My son, who is 3 years of age, is completely thrilled with the 'Extreme Trains' series of videos. I recall when it was released it was somewhat panned by railfans due to the 'reality-TV' editing style, lack of technical depth and the overbearing screen presence of the host, but I think these attributes make the series perfect for introducing railroad topics to youngsters. Each episode presents an easy to follow story, which I think gives kids more to latch onto than our typical Pentrex-style rail videos. Every day he wants to watch one of them, and he is retaining the knowledge presented. The problem is, there are only 8 episodes, so I am on the hunt for similar material.
Basically, what other railroad films are presented in a similar positive and upbeat pace?
I can get him to sit through most of the 765 and 611 videos I own, and I think he generally enjoys them, but he keeps coming back to the other series.
Oddly, the only other train video I can't pry him away from is this one, which is completely different in style: meticulous, detailed and without narrative: