History

Great Scenic Railway Journeys

The 1830 introduction of the steam engine blazed a trail linking the East Coast to the West, transforming the United States and Canada into industrial powerhouses. Only a few steam engines remain operational today, painstakingly and lovingly preserved by a dedicated army of mostly volunteers scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Episode 13

25m

More of the best rail journeys in New Zealand. The Kinston flyer is built for speed, with a fascinating history of what brought this railway to this inland point and why it's locked in time. See two locomotives that are the only of their kind still in operation. And board the steam ship TSS Earnslaw to learn more about the rail's integral role in the rugged area around Queenstown.

Episodes

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    Episode 13

    S1 E113 - 25m

    More of the best rail journeys in New Zealand. The Kinston flyer is built for speed, with a fascinating history of what brought this railway to this inland point and why it's locked in time. See two locomotives that are the only of their kind still in operation. And board the steam ship TSS Earnslaw to learn more about the rail's integral role in the rugged area around Queenstown.

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    Episode 5

    S1 E105 - 26m 29s

    This episode heads to the Pacific North West to ride the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, the Chehalis and Centralia Railroad and, then, ventures up into British Columbia on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

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    Episode 10

    S1 E110 - 28m 33s

    An in-depth look at The Texas State Railroad.

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    Episode 2

    S1 E102 - 26m 29s

    This episode starts in West Virginia riding on two of their most historic steam railroads — the Cass Scenic and Durbin and the Greenbrier Valley. We then travel back out west on the Durango and Silverton.

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    Episode 7

    S1 E107 - 28m 33s

    This episode takes an in-depth look at the famed Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado.

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    Episode 12

    S1 E112 - 25m

    Continuing to profile the best rail journeys that New Zealand has to offer. The Overlander takes you through the North Island while The Trans Coastal winds down the eastern coast of the south; and the Trans Alpine rides across the Southern Alps. And experience the rugged terrain of the south island with the Taieri George railway. Part 2

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    Episode 4

    S1 E104 - 26m 29s

    This episode visits the gold rush train in Skagway Alaska: The White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Then it's off to Tennessee and a visit to the Tennessee Valley Railroad. We finish up in the Amish country of Pennsylvania onboard the Strasburg Railroad.

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    Episode 9

    S1 E109 - 27m 50s

    This episode features an in-depth look at The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Iowa.

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    Episode 1

    S1 E101 - 27m

    Visit the Steamtown National Historic site in Pennsylvania; the Black Hills of South Dakota to ride the 1880 train; and, the White Mountains of New Hampshire on the Conway Scenic Railroad.

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    Episode 6

    S1 E106 - 26m

    We begin in Nevada on the Nevada Northern Railroad. Then it's off to the Grand Canyon Railway, before finishing up on the historic Cumbres and Toltec Scenic.

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    Episode 11

    S1 E111 - 26m

    Journey to New Zealand were we profile the best rail journeys that country has to offer. On the north island just south of Auckland, take a trip back in time on one of New Zealand's premier heritage trains, the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. From there we venture to the North East coastal town of Coromandel and one of the most unique railways in the world.

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    Episode 3

    S1 E103 - 26m 29s

    This episode heads north to Canada. In Stettler we climb onboard the Alberta Prairie Railway. Then it's off to America's heartland on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad ending up in Utah on the Heber Valley Railroad.

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