“The Last Pullman Car began when some of the workers approached us about the struggle they were in to save the last American manufacture of rail cars. Over the next few months we began to see that their story was a story about the future of America and they began to trust us enough to let us into the center of the conflict.”
- Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and Co-founder of Kartemquin Films
The Nuts and Bolts of High-Speed Rail
California lawmakers gave the green light to the first phase of construction of high-speed rail in the state. Does this mean that America is on track for faster, sleeker trains? What potential speed bumps still lie ahead? Railroad engineer Christopher Barkan discusses the costs, benefits, and state of the technology.