New from Kalmbach Publications
author and modeling expert, Pelle Søeborg, introduces the sectional
model railroad layout in his all-new book, Building a Sectional Layout.
If you’re building for a specific spot in your overall layout, Pelle
offers how-to advice for modeling sections, building benchwork, and laying
The book covers:
Special Edition 100-page
all-new DVD is a wonderful companion to the 100-page collectors issue, Big
Steam is Back. The 90-minute video covers the early years of steam preservation
through today’s biggest restorations!
90 minutes, Narration
FOLLOW UP FROM Canada’s FRASER CANYON and Thompson
Canadian National utilizes this strategic crossing of the continental divide marking the provincial boundary of British Columbia and Alberta. The railway is busy with intermodal traffic heading to and from west coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, BC. The rails stay polished with unit grain and coal trains heading for export, numerous mixed merchandise trains, and Via Rail passenger trains sporting sleek silver dome cars.
See this incredibly beautiful line from Hinton, Alberta, to Red Pass, British Columbia. A good deal of the route traverses the picturesque setting of Jasper National Park. 7idea Productions made two trips to the Yellowhead Country and our cameras captured its natural beauty in both summer and winter.
Join us for a spectacular railfan adventure you won’t soon forget!
This program was shot between August 2016 and January 2017
Running time 1 Hour 47 Minutes.WIDESCREEN DVD
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
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
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
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.
WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 1 hour 10 minutes plus previews.
Features narration on/off
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
New MORNIG SUN BOOKS
Available July 1, 2017
first in a series of Illinois Central Gulf In Color books starts at the merger
in August 1972 and continues across the system until the end in early 1988.
Included are rare shots of the Bi-Modal Roadrailer operation; locomotives,
freight cars, and cabooses in fresh orange paint; action, structures, signals,
shops, yards, junctions, and people from across the system.
Available August 1, 2017
us to view the all EMD locomotive roster of the Detroit, Toledo, & Ironton
Railroad which was comprised of no less than a dozen different models. Included
is coverage of the affiliated 292-mile Ann Arbor’s fleet of Alco switchers,
roadswitchers, and FA2’s, and later, second-generation EMD power. Bonus
chapter includes the Lake Michigan Car Ferry service.
During its last quarter-century, Southern Pacific used many models of locomotives, and older and newer power often worked side-by-side. Volume 2 illustrates most of the four-axle roadswitchers, some of the six-axle units, and the last few Fs in use during this fascinating period.
Order your books today!