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Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Steam

Written by witf.org | Aug 7, 2012 11:00 AM

Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Steam explores the impact the steam engine had on North America by visiting 17 of the continent's most historic and scenic tourist steam railroads. This special takes viewers from the frozen tundra of Alaska to the vast high desert of Arizona, and from the rolling hills of New Hampshire and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the prairies and vast mountain ranges of Canada. The program also visits Steamtown National Historic Site, provides a first-hand lesson on how a steam engine works, and shows why millions of people each year are drawn to visit and ride steam railways.  

Great Scenic Railway Journeys is an Emmy Award Winning Public Television series that profiles some of the worlds most historic and scenic tourist railways.

witf will air Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Steam on August 14 at 8 p.m. and August 18 at 1 p.m.

Meet your host for this live program:

Allison Graham

Favorite witf FM Program & Why: Center Stage. Central PA is a happening place for musical arts, and I think it’s important that the arts community is supported by the local public radio station.

Favorite Pledge Program: Being Elmo. What a great story! I love anything behind-the-scenes.

Best thing about working for witf: It’s great to be a part of something current and fast-paced. I feel more connected to my community.

Favorite thing to cook for the family: Pumpkin Pie

Hobbies & How you picked them up: Performing! I love to sing and dance. The arts have been a part of me for as long as I can remember! Spending time making music, or moving to it, is a refresher for the soul.

 

During the show, we'll be offering special thank you gifts for your donation to witf. For your gift of $75, you'll receive a "Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Steam" DVD. For your gift of $75, you'll receive an interactive CD-Rom to North America's Toruist Railways and Museums. For your gift of $75, you receive the "Steam Power" book. For your gift of $125, you'll receive the "Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Steam" DVD and a Guide book to North America's Tourist Railways and Museums. For your gift of $175, you'll receive 2 tickets to the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, as well as the DVD, Guidebook and Interactive CD. For your gift of $175, you'll receive 2 tickets to the Strasburg Railroad, as well as the DVD, Guidebook and Interactive CD. For your gift of $250, you'll receive 4 tickets to the Strasburg Railroad, as well as the DVD, Guidebook and Interactive CD. For your gift of $250, you'll receive 4 tickets to the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, as well as the DVD, Guidebook and Interactive CD. For your gift of $300, you'll receive 4 tickets to the Strasburg Railroad, 4 tickets to the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, as well as the DVD, Guidebook and Interactive CD. 

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