Reading Rainbow

Season 9 Episode 9

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

0
Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Sep 26, 1991 on PBS
6.0
out of 10
User Rating
2 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express
AIRED:
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

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Since LeVar takes a train in this episode, the subject is centered on trains and the US railroad system. There is also a nonfiction story about a teenaged girl who saves a train during the 1860's.moreless

    10
    In this episode, LeVar rides on a train along the Pacific coast. Throughout the episode, we learn how trains work, how trains have been traveling the country, and how the Transcontinental Railroad came to be. Basically, this episode is all about trains. The story about Kate Shelly takes place during the time when the railroad system was still being built. A safety tip is also mentioned, stating that you should never be on the railroad tracks when a train comes by.



    Little did I know that trains are like mobile hotels. They have everything from restaurants to bedrooms. I would like to travel by train. I haven't done that in a while. If I were to travel by train again, I would choose to go to San Diego. What about you?moreless
LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Host

Tina Fabrik

Tina Fabrik

Theme Singer (telecasts of 1983-1998 only)

Watch Online

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less