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  1. America's Historic Steam Railroads - Travel Video.

    $159.95 set of 9 VHS NTSC + $16.50 p&h

    Item Code : GHIL172

    America's Historic Steam Railroads - Travel Video.
    America's Historic Steam Railroads - Travel Video.
    9 Volume Set. Goldhil Home Media. ~ Collector's Item. Only 2 complete sets left in the World. ~ Since their invention, railroads have captured the imagination of people of all ages and played a pivotal role in the industrial development of our world. Nowhere was this more true than in America. Railroads were the backbone of the nation, and their stories are full of the folklore and legends of American history. Today, children and adults of all ages continue to delight to the sights and sounds of these engineering marvels by visiting the many tourist railroads being maintained and operated around the country. America's Historic Steam Railroads takes viewers on unique and fascinating visits to the most popular steam locomotive-powered, historic railroads in the country. Scenic beauty, history and engineering accomplishments come together in America's Historic Steam Railroads. California Western Railroad Operating between Fort Bragg on the coast and the inland valley town of Willits, the California Western Railroad, or "Skunk Train" as it is knows, takes visitors on a 40-mile trip across the beautiful northern California countryside. For over 100 years trains have carried logs, loggers, freight and passengers through the towering redwoods and mountain meadows. A variety of railway equipment operates on the line, including a vintage 1925 motorcar and a magnificent Baldwin steam locomotive. A must see attraction in one of our nation's most beautiful regions. Cass Scenic Railroad Originally built in 1902 the Cass Scenic Railroad is an authentic preservation of a steam-powered mountain-logging railroad. The beautiful and high mountains of eastern West Virginia provide plenty of challenge for the railroad's collection of Heisler, Shay and Climax locomotives. Switchbacks and grades of 11 percent provide passengers with thrilling panoramas of mountain scenery. The charming town of Cass compliments the railroad and together take visitors back to a true turn-of-the-century experience. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad From desert valley to rocky mountain passes the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 64-mile journey of unparalleled beauty and magnificent steam action! It is the longest and highest narrow gauge steam railroad in America. Originally trackage of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the line is now preserved as the finest remaining example of the vast network, which connected commercial outposts in the Rocky Mountain region and is now a Registered National Historic Site. Georgetown Loop Railroad Located in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, the Georgetown Loop Railroad was built in the 1870's to serve the booming mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume. This narrow gauge line was an engineering wonder of its time, rising over six hundred feet between the two towns, making numerous sharp curves and actually looping over itself to negotiate the grade in a spectacular canyon. In addition to the beautiful scenery and fascinating history, the ride includes a tour of the old Silver Plume mine. The boom days of the Old West come alive at the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Grand Canyon Railway Turn-of-the-century railroading lives along the beautiful 65-mile line of the Grand Canyon Railway. Originally opened in 1901 by the Santa Fe Railway, the line was built to make the trip to the canyon as easy as possible and draw visitors to the spectacular sights of the west. Starting in historic Williams, Arizona this wonderful railroad takes passengers on a two-hour trip through pine forests and across small canyons and grassy plains right up to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. A memorable experience for the whole family! Illinois Railway Museum First organized in 1941, the Illinois Railway Museum is the result of over fifty years of dedicated volunteer work. Today it is one of the largest and most popular railroading showcases in the nation. Located in Union, Illinois, the museum features over 300 different pieces of railroad equipment including nine steam locomotives. Visitors enjoy scenic rides through the countryside and see first hand the viral role railroads played in building Chicago and the nation. From steam to diesel to trolley cars, the Illinois Railway Museum is a delight for everyone and its important restoration and preservation work insures that powerful steam locomotives will continue to be experienced for years to come. New Hampshire Steam Railroad Although small in size, New Hampshire is big on railroads! The Mt. Washington Cog Railway was started in 1869 and remains one of the most awesome rides in the world. Steam powered cog locomotives push passenger cars to the very top of Mt. Washington, the highest spot in the Northeast. South of Mt. Washington is the wonderful White Mountain Central Railroad featuring restored steam logging locomotives and east is the Conway Scenic Railroad with its magnificent station, working turntable and fabulous rolling stock. No other state has more steam trains per square mile than the Granite State. Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad Located in the beautiful Redwood forests of Felton in California's Santa Cruz County, the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad takes passengers back to the historic logging days when great steam locomotives carried giant redwood logs from forest to saw mill. The railroad climbs the steepest narrow-gauge grade in North America as it carries passengers through majestic groves of Coastal Redwoods, around tight turns and on to the top of Bear Mountain where passengers enjoy spectacular groves of Redwoods. Strasburg Railroad Open in 1832 the Strasburg Railroad is America's oldest continually operating shortline railroad. Its passengers ride through the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Amish country of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Railroad maintains one of the most outstanding collections of operating steam locomotives anywhere in the world and the passenger coaches are painstakingly maintained to give visitors a true turn-of-the-century railroad experience. 5 Hours approximately.
  2. Ancient America - Travel Video.

    $69.95 set of 4 VHS NTSC + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : GHIL186

    Ancient America - Travel Video.
    4-Volume Boxed Set. Goldhil Home Media. Ancient America: The Northwest Was Columbus the first to discover America? Mysterious Ming Dynasty porcelains unearthed in prehistoric Indian villages along the Oregon coast suggest a "Chinese connection"...linking the orient to Ancient America. For generations, oral histories and legends warned of the explosive dangers of Mt. St. Helens. After the 1980 eruption ripped the volcano apart, scholars reexamined these Native American legends and found that some may be among the oldest histories of humankind. Seagoing war canoes once plied the waters of the rugged North Pacific coast and totem poles towered over villages. Discover the sophisticated art, ceremonies, and wealthy societies that once inhabited this intriguing part of Ancient America. Ancient America: Nomads of the West The nomadic Indians of the West were, by necessity, among the most resourceful of all Native Americans. At one time these arid landscapes were home to both warrior nations and peaceful villages. The Pawnee painted star charts on deer and buffalo hides. Rare sea shells were used as wampum: Indian money. Smoke signals warned of danger and spread news over the vast, treeless plains. Trade was vital and because so many languages were spoken, sign language was invented to communicate between different tribes. Journey back in time to the days before the coming of the first Europeans and the horses that they brought with them. Return, as the Blackfeet say, to the dog days of Ancient America. Ancient America: The Southwest Probe into the past. Discover the art, artifacts and the settlements left behind by the Ancestral Puebloans, Hohokam, and the other fascinating peoples who once inhabited this part of Ancient America. Here, also, is a valuable video guide to Indian America in the Southwest, both past and present. Explore the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. Journey back in time to the prehistoric metropolis of Chaco Canyon with its vast network of roads and its intriguing astronomical observatories. Ancient America reveals never-before-filmed sites and new discoveries, which are changing our perceptions of these advanced, mysterious cultures. Stunning, award-winning photography and special effects help recreate Ancient America in the Southwest. Ancient America: Eastern Woodlands Over 3,000 years ago, work began on the first planned community in what is now the United States. For centuries to come, thousands of mounds and earthworks would be built across the Eastern Woodlands of North America. Come explore the mysteries of the mounds and the lost civilizations that existed here before 1492. Uncover the art, artifacts, and the cities and highways of Ancient America. Like America's Stonehenge, America's Woodhenge was a huge prehistoric calendar. But why build earthen effigy mounds that could only be fully seen and appreciated from the air? Discover the remarkable unwritten history and relics of the past: the story of Ancient America. 240 minutes ( = 4 hours )
  3. American Road Trips: California, Hawaii, and Alaska - Travel Video.

    $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES185

    American Road Trips: California, Hawaii, and Alaska - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. See America from the open road! Get set to explore three of America's most riveting states as American Road Trips presents the marvels of California, Hawaii, and Alaska. California Head north to Boonville, a town that's created its own language, and find out what a "Bucky Walter" is (that's Boon for pay phone). Explore the legendary forests of giant Redwood trees and watch chainsaw artists at work in Humboldt State Park. Take in the tranquil oceanside towns of Mendocino County, then step into a soothing mud bath in the Calistoga Hot Springs. Finally, sip the famous wines of the Napa Valley. Hawaii Unlock the treasures of Oahu and the Big Island! Search for the ghosts that haunt Honolulu's streets. Watch a veteran lei-maker weave together a magnificent blend of blooms. Step into the splendid solitude of the Place of Refuge, where ancient lawbreakers sought sanctuary. And then explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and watch as mighty volcanoes explode before your very eyes. Alaska View gigantic glaciers up close as you cruise the peaceful waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. Or perhaps go "flight-seeing" and see them by airplane instead. Stop off at the Crow Creek Mine and try your luck panning for gold. Then go river-rafting at the base of the awesome Mt. McKinley. Finally, explore the riches of Fairbanks, a cosmopolitan city just 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle. 60 minutes
  4. American Road Trips: Blue Ridge Mountains, Vermont and Michigan - Travel Video.

    $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES184

    American Road Trips: Blue Ridge Mountains, Vermont and Michigan - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. See America from the open road! Take an exquisite journey through the picturesque countryside as American Road Trips presents the marvels of Blue Ridge, Vermont, and Michigan. Blue Ridge Mountains The spectacular sights and sounds of Virginia are yours for the taking! First, you'll join a fox hunt in Moorland Park. Then, take in the breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley, either on the scenic Skyline Drive or the lush Appalachian Trail. Head over to Roanoke and see its thriving art scene, then sharpen your knife at the Mabry Mill. Finally, relive one of the Civil War's most famous clashes at New Market Battlefield. Vermont Start your excursion in the Green Mountain State with mouth-watering visits to the Ben & Jerry's factory and an apple cider mill. Visit the Shelburne Museum, which houses one of the most esoteric art collections in the country. Take a detour over the state line to Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Norman Rockwell painted for over 25 years. And, of course, be sure to stay in one of Vermont's charming country inns! Michigan Go north to see Michigan's wonderful Upper Peninsula. Start off by chartering a fishing boat on Lake Superior. Take in the awesome panoramas of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, then stop off for a quiet visit in Big Bay, where you can become Honorary Lighthouse Keeper. Bite into a delicious "pasty", a specialty preferred by the iron miners of yesteryear. And meet colorful locals, like the Benedictine monks who run a jam shop. 60 minutes
  5. Amazing Birds of America - Travel Video.

    $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES183

    Amazing Birds of America - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. Amazing Birds of America introduces you to over 150 different species that dot the North American landscape, from swallows and meadowlarks to woodpeckers and pheasants. You'll see a bald eagle soar majestically above the frozen Mississippi River, hunting for food. Loons floating peacefully on a tranquil lake. And a barred owl rotating its head some 270 degrees, among many other breathtaking sights. Renowned filmmaker and bird expert Steve Maslowski captures these extraordinary creatures, many in close-up, allowing you to see even their tiniest details. You'll travel from the barren Alaskan tundra to the deserts of the southwest, and learn many fascinating bird facts along the way. Whether you're an avid bird-watcher or just are curious to know more about our fine-feathered friends, step now into this remarkable world of majestic birds and see them as you never have before. Approximately 60 minutes.
  6. Nature's Serenade - Travel Video.

    $29.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : READ182

    Nature's Serenade - Travel Video.
    Readers Digest. VHS. Savor the seasons... spring, summer, autumn and winter. Revel in the changes they bring to the spectacular natural world of America's national parks. Enjoy it through magical film footage set to the lilting musical seasoning of Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi's masterpiece, "The Four Seasons." 60 minutes.
  7. America's Great Indian Nations - Travel Video.

    $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES180

    America's Great Indian Nations - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. This is the first comprehensive history of all six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location at their native tribal lands across America, using reenactments, archival footage, maps and original music. The story of the Iroquois, Seminole, Shawnee, Navajo, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux nations unfolds in their struggle to protect their lands, cultures and freedoms. 60 minutes. Review from Booklist: Stirring reenactments, clarifying maps, crisp artwork and stunning landscape scenery dominate this musically accented, straightforwardly narrated production, which encapsulates the often grim history of these majestic, once powerful peoples.
  8. America's Great Indian Leaders - Travel Video.

    $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES179

    America's Great Indian Leaders - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. The dramatic stories of four heroic Native American leaders are retold using archival photographs, reenactments and narration by present-day members of their respective tribes. The battles and achievements of Geronimo, war-chief of the Apache; Quanah Parker, the dauntless Comanche; Chief Joseph, valiant leader of the Nez Perce; and Crazy Horse, legendary Lakota Sioux warrior are faithfully portrayed. 60 minutes Review from School Library Journal: Told by a narrator and brought to life with the use of live-action, historic footage, photographs, , drawings and artistic reproductions, this story of these great leaders of their people puts the story of these men in a new perspective.
  9. Nature's Symphony - Travel Video.

    $29.95 DVD

    Item Code : READ178

    Nature's Symphony - Travel Video.
    Readers Digest. DVD DVD, in addition to providing you with sight and sound enhancement, enables you to act as your own director-giving you the power to select, during any portion of the program, those facets that are most important to your viewing and listening pleasure. With the use of icons, you can choose various functions for expanded learning and enjoyment. Dolby Digital Surround Sound duplicates a live concert hall experience, and interspersed with the magical sound of brilliant musical scores and breathtaking scenes, the touch of a button gives the viewer access to a multiple of other viewing choices-mini movies of composers' biographies, trivia about their lives and works and song histories. 60 minutes
  10. Nature's Symphony - Travel Video.

    $29.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : READ177

    Nature's Symphony - Travel Video.
    Readers Digest. VHS. Enjoy some of nature's most stunning spectacles and sounds enhanced by the melodic delights of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Puccini, Grieg and other great composers. Journey along water's natural paths, from wintry alpine lakes in Yosemite National Park to geysers and bubbling pots in Yellowstone. Glide downstream through granite river canyons that open onto spectacular desert sunsets in the Grand Canyon. Along the way, elk, birds and other native creatures add their own rhapsody of rhythms. 60 minutes.
  11. Lewis & Clark: Great Journeys West - Travel DVD.

    $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : NATL176

    Lewis & Clark: Great Journeys West - Travel DVD.
    National Geographic. Two hundred years after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set forth on their historic journey, National Geographic meticulously re-creates the expedition and presents the breathtaking drama on DVD. In "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West", you'll experience the adventure, danger, and beauty of the land beyond the Mississippi as it unfolded before the eyes of the explorers themselves. Narrated by Jeff Bridges. 65 minutes.
  12. Great American Train Rides - Travel Video.

    $29.95 set VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES175

    Great American Train Rides - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. 2 Volume Set. VHS. NTSC format. Volume I Climb aboard eight famous excursion rail roads and journey back to the days of steam engines and whistle-stops. Ride the Yreka Western Railroad, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway and more. See what Mark Twain meant when he said, "There's nothin' in the world quite like a train ride." Volume II View an American panorama of spectacular scenery and terrain when you hitch a ride aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, Yosemite Mountain-Sugar Pine Railroad, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad and five other excursion railroads. 2 Hours.
  13. Great Train Stations of America - Travel Video.

    $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : QUES174

    Great Train Stations of America - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. 2 Volume Set. VHS. NTSC format. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the major railroad companies in America built railroad stations that ushered in the bold and romantic age of rail travel. Soaring arched canopies, grand facades and colonnaded waiting rooms, like the Parthenon in Athens, captured the world's imagination. "The Great Train Stations of America" journeys through seven imposing structures. You'll see the exquisite architecture of these magnificent buildings, and hear the historical and social commentary as well. Period footage, archival stills and insightful interviews take you back to a bygone era. 50 minutes.
  14. Historic Traveler: Great Destinations - Travel Video.

    $99.95 set of 6 VHS NTSC + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : GHIL173

    Historic Traveler: Great Destinations - Travel Video.
    6 Volume Set. Goldhil Home Media. Nothing makes history come alive better than visiting the places where historic events occurred. This exciting new series, hosted by the Emmy Award winning Bill Boggs, will take you to these great locations, giving you a personal sense of the people and events that have shaped the world. You will not only discover the excitement of exploring history, but will also learn the routes, lodging and site-seeing information to become a historic traveler. The Path To Independence The Path to Independence will take viewers back to the times leading up to the creation of the United States. In Washington The General you will visit the many sites and memorials that preserve the great memories of George Washington as he forged victories that led to the United States' creation. From Valley Forge Historic Park to the Washington Crossing Historic Park on the Delaware River, to the Old Barracks Museum where Washington surprised the Hessians, you will find new insight into the man and experience the actual locations where Washington's leadership was the difference between victory and defeat. Colonial Virginia will visit areas where the colonists first established toeholds in the New World and built the towns and culture that would lead to the United States. Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown have al preserved and maintained their rich historical heritage for the enjoyment of generations to come and are places that let visitors step back in time. The great personalities and dramatic struggles that shaped America will come alive in The Path to Independence. Exploring The West Exploring the West takes viewers to many of the fascinating sites that make western America such a rich part of our historical heritage. In Historic Rockies you will visit diverse places like Grand Junction, Colorado where history goes back to the age of dinosaurs, the Mesa Verde ruins of the ancient Anasazi and ride the spectacular Durango-Silverton Railroad which preserves the incredible effort required to build American railroads. The Southwest looks at amazing pre-European Native American settlements and follows in the footsteps of the first Europeans to explore and settle the vast western wilderness. From historic Old Town in Albuquerque to Santa Fe to Mission San Xavier del Bac you will see locations that were established four hundred years ago. Additionally, you will visit the incredible ruins of the Anasazi Indians at Aztec Ruins National Monument. The amazing story of the American west will come alive in Exploring the West. Gold Rush & Gunfights Gold Rush and Gun Fights takes viewers back to that turbulent time in the American west when gold and silver discoveries created boomtowns overnight and set the stage for both lawmakers and lawbreakers. Gold Rush will visit the restored structures and museums of Sacramento, California, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, the best preserved mining town in the Mother Lode country. The Gunfighters will follow in the footsteps of many of the most notorious characters of American history. From the O.K. Corral in Tombstone to a Jeep tour from Tucson to Wilcox, Arizona you will experience the truly wild, wild west. An additional side trip will be made to the Lincoln State Monument, site of the three-day shoot-out of the Lincoln Country War and the location that helped build the reputation of Billy The Kid. Gold Rush and Gun Fights will bring alive the amazing history of the American West. Robert E. Lee Country Robert E. Lee Country takes viewers in the footsteps of the great Confederate general during the war that nearly tore America apart. Starting on the cobblestone streets of Richmond, Virginia, you will travel to Harpers Ferry, the great battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg and finally to the site of the final chapter of the Civil War, Appomattox Court House, where Lee finally laid down his arms. The fascinating personalities, and dramatic struggles that shaped the United States of today will come alive as you explore Robert E. Lee Country. Grant & Sherman Grant and Sherman takes viewers in the footsteps of these great Union generals during the war that nearly tore America apart. Grant And The Civil War visits many of the battlefields where Grant exhibited his military genius. From Vicksburg National Military Park - site of Grant's great siege of 1863 to Shiloh Military Park - where one of the bloodiest battles of the war was waged, to Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park - where Grant stopped Union losses, you will see the places where this great leader forged his reputation and learn the important stories of these heroic battles. In Sherman's March To The Sea you will visit many of the battlefield sites where Sherman pounded the Confederates into retreat in Georgia and set the stage for a Union victory. You will also see the Andersonville National Historic Site and travel to a variety of fascinating places across Georgia that recreate or preserve the antebellum lifestyle. The great personalities and dramatic struggles that shaped America will come alive in Grant and Sherman. Roots of American Entertainment Roots of American Entertainment will visit the fascinating places where American creativity would develop films and music that the whole world would want to see and hear. Old Hollywood takes viewers to the many locations in today's Los Angeles that preserve the heritage of the film industry. From magnificent theatres to the magical back lot of Warner Bros. Studio to Old Tucson in Arizona where many westerns were filmed, you will experience the places where our dreams were made. Birthplace of American Music will travel to the places that spawned the blues and led to jazz and country music. From the backloads of Mississippi and the Delta Blues Museum to Graceland, Beale Street and Sun Studios in Memphis you will see sites that continue to create music to keep the world tapping its toes. Visiting these great locations is an entertaining time for any history lover. The greatest moments from movies and music will come alive in Roots of American Entertainment. 5 full hours of viewing enjoyment!
  15. America's Great National Parks - Travel Video.

    $59.95 set of 3 VHS NTSC + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : QUES171

    America's Great National Parks - Travel Video.
    Questar Video. 3-Video Slipcase Set. 3? Hours. Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon: three one-hour stories of Americas greatest natural treasures in one remarkable collection. Yellowstone, the oldest and best known, is the site of Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yosemite's dramatic peaks, valleys, waterfalls, rivers and lakes make it the jewel of the Sierras. The Grand Canyon stands as an unequaled monument to the remarkable forces of nature. Sold individually at $24.95 each.
  16. Great American Scenic Railroads - Travel Video.

    $79.95 set of 6 DVD + $8.50 p&h or $18.50 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES170

    Great American Scenic Railroads - Travel Video.
    Boxed Gift Set. DVD. 6-volume set. Questar Video. 12 hours of 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 SURFLINE, 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. DISC 1: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE 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. 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. DISC 2: THE SURFLINE 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. 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. DISC 3: 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. MT. RAINER The logging railroads are re-lived in the forested Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. DISC 4: GREAT MISSISSIPPI To 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 work-horses that still punch a clock for the Winchester & Western Railroad. DISC 5: DURANGO & SILVERTON Chasm and curves, crevasses, gorges and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country. CUMBRES & 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. DISC 6: 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 detectors, on its 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion run from Denver to Laramie, Wyoming. 12 hours on 6 DVDs
  17. America Historic Trails - Travel Video.

    $69.95 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES169

    America Historic Trails - Travel Video.
    DVD. Deluxe Boxed Set. 6 Volumes. 6 Hours. Tom Bodett, familiar to many for his work on National Public Radio and Public Television, hosts this fascinating series on the trails that extended America's frontiers. Follow in the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled and worked the new land. Disc #1: The Great Wagon Road & The Wilderness Trail - The Great Wagon Road carried hopeful settlers out of Philadelphia and into the wilds of Pennsylvania and West america. The 1,000-mile length of the Wilderness Trail traversed the Shenandoah Valley, crossed the Cumberland Gap and forged into the unknown lands of Kentucky. Disc #2: The California Trail & El Camino Real - Shopkeepers and farmers dropped everything to join the California Gold Rush, but first they had to cross the deadly Forty-Mile Desert and the treacherous Sierra Nevada. El Camino Real in New Mexico was the El Paso and Santa Fe trade route used by the Pueblo Indians and Conquistadors 400 years ago. Disc #3: The Yukon Gold Rush Trail - Three gold strikes sent thousands scrambling for the frozen gold fields of the far north between 1896 and 1903. Driven by optimism and gullibility, many found only ruin. Tom retraces their eager steps from Seattle to the Inside Passage along the Alaskan coastline and Skagway. Disc #4: The Old Post Road - Early roads were lifelines thrown across deep wilderness to the isolated residents of colonial America's far-flung settlements. The Old Post Road carried supplies, mail and exhausted travelers through 300 miles of wild backcountry between Boston and New York in the 1600s. Disc #5: The River Road & The Natchez Trace - Riverboat-men used The River Road and Natchez Trace for their up-river return trip from New Orleans. These enterprising roustabouts braved vicious land pirates and swamps infested with alligators and water moccasins to make their way back to Natchez and Nashville. Disc #6: The Mormon Trail & California's Mission Trail - The Mormon Trail crossed the Great Plains to the Great Salt Lake, bringing the devoted followers of Brigham Young to their new Zion. California's Mission Trail linked a chain of old Spanish Missions along the California's coastline from San Fernando to Sonoma.
  18. America's National Parks - Travel DVD 6-Pack.

    $89.95 set of 6 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES181

    Questar Video. America's Crown Jewels: the largest, most spectacular, and most beautiful. A magnificent overview of the history, exploration, scenery and wildlife of each spectacular park. Learn how Horace Greeley, John Muir and Ansel Adams made sure each park would be preserved for generations to come. The pristine wonders of these incomparable parks are captured faithfully on film. Bonus features include: Park Recreation Pop Culture Music Serenades Approximately 11 hours - "Breathtaking." - Video Rating Guide