The End of the Line Rochester’s Subway (DVD)
The End of the Line, Rochester’s Subway documentary tells the little known story of the rail line that operated in a former section of the Erie Canal from 1927 until its abandonment in 1956. Originally aired on the History Channel and WXXI-TV, PBS Rochester. Produced by Animatus Studio.
- 90 min. DVD, Color, Closed-captioned
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About The End of the Line, Rochester’s Subway Documentary
By Animatus Studio
90 min., Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen
The End of the Line, Rochester’s Subway tells the little known story of the rail line that operated in a former section of the Erie Canal from 1927 until its abandonment in 1956. Produced in 1994 by filmmakers Fredrick Armstrong and James P. Harte, the ninety minute documentary recounts the tale of an American city’s bumpy ride through the Twentieth Century, from the perspective of a little engine that could, but didn’t.
As originally seen on the History Channel and WXXI-TV, PBS Rochester! And with music by world-renowned composer Philip C. Carli and Rochester’s traditional music duo, The Dady Brothers.
“A superb job of telling the story in a professional, quality work...”
- Jim Dierks, New York Museum of Transportation
“For this fan it is the most satisfying video I’ve ever viewed and purchased.”
- John McCarthy, Trolley Talk
“A fascinating bit of Rochester history.”
- Jack Garner, Gannet Newspapers
Loaded with Special Features:
- Experience a round trip ride on the subway as it existed in the 1950s.
- See exclusive footage of the subway’s last surviving passenger car and an interview with one of the last motormen.
- Take a look at the subway as it exists today including a “phantom run” through the abandoned Broad Street tunnel.
- View a photo archive library of 150 historic still images.
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