This beautiful documentary covers the phenominal history of the railroad capitol of the South. A city "born of the railroad", Atlanta's history is traced from its beginnnings as a terminus for the state owned Western and Atlantic. The show continues with the development and growth of many lines that eventually merged to become CSX and Norfolk Southern.
Steel Rails - Private Varnish
When the railroads used wooden passenger cars, the fine finish inspired the nickname 'varnish'. While car technology progressed to painted and stainless steel, the nickname continues to be used. Although passenger cars have been one of the most romanticized aspects of railroading, the Private Car has always stood alone with it's opulent image. Once the exclusive domain of railroad officials and masters of industry, today's Private Varnish is more likely to be owned by individuals or groups seeking to preserve this unique physical and emotional means of transportation. Viewers will have the opportunity to go aboard and see inside these "Mansions on Wheels'. Numerous running shots will show a special train of 18 Private Cars in beautiful rural scenery.
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Show chapter search Total time - 52 minutes