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Gears in the Wood – Shays at Cass

Gears in the Wood  Shays at Cass

21.00

Geared Shay locomotives at Cass, West Virginia, with a Carl Franz photo freight, and the following weekend at the Cass Railfan weekend. We see all four operating Shays in action, with the signature triple header and side by side run-by’s, with lots of close ups of the thrashing machinary. Lots of sound, fury and smoke and not much motion! Totally amazing! by Highball Productions

105 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off
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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

23.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Along PUGET SOUND

Along PUGET SOUND

22.00

BNSF's Scenic and Bellingham Subdivisions

Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision and the entire Bellingham Sub.

Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.

The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.

Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD's. Besides freight, Amtrak's Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.

This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

Shot in the summer and fall of 2018.

Run Time: 2 Hours 31 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

SD40-2 Survivors Vol 4

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. This locomotive 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. Trains featured in this program all have SD40-2's leading in all kinds of Class One service from the years 2017 to 2018.

Volume 4 includes all new footage of Union Pacific 40's in both transfer and main line service. We even catch one of Canadian Pacific's rebuilt 40's along with a couple trains led with CSX and NS SD40-2's. Canadian National gave us some great opportunities in this time period with both their SD40-2 and SD40-2W's. The star of the show is BNSF, as they continued to run nine of their 40's on the main lines in Minnesota. On several occasions, BNSF added a cabless GP38-2B in between a pair of 40's for a rare A-B-A consist! On a couple other occasions, BNSF pulled a train with 4 SD40-2's!

If you enjoy seeing these old timers still pulling high speed trains on class one rails, this video will keep you entertained for years to come! SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 4 continues the series of awesome EMD action!

Running Time 2 hours 10 minutes, Narration on/off feature

By CVision

Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 18th January 2019
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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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BNSF's SEATTLE SUBDIVISION

BNSF's SEATTLE SUBDIVISION

23.00

BNSF's Seattle Subdivision is one of the busiest rail lines in the Pacific Northwest. BNSF and Union Pacific polish the rails with a great variety of unit trains plus intermodal, mixed merchandise, and many locals.In addition to freight traffic, the busy subdivision hosts ten Amtrak trains: four Cascades each direction, plus the north and southbound Coast Starlight. Between Tacoma and Seattle, Sounder commuter trains are also added to the mix. See this beautiful line between Vancouver, Washington and Seattle's King Street Station.

The rails provide access to the busy ports of Kalama, Longview, Tacoma, and Seattle. Watch trains tackle the Napavine Grade to Chehalis. The scenic highlight of the route is the section of track along the Puget Sound between Steilacoom and the Nelson Bennett Tunnel at Tacoma. Amtrak trains are covered here prior to being permanently rerouted over the Point Defiance Bypass.

UPDATE: After the tragic accident of Amtrak 501 on December 18th, the line around Point Defiance will continue to be used by Amtrak through the spring of 2018.

Shot in the summer and fall of 2017, BNSF's

Seattle Subdivision is truly a railfan's paradise!

1 Hour 22 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

and 1080 Hi Definition Blu-ray

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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ROGERS PASS

ROGERS PASS

21.00

CANADIAN PACIFIC'S Mountain Sub

The Selkirk Mountains touch the sky at over 11,000 feet in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Encircled by the Columbia River and dressed in a richly forested garment, the sheer jagged peaks produce an aura of beauty and danger.

Deep within the heart of these mountains, a transcontinental rail line passes through two different tunnels: the five mile long Connaught Tunnel and the nine mile long Mount Macdonald Tunnel, which is the longest railway tunnel in the western hemisphere. This is Canadian Pacific's route over Roger's Pass!

Between Revelstoke and Field, the Mountain Sub lives up to its name with stiff grades of 2.4% that burrow under dangerous avalanche zones. Part of CP's 3,000 mile trans- continental line from Montreal to Vancouver, the Mountain Sub sees high priority intermodal trains, unit grain trains, 152 car coal trains, monster 170 car potash trains, and Canada's premiere passenger train, The Rocky Mountaineer.

A combination of fantastic Canadian scenery and hard-working trains is what this program is all about!

7idea Productions

1 hour 58 minutes o WIDESCREEN o Features narration on/off.
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Donner Pass...

Donner Pass...

21.00

Stacks in the High Sierras

For over 140 years the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California have reverberated with the sounds of hard-working locos of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and now the UP. In November, 2009 double-stack traffic was re-routed off the nearby Feather River Canyon adding to the frequency of trains on this legendary route.

7idea Productions made three trips to Donner Pass between January and September 2010 to capture the many personalities of "The Hill" between Roseville, California and Sparks, Nevada. From late summer sun to blizzard conditions on the mountain, you'll have a front row seat of the action!

Take in the amazing view of mainline action from high atop Red Mountain, the old Central Pacific fire lookout above Cisco. Stand inside the snow sheds of Norden as a heavy stack train blasts through! Snowshoe into Troy and see Jordan Spreaders and flangers hard at work clearing the white stuff off the double-track main! Feel the ground shake as 10,000 foot stack and manifest trains labor up 2% grades in Run 8! Distributed power is everywhere, as Union Pacific utilizes this technology for more efficient train handling. Witness heavy trains running in 4x2, 1x1x1, even 3x3x1 configurations.

Shot in beautiful high-definition in spring, late summer and winter, this is the ultimate look at Donner Pass!

by 7idea Productions 120 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

21.00

Stevens Pass stands at an elevation of 4,061 feet above sea-level in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains. Large granite outcroppings tower above the densely forested landscape creating a cool, wet rainforest on the west and semi-arid country on the east. Weaving through this seemingly impassible barrier is a transcontinental railroad connecting the heartland of America with the Pacific Northwest and the Orient.

BNSF Railway utilizes a historic route carved by John F. Stevens over 100 years ago. A continuous parade of long and heavy trains roll back and fourth over the beautiful terrain on what is fittingly named the Scenic Subdivision. 7idea Productions traveled to the State of Washington in May of 2010 to document current operations over this former route of the Great Northern between Everett and Wenatchee. Witness long stack trains crossing beautiful mountain streams, heavy grain trains thundering up 2.2% grades with mid and rear-end DPU's plus Amtrak's Empire Builder on its daily run between Chicago and Seattle. The highlight of the line is the famous 7.8 mile Cascade Tunnel. the longest tunnel in the United States. See how smoke and fumes are flushed out of the tunnel in between trains. Plus recount the 1910 Wellington avalanche which swept two trains off the mountain.

No one ever said mountain railroading was easy and you'll see why in STEVENS PASS...BNSF Railway's Scenic Sub!

by 7idea Productions 108 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

UNION PACIFIC'S CIMA SUBDIVISION

22.00

California's Mojave Desert is the driest place in North America. It ranges in elevation from over 11,000 feet in the Spring Mountains, to 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley. Through this seemingly barren land, a mainline railroad charts a course connecting Salt Lake City with the rich ports of Southern California. It is known as Union Pacific's Cima Subdivision.

Covering the western portion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, the Cima Subdivision runs for 173 miles between Yermo, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Various intermodal trains race between Chicago and Southern California. Coal trains lumber over the steel rails along with heavy manifests for Salt Lake City, North Platte, and West Colton. Auto rack and ethanol tank trains add to the interesting mix of traffic.

Following the Mojave River, the rails pass through the amazing features of Afton Canyon then race across the dunes to the oasis of Kelso. Next comes the stiff 2.2% climb over Cima Hill. Draw bars strain as big diesels dig in for the nineteen mile pull to the summit. Crossing into Nevada, trains leave the lonely desert behind as they roll among the lights of Las Vegas.

This program was shot in March and April of 2018.

Run Time: 1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D530

Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 7th December 2018
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Penn Central/Conrail

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Conrail Under Pennsy Wires Volume 2

Conrail Under Pennsy Wires Volume 2

Ref: 1564


Price: 50.00

Bob Davis

After some background in Penn Central electric freight operations, this book looks at Conrail electric and diesel freights in the electrified territory. The author, a former PC-CR employee gives a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the scenes.

Conrail Northern Region In Color

Conrail Northern Region In Color

Ref: 1606


Price: 50.00

Douglas N. Leffler

Conrail's Northern Region was comprised of three divisions of the former Canada Southern Railway and Michigan Central Railroad routes through Canada and Michigan. These three Conrail divisions were called the Canada Division, Detroit Division and Michigan Division. The illustrations and text in Conrail Northern Region take the reader on a journey on all three divisions from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada west to Detroit and beyond through Southern Michigan.
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Penn Central Power In Color Vol. 3: 6000-7499

Penn Central Power In Color Vol. 3: 6000-7499

Ref: 1495


Price: 35.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

The big six axle power of Penn Central is detailed in roster and action photography - SD35's, SD40s, and SD45's through the Alcos and GE's. The versatile GP9's contributed from all three component roads are also covered

was £ 50 - NOW ONLY £ 35 (WHILST STOCKS LAST)

Penn Central Power In Color Volume 1: 1000-3999 Freight Cab Units and High Horsepower Roadswitchers

Penn Central Power In Color Volume 1: 1000-3999 Freight Cab Units and High Horsepower Roadswitchers

Ref: 1476


Price: 50.00

Robert J. Yanosey

First volume in a series dealing with the motive power used by the ill-fated Penn Central.

Conrail In Color Volume 3: 1990s

Conrail In Color Volume 3: 1990s

Ref: 1465


Price: 50.00

Jeremy F. Plant

The last years of Big Blue before absorption by CSX and NS.

Penn Central Through Passenger Service

Penn Central Through Passenger Service

Ref: 1427


Price: 50.00

While Penn Central came into being in February 1968, it still operated a substantial long distance passenger service in the several years before Amtrak. Struggling to create a new image when bankruptcy struck, the three year story is illustrated in nearly 250 color photos.

was £ 50 - NOW ONLY £ 35 (WHILST STOCKS LAST)


Pennsy Steam Years Volume 2

Pennsy Steam Years Volume 2

Ref: 1070


Price: 45.00

Ian S. Fischer

A division-by-division look back at the rugged steam power of the Pennsy. Lots of action in the state of Pennsylvania as well as some great early 1950s color from Ohio and Indiana. There's even a 1941 action shot of K4s 5399 equipped with poppet valves!


Pennsylvania RR Trackside with John Dziobko, Jr. 1951 - 1961

Pennsylvania RR Trackside with John Dziobko, Jr. 1951 - 1961

Ref: 1305


Price: 50.00

Robert J. Yanosey

The favorite railroad of this notable railfan was the PRR and he methodically covered it from New York City to Columbus.

Trackside around the Pennsylvania Cement District

Trackside around the Pennsylvania Cement District

Ref: 1383


Price: 50.00

by Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer

A fascinating look at the cement producing area served by the LV, CNJ, DL&W (EL), L&NE railroads and short lines Ironton and Northampton & Bath.


Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines In Color Vol. 2

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines In Color Vol. 2

Ref: 1344


Price: 50.00

John Stroup

The diesel era and operations of the PRSL are examined in more than 230 color photos.

Penn Central In Color Volume 2: Along the Eastern Seaboard, Boston to Philadelphia

Penn Central In Color Volume 2: Along the Eastern Seaboard, Boston to Philadelphia

Ref: 1342


Price: 50.00

Jeremy F. Plant

The pictorial saga of Penn Central is illustrated in almost 250 color photos along the Eastern Seaboard.


Pennsy Electric Years Vol. 3

Pennsy Electric Years Vol. 3

Ref: 1208


Price: 50.00

by Ian Fischer

A colorful look back at the Pennsy's electrification, including its locomotives, trains and operation from the early 1950's to 1968.

Pennsy Electric Years Volume 2

Pennsy Electric Years Volume 2

Ref: 1207


Price: 50.00

by Bert Pennypacker

Ten years after the publication of the much acclaimed first volume, Volume 2 of Pennsy Electric Years arrives by PRR expert Bert Pennypacker. Fabulous color photography of all classes of electric locomotives.

Pennsylvania - Standard Railroad of the World Volume 1

Pennsylvania - Standard Railroad of the World Volume 1

Ref: 1136


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant and Robert J. Yanosey

A colorful look back at the diesel, steam, electric operations that characterized the Pennsylvania Railroad, once touted as the "Standard Railroad of the World."

PRR Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 2

PRR Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Volume 2

Ref: 1075


Price: 45.00

by Ian S. Fischer

This Color Guide by noted PRR rolling stock historian Ian S. Fischer, features the early 1960’s photography of Paul Winters around Columbus, Ohio in beautiful color. See former N&W hoppers now PRR class H2A, round-roof K9 stock cars which were converted from automobile cars, unusual M of W equipment and much more.

Sorry, Volume 1 is sold out and no longer available.

PRR Colour Guide to Freight & Passenger Equip. V3

PRR Colour Guide to Freight & Passenger Equip. V3

Ref: 1214X


Price: 50.00

by Ian S. Fischer

More great equipment shots of Pennsy rolling stock expertly captioned by PRR expert Ian Fischer. This all-color book has many rare photos from the late 1940s and early 1950s.

PRR: Hudson to Horseshoe

PRR: Hudson to Horseshoe

Ref: 1076


Price: 45.00

by William D. Volkmer

Ride behind steam, diesel and the incomparable GG-1 as Bill Volkmer takes you on a first hand tour of the eastern end of the Pennsy. Stop with him at Northumberland as he relates tales of maintaining the road’s storied steam collection during its "forgotten" period. All illustrated with over 200 vintage color photos.

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 2

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 2

Ref: 1009


Price: 45.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

Follow the Standard Railroad of the World as it winds its way west from Exchange Place and the Hudson River to Mackinaw City, Michigan and the Great Lakes. This 128 page all-color book looks at Pennsy’s diverse fleet of diesels featuring everything from GE 44 tonners to PA’s and Geeps.

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 3

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 3

Ref: 1010


Price: 45.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

Rubber-tired diesels, the Bel-Del Branch, Philadelphia, Hagerstown, Renovo, Altoona, Pitcairn Yard, Mingo Junction, Columbus, Crestline, Chicago and more. See "Hammer-head," a PA in a gondola, DL640 and C628 demonstrators and much more.

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 4

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 4

Ref: 1011


Price: 45.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

Travel aboard a Centipede-drawn excursion that starts out at Harrisburg station and manages to visit these and other spots: Conewago, "The Main Line," the Bordentown Branch, PRSL main, Atlantic City, Williamsport, the Elmira Branch, Sodus Bay, Altoona, Cresson Branches, Irwin, Edgewood, Conway, Bucyrus, Toledo Branch, Lincoln Yard, and Detroit, Demos, ABBA PA’s and Erie-builts, a unique PB1, more!

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 5

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 5

Ref: 1068


Price: 45.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

Pennsy Diesel Years, Vol. 5 continues the saga of the PRR in vivid color visiting the nine regions created in the 1955 reorganization. The Lake, Northern, NY Philadelphia, Chesapeake, Pittsburgh, Buckeye, Southwestern, and Northwestern Regions are all toured through the color film of some of the PRR’s best lensmen.

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 6

Pennsy Diesel Years Volume 6

Ref: 1069


Price: 45.00

by Robert J. Yanosey

Pennsy Diesel Years, Volume 6 takes the reader on trips on the SOUTH WIND and BROADWAY LTD. in this final installment of the series. See Centipedes and Sharks galore! The 1948 Freedom Train in Lancaster, the tubular Keystone in Altoona, Enola area in 1948, much more.

Trackside Under Pennsy Wires with James P. Shuman

Trackside Under Pennsy Wires with James P. Shuman

Ref: 1149


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Jim Shuman was out recording PRR electrics in action on the west end of the electrified zone in the late 50's and early 60's. Truly the most beautiful Pennsy color work to be found on the mainline (Paoli to Harrisburg), the A&S and the Port Road.

Trackside on the PRR North of Washington, DC with Wayne Sherwin

Trackside on the PRR North of Washington, DC with Wayne Sherwin

Ref: 1148


Price: 50.00

by Michael Murray and Robert J. Yanosey

First-hand recollections and photography from an on the ground Pennsy employee during the 1950s and 60s. Brakeman Wayne Sherwin took his camera along on his varied assignments between Potomac Yard and the Meadows and Enola.

Trackside on the PRR in Central Pennsylvania

Trackside on the PRR in Central Pennsylvania

Ref: 1252


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Many photographers featured in the Trackside series ventured into the traditional heart of the PRR in the Fifties and Sixties to capture steam and early diesel operations. The very best of their efforts are shown canvassing an area roughly from Pottsville to Horseshoe Curve.

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