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Great American Scenic Railroads
Great American Scenic Railroads
Genres: Special Interests
NR     2009     13hr 40min

Thundering engines. Billows of steam. The train whistle's haunting wail. The breathtaking scenery. And above all, trains, trains, trains! A must for the millions of rail enthusiasts, this six-disc collection captures the s...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Travel
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 13hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A Must Own Collection
D. Denny | North Carolina | 08/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love scenic DVDs. I hoped this would be a DVD set that would put me in the seat of various scenic train routes and allow me to ooh and aah at the beautiful sights passing by. However, this DVD package does not do that. Instead, it does something I enjoyed just as much. These DVDs show you detailed footage of day to day operations of various train routes, mostly from outside the train. You will see a little bit of everything including track repairs, snow clearing and such. The quality of the footage is excellent. The narration is perfect. It is detailed but not annoying or full of tech talk that no one but railway fanatics would understand. The sound is also extremely good. Make no doubt, the scenery is beautiful. In fact, most of the footage is what I would describe as awesome. It more than took care of my desire to see scenic footage. This DVD package definitely needs to be part of your collection if you enjoy watching or riding trains. I HIGHLY recommend."
Excellent For Rail Fans !!!
Juan Garcia Yanez | Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico | 01/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I was buying this box set, I was imaging bridges, tunnels, forest, mountains, and a lot of american landscapes. Now my family and I are enjoying it. You can see trains in winter, summer, auttum and spring. The set includes:
1.- Continental Divide & Donner Summit
2.- The Surfline & California Western
3.- The Blue Mountains& Mt. Rainier
4.- Great Mississippi & Shenandoah
5.- Durango & Silverton adn Cumbres & Toltec
6.- Rio Grande & Union PacificIf your want to see 12 hours of railroading, this is for you."
Names can be decieving
Rupert J. Nagel | Asheville, NC United States | 04/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Great American Scenic Railways. That title conjoured up an image for my wife and I that meant we were going to be getting our hands on something we, being a couple who have found we enjoy boat and rail sightseeing excursions, could put to good use as a vacation planning guide. How wrong we were. If, however, you're a rail-fan, Someone whose main focus is trains, train cars, yards, and rails, this set is probably a winner."
Great Show- all 'board!
Koolasky | 06/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you own lots of Pentrex videos/DVDs, you will be dissapointed to find that the Great American Scenic Railway shows are all recycled Pentrex programs repackaged and reformated. However, if you do not have those tapes, or want to upgrade to DVD, this is an excellent collection. The shows themselves are great, with acceptable sound and video. The only other problem with this set is the lack of bonus features. But overall, this is a great show for the railfan in everyone."