Screening RoomHow To OrderContact UsShopping Cart
Railroads in U.S. History (1830-2010)

Running Time:
4 discs x thirty minutes each

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

Closed Captions , Spanish Subtitles

AVP Release Date:
August 2010

Centre Communications/Ambrose Video Publishing

DVD - $49.99

This series offers a fresh perspective on how railroads created and shaped America's financial institutions, America's singular brand of capitalism and its unique way of doing business. The growth of American railroads from 1830 to 1930 is identical with the growth of the nation into the premier industrial power in the world. It is a colorful story that examines the roles and contributions of Johns Hopkins, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould and E.H. Harriman. It is a story that begins a new era in the 21st century with Warren Buffett and his purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

DVD Extras: Closed Captioning, Spanish Subtitles, Educator's Guide, Blackline Master Quizzes, Timeline, 31 Maps, & Gallery of Images

Four programs on 4 DVDs.


UPC 739815004681



Programs in This Series
  • Program 1: Railroads Come to America (1830 - 1840)

  • Program 2: The First Great Railroad Boom (1841 - 1860)

  • Program 3: A New Era in American Railroading (1861 - 1870)

  • Program 4: The Second Great Railroad Boom (1871 - 2010)

Clip Length: 3 minutes 56 seconds