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American Trains-America By Rail-the Heartland

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The cross-country train epic is now on DVD!

A coast-to-coast trip from Washington, DC to San Francisco aboard Amtrak's Capitol Limited and California Zephyr. See our nation's capitol, lush Ohio Amish Farmlands, the Great Plains, the Rockies and Sierras, before skirting along side San Pablo Bay and on into Oakland and San Francisco.

Along the way visit the following steam and diesel tourist railroads: Strasburg Railroad, Potomac Eagle, Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Ohio Central, Boone & Scenic Valley, Omaha Zoo Railroad, Durango & Silverton, Heber valley, Virginia & Truckee, Napa Valley Wine Train, Roaring Camp & Big Trees, and Santa Cruz Trees & Pacific.

Includes music composed especially for this program by noted television composer Micheal Lynch, as well as lots of natural train sounds.

The VHS version of this program has sold nearly 200,000 copies, so now you can enjoy the crisp picture and stereo sound on DVD!

Total running time 2hours.

From the Contributor

America By Rail was one of the most rewarding projects that I have ever worked on. The United States is enormous, and to see it from one end to the other over the course of the shooting of this program was a real treat. For those who can't make the trip themselves, it is the wish of the producers that this program can fill that void.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Greg Scholl
  • Directors: Les Jarrett
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Railway Productions
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2003
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DG98U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,233 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Solid, if not imaginative, presentation of main routes, small routes, and tourist routes from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, with stunning scenery you can never see from an airplane, and most of which you can't even see from your car window on the interstate.

Better of course is to take Amtrak across the USA, but while you are waiting you can see what that trip looks like, with with this dvd.

Criticisms: Do the trains really run that slow? And the time spent on the tourist routes were distracting-- are we taking the train for fun, or to get somewhere?

Are the trains a way to travel or is their purpose to provide an afternoon's entertainment for old retired white people with cameras?

Two 1-hour dvds would have been better, the second devoted to tourist trains.
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By John Badillo Jr on January 22, 2015
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 29, 2004
At times, my son will want to watch the entire 2 hour length of the video. Nothing scary about this video, though at times, it almost puts the 2-year-old's parents to sleep!
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