Placing Out: The Orphan Trains

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

The story of some 200,000 abandoned and-or homeless children in the eastern U.S. who, from 1854 to 1929, were shipped westward on trains and placed with families there. Included: the recollections of some of the orphans, their descendants and historians.

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  • Premiered: May 1, 2008
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: The story of some 200,000 abandoned and-or homeless children in the eastern U.S. who, from 1854 to 1929, were shipped westward on trains and placed with families there. Included: the recollections of some of the orphans, their descendants and historians.