12 Spectacular Scenic Rail Journeys
Catch a glimpse of the past as seen though the windows of a rolling museum of steam and steel. This six-volume series travels the paths of scenic railroads from east coast to west and explores American history in majestic style. Ride the rails in six volumes: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, DONNER SUMMIT;THE SURFINE, CALIFORNIA WESTERN;THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, MT. RAINIER;GREAT MISSISSIPPI, SHENANDOAH;DURANGO &SILVERTON, CUMBRES &TOLTEC;and RIO GRANDE, UNION PACIFIC. All aboard!
Twelve unforgettable voyages fill this 6-disc collection, from the Continental Divide on VIA's famous Canadian to Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley on the Winchester &Western. Tour sunny southern California on the Surfline, ancient redwood country on the California Western, Oregon's Blue Mountains on the Union Pacific, and the Cascade Mountains on logging railroads. That's just half the treat waiting in Great American Scenic Railroads.
The Canadian Rockies have never been captured so beautifully as you ride through the vistas of Lake Louise and Banff on VIA's famous Canadian.
The treacherous and beautiful 8,000 foot summit of Donner's peak stands watch over Donner's Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains - one of the most difficult climbs in American Railroading.
A whistle-stop tour of spectacular stretches of sun-drenched Southern California coast that begins in Los Angeles and winds its way to San Diego.
Redwood forests, the Pacific coastline, the Sierra Nevada Range and the infamous Donner's Pass - a once-in-a-lifetime whistle-stop tour of the California Western Railroad.
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
The 200 hard miles of track cross Oregon's valleys, rivers, and creeks, then climbs three summits - the toughest grades on any of Union Pacific's routes.
The logging railroads are re-lived in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
To Soo Line, Burlington Northern, Chicago &Western, Minnesota &Eastern, and Dakota storm their way through the upper Mississippi Valley.
Visit Virginia’s fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered work-horses that still punch a clock for the Winchester &Western Railroad.
Chasm and curves, crevasses, gorges and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country.
Climb aboard Mikado Steam Locomotive No. 488 for a historic ride on the Cumbres &Toltec Scenic Railroad over the dramatic landscape of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Cool trains, passenger trains, freight trains and winter ski trains - one of the most remarkable journeys in the U.S. on the Denver Rio Grande Western.
Climb aboard Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with "elephant ear" smoke detectors, on its 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion run from Denver to Laramie, Wyoming.