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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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Model Railroad Planning 2018

Model Railroad Planning 2018

9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2018 is back with more creative solutions for modeling your best layout yet. From the publisher of Model Railroader magazine, the 100-page special issue features 15 all-new layout stories in HO, N, and O scale. Learn scenery tricks, track planning, yard construction, and more, from top experts in the field. Featured Stories Include:

Cover story: Doug Tagsold models the narrow gauge lines of the Colorado & Southern with a twist.

Neil Schofield describes the steps he used to model a sprawling furniture plant in an alcove.

Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester shares more than a dozen things to avoid.

Paul Dolkos discusses various topics regarding layout height.

Veteran HO modeler David Barrow builds an O scale switching layout.

Byron Henderson is back with a double-deck design.

And much more!
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TRAIN WRECKS V2

TRAIN WRECKS V2

9.00

From Trains magazine, Train Wrecks Vol. 2 takes a revealing look at several major derailments that changed railroading as we know it.

From train crossing accidents and floods, to horrific crashes and evacuations, this 100-page special issue covers historic disasters that caused sweeping changes in the railroad industry. Also, discover the new technologies that emerged from catastrophic events.

Featured Stories:

* Explore the horrifying crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada that led to critical changes for trains carrying hazardous materials.

* learn how the 1987 crash of Amtrak's Colonial ushered in engineer licensing and sobriety requirements.

* Travel to Chatsworth, California, where a head-on crash with a Metrolink commuter train led Congress to demand PTC (Positive Train Control).

* Look back to November 10, 1979, when a train derailment in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, resulted in the largest peacetime evacuation in North America until Hurricane Katrina.

* And much more!
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GREAT Model Railroads 2018

GREAT Model Railroads 2018

10.00

The 100-page special issue includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras - from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe.

Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how?to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you're just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you're sure to find inspiration on every page! Ref. GMR18 £ 10.00 + £1 UK p&p
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WINTER ON DONNER PASS

WINTER ON DONNER PASS

23.00

Journey high into California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for a stunning look at winter operations over Donner Pass. As Pacific storms dump heavy snow, Union Pacific battles to keep trains rolling.

Get a taste of what it is like to be trackside in the midst of winter's fury. Long stack trains, heavy manifests, and Amtrak's California Zephyr share the rails with an army of snow fighting equipment including flangers, spreaders, and the mighty rotaries.

Beginning at Colfax, trains climb toward the snow zone at Blue Cañon, then on to Truckee on rails once covered almost completely by snow sheds. Extra time is spent near the summit at Soda Springs and Norden where man and machine are put to the test against the elements. This is mountain railroading and snow fighting rolled into one exciting presentation!

Shot over four separate winters including the big snow of 2011, this is your ticket to "Winter on Donner Pass!"

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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Conquering The Grade

Conquering The Grade

14.00

If you love railroads, and mountains, "Conquering the Grade" is the show for you. From monster horsepower locomotives pulling trains through mountain passes, to tranquil scenery, C. Vision Productions takes you on a spectacular journey through the Western United States. Videographer Woody Wilson travels to Tehachapi, California to view the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, then off to Colorado and Utah to watch Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Utah Railway on Soldier Summit. He then travels to Montana to view the Montana Rail Link in and around Bozeman and Mullen Pass.

Huge trains, fallen flag railroads, awesome horsepower and great mountain scenery make this show truly unique. From Rio Grande and Southern Pacific Tunnel Motors to modern Montana Rail Link SD-70 Ace's, this video has all a mountain railroad enthusiast could dream of!

Watch as these railroads Conquer the Grade!

Running time 97 minutes, color, HiFi Stereo Sound.

Narration on/off option

Copyright 2011 C. Vision Productions/Woody Wilson

Regular Price: £21.00

SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

16.50

This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

16.50

Western Canada, includes Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2006
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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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The Overland Route

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Union Pacific Power 1965-2015 In Color Volume 1: Switchers, Slugs & Turbines

Union Pacific Power 1965-2015 In Color Volume 1: Switchers, Slugs & Turbines

Ref: 1601


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

Join us for a detailed look at Union Pacific's switcher, slug, and turbine fleet. Explore the "Veranda" turbines, rebuilt SW10's, "Y-series" units, Control Car Remote Control Locomotives, Shop and Tie Plant switchers and more
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Trackside on the Union Pacific 1960-1982 with Emery Gulash

Trackside on the Union Pacific 1960-1982 with Emery Gulash

Ref: 1440


Price: 50.00

Timothy Morris

Master photographer Emery Gulash visited the Overland Route many times during the 22 years following the demise of steam while the UP was searching for the “perfect diesel” combination to handle its fastmoving freight.


Union Pacific Official Color Photography Book 1

Union Pacific Official Color Photography Book 1

Ref: 1102


Price: 45.00

Union Pacific Official Color Photography Book 1

by Robert LeMassena and Robert J. Yanosey

Straight from the UP Museum Archives. This 128 page hardcover book illustrates the very best camera work of UP company photographers. Many of these photos have remained unseen for more than half a century. The railroad’s photographic staff sought unusual scenic locations for remarkable views of the earliest UP "streamliners," the oldest and newest steam locomotives and the modern look of handsome diesel and gas-turbine cabs.

Union Pacific Official Color Photography Book II

Union Pacific Official Color Photography Book II

Ref: 1150X


Price: 50.00

by Lou Schmitz and Robert J. Yanosey

Also straight from the UP archives comes another two hundred and fifty color portraits of steam, diesel and turbines. This is the concluding volume to the best-selling Book I.

UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 1

UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 1

Ref: 1099


Price: 45.00

by Lloyd E. Stagner and Robert J. Yanosey

This 128 page hardcover book is the first all-color effort devoted entirely to the equipment that staffed the U.P., with expert commentary by Lloyd Stagner. All photos from this book were also taken by U.P. Company photographers on 4"x5" transparencies.

UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 2

UP Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 2

Ref: 1100


Price: 45.00

by Lou Schmitz

Volume I gave you the UP’s rolling stock through the lenses of its company photographers. Now see them through the effort of Lou Schmitz, a lifelong Omaha resident and UP employee who was photographing UP equipment throughout the 1950’s and later. 300 photos, 128 pages.

Union Pacific Steam In Color

Union Pacific Steam In Color

Ref: 1103


Price: 45.00

by Lloyd E. Stagner

This all-color 128-page hardcover book highlights everything from 0-6-0’s to Big Boys on the historic Eastern District of the UP. Steam expert Lloyd Stagner skillfully narrates the story of this steam stronghold from class-to-class taking the reader through over 200 in-service photos in the yards and on the road.

Union Pacific Trackside with Lou Schmitz

Union Pacific Trackside with Lou Schmitz

Ref: 1104


Price: 45.00

by Lou Schmitz

The fifth Trackside book exhibits the steam to diesel transition on the Eastern District of the UP through more than 260 vivid color photos. Former UP employee Lou Schmitz was there shooting everything from 4-8-8-4s to F3s to Centennials.

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