America by Rail: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

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Hitch a ride aboard Amtrak for a ride from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles.

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Hitch a ride aboard Amtrak for a ride from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles. What a ride: Fantastic scenery, sample dinner in the diner, the sightseer lounge, and your own private bedroom! You’ll visit 8 exciting steam and diesel tourist railroads, plus see such nearby attractions as Abilene’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum, historic Dodge City, and a brief visit to old Santa Fe. And of course, we pause for a visit to the Grand Canyon, one of the highlights of any trip aboard the Chief.

Tourist railroads covered: Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS), Santa Fe Southern, Verde Canyon Railroad, Orange Empire Railway Museum, Knott’s Berry Farm Railroad, Angel’s Flight Railway, and the American Orient Express. The unique, and best selling, America by Rail series features specially composed music and award winning videography. The America by Rail series has sold more than 200,000 copies!

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6 reviews for America by Rail: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

  1. rickyfreni

    Made in 1997, this final ABR video discovers the life of cowboys, canyons, cab rides, and great southwest action. Eventually most of these segments were used in other videos such as, The Alphabet Train, Cab Ride Along The Santa Fe Trail, Rocky Mountain Snowplow, Cumbres & Toltec (1999 version), and some supplemental scenes which were never used in this video.

  2. jeremyschultz7

    Pack your bags and hop aboard for a gorgeous journey across spectacular countryside. This program not only focuses on the operations of the Amtrak train itself, but it also takes you to a few historic towns and sightseeing excursions along the way. This DVD is a great “go-to” if you are looking for something generic to show the family or a classroom full of students. Very informative if you are looking to take a rail trip out to the Western United States at some point.

  3. collinvarney24

    A ride through the southwest onboard Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is excellent with some side trips to the grand canyon and the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

  4. Lloyd

    Like all the America by Rail series videos, Amtrak takes us on an interesting journey filled with the hi-lites of passenger service. This one being between Chicago & Los Angeles. The scenery is awesome. And like the other America by Rail videos, we are treated to a number of other rail excursion fan trips along the trip. Excellent video.

  5. Mwdonoughue

    This program covers a ride aboard Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy both steam and diesel-powered side trips, and a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.

  6. Chase

    This is a neat DVD for a railfan to obtain for his or her collection. Lots of neat footage along the Southwest Chief’s route and other places nearby. Neat footage of the C&TS, Knotts Berry Farm, and the now closed Angel’s Flight railway in California.

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