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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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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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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

16.50

It's nearly 14 years since the last COLORADO & UTAH edition. NEW REVISED Edition in two colours!

Since the last edition was published much has changed following the mergers of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe and the merger of Southern Pacific into Union Pacific. In addition to general updating, this new edition has been expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the interurban electric lines, light rail and principal logging railroads. Also shown are proposed extensions to the Denver and Salt Lake City light rail systems.

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

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West

15.95

(Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma)

PUBLICATION DATE 2002
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks

15.95

(Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri)

This fifteenth volume of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covers the states of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas including the nation's second and third busiest hubs, Kansas City and St. Louis.

PUBLICATION DATE 2004
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Penn Central Power In Color Vol. 3: 6000-7499

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

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

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Deschutes Daylight: SP 4449 Portland to Bend

Deschutes Daylight: SP 4449 Portland to Bend

23.00

Southern Pacific Daylight Number 4449 is one of the most beautiful and well known steam locomotives in America! Watching her traverse the Pacific Northwest with a colorful consist of vintage passenger cars is always a sight to behold.

7idea and Marcam Productions have teamed up to present a fascinating look at the SP 4449 traveling the BNSF mainline through the Columbia River Gorge and the Deschutes River Canyon. This action-packed program features highlights from steam excursions between Portland and Bend, Oregon from 2006, 2012 and 2017, plus trips to Wishram, Washington in 2011 celebrating 4449's 70th year!

Like a "greatest hits" collection, this carefully crafted program offers fantastic coverage of the route using the best scenes from each excursion. Sit back and enjoy a 500 mile round trip through some of the most scenic country in the western United States!

This program was jointly produced by Marcam Productions and 7idea Productions. Cover photos by Camron Settlemier.

1 Hour 22 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions & Marcam Productions
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Great Trains Freight

Great Trains Freight

12.00

The Lifeblood of American Railroading

The 124-page special issue, Great Trains Freight, revisits the classic age of railroading when freight trains carried America to unprecedented prosperity. Read about way freights, coal trains, and hotshots on the nation's great railroads, including the Santa Fe, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania, Illinois Central, and more.

By TRAINS
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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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Steam's Lost Empire

Steam's Lost Empire

11.00

Steam's Lost Empire takes you back to the classic era of railroading when steam locomotives ruled the rails. The 124-page special issue features classic articles from the archives of Trains magazine including riveting inside accounts from railfans and railroaders who worked the trains as well as dramatic black-and-white and color photographs. Featured Stories Include:

* - All-New: Ten Days in March

* - A Day in the Life of an Engineer

* - 90 Miles an Hour Aboard a 4-6-4

* - Camelback to Dunellen

- And Many More!

Experience the world of steam like never before - the grit, the power, and the beauty!
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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.

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

ELECTRIC RAILS OF UTAH

ELECTRIC RAILS OF UTAH

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

ALL VINTAGE!!!

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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