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BC RAIL

BC RAIL

21.00

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narrated * PAL

BC's auto tag says "beautiful British Columbia". BC Rail, formerly the British Columbia Railway and Pacific Great Eastern, is unique amongst railroads, both large and small. Its trains are led by a fleet of GE C40-8 CMs, a model only found in Canada. It runs through spectacular and varied scenery26000 revenue car loads on a system that can be divided into two sections, the North Vancouver to Prince George and north of Prince George where a number of lines feed the mainline. In this tape we concentrate on the Vancouver to Prince George mainline.

We travelled the 1800 miles to North Vancouver in August 1997 to fulfil a long time personal ambition. We got a quick look at a rebuilt RS18 switching the yard, a brief look at the Royal Hudson along Howe Sound, then concentrated on the freights. The big GE C40-8CM cowls are very much in evidence and look handsome. The scenery, especially north of Lillooet in the Fraser River Valley, is just magnificent and we got some great shots of trains clinging to the canyon walls, to river banks and lake shores. They looked really good snaking in and out from between the bluffs. We got into most of the famous locations, Britannia, Squamish, Cheakamus, Green River, Tisdall, Birken, Darcy, Seton Lake, Lilloet, Polley, Fountain, Gibbs, Glenfrazer, Pavillion, Moran, Kelly Lake and lots more. We were thrilled to find a pair of C420s switching at Prince George and took a quick trip to Tacheed for a look at the electrics. A very interesting railroad in magnificent scenery. You'll like it as much as we did.
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Best of Passenger Trains East

Best of Passenger Trains East

19.00

by Green Frog 60 mins, colour, Stereo Hifi Sound, Narrated.

Thrilling passenger train action from early 50s into the 70s, from Illinois to east coast incl. NYC, Pennsy, Erie-Lackawanna, Monon, GM&O, B&O, IC, C&O, Milwaukee, Penn Central, GTW, etc. An evocative list of now sadly Fallen Flags!
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Top Frog Series - Best of Passenger Trains

Top Frog Series - Best of Passenger Trains

20.00

by Green Frog 60 mins, colour, stereo sound, narrated.

Covering the post war era of the early diesel passenger trains before the airlines stole their passengers. See famous early diesel passenger trains of the Santa Fe, U.P. CB&Q & Rio Grande at famous locations Chicago, Denver, St. Louis, Dale, Cheyenne, Feather River Canyon.
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THE GLORY MACHINES

THE GLORY MACHINES

20.00

by Herron Rail * 64 mins * 56 mins colour * hifi sound * narrated

This is the programme that must surely become an archive classic. Made largely from long abandoned and forgotten film that was rescued just as it was being thrown away. The Glory Machines tracks 31 railroads, some to a greater, some to a lesser degree and a few just as brief cameos. This is more professional than just an amateur's film shots, and is truly a unique and superb record of American railroading from the 1920s to the 1950s. Too much to detail fully, we list all railroads covered and give some idea of the contents.

NEW YORK CENTRAL: Streamlined and conventional Hudsons and 3rd rail electrics at Harmon. MAINE CENTRAL: 'Flying Yankie' streamliner, (Sister of PioneerZephyr). LEHIGH & NEW ENGLAND: A fleeting glimpse of a camelback and a look at an L1 mikado and its WWII troop train. PENNSYLVANIA: A fascinating look at K4 pacifics on passenger and 4-8-2 M1s and 2-10-0s on freights (incl. the unusual clearance car) pounding around Horseshoe Curve. NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD: Old and new GE double ended electrics passing by on passenger trains. DELAWARE - LACKAWANNA & WESTERN: Fast moving Hudsons and 4-84s hauling varnish across the Delaware River Viaduct in spring and winter snow - delightful smoke affects. READING: Scenes of a variety of locos incl. the rare 2-8-8-0 helper engines. CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY: T1 class 800 series heavy pacifics. ERIE: A snowy railroad Christmas card scene. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: A&F15 pacifics and a heavy K3a mikado. LOUISVILLE & NAHVILLE: J4a mikado and K5 pacific. NORFOLK & WESTERN: Y class locos in the Blue Ridge mountains. VIRGINIAN: Treble headed side rod electrics. EAST BROAD TOP (ng): Doodlebug and mikado. EASTERN TENNESSEE & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (ng) (TWEETSIE): On engine and in caboose as a train winds through the countryside. SOUTHERN: PS2 pacific, TS1 mountain PS4 heavy pacific. PERE MARQUETTE: Brief shot of a freight. MILWAUKEE: A three coach local. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN: Baldwin 4-8-4. CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY: Pioneer Zephyr leaving Kansas city. MISSOURI PACIFIC: 10 wheeler on a passenger train. MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS (KATY): 2-8-0 and pacifics. ROCK ISLAND: Whale backed tender pacific on passenger and a heavy mikado on freight. SOUTHERN PACIFIC: 4-8-2, GS, and particularly Cab Forwards on freights. DENVER & SALT LAKE: 10 wheeler on a local passenger. DENVER RIO GRANDE & WESTERN: Massive 2-8-8-2s on freight. RIO GRANDE & SOUTHERN (ng): 10 wheelers in the roundhouse plus a Galloping Goose. ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE: A 4-8-4 with test equipment. 2-10-2s & 2-10-4s on passenger and freights, several doubleheaded. VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE (ng): 10 wheeler shunting. ST LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO: 4-8-2s and 2-8-2s on passenger and freight. UNION PACIFIC: 2-8-0, 2-8-8-0, 4-12-2 Challengers and Big Boys on freight and passenger trains. Also, a rare shot of M10000 City of Salina passing at speed.
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

21.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D508

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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BOSTON & MAINE IN THE FOUR SEASONS

BOSTON & MAINE IN THE FOUR SEASONS

19.00

by Herron Rail combined 92 mins * colour * narrated * PAL

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! DOUBLE FEATURE!!

Volume 1 - Summer & Fall

Views of commuter and mainline passenger and freight trains, plus supporting scenes of stations, yards and track repairs.

Here we have continuous action as Pacifics, Moguls, Atlantics, and first generation E7 diesels work passenger trains in main line and commuter service in the Boston suburban area. Train consists include "The Kennebec", "The Gull", "The Flying Yankee" and "The Mountaineer". Also 2-8-0 hauled local freight.

A fascinating story is told of track repairs conducted with a mix of 1950 era mechanised and hand tools.

All in the renowned beautiful summer and fall New England countryside, Massachusetts locations include Wakefield Jct, Reading, Greenwood, Wilmington, Ballardville, Melrose, Lowell Jct. Also Intervale & Somersworth, New Hampshire. 45 mins

Volume 2 - Winter & Spring (T21)

Spectacular views of fast paced action with steam and some diesel trains bucking snow drifts as workers shovel station platforms. Steam was never more dramatic!

As spring plumage arrives on the trees and the winter cold is shaken off, follow more passenger trains and a local freight mainly in the warm sun.

The "players" in this all action programme include Atlantics, Pacifics, Mountains, Moguls, Switchers and Consolidations, plus diesel switchers and E7s hauling named trains such as the "Gull", "Kennebec", Ambassador", "Mountaineer" plus the Rockingham Park Specials, commuter trains in profusion and the "High Car" local freight.

Added to all this drama is a North Station extravaganza of fascinating action as a wide variety of trains come and go. 52 mins

2 Great Videos - 1 Fantastic DVD
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Pocahontas Glory Volume 7

Pocahontas Glory Volume 7

21.00

N&W Steam 1956-1958

o Cincinnati, Portsmouth in 1956-1958

o 2-6-6-4 A Class Breakdown!

o Rainy Day at Bonsack, VA in 1956 with Live Sound including A's, Y's Turbine Jawn Henry + J's & K2's!

o Pigeon Creek Shifter Chase with Y 6a 2136 in November, 1958!

All scenes with real N&W audio, much of it recorded when filmed!

Locomotive classes include:-

J Class 4-8-4's, K1 and K2 Class 4-8-2's,

A Class 2-6-6-4's, Y Class 2-8-8-2's,

Z Class 2-6-6-2's and S1a Class 0-8-0's.

by Herron Rail Video 78 minutes + Previews o Colour o Narration
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

22.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

22.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

21.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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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: 50.00

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

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.


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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