Thunder in the Canyons

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The steam locomotive is "high-tech" from the Industrial Revolution. No one was unaffected. And our lives were changed forever.

The steam engine is in our collective "DNA of consciousness and culture." Every family once had brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, parents, or children who worked for the steam railroads. The everyday lives of so many generations were defined by service to this technology.

But, the daily chores that once ruled our recent ancestors' lives have vanished.

Did you wonder if you could get even a small glimpse into their day-to-day work lives ...the lives of so many of our ancestors? What would you see?

The Past is Alive.

You'll meet the night hostlers as they prepare the mighty steam locomotives for their daily 128-mile trip to the Grand Canyon and back. (This is no stroll-in-the-park for a steam locomotive. This is serious railroading!)

I can never imagine why these fascinating activities are now almost forgotten. The coverage here is so interesting you can almost feel the steam and smell the grease.

You'll meet the steam engineer...a "job description" that quickly took on mythological proportions.

You'll meet the fireman...maybe the most job-critical position on the railroad.

While the engineer received all the glory, it was the fireman who kept the train rolling...running a fine line between wasting company resources and destroying the locomotive in a very dramatic way. Running a steam locomotive was the ultimate TEAM effort...and your life depended on doing it right.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format NTSC
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 5.1
Running Time 104 MIN
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