The Railroad That Went to Sea - Florida East Coast Railway's Overseas Train to Key West [VHS]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 inches; 6.13 Ounces
- Run time : 26 minutes
- Release date : December 27, 2000
- Date First Available : September 29, 2006
- ASIN : 0970567200
- Customer Reviews:
It was the beginning of the 20th Century - America's Gilded Age. And Henry Flagler, one of America's wealthiest men, set out to build the "Eighth Wonder of the World" - a railroad over the Florida Keys from Miami to Key West, 128 miles out to sea.
Learn about Henry Flagler, the man who transformed Florida's East Coast from a wilderness into a winter wonderland for America's rich and famous. Marvel at the innovative engineering techniques that conquered the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and brutal conditions that tried the mightiest of men.
Experience the day the first train arived in Key West in 1912, and the magic of gliding by rail over a Seven Mile Bridge, while stingrays dance in the waters below. Witness the fury of the 1935 hurricane that destroyed the railroad, and the building of the Overseas Highway that today carries visitors over the railbed Henry Flagler built.
This award-winning video is rich with archival photographs and film footage, eyewitness accounts, and interviews with historians. Together, the weave a spellbinding story of the greatest American railroad engineering feat of the 20th Century.
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The DVD is 3+ hours long, consist of the 2 volumes of VHS counterpart in one. The sound quality is great, picture quality 4.
Different from many travel video, in which the comentators are speaking with commercial speed (some indeed try to squeeze in as much commercial as possible), this video just has few comments where there is a need, the rest (much of the time) , it leaves you just enjoy the passing scene (accompanied by music right for the mood).
It is very landscape oriented, you reaaly feel you are a passenger with peaceful mind.
Volume 1: heartland america, from Washington DC to Sanfrancisco, great landscape w/ vastness views, 2 hours+
Volume 2: west cost, from San Diego to Seattle, great pacific coast views plus Yosemite etc, 1 hour