Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Trains on Location series, narrated by TRAINS editor Kevin P. Keefe, takes the railroad enthusiast aboard freight and passenger trains bound for some of the most scenic areas in North America. The train lover gets a close-up look at the engines which power the trains as well as a tour of the cars and cargoes. Interviews with railroad workers and historians provide insights into the operations and history of each line. This episode takes in the spectacular scenery of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. The train buff tops the pass on a winter's day in the Genesis locomotive pulling Amtrak's Coast Starlight. Southern Pacific and EMD's prove their mettle in the treacherous terrain. The sights and sounds of the exciting ride are captured in color and stereo.