Over six months in the making, this extraordinary documentary is devoted to the legendary 2200-mile track across the Great Northwest. The route was finished in 1893 by Great Northern Railway Founder James J. Hill. Produced by emmy-award winning producer and feature reporter John Yeager for ABC affiliate KXLY-TV of Spokane, Washington, this 48 minute documentary chronicles the life and times of people who now work on the train and those whose lives it touches.
You will see grand views of Amtrak's Empire Builder as it wends it's way from Chicago to Seattle. Spectacular aerial views, in the cab and on the train shots, as well as beautiful runbys make this a MUST DVD!
What makes The Empire Builder: Discovering the Great Northwest different from other rail documentaries' It tells a story of America and how it found its way...across prairies and through the mountains. Breathtaking scenery, a behind-the-scenes look at Amtrak's passenger service, the Great Northern's original Empire Builder, classic footage of electric action as well as a look at the Great Northern Railway Historical Society's 1991 Convention are just some of the featured stories.