Reading Rainbow

Season 9 Episode 9

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

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Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Sep 26, 1991 on PBS
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Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express
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LeVar takes a train ride from California to Washington state. Along the way, we learn about trains and how the transcontinental railroad came to be. Brian Dennehy narrates the true story of how a young teen named Kate Shelley risked her life to save the engineers of a train that crashed into a river when the bridge near her home collapsed, and how she had to get word to the nearest station to alert them to stop the express train.moreless

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LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

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Tina Fabrik

Tina Fabrik

Theme Singer (telecasts of 1983-1998 only)

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