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New from Kalmbach Publications

GREAT Model Railroads 2018

The 100-page special issue includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras – from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe.

Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how-to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you’re just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you’re sure to find inspiration on every page!

£ 10.00


If you want a lifetime of great railroad experiences, here’s the essential resource you’ll want to carry along. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a day trip, you’ll find countless reasons to add train-watching to your itinerary.

£ 9.00

Steam’s Lost Empire

Steam’s Lost Empire takes you back to the classic era of railroading when steam locomotives ruled the rails. The 124-page special issue features classic articles from the archives of Trains magazine including riveting inside accounts from railfans and railroaders who worked the trains as well as dramatic black-and-white and color photographs. Featured Stories Include:
* - All-New: Ten Days in March * - A Day in the Life of an Engineer
* - 90 Miles an Hour Aboard a 4-6-4 * - Camelback to Dunellen
- And Many More!
Experience the world of steam like never before – the grit, the power, and the beauty!

£ 11.00
Available Mid-April - Order your copy today!


Trains magazine presents these 6 DVDs featuring some of the top train-watching hot spots!


The most celebrated train-watching location in the West! Follow the path of the Southern Pacific’s main line across the rugged Tehachapi Mountains in southern California. Southern Pacific and Sante FE freights follow behind a rainbow of locomotives on the horseshoe curve at Caliente, through the Tehachapi Canyon narrows, and on the world-famous Tehachapi Loop.

Joint Line

Visit 119 miles of railroad jointly operated by BNSF and Union Pacific. Stirring images, insightful commentary, and eye-catching graphics reveal the history, operations and rolling stock of this amazing line. See scenic hot spots such as Palmer Lake and Castle Rock.


Go inside the fascinating world of trailers, containers, doublestacks, roadrailers and more. Hear insightful commentary from industry insiders and knowledgeable modelers.

Horseshoe Curve

Travel Conrail’s main line through the mountains of Pennsylvania, home of the historic Horseshoe Curve. Thundering Conrail Freights make their way between Altoona and Johnstown. Take a cab ride and visit Conrail’s locomotive shops and Horseshoe Curve National Visitor Center.

Wisconsin Speedway

Travel America’s premier regional railroad along the main line from Waukesha near Milwaukee, north to the helper district of Byron Hill, and on to the Fox Valley paper mill country at Neenah. Visit the car and locomotive shops, dispatcher’s office and several WC customers.

Chicago Racetrack

Tour one of the Midwest’s busiest and fastest railroads-Burlington Northern’s Chicago Aurora main line. See an amazing variety of trains-intermodal, mixed freight, Amtrak and Metra commuter trains, and transfer runs from connecting railroads. Visit busy interchanges with Conrail, CSX, Belt Railway of Chicago, and Indiana Harbor Belt Lines. Take a tour of BN’s last interlocking tower and the shops and hump at busy Cicero Yard.





BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, Volume 5 “The Chillicothe Sub”
By CVision Productions

In our continuing series, BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, videographer Kenn Oberneder and Marshall Beecher take us on a journey across Illinois capturing intense train action on BNSF’s Chillicothe Subdivision. This sub runs from the Windy City through the rich farmlands and rolling hills of northern Illinois to the western terminal of Fort Madison, Iowa on the Mississippi River.
We set up our in several locations to document the last of the Santa Fe style cantilever signals that were found in several towns along the line before they were replaced with new LED signals.
Besides all the BNSF orange and green, there are plenty of Union Pacific trackage rights trains between Chicago and Kansas City, along with Norfolk Southern trains that come on and off the Streator, IL connection.
Fast intermodal trains to and from the west coast, along with many other types of trains rolling through America’s Heartland are all captured in BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, Volume 5 “The Chillicothe Subdivision”!

Running time 112 MinutesNarrationon/off featureWIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price £21.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 4th May 2018 - £20

BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, Volume 6 “The Marceline Sub”
By CVision Productions

Join us as we continue our journey covering many parts of the ex-Santa Fe main line.In this volume, videographer Kenn Oberneder takes us on a tour of BNSF’s Marceline Subdivision between Fort Madison, Iowa and Sibley, Missouri.Kenn captures non-stop intermodal trains along with general freight, sand, racks, grain and the appearance of Amtrak.We also capture additional footage of partner Norfolk Southern between WB and CA Junctions.
The highlight of this video are several scenes of trains going under the now retired ATSF signals prior to them being replaced with modern structures and lights.
Train crews on this line encounter the gentle coaster ride of twists and turns and over the slight rolling hills of northeast Missouri before they ease into the relatively flat run to Kansas City on the west end. One of the more spectacular locations that you will see is the bridge over the Missouri River at Sibley.
If you enjoy fast paced, high speed railroading, this video is a must for your collection!Enjoy the sights and sounds of BNSFs modern power, along with a few older locomotives in BNSF, Along the Route of the Santa Fe, Volume 6…The Marceline Subdivision!

Running time 120 MinutesNarrationon/off featureWIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price £21.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 4th May 2018 - £20

BUY BOTH VOLS 5 & 6 FOR £35 only




Available April 1st, 2018

New Haven Trackside with TJ Donahue
By Geoffrey H. Doughty

New Haven towerman Tommy Donahue is famed for his superb photography of his employer’s trains. His work in both diesel and electric is chronicled in the 1950s and 60s

Ref. 1644

£ 50.00


The RF&P - CSX Merger In Color
By Kurt Reisweber

This book covers the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad in its last twenty years of “independence” beginning at the startup of Amtrak in 1971 and continuing until the present day under CSX management. Like previous RF&P books, this one includes images of almost every photogenic location along the 110-mile main line along with the locomotive roster and selected freight car equipment while text provides a brief history of the RF&P prior to 1991 and tries to enumerate all the changes made subsequently by CSX

Ref. 1643

£ 50.00

Bessemer & Lake Erie Power In Color
By Stephen M. Timko

An in depth look at the motive power history of this US Steel road. Alco, Baldwin, and EMD switchers and six-axle roadswitchers working in unison with a fleet of F&’s. Includes the Western Allegheny Railroad and Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company.

Ref 1642

£ 50.00


Available March 1st, 2018

New York Central’s West Shore Commuter Territory In Color
By Walter E. Zullig

Look back on the fabled West Shore when it was a major commuter road operating with Alcos and Baldwins serving the northeast edge of New Jersey. After years of scaling back its facilities, the line emerged as a major freight route for PC, Conrail, and now CSX.

Ref. 1641

£ 50.00


Southern Pacific: The Photography of SP Employee Bill Wolverton Vol. 1
By Bill Wolverton

Former SP employee Bill Wolverton had the internal knowledge of where the vanishing F-units, Alcos, and other “goodies” were lurking and the photographic skills to record them in beautiful action sequences.

Ref. 1640

£ 50.00

Union Pacific Power In Color Volume 4
By Stephen M. Timko

The final volume of Union Pacific Power coverage. Over 350 color photos of Second-generation, newer C-C, and Larger Power.

Ref. 1639

£ 50.00


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