- Number of Discs: 5
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 7 hours, 10 minutes
- Released: June 28, 2011
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Madacy Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Book yourself a window seat on the American Dream Express! More than any other modern nation, the United States was engineered by its legendary network of railroads. Now, you can retrace the tracks of the whistling wonders that made this country sing - from sea to shining sea! Find out how the West was won! (Hint?it had more to do with the "Iron Horse" than the cowboy!) Learn about the epic role played by trains on both sides of the Civil War! Get set for a first-class journey through time and space, with a panoramic view of every hill and dale (not to mention some of the most impressive mountains in the world), aboard these powerful pacemakers of the heartland!
Documentaries in this 5-DVD set include AMTRAK'S CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR, ATLANTA'S RAILROADS, UNION PACIFIC, AMTRAK'S EMPIRE BUILDER, RAILS IN TRANSITION, MICHIGAN FAST FREIGHT, PRIVATE VARNISH, STEAM IN THE 50's, COLORADO STEAM MECCA, FLORIDA EAST COAST, PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, THE CHAMA TURN, CHICAGO RAILS, DT&I, NORFOLK SOUTHERN & MORE.