This hour-long show explores the trains and locomotives that aided the growth of travel, further settlement and the development of certain American industries and agricultural ventures. Archival film footage shows many famous trains that operated dome cars, impressive private rail cars and illustrious sightseeing cars through the years. You'll see one-of-a-kind, world class trains that were once the very top for speed, style and service. "Trains and Locomotives" also features interviews with the people who rode, operated and managed the great trains of America's vast railroads. Climb aboard the Super Chief, the showcase train of the world famous Santa Fe Railway, or visit The California Zephyr, known as the "Silver Thread Through the West"
Daylight: The Most Beautiful Train in the World - history of the Southern Pacific train from 1937 to 1971.Luxury Rides the Rails
Luxury Rides the Rails: Private rail cars through the years; tracing the history of private rail car travel.Dome Car Magic
Dome Car Magic: A History of Railroad Dome Cars chronicles the history of these glamorous railroad sightseeing cars.Circus Train - Chicago & North Western/F7 Diesels
Chicago & North Western/F7 Diesels. Chicago & North Western 4-6-0 steam locomotive 1385 teams up with two F7 diesels to pull the 29 car.
6325: Return to Steam
6325: Return to Steam - 2001 break-in operations and first excursion for former Grand Trunk 4-8-4 steam engine number 6325 on the Ohio Central Railroad.Union Pacific 844
Join the steam crew with scenes of the 844 from factory delivery, to great footage of its extensive travels.Articulateds: Union Pacific vs. Norfolk/Western
Articulateds: Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 vs. Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218.Steamfest III 2014: Niles Canyon Rail
Steamfest III - Capturing all the train action, hosted by The Niles Canyon Railway and the Pacific Locomotive Association. The largest Steamfest event yet, featuring five working steam engines in California's beautiful Niles Canyon! Performing spectacular double-headed, triple-headed, and even...Union Pacific 3985
Union Pacific 3985. Come along with the steam crew to experience all the power and excitement of today's Union Pacific Challenger 3985.Big Steam 844 - Western Heritage Tour to CA
Big Steam 844 - Western Heritage Tour to California. Union Pacific's "Living Legend" No. 844 steamed to California over fabled Donner Pass and Feather River Canyon as part of the 2009 "Western Heritage Tour."8444: Down the Deschutes / 4449: Over the Siskiyou
8444: Down the Deschutes and 4449: Over the Siskiyou.SP&S 700 Homecoming Excursion
SP&S 700 Homecoming Excursion: Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Ry. The classic 4-8-4 design travels the scenic routes along the Columbia River.No. 261: New River Adventure
No. 261: New River Adventure - The Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 in her most impressive performance.3751: Grand Canyon Special
3751: Grand Canyon Special - Exclusive presentation of the spectacular Grand Canyon Photo Charter.Rails to Suburbia - The Strang Line
Rails to Suburbia - The Strang Line & Overland Park - The remarkable story of a man, his railway, and the suburban community he helped create.Edaville Collection - Part 2
Edaville Collection - Part 2: The little engine 2-4-4T 7 pulled a special photo freight through spectacular fall colors.Steamtown: On the Main Line - Steamtown, PA
Steamtown: On the Main Line - History of Steamtown, Pennsylvania; the locomotives that performed there, including NKP 2-8-4 759.Western Rails: Discovering The West
Discover a variety of Interesting places and western scenery from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean.Illinois Junctions - pt 2
Primary hot spots are Woodland Junction, Danville Effingham, and Centralia with a variety of railroads and trains.Illinois Junctions - pt 1
Visit busy rail centers to see a variety of railroads at Watseka, Gilman, Tolono, Sidney, and Tuscola.Last Streamliners Through the Rockies
Last run in 1967 of "The Royal Gorge," and ride from Denver on the Rio Grande Zephyr in 1970.
Power of the Milwaukee Rd.
All the action and excitement from the rebirth of one of the finest locomotives of America's railroads - the old Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific.20th Century Limited
20th Century Limited - This train was an express passenger train on the New York Central Railroad (NYC) from 1902 to 1967, advertised as "The Most Famous Train in the World."CPR 2816
CPR 2816 - Restoration & Testing - Enjoy seldom seen steam locomotive rebuilding and operations on this famous 4-6-4 Hudson!Big Boys and Challengers
Big Boys and Challengers - Enjoy the classic footage of some of the largest steam locomotives ever built.Great South African Steam Fest
The action-packed story of South Africa's epic celebration of the railroad steam locomotive in 1989 on the double-track main line across the rugged Karoo.Early Diesels Vol. 2
Several different types of early diesels and a variety of locations in the Western United States.Steam Memories of Ontario
Enjoy the smaller classes of engines including wheel arrangement of the 4-6-0 and 2-8-0's and the 2-8-2 as well.Prairie Rails
Prairie Rails has a variety of action of the Mainline and Branchline railroading in Canada.Great Steam Trains - Part 1
Railroad action from many steam engines that are not in operation today.Reflections
Railroad scenes taken over a 17 year period from many subjects and places...shot from a certain point of view.
Edaville Collection - Pt. 1
Edaville Collection - History of the Maine two-footers and regular service trains, on the Sandy River and Bridgton & Harrison Railroads, Part 1.Herron Rail - Chinese Steam: Last Steam RR
Chinese Steam: Last Big Steam Railroad. The Jing-Peng Pass in Minchuria.Doubleheader - Strasburg RR Steam Spectacular
Doubleheader - Strasburg RR Steam Spectacular: PRR 1223 and 7002 in Excursion Service.Dreams Do Come True: Santa Fe RR Restore - Pacific 3415
Dreams Do Come True: The Restoration of Santa Fe Railroad Pacific Class 3415. A project of the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad.Steamtown Main Line - History
Steamtown Main Line: Complete History of the Steamtown National Historic Site.Selling Sunshine - The Florida Trains
Hosts Michael Gross and rail historian Peter A. Hansen trace the history of the Florida rail service from the late 19th century forward to the 21st century. They explore why railroads expanded to Florida.Cuba - 1 Sugar Mill Steam
Visit 9 Cuban sugar mill railroads from 1986, when American steam locomotives were hauling the cane. The steam mills ran on Standard, 36", 34 1/2" and 30" gauge tracks with 2-6-0 and 2-8-0 steamers built by Baldwin, Alco and Vulcan.Chicago 1970
Between 1969-1971, many railroads were trying to get rid of passenger trains and/or merge with other lines. You'll see great views of BN (formerly CB&Q), MILWAUKEE ROAD, PENN CENTRAL, very early AMTRAK and more.Herron Rail - Glory Machines: Vol 5
Highlights include Kansas City Union Station with ATSF, KCS, UP, MP, SLSF, trains arriving & departing, then St.Louis Union Station, Atlanta's Terminal Station with SR, SAL, A&WP steam power, Florida railroading with FEC, SAL, ACL/SCL trains.
Plow Extras - Exciting and historic snow plow runs in 1988 with vintage diesel power, plus a plow wreck!Winter Thunder
In Winter Thunder, our coverage begins in the railroad's yard in Ridgeley, West Virginia. We watch as locomotive no. 734 steams up. Follow the crew as they work to free the locomotive from the frozen groud, and then enjoy the ride...Winter Daylight: 4449
Winter Daylight: 4449 - Over the Cascades to the Washington Centennial Winter Games.Rio Grande: Snow Freight
Single and double-headed freight trains, powered by three different Mikado-type locomotives.Illinois Central Steam Finale
Featuring ICRR steam 1950's -1960, plus ex-NKP 2-8-4 765 on P&L in 1992. Illinois Central steam power running in the 1950's in Illinois and Kentucky. You'll visit the Paducah area and other locations on the Kentucky Division.Union Pacific
Covers early streamliners from 1934-1940. Classic steam power in the 1930's & 1950's with 1950's scenes around the Council Bluffs-Omaha area and 1990's action of 4-8-4 844 and Challenger 3985. 844 is seen at St Louis in 1990.Steam in Italy
Great scenic action of 2-8-0's and other steam in the rugged mountains of central Italy in 1997. Then return in 1998 to follow a vintage express 2-6-0 on a special photo passenger train in northern Italy.Steam in the Czech Republic
Seven locomotives in the Ohre River Valley of the Blue Mountains in the Czech Republic.The J and The Mountain
N&W J 611 and Frisco 1522 teamed up for the 1994 NRHS convention based at Atlanta, GA. Frisco 1522 leads off on it's run to Macon via ex-Central of Georgia trackage before N&W 611 joins her at Macon for a doubleheader run to Atlanta.