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4 DVD Set (America's Classic Roads /Great Trains of America)

America's Classic Roads (2-DVD Set)—Breathtaking panoramas unfold through the window as the highways stretch onward. Along the way you'll pick up unique recommendations for lodging, restaurants and places not to miss.  You'll drive through the historic part of Route 66, starting out at the Santa Monica Pier. You'll retrace its path through the most scenic towns and dip down along the back roads as you discover what lured millions of Americans out West. You'll end up at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, a spectacular view. Next, take a trip along Detroit's Woodward Avenue, the birthplace of Henry Ford's Model T factory, Barry Gordy's Motown Records, and the Dream Cruise — the largest one-day vintage car event in the world. This 2 DVD set is a purely American experience.

Great Trains of America: Eastern and Western Railroading (2-DVD Set)—First stop, New Hampshire, where you'll see the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, the Conway Scenic Railroad, and the White Mountain Central Railroad. Then it's off to Pennsylvania Amish country where you'll see the Strasburg Railroad, America's oldest continually operating shortline railroad, plus an outstanding collection of working steam locomotives. Next you'll see West Virginia's Cass Scenic Railroad, an authentic preservation of a steam powered mountain logging railroad with breathtaking scenery. Then visit the Illinois Railway Museum featuring over 300 different pieces of railroad equipment—it is one of the largest and most popular railroading showcases in the nation. Next take a look at one of the most spectacular train rides in the world, the Georgetown Loop, which features tight turns, steep grades, and fantastic mountain trestles through the Colorado Rockies. Then it's on to the Grand Canyon Railway to see the spectacular sights of the south rim of the Grand Canyon, followed by the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad, the historic logging route of the great California steam locomotives. Then take a trip past the towering redwoods and mountain meadows of the beautiful northern California countryside on the California Western Railroad. Finally, you'll finish with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad traveling from the desert valley to the mountain passes. This is the longest and highest narrow gauge steam railroad in America. This 2-DVD set also includes the following bonus material: Train Safety and Air Brake Operations, How to Operate a Steam Locomotive, How to Operate a Diesel Locomotive, and Modern Freight Train Operations. American Passenger Train History, An Insider's Look at Commuter Train Operations, and At the Controls of Amtrak's EMD 103 "Super" Locomotive.