Workin’ on the Coast Starlight

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Hop aboard for an all-access look at Amtrak’s premier passenger train, the Coast Starlight, as it makes its trip from Los Angeles’ Union Station to Seattle. Includes a behind-the-scenes look and interviews with the crew.

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Pentrex joins the crew of the Coast Starlight at Los Angeles Union Station and travels through to Seattle, interviewing engineers, conductors and service personnel along the way. Go behind the scenes to see the support the train and crew receive. The employees know they are on Amtrak’s premier train, with one employee saying “It’s not so much where you go, but how you get there that matters”.

The crew and support personnel are the stars of this show. However, the equipment and varied, beautiful scenery is not given short shrift. (42 minutes)

BONUS: A public relations film showing the premier train of the 1950s, the California Zephyr. Put out by the three railroads that ran the CZ, this color film shows how travel in style used to look. Includes a news report from 1970 marking the end of the original CZ train and route. (30 minutes)

 

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1 review for Workin’ on the Coast Starlight

  1. rickyfreni

    While the main feature was made in 1997 or 1998 by Solana northwest productions, there are plenty of interviews from various crewmembers as well as the splendid scenery from los Angeles to Seattle. Not to mention the interesting guitar music that was performed by Garrett swayne. The bonus 50s film of the California Zephyr also features a news flash of the final run of The Rio Grande Zephyr in April of 1983.

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