New Releases for 2007-2008
Great Scenic Railway Journeys
"Celebrating North America's Steam Railways
This program explorers the impact that the steam engine had in building our world. We will visit seventeen of North America's most historic and scenic tourist steam railroads.
From the frozen tundra of Alaska to the vast high desert of Arizona, the rolling hills of New Hampshire to the Black Hills of South Dakota and through the prairies and mountains of Canada. We also visit Steamtown National Historic Site and get a first hand lesson on how a steam engine works and why millions of people each year are drawn to seek them out and ride them.
It is a journey steeped in the history of a great land where steam trains provided raw power to blaze new trails and build the United States and Canada. This program also chronicles the efforts to preserve and restore the relics of the era of steam. The payoff is that a part of our past continues as living history and comes alive for viewers and passengers of this epic steam journey.
Great Scenic Railway Journeys Guide Book to North America's Tourist Railways and Museum
Whether you are looking for a fun and exciting vacation by rail or are a diehard rail enthusiast, with over 250 tourist railways and museums across the United States and Canada, this guidebook has an adventure for everyone.
For easy browsing, the book is divided alphabetically by state starting with Alabama and ending with the Canadian provinces. Each state or province's opening page has a map detailing the location of each railway/museum within the state. Every railway/museum page includes photographs, a brief history, excursions, schedules and fares, equipment/rolling stock, and detailed contact information. There are icons letting you know about parking, handicap accessibility, gift shops, snacks, tours and accepted credit cards. With detailed information for each location, you can find the best site for your next vacation or day trip.
Every railway featured in a Great Scenic Railway Journeys show is identified by our logo. This guidebook helps you identify the location of the excursions that you have seen on television, plus discover new railways and museums across North America.