American Experience; Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains
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- American Experience
- Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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On the morning of May 26, 1934, a shimmering silver locomotive pulled out of Denver's Union Station bound for Chicago. The Zephyr was unlike any train seen before. Known as a streamliner for its long, sleek look and powered by a revolutionary compact diesel engine, it would cover 1015 miles in a record 13 hours. By the 1940s, fleets of streamliners crisscrossed the country, making the U.S. passenger rail system the envy of the world. But within two decades the era of these supertrains was over, dozens of routes were discontinued and the cars sold off to Canada and Japan. The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains,” 01/05/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 22, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01A9E1CB31FC4919A41072232D2A6E7D.
- MLA: “American Experience; Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains.” 01/05/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 22, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01A9E1CB31FC4919A41072232D2A6E7D>.
- APA: American Experience; Streamliners: America’s Lost Trains. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01A9E1CB31FC4919A41072232D2A6E7D