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Riding the Rails

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Riding the Rails


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Tells the story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
Title: Riding the rails
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] :, WGBH Boston Video,, 2003, c1997.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: DVD features: Interview with the filmmakers ; slide show featuring Depression-era photos.
An edited version of "Riding the rails" was broadcast on the PBS television program American experience.
Summary: Tells the story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
ISBN: 1578079756
9781578079759
Branch Call Number: DVD 385.0973 RIDING
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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

You say recession, I sat depression, lets just call the whole thing off! If you could get a today 16 year old who can't find a job to sit down some rainy Sunday afternoon and look at a few clips of this, it'd serve its purpose. I found it an illuminating window into the world of some people I've known who lived during this time - and THAT time, too.

Report This Jan 09, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

FIVE STARS ,....The insight into the adventure of 'budget ' travel is good ,but... This film gave me more realistic awareness about the true nature of the Great Depression than I have found from any other source that have ever seen or read ! !... Definately a MUST SEE for any history buff.

Report This Sep 26, 2011
  • Mary43 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful stories of people's lives. I have always wished I could hop a train!!! This movie showed me the adventure, but that I never would have made it. Took a very special type. I admire them.

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