Railroad excitement abounds in this 24-DVD collector’s box set exploring the rich and varied history of all things locomotive. These impressive documentaries showcasing everything from backyard model trains to modern diesel-powered superliners, with whistle stops and semaphores galore, are sure to delight rail enthusiasts the world over.
The glory days of the smoke billowing steam engine are recalled in such films as On the Road with Frisco 1522 and Texas Steam Treasure, about the oldest steam locomotive in the United States still in daily service.
Train travel still has a place in contemporary society, so take a seat on
Chicago's Metra, a commuter train serving upwards of 300,000
passengers daily, and see the bustling railway hub that services the trains of Galesburg.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is one of the most famous with lines that traverse the entire country. Climb the 2.2 percent grade between Skykomish and Scenic, WA in BNSF’s Stevens Pass, then follow the route of the Old Santa Fe across the Arizona Divide.
The appeal of train travel for many is the beautiful scenery and now you can experience all fours season, from the changing colors of leaves with Steam in the Autumn to the icy, snow-capped mountains of Steam in the Winter.
Collectors and Memories
Trains are great reminders of the past, a time when life moved a little slower and people were that much friendlier. Revisit the golden age of locomotives at the Illinois Railway Museum and take a Steam to the State Fair. Also, see how some have used their backyards to pay tribute to railroads in Garden Railroad Spectacular.
24 full-length DVDs
Over 30 hours of original footage