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Trains: Featuring the Most Beautiful Railways in the World

Travel the globe by rail!
See America's most famous and most beautiful railways, then travel around the world for a glimpse at the most scenic and interesting routes in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and more. This special 12-DVD collection includes five Wide World of Steam titles that have never before been released in the United States!

Six films take you across America with some of the most diverse scenery and unique trains, including 1950's-era diesel engine, the California Zephyr, and the largest steam train in the world, Union Pacific's Challenger. Them, six more films take you abroad. First, you'll ride quaint trains in England and on Scotland's romantic Isle of Mull. Then board the Fleche D'Or from Calais to Paris, France, and head to Australia for some massive steamers on the broad gauge line. Next, see the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa and discover a railway that is 100 percent steam dependent in Paraguay. Plus, you;ll witness some of the last steam trains in use in India and China!

Total run time approx. 16 hours and 40 minutes.

All Aborad the Potomac Eagle (Approx. 60 minutes)
Travel through the mountains of West Virginia on the Potomac Eagle Excursion Train powered by vintage 1950's era diesel locomotives. Follow the Potomac River into the deep gorge known as "The Trough" for beautiful fall colors, bald eagles and more!

The West Coast (Approx. 80 minutes)
Take off on a 1,600-mile train journey from San Diego to Seattle. Wind through California, Oregon and Washington, and enjoy majestic coastal scenery and rugged mountain ranges. Plus, take some exciting side trips along the way!

The Heartland (Approx. 120 minutes)
Go coast-to-coast in style! Depart Washington, D.C., on Amtrak's famed Capitol Limited and end in the San Francisco Bay Area aboard the renowned California Zephyr. See everything along the way, from cities, cliffs and canyons, to monuments and mountains!

Route of the Southwest Chief (Approx. 90 minutes)
Ride one of the last distinguished trains from Chicago to Los Angeles and watch America's wonderful scenery unfold, from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains. Make some fun stops along the way at Dodge City, the Knott's Berry Farm Railroad and more!

Colorado Scenic Train Rides (Approx. 90 minutes)
Go on amazing journeys, from the Rockies to Raton Pass and Denver to Durango. There are 14 seperate rides to choose from, including Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. Ride through mining towns, experience the Cumbres & Toltec steam railroad and much more!

Winter Wonderland (Approx. 90 minutes)
Take the trip of a lifetime aboard Amtrak's Cardinal and travel from Chicago to Washington, D.C., in the midst of heavy snowfall. You'll visit the overlook at Hawk's Nest, and delight at the sunlight glinting off the snow in Kentucky and West Virginia.

China Steam (Approx. 70 minutes)
Head to remote China for a glimpse at some of the last steam railways still in operation. Watch the massive QJ engines haul enormous loads, see a fleet of high deflector JS locomotives and discover an antique narrow gauge forestry line.

Britain & Western Europe (Approx. 80 minutes)
See some of Europes' most famous engines, including the Flying Dutchman and the Duchess of Hamilton. Then ride the steamers on the Foxfield Railway and visit the romantic Isle of Mull in Scotland. Finally, travel to France for the historic Fleche D'Or.

Eastern Europe & Africa (Approx. 80 minutes)
Travel the world by train! Catch a glimpse of rare main line steam railways in Poland, and go to Turkey for a steam special on the Mediterranean coast. Then take the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa before visiting Zimbabwe, famous for its Garratts engines.

North, Central & South America (Approx. 80 minutes)
Begin in Pennsylvannia where steamers work a coal trail, then head to Wyoming for the world's largest steam train, the Challenger. In South America, see Alco, Porter and Baldwin locomotives, and in Paraguay, discover a railway the remains 100% steam dependent.

The East (Approx. 80 minutes)
Begin in Jordan and see the famous Hedjaz Railway. Then, after a visit to Syria, arrive in India, one of the last places where steam trains remain in everyday service. Finally, head out on a quick trip with classic steam locomotives up the troubled Khyber Pass.

The Far East & Australia (Approx. 80 minutes)
Discover why Chinese steam locomotives continue to play an important role there, then head to Java to see German-built engines work a mountain line. In Australia, witness some intense steam action on the broad gauge line between Melbourne and Adelaide.


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