Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

DVD - 2003
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Tells the story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2003]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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.
Audience: Not rated
Language Note: Closed-captioned
ISBN: 1578079756
Call Number: DVD 973.916 RIDING


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Jun 23, 2012

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.

kevfarley Jan 05, 2012

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.

Mary43 Sep 26, 2011

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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