In the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA area (not sure what the
schedule is for all of the invented places you characters claim to be
KQED channel 9 will be broadcasting an evening of railroad related programs on
Thursday, January 25th.
8:00 PM - Rockies by Rail
This special takes viewers on a train journey through some of the most beautiful
and rugged landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. On board a restored private luxury
train, the journey rekindles rail travel of a bygone era. Side stops include
Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake, Yellowstone National Park and Grand
Teton National Park.
duration: 56:30 CC STEREO TVG
9:00 PM - Daylight: The Most Beautiful Train in the World
This program tells the history of one of America's most famous passenger trains
that operated between 1937 and 1971. The Daylight (a Southern Pacific train) ran
between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Part of that scenic route was along 113
miles of the Pacific Ocean coast. The train was called "the most beautiful train
in the world" because of its striking colors - red, orange and black - that
represented the colors of California. Many of the interviews are with people who
were passengers, train crewmembers, or managers of the railroad. Newly
discovered 16mm professional color film footage was used to showcase the
streamlined steam locomotive designed specifically for the train in 1937. The
program is hosted by Michael Gross and has been entered for a regional Emmy. By
duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
10:00 PM - Alaska's Gold Rush Train
On July 29, 1900, workers drove home the last spike of the White Pass & Yukon
Route Railway at Carcross, Yukon -- creating one of the most spectacular
railways in the world. The WP&YR passes through some of the most rugged, remote
and scenic landscapes in North America. On the 100th anniversary of the opening
of the route, this one-hour program takes viewers on an unforgettable rail
journey through America's last frontier -- and on a trip back to another time
and place in America.
duration: 56:46 CC STEREO TVG
The lotto must be rigged, I should have won by now.
Modular furniture is cruel and unusual.
One of THE classic railroading movies of all time! There are quite a
number of extraordinary scenes in the film using prototype equipment
that would only be considered viable (and affordable) using miniatures
today. My own favorite scene is the truly remarkable tug-o'-war between
two huge steam road locomotives at the company picnic!
Of course, the plot is a bit corny and the high speed emergency run
into Chicago (?) was done by speeding up the film but you'll see RR
stuff that's never appeared in any similar film since. As perhaps an
interesting aside, the film stars Robert Armstrong, best remembered as
the fanatical explorer and Broadway showman Carl Denham in 1933's
classic King Kong.
On 20 Jan 2007 20:08:47 -0800, wcol firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thanks again for the tip. I downloaded the big file (~ 4GB) from the
archive site, and it is missing a huge chunk in the middle, leaving Larry
and Mary's elopement looking even more up in the air.
The TCM print was pretty good - much better than the one from the
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