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Title : A train ride through American history – New Orleans to New York | DW Documentary
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I enjoyed your video of the train route across the South in the U.S.. I agree with the comments that instead of taking a bus from New Orleans to New York Americans are more likely to fly or drive a car. The long distasnce train routes in the U.S. though do pick up passengers in the more rural and small town areas along the route. I have ridden all the AMTRAK routes west of St. Louis just as a means to see the scenery of the West. The history you provided along the route was very interesting and you visited places off the car routes I have taken from my home in St. Louis.
What ever you say..
Railroads across the world has different stories to narrate..
From combining people and places...it gives us a view about the countryside of any nation..
I'm glad that I live nearby railroad..
Thanks DW for your marvellous content..
Hope you guys will continue to make rail road contents accross the world in future also..
Am I the only one who noticed they said nothing about South Carolina other than they were confederates ow that hurt you could have at least talked about the hub city railroad museum that’s feet away from the line the crescent runs on and it’s stops there you can’t just put a sate on the dark side
I made this run from New Orleans to Washington DC aboard the Crescent several years ago. As a kid, I rode the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Both those trains departed from New Orleans Union Station. The Crescent in your documentary is just as I remember it, minus all the excursion stops! Thanks for the memories.
I have travelled the Crescent - and in the same direction, New Orleans to New York. I still have my old ticket (as a souvenir), dated 19th September, 1990. It cost $150, going one way only. (Standard seating, no cabin). A truly amazing experience. In fact - unlike my two travel companions (BUNAC students, from the United Kingdom, the three of us), who had no nerve, and remained in their seats - I actually got out and had a walk around Washington DC, as the train was scheduled to remain at the station for about an hour and a half. A brilliant documentary. Well done!
I hope the DW Documentary does Washington DC to San Francisco by train, San Diego to Vancouver by train, Chicago to Seattle by train, Chicago to Los Angels by train by the Southwest Chief, Texas Eagle, and City of New Orleans and the Sunset Limited, New York to Canada by train, Miami to Maine by train, Boston to Chicago by train, Pennsylvania by train, Chicago to Washington DC by train on the Cardinal and the Capital Limited, and Michigan by train. Even Canada and Alaska by train.
I was hired by Southern Railway in Spartanburg, SC in Jan. 1973 back when the Crescent passenger train was pulled by Southern Railway electro-motive F & E units aka Covered Wagons. The Crescent would stop at the station in Spartanburg, SC and we would add or remove passenger cars as needed. The two trains arrived at around 11:45 pm (north bound train #18) and 4:30 am (south bound train #19) we had to get the work done as quickly as possible and not delay the trains or heads would roll. At that time Hayne Car Shop was located in Spartanburg and the shop repaired and refurbished passenger cars and the cars would be picked up or dropped off by the passenger trains as they came through on their long journeys. During that era of passenger trains railway employees could ride the trains free of charge and go north or south if they wanted to travel by train. those were the days!
Hurricane Katrina changed more than just landscape... It is an utter black eye on American history and the current sad state to government response to such a historical city and people, but New Orleans always prevails.
Edit: Haha... Crazy to see Tannehill and my home city on a DW Doc! I grew up spending a lot of time at Tannehill and it's a beautiful place, especially in the fall.
Thanks to all your documentaries DW!
Booking LA to NYC via NOLA involves a nighttime layover where NOLA hotels are nearby the station - I’ve yet to do this.
BUT DINING CARS HAVE BEEN REMOVED BY CEO RICHARD ANDERSON. This is true for all eastern side and may soon effect some western long haul trains. Last month I was on a long haul, the Lakeshore Ltd. ... NO DINING CAR!
Amtrak is for the people.