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This in-depth and informational look at trains of all shapes & sizes is a must-have for any train fan.

The series is hosted by real-life Maine train conductor Matt Brown. He’s intense, but fun and has no problem getting his hands dirty in order to become fully involved in the show.

This first season looks at eight of America’s most fascinating locomotives. These include: Coal Trains, Freight Trains, High Speed Trains, the Ice Cold Express, Steam Trains, Overnight Travelers, Circus Trains, and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Each episode brings the viewer inside the world of the men and women who make train travel and transport possible, whether on or off the rails. You also learn about how the industry has evolved over the years and how hi-tech the industry has become since its inception over a century ago.

Each disc contains bonus footage that gives even more insight into the world of trains.

CLICK HERE to purchase this DVD from Amazon.com.

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Source: CNN.com

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By Stephanie Chen – CNN
 
FOLKSTON, Georgia (CNN) — Rain or shine, 80-year-old Cookie Williams plops himself on the wooden viewing platform perched over double train tracks.

On this warm May afternoon, a patient Williams sits slouched, legs crossed and arms relaxed, donning his vintage CSX railroad company cap littered with miniature train pendants.

He is waiting for a train.

A scanner, listening for oncoming train signals, crackles in the background as it picks up some conductor chatter.

He waits some more.

“A lot of people in this town thought I was on the kooky side,” said Williams, who is retired from the paper and pulp industry. “But I love it. I’ve loved these trains ever since I was a kid.”

Folkston, Georgia, where Williams lives, is one of many train hot spots nationwide. Here, the blasting train noises are jokingly called “Folkston music.” With up to 60 trains crawling loudly through the quaint town each day, it’s become an attraction for fans eager to collect train images and sounds.

In 2001, Williams, who grew up by a train track, pushed town officials to construct a viewing platform with picnic tables, wireless Internet and a scanner to detect oncoming trains. The Southeast Georgia town reports that at least 12,500 visitors from all over the world visit the platform to watch trains each year.

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