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KICKING HORSE PASS Canadian Pacific's Laggan Sub

KICKING HORSE PASS Canadian Pacific's Laggan Sub

22.00

The southern Canadian Rockies are a breathtaking spectacle shouldering the Continental Divide and boundary of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Topped with glaciers and surrounded by emerald lakes and rivers, their beauty is beyond pictures or words.

For those who built the Canadian Pacific, these mountains were the ultimate obstacle to overcome. The route they chose was the difficult ascent over Kicking Horse Pass. Known to railroaders as "The Big Hill", Canadian Pacific trains have been climbing this grade since 1884 and it is still an amazing sight today!

Beginning at Field, BC, we follow the Laggan Sub east to Exshaw, Alberta. Watch trains battle the 2.2% grade above the Kicking Horse River, pass through the incredible Spiral Tunnels, and sprint along the bank of the scenic Bow River. See 10,000 foot stack trains, unit grain, potash, and mixed manifests. We also catch The Rocky Mountaineer, Canada's premiere passenger train. There's nothing like mountain railroading in the Canadian Rockies!

This program was shot in June, September, and October 2014.

By 7idea Productions

1 hour 34 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume

SD40-2 Survivors Volume

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 and its 645 prime mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years.Once superior main line power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.

Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen

By CVision DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Great Trains Heartland

Great Trains Heartland

12.00

Great Trains Heartland covers the golden age of rail travel when luxurious streamliners raced across the American Midwest.

Curated from the pages of Trains and Classic Trains magazines, Great Trains Heartland covers the golden age of rail travel when luxurious streamliners raced across the American Midwest. This special collectors edition honors these great trains with fresh layouts and new photos, including rare color images.

Read about these famous trains:

* Panama Limited - Illinois Central's all-Pullman luxury train from Chicago to New Orleans.

* The Zephyrs - Burlington Route's fleet of pioneering stainless-steel streamliners.

* Pan-American - Louisville & Nashville's storied flyer between Cincinnati and New Orleans.

* Ann Rutledge - One of Gulf, Mobile & Ohio's popular Chicago-St. Louis trains.

* Hiawatha - Milwaukee Road's steam-powered "Speedliner" from Chicago to Minneapolis.

* And more!
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Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1

Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1

19.00

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2nd, 1970, merger of four major railroads, the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. In this series, we feature the films of Fred Crissey, who traveled to many areas along the BN's route in the central United States in the late 1970's and 1980's with his 8-millimeter movie film camera.

In Volume 1, Fred travels to the states of Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Cascade green and black locomotives are seen in such locations as Wyoming's Wind River Canyon, Montana's Bozeman and Mullen Pass and Skykomish, Washington. You have to see the action Fred captured while riding in a suburban commuter train between Aurora and Chicago, Illinois when the BN was using their fleet of E-9's. We finish the show along the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains and follow the old Colorado & Southern and the Fort Worth & Denver between Trinidad, Colorado and Dalhart, Texas.

This program showcases the BN at a time when they were growing and expanding since the 1970 merger. If you are a fan of the Cascade Green, you won't want to miss Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1!

97 minutes, Color/Silent Films with Music and Narration, Music On/Off Feature By CVision Ref D510 DVD Regular Price £20 NEW RELEASE OFFER £19 UNTIL 7th July 2017
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

21.00

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

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

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

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D508

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

10.00

In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital describes how the city's railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.

Some highlights include:

* Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.

* Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.

* The L: A look at the city's rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra's stunning photography.

* Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago's hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.

* Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.

* Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.

* And more!

Whether you're a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you'll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.
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Steam Special - Double Feature

Steam Special - Double Feature

14.00

Roarin' Runbys + Super Slips and Start Ups

ROARIN' RUNBYS

You'll see American steam from coast to coast, from a small 2-4-4T to powerful 4-8-4s and the mighty 4-6-6-4 Challenger, the world's largest operating steam locomotive. Each scene was selected for maximum smoke, steam, and stack talk! Locomotives featured:

*B&HR 2-4-4T 7 *BM&R 4-6-2 425 *CASS GEARED LOCOS*C&O 2-8-4 2765 * C&NW 4-6-0 1385 *CN 2-8-2 3254*COTTON BELT 4-8-4 819 *Five 3-foot Gauge D&RGW 2-8-2s*FRISCO 4-8-2 1522 *Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 611, 2-6-6-4 1218*PRR 4-4-0 1223 *PRR 4-4-2 7002 *PRR 4-6-2 1361*READING 4-8-4 2102 *SUSQUEHANNA 2-8-2 142 *SANTA FE 4-8-4 3751 * SP 4-6-2 2472 *SP 4-8-4 4449*SP&S 4-8-4 700 * UP 4-8-4 844 *UP 4-6-6-4 3718*UP 4-6-6-4 3967 *UP 4-6-6-4 3985 *VALLEY 2-8-2 40

SUPER SLIPS AND START-UPS

features several large steam locomotives starting heavy trains. Thrill to the sights and sounds of booming exhaust, slipping drivers, and huge plumes of smoke as these powerful locomotives are captured in exciting trackside, in-cab, and pacing sequences. A stunning stereo soundtrack complements the high-quality video imagery.

LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED: UP 4-8-4 844, 4-6-6-4 3985, SP&S 4-8-4 700, FRISCO 4-8-2 1522, SP 4-8-4 4449, and READING 4-8-4 2102.

120 MINUTES * FULL COLOR * STEREO SOUND

Ref S51 DVD Regular Price £20

SPECIAL OFFER £14

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Hooters On Blue Ridge

Hooters On Blue Ridge

14.00

TODAY, SOME FORTY YEARS AFTER their smoke plumes dissipated over Christiansburg Hill and their exhaust beats and hooter whistles reverberated into silence on the famous Blue Ridge grade, the mighty Norfolk & Western Y6 2-8-8-2’s, A-class 2-6-6-4’s, and J-class 4-8-4’s roar back with a vengeance in an incredible 16mm color sound film computer-enhanced and expertly transferred into the

dramatic videotape Hooters on Blue Ridge.

Like cracking open the vault to the Fort Knox of steam era color movies, with the camera work of Henry Peterson, who made several trips to the N&W in the 1950’s. He not only filmed America’s last great steam show in 16mm, but he also recorded the action in synchronized sound, much of it in stereo!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS VIDEO

* Y6 plus A doubleheaders on Blue Ridge grade with Y6 pushers * Streamlined J 4-8-4’s and K 4-8-2’s in passenger service * Massive steam turbine Jawn Henry pushing upgrade * Conventional K-class 4-8-2 in freight yard service * The incomparable N&W "hooters" in actual synchronized stereo sound

* 50 minutes of video action plus 30 minutes of stills with locomotive and whistle sound background!

by Goodheart Productions 85 mins * colour * narration *

Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

21.00

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

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

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

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

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

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

22.00

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

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

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

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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