- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 28, 2007
These iron horses have made their final whistle stop. Discover the surprising afterlife of every single piece of a might railway system.
- Where are the great iron horses - trains - put out to pasture?
- An innovative look at the ultimate in "reuse, recycle, reduce."
- Scrap or treasure? What happens to machines once their useful life has ended?
All creations, great or small, have a limited lifespan. BONEYARD is a visually captivating and richly informative new series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® that uncovers the beneficial afterlife of our age's defunct technology. From trains to ships to demolition debris, learn the innovation, creativity and technical prowess that make waste useful again.
The sheer volume of material invested in our national railway system - engines, cars and the tracks themselves - is frankly unimaginable.
With over 100 cars joined together, and stretching over a mile in length, trains can move tons of material at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. They ride on almost 100,000 miles of steel rails that literally crisscross the nation. To service this vast system, an equally huge complex of BONEYARDS has emerged.
Imaginative entrepreneurs have found new and innovative uses for every single component of the railroads, from tracks and ties to the trains themselves. Though most of these great iron horses will ultimately be ripped and torn apart for scrap, some will be grandly restored to live on in other roles.
All aboard for one last ride as these mighty RAILROADS head to the BONEYARD!