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Built in 1891, this beautiful steam locomotive ran continuously at the Jamestown Railroad. Along the way she starred in movies like High Noon and TV series such as Petticoat Junction. Finally disassembled in the late1990s, we follow a colorful crew of talented craftspeople as they restore her, and she gets up steam once again.
Host Bob McNeil joins yacht restoration expert, Jeff Rutherford in Newport Rhode Island, to tackle the restoration of the 135 foot wooden schooner, Coronet built in 1885. During her first five years, she earned fame as a trans-Atlantic race winner and circumnavigated the globe as one of the first U.S.registered yachts to round Cape Horn. It is a woodworkers dream.
The world's largest pipe organ begins its restoration at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City after decades of silence. With some pipes soaring 64 feet high, it is a nearly impossible challenge, from removal and cleaning of pipes to moving the huge air blowers. We learn how these intricate monsters work, and hear the sound equal to 3 symphony orchestras.
At Vintage Wings Air Museum in Toronto, Canada, a crew of volunteers restores a rare Lysander spy plane from WWII. With its unique flying characteristics, the Lysander saved hundreds of members of the French Resistance by landing behind behind enemy lines . Follow the work from disassembly through the first roar of the huge Merlin engine.
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- Premiered: October 6, 2014
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: A documentary series that details the restoration of icons from the Golden Age (1880-1940), such as the world's largest pipe organ and a 1920s-era fire engine. (more)