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Somerset and Dorset Remembered

Somerset and Dorset Remembered

8.00

(1) The S&D and Southern comings and goings at Templecombe (2) Doubleheaders climbing between Binegar and Chilcompton (3) The arrival and departure of the 'Pines' with shunting in background (4) Beside the line on the 1 in 50 climb from Evercreech New (5) On board a heavy 'Pines' doubleheaded by Std 5 & 2P working hard on the climb from Bath to Evercreech (6) Evercreech on a dull, damp day in July. A doubleheader sets out for Sheffield, whilst a 2P and 4F set out with locals (7) On a wet and windy morning in August a doubleheader sets out for Leeds and then a 7F wheezily sets out with a freight for Bath (8) At Winsor Hill tunnel. More doubleheaders including the 'Pines' with the deep sounds of the 2P contrasting with the Bullied chatter and background thunder (9) At Winsor Hill tunnel in May 1964. A 9F, making light work of the climb against the wind, forges past with a train for Bath chased by sounds of quarry blasting.


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CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital

21.00

In this DVD, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital, you'll discover how the third largest U.S. city became the nation's most important hub, serving six of North America's largest railroads. Along with its robust commuter system, more rail traffic passes through Chicago than any other city in America.

This special 60-minute video from Trains magazine features historical information and contemporary footage of passenger and freight trains, commuter lines, stations, modernization projects, and hot spots - giving you an up-to-date, behind-the-scenes look at what makes this busy hub so special.

Approximate running time: 60 minutes

By Kalmbach DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Model Railroad Planning 2016

Model Railroad Planning 2016

10.00

Inside this 100-page special issue you'll find 14 stories about model railroads in the planning and construction phases. The stories cover layouts in HO, N, and O scales. You'll gain inspiration to plan the perfect layout for your space and operate your railroad with ease.

Some of the featured topics in Model Railroad Planning 2016 include:

- Eight tips for hiding the spot where track disappears into a hidden staging area of another room.

- How Byron Henderson used creative thinking to meet a client's requirements for a railroad set in southern California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

- Planning ahead when your railroad will traverse one or more long, high bridges.
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CALUMET RAILS Volume 2

CALUMET RAILS Volume 2

21.00

The Calumet Region is the name given to the geographic areas drained by the Grand Calumet River and the Little Calumet River of northwestern Illinois and Indiana. In this region, many Chicago-destined rail lines that come from the east make a turn along with the southern edge of Lake Michigan. Several north-south lines radiating from the city cross these lines, making for a good deal of rail intersections within a very compact area. Add in all the heavy industry along the lakeshore and one can see why to this day there's such a proliferation of rail traffic in this geographical region. In volume two of our two part series we will examine rail operations of the region, within the state of Indiana. Locations include Indiana Harbor, Calumet Tower, Grasselli and Gibson. Canadian National Operations on the east end of their Matteson Subdivison are also featured at spots like Ivanhoe and Griffith and we'll close the show with a look at some moves west of Gary in the vicinity of Tolleston. Colorful scenes of railroading on this fascinating side of Chicago conclude in Calumet Rails, Volume Two from C. Vision Productions.

* Running Time 2 hours * WIDESCREEN DVD

* May be viewed with or without narration. By CVision Productions Ref D505

DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume

SD40-2 Survivors Volume

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 and its 645 prime mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years.Once superior main line power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.

Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen

By CVision DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Great Model Railroads 2017

Great Model Railroads 2017

10.00

In Great Model Railroads 2017, you'll find 10 of the very best layouts you'll ever see.

This special issue - the only magazine that focuses on cream of the crop model railroads - explores 8 HO layouts, plus N and O layouts covering a variety of locations.

Stories include:

An HO scale layout depicting a quiet secondary line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR in Kansas during the Fall of 1969.

An O scale narrow gauge layout modeling the rustic Dolly Varden mining railroad on the coast of British Columbia as it looked in the early years of the 20th century.

A small, gallery-style N scale layout depicting the CSX RR's operations in the "Bone Valley" phosphate-mining region east of Tampa, Fla., in the 1980s.

A Baltimore & Ohio RR model layout that spans two bedrooms, a laundry room, and a closet.

And much more!
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BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine

Great Trains East

Great Trains East

13.00

Rediscover the golden age of railroad travel in America's busiest region: the East. This 124-page collectors edition recalls an era of optimism when luxurious trains transported passengers to the country's leading cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Featured trains include Baltimore & Ohio's Royal Blue, Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow, Boston & Maine's Flying Yankee, Jersey Central's Blue Comet, and more!

Timeless stories - penned by the best authors in the field - cover the following great trains:

* 20th Century Limited - Considered the most luxurious passenger train in America, this New York to Chicago train was New York Central's crown jewel.

* Broadway Limited - Operated by Pennsylvania Railroad, this all-Pullman train was the Century's chief rival.

* Champion and Silver Meteor - These two stainless-steel streamliners whisked vacationers from the wintery Northeast to sunny Florida.

* Merchants Limited - An all first-class train between two of America's greatest cities - New York and Boston.

And many more! £ 13.00 + £1 UK p&p
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Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

10.00

In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital describes how the city's railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.

Some highlights include:

* Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.

* Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.

* The L: A look at the city's rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra's stunning photography.

* Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago's hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.

* Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.

* Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.

* And more!

Whether you're a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you'll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.
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Model Railroad Planning 2017

Model Railroad Planning 2017

9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2017

Inside this edition you'll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. This special issue features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you'll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.

Some of the featured topics include:

* Discover how a photo inspired David Popp to model an HO railroad.

* Learn how Doug Kirkpatrick uses a series of mirrors.

* Gerry Leone recommends the importance of giving intricate scenes breathing room.

* Take a pop quiz from Tony Koester about good yard design.

* And much, much more!
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2011 Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual

2011 Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual

Ref: 11LMIA


Price: 10.00

From Westlake Publishing, another 114 pages of pure reading pleasure. Tips, inspiration, and information for the modeler. Excellent source for layout and diorama guidance.

Was £19.00 Now £10.00

100 Greatest Train Movies

100 Greatest Train Movies

Ref: 100MOVIES


Price: 3.50

100 Greatest Train Movies, the new special issue from Trains magazine, presents 100 of the best movies featuring trains. Go behind-the-scenes with details from your favorite films; See where Hollywood got it right, and where they didn't ; Get thousands of facts you didn't know about these films and so much more!

Trains4Kids

Trains4Kids

Ref: 4KIDS


Price: 4.50

Kids love trains. The sounds, the size, the motion ñ all of it fascinates children from an early age. Now share the excitement with Trains4Kids.

Trains4Kids is a fun introduction to the exciting world of trains! This special magazine is geared just for kids. Theyíll love seeing:

All about trains: Model railroads, toy trains, and real trains!

Games, puzzles, crafts, and coloring

The Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles

What itís like to work on the railroad

Model railroads at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, And more!

Fantastic 4-8-4 Locomotives

Fantastic 4-8-4 Locomotives

Ref: fantastic


Price: 3.50

Celebrate the locomotives that defined the final, glorious decades of the steam era with this special collectorÌs edition, Fantastic 4-8-4 Locomotives. Learn about the various designs and how railroads in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico used them. See rare, dramatic photos of these giants at work. Recall the excursion careers of more than a dozen 4-8-4Ìs.

Fantastic 4-8-4 Locomotives is expected to ship middle of November 2011

Alfred and Alfred Station

Alfred and Alfred Station

Ref: AAS


Price: 7.00

Alfred and Alfred Station reveals the heritage of a southwestern New York State community nestled in the hills of Allegany County. With more than 200 pictures, the story honors the early pioneers who in 1807 permanently settled on forested land once inhabited by the Seneca Nation. It focuses on not only education--always highly valued, as evidenced in the three institutions of higher learning here--but also on the people, businesses, farms, and civic organizations that have enriched the town for 200 years.

Was £12.00 Now £7.00


Steam to Diesel in New Jersey: Revised Edition

Steam to Diesel in New Jersey: Revised Edition

Ref: SDNJ


Price: 7.00

At the end of World War II, the nation's railroads were eager to replace their abundance of war-weary steam locomotives with sleek new diesel engines. From Cape May to Bayonne, New Jersey's tracks

Was £12.00 Now £7.00

Toledo Trolleys (Images of Rail)

Toledo Trolleys (Images of Rail)

Ref: TT


Price: 7.00

The Toledo interurbans last ran in December 1949. The interurbans were a great loss to a city that was a major transportation hub in its own right. They would be replaced by buses, but nothing could replace the feeling of riding a trolley to work or taking the family to a movie by trolley. Today there is very little that remains of the interurban lines. Sometimes the old rails are visible when street repairs are being made. Toledo Trolleys was written to preserve the rich history of the trolleys that served citizens faithfully for many years.

Was £12.00 Now£7.00

CSX Transportation Locomotive Directory 2004-2005

CSX Transportation Locomotive Directory 2004-2005

Ref: CSX2004-5


Price: 10.00

Finally, a locomotive directory for one of the country's largest railroads, CSX Transportation. Following in the style of our Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory, this book gives a unit-by-unit listing of all the units on the roster as of December 31, 2004. The 6x9 softcover book contains 144 pages and 150-plus photos.

Was £19.00 Now £10.00


Union Pacific west from Leavenworth: A history of the Leavenworth, Kansas & Western Railway

Union Pacific west from Leavenworth: A history of the Leavenworth, Kansas & Western Railway

Ref: UPW


Price: 9.00

This book picks up where Kansas Central Narrow Gauge leaves off in telling the history of the rail line that ran from Leavenworth to Miltonvale, Kansas. A few years after converting from narrow gauge to standard gauge, the Union Pacific-controlled Kansas Central was purchased at a foreclosure auction for $200,000 and rechristened the Leavenworth, Kansas & Western, with plans to expand the line to the western border of Kansas and northward into Nebraska. But financial woes dogged the line and in 1908 it was sold to the Union Pacific. Improved highway transportation and losses spurred by the Great Depression caused the UP to abandon nearly all of the LK&W line in 1935

Was £14.00 Now £9.00

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