Examine the life of the man whose name has become a household term synonymous with toy trains. Visit a theme park in the Pacific Northwest which features an unusual steam railroad, look in on the Cypress Gardens model railroad in Central Florida, and visit one of the oldest model railroad clubs in existence.



LENGTH: 30 Minutes
MSRP: $9.95
CATALOG #: 20453
UPC #: 6-4603204539-0
ISBN #: 1-56839-377-6
PRODUCER: Milwaukee Public Television

In addition to being available as a DVD for home-use only, this title is available to colleges, universities, non-profit institutions and community groups with both Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licenses (DSL). For PPR and DSL ordering information, click here.




This magazine-style series has a unique appeal for train lovers of all ages, for railroading novices as well as experts, as it explores every aspect of the railroads of the world.Now broadcast on more than 200 PBS stations across America, host Spencer Christian (formerly of ABC’s Good Morning America) presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains and art. “We’re striving for more depth in each episode,” said David Baule, executive producer and director of the series. “The stories will intrigue a variety of viewers, while walking a middle line between technical and general information. Our goal is to capture the excitement and history of railroading. We continue to explore everything involved with it, from model trains and museums to collectors and authors.”

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• Tracks Ahead: The Ringling Circus Train/ Watson O Gauge Toy Layout, Wisconsin/ Taieri Gorge Railway, New Zealand/ The Hellgate Bridge, New York
• Tracks Ahead: Mexico’s Copper Canyon/ Gray HO Gauge Layout, California/ Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Washington/ Ted Benson, California
• Tracks Ahead: Indian Pacific Railroad, Australia / Lash O Gauge Layout, Washington, DC / Wiskey River Railway, Wisconsin / John Bromley, Nebraska
• Tracks Ahead: The Road Railer Story / Tennessee Valley Railroad, Tennessee / The Daylight Story, Oregon
• Tracks Ahead: Northlandz Railroad Attraction, New Jersey/ Trautwein HO Gauge Layout, Wisconsin/ Texas State Railroad, Texas/ Henry Kisor, Illinois
• Tracks Ahead: The Ghan Train, Australia/ Strong Garden Layout/ Kentucky Railway Museum, Kentucky/ St. Louis Car Company
• Tracks Ahead: The Trains of Cuba/ Borne HO Gauge Layout, Minnesota/ Conway Scenic Railway, New Hampshire, Rochelle Railroad Park, Illinois
• Tracks Ahead: San Francisco Cable Cars/ Twin Cities Model Railroad Club, Minnesota / Herber Valley Railroad, Nebraska / Homer Henry, Illinois
• Tracks Ahead: New Zealand Rails / Decoster Garden Layout, Connecticut / Omaha Zoo Railroad, Nebraska / Artist Bruce Friesch
• Tracks Ahead: Union Station, Washington, DC / Zane HO Gauge Layout/Collection Maryland / Australia’s Orient Express / South Shore Lines, Indiana
• Tracks Ahead: The Pacific Fruit Express Juice Train / Anderson Sn3 Gauge Layout, California / Barossa Wine Train, Australia / Kenosha Transit System, Wisconsin
• Tracks Ahead: Puffing Billy, Australia / Baldwin O Gauge Layout, Georgia / North Carolina Transportation Museum / Terminal Railroad, ST. Louis