- 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: July 13, 1998
From Robber Barons to engineers, these are the stories of the men who shaped one of the greatest accomplishments of the industrial age.
Railroads built America into a coast to coast power. They provided the lifeline for the nation's expansion. And they also made fortunes for, and legends of, countless men.
The rise of the American railroads is one of the great stories of innovation and industry in the history of the world. And at the center of the saga are men of vision and passion, innovators and inventors, businessmen and blowhards whose personalities helped shape one of the greatest accomplishments of the industrial age.
GREAT RAILROAD VISIONARIES tells the tales of these storied individuals, from the dream of Henry Flagler, who helped transform Florida into a vacation destination, to James J. Hill, who brought the rails to the American Northwest. Filled with period accounts, rare footage and interviews with railroad historians and experts like Bill Withuhn of the Smithsonian Institution, this is a fascinating introduction to the characters and personalities who shaped America's first and most important transportation empire.