Rent Great American Railroad Journeys: Series 1 (2016)

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A companion to the phenomenally successful 'Great British Railway Journeys', this series sees Michael Portillo swap his treasured copy of Bradshaw's Handbook for its American counterpart - an 1879 edition of Appleton's General Guide to the Railroads of America and Canada. This set comprises fifteen episodes featuring two separate journeys:
- New York City to Niagara Falls
- Philadelphia to Jamestown
Michael makes two journeys across the United States: the first takes him through New York State from New York City to Niagara Falls for a bird's eye view, via the state capital, Albany. On his second journey he traverses the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, from Philadelphia to Jamestown, via Washington D.C. Along the way he takes in Broadway and Ellis Island, gateway to America for millions of immigrants during the late 19th century. He visits the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the military Academy at West Point and Sleepy Hollow, crosses the world's longest footbridge and visits the birthplace of the Mormon Church. He hears stories of slavery and visits the sites of battles which shaped the nation during the American Civil War before reaching the lands colonised by the earliest British settlers.
Alison Kreps
Narrated By:
Michael Portillo
British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, TV Documentaries
Release Date:
Run Time:
435 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Manhattan: Grand Central to Broadway
2. Manhattan: Lower East Side to World Trade Center
3. Brooklyn to Montauk
4. New York City to Garrison
5. Poughkeepsie to Albany
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
6. Schenectady to Rochester
7. Buffalo to Niagara Falls
8. Philadelphia to Atlantic City
9. Lancaster to Gettysburg
10. Wilmington to Havre de Grace
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
11. Baltimore to Fort McHenry
12. Washington DC
13. Georgetown to Mount Vernon
14. Manassas to Richmond
15. Petersburg to Jamestown

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