and its economy.
Disc 1 Wheels of Progress A Great Railroad at Work Desert Empire The Big Train New Horizons Troop Train The Passenger Train This is My Railroad At this Moment Big Trains Rolling Mainline USA Beef Rings the Bell Safe Roads 3rd Ave El Operation Fast Freight The Modern Coal Burning Steam Locomotive Flight of the Century
Disc 2 The Steam Locomotive Railroads and Westward Expansion: 1845-1865 The Nickel Plate Story End of an Era The California Zephyr Return of the General The Freight Train Railroad Man The Railroad Story Song of the Pioneer Rolling the Freight Snow on the Run The Power behind the Nation Clear Track Ahead! A Railroad at Work Last of the Giants Progress on the Rails Wheels of Steel Opening a New Frontier
12 Hours 36 Minutes
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