American history is the story of the railroads. And all across the country, millions thrill to our heritage each year as they visit America’s excursion railroads and museums. Pentrex traveled to dozens of these popular destinations during the early 1990s to highlight the unique features each one has to offer. Whether it’s to relive a visit you’ve made in the past or to preview a spot you’d like to see in the future, you’re sure to find much of interest here! Released originally as four separate VHS videos, Great American Train Rides is now available to you in this value packed 2-disc presentation.
In these two discs you’ll find train rides in vintage equipment powered by mighty steam locomotives or early diesel engines, tours of railroad yards and shops, museums where reenactments and displays preserve local railroading lore, and the important world of the electric railways:
Disc 1 features these Western US destinations: California Western Railroad * Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad * Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad * Georgetown Loop Railroad * Golden Spike National Historic Site * Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway * Napa Valley Wine Train * Nevada Northern Railway Museum * Portola Railroad Museum * Railtown 1897 * Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad * Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway * Virginia & Truckee Railroad * Western Railway Museum * Yosemite Mountain-Sugar Pine Railroad * Yreka Western Railroad.
Disc 2 features these Eastern US destinations: Adirondack Scenic Railroad * Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum * Baltimore Streetcar Museum * Blue Mountain & Reading * Cass Scenic Railroad State Park * Connecticut Trolley Museum * East Broad Top Railroad * Green Mountain Railroad * Lowell National Historical Park * Mt. Washington Cog Railway * New Jersey Museum of Transportation * North Carolina Transportation Museum * Pennsylvania Trolley Museum * Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania * Rockhill Trolley Museum * Seashore Trolley Museum * Shore Line Trolley Museum * Strasburg Railroad * Strasburg Toy Train Museum * Valley Railroad Company * Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.