The Evolution of American Railroads | Trains Unlimited (S1, E1) | Full Episode webfi

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  • @danzmitrovich6250 on May 18, 2024

    I remember this tv show at time as well

  • @blairterry9435 on May 18, 2024

    The first episode of Trains Unlimited! Highball on the mainline! Witness the return of Trains Unlimited on the History Channel!

  • @nevertoopoortotour.3033 on May 18, 2024

    It's not the "only" way to see the country by rail.

  • @therailfanman2078 on May 18, 2024

    History channel posting ACTUAL history?

  • @amyreynolds3619 on May 19, 2024

    The museum in Charleston, SC has the charter for the South Carolina canal and railway. That is the company who own the Best friend of Charleston. The charter would make B&O the second oldest railroad. Plus this railway had the longest track by 1833.

  • @amyreynolds3619 on May 19, 2024

    My great grandfather was a train manager at the Ladson station 30 miles from Charleston,SC.

  • @amyreynolds3619 on May 19, 2024

    Ft 103 was Southern railway first to buy this locomotive and Santa Fe was not the first but Southern railway Nctm has the proof.

  • @maxwellwalcher6420 on May 19, 2024

    Would i see Episode 2 Steam Trains.

  • @LowgaenSchmidt on May 19, 2024

    I had an obsession with trains as a little kid. Someone recorded the Steam Locomotives episode of this series onto a VHS tape for me and I remember watching it alot over the years. This series certainly brings back a lot of nostalgia. I hope you post every episode at some point.

  • @rayfridley6649 on May 19, 2024

    Missing from this video is the electric locomotive, which gets its power from either overhead wires or from third rail electric power. The Pennsylvania Railroad used electric locomotives between Washington, D.C, and Boston, MA, mostly from overhead electric cables. Part of the reason is that the tunnels in the NYC area did not have the ventilation to clear smoke emitting from steam or diesel engines. Thus, all trains had to have electric locomotives to service Penn Station. Too bad that this part of railroad history is not in this video!

  • @Whitelightnin76 on May 19, 2024

    Top shelf type of video

  • @user-mp2el7ln1n on May 19, 2024

    Title: american railroads
    Thumbnail: British steam engine

  • @mackpines on May 19, 2024

    I can't think of anything that's more fascinating and so interesting than trains.
    The history, the ingenuity, the power; truly one of the greatest inventions man ever created.

  • @garryferrington811 on May 19, 2024

    You do know that railroads came from Britain.

  • @TrentonDominy on May 20, 2024

    This series ended to soon there is so much more to cover on railroads.

    If the full series is uploaded we can finally see episodes never seen before.

    Now we can see better quality footage of this series instead of poor quality recordings from the tv uploads.

  • @andrewwatkins4852 on May 20, 2024

    I actually have been to dc union station in 2003

  • @connormclernon26 on May 21, 2024

    I yearn for the Toy Trains episode

  • @nicholasmedovich6729 on May 21, 2024

    Hope to see urban trains and the locomotive soon. This is amazing footage

  • @metalheadrailfan on May 21, 2024

    Thank you for uploading this to YouTube! There are so many of this series I've never seen before.

  • @eliasthienpont6330 on May 21, 2024

    🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁 THE LION WAS HERE 🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁 No. 959

  • @3900Class on May 21, 2024

    Keep posting these, Trains Unlimited is fantastic!

  • @anthonycook5238 on May 22, 2024

    Dear history……. We would love if y’all kept this going unlocking a lot of core memories for us young adults

  • @billfeld5883 on May 22, 2024

    I live next to the track's, and I remember taking the train into New York as a kid in the 1950s!!
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  • @orilianthedarkone6659 on May 23, 2024

    good show

  • @clifforddicarlo9178 on May 24, 2024

    Loved it!

  • @cerneysmallengines on May 25, 2024

    So, not to be that guy, but they missed a few things

    first off, bit miffed they didnt mention the DMIR Yellowstone Locomotives. The gargantuan behemoths that pull iron ore from Northern Minnesota to the docks along the north shore of lake superior, were it was carried by freighters to the steel mills of Pittsburg, later to go to Detroit to become automobiles. These monsters could outpull even a Big Boy locomotive.

    Also, steam is still in use today. The Cumbre's and Toltec Railroad still runs 3' Narrow Gauge locomotives, something they didnt even mention was the narrow gauge, and they still haul freight over railways that are almost 200 years old. They were running these trains all the way back in the 1860s

  • @JeffDeWitt on May 25, 2024

    This was great, and I'd like to see more of these.

    Couple of points. There is still at least one railroad using steam to haul revenue freight, the Strasberg Railroad in Pennsylvania. It might be a tourist train (and a great one!), but they also haul some freight.

    Second point, they made a very common mistake about Raymond Lowey, everyone "knows" he designed the Coke bottle, but that is wrong, he did not. What he did design were the Coke dispensers seen at soda fountains for decades.

  • @jamesbelcher8509 on May 26, 2024

    38:29 2-6-6-6 Allegheny Locomotive

  • @tarajoe07 on May 26, 2024

    I'd maybe watch TV if it still had this content.

  • @GizmoFromPizmo on May 26, 2024

    Narrated by Kevin Michael Richardson. You can hear him voice many a character on Seth MacFarlane cartoon series' such as Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad and others.

    This show is from 1997 (according to the credits).

  • @evalevy2909 on May 27, 2024

    When the history Channel had history

  • @dougiedoug9990 on May 27, 2024

    Yeah let me get that four fo four train with fries on the side

  • @ravenhawk6910 on May 31, 2024

    So glad to see this series getting an official upload.

  • @TWOCOWS1 on June 1, 2024

    Wonderful. thank you

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