National Geographic: Thrilling Trains - Love Those Trains (1984)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Vehicles & Transportation  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Whether it is the ironclad dependability or the romance of the journey, trains have fascinated many people for many years. This documentary from National Geographic is a tribute to those locomotives that people played with as children, chased as teenagers, and rode as adult commuters. The viewer goes club car as the journey winds itself from a nostalgic black-and-white station through to the high-speed bullets that now defy the laws of physics. Highlights include a ticket aboard the famous Orient Express and an interview with Steamboat, a rambling hobo who has spent a lifetime riding a boxcar.

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diesel, railroad, retrospective, steam-locomotive, train [locomotive], traveling