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Great American Railroad Journeys

Great American Railroad Journeys is a BBC travel documentary series presented by Michael Portillo. Using an 1879 copy of Appleton's Guidebook to the railroads of the United States and Canada, Portillo travels across the United States by train, making stops to learn how important historical sites, influential historical events, famous Americans, and the railroads of the 19th century, influenced the country's growth into a major superpower.

In his first series, Portillo took two railroad journeys in the north-east of the United States, spanning a total of 15 episodes. His first journey took him across the US State of New York, travelling around New York City and Long Island before heading to Niagara Falls via New York's state capital of Albany and Buffalo. His second journey took him across the Mid-Atlantic States of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, travelling from Philadelphia to Jamestown, via Washington, D.C.. (from wikipedia.org)

01. Manhattan: Grand Central to Broadway
02. Manhattan: Lower East Side to World Trade Center
03. Brooklyn to Montauk
04. New York City to Garrison
05. Poughkeepsie to Albany
06. Schenectady to Rochester
07. Buffalo to Niagara Falls
08. Philadelphia to Atlantic City
09. Lancaster to Gettysburg
10. Wilmington to Havre de Grace
11. Baltimore to Fort McHenry
12. Washington DC
13. Georgetown to Mount Vernon
14. Manassas to Richmond
15. Petersburg to Jamestown

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