RECEIVED 3 EMMY AWARDS COMES IN A TWO DISC SET THAT HAS 1 Blu-ray disc of the Program and 1 Standard DVD disc of the program.
This program explores the impact
that the steam engine had in building our world. We will visit seventeen of North
America's most historic and scenic tourist steam railroads.
From the frozen
tundra of Alaska to the vast high desert of Arizona, the rolling hills of New
Hampshire to the Black Hills of South Dakota and through the prairies and mountains
of Canada. We also visit Steamtown National Historic Site and get a first hand
lesson on how a steam engine works and why millions of people each year are drawn
to seek them out and ride them.
It is a journey steeped in the history
of a great land where steam trains provided raw power to blaze new trails and
build the United States and Canada. This program also chronicles the efforts to
preserve and restore the relics of the era of steam. The payoff is that a part
of our past continues as living history and comes alive for viewers and passengers
of this epic steam journey.
There ist an extra 30 minutes
of bonus footage along with a segment on how the train wreck in the blockbuster
movie the fugitive was done.
Grammy award-winning musician and storyteller David Holt hosts the program from the famed California State Railroad Museum. This museum is considered to have one of the finest collections of railroad equipment and artifacts in North America.
Railroads Featured in the show are: