America's Scenic Rail Journeys

Travel the country by rail and see some of the most breathtaking scenery you could ever imagine. This train ride will take you to places you never knew existed and to some of the most popular places in America. View the beautiful autumn leaves and mountain sides as if you were on the train yourself. Experience the scenery from the rails along the coastlines and visit some of the most spectacular places in the country. Enjoy natural beauty while riding the rails across the beautiful countryside. A vacation all of its own captured in the comfort of your own home.

Acorn Media
1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 1, 1996
America's Scenic Rail Journeys

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  • From Los Angeles to Seattle, the Coast Starlight explores the scenic areas unreachable by car and passes through lush California and Oregon farmlands. Take a side trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train in lavishly refurbished 1915 Pullman cars.

  • Travel 400 miles north from New York City and tour the Hudson River Valley in all its autumnal splendor. Along the way, visit romantic towns, elegant estates, and learn about the 200-year history of the region.

  • In painstakingly restored passenger cars of the 1940s and 1950s, enjoy spectacular views of this immense natural wonder, four times the size of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, experience the culture of the people who make this rugged country their home.

  • The SKEENA, with its colorful locomotive and sleek dome car, rolls through 700 miles of British Columbia's countryside. Explore the Columbia Ice Fields, almost 200 bridges, and the grandeur of the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

  • Head north to Talkeetna and the gateway for climbers ready to conquer soaring Mt. McKinley. Visit ruggedly beautiful Denali National Park, then head north to the gold rush country surrounding Fairbanks.

  • Starting with a trip down the Kenai Peninsula along the breathtaking Turnagin Arm, follow an incredible scenic route accessible only by rail. Includes an aerial tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park and a voyage out into Resurrection Bay.

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