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    Available : 22/05/2017

    Great American Railroad Journeys: Series 2




    A companion to the phenomenally successful Great British Railway Journeys, this series sees Michael Portillo swapping his treasured copy of Bradshaw's handbook for its stateside counterpart – an 1879 edition of Appleton's guidebook to the railroads of America and Canada.

    This four-DVD set features twenty episodes covering two different journeys:

    St. Louis, Missouri, to the Grand Canyon
    The Twin Cities to Memphis

    Michael makes two epic journeys through the United States: his first follows the trail of 19th-century European pioneers, beginning in St Louis, Missouri, and ending with an awe-inspiring bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon; the second journey begins with Minnesota's Twin Cities, takes in the modern metropolis of Chicago and and ends in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Along the way Michael gets a taste of the Old West in Dodge City, conducts a cattle auction in Kansas, visits the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald in St Paul, Minnesota, and learns of a musical dream made reality in Santa Fe; he also finds time to savour New Mexico's delectably fiery cuisine and immerses himself in the culture and history of the continent's first inhabitants: the Native Americans.

      • Catalogue Number : 7954626
      • Available Since : 17/02/2017
      • Classification E
      • Number of Discs 4
      • Picture 1.78:1 / Colour
      • Sound Stereo / English
      • Subtitles English
      • Region 2 / PAL
      • Time 580 mins

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      Great American Railroad Journeys: Series 2

      Great American Railroad Journeys: Series 2

      A companion to the phenomenally successful Great British Railway Journeys, this series sees Michael Portillo swapping his treasured copy of Bradshaw's handbook for its Stateside counterpart – an 1879 edition of Appleton's Guidebook to the railroads of America and Canada.

      Write your review