'Live From A Moving Train' News Broadcast Set For 9/15

"Good Morning America" in cooperation with Amtrak will launch a 'Whistle-Stop' Tour at Grand Central Station on Mon, Sept. 15 - one full week live, two hours daily from a moving train featuring five station stops, making for a 'technology first'.
September 15, 2008, 9am PDT | Irvin Dawid
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"The "50 States" journey officially begins on "Good Morning America" the week of Sept. 15 with (ABC newscasters) anchoring the morning broadcast onboard a specially equipped Amtrak train."

"The broadcast studio on the rails will consist of three locomotives and eight rail cars, two of which are historic antique cars. The "GMA Whistle-Stop Tour" will travel through seven states, making several stops along the way, as the show broadcasts live from four states and Washington, D.C., over five days. "

The most important car, however, is the 'cabenna car', a converted baggage car making the news transmission possible (check out video.)

"Good Morning America Weekend," "Nightline" and "World News With Charles Gibson" will also broadcast from the rails for the "50 States in 50 Days" tour.

ABCNews.com, "GMA Now" and USA Today will provide additional coverage of the historic event."

Thanks to Matthew Melzer (National Association of Railroad Passengers)

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Published on Friday, September 12, 2008 in ABC News
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