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Cable Cars of San Francisco

Cable Cars of San Francisco

14.00

Highball Productions 55 mins * colour * hifi sound * narrated

Walk with us as we climb the hills of San Francisco and watch the world famous cable cars on the Powell-Hyde line. See these favourite attractions as they climb the steep hills just as they have for 125 years. Visit the power house and see the giant wheels that drive the cables, and find out how it all works. Finally, ride the cars from Fisherman's Wharf to Market Street, see the scenery and watch the grip man at work.

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South African Steam - Narrow Gauge

South African Steam - Narrow Gauge

15.00

Visit the magnificent two foot gauge private railway at Sandstone Estates in South Africa. See NGG13 and NGG16 Beyer-Garratts in action, double headed and solo in superb pre dawn to post sunset light, magnificent action. Catch the only two Lawley 4-4-0's in the world in action, then a rare German ‘Feldbahn’ 0-8-0T and an NG17 2-8-2. Cool fall weather makes for great steam effects. Includes action fom the train and in the cab. Finally, visit the Apple Valley with a Lawley and an NG17.

by Highball Productions - TWO DISC SET 175 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

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Through the Shadow of Mt. Shasta

Through the Shadow of Mt. Shasta

22.00

Like a sleeping giant, Mount Shasta dominates the mountains of Northern California. It dwarfs everything in sight including the iron horses that have traversed its flanks for the past 130 years. Carved out of the base of the volcano, this highway paved with steel continues to be a vital link between the Pacific Northwest and California. It guides trains through some of the most beautiful country in the state.

From Redding, California in the south to Klamath Falls, Oregon in the north, the main line crosses impressive bridges, bores through several tunnels, curves inside deep canyons, and weaves across lonely desert valleys. Through this rough course of 172 miles, the railroad gains over 4,000 feet in elevation. In a follow up to our 2007 release The Shasta Route, we return to one of our favorite locations to view today's Union Pacific in action.

There is nothing like the show of modern high-powered diesels tackling a 2.2% mountain grade on a hot summer afternoon or racing through a frozen desert on a chilly winter morning. Shot with broadcast quality Hi-Definition and 4K equipment, this is truly a stunning picture of trains traveling through the shadow of Mt. Shasta.

This program was shot between December 2015 and May 2016.

2 hours 35 minutes running time.

By 7idea Productions

(Regular DVD players will not play Blu-ray DVD's, you must use a Blu-ray DVD player)
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UNION PACFIC Streamliners & Classic Steam

UNION PACFIC Streamliners & Classic Steam

14.00

Covers early streamliners 1934-1940, Classic steam power in the 1930's & 1950's with 1950's scenes around the Council Bluffs-Omaha area and 1990's action of 4-8-4 844 and Challenger 3985.

844 is seen at St Louis in 1990, on ex-D&RGW Tennessee Pass line and other locations on UP.

3985 is covered on CSX and ex-Clinchfield (lettered CRR 676 on CRR segment) and on other locations on U.P.

A bonus is the 1939 premier parade for the movie "Union Pacific". The very rare steam turbines are in this segment.

Steam power includes 4-6-2's, 4-8-2's, 4-8-4's,4-12-2, 2-8-0, 2-8-2's, 2-10-2, and a couple of Challengers plus the two steam turbines.

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Electric Rails around the Bay

Electric Rails around the Bay

14.00

Three Bay Area electric lines in one programme. See the Sacromento Northern, SP Red Trains and the Peninsular Railway stories. This 16mm film was shot by a variety of rail historians from 1910 to 1957. See the rail and ferry operations in the bay's early days plus the bridge operations that began the era of great change and decline.

The Sacromento Northern section covers passenger and some great freight action in the south-end. See the Oakland hills and street running plus Contra Costa Country out to the ferry slip.

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Key System Scrapbook Part 1

Key System Scrapbook Part 1

14.00

See the Key System as never before. All the lines, A through H, and the streetcar lines are represented. Ride the Key ferry boats and interurban units from the beginning in 1903 to the end in 1958. There are countless visual gems in this feature that bring back a 'vintage' Eastbay lifestyle.

FEATURING THE WWII RICHMOND SHIPYARD RY.

A special section is on the Richmond Shipyard Railway during WWII. The construction, refurbishment of the elderly, ancient IRT cars, and the operation of the war-trains to the Kaiser Shipyard are covered.

A BAY AREA SPECIAL PRESENTATION

See the wonderful Key System Ferry Boats and a pleasant way to cross the San Francisco Bay for millions of commuters every year.

Take yourself back to the first years of the electric interurban line built

by the genius of "Borax Smith" and his partner, Frank C. Havens, in the

effort to develop the Eastbay Area.

We also bring cameo appearances of the Southern Pacific's electric IER Lines, SP and Santa Fe steam trains, and San Francisco Muni streetcars that gave the greater Bay Area a fine and complete transportation system.

The looming war, the US Navy and the 1939 Treasure Island World's Fair bring some new nostalgic views and a profound perspective on the eve of World War II.

Don't miss the coming Key System Bridge Train units and the building of the Bay Bridge that defined how the San Francisco and Eastbay communities cemented their linkage to become a 'seamless' and prosperous region. We also bring accurate, 'synchronized' sound to these historic rail treasures...

by Charles Smiley Presents 62 mins * colour * narrated

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Key System Scrapbook Part Two

Key System Scrapbook Part Two

14.00

See the Key System forward from 1945 and the end of WW II that brought the National City Lines 'buy-out'. See the last 13 years of a great transit line that struggled to maintain quality service in a world of change. We review the NCL and compare its new control of the Key System to the LA Railway and others. See the last few years of the Key's subsidiary streetcar lines that were all ripped out after 1948.

Visit the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and ride the Bay Bridge.

Visit and ride through the Bridge Yard and recall the Key's great fleet of Bridge Units connecting the greater East Bay with San Francisco. Run through the Emeryville Yard and watch trains spill past Tower Two. See great trains in a wealth of locations in a bygone era on all the Bridge Lines A through F. Don't miss the action with freight trains down 40th Street from Sacramento Northern's connection to the C Line and the Oakland Terminal Railway.

The F Line's "City Of Berkeley" Key train of former SN Ry cars is just one of the delights to see on the Berkeley Line. Watch the stunning B Line trains around Lake Merritt and on up to Underhill. The C Line to Piedmont and Oakland Avenue offers the beauty of the East Bay. Sixteen people shot film that made this video possible for you to see! Their efforts allow us to relive those

wonderful days. The Key has now been gone for 50-years!

by Charles Smiley Presents 66 mins * colour * narrated

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Through the Shadow of Mt. Shasta

Through the Shadow of Mt. Shasta

21.00

Like a sleeping giant, Mount Shasta dominates the mountains of Northern California. It dwarfs everything in sight including the iron horses that have traversed its flanks for the past 130 years. Carved out of the base of the volcano, this highway paved with steel continues to be a vital link between the Pacific Northwest and California. It guides trains through some of the most beautiful country in the state.

From Redding, California in the south to Klamath Falls, Oregon in the north, the main line crosses impressive bridges, bores through several tunnels, curves inside deep canyons, and weaves across lonely desert valleys. Through this rough course of 172 miles, the railroad gains over 4,000 feet in elevation. In a follow up to our 2007 release The Shasta Route, we return to one of our favorite locations to view today's Union Pacific in action.

There is nothing like the show of modern high-powered diesels tackling a 2.2% mountain grade on a hot summer afternoon or racing through a frozen desert on a chilly winter morning. Shot with broadcast quality Hi-Definition and 4K equipment, this is truly a stunning picture of trains traveling through the shadow of Mt. Shasta.

This program was shot between December 2015 and May 2016.

2 hours 35 minutes running time.

WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D498

DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 (FREE UK & EUROPE P&P)

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 9th Sept. 2016
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Great Trains West

Great Trains West

12.00

Popular passenger trains of the West

Explore the great passenger trains that roamed the vast lands west of Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans. This 124-page, large-format collectors edition recalls the era when fleets of colorful streamliners dashed across the plains and snaked through the mountains of the American West.

The stories include:

Saga of the UP Streamliners

To Los Angeles on the Sunset

Scheduled for Scenery

The North Coast Makes Up Time

The Clean Window Train

Story of the Super Chief

Plus, SP's Daylights, the Rocky Mountain Rocket, and more!
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20TH CENTURY LIMITED

20TH  CENTURY LIMITED

21.00

If you want to see what one of the most famous passenger trains in America was like, here it is!

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the 20th Century Limited, one of the most famous passenger trains in America. This New York-Chicago train was the way to travel between the America's two largest and most important cities in the first half of the 20th Century. The train is well known in many cultural aspects including being the route for celebrities, and it was one of the originators of walking the red carpet.

Don't miss this exclusive DVD featuring historical footage, photos, and live interviews.

Running Time 56 minutes * From Director: Richard W. Luckin * Narrated by: Michael Gross

From Trains Ref D499

DVD Regular Price £22

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European CDs (Audio)

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Steam in all Directions

Steam in all Directions

Ref: CD19


Price: 8.00

A variety of steam locomotives heard at work in AUSTRIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, ROMANIA, SLOVENIA and SPAIN Between 1954 and 1973

1 GERMANY Altenbeken Viaduct - 3 Cylinder: 2-10-0 with Freight Train. [7.40] 2 GERMANY Winter - Schiefe Ebene - 2-10-0 with Frieght Train. [3.15] 3 ITALY Valdaora Stn: Level Crossing - Passenger Train. [4.30]

4 FRANCE Rouen Stn: 'Pacific in Stn. with Paris - Le Havre express. Freight train exit from tunnel. Passenger train heads past to Le Havre. [3.45] 5 FRANCE Mont D'or - Paris express with 141 A 2-8-2 Tank loco: Summer evening - approach from distance on steep climb - pass and climb away towards Eygurand. [3.10] 6 FRANCE Randan Stn. Level Crossing, winter evening 141R 2-8-2 Loco with passenger train - appproach - stop and wait - Start, pass and away with watery whistling. [3.10] 7&8 ROMANIA Babadag Stn: - Heavy Freight train approach, delayed, and struggle past. Mafei Pacific loco: with passenger train held in Stn: - whistle loudly, start & hurry past and away. [5.20]

9 ROMANIA Near loco: sheds at very busy junction station at Oradea. Locos wait at sheds and several varied trains approach and pass. [7.45] 10 SLOVENIA Drizzley evening beside a quarry in mountains where a heavy freight train approaches on a lengthy horseshoe curve, climbs past & away towards a tunnel. [8.20] 11 SPAIN In the yard at a small station on a winter evening. An express passenger train whistles and passes through the station where two locomotives are waiting in the yard with a lengthy freight train. Points are changed, two locomotives head the train past, out of the yard and climb away into the distance in the darkness. [7.20] 12 SPAIN At a busy station at Castajon de Abro a Correo passenger train starts out from the station and heads past. [3.00] 13 GERMANY Near Herzenhain Station, at the summit of a 1 in 17 climb, an 0-10-0 tank loco: steadily approaches with a passenger train and accelerates away at the summit. [2.40] 14 AUSTRIA Before electrification the Vienna-Rome Express climbs past Eichberg headed by two hardworking locomotives assisted by another banking engine at the rear. [2.30] 15 ITALY In the station yard at Venice the Orient Express, headed by a single locomotive, struggles past and away on the rising gradient in 1955, during a film production.. [3.35]

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