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Trains Around North America

Watch Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11am on WMHT TV.

Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. The program transports viewers to a variety of railways — from quiet and relaxing trains featuring spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz and glamour. 

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