Hop on board for breathtaking scenery and fascinating history on this tour of America's most scenic railways. Wind your way through the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Coast; the Blue Mountains of Oregon, the upper Mississippi Valley, and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley; and Durango and Silverton, a route that features the best of southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico. 10 hrs, 3 DVDs.
Continental Divide - The Canadian Rockies have never been captured so beautifully as you ride through the vistas of Lake Louise and Banff.
Donner Summit - 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.
The Surfline- A whistle-stop tour of spectacular scenic stretches of sun-drenched Southern California coast that begins in Los Angeles and winds its way down to San Diego.
California Western - 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, and then climbs three summits--the toughest grades on any of Union Pacific's routes.
Mt. Rainier - The logging railroads are re-lived in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Great Mississippi - The Soo Line, Burlington Northern, Chicago & Western, Minnesota & Eastern, and Dakota storm their way through the upper Mississippi Valley.
Shenandoah - Visit Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered workhorses that still punch a clock for the Winchester & Western Railroad.
Durango and Silverton - Chasms and curves, crevasses, gorges and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country.
Cumbres and Toltec - 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.
Rio Grande - 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.
Union Pacific - Climb aboard Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with "elephant ear" smoke deflectors, on its 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion run from Denver to Laramie, Wyoming.
Run Time: 12 hours
Format: Full Screen
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround