- 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: February 28, 2008
From high-speed to super-strong, these locos are anything but kids' stuff! Punch your ticket and ride the rails to explore the endlessly fascinating world of train engines.
- Fast or slow, whether hauling freight, passengers or even ships, locomotives are always cool!
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
MODERN MARVELS® is taking you for a ride!
In this episode you'll zoom through the French countryside at 300 MPH and creep along the Panama Canal with a massive ship in tow, you'll navigate a maze of mining tunnels 700 feet underground and get into a head-on collision. And you'll do it all in LOCOMOTIVES!
These little (and big) engines that can are some of the amazingly varied and utilitarian machines that keep our world rolling. See how LOCOMOTIVES are tested for safety, where they're refurbished and what their future holds (good-bye mag-lev, hello air-cushion!).
From steamer to diesel, electric and beyond, LOCOMOTIVES will get you where you want to go!