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Across ARIZONA

Across ARIZONA

£22.00

BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams

The American southwest of Arizona is home to monumental monoliths, grand canyons, petrified forests, and vividly painted deserts. It is here that you'll find one of the busiest mainline railroads in America!

Join 7idea Productions on a fantastic adventure across the Grand Canyon State on BNSF's Seligman and Gallup Subdivisions. In Part 1 of this two part series, we will travel the western half of the state beginning at Needles, California.

The double-track main line heads east through Topock and across the Mojave Desert to Kingman Canyon. The steady drumming of big GE diesels fills the air as the grade reaches 1.8%. We continue through Crozier Canyon, the double-track tunnel at Nelson, Seligman, and up the western slope of the Colorado Plateau to Williams, just south of the Grand Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically as the railroad gains over 6,000 feet in elevation.

Seeing over seventy trains per day, this is one of the most popular railfan destinations in the west! Join us as we travel "Across Arizona! BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams."

This program was shot in April and May of 2014.

1 hour 48 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.
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2 GEEPS TO PARADISE

2 GEEPS TO PARADISE

£14.00

Follow Montana Rail Link's Gas Job with an SD45 and SD40-2 over Evaro Hill and the 10th Sub and chase the Paradise Local down the 4th Sub with two geeps. In addition, we see BNSF overhead traffic, with coal trains, double stacks and manifests. Taped between Missoula and Lake Pend Orielle

Running time 1 hour 25 mins plus previews

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Features narration on/off. Dolby 2.0 audio.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)
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SOLDIER SUMMIT

SOLDIER SUMMIT

£22.00

The rugged majesty of the Colorado Rockies sets the backdrop for this historic route running west out of Denver. Between the west bore of the famed Moffat Tunnel and Glenwood Springs lies 130 miles of high mountain parks and deep colorful canyons.

After exiting the 6.2 mile long Moffat Tunnel, the grade lessens allowing trains to sprint through the Colorado high country. Loaded coal trains put on a fantastic show of raw horsepower verses gravity, with remote swing and rear-end helpers. We'll visit Gore and Little Gore Canyons, Byers Canyon, the spectacular Dotsero Cutoff, Glenwood Canyon and the Crater Loops on the Craig Branch.

This is one of the most scenic railroads in the west! Part of Union Pacific's Denver Area, this line sees mainly coal traffic out of western Colorado and eastern Utah. BNSF operates trains over the Moffat via trackage rights and Amtrak's California Zephyr runs each way daily between Chicago and the west coast. As trains follow the course of the Colorado River, one awe inspiring vista opens up after another. The Rio Grande called this "The Scenic Line of the World" and you will see why in The Moffat Road Part 2: Winter Park to Glenwood Springs!

by 7idea Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 2 hours 11 minutes

* Features narration on/off.
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Howard Fogg’s Trains

Howard Fogg’s Trains

£14.00

Howard Fogg paintings feature the power and majesty of the steel wheel on the steel rail.

14 × 22 inches, open
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Logging Combo

Logging Combo

£14.00

Two Disc Set Shay: Power Tour

Meet the Shay, the most popular steam locomotive on North America's rugged logging railroads.

Highly entertaining and informative. Discover the geared-locomotive design that "won the woods." Includes the famous Shay Races from Railfair Sacramento...at death-defying speeds of over 18 mph !!! (You had to be there to understand...or the next-best thing...Join us a SHAY: POWER TOUR.)

32 min. DVD in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound

The Age of Steam Logging

* A vintage forestry-museum orientation film from 1965 restored.

* Acquaints viewers with the life of the early 20th century logger.

* Features historic steam logging films and photographs.

* Includes a new prologue about the original production. 28 min.

SPV have put these two fantastic 1/2 hour programmes together to make an informative, fascinating set!

by Golden Rail Video Two Disc Set Total 60 mins * colour & b/w * narrated

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)
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Across ARIZONA

Across ARIZONA

£20.00

BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams

The American southwest of Arizona is home to monumental monoliths, grand canyons, petrified forests, and vividly painted deserts. It is here that you'll find one of the busiest mainline railroads in America!

Join 7idea Productions on a fantastic adventure across the Grand Canyon State on BNSF's Seligman and Gallup Subdivisions. In Part 1 of this two part series, we will travel the western half of the state beginning at Needles, California.

The double-track main line heads east through Topock and across the Mojave Desert to Kingman Canyon. The steady drumming of big GE diesels fills the air as the grade reaches 1.8%. We continue through Crozier Canyon, the double-track tunnel at Nelson, Seligman, and up the western slope of the Colorado Plateau to Williams, just south of the Grand Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically as the railroad gains over 6,000 feet in elevation.

Seeing over seventy trains per day, this is one of the most popular railfan destinations in the west! Join us as we travel "Across Arizona! BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams."

This program was shot in April and May of 2014.

1 hour 48 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off. Ref D477

DVD Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 31ST OCT. £20
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ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

£22.00

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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Trains Magazine 2015 Calendar

Trains Magazine 2015 Calendar

£14.00

See some of the most dynamic images that have ever appeared in the pages of Trains magazine! From coast to coast, these photos present a variety of trains in action across the country.
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Colorado Narrow Gauge

Colorado Narrow Gauge

£14.00

The trains that once traversed the Colorado narrow gauge rails from the 1800a into the mid-1900s.

14 × 22 inches, open
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Locomotive 2014

Locomotive 2014

£9.00

The Definitive Annual Guide to Locomotives

2014 Motive Power Review: Chris Guss examines the latest trends in motive power.

Streamliners at Spencer festival: ten pages on the largest-ever gathering of streamlined locomotives hosted by the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Backstage at Livingston: Tom Danneman goes behind the scenes, spending a day inside Montana Rail Link's Livingston locomotive shop.

Saving the PAs: The epic tale of rescuing two wrecked Delaware & Hudson PAs from a Mexican scrap yard and returning them to the United States for restoration.

Unsung heroes of the Northeast Corridor: Scott Hartley pays tribute to Amtrak's AEM7 electrics as they roll toward retirement.

And much more!;
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East to SPOKANE

East to SPOKANE

Ref: D479


Price: £20.00

BNSF's LAKESIDE SUB

Every day, thousands of steel wheels roll over hundreds of miles of welded rail in eastern Washington State, carrying raw materials and goods bound for distant destinations. BNSF's Northern Transcon passes golden fields of wheat, grass hay, and other crops found in the rolling hills between Pasco and Spokane. Stretching nearly 150 miles across The Evergreen State, the Lakeside Subdivision sees over 50 trains per day and traffic continues to increase.

Our tour begins at the busy hump yard in Pasco where rail cars from all over the nation are classified. Then we turn east, as trains roll past acres of rich farmland dotted with small towns and big grain elevators. Trains put on a great show climbing Providence Hill and rolling through Marshall Canyon in the snow. The Lakeside Sub sees unit coal, grain, and oil trains as well as mixed manifests and intermodal trains running between Portland, Oregon and Chicago. Amtrak's Empire Builder makes several appearances too.

If you like modern day mainline railroading, then come along with us as we travel "East to Spokane" on BNSF's Lakeside Sub!

2 hours 15 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.

DVD Regular Price £21 NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 2ND JAN 2015 - £20

Across ARIZONA:

Across ARIZONA:

Ref: D478


Price: £20.00

BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 2: Williams Junction to Lupton

In part 2 of this two-part series, we continue our trek across the Grand Canyon State. Beginning at Williams Junction we explore BNSF's Seligman Subdivision east through Flagstaff while a fast moving snowstorm blows over the Arizona Divide. The weather improves as we follow the Southern Transcon over Canyon Diablo Bridge and through the big sag into Winslow Yard.

The high mountain forests transition into open country accented by the vividly shaded badlands of the Painted Desert as trains head east over the Gallup Sub to the New Mexico border. We will visit locations such as Joseph City, Holbrook, Arntz, Adamana, and Coronado Junction, before reaching the state line beneath the beautiful rock cliffs at Lupton. Intermodal, manifest, grain, and coal trains ply the rails on this busy corridor.

Seeing over seventy trains per day, this is one of the most popular railfan destinations in the west! Join us as we travel "Across Arizona! BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 2: Williams Junction to Lupton."

This program was shot in April and May of 2014.

1 hour 29 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.

DVD Regular Price £21 NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 2ND JAN 2015 - £20

Across ARIZONA

Across ARIZONA

Ref: D477


Price: £20.00

BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams

The American southwest of Arizona is home to monumental monoliths, grand canyons, petrified forests, and vividly painted deserts. It is here that you'll find one of the busiest mainline railroads in America!

Join 7idea Productions on a fantastic adventure across the Grand Canyon State on BNSF's Seligman and Gallup Subdivisions. In Part 1 of this two part series, we will travel the western half of the state beginning at Needles, California.

The double-track main line heads east through Topock and across the Mojave Desert to Kingman Canyon. The steady drumming of big GE diesels fills the air as the grade reaches 1.8%. We continue through Crozier Canyon, the double-track tunnel at Nelson, Seligman, and up the western slope of the Colorado Plateau to Williams, just south of the Grand Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically as the railroad gains over 6,000 feet in elevation.

Seeing over seventy trains per day, this is one of the most popular railfan destinations in the west! Join us as we travel "Across Arizona! BNSF's Arizona Mainline Part 1: Needles to Williams."

This program was shot in April and May of 2014.

1 hour 48 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off. Ref D477

DVD Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 31ST OCT. £20

THE FUNNEL

THE FUNNEL

Ref: D476


Price: £20.00

BNSF RAILWAY'S SPOKANE SUBDIVISION

Since the days of the Burlington Northern, The Funnel has seen some of the heaviest rail traffic in the Northwest. Now part of the busy BNSF Northern Transcon, this 70 mile-long corridor between Spokane, Washington and Sandpoint, Idaho is still a railfan magnet.

7idea Productions paid several visits to this scenic line in different seasons. Our tour begins at Latah Junction where trains roll in and out of downtown Spokane. The tracks travel in a northeasterly direction into the Idaho panhandle before crossing the 5,000 foot Lake Pend Oreille Bridge and arriving at Sandpoint Junction. Unit grain trains, coal, intermodal, vehicle, manifests and the new Bakken oil trains all use this important route.

With over 50 trains per day on a line with several sections of single track, dispatchers and crews have to stay on their toes to keep things rolling. From clear summer days, to cold winter nights, this is great railroad action you don't want to miss!

Shot in stunning hi-definition between 2009 and 2013.

1 hour 59 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.

Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER £20 UNTIL 5th September 2014

OVER SHERMAN HILL

OVER SHERMAN HILL

Ref: D475


Price: £20.00

In Southeast Wyoming the Laramie Mountains mark the division between the Great Plains and the Rockies. Rising to over 9,500 feet above sea-level, the transition from prairie to mountains is subtle except for the Sherman Granite rock outcroppings which dominate the landscape. Three sets of steel rails twist and wind through this remarkable setting with a history dating back to the First Transcontinental Railroad. This is Union Pacific's legendary route over Sherman Hill.

Join 7idea Productions as we take you trackside from Cheyenne to Laramie. Known as the Laramie Sub, this busy portion of Union Pacific's Overland Route is witness to a nearly steady stream of rail traffic heading to destinations in both the eastern and western United States.

We will begin in historic Cheyenne Wyoming and head west as long, heavy trains snake their way over the highest point on the Transcontinental Railroad. You'll see trains passing through deep cuts, over high fills and rolling through the legendary Hermosa Tunnel. Witness monster manifests over 2 miles long tackling the grade. This is big time railroading in the Cowboy State as trains travel Over Sherman Hill on Union Pacific's Laramie Subdivision.

by 7IDEA PRODUCTIONS

1 hour 45 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.

Regular Price £21

NEW RELEASE OFFER £20 UNTIL 5th September 2014

BNSF Railway's KOOTENAI RIVER SUB

BNSF Railway's KOOTENAI RIVER SUB

Ref: D474


Price: £21.00

Come on an exciting journey through the rugged mountains of northern Idaho and northwestern Montana! BNSF's Kootenai River Subdivision is a busy section of the Northern Transcon running between Sandpoint Junction and Whitefish.

High priority Z trains race between Chicago and the west coast. Stack trains, grain, coal, oil, and mixed merchandise trains run back and forth across the beautiful countryside. This seldom visited line connects two well known railfan hot spots: The Funnel and Marias Pass. It follows the very scenic Kootenai River through the densely forested Cabinet Mountains, allowing trains to sprint along the water level course. Then it's a steady 1% climb through the Salish Range where the thunder of hard-working diesels echoes through the mountains.

The top of the grade is marked by the seven mile long Flathead Tunnel, the second longest in the United States. Modern diesel locomotives are everywhere including GE ES44C4's, GEOVS, Dash 9's, EMD SD70ACe's, SD70MAC's, even SD90/43AC's make an appearance on Union Pacific's nearby Spokane Sub. Great railroading action and fantastic scenery abound in BNSF Railway's Kootenai River Sub!

Shot in stunning hi-definition in the winter, summer and fall of 2013..

by 7idaea Productions

WIDESCREEN Edition.

Running time 2 hours 7 minutes

* Features narration on/off.

BLUE ISLAND

BLUE ISLAND

Ref: D473


Price: £21.00

Chicago's busy Blue Island crossing sees trains from CSX, UP, BNSF, CP, CN, IHB and Iowa Interstate, with Metra crossing ovehead in the background. The last manually operated crossing tower in the USA was in operation during our visit, but was recently (June 2013) closed and demolished. A bonus feature is never before released footage of Brighton Park and it's semaphores, shot in May, 2000.

by Highball Productions

WIDESCREEN Edition.

Running time 1 hour 14 minutes plus 20 minutes of bonus footage of Brighton Park and it's semaphores in May, 2000, plus previews.

BAYVIEW JUNCTION

BAYVIEW JUNCTION

Ref: D472


Price: £21.00

Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, VIA Rail Canada, GO Transit and Amtrak all use the busy Bayview Junction near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Three sub divisions, two CN and one CP come together at this Y junction.

by Highball Productions

WIDESCREEN Edition.

Running time 1 hour 10 minutes plus previews.

* Features narration on/off

Windermere Sub

Windermere Sub

Ref: D471


Price: £14.00

Big GE's on coal trains and a pair of SD40-2's on the wayfreight alongside the Columbia River, which runs through the Rocky Mountain Trench. This is CP's highly scenic Windermere Sub between Golden and Fort Steele, BC.

by Highball Productions * 1 hour plus previews Widescreen

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)

THE RATHOLE

THE RATHOLE

Ref: D470


Price: £14.00

Norfolk Southern's former CNO&TP line between Cincinnatti and Chattanooga was infamous in steam days for it's many tight tunnels. Called the Rathole, the line has been mostly daylighted, and recently much double track has been laid. we follow this busy scenic route from Danville, Kentuck to Oakdale, Tennessee, and take a look at Kings Mountain Cut, and the big cuts south of Tateville.

by Highball Productions 1 hour 58 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)

TRIPLE TRACK WINTER

TRIPLE TRACK WINTER

Ref: D469


Price: £14.00

The busiest piece of freight railroad in the world in the driving snow of winter storm Q and the perfect weather of the following days. Meets, side by sides and all the UP action the triple track between O'Fallons and Gibbon Junction is famous for.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 2 hours 8 minutes

* Features narration on/off.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)

ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

ACROSS the UTAH DESERT

Ref: D468


Price: £21.00

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.

2 GEEPS TO PARADISE

2 GEEPS TO PARADISE

Ref: D467


Price: £14.00

Follow Montana Rail Link's Gas Job with an SD45 and SD40-2 over Evaro Hill and the 10th Sub and chase the Paradise Local down the 4th Sub with two geeps. In addition, we see BNSF overhead traffic, with coal trains, double stacks and manifests. Taped between Missoula and Lake Pend Orielle

Running time 1 hour 25 mins plus previews

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Features narration on/off. Dolby 2.0 audio.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)

SOLDIER SUMMIT

SOLDIER SUMMIT

Ref: D466


Price: £21.00

The rugged majesty of the Colorado Rockies sets the backdrop for this historic route running west out of Denver. Between the west bore of the famed Moffat Tunnel and Glenwood Springs lies 130 miles of high mountain parks and deep colorful canyons.

After exiting the 6.2 mile long Moffat Tunnel, the grade lessens allowing trains to sprint through the Colorado high country. Loaded coal trains put on a fantastic show of raw horsepower verses gravity, with remote swing and rear-end helpers. We'll visit Gore and Little Gore Canyons, Byers Canyon, the spectacular Dotsero Cutoff, Glenwood Canyon and the Crater Loops on the Craig Branch.

This is one of the most scenic railroads in the west! Part of Union Pacific's Denver Area, this line sees mainly coal traffic out of western Colorado and eastern Utah. BNSF operates trains over the Moffat via trackage rights and Amtrak's California Zephyr runs each way daily between Chicago and the west coast. As trains follow the course of the Colorado River, one awe inspiring vista opens up after another. The Rio Grande called this "The Scenic Line of the World" and you will see why in The Moffat Road Part 2: Winter Park to Glenwood Springs!

by 7idea Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 2 hours 11 minutes

* Features narration on/off.

Regular Price £21

CASSANDRA

CASSANDRA

Ref: D465


Price: £14.00

Exciting action from the railfan park at Cassandra on NS's busy Pittsburgh line. This is manned helper country in both directions, and eastbounds are working hard up the grade. We also take a fascinating look at a MoW crew changing a rail in the middle of the action. then spend the day around Cresson, with 10 of NS's SD80MAC's making an appearance.

by Highball Productions

WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 1 hour 30 minutes plus previews

* Features narration on/off.

Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14 ONLY

DOLTON

DOLTON

Ref: D464


Price: £21.00

Dolton, Illinois is a major junction some 16 miles south of downtown Chicago. Two east-west double track main lines, IHB & CSX are crossed at grade by a double track north-south main line serving UP & CSX. Traffic can be heavy, often with two or more trains in view. NS's molten iron "bottle trains" use the junction. Power from NS, IHB, CN, BNSF, UP, CSX, lease units and Amtrak can be seen.

Running time 2 hours.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Minimal narration. Features narration on/off. Dolby 2.0 audio.

THE FUNNEL

THE FUNNEL

Ref: D463


Price: £14.00

BNSF's Spokane Sub between the spectacular trestle across Lake Pend Orielle to Napa Junction in Spokane. Sunrise and sunset shots at Lake Pend Orielle, the big cut at Granite and the summit at Athol, with paint schemes from warbonnet, Grinstein green through Heritage 1 and swoosh. Coal trains, autoracks, stacks and manifests, lots of action!

by Highball Productions

WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 1 hour plus previews ,* Features narration on/off.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 31st Oct. 2014)

THE MOFFAT ROAD Part 2

THE MOFFAT ROAD Part 2

Ref: D462


Price: £21.00

The rugged majesty of the Colorado Rockies sets the backdrop for this historic route running west out of Denver. Between the west bore of the famed Moffat Tunnel and Glenwood Springs lies 130 miles of high mountain parks and deep colorful canyons.

After exiting the 6.2 mile long Moffat Tunnel, the grade lessens allowing trains to sprint through the Colorado high country. Loaded coal trains put on a fantastic show of raw horsepower verses gravity, with remote swing and rear-end helpers. We'll visit Gore and Little Gore Canyons, Byers Canyon, the spectacular Dotsero Cutoff, Glenwood Canyon and the Crater Loops on the Craig Branch.

This is one of the most scenic railroads in the west! Part of Union Pacific's Denver Area, this line sees mainly coal traffic out of western Colorado and eastern Utah. BNSF operates trains over the Moffat via trackage rights and Amtrak's California Zephyr runs each way daily between Chicago and the west coast. As trains follow the course of the Colorado River, one awe inspiring vista opens up after another. The Rio Grande called this "The Scenic Line of the World" and you will see why in The Moffat Road Part 2: Winter Park to Glenwood Springs!

by 7idea Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 2 hours 16 minutes

* Features narration on/off.

THE MOFFAT ROAD Part 1

THE MOFFAT ROAD Part 1

Ref: D461


Price: £21.00

In Central Colorado where the Great Plains meet the Rockies, trains battle a short, stiff grade to the Continental Divide. Denver business man David Moffat spent his entire fortune building this engineering marvel. Although he never lived to see its success, this stretch of track was instrumental to the growth of Colorado and remains a busy main line today.

Part of Union Pacific's Denver Area, this former piece of Denver and Rio Grande Western track is known as the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will cover the east side between Denver and the Moffat Tunnel. Watch trains wrap around Big Ten Curve, climb through the rugged Tunnel District, and disappear under the Continental Divide through the famous 6.2 mile-long Moffat Tunnel. Cresting the Rockies at over 9,000 feet, this is the highest active mainline in North America.

Coal traffic is king on the Moffat Tunnel Sub, with loaded trains heading east to Denver and empties returning west. The steep mountain grades require additional locomotives in the middle and rear of eastbound coal trains, creating a fantastic show of horsepower. Besides coal, mixed manifests from both UP and BNSF plus Amtrak's California Zephyr make a daily appearance. There's nothing like mountain railroading in the Colorado Rockies! This program was shot between August and October, 2012.

by 7idea Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 1 hour 48 minutes

* Features narration on/off.
Click here for a wmv preview of this video!

Union Pacific's Arizona Main Line

Union Pacific's Arizona Main Line

Ref: D460


Price: £21.00

Union Pacific's busy former SP Sunset Route across Arizona. We start our look at this scenic route at Wilcox on the Lordsburg Sub, and end up at sunset at Mohawk on the Gila Sub. Lots of stack trains with dpu's, manifests and grain trains and several locals. Double tracking is in progress, but there are still some searchlight signals left. Mountain scenery, the desert, sunrises and sunsets.

WIDESCREEN Edition. by Highball Productions

Running time 1 hour 30 minutes plus previews.

Features narration on/off. Dolby 2.0 audio.


Columbia River Gorge Part 2

Columbia River Gorge Part 2

Ref: D459


Price: £21.00

BNSF Railway’s Fallbridge Sub

The westward flow of the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean scores the boundary between the states of Oregon and Washington. It cuts through the heart of the Cascade Range creating a natural passage through the mountains known as the Columbia River Gorge.

The river is busy with marine traffic for both business and pleasure. Both banks of the Columbia are lined with steel rails and the competition between the railroads is great. In part 1 of this two-part series, we covered Union Pacific’s Portland Subdivision in Oregon, heading east to Hinkle Yard. Now let’s return west along the BNSF and see the gorge from the Washington side of the river.

We will begin at BNSF’s hump yard at Pasco and head over 200 miles to Vancouver. You’ll see heavy Powder River Basin coal trains, hot Z trains, garbage trains, manifests, Amtrak’s Empire Builder, and a special visit from SP Daylight steam locomotive #4449. One breathtaking image opens after another as the photographic possibilities here are endless. Join us for Columbia River Gorge Part 2: BNSF Railway’s Fallbridge Subdivision.

This program was shot between June 2011 and June 2012.

by 7idea Productions 2 hours 10 minutes * colour * narration on/off
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Tehachapi...Union Pacific's Mojave Sub

Tehachapi...Union Pacific's Mojave Sub

Ref: D458


Price: £21.00

The Tehachapi Mountains create a natural barrier between California's fertile San Joaquin Valley and the arid Mojave Desert. That barrier was breached 140 years ago by Southern Pacific’s civil engineer William Hood. The result was an engineering marvel that is still impressive today.

Both BNSF and Union Pacific keep these rails polished with increasingly long and heavy trains. The Tehachapis have a reputation as a hard climb with a stiff 2.2% grade on both sides of the summit. Trains negotiate numerous curves, pass through several tunnels and wrap around the crown feature that has attracted railfans from all over the world: the Tehachapi Loop.

Our journey begins in Bakersfield as we travel timetable south through the mountains to Mojave. Stacks, manifests, hot intermodals, and heavy unit grain trains grind up grade to Summit Switch, then drop down into the desert. Night and day, the pass resounds with the steady drum of prime movers, the squeal of wheel flanges, and the whine of heavy dynamics.

Join us on an exciting adventure through Southern California's back country as 7idea Productions presents: Tehachapi...Union Pacific's Mojave Sub. This program was shot between April, 2011 and March, 2012.

by 7idea Productions 2 hours 25 minutes * colour * May be viewed with or without narration.
Click here for a wmv preview of this video!

Hot Spots - Logan Hill

Hot Spots - Logan Hill

Ref: D457


Price: £21.00

Spend the day, from sunrise to sunset, on the overpass at the summit of busy, 4 track Logan Hill on BNSF's Orin Sub in the Powder River coal basin. More than 400 million tons of coal are produced every year, and more than 100 trains a day are needed to cope with demand. Multi train meets are common on Logan Hill, and loaded trains are working hard up the grade to the summit.

by Highball Productions

135 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off

Cajon Pass

Cajon Pass

Ref: D456


Price: £14.00

One of North America's iconic train watching locations, California's Cajon Pass takes the trains of BNSF & UP through the San Bernadino Mountains. You'll see trains at Keenbrook, Blue Cut, Cajon, Sullivans Curve, Mormon Rocks, Steins Hill, Alray, Hill 57 and the summit, working hard up the grade, or in dynamics down grade.

by Highball Productions 2 hours * colour * narration * Features narration on/off

Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14 ONLY

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Ref: D455


Price: £21.00

Part 1: Union Pacific’s Portland Sub

The mighty Columbia River carves its way through the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest as it fashions much of the boundary between Oregon and Washington State. The Columbia River Gorge is rich in scenery from snow capped mountains to magnificent waterfalls. This is the backdrop for Union Pacific’s Portland Subdivision between Portland, Oregon and Hinkle Yard. Many manifest trains make their way to and from UP’s classification yard at Hinkle while expedited intermodal trains race between western ports in Portland, Tacoma and Seattle to major intermodal hubs in and around Chicago. With a gentle grade and many high-speed curves, this water-level route through the Cascade Mountains is ideal for long, heavy trains. Add the breath-taking scenery found along the gorge and you have the perfect recipe for great train watching. See UP's mighty SD90 MACs pounding the rails with 130 car potash trains! ES45AC's on the point of long double-stack trains! Vintage geeps in local service and much more, all in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Gorge! This program was shot between June, 2011 and February, 2012.

by 7idea Productions 1 hour 58 minutes * colour * narration * Features narration on/off
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Point of Rocks Hot Spots

Point of Rocks Hot Spots

Ref: D454


Price: £21.00

CSX’s Metropolitan Sub to Washington and the Old Main Line to Baltimore diverge at Point of Rocks, Maryland. MARC commuter trains use the station, and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited passes through daily. CSX runs locals, manifests, coal trains, autoracks and intermodals. We also take a look at Harpers Ferry, with it’s big bridge over the confluence of the Shenandaoh and Potomac rivers.

by Highball Productions 100 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off


The Pokey - Elkhorn Grade

The Pokey - Elkhorn Grade

Ref: D453


Price: £21.00

Norfolk Southern’s Pocahontas District recently had clearances raised for double stacks as part of the Heartland Project. Elkhorn grade between Bluefield and Iaeger is the steepest part of the Pokey, giving even NS’s latest SD70ACe’s a workout with heavy coal trains as they wind through the valleys and through the small towns of West Virginia. This is helper country, with two to three units pushing heavy trains up the grades. by Highball Productions

105 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off


Coal Country - The Powder River

Coal Country - The Powder River

Ref: D452


Price: £21.00

BNSF & UP haul an amazing quantity of coal out of the Powder River coal basin on BNSF’s Orin Sub. We catch the trains of both roads from Orin Junction to Donkey Creek Junction. The line has had a major upgrade since our last visit due to the sheer volume of traffic. You’ll enjoy side by side runby’s, overtaking and lots of meets.

by Highball Productions 2 hours 20 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off


Western Pacific the Last Decade D-113 Charles Smiley Presents

Western Pacific the Last Decade D-113 Charles Smiley Presents

Ref: D133


Price: £20.00

The Last Decade Relive the Western Pacific's 1970-1980 period with film from seven different sources. Additional film material from pre-WW11 and the sixties combined with archive photos and historical details round out this presentation.. The modest success of the Pearlman years and the last months of the California Zephyr are covered with plenty of great run-bys. Freight action includes the great scenery of Feather River Canyon along with the Nevada Desert. The WP yards in Oakland , Stockton and Sacramento give a look at the variety of equipment used. The street running in Oakland with big freight trains pulled by solid sets of F-units should bring back some great memories. More action with F-units, Geeps and U-boats in the Altamont Pass provide some great views of freight cars lettered for many of the railroads made extinct by mergers. See some great vintage action at the now defunct Stockton Tower where the WP, SP and Santa Fe all converge. We cover locals, switchers and some of the WP subsidiary lines plus action at Haggin crossing in Sacramento. This presentation is rounded out with epic film of the Western Pacific's Bicentennial painted GP-40 on the point of long freight trains. Featuring: Stockton San Jose "Turn" Oakland Streets Desert Running The Canyon Cal Zephyr Early Diesels U-boats ALCOs NOTE ? The DVD version has an extra 14 minutes of new Sacramento Northern material.

MRL Montana Mainline Part 2...Helena to Sandpoint

MRL Montana Mainline Part 2...Helena to Sandpoint

Ref: D451


Price: £21.00

In MRL Montana Mainline Part 2, we return to Helena in the dead of winter as trains prepare to do battle with Mullan Pass. A strong Canadian storm system slammed into the Rockies sending the mercury below zero while a quintet of MRL's EMD SD70ACe's put on a fantastic show shoving heavy trains to the summit. This is a mountain railroading at its best with 2.2% grades, numerous curves and high trestles.

Shot in January and July of 2011, you will see the MRL taking on Mullan Pass in all types of weather as it climbs to the continental divide at Blossburg via the famous Mullan Tunnel. The action doesn't stop there, as trains race west along the 3rd, 4th and 10th subdivisions through the fantastic scenery that is the hallmark of Montana. Catch trains as they follow the course of the Clark Fork River and scale high above the treetops on Evaro Hill. Our tour concludes as we head west through the Bitterroot Mountains along the banks of the Clark Fork to Sandpoint, Idaho where MRL joins BNSF's busy "Funnel."

A great variety of trains run over the line including coal, grain, mixed manifests and MRL's daily gas train. From perfect sunny skies, through thunderstorms and winter's arctic chill, this is a trip to MRL country you won't soon forget! Raw horsepower and beautiful scenery combine again for two great hours of entertainment. by 7idea Productions 2 Hours 4 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off * Widescreen


MRL Montana Mainline Part 1...JONES JCT. TO HELENA

MRL Montana Mainline Part 1...JONES JCT. TO HELENA

Ref: D450


Price: £21.00

In the American west, one place holds a special allure to those who have discovered its splendor...Montana. If you listen closely, you just might hear the pulse of a regional railroad that has been beating strongly for nearly a quarter of a century: The Montana Rail Link. Rolling on over 900 miles of former Northern Pacific track through Montana, Idaho and Washington State, the MRL passes through some of the most splendid scenery the NP had to offer. MRL serves as a bridge line for BNSF Railway between Laurel, Montana and Spokane, Washington. BNSF trains make up the majority of traffic seen here, although they are operated by MRL crews. In Part 1 of our two-part video series, we cover the First and Second Subdivisions between Jones Junction and Helena, Montana. The railroad follows the Yellowstone River west to Livingston, then up over Bozeman Pass, through Lombard Canyon and over Winston Hill before arriving at Helena. Thrill to the sight and sound of genuine 20 cylinder SD45’s shoving heavy unit trains over Bozeman Pass! Watch MRL and BNSF trains at several scenic locations in both summer and winter. Catch 125 car coal trains, grain trains, mixed manifests, locals and the special Boeing 373 train. The combination of great scenery and raw horsepower makes this an exciting video to see and hear!

This program was shot in January and July of 2011.

by 7idea Productions 1Hour 56 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off * Widescreen


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Sandpatch - The East Slope

Sandpatch - The East Slope

Ref: D449


Price: £21.00

CSX crests the Allegheny Mountains in Pensylvania at Sand Patch summit. We’ll explore the east slope from Cooks Mills to the summit in fall and in spring. Older power fights the unrelenting westbound grade, often with manned helpers. This is real mountain railroading!

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off


Donner Pass

Donner Pass

Ref: pdonner


Price: £18.00

Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing

Donner Pass – the name evokes daunting obstacles with good reason. Steep grades and seven months a year of winter weather put a railroad's resources to the test. Yet the need to transport goods over the Sierras produces a nonstop parade of trains over this famous line, and that was especially true in 1988 when Video Rails captured incredible Southern Pacific action over Donner Pass.


The Ultimate Cajon Subdivision

The Ultimate Cajon Subdivision

Ref: Pcajon


Price: £28.00

12 Hours on 4 Discs!

Over 500 Trains!

From the great San Bernardino Valley to the high desert community of Barstow lies one of the busiest and most scenic mainlines in the country. At just over 81 miles in length, the BNSF Cajon Sub is a powerful artery that plays an integral role in moving trains to and from Southern California. With its stiff climb over Cajon Pass, endless flow of traffic, and vistas of stark beauty, the Cajon Sub is a place of limitless photo opportunities for railroad photographers.


CSX Scrapbook

CSX Scrapbook

Ref: D448


Price: £21.00

This material was primarily shot in 1999 to 2001 with other scenes from 1991 to 1993. The various chapters bring portions of Ohio with the diamond crossings of Deshler ('Crossroads of the B&O') and Fostoria ('The Iron Triangle). The program then moves east to the Cumberland Subdivision from Point of Rocks west to Cumberland, MD and then more gripping action on the famous Sand Patch grade.

This is all color, digitally enhanced material, shot in many seasons. It brings you a lot of great action with helpers, long trains and road power from a colorful era on CSX. Some of the locomotive types have since been retired such as the C30-7s. Many maps have been made for this video to give the viewer a full presentation.

See the last days of the old Color-Position signals in many locations and the installation of the newer signals. This is a 1 hour and 42 minute video bringing lots of great railroading. An additional section has a preview of the 'Mountain Grades of the B&O' video.

by Charles Smiley Presents 1 hour 42 minutes * Colour * Narration

Coal Trains of the Powder River Basin

Coal Trains of the Powder River Basin

Ref: D447


Price: £21.00

The Powder River Basin lies between Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Thirteen active mines produce over 400 million tons of low-sulfur coal each year and it is up to the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific to transport it from the mines to customers throughout the United States and various ports for export.

Over 100 miles of coal hoppers roll through the Powder River Basin each day. The majority of traffic can be found along the Orin Subdivision between Donkey Creek Junction and Shawnee Junction, making this the highest tonnage mainline in the world. This joint line serves several Powder River Basin mines including the Caballo, Belle Ayr, Cordero Rojo mines, Coal Creek, Black Thunder mines, North Antelope Rochelle and the Antelope mines.

We begin at Donkey Creek Junction and follow the Orin Sub south to Shawnee Junction where joint trackage ends. Between those two points, a steady parade of long, heavy coal trains traverse the triple track main. Get ready for 117 miles of coal as 7idea Productions presents: 'Coal Trains of the Powder River Basin'

by 7idea Productions 1 hour 52 minutes WIDESCREEN FORMAT May be viewed with or without narration

Available end September 2011


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PAN AM/NS - The Patriot Corridor

PAN AM/NS - The Patriot Corridor

Ref: D446


Price: £21.00

The Patriot Corridor between Ayer, Massachusetts and Mechanicville, New York is Norfolk Southern’s access to the Boston market. Run as Pan Am Southern, the line was refurbished and developed jointly by NS and Guilford Transportation. We’ll see the daily pig trains, usually with NS power, coal trains with NS, BNSF, Providence & Worcester and UP power, and Pan Am trains with both the old orange and gray paint, and the new dark blue paint scheme.

by Highball Productions

105 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off.


Regional RR Cab Rides - The MRL & ACR

Regional RR Cab Rides - The MRL & ACR

Ref: D445


Price: £21.00

Cab rides on Montana Rail Link and the Arizona & California regional railroads.

Montana Rail Link carries BNSF trackage rights trains from the midwest to the Pacific northwest.You'll ride a westbound intermodal train from Helena, Montana to Garrison, then an eastbound manifest back to Helena. You'll then ride an Arizona & California RR manifest from Parker.Arizona to the BNSF interchange at Cadiz, California, on BNSF's transcontinental main line, and back to Parker.This is not a straight ahead view, you'll see and hear the crew, and views of the train from various locations on the power.

by Highball Productions 105 mins * colour * sound and narration from the crew


The Meridian Speedway

The Meridian Speedway

Ref: D444


Price: £21.00

Kansas City Southern, with Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern trackage rights trains on the recently upgraded Meridian Speedway between Shreveport, Louisiana and Meridian, Mississippi. KCS puts on a show with Geeps, AC44's, SD70MA's and SD70ACe's, some still in TFM paint and some new 'Retro-Belle' paint, and the Louisiana Southern makes an appearance with GP35R's.

by Highball Productions

105 mins * colour * narration * Features narration on/off.


CAJON PASS

CAJON PASS

Ref: D443


Price: £20.00

BNSF RAILWAY’S CAJON SUBDIVISION

7idea Productions traveled to Cajon Pass in April of 2011 to capture modern-day railroading at this spectacular place. We will begin in San Bernardino first thing in the morning and head east over the summit and through the Mojave Desert to Barstow.

Thrill to the sound of 10,000 foot-long stack trains grinding up the 2.2% grade and right into your living room! A great variety of trains are featured including mixed manifests, auto racks, coal and piggyback trains. We will visit famous locations such as Sullivan’s Curve, the Mormon Rocks, the daylighted tunnels at Alray and much more.

There is plenty of action on BNSF’s new triple track main plus UP trains on the former SP Palmdale Cutoff, making a total of four main lines over Cajon! The high density of trains, noteworthy scenery and numerous photo locations has made this THE destination for railfans from all over the world! You’ll see why in Cajon Pass...BNSF Railway’s Cajon Subdivision.

Two hours runtime WIDESCREEN FORMAT

Dolby Digital Audio May be viewed with or without narration

Regular Price £ 21.00 NEW RELEASE OFFER £20.00 until 2nd Sept 2011
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The Shasta Route

The Shasta Route

Ref: D442


Price: £21.00

Southern Pacific's legendary Shasta Division was an important and challenging portion of the I-5 Corridor carrying traffic between Los Angeles and Seattle. Today it remains a vital link to the Pacific Northwest for the Union Pacific.

In this program, we will cover nearly 170 miles of this amazing line between Redding, California and Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Many trains are identified by their symbols, so you will know where they came from and where they're going. You'll see trains work their way up the Sacramento River Canyon to Dunsmuir, climb out of a box canyon with grades that reach 2.2%, reach the highest point on the Cascade Route at Grass Lake, and sprint through the high desert into Oregon. Interesting locations covered in this DVD include the Redding Trestle, Pitt River Bridge, the famous Cantara Loop, Dry Canyon Viaduct, Dorris Tunnel and more! You'll even see the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, Union Pacific's Challenger #3985 making a rare appearance in the Pacific Northwest!

by 7idea Productions * 118 Mins * colour * narration


Kingman Canyon

Kingman Canyon

Ref: D441


Price: £21.00

Hot Spots

A constant parade of high tech power, mostly from GE in one of the most scenic locations on BNSF’s Transcon, Kingman Canyon in Arizona. From meets in rare snow to winter sunsets, the action never stops, stack train after stack train. Some work windows see unusual movements on normally single direction lines. Taped in February, 2011.

by Highball Productions

2 hours 25 mins * colour *


The Spreader Snow Plow

The Spreader Snow Plow

Ref: D440


Price: £21.00

New Mega Machines of the Sierra

12 hours a day, 6+ days a week for 3 months, Union Pacific and a team of skilled contractors made history by rebuilding two Jordan Spreaders, the SPMW 4031 and 4032.

Today, Spreader Snow Plows are the workhorse and backbone for keeping the rails clear of snow and ice during Winter months for the new high-priority double stack trains crossing Donner Pass.

Since originally built in the 1960's, the Jordan Spreaders have basically been unchanged. In September 2009, the team undertook the monumental task of completely rebuilding the MEGA machines - before Winter sets in.

Like a reality tv show, witness the drama and difficulties incurred along the way. The 4031 and 4032 were completed and deployed on the first day of the "storm of the decade" in 2010. In the end, the dedicated crew may have prevailed, but would it plow snow?

by BA Productions 1 hour 20 mins * colour * narration


At the Throttle Cab Ride 6

At the Throttle Cab Ride 6

Ref: CAB6


Price: £22.00

A Railroader's Perspective

Welcome to Volume 6 of our exciting At the Throttle Cab Ride series! In this program, we’ll show you a railroader’s perspective and a whole lot more as we once again take to the rails in Southern California. Not only is this production the longest of our At the Throttle shows, it’s the most varied. This time, our cameras have been placed on top of, in front of, inside, behind, and even underneath many BNSF consists. With each scene lasting only a few minutes, you’ll be constantly entertained by new and interesting vantage points and locales.

Starting off on the San Bernardino Subdivision, we move to Barstow, Cajon, Hobart Yard, Santa Ana Canyon, the Harbor Sub, the Alameda Corridor, and many other busy areas. The really unique aspect of this coverage comes from the way you’ll see the tracks, the trucks and axles, and surrounding terrain as the trains go about their duties. Some of the camera placements include roof mount on the lead and rear engines; on the knuckle; underneath, inside, and on top of the steps; on the cars; inside the cabs; and even between the rails as the train rolls overhead. This gives you a chance to experience railroading in a way no other program can provide. It’s an exciting way to live life on the rails close up and personal. Join us for a rare adventure in At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 6 - A Railroader’s Perspective!

* Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.

by Pentrex * 164 Mins * colour * narration

Northeast Rails Remembered II

Northeast Rails Remembered II

Ref: D438


Price: £20.00

Revisit the early 1990s on the last years of the D&H and the ushering in of CP Rail to new territory in the US. This was a very colorful era in the Northeast and dramatic changes were still in effect from ripples of the bankruptcy of the old Penn Central days. We cover the history of the D&H and its sad demise. Don't miss the parade of older and borrowed power that came from all over North America.

This was also a time when CP Rail was consolidating its extensive US-based rail lines. We bring you power from the D&H, Soo Lines and from lines such as CSX, NS, Conrail, leasing companies and others.

This material was shot over an extensive period of time, in different seasons and numerous locals. This new video is the perfect companion to the first Northeast Rails DVD that covered the success of the Conrail in the late 1980s.

Revel in wonderful scenery, colorful power, "Fallen-Flags" and graffiti-free trains in a by-gone era that will never come back again. by Charles Smiley 1 hour 33 mins * colour * narration

Northeast Rails Remembered

Northeast Rails Remembered

Ref: D422


Price: £20.00

Brought back from 1988 and 1989 is the Conrail story with material never before released.

Conrail's former Reading line, Allentown, Reading and numerous scenic places through many small towns and splendid countryside. The scenic Southern Tier on the former Erie mainline brings lots of action with Conrail, NYS&W and Delaware & Hudson trains - and more!

See some scenes from the early 1970s with a struggling Penn Central and its collection of old and eclectic diesels.

Learn the Conrail story that saved the rail industry by merging many failed roads into a first-class operation.

Conrail was split up into parts of the NS and the CSX system in 1999. We bring it back to your screen!

See a great variety of diesel power and freight cars before the graffiti era. The 1988-era was at the point in time when Conrail had transformed itself into a successful railroad.

This material was shot over a two year period of time, in all seasons. It was shot by videographer, Tom Luckey in a professional video format. It has been digitized, image enhanced and edited to bring you a look at many things you miss, but can no longer see.

by Charles Smiley 100 mins * colour * narration

BOTH Northeast Rails Remebered Volumes

BOTH Northeast Rails Remebered Volumes

Ref: BOTHNE


Price: £38.00

BOTH D438 and D422

Mountain Grades of the B&O

Mountain Grades of the B&O

Ref: D437


Price: £20.00

This material was shot in 1983, 1989 and 1991 with a mix of video and color movie-film dating back to 1969. See a colorful mix of power and a style of railroading that is vanished forever. The Mountain Subdivision brings the last Western Maryland units in service. CSX fans will also see the early color schemes. Chessie fans will see lots of "tri-color" power. Additional color comes from several CSX liveries from the 1991-era.

The history of mergers of C&O, B&O, WM and Seaboard Lines up to the CSXT formation is reviewed. Early film presents B&O, C&O and L&N power plus vignettes of Western Maryland and the small WVN Railroads.

See lots of Seaboard and Family Lines power mixed with B&O, Chessie System and CSX colors in big power 'lash-ups' with helpers and meets.

The "Cranberry" grade of the Mountain Subdivision, and the Sand Patch grade of the Keystone Subdivision with its beautiful scenery, small towns and great trains are a special visual experience.

This is all color, digitally enhanced material, shot in many seasons by Tom Luckey. It brings you a lot of great action with helpers and heavy grades. Many maps have been made for this video to give the viewer a full presentation.

These are views back in time with the old Color-Position signals, towers and lots of great railroading that could only be found on the old B&O mountain grades!

by Charles Smiley 1 hour 33 mins * colour * narration

Diesel Previews

Diesel Previews

Ref: G11


Price: £15.00

Like our STEAM PREVIEWS this Diesel Preview gives you an idea of most of the diesel related shows that we have available. These are meant to give you a sample of the program so you can judge what the content is for yourself. In addition these preview videos are fun to watch, fast paced, and very inexpensive. They are a good way to see the feature program before you buy the full-length shows. Sample more than 33 titles including WW2 shows.

by Greg Scholl 35 mins * colour * narration

BNSF Railway's Oregon Trunk Subdivision

BNSF Railway's Oregon Trunk Subdivision

Ref: D436


Price: £21.00

BNSF Railway’s Oregon Trunk Subdivision stretches 220 miles between Wishram, Washington and Chemult, Oregon. This DVD will take you on a trip from Chemult to the Columbia River Gorge ending at Wishram Yard. Watch trains as they sprint through the pine forests of Central Oregon, roll through an ancient lava flow near Bend, cross high bridges and trestles at breath-taking locations like the famous Crooked River Bridge, and snake through the scenic Deschutes River Canyon. We will also see a few Union Pacific trains detouring off of the nearby Cascade line due to a massive mudslide. This program was taped between January and July, 2008.

by 7idea Productions 101 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen
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BNSF Railway's Gateway Sub...

BNSF Railway's Gateway Sub...

Ref: D435


Price: £21.00

Klamath Falls to the Famous Keddie Wye

BNSF Railway's Gateway Subdivision stretches 203 miles between Klamath Falls, Oregon and Keddie, California. This remote line traverses the semi-arid high country of extreme northern California meeting Union Pacific's route through the Feather River Canyon at the famous Keddie Wye. The southern Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada mountain ranges offer both scenic vistas and many challenges for railroaders who work here. Shot in beautiful Hi-Definition in all seasons, our cameras show trains pounding the diamond at Stronghold, enduring icy winter conditions at Lookout, climbing mountain grades of up to 2.2% near Almanor and nearly stalling while climbing out of the Feather River Canyon!

by 7idea Productions 1 hour 52 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen
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Canada’s Canyon

Canada’s Canyon

Ref: D434


Price: £21.00

CN & CP Along The Thompson & Fraser

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific in the magnificent scenery of Canada’s Canyon, along the Thompson and Fraser rivers of British Columbia. Follow the line from Hope to Kamloops Lake through the lush rainforest of the Lower Fraser to the arid canyons of the Thompson River. Directional running has trains of both roads on each other’s tracks. Big time action in splendid scenery!

by Highball Productions

120 mins * colour * narration On/Off * Widescreen

Marias Pass

Marias Pass

Ref: D433


Price: £21.00

BNSF Railway’s Hi-Line Subdivision

It’s mid October at Glacier National Park in Montana’s rugged Rocky Mountains. Fall splendor has faded from the quaking aspens. Stands of larch have begun their annual transformation from green to yellow before their needles fall. The wind-swept open country to the east has taken on shades of brown while evidence of recent snows highlights the mountain peaks. Somewhere below all of this the Middle Fork of the Flathead River meanders through this wild and scenic country on its way west. The icy water knows an easy way through this forbidding mountain range and so does a railroad, for this place is Marias Pass. Today’s BNSF Railway continues to use this historic route through the Rockies forged over 100 years ago by the “Empire Builder” James J. Hill. Beginning at Whitefish, BNSF’s Hi Line Sub heads east through tunnels, trestles, wooden snow sheds and over the Continental Divide where mountain forests meet the high plains. Witness heavy trains and big power rolling through Montana’s Big Sky Country. Enjoy bonus scenes of SP Daylight steam locomotive #4449 in Montana and Idaho.

by 7idea Productions 112 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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THE COLUMBIA RIVER

THE COLUMBIA RIVER

Ref: D432


Price: £15.00

Amtrak, BNSF & UP action on oppsite banks along the mighty Columbia River, which divides Washington and Oregon. This is rugged, highly scenic country, and both railroads put on great displays. BNSF is using some older power, including a number of warbonnets, while UP is using mostly newer power. Big time railroading in big time scenery. Dolby 2.0 audio.

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

Regular Price £ 21 Christmas Offer £15 only

RAILS AROUND SAINT LOUIS

RAILS AROUND SAINT LOUIS

Ref: D431


Price: £14.00

Saint Louis hosts a wide variety of railroads, Alton & Southern, Amtrak, BNSF, CSX, KCS, Manufactures Railway, NS, TRRA and UP. See the action on the huge MacArthur Bridge, Merchants Bridge, Gateway Yard, Lecledes Landing, Granite City, Grand Boulevard, the Amtrak Station, Valley Junction, Bremen Interlocking and Kirkwood. Gritty, urban railroading! Dolby 2.0 audio. Narration on/off.

by Highball Productions 2 hrs 10 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

DVD Regular Price £21

RE-RELEASE OFFER £14

Donner Pass...

Donner Pass...

Ref: D430


Price: £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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Into The Feather River Canyon

Into The Feather River Canyon

Ref: D429


Price: £21.00

Travel to the legendary Feather River Canyon and see this historic line between Oroville and Portola, California. This DVD will show you many highlights of the canyon including: the famous bridges at Pulga, Clio Trestle, Serpentine Canyon, Williams Loop (where trains loop over themselves), and the famous Keddie Wye. Catch the legendary "Broncos" escorting trains through the rain, when the risk of rock slides and washouts is high. You will see the Quincy Railroad in action and take a ride on their EMD SW7 switcher up and down the 4% grade which connects a local Sierra Pacific sawmill with the UP. At Portola, we spend some time at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum where the WP lives. You will even witness the UP 844 steam locomotive making a special appearance as the UP celebrates 100 years of railroading in the Feather River Canyon!

Special DVD features include a chapter menu and the ability to view the program with or without narration.

by 7idea Productions 110 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

Stevens Pass...BNSF Railway's Scenic Subdivision

Ref: D428


Price: £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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The Blue Mountains...Union Pacific's La Grande and Huntington Subdivisions

The Blue Mountains...Union Pacific's La Grande and Huntington Subdivisions

Ref: D427


Price: £21.00

7idea Productions traveled to Oregon's Blue Mountains in January and April, 2010 to capture today's Union Pacific operations over this spectacular route.

For more than a century, the Blue Mountains of Oregon have echoed with the sounds of hard-working trains laboring up and down steep grades and squealing through numerous curves. Even with today's powerful, high-tech locomotives, railroaders still face a daunting challenge of running long and heavy trains through a range of mountains with three different summits. This DVD takes you on a 204 mile journey through "The Blues" starting at the Hinkle hump yard and heading toward the Idaho border just east of Huntington. Heavy trains and heavy grades means BIG POWER! Thrill to the sound of 16,000 ton soda ash trains tackling 2% grades with mid and rear DPUs! Watch long stack trains race by at nearly 70 miles per hour! Enjoy winter scenes around Meacham and Kamela where trains seem to appear right out of the ground as they crest the summit and immediately plunge down the other side. The magnificent scenery of northeast Oregon's Blue Mountains coupled with a good mix of long, high-tonnage trains makes this an amazing program to see and hear!

by 7idea Productions 117 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen
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ACTION SP

ACTION SP

Ref: D426


Price: £21.00

Southern Pacific just before and just after the merger with Union Pacific. You'll see AC44's, C-40-8W's, SD45's. SD70M's, GP60's and B40-8W's in action at Tehachapi, including the oil cans, on Beaumont Hill, with helpers, Soldier Sunimit, the old Western Pacific, the Little Rock Sub and the Sunset Route. Lots of action from an old, rapidly disappearing favorite. Running lime 1 hour 45 minutes.

by Highball Productions 105 mins * colour * narration on/off

Prairie Coal - BNSF's Jamestown Sub

Prairie Coal - BNSF's Jamestown Sub

Ref: D425


Price: £21.00

We continue our journey east across BNSF's North Dakota former Northern Pacific main line in to the prairies of the Jamestown Sub. Traffic is mostly coal loads and empties to and from the Powder River coal basin, led by SD70M's, SD70ACe's and new GEVO'S.

This is a great DVD, following on from the very popular "Badlands Coal" released earlier this year.

by Highball Productions 90 mins * colour * narration on/off

Badlands Coal - BNSF's Dickinson Sub

Badlands Coal - BNSF's Dickinson Sub

Ref: D413


Price: £15.00

BNSF's Dickinson Sub runs from Glendaive, Montana to Dickinson,North Dakota on the old Northern Pacific main line.Traffic is mostly unit coal trains to and from the Powder River coal basin, led by SD70MAC's, SD70ACe's and GE's new ES44'. Some older power can be seen, including a couple of warbonnets.The line runs through the North Dakota Badlands, which provide interesting backgrounds for the hard working trains.

by Highball Productions 90 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen

Was £21 Special Offer £15

BUY BOTH PRAIRIE COAL AND BADLANDS COAL

BUY BOTH PRAIRIE COAL AND BADLANDS COAL

Ref: D425ANDD413


Price: £35.00

SPECIAL PRICE

PREVIEWS 2

PREVIEWS 2

Ref: D424


Price: £14.00

Previews from the following widescreen programs. Florida East Coast, Winter on the Arizona Divide, KCS over Rich Mountain, A Rocky Mountain Winter, Hot Spots 23, Hot Spots 25, NS over Christiansburg Mountain, High Plains Hot Shots, Montana Rail Link 2007, Highball over Triple Track Cajon, NS Middle Division, Along the New River, Calcutta's Colorful Trains, Queensland Coal, Vienna's Colorful Trains, Mojave Magic 2, CSX across Ohio, Mississippi River main Line, East to Green River, Hot Spots 24, Hot Spots 19, Hot Spots 16, Hot Spots 18, Hot Spots 17, Hot Spots 20, Hot Spots 21, Hot Spots 22, Rails around the Metroplex.

by Highball Productions 2 Hours 23 Mins * colour * no narration * Widescreen

4449 Adventures on the Montana Rail Link

4449 Adventures on the Montana Rail Link

Ref: D423


Price: £21.00

In October 2004 Southern Pacific 4-8-4 #4449 powered a passenger train over the Montana Rail Link from Sandpoint, Idaho to Billings, Montana and return, Machines of Iron was on hand to bring you this spectacular Event.

Included is contemporary Montana Rail Link action on Mullan Pass where EMD was testing SD70-ACE units on the heavy grades of the pass.

Enjoy steam and diesel powered trains in scenic vistas along the Clark Fork River on Bozeman and Mulan Pass and in the Yellowstone Valley.

by Machines of Iron 60 mins * colour * narration

Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s Combo

Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s Combo

Ref: D421


Price: £18.00

Featuring 2 Shows on 1 Disc!

Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s and Feather River Canyon E-9s

Sleek and stylish EMD E-8s and E-9s were the backbone of the Union Pacific Railroad's fleet throughout the 1950s and '60s. Their classic looks and efficient performance delighted riders up until 1971 when passenger service was discontinued. Twenty-two years later, with the restoration of E-9 locomotives 951, 949, and 963B, Union Pacific revived the image of its famous streamlined passenger trains. Pentrex takes you aboard this retro trainset for two of its most notable excursions. Included on this combo DVD are:

Union Pacific's Elegant E-9's.

When UP's elegantly restored A-B-A set of E-9s pulled its first excursion train from Denver to Laramie, Pentrex was there to cover the event in full. The locomotives look and sound great as they roar past our cameras, rolling over UP's Greeley Subdivision after their departure from Denver's Union Station. The throaty growl of the locomotives can be heard echoing through the hills as the E-9s pull the train up the grades of Sherman Hill. UP's Steve Lee explains the history of the engines and their recent reconstruction. You'll also go inside locomotive 951 to see the new cab control stand and V-16 prime mover. The era of luxurious train travel comes back to life with UP's elegant E-9s!

Feather River Canyon E-9's.

California's Feather River Canyon saw passenger train service once again when the Union Pacific ran excursions there in 1994. The Feather River Special, with 6 dome liners among its 15 passenger cars, was powered by UP's sleek A-B-A set of E-9s. Pentrex followed the train from Oroville to Portola on Saturday and Portola to Keddie Wye on Sunday. You'll witness the special at Williams Loop, Chandler Creek Bridge, Spanish Creek Trestle, and Keddie Wye. Also featured are the tunnels, the Highline, and the Portola Railroad Museum's restored Western Pacific F-unit. As a special treat, the camera takes you inside E-unit #951 for a cab ride from Portola to Keddie!

by Pentrex 120 mins * colour * narration

At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 5

At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 5

Ref: CAB5


Price: £22.00

The Surfline

At the Throttle Volume 5 takes you to Southern California's scenic Surfline, primarily in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, to enjoy images of railroading that few ever experience. With our camera mounted inside and outside the cabs of several different BNSF locomotives, you'll get to see the road not only from the engineer's perspective but from other interesting angles and placements as well.

For many miles, the Surfline skirts along the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, giving riders a spectacular view of California's coast. You'll start your journey on board a San Diego-bound freight and then will make several trips in both directions over scenic portions of the line. Among the familiar landmarks you'll pass are the San Clemente Pier, the Carlsbad trestles, San Onofre, Oceanside, Leucadia, Del Mar, the climb up Miramar Hill, and San Diego.

For the most part, our cameras are mounted at various positions on Dash 840 CW and C44-9W locomotives hauling BNSF freights, on the lead units and also on following units. These heavy, hard working engines take us past meets with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliners and North County Transit District's Coaster and Sprinter commuter trains. At the Throttle Volume 5 is not your traditional cab ride; it's a totally unique journey along one of the most scenic lines in America! by Pentrex 1 Hour 30 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration


At the Throttle Cab Ride Vol. 4 The Alameda Corridor

At the Throttle Cab Ride Vol. 4 The Alameda Corridor

Ref: CAB4


Price: £22.00

Hop on board! We've got a first class ticket for you to ride a BNSF doublestack train on the Alameda Corridor! From Hobart Yard in Los Angeles to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and back again, including Terminal Island and Pier 400, you're about to witness a line that few are privileged to see. So get ready. You're about to experience the Alameda Corridor!

The congestion generated by heavy BNSF and UP trains moving freight in and out of the ports led to construction of a 20-mile long consolidated route linking the railroads' container facilities near Los Angeles to the harbor area. The central feature of the Corridor is the Trench, a 33-foot deep, 50-foot wide, 10-mile long cut that carries trains below grade crossings. With an average close to 70 trains a day, the Corridor is a busy place, as you'll see on three separate outings.

Your first trip begins near Eastern Avenue on a cool, overcast October morning in 2007. After passing Hobart Tower, you enter the Trench at 25th Street, return to ground level 10 miles later in Compton, ending your trip at Delores Yard. Your second trip takes you from Watson Yard to Terminal Island where your consist will traverse a giant balloon track to keep your lead unit on the point before coupling to a waiting train. For the third trip, you'll depart from Pier 400 for the return trip back through the Trench. This time the camera is mounted on the second unit to give you a different perspective. The highlights of your trips include appearances by Pacific Harbor Line locomotives, a passing UP stack train in the corridor, and more. This is a railroading adventure like no other!

by Pentrex 2 Hours 16 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration.


At the Throttle Cab Ride Vol. 3 Train Meets

At the Throttle Cab Ride Vol. 3 Train Meets

Ref: CAB3


Price: £22.00

With our camera mounted on the lead engine of a BNSF train, we'll take to the rails to bring you a spectacular and unique perspective of railroading like no other! Volume 3 is dedicated to train meets, the exciting encounter of two opposing trains traveling on parallel tracks. You'll travel throughout Southern California to experience meets with freight, commuter, and passenger trains at a variety of locations, including the Alameda Corridor and the BNSF's San Bernardino and Cajon Subdivisions. This is no conventional cab ride. As you travel the rails, you'll view meets from many intriguing angles. Our camera is sometimes mounted at the wheel, on the coupler, at the front of the cab, even on top of the engine! These images were not only shot during daylight; there are many fascinating night scenes as well. You'll see meets with Union Pacific, KCS, BNSF trains and Amtrak's Southwest Chief and Pacific Surfliner, plus a drag race on the climb to Summit. There's a good mix of motive power to savor, such as AC 4400 CWs, Dash 944 CS, GEVOs, and Amtrak's P42 DCs. The main thrill, however, is the feeling of being right there, just above the rails, with the ground shaking and the wind whipping as another long train slips past you. Enjoy the adventure -- you're At the Throttle!

by Pentrex 1 Hour 30 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration


At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 2

At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 2

Ref: CAB2


Price: £22.00

The Cajon Subdivision - Devore to Barstow

Climb aboard as we take an exciting 70-mile trip over BNSF's Cajon Subdivision from Devore to Barstow. You'll have the best seat in the house! We've placed our camera at the very front of the lead unit on BNSF's hottest Z train. The four GE Dash 9 44CWs on our train provide 17,600 horsepower for the battle to the summit of Cajon Pass!

We'll depart Devore and then just east of Keenbrook we'll cross over onto the original line to Summit, which is preferred for most westbound traffic. It's shorter and steeper but our train has enough horsepower to conquer the 3 percent grade. Once past Summit, our train eases downgrade, clears the Upper Narrows and the scenic Lower Narrows, then makes good time streaking across the desert floor to Barstow. Along the way you'll meet westbound hotshots, spot third main track construction and signal installations, and get a totally unique perspective of the famous hotspots that make Cajon such a popular railfanning destination. Welcome aboard Volume 2 - you're "At the Throttle!"

by Pentrex 1 Hour 50 Minutes In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration


At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 1

At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 1

Ref: CAB1


Price: £22.00

The San Bernardino Subdivision - LA to San Bernardino

With the camera secured to the front of an eastbound stack train and the scenic landscapes of the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision stretching before you, you're "at the throttle" and about to experience a train ride like no other! In this show, you'll get a truly unique, railroader's perspective of the 65 miles between Hobart Yard in Los Angeles and the city of San Bernardino. This line supports Amtrak, Metrolink, and heavy BNSF freight action, and you'll see plenty of this as you ride the rails.

Beginning with an early departure on a beautiful spring day in 2008, you'll leave Hobart Yard, cautiously observing the 10-mile per hour speed limit until the entire train is on the mainline and the engineer can bring the heavy train up to speed. Running southeast past Pico Rivera, Los Nietos Junction, and La Mirada to Fullerton, you'll get to observe the routing procedures that support the Amtrak Pacific Surfliners, westbound freights, and Metrolink commuter trains that compete for track space. Moving east past the Fullerton Station, you'll slip past one of three remaining Santa Fe cantilever signals and head toward the horseshoe bend in Santa Ana Canyon. At West Riverside, UP joins the BNSF rails for the trip over Cajon Pass. By the time you reach the San Bernardino Station, enough daylight remains to give you a start onto the Cajon Sub to Devore. This has been no conventional cab ride; this has been an unobstructed view of the line that few people will ever experience! Welcome to Volume 1 of "At the Throttle!"


Jake's Railroad - The Copper Basin

Jake's Railroad - The Copper Basin

Ref: D420


Price: £21.00

Jake's Railroad is Arizona's Copper Basin, and "Jake" Jacobson is president and CEO. The Copper Basin's reason for being is to haul copper ore from the massive mine in Ray to the concentrator and smelter in Winkelman. Join us for a Hirail ride as Jake explains the railroad, then check out the trains on the railroad.

by Highball Productions

60 mins * colour * narration On/Off


Rails Around the Bay Area

Rails Around the Bay Area

Ref: D419


Price: £20.00

The San Francisco Bay area Is busy with trains! Pinole for Amtrak and UP alongside San Pablo Bay- Niles Junction for Amtrak, ACE, UP & BNSF, Jack London Square for street running Amtrak and BNSF, Franklin Canyon for BNSF Martinez for Amtrak and UP and Santa Clara for Cal Train, Amtrak, ACE and UP. Continuous action from around the Bay Area.

by Highball Productions 110 mins * colour * narration On/Off * Widescreen


Amtrak Across America Combo

Amtrak Across America Combo

Ref: D418


Price: £22.00

Featuring 2 Shows on 1 Disc!

* Amtrak Across America: 25th Anniversary

* Amtrak's X2000 Demonstration

From the early years when a rainbow mix of motive power and passenger cars pioneered its debut service, Amtrak has been a subject of avid interest to railfans. We celebrate the first twenty-five years of Amtrak history with two special documentaries. Included on this Combo DVD are:

Amtrak Across America; 25th Anniversary.

Climb aboard for a tribute to the first quarter century of America's national passenger train service. Amtrak's colorful history rolls across the screen, from the earliest years to the Genesis locomotives and high-speed corridors of the 1990s. Historic footage of passenger trains prior to Amtrak sets the stage. Then you'll see great views of Amtrak as it evolved. Highlights include the Southwest Chief, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Desert Wind, Sunset Limited, and other well known trains as they travel on the Northeast Corridor, the Hudson Division, Horse Shoe Curve, Chicago Hub, and other famous routes. Travel to scenic locations across the country to see Amtrak at its finest!

Amtrak's X2000 Demonstration.

Amtrak's search for new equipment to serve the Northeast Corridor allowed ABB-Traction to demonstrate its futuristic X2000 trainset. After initial testing, the X2000 began scheduled revenue service in February 1993, running from Washington, D.C. to New York City and occasionally on to New Haven and back. The sleek, high-speed train amazed everyone with its looks, speed, and ride. Pentrex takes you aboard the train to see how its radial self-steering trucks, car body tilt functions, and regenerative braking systems operate. A cab ride gives you an idea what it's like to zip down the corridor at 135 mph. Then we go trackside and airborne for shots of the train racing through the countryside. Join Pentrex for a ride on Amtrak's X2000 Demonstration!

by Pentrex 60 mins * colour * Narration


The Milwaukee Road In The Midwest Vol 2

The Milwaukee Road In The Midwest Vol 2

Ref: D417


Price: £21.00

The Milwaukee Road was a Class One railroad that operated until 1986. The Milwaukee had most of its presence in the Midwest with many branch lines and secondary routes. This classic railroad sported many different locomotives on its roster and played an important part in the Midwest economy. Photographer Fred Crissey captured several Midwestern Milwaukee Road lines in the 1970's, and in Volume 2 of The Milwaukee Road, C. Vision features Fred's films in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Enjoy the sites of trains on Milwaukee's main line from Montevideo, Minnesota to Hettinger, North Dakota along with the New England Line. Fred even captures Milwaukee Road's Bicentennial painted SD-40 dash two as it leads a train across northeastern South Dakota! Then we view several scenes of Milwaukee Road trains running via trackage rights on the ex-Northern Pacific's Skally Line from Superior, Wisconsin south toward the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Then several trains are seen around St. Paul and St. Croix Tower in Minnesota along with the branch to Stillwater, Minnesota and the main line along the Mississippi River! Also, trains encounter the tunnel at Tunnel City, Wisconsin. Finally, we view Milwaukee's Rapid City line from Mitchell to Murdo, South Dakota.

Great Milwaukee Road action is here for you to enjoy in "The Milwaukee Road, Volume 2."

by C. Vision Productions 76 mins * colour * Narration


The Milwaukee Road in the Midwest, Vol. 1

The Milwaukee Road in the Midwest, Vol. 1

Ref: D381


Price: £21.00

The Milwaukee Road was a Class One railroad that operated until 1986. The Milwaukee had most of its presence in the Midwest with many branch lines and secondary routes. This classic railroad sported many different locomotives on its roster and played an important part in the Midwest economy. Photographer Fred Crissey captured several Midwestern Milwaukee Road lines in the 1970's, and in Volume 1 of The Milwaukee Road, C. Vision features Fred's films in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

You will be amazed when you see 4 SW-1 locomotives pulling a local freight between Rushford and Austin, Minnesota. Also, GP-20's are in charge of a train between Marquette and Mason City, Iowa. Then we capture trains along the Mississippi River from Savanna, Illinois and northward in Iowa. It is on this line that "F" units were charge of freights! Fred also followed the Milwaukee Road from Kansas City, Missouri to Ottumwa, Iowa just after the Soo Line purchased the Milwaukee in 1986. Finally, you will enjoy the action on two Wisconsin Branch Lines from 1978. An SD-9 works the Mineral Point to Janesville train and SD-10 number 555 is in charge of the Sparta to Viroqua train.

Great Milwaukee Road action is here for you to enjoy in C. Vision Productions "The Milwaukee Road, Volume 1."

by CVision Productions 80 mins * colour * narrated


BOTH Milwaukke Road VOLS

BOTH Milwaukke Road VOLS

Ref: BOTHMIL


Price: £30.00

BOTH D417 and D381

A Tribute to the ICE (Iowa Chicago and Eastern)

A Tribute to the ICE (Iowa Chicago and Eastern)

Ref: D416


Price: £21.00

The Canadian Pacific purchased both the Dakota Minnesota and Eastern and sister railroad, Iowa Chicago and Eastern in October of 2007.

Ownership formally changed hands in 2009. Although the Iowa Chicago and Eastern had a short life, the railroad changed the face of the former Milwaukee Road lines in Illinois and Iowa. In this program, Marshall Beecher follows the IC&E's route from Chicago to Savanna, Illinois.

In our journey, witness the variety of traffic the IC&E ran on their Chicago Sub., their gateway to the windy city. The tour will begin on the rails of the Belt Railway of Chicago, the windy city terminus for most of IC&E's trains, and will cover their movements on Metra/CP's Elgin Sub. back to home rails west towards Savanna, Illinois. From heavy ethanol extras to small wayfreights, you will see many sequences of IC&E trains showcasing a variety of locomotive lashups, from solid sets of'blues' to mixed consists of CP Action Red and DM&E power, the sight of their all-EMD roster powering trains across the Land of Lincoln isa sight to be seen! Pre and post-CP takeover footage is featured, so don't miss one more look at a unique fallen flag in A Tribute to the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern, Volume 1: Illinois!

by C. Vision Productions 113 mins * colour * Narration


Tehachapi Cab Ride

Tehachapi Cab Ride

Ref: D415


Price: £14.00

Although it starts in a grey day in March, 1998, this is a fascinating ride from Bakersfield to Barstow over Tehachapi Pass. Eight units power the Z NBYWSP-9, BNSF's hottest train, with C40-8W #861 on the point. The view is straight ahead from Caliente to Mojave, but with many roving camera shots, especially around the famous loop. The conductor provides information on the line to a trainee. The video was taped by Roy Knighton, a transportation specialist, who has ridden and taped on the head end of a number of trains.

by Highball Productions 2 HOURS 17 mins * colour

Widescreen

Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14 ONLY


Highball Over Tehachapi 2

Highball Over Tehachapi 2

Ref: D414


Price: £21.00

Tehachapi Loop, one of the seven railroad wonders of the world, and a favorite railfan location, sees trains of the Union Pacific and BNSF Railway looping over themselves as they struggle to gain height in their crossing of California's rugged Tehachapi Mountains.

by Highball Productions 105 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen


Rails Around The Metroplex

Rails Around The Metroplex

Ref: D412


Price: £15.00

Trains around Fort Worth and Dallas. Locations include Tower 55, Tower 60, Saginaw, Dallas Union Station, the Trinity River Bridge and Irving. Railroads include UP, BNSF, TRE, DART, DFW&W, DGW and Amtrak. 4 railroads use gensets, and we see them all.

by Highball Productions 120 mins o colour o narration o Widescreen

Was £21 Christmas Special Offer £15

Canyon Sub - The Feather River Canyon

Canyon Sub - The Feather River Canyon

Ref: D411


Price: £15.00

UP & BNSF through the spectacular scenery of the Feather River Canyon between Oroville and Portola, California. Famous locations include Serpentine Canyon, Williams Loop, Pulga, James, the trestles at Keddie, Clio and Rock Creek, all in perfect weather.

by Highball Productions 90 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen

Regular Price £ 21 Christmas Offer £15 only

The Denali Star

The Denali Star

Ref: D410


Price: £20.00

An Alaskan Rail Adventure

Ride the Alaska Railway's premier passenger train, the Denali Star, from Anchorage to Fairbanks. On the way, you'll see the scenery from the train, the train in the scenery, the wildlife, flowers, Denali National Park, and as a bonus feature, take a ski-plane ride to the glaciers of magnificent Mount McKinley. A program the whole family will enjoy.

This is sure to be another popular DVD as it combines Highball's great photography of trains and an eye on the fantastic scenery and wildlife. It follows on from the very popular Rails to the Kenai - An Alaskan Rail Adventure.

by Highball Productions 76 minutes * colour * Features narration on/off


CAJON PASS CAB RIDE

CAJON PASS CAB RIDE

Ref: D409


Price: £21.00

Join us for a March, 1998 legal cab ride over California's Cajon Pass on board BNSF C44-9W #1018, on train ZLACMEM. The BN-ATSF merger is young, and most of the power seen is warbonnet or bluebonnet. The view is straight ahead with some roving camera shots, and you'll hear radio chatter and conversation in the cab. A student engineer is running the train, conversation includes advice on train handling.

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narration

HIGHBALL OVER TRIPLE TRACK CAJON

HIGHBALL OVER TRIPLE TRACK CAJON

Ref: D408


Price: £21.00

BNSF recently finished triple tracking Cajon Pass in California, one of the premier train watching locations in the world. We take a look at the new triple track Cajon, with favorite locations Keenbrook, Blue Cut, Sullivanís Curve, Mormon Rocks, "The Hill", Summit and Frost, as well as some new locations. We'll see the latest power from both BNSF and UP, and see a number of meets as well as trains grinding up the pass. Awesome!

by Highball Productions

115 mins * colour * narration * Widescreen

RAILS & THE MOTHER ROAD

RAILS & THE MOTHER ROAD

Ref: D407


Price: £21.00

- A Route 66 Rail Adventure

Well, this one's a bit different. Elrond Lawrence's book "Route 66 Railway" convinced me that I should go take a look and see what was left of Route 66's artifacts.

Disc 1 takes a look at California, from San Bernardino, over Cajon, through Victorville to Barstow, and across the Mojave to Needles and the bridge at Topok.

Disc 2 takes a look at Arizona, from Kingman Canyon to Flagstaff and on to Canyon Diablo, Winslow, Holbrook and the the NM border at Lupton. In addition to the trains, you'll see neon, abandoned gas stations, tourist traps and restored depots.

by Highball Productions 3 Hours 2 DVD Set * colour * narration * Widescreen


Workin' on the Santa Fe

Workin' on the Santa Fe

Ref: worksantafe


Price: £21.00

See zebra-striped switch engines and GP9s;

and blue & yellow F-units, GP9s, U-Boats, GP35s, SD45s, and F45s in this fantastic collection of Santa Fe training and promotional films from the 1950s and 1970s! You’ll also see a welded rail train, a track geometry car, repair shows, icing docks, and much, much more. Each of the six films included in this program is a vintage gem! Here’s what you’ll experience in Workin’ on the Santa Fe:

Team Effort. Track repairmen learn safe handling techniques for the many tools they’ll use, such as the spike maul, pick and sledge, claw bar, lining bar, rail fork, and others.

Count the Seconds. Yard workers learn what happens when safety isn’t uppermost in mind as they work around moving equipment!

The Continuing Challenge. Santa Fe mounted a camera underneath an empty car to find out why derailments occurred on high-speed trains in 1974, with shocking results!

Barstow: Nerve Center in the Desert. See the construction efforts that enabled Santa Fe to move 4,000 cars in and out of the new yard at Barstow every day.

Pay Day. This 1950s film shows what happens when loading, locking down, coupling, and taking up slack aren’t done right!

The Argentine Yard. A Design for Tomorrow. Santa Fe’s new systems process up to 3,100 cars a day, twice as many as before computerization.

Enjoy this nostalgic trip back in time as you explore one of the all-time favorite fallen flags. You’re Workin’ on the Santa Fe!

90 mins colour Narration

Regular price £21.00

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 17th July 2009 - £10

Workin' on the Union Pacific

Workin' on the Union Pacific

Ref: workUP


Price: £21.00

In 2001, Pentrex was proud to release six rare Union Pacific publicity and safety training films that had never before been presented to the general public. Now this classic collection is available to you on one DVD. Produced by the Union Pacific during the 1970s, these films bring you a nostalgic view into the day-to-day workings of a railroading icon. Included on this disc are:

The Trainmaster: Man on the Move. Travel throughout the UP system to experience the challenges faced by Trainmasters as they keep the railroad running smoothly.

Wired for Safety. This safety training film for railroad electricians includes glimpses of Centennial locomotive 6902 and E-unit 954.

Careful, Carman! Employees working on freight cars learn safe practices and procedures in this instructional film.

Rails on the Move. Follow the progress of a steel rail from its manufacture, through welding into strings, to installation in the field. Watch each machine perform its step in the rail-laying process. Ride on a welded rail train as it curves through the mountains on a Utah branch line.

Track Team. Produced to instruct track workers about safety procedures, this film covers the use of hand tools, power machinery, and motor cars.

Freight Car Pit Stop. Visit a mechanized car repair facility and learn how it functions to keep the freight car fleet on the road.

These vintage films take you back a generation yet they are as entertaining and informational today as they were 30 years ago! You’re Workin’ on the Union Pacific!

95 mins colour & b/w Narration

Regular price £21.00

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 17th July 2009 - £10

Hot Spots HERSHLEY

Hot Spots HERSHLEY

Ref: D406


Price: £21.00

Hershey is on Union Pacfic's quadruple track just east of O'Fallons, Nebraska and is the busiest piece of freight railroad in the world, with up to 140 trains a day in busy periods. With so many trains, meets are common, as are multiple trains and even side-by-sides. Amazing action!

by Highball Productions 105 minutes. * colour * Narration

Ref D406

Canadian Rails Vintage Scrapbook

Canadian Rails Vintage Scrapbook

Ref: D405


Price: £21.00

Visit Canada from 1939 to 1973 from New Brunswick to Vancouver Island. We bring lots of steam and the early diesels in both freight and passenger service. Many maps and special diagrams were specially prepared to highlight the features in this video. The film sources are numerous from many of the most famous rail fans that were active from the 1940s through the 1970s. See steam, electric and early diesel action from coast to coast!

In-cab and trackside action brings you great scenery and a nostalgic look of stations and even tracks that disappeared years ago.

CANADIAN PACIFIC CANADIAN NATIONAL DEUX MONTAGNES ELECTRICS QRL&P RAILWAY QUEBEC CENTRAL ESQUIMALT & NANAIMO LOGGING LINES PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN CP SHIPS

Lots of history and the best locations such as Banff, Lake Louise, Kicking Horse Pass Spiral Tunnels and Crowsnest Pass in the days of steam and diesel. Also, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Grand Trunk, Central Vermont, Soo Line logging lines and much more!

by Charles Smiley 1 hour 29 minutes. * colour * Narration

Regular Price £ 21.00

Norfolk Southern Over Christiansburg Mountain

Norfolk Southern Over Christiansburg Mountain

Ref: D404


Price: £21.00

Norfolk Southern's Christiansburg and Whitethorn Districts of the New River Division. A rare oportunity to see both eastbounds and westbounds on the normally eastbound Whitethorn District. Coal trains and manifests, and intermodals on the east end of the Christiansburg District.

by Highball Productions

90 mins * colour * Features narration on/off

Regular Price £ 21.00

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 29TH MAY £20.00

Canadian Pacific Along the Mighty Mississippi

Canadian Pacific Along the Mighty Mississippi

Ref: D403


Price: £20.00

Travel along with C. Vision Productions as we tour the Canadian Pacific's River Subdivision in eastern Minnesota. The River Sub is an ex-Milwaukee Road main line that travels along the western banks of the Mississippi River from St. Paul to La Crescent. This magnificent area is full of beauty and nature, which provides numerous photo opportunities.

The River Sub handles many different types of trains from the Canadian Pacific. Adding to the mix, I & M Rail Link trains operate over the River Sub via trackage rights on its St. Paul to Kansas City route. Amtrak's "Empire Builder" uses this line for its route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. Coal trains delivered to the C.P. by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe retain BNSF power adding to the mix. Plus, see Soo Line locomotives in charge of trains as they once were before Canadian Pacific purchased the Soo.

Bluffs, valleys, bald eagles, barges and trains...the River Sub has it all! Experience railroad action from a different landscape that the Midwest has to offer. All of this and more in "Canadian Pacific, Along the Mighty Mississippi"!

by C. Vision Productions 84 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 20.00


Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range, The Last Days

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range, The Last Days

Ref: D402


Price: £20.00

Join C. Vision Productions as we head to the Iron Range in Minnesota and visit the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range railroad. This classic ore hauling railroad operates with stunning maroon and gold locomotives that pass through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state!

Our cameras capture the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range in its final months before the rail line was bought out by the CN Railway in the spring of 2004. We follow movement on the Missabe Division from Duluth to the Minntac facility at Mt. Iron. You will also see T-Bird trains running from the Thunderbird North Mine in Eveleth to the recently reopened United Taconite Plant in Forbes. We then take you on a tour of the Iron Range Division from Iron Junction to Two Harbors.

DM&IR's rebuilt tunnel motor SD-40 dash 3's are accompanied by SD-38's and the Missabe's rebuilt SD-9 and SD-18 locomotives. You'll experience even more variety as you watch BNSF and CN "All-Rail" trains that traverse the DM&IR.

This DVD truly captures a time in history that can never be replaced. The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range railroad shines in this documentary as C. Vision Productions captures its movements in The Last Days.

by CVision Productions 100 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 20.00


Chicago & North Western

Chicago & North Western "The Cowboy Lines"

Ref: D401


Price: £19.00

Experience a part of history as you watch the Chicago & North Western operating on its west end lines before certain sections were abandoned and the Union Pacific Railroad took over. You will see historic footage of the Norfolk to Chadron line with the last train before its abandonment on Dec. 1, 1992. Other action includes coal trains in Wyoming and local runs to Crawford, Nebraska, and up the Colony Line to South Dakota.

by C. Vision Productions 85 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 19.00


Kansas City - The Bottoms

Kansas City - The Bottoms

Ref: D400


Price: £21.00

Kansas City is home to some of the most intense railroading anywhere, with upwards of 400 trains a day passing through. We take a look at the old industrial area of The Bottoms, with trains from BNSF, UP, NS & KCT, and spend time at BN Crossing, with trains on three levels and continuous action through the day. Awesome! No narration.

by Highball Productions 2 hours 37 minutes. * colour * No narration


Both Kansas City and BNSF's Marceline Sub

Both Kansas City and BNSF's Marceline Sub

Ref: KANSAS2


Price: £30.00

BOTH D400 and D211

High Plains Hotshots

High Plains Hotshots

Ref: D399


Price: £20.00

Union Pacific's Sidney Sub

The program starts showing double stack and grain trains grinding up Archer Hill, whilst we can see Cheyenne below in the distance. Multiple units are required to pull the heavy loads up the gradient and up the 'S' bends of the famous Archer Hill. The high plains rise from 2,500 feet to 6,000 feet through this semi arid region.

Sit back and watch Union Pacific hotshots, double stacks, grain trains, manifests and coal trains on the high plains of Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. The Sidney Sub, part of the Overland Route, runs from Cheyenne to North Platte and sees up to 50+ trains a day. Grain elevators decorate the landscape, and make an impressive background to the constant parade of trains.

by Highball Productions 105 mins plus previews * colour * Features narration on/off

Regular Price £ 20.00


Windy City Rails, Volume 5

Windy City Rails, Volume 5 "Dolton, Jct."

Ref: D398


Price: £15.00

Dolton Junction, a busy multi-diamond crossing located 20 miles from Downtown Chicago, was a place once synonymous with railroad greats like the Pennsylvania, Chicago and Western Indiana, Missouri Pacific, Louisville and Nashville and the Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal. Times have changed, mergers have occurred and some track arrangements have been made, but one constant remains at Dolton: the endless parade of trains by this still-manned IHB interlocking tower. The Pennsylvania 'Panhandle' Route, now mostly abandoned, has given way to 'hot bottle' moves of the Norfolk Southern on what little bit of this route still exists. Conrail's presence, which was commonly found on the tracks of the Indiana Harbor Belt have also given way to trains of the NS. Missouri Pacific's merger has made their rails now those of Class 1 giant Union Pacific, as they now run the route that was once MoPac/L&N (nee-Chicago and Eastern Illinois) and C&WI. L&N and B&OCT moves are now under the umbrella of CSX, and account for many moves seen on a variety of routes through the busy plant. The Indiana Harbor Belt, which has resisted the change that many other routes have had, was and still is a very busy line, mingling their own traffic with hosted moves from CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and even shortline Chicago, Ft. Wayne and Eastern. Dolton's close proximity to UP's Yard Center, CSX's Barr Yard and IHB's Blue Island Yard assists in making this place an outstanding hotspot. Throw in pooled and run-thru power from Santa Fe, BNSF, KCS, FerroMex, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and the Indiana Railroad's use of Montana Rail Link power and you will witness firsthand why this location is a railfan's paradise. While the look of railroading on the south side of Chicago has changed drastically over the years, the countless parade of trains pounding Dolton's diamonds certainly have not, join us in this look at Dolton Junction in C. Vision's Windy City Rails Volume 5! by C. Vision Productions 120 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 21.00 SPECIAL OFFER £15.00

ALL 5 Windy City Volumes

ALL 5 Windy City Volumes

Ref: WIN5


Price: £65.00


Iowa Chicago and Eastern, The

Iowa Chicago and Eastern, The "Coolest" Railroad on Earth

Ref: D397


Price: £21.00

The Iowa, Chicago & Eastern is a Midwest regional formed in 2002 from the I&M Rail Link. The railroad operates on mostly ex Milwaukee Road track in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. In this show, we'll highlight operations over the entire system. From the beauty of the Mississippi Valley, to the serenity of the Corn Belt, this video has it all.

In the summer of 2004 the IC&E re-activated most of the IMRL SD40's and, quite amazingly, SD9 #614. Other locomotives including former IMRL GP9's, SD45's, and of course ICE's SD40-2's and GP40-2's are seen in operation. Watch in awe as former Soo Line GP9 locomotives are seen in mainline local service between Nahant and Clinton, Iowa.

From surreal scenes of the moon rising over the Sabula causeway to rotating stop sign- equipped Griswold crossing signals, this video is something to behold. The Milwaukee #261, I&M Rail Link, Illinois Central, Progressive Rail, and CP/Soo are also seen in this show. Regional railroads are an important part of Midwest railroading, and the IC&E's operations are testament to the importance of keeping freight moving across the heartland. With the natural beauty of the land, combined with exceptional trains, this video shows you the best of the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern!

by C. Vision Productions 106 mins * colour * narration

Regular Price £ 21.00


Powder River Power

Powder River Power

Ref: D396


Price: £19.00

With footage captured between 1990 and 1992, Powder River Power takes you on a journey from Donkey Creek Junction, Wyoming to Ravenna, Nebraska on the Burlington Northern Railroad. This Ex-Chicago, Burlington and Quincy line hauls mostly Wyoming Powder River Basin Coal, along with intermodal and general freights. In Wyoming, the tracks run along the western slopes of the Black Hills through Newcastle. The line reaches the southwestern corner of South Dakota before encountering the famous Crawford Hill in northwest Nebraska. The tracks continue through the sandhills region of west central Nebraska. C-30 dash 7's, U-30C's, SD-40 dash 2's and LMX B-39 dash 8's, along with Burlington Northern's new SD-60M's and leased Oakway SD-60's put on an awesome show in this presentation.

Step back in time and enjoy the parade of Burlington Northern trains in Powder River Power!

Regular Price £ 19.00


Cliffs Erie Cab Ride

Cliffs Erie Cab Ride

Ref: D395


Price: £21.00

In 2001, LTV Mining's plant site and dock shut down operations in the arrowhead of Minnesota.

In the summer of 2008, Cliffs Erie revived the line for one last time. They brought back the famous set of F-9 locomotives to move taconite fines from the former LTV dock at Taconite Harbor to the Hoyt Lakes mine site for transloading onto trains for the Severstal Steel plant in Baltimore, Maryland. Only a handful of these trains were operated and C. Vision was granted special access to ride in the cab between Taconite Harbor and Tunnel Siding! Not only will you get a chance to view the scenic beauty of northern Minnesota from these 1956 built locomotives, but we also captured several trackside views from Taconite Harbor to Hoyt Lakes, including shots of the very last train that ran on October 28, 2008.

The sound of this A-B-B-B-A set of F-9's grinding up the grade out of the Lake Superior dock will amaze any rail enthusiast! You even get to view the train going through the long tunnel from the cab!

You won't want to miss this exciting show, as you won't find a set of 5 F-9's in freight service in the United States ever again! If you love F-Units, this video is a must for your collection!

by CVision 96 mins * colour * Narration on-off

Roseville to Truckee

Roseville to Truckee

Ref: D394


Price: £21.00

"Roseville to Truckee" is a documentary/entertainment video that gives viewers the best seat in the house as they ride with the crew in the cab of an expedited freight train over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Feel the excitement of riding in the engineers seat as we depart Roseville and head East to Truckee.

This hour-long ride brings home all the in-your face railroading action as viewers take this incredible journey along the nostalgic main line between Roseville and Truckee. Experience the challenges engineers face each day while climbing the steep grades up to Donner. Learn some of the amazing history as our story tells how Chinese laborers carved the path for the rail bed along solid granite ledges and how track was laid by rail gangs through snow and ice over the Sierras.

Feel goose bumps as you ride along those lofty granite ledges where sweeping panoramic vistas are set to the emotions of soft mesmerizing music. See dark solid granite interiors inside historic tunnels where builders chipped and blasted their way clear through whole mountain sides. Feel the cool shadows inside the snow sheds where rays of light filter through the sturdy wooden beams and icicles hang from the ceilings.

See all the historic towns built along this famous route as we pass through Auburn, Colfax, Cape Horn, Alta, Blue Canyon, Cisco, and finally, Donner Pass. Then, arriving in Truckee where our camera crew ends their journey, the train crew continues on with a blast of the horn and a wave goodbye.

Roseville to Truckee was produced by a local producer with the permission of Union Pacific Railroad for the purpose of documenting what it is like traveling over the Sierras in a freight train. See for yourself the creative video editing and dialog with pictures.

by BA Productions 52 mins * colour * narration


Hot Spots - Fullerton

Hot Spots - Fullerton

Ref: D393


Price: £10.00

Fullerton, California, southeast of Los Angeles, sees freights from BNSF, MetroLink commuter trains and Amtrak Surfliners, and can be a very busy place indeed, often with several trains in sight at once.

by Highball Productions 75 mins * colour * minimal narration

* Features narration on/off and a marker for each train.

Regular Price £ 21

Special Offer £ 10

Tehachapi '88

Tehachapi '88

Ref: D391


Price: £24.00

3 1/2 hour . . .Two-Disc Special

Rare, never-before-seen footage photographed in 1988 over Tehachapi Pass between Bakersfield and Mojave, California.

Tehachapi...a Railfan's Paradise! Owned by the SOUTHERN PACIFIC with trackage rights by the ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE. Southern Pacific's unit oil tank train, known as the "Oil Can" is featured in many scenes. The red and yellow SF and SP paint are still seen on Tehachapi. Motive power includes the GP60, C30-7, SD45, GP50 and many others. The Caboose was fast disappearing from America's railroads, but in 1988 they were still a common sight on Tehachapi trains. So return now...for ten glorious days...to this memorable location and time in railroad history.

by WB Video Productions 210 mins * colour * narration


CSX On The Magnolia Cutoff

CSX On The Magnolia Cutoff

Ref: D390


Price: £21.00

CSX on the bridges and through the tunnels of the famed Magnolia Cutoff in West Virginia. The B&O originally followed the circuitous course of the Potomac River, but in the early 20th century, after the arrival of competitor Western Maryland, built a new, more direct line with tunnels cutting through the Appalachians and big bridges over the Potomac. Join us as we follow this scenic main line from Hancock to Paw Paw, West Virginia.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY

65 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF and Dolby stereo audio

KCS Over Rich Mountain

KCS Over Rich Mountain

Ref: D389


Price: £15.00

Kansas City Southern tackles the stiff thirteen mile grade over Rich Mountain on the Oklahoma - Arkansas border. New power is much in evidence, SD70ACe's, Gevo's and of course the new "Retro Belle" paint scheme. BNSF & UP coal trains make an appearance, as do KCS's former Mexican units.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY

90 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF and a marker for each train

Was £21 Christmas Special Offer £15

Ultimate Beaumont Hill

Ultimate Beaumont Hill

Ref: D388


Price: £29.00

6 Hours on 2 Discs! Over 300 Trains!

At the border of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California lies one of the most interesting and scenic mountain passes in the Southwest. Some call it Banning Pass or San Gorgonio Pass, but most railfans simply refer to it as Beaumont Hill. We present complete coverage of Beaumont Hill from West Colton to Indio in six hours of pounding, railroading action!

Although it peaks at only 2,591 feet above sea level, Beaumont Hill still presents sufficient hardship to rival taller passes. Yet, flanked by Mount San Gorgonio to the north and Mount San Jacinto to the south, it has a beautiful charm all its own. Known now as UP's Yuma Subdivision, the 76-mile line is mostly double-tracked and busier than ever.

In addition to Union Pacific, you'll see engines from Ferromex, NS, CSX, BNSF, CEFX, GCFX, plus survivors from C&NW, Rio Grande and SP-and those are just the units we captured on the point! You'll also see the SP, MKT, Mopac and WP Heritage units. Many engine models are represented, ranging from the SD38-2 to the newest SD70ACe and Dash 840C to the mighty GEVO. We even caught a rare GP15-1 in doublestack service! Autos, lumber, and intermodal trains dominate the line. The "Rock Train" and Amtrak's Sunset Limited are well covered and UP's Centennial 6936 is seen pulling many passenger specials. There's much more to see in this unending parade of dazzling color, open throttles, squealing brakes, and serpentine curves!

Over five years in the making, across the four seasons, under broiling summer sun and snow on the Pass, through windstorms and sandstorms, from dawn to dusk, this is the Ultimate Beaumont Hill!

A SALUTE TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC

A SALUTE TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC

Ref: D387


Price: £14.00

The SP lives! At least in the hearts of it's fans, and here on DVD! SP power in action on Tennessee Pass in the winter before it closed, over the grades of Cajon Pass and Soldier Summit, and a GE powered local in Rosenberg, Texas. Power is AC44's, SD70M's, SD40-2's, SD45's, C40-8W's and SD40T-2 & SD45T-2 "tunnel motors". We've combed our files for the best of SP for this first program.

by Highball Productions

60 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF

DVD Regular Price £20

RE-RELEASE OFFER £14

Rails To The Sunshine - The FEC

Rails To The Sunshine - The FEC

Ref: D386


Price: £14.00

The Florida East Coast in action on the north end of the system, between the yard at Jacksonville and Melbourne. Manifests, locals, intermodals and rock trains ply the well ballasted main line of the FEC. The new SD70M-2's are much in evidence, paired with ex Union Pacific SD40-2's and GP40-2's still in the blue paint scheme. One of the best looking regional railroads around!

This route can be followed in the Southeast edition of SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas.

Lots of people have been asking for programmes around the Florida area. Now we are pleased to release Rails To The Sunshine that I am sure you will all be pleased with.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY 60 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF

DVD Regular Price £20

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 2ND MAY 2014)

A Rocky Mountain Winter

A Rocky Mountain Winter

Ref: D385


Price: £15.00

Canadian Pacific action through the stunning scenery of the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, some of North America's most spectacular scenery. Superb winter weather highlights the action between Exshaw and Revelstoke, including both Morant's Curve and Ottertail Curve, the scene of many Canadian Pacific publicity photographs.

This route can be followed in the Western Canada edition of SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY 115 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF

Was £21 Limited Special Offer £15

CSX ACROSS OHIO

CSX ACROSS OHIO

Ref: D384


Price: £21.00

CSX on the former B&O main line, now CSX's Chicago Line, across the Buckeye State between State Line and Greenwich. Includes Deshler, Fostoria, Attica Junction, Willard and Greenwich.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY 90 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF

Winter on the Arizona Divide

Winter on the Arizona Divide

Ref: D383


Price: £14.00

Big time winter railroading across the Arizona Divide. Heavy snow in the San Francisco Mountains, Arizona's highest point, north of Flagstaff brought snow to the BNSF Railway's transcontinental main line. This busy route is now home to new GE "GEVO's" and the new paint scheme. Many favorite locations on the Seligman Sub, including Darling, Maine, Chalender, Williams Junction, Doublea and Eagle Nest. Heavy big railroad action.

by Highball Productions WIDESCREEN ONLY 90 mins * colour * narration ON/OFF

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 2ND MAY 2014)

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 1

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 1

Ref: D382f


Price: £22.00

Season 1 DVD DISK 1

Prog. #101 Cleveland RTA * Prog. #102 Indianapolis Children's Museum

Prog.#103 Northern Railcar Wheelshop * Prog. #104 Amtrak Chicago

Prog. #105 California State Railroad Museum * Prog. #106 Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad

DVD Disk 2

Prog. #107 Moffat Tunnel * Prog. #108 Ward Kimball

Prog. #109 Wm. K. Walthers * Prog. #110 Santa Fe Piggyback

Prog. #111 Lionel Trains * Prog. #112 Pennsylvania State Railroad Museum

Prog. #113 Minnesota Commercial Railroad

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated


Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 2

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 2

Ref: D382e


Price: £22.00

Season 2 DVD DVD Disk 1

Prog. #201 "LSandI" Railroad * Prog. #202 Krupp Mak Locomotive Works

Prog. #203 East Broadtop Railroad * Prog. #204 The Tehachapi Loop

Prog. #205 Germany's ICE Trains * Prog. #206 Mt. Washington Cog Railway

DVD Disk 2

Prog. #207 San Diego Light Rail * Prog. #208 Cass Scenic Railway

Prog. #209 BART * Prog. #210 Union Pacific Harriman Dispatch

Prog. #211 Jungfrau Railroad * Prog. #212 Amtrak Beech Grove

Prog. #213 Grand Canyon Railroad

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 3

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 3

Ref: D382d


Price: £22.00

Season 3 DVD Disk 1

Program #301 Intermodal Shipping * Program #302 The Wisconsin Central

Program #303 Clarke Dunham * Program #304 Chile

Program #305 Amtrak Chef * Program #306 Alaskan Railroad

DVD Disk 2

Program #307 Transportation Test Center * Program #308 Paraguay

Program #309 Renssalaer Railroad Club * Program #310 Apalachicola Railroad

Program #311 Iowa Electric Railroads * Program #312 New Orleans Streetcars

Program #313 Morrison and Knudsen

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 4

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 4

Ref: D382c


Price: £22.00

Season 4 DVD Disk 1

Program #401 Rail Safari * Program #402 White Pass

Program #403 Trolley Museum * Program #404 Tank Cars

Program #405 Narrow Gauge * Program #406 Middle Rhine

DVD Disk 2

Program #407 Vintage Diesel * Program #408 Custom Building

Program #409 Rail Motor Cars * Program #410 Bailey Yard

Program #411 Track Maintenance * Program #412 Logging

Program #413 Floating Railroad

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 5

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 5

Ref: D382b


Price: £22.00

Season 5 DVD Disk 1

Program #501 Circus Train * Program #502 Copper Canyon

Program #503 The Indian Pacific RR * Program #504 Road Railers

Program #505 Northlandz * Program #506 The Ghan

DVD Disk 2

Program #507 The King of Toy Trains * Program #508 Trains of Cuba

Program #509 Cable Cars * Program #510 New Zealand by Rail

Program #511 Union Station * Program #512 Pacific Fruit Express

Program #513 Puffing Billy

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 6

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 6

Ref: D382


Price: £22.00

Season 6 is on a three disk set, with added features, and 5.1 surround sound audio

Season 6 DVD Disk 1

Prog. #601 Alco PA1 * Prog. #602 Wisconsin and Southern Railroad

Prog. #603 Digital Command Control * Prog. #604 Ireland Steam Tour DVD Extra - China Rail Trip, Music Video

DVD Disk 2

Prog. #605 Amusement Park Trains * Prog. #606 The White Creek Railroad

Prog. #607 Grand Canyon Hotels * Prog. #608 Holiday in Cincinnati

Prog. #609 Carpathian Logging Railroad .

DVD Disk 3

Prog. #610 Miniature Wonderland * Prog. #611 The Great Train Story

Prog. #612 Rügen Island Railway * Prog. #613 Empire Builder

Prog. #614 G Gauge in Mesa

by TRACKS AHEAD colour * narrated
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 7

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 7

Ref: D382g


Price: £22.00

Season 7 is on a three disk set, with added features, and 5.1 surround sound audio

DVD Disk 1

Program #701 Ohio Central Railroad

Program #702 Maine Narrow Gauge

Program #703 Japan's Meitetsu Railroad

Program #704 Young Guns of Steam

DVD Extra - Argentina Rail Trip (Expanded), Music Video, How to Move a Locomotive

DVD Disk 2

Program #705 Palo Verde & Western Railroad

Program #706 Japan's Bullet Trains

Program #707 The Dakota Southern Railroad

Program #708 Railroads in Patagonia

Program #709 Panama Canal Railway

DVD Disk 3

Program #710 Los Angeles Rail Transit

Program #711 Railtown 1897

Program #712 EnterTrainment Junction

Program #713 Strasburg Railroading

Program #714 St Kitts Scenic Railway

by Tracks Ahead 5.1 Surround-sound * colour * Narration
Full Description

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 8

TRACKS AHEAD SERIES 8

Ref: D382h


Price: £22.00

Season 8 is on a three disk set.
Full Description

Marshall Canyon

Marshall Canyon

Ref: D380


Price: £14.00

UP and CP action in Marshall Canyon, Washington located southwest of Spokane, the canyon funnels 3 railroads the BNSF Railway, Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific, up to the high desert of the Columbia Plateau. Includes the Palouse River & Coulee County RR. Latah Bridge in Spokane to Cheney.

by Highball Productions

WIDESCREEN ONLY 105 mins * colour

* Features narration on/off and a marker for each train.

DVD Regular Price £21

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 2ND MAY 2014)

Highrail Through The Rockies

Highrail Through The Rockies

Ref: D379


Price: £18.00

See the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains along Canadian Pacific's main line between Exshaw, and Lake Louise, Alberta. We rode the line in the back of a track inspectors hirail pickup. You'll see the line as a train crew would see it, including Morant's Curve!

by Highball Productions NO NARRATION 120 mins * colour

Newcastle

Newcastle

Ref: D377


Price: £21.00

C. Vision Productions invites you to our favorite railroad location, Newcastle, Wyoming. This old coal mining town sits on the east central edge of Wyoming and borders the western slopes of the beautiful Black Hills. It is here that the ex-CB&Q main line from Alliance, Nebraska to Billings, Montana weaves its way through Newcastle. Many scenic spots along this line include long sweeping curves and an original depot that still looks as good today as it did in the steam era.

This line is BNSF's Black Hills Subdivision. It handles numerous coal trains on a daily basis. In this production, C. Vision captures images from 1990 thru 1994 in the Burlington Northern years. SD-40 dash 2's, C-30 dash 7's and SD-60M's take charge of coal trains in the BN era. There are also several LMX B-39 dash 8's and B.N. B-30 dash 7A's in charge of general freights. These historic trains are combined with SD-70 MAC's, SD-70 ACe's, Dash 9-44AC's and ES-44AC's that were captured in 2006 and 2007 in the BNSF years.

Don't miss this show as it captures two different time frames and documents the progression of the BNSF in "Newcastle"!

by CVision Productions 117 mins * colour * narrated


Windy City Rails Volume 4

Windy City Rails Volume 4

Ref: D376


Price: £15.00

"BNSF's Triple Track"

C. Vision's tour of railroads in and around the Chicagoland area continues in Windy City Rails, Volume 4.

In this program, videographer Marshall Beecher takes his cameras to several locations along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe's Triple Track Main from Chicago to Aurora. This ex-Chicago Burlington and Quincy main line does double duty as it hosts trains traversing to and from the Twin Cities on the Aurora Sub and Galesburg on the Mendota Sub. Numerous high priority intermodal, coal and general freight trains share these rails with Amtrak and Metra. Run-through trains from the Canadian National and Union Pacific also operate on the Triple Track. At the east end near Union Avenue, witness several of Union Pacific's 'Z' trains which cross the Triple Track, and see U.P. movements with several of their Heritage locomotives! All this movement makes the Triple Track one of the busiest main lines in the Chicago area.

Just about every kind of locomotive that the BNSF rostered in 2007 can be seen in this program! Add in all that variety along with over 150 trains featured in this show and you have one of the best BNSF programs anywhere!!! DVD Narration on/off feature

by CVision Productions 112 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 21.00 SPECIAL OFFER £15.00

Windy City Rails Volume 3

Windy City Rails Volume 3

Ref: D375


Price: £15.00

C. Vision's tour of railroads in and around the Chicagoland area continues in Windy City Rails, Volume 3.

In this program, videographer Marshall Beecher takes his cameras to multiple mainline crossings at the always busy Blue Island Junction.

This location, most often distinguished by the big steel bridges spanning the Calumet Sag Channel, has a multitude of activity from host roads Indiana Harbor Belt, CSX, Canadian National and Metro's Rock Island District, which passes over the south end of the junction. Throw in a wide variety of pool power and the appearance of run-through moves by roads Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and BNSF and you will see why Blue Island Junction is such a great Chicagoland hotspot.

Due to the unique track arrangement of the junction, parallel moves from various roads can be seen occurring simultaneously, a sight our cameras had the opportunity to catch on many visits. In addition, shortline and regional action was found, including appearances from the Iowa Interstate and Chicago Rail Link. Add in predecessor power from the UP BNSF and the CN, and you will witness the cornucopia of action that this legendary hotspot is known for.

For a colorful spectrum of freight and passenger action. Blue Island Junction cannot be beat!

by CVision Productions 113 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 21.00 SPECIAL OFFER £15.00

Windy City Rails Vol 2,

Windy City Rails Vol 2, "Stateline & Jay Tower"

Ref: D360


Price: £15.00

C. Vision's tour of the railroads in and around the Chicagoland area continues in Windy City Rails, Volume 2. In this program, videographer Marshall Beecher sets up at two exciting locations and captures more dynamic train watching action!

Our first stop is at Stateline Interlocking near Hammond, Indiana. Straddling the Illinois and Indiana border, Stateline was once the World's largest mechanical interlocking. This location was once home to 30 diamond crossings and has now whittled down to only 8. However, don't let the downgrade fool you, this location still has over 100 trains a day from the CSX, Norfolk Southern and Indiana Harbor Belt.

Then we head to Chicago Heights, Illinois at Jay Tower. This location is the crossing of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern and the Union Pacific/CSX. The variety of trains at this location makes it a favorite among many area railfans! Bright orange locomotives from the EJ&E, along with the high horsepower monsters from the UP and CSX thunder over the diamonds at Jay Tower. Our cameras were even treated to a couple appearances of the Union Pacific's Katy and MoPac Heritage Locomotives!

If you like the sound of trains pounding diamonds, you will love this video!

by C.Vision Productions 118 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 21.00 SPECIAL OFFER £15.00

Windy City Rails Volume 1

Windy City Rails Volume 1

Ref: D374


Price: £15.00

Chicago is the busiest rail hub in America.

C. Vision Productions takes you there in this multi-volume series covering some of the most well-known and hidden hot spots in Windy City Rails!

Volume 1 visits the Tower B-12 Vicinity in Franklin Park and Turner Junction in West Chicago. B-12 has seen many changes in the years and the action today is just os exciting! Canadian Pacific, Metro, Indiana Harbor Belt and Canadian National ore the regulars at B-12. Fallen Flag locomotives from the current railroads make frequent appearances including Soo Line and Illinois Central. Other railroads visit the B-12 area including CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Iowa Chicago & Eastern.

Then it is off to West Chicago. Here, the Elgin Joliet & Eastern's Turner Tower is still in operation as it protects the crossing with the Union Pacific's ex-Chicago & North Western Overland Route. Along with the EJ&E, numerous high horsepower Union Pacific trains pound the diamonds at Turner. Metro also uses this route providing a flurry of activity. You will even see Union Pacific's Olympic and United Way locomotives heading up a mixed freight!

Let C. Vision Productions be your tour guide

to the best railroading spots in Chicago!

by CVision Productions 105 mins * colour * narrated

Regular Price £ 21.00 SPECIAL OFFER £15.00

Newport

Newport

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Price: £21.00

Newport is one of many railroading hot spots in the Twin Cities area and C. Vision takes you here for an extensive look at the operations through this suburban city. Located just southeast of St. Paul, Newport is the point where the ex-CB&Q and Milwaukee Road main lines come together, along with the old Rock Island Route. Today, trains from the BNSF and Canadian Pacific operate these tracks. Add in trackage rights trains from the Iowa Chicago & Eastern and the passage of Amtrak's Empire Builder, and you can see why many railfans flock to this location.

The old Milwaukee Road Dispatchers Tower still stands next to the tracks. From its new location next to Newport City Hall, a retired Milwaukee Road dispatcher gives us a tour and shares memories of his time working in the building. View trains from the tower, along with several awesome locations along the main line in Newport.

Along with the BNSF, CP, IC&E and Amtrak, foreign power such as Norfolk Southern, Canadian National and the Indiana Railroad make appearances. Plus, plenty of Soo Line and Santa Fe locomotives lead several trains.

Newport is an awesome train watching location and C. Vision brings it to you in this action packed program!

by CVision Productions 120 mins * colour * narrated

Hot Spots DESHLER, OHIO

Hot Spots DESHLER, OHIO

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Price: £14.00

Deshler is the crossing of the CSX north-south single track Toledo to Cincinatti line with the east-west double track Chicago line at grade. The tower still stands, but is now used by MoW. This area is fortunate to see all kinds of power, including NS, UP & BNSF, the CSX OCS with F40's and even a couple of locals with cabooses, and several meets. Loads of action and a nice mix of liveries.

Minimal narration.

by Highball Productions 120 mins * colour * narrated

DVD Regular Price £20

SPECIAL OFFER £14 (ONLY UNTIL 2ND MAY 2014)

Great Shortlines West

Great Shortlines West

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Price: £20.00

We visit ten shortlines with scenes spanning from 1970 to 1998.

Two of our visits include cab rides and access to two, truly great, shortlines - the A&NR of Texas and CORP in Oregon.

See the Amador Central in its prime and up to the last day of operation. The Amador's blue Baldwins and the Baldwins of the Trona bring you back to an earlier era of diesels.

The ALCO diesels of many roads are in this video. Early GE power is brought to you on the Modesto & Empire Traction Co.

The most dramatic chapter is on the CORP and its 3.6% grades with up to 6 units over the Siskiyou Mountains.

Visit the people on several of these lines for an insider's look at the business of running shortline railroads.

FEATURES:-

See CCT and its early electric days and the old ALCOs that made the switch to diesels plus modern action with GP-7s and GP-18s. See early electric and diesel views and some fascinating history as well as CCTs final days in Sacramento.

* The new Yolo Shortline was formed from segments of the former Sacramento Northern electric line. We pay a visit to their freight operation in the beautiful delta lowlands.

* The Amador Central is gone now but it may be reopened and we have views of the plucky old Baldwins in the Sierra foothills. Great Nostalgia, newer EMDs and freight action in the country air.

* Lufkin,Texas has its success story with the Angelina & Neeches River RR and their expanding business. We give the in depth story of an efficient shortline with interviews , great action and looks inside rolling stock and locomotives.

* The Central Oregon & Pacific operates 439 miles of former SP track and we will take you through the rugged Siskiyou Mountains up 3.6% grades with four and six unit locomotive sets. We interview the people who make it a success. Grades, tunnels and heavy lumber loads are only matched by the scenery Ride in the cab up to the summit and down Bailey hill.

by Charles Smile Presents 102 mins * colour * narrated

America by Rail ROUTE OF THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF

America by Rail ROUTE OF THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF

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Price: £25.00

Travel 2300 miles over the famous former Santa Fe Railroad from Chicago to Los Angeles on the Southwest Chief. This famous train works its way past Chicago's skyline, farm fields, the Great Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, and through the great southwest. You'll experience breathtaking views from the sightseer lounge, enjoy dinner in the diner, and slumber in your cozy sleeping car. We bring you the best views including onboard the train, the train passing by, and inside the locomotive cab for some portions of the trip.

Along the way stop and visit historic and scenic railroad attractions including, The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad (plus a visit to the famous Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum), historic Dodge City, the Cumbres and Toltec steam railroad in Colorado, the charming Santa Fe Southern Railway in New Mexico, Arizona's incredible Verde Canyon Railroad, California's Orange Empire Railway Museum and historic Knotts Berry Farm Railroad. You're even pampered on a short trip aboard the American Orient Express cruise train! And, no trip to the Southwest would be complete without seeing the Grand Canyon. The nice part of this view is that its an aerial view! There is definately something for everyone in this video.

by Greg Scholl 90 mins * colour * narrated

Union Pacific Scrapbook

Union Pacific Scrapbook

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Price: £21.00

Follow us on a voyage across the UP from the Pacific to Chicago. This video is a celebration of the original UP from the 1950s to its full size by 1996. See lots of early diesel power and vintage Cajon and California action. Then we explore the UP in the 1990s when it expanded rapidly to remain a competitive player in the rail business. This video is from movie film and early video shot years ago.

See the parade of C&NW power after the 1995 merger. Visit many of the former SP lines with UP power in charge since 1996.

by Charles Smiley Presents 100 mins (Plus 8 mins Preview) * colour * narrated

America by Rail East Coast WINTER WONDERLAND

America by Rail East Coast WINTER WONDERLAND

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Price: £25.00

This video is quite unique since the journey was aboard Amtrak's Cardinal after a very heavy snowfall. The journey picks up at first light east of Maysville, Kentucky, and concludes with the stop in Clifton Forge, West Virginia, after traveling along the Ohio River, and later the famous New River Gorge. It's a rare treat to be onboard during the winter and on a crystal clear day. Since it was winter we did not have the opportunity to do off train locations, but we have an added bonus of including some steam locomotive excursions that formerly traveled this same route east of Huntington and through the New River region. Included are scenes of C&O 614 in the winter of 1985, and scenes of 2765, plus Nickel Plate 765 and Pere Marquette 1225, and Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 #261. The overlook at Hawks Nest is featured from above the railroad several times, and you'll see one of the perches in the winter from the train. The New River gorge never looked better than it does with all the leaves down in the fall, and a blanket of thick snow on the ground.

by Greg Scholl 90 mins * colour * narrated

America by Rail The West Coast Route

America by Rail The West Coast Route

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Price: £25.00

Travel from San Diego, California on an incredibly scenic journey to Seattle, Washington. This 1600 mile journey begins at the Mexican Border as we ride the San Diego Trolley into the City. There we board one of the Amtrak trains to Los Angeles along the Surf line as we skirt the Pacific Ocean for much of the Journey.

Arriving in Los Angeles we change trains and board the fabled Coast Starlight for the trip to Seattle. The scenery is magnificent as we leave Los Angeles and later skirt the Pacific from Ventura northward. After a night on the train, we awake north of Sacramento and later cross the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon before reaching Portland and finally Seattle. This video also features beautiful music by Mike Lynch, and some railroad side-trips including the Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine Railroad, the California Western Railroad, the Sacramento Southern Railroad, the Spirit of Oregon Dinner train, and the Mt. Hood Railroad. You'll see everything from a Shay Steam engine to a diesel going through a switch-back in Oregon. If this isn't enough you'll also visit the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, and see some of the sights of Seattle including a ride on the Monorail. Its another relaxing sight and sound experience. by Greg Scholl 90 mins * colour * narrated

America by Rail Volume 1 The Heartland

America by Rail Volume 1 The Heartland

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Price: £25.00

This Telly Award-winning video is an outstanding cross country journey aboard Amtrak from Washington, D.C. to San Fancisco, California. Aboard the Capitol Limited we travel to Chicago, then continue westward on the California Zephyr. The scenery is ever changing, and most magnificent through the Colorado Rockies as we see views from on the train, inside the Cab, and trackside through this area. However, this is not all. In addition to the Amtrak trip, we stop along the way and visit no less than 12 different railroad excursions with both steam and diesel trains. They include: The Strasburg Railroad, The Potomac Eagle Excursion, The Western Maryland Scenic, The Ohio Central, The Boone & Scenic Railroad, Omaha Zoo Railroad, Durango & Silverton Railroad, The Heber Valley Railroad, Virginia & Truckee, Napa Valley Wine Train, Santa Cruz and Pacific, and the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad. There are lots of extras too like a street car ride, and view of San Francisco Cable cars, and a brief visit to Arches National Park. This video has become one of the best selling train videos, and we are proud to say we co-produced it. by Greg Scholl 120 mins * colour * narrated

Donner Pass

Donner Pass

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Price: £22.00

Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing

Donner Pass…the name evokes daunting obstacles with good reason. Steep grades and seven months a year of winter weather put a railroad's resources to the test. Yet the need to transport goods over the Sierras produces a nonstop parade of trains over this famous line, and that was especially true in 1988 when Video Rails captured incredible Southern Pacific action over Donner Pass.

Starting at the classification yards in Roseville, California, you'll follow Southern Pacific's trains up and over "The Hill." SP's 6-axle SD40s, SD40T-2s, SD45s, and SD45T-2 tackle 138 miles of up to 2.4 percent grades. Up to 11 units are needed for the climb. The standard arrangement for these 10,000-ton trains is 4 by 6, with four engines leading and 6 mid-train helpers, but you'll also see long trains with six units leading, six mid-train helpers, and an end-of-train helper. Cabooses are also seen in use here. At Colfax, you'll see helpers being added to the front and rear of the trains. This is also a stopping point for Amtrak's twice-daily California Zephyr, several of which are seen with private cars trailing. You'll follow these trains to Alta, Blue Canyon, Emigrant Gap, Yuba Gap, Cisco, Norden and the "Big Hole," a 2-mile long tunnel that runs directly under Donner Pass.

Special highlights of this show include rare films of the line's construction, footage of the trapped City of San Francisco Train 101 at Yuba Pass in 1952, snow fighting equipment with steam powered rotaries pushed by Cab Forwards and other steam power, and chilling views of 1980s railroading through winter blizzards. The scenery is spectacular and the railroading is as intense as it gets when Southern Pacific tackles Donner Pass!

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1 Hour In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration


PLOW EXTRAS

PLOW EXTRAS

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Price: £25.00

In February of 1988 we returned to southwestern Ontario, to capture snow plow action on Canadian Pacific and Canadian National branchlines. We spent 10 days in the Stratford area and recorded 8 different plow extras. As power we see 5 different CN F7s, plus a CN GP9, and CP Alco C424s and RS18s at work. We also see 3 different types of wedge plows including the black teflon painted plow from London, Ontario. Lines covered are the CN lines to Goderich (twice), Port Elgin, and Owen Sound. CP Plows run to Owen Sound, and Goderich which was the second to last run of a plow on this line. All these lines are gone now except the CN Goderich Sub. If all this isn't enough we obtained some old film of a plow wreck at Granton, Ont. in 1971 where the plow flipped over in a deep cut. We found the plow foreman and he gives us his account of the accident on camera in 1988. This is one of the rarest pieces of train film I have ever seen. Then we end the video with a shot at Granton in 1988 of a Plow Extra going through the same spot on the CN. If you like trains, then you haven't lived until you have seen these plows in action.

by Greg Scholl 60 mins * colour * narrated

LAST STREAMLINERS THROUGH THE ROCKIES

LAST STREAMLINERS THROUGH THE ROCKIES

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Price: £25.00

The concept for this program began with two 16mm color films shot by Everett Rohrer. The idea of Last Streamliners is because one film is the last run of the "Royal Gorge" passenger train, which Everett rode and film for posterity. First we see another film shot by Everett Rohrer of a 1970 Winter ride on the California Zephyr with Rio Grande F-units, traversing the Colorado Rockies with snow on the ground in the higher elevations. This is all shot from a dome car, with nice views of the train ahead, the many tunnels, the scenery, and even a meet with the eastbound Zephyr. The next segment is a 1981 chase by Greg Scholl that shows the Rio Grande Zephyr led by F-unit 5771 as we follow it trackside from west of Moffat Tunnel to Glenwood Canyon. This is sound movie coverage, and historic since the train was discontinued in 1983, but 5771 was saved and is at the Colorado Railroad museum today.

Our third segment is the Last Run of the ROYAL GORGE passenger train with an F-unit and 3 coaches as heads south of Denver toward Colorado Springs and Pueblo where there are numerous passengers getting on and off. Then the train heads west through the Royal Gorge, where a stop is made for passengers. Then its on to Salida, where the train is turned on a wye, for the return to Denver for the last time. Again we stop at the Hanging Bridge in the Royal Gorge, and this time there is a rock slide. Later our photographer gets a cab ride into Denver Union Station.

To finish off this program, we have added scenes of the Moffat Route shot in 1994 taken by Greg Scholl of the California Zephyr between Moffat Tunnel and Dotsero. This includes two different westbound trains, and one eastbound that has three units on it, including a Rio Grande leading. This train is interesting, and includes one of most dramatic bad weather shots on video!!! If all this were not enough we included some footage we got at the last minute that shows some scenes at Pueblo station shot between 1951 and 1953, and includes a couple of steam shots, as well as some scenes of the Royal Gorge Passenger train. All the 16mm film scenes in this program have music and narration since there was no sound on the films of course. However, we do have the 1981 footage with train sounds, as well as the 1994 video we shot. This is a nice cross section of material showing passenger service in the Colorado Rockies. The Rio Grande operated the last Streamlined passenger trains in this region, before Amtrak eventually took over the Denver to Salt Lake Segment.

by Greg Scholl 60 mins * colour * narrated

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