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Locomotion - The Amazing World of Trains
Locomotion - The Amazing World of Trains
Directors: Alfred Behrens, Michael Kuball
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2001     1hr 20min

In 1825, transportation was revolutionized by a clumsy little locomotive in England that chugged along at 12 miles per hour. Within a few years, train tracks crisscrossed the planet. Locomotion hurtles down a track of disc...  more »

     
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Directors: Alfred Behrens, Michael Kuball
Creators: Alfred Behrens, Michael Kuball
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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