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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: An edited version of "Riding the rails" was broadcast on the PBS television program American experience.
DVD features: Interview with the filmmakers ; slide show featuring Depression-era photos.
Summary: Tells the story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
ISBN: 9781578079759
Branch Call Number: DVD 385.0973 RIDING
Statement of Responsibility: WGBH Boston Video presents an Out of the Blue production ; a film by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell ; produced, directed and written by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell
Credits: Director of photography, Samuel Henriques ; music by Jimmie Rodgers, Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Elizabeth Cotten ; editor, Howard Sharp ; Original music by Jay Sherman-Godfrey.
System Details: DVD.
Other Language: Closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Railroads United States History. Depressions 1929 United States. Railroad trains
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films.
Topical Term: Railroads
Railroad trains
Publisher No: WG36689
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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.

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.

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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