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American Experience: Riding the Rails
DVD 
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In the darkest days of the Great Depression more than 250,000 teenagers hopped trains to parts unknown looking for work and an escape from poverty. Often thrilling and sometimes terrifying, riding the rails was hardly the carefree life sometimes portrayed on film. This documentary features interviews with survivors of the experience set to a soundtrack of vintage songs by Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers. 1998/color/72 min/PG/fullscreen.

Title: American Experience: Riding the Rails
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Jim Mitchell, Clarence Lee, Rene Champion, Peggy Dehart, John Fawcett, Charley Bull, Bob Symmonds (Guitar Whitey), James San Jule, Arvel Pearson (Sunshine), C R Boland (Tiny)
Directors: Michael Uys, Lexy Lovell
Studio: WGBH
Release Date: 2/25/2003
Original Year: 1997
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 783421366893
Item #: GBH036689

Region: 0
Closed Caption: Yes
Street Date: 2/25/2003
Run Time: 72 minutes

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