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All aboard as RFD-TV presents Trains and Locomotives.
This hour-long show explores the trains and locomotives that aided the growth of travel, further settlement and the development of certain American industries and agricultural ventures.
Archival film footage shows many famous trains that operated dome cars, impressive private rail cars and illustrious sightseeing cars through the years. You’ll see one-of-a-kind, world class trains that were once the very top for speed, style and service. Trains and Locomotives also features interviews with the people who rode, operated and managed the great trains of America’s vast railroads.
Climb aboard the Super Chief, the showcase train of the world famous Santa Fe Railway, which set the standard for all western passenger trains, or visit The California Zephyr, known as the “Silver Thread Through the West.” Witness the documentation of a travel mode that provided scenery, comfort and high-class service across the United States - from President Lincoln’s private car to the latest most modern cars that are plying the world’s rails today. The unique and timeless footage captures the excitement of streamlined, steam locomotive hauled trains that will go down in history as a monument to the rail industry, as well as the growth of a the American nation.
Visit the machines of iron and rails that stretched from the first Eastern states along the Atlantic, across the expanse of North America to the new states along the Pacific. If you like to view the world at eye level, or at the speed of steam and coal, then we welcome all aboard Trains and Locomotives on RFD-TV.
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Siemens and France weigh in as GE preps Alstom deal
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Clean sweep of NJ Transit's top brass continues
Mar 4, 2014 • The Star-LedgerThe shakeup of NJ Transit's upper management is becoming a clean sweep. In the same week that Jim Weinstein's four-year tenure as NJ Transit's executive director officially ended, his directors of rail and bus operations, Kevin O'Connor and Joyce ... More
York-area model railroad displays embrace childlike wonder of the holidays
Nov 25, 2011 • Yorkdispatch.comIts 30-foot by 90-foot HO scale model railroad runs up to 14 trains and locomotives at one time. Replicas of historic steam locomotives and trains that ran through York on the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1940s and 1950s as well as modern diesel and ... More
Yeliseyev: EU Council approves ratification of amended visa facilitation ...
May 13, 2013 • Kyiv PostEuropean diplomatic missions and consulates also issue one-year multiple entry visas to such categories of people: drivers engaged in international transportation, crewmembers of international trains, refrigerator trains and locomotives, people engaged ... More
Fast transport demand boosts railway equipment market
Aug 21, 2013 • China Economic NetThe total purchase volume is more than RMB 50 billion yuan, and MU train bidding will not exceed 50 percent of the total amount, concentrating mainly on highly cold-resistant trains operating in the Northeast. This is the first restart of MU train ... More
Transnet to make its own trains, locomotives
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HOME TRUTHS FROM MILES AWAY
Apr 25, 2013 • Calcutta TelegraphJack's details of trains and locomotives remind me of Frank Baines writing of an English sergeant's “boots crunching over the finely granulated stone chips spread across the platform” at Lalitpur station. Where have all those platforms gone? Jack is ... More