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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada


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.

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100 Greatest Train Movies

100 Greatest Train Movies


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!
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The Book Cliffs rise above the desert floor of eastern Utah stretching 200 miles between the Wasatch Mountains and Colorado's De Beque Canyon. The towering rock faces set the backdrop for the former Denver and Rio Grande Western's Desert Mainline, known today as Union Pacific's Green River Sub.

Running between Grand Junction, Colorado and Helper, Utah, this lesser known route is often overlooked by railfans, yet it offers great railroading action through some of the most incredible scenery you'll find anywhere!

Join 7idea Productions as we take you on an amazing journey through a land few get to see. Hike into Ruby Canyon and catch Amtrak's California Zephyr rolling beneath giant sandstone cliffs. Watch heavy coal trains climbing the grade at Thompson Cut. The scenic highlight of the trip is our tour of the thirty-seven mile Cane Creek Branch near Moab, Utah between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The ageless setting of the American West overshadows any train that runs through here.

Union Pacific, BNSF, Amtrak, and even the Utah Railway make an appearance as we uncover one of the best kept secret railfan locations in the west! Join us as we travel Across the Utah Desert on Union Pacific's Green River Sub.

1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration.
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume 3

SD40-2 Survivors Volume 3


In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. 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. Trains featured in this program all have SD40-2's leading in all kinds of service from the years 2013-2017.

Volume 3 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific, Canadian National and CSX trains in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota and Indiana. In 2016, CP eliminated nearly all of their SD40-2's from their roster. C. Vision was in the right place at the right time to capture 3 of the remaining 40-2's pulling CP trains in Minnesota. Do you love that MRL blue? Montana Rail Link 40-2's made their way east leading BNSF trains and we were there to record those on the Wayzata Sub! Run through power from RCP&E, DM&E and IC&E are captured on CP trains in the Chicago area. Aside from the Class One's, you will also enjoy the sights and sounds of a few short lines and regionals including "Dakota and Iowa", "Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern" and "Indiana Railroad".

The SD40-2 will always be remembered for its reliability! Its prime mover and large platforms gave this engine a signature sound and look. You can always keep the memories of this locomotive forever in SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 3!

Running Time 2 hours, Narration on/off feature

By CVision Ref D513 DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 ONLY UNTIL 3rd November 2017
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The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern


Locomotives of the former Great Eastern Railway at work in Eastern England.

Track One Lineside recordings on the Haverhill - Long Melford Line.

A Journey with a J.15. to Bury-St-Edmunds.

Track Two At Ely Station.

Track Three A journey with a Claud from Newmarket to Kennett.

Track Four At Brundall station and a B.I2. on the Southend line.

Track Five A journey with a Claud from Cantley to Yarmouth.

Track Six At Cambridge Station

Track Seven At South Lynn station.

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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. Ref D480
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This all-new DVD is a wonderful companion to the 100-page collectors issue, Big Steam is Back. The 90-minute video covers the early years of steam preservation through today's biggest restorations!

See how your favorite big steam locomotives are rebuilt and run - from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern Railway 4501, to the big steam story of 2016: the return of Union Pacific 844. This must-see DVD includes dozens of steam locomotives from coast to coast.

What's Included:

UP's Living Legend No. 844 The last of the steam locomotives built for UP. Delivered in 1944 it pulled well known trains such as the Overland Limited, LA Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

The engine is widely known among railroad enthusiasts for its excursion runs over UP's Sherman Hill.

Big Boy 4014's story takes you to Cheyenne WY for a look at the restoration project of the century.

Follow the story of Sothern Pacific 484 No. 3751 back to the Sante Fe rails in southern CA.

Legendary Sante Fe 484 No. 2926 nears completion in New Mexico as the restoration grinds through its 17th year.

Running the Southern Pacific 4449 for crowds from coast to coast

Michigan's hardworking Berkshire. Decades after regular service, Pere Marquette No. 1225 is still reeling off the miles.

Milwaukee Road 484 No. 261 is marking 26 years of premium service to customers harkening back to the golden years of passenger trains.

Bringing the Southern Railway 282 No. 4501 back to life

Norfolk & Western 611. The best 484 ever built.

Taming the Beast of the East. Why choose the C & O 2662 no. 1309?

90 minutes, By TRAINS

Regular Price £25 NEW RELEASE OFFER £24 UNTIL 8th September 2017
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How to Model Today's Railroads

How to Model Today's Railroads


Model modern railroads in any scale!

How to Model Today's Railroads is an 84-page special issue from Model Railroader magazine. It is the only publication on the market that focuses on modeling modern railroads in any scale. Modelers will find expert advice from some of the magazine's best authors such as Pelle Søeborg, Lance Mindheim, Eric Brooman, Matt Snell, and Cody Grivno, covering topics including:

Modern-themed layouts.

Detailing and modifying modern locomotives.

Today's freight cars.

Modeling modern industries.

Present-day passenger service modeling.

Scenery, structures, and roads.
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Trains Across America 2018 Calendar

Trains Across America 2018 Calendar


This beautiful photographed calendar showcases a variety of hard-working trains, including Class I, shortline, and passenger units, in breathtaking scenes across the country. The calendar includes a bonus feature that highlights 75 must-see train sites.

* South Central Florida Express by Scott Hartley * Canadian Pacific by Mathew Hicks * Norfolk Southern by Clint Renegar * Florida East Coast by Tom Danneman * Norfolk & Western No. 611 by Kevin Burkholder * Union Pacific by Chris Guss * Iowa Pacific by Robert J. Della-Pietra * BNSF by David Lustig * Norfolk Southern by Chase Gunnoe * Union Pacific by Drew Halverson * CSX by Samual Phillips * BNSF by Kit Courter

Size: 13 x 10.5
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The Locomotive 2017 100-page annual issue takes a comprehensive look at the most powerful locomotives in North America with compelling stories and spectacular photography.

The Motive Power Review includes the latest news, trends, and developments in locomotive technology, as well as an exclusive listing of every new locomotive built and major rebuilds!

This all-new special issue is a wonderful companion to the Locomotive 2017 DVD above.

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Key System Scrapbook Part Two

Key System Scrapbook Part Two

Ref: E12

Price: 20.00

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

Key System Scrapbook Part 1

Key System Scrapbook Part 1

Ref: E11

Price: 20.00

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.


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.


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



Ref: E10

Price: 21.00

Visit The Fabulous electric railroads that once roamed the Great Salt Lake area. The lines featured are the Bamberger Railroad, The Utah Idaho Central, Salt Lake Garfield & Western, (Saltair), and the Salt Lake & Utah Railroad. Passenger and freight operation, with nostalgic scenes and lots of history, make this a 'must see' video.

The Bamberger and the Saltair both operated trains to amusement parks -- such as Lagoon Park and the Saltair Pavilion. We cover those topics as well as express LCL service. Ride the trains from Salt Lake City to Logan, Idaho and down to Preston, Utah and see a vanished way of living. Take a pleasant trip out on the Salt Lake by rail to the Saltair Pavilion. See streetcars in Salt Lake City with vintage city scenes that will 'take you back' to the WWII era. And don't forget to take the ride on a Bamberger high-speed Brill car.

The gigantic Kennecott Copper Corporation pit mine of Bingham Canyon is a feature with a fascinating vintage-look at one of Utah's major industries that has provided employment and prosperity. See the circa-1920 pit mine electric trains and the giant electric ore trains to the concentrators around Magna. The Kennecott Copper Corporation's operation in East Nevada is also covered as a comparison.

Our usual maps, accurate sound, graphics and historical information help tie all this wonderful vintage material together to form a nice look at the Salt Lake area from an electric railroader's perspective.

Features: * Bamberger Railroad * Salt Lake & Utah Railroad * Utah Idaho Central Railroad

* Salt Lake Garfield & Western * Kennecott's ore hauling lines


by Charles Smiley 90 mins * colour * narrated

Milwaukee Road Scrapbook

Milwaukee Road Scrapbook

Ref: E9

Price: 21.00

The DVD explains the Milwaukee's "Pacific Extension" line built around World War One. The extension connected the Midwestern based line to ports in the Pacific Northwest. The cost to do this hovered around 230 Million Dollars

The video reviews the history of the Pacific Extension's electrification by reviewing all the various locomotive types and the development of a network of substations to power the system's overhead wiring.

See some nice footage of the Butte Anaconda and Pacific Ry. which was a heavy electric rail project closely watched by the Milwaukee Road as they began their own electrification in the 19-teens era.

More electric action shows some Great Northern power that used AC propulsion to bring trains through the long Cascade Tunnel in the State of Washington.

The Milwaukee's extensive plan electrified 660-miles of mainline track. The engineering and innovation on the Milwaukee was often superb but never had sufficient traffic. The decades wore the Milwaukee down until the Pacific Extension was converted to all diesel operation by 1972 and eventually closed forever in 1977.

The Milwaukee used conventional power on many unelectrified branchlines out west. Both freight and passenger operations on the Pacific Extension are included. Spanning almost five decades of operation, some of the film was shot by actual Milwaukee Road employees 'on the job'.

By Charles Smiley Presents... 74 mins * colour * narrated

Electric Rails around the Bay

Electric Rails around the Bay

Ref: E8

Price: 20.00

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.

Pennsy's Racetrack

Pennsy's Racetrack

Ref: E6

Price: 20.00

The North East Corridor1940 - 1980

16mm Film by David J. Williams, III - Added film by Ted Gay,

John M. Prophet, Jim Herron, Alan Evans, Bill Warrick, Wendell Murphy

From its inception by the Pennsylvania Railroad to Amtrak ownership in the late 20th Century, the North East Corridor is one of the world's greatest electrified main lines! In this program you'll witness highlights of PRR, Penn Central, Conrail and Amtrak operations from the 1940's, '50's, '60's, '70's to the early 1980's as this world famous trackage went through transitions of ownership and rolling stock. The picture traces operations from the Washington, DC area to New York with action scenes at many locations in between. This is the North East Corridor at its best! - Also included is an historic overview of the line with footage from the 1920's and supporting passenger train operations at Alexandria, VA in 1940.

by Herron Rail 69 mins * Mainly Colour * Hifi Sound * Narrated

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