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GREAT SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS: Trains Around North America

The people featured in "Trains Around North America." Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt (center), "Trains Around North America" traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads.
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The people featured in "Trains Around North America." Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt (center), "Trains Around North America" traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads.

Airs Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

David Holt, Grammy-winning musician and storyteller.
Courtesy of American Public Television
David Holt, Grammy-winning musician and storyteller.

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Give at the $125 membership level and receive a "Trains Around North America" DVD and Guide Book. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). The DVD only is available at $75.

Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, "Trains Around North America" traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. The program transports viewers to a variety of railways - from quiet and relaxing trains featuring spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz, glamour and movie stars.

Railroads featured in the program include: Lake Superior Railway Museum/ North Shore Scenic RR; Royal Canadian Pacific; Filmore and Western RR; Alberni Pacific Railway; Hiwassee River Rail Adventure; New Hope and Ivyland RR; Columbia Star Dinner Train; Western Maryland Scenic RR; Wilmington and Western RR; Grand Canyon RR; Saratoga & North Creek; Texas State RR; Rio Grande Scenic RR; Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad; White Pass & Yukon; Great Smoky Mts RR; and Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train.

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