Extreme Trains Complete Season One Review And Giveaway
I always loved toy trains. When I made my list for Santa I always asked for one. I didn’t get it ever. Later as a teen, I asked my father to get me one for Christmas. He refused explaining I was a girl. Eventually I moved out and married. The first Christmas I bought myself a train. I have been collecting them on and off ever since.
The History Channel has great non-fiction DVD’s. Recently I got to watch its “Extreme Trains“. I enjoyed seeing monster railroad trains and engines do their job. I want to highlight two of them right now then let you find out about the others for yourself.
Pennsylvania’s Norfolk Southern RR rides a 105 car mile long train. If that isn’t enough those cars move 16,000 tons of coal across the Alleghanys, through Johnstown, then on to its power plant destination. Wow! See helper locomotives, 20% steep grades, full throttle 10 MPH, a dangerous horseshoe curve 1,800 feet across and a half mile long as this extreme train travels the rails.
B & S’s 7,000 foot freight train travels from the Port of Los Angeles to Fort Worth. Its 250 cars of double stacked containers carry 29,000 tons of cargo, mostly high end electronics, from customs to the international hub in 48 hours. Is this speeding? It navigates special bridges, traveling under a city knows for its earthquakes, getting to the San Bernardino Pass, the Cajon Pass Tunnel and Summit, the Mojave Desert, Barstow Maintenance, and Able Canyon, on the way to Alliance. Hazards include scorching temperature, flash flooding, and landslides.
Other trains featured include a high speed train, an ice cold express, a steam train, an overnight train, and a transcontinental one. FYI: This old lady loved seeing and learning about them all.
Extreme Trains Complete Season One DVD is available to purchase from the History shop and is currently on sale for $15.98.
The winner of this giveaway will receive Extreme Trains Complete Season One on DVD.
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