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THE CHRISTMAS newsletter 2013
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
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New from Carstens
in its fifth year, the 2013 HOn3 Annual
from Carstens Publications is packed
with 116 pages dedicated to great HO?
scale narrow gauge model railroading!
From exciting layout tours, to in-depth
construction articles, there’s
something for everyone. Here’s
a sneak preview of what’s inside...
New from Kalmbach Publications
mighty machines for 2013!
how talented builders made their dream layouts a reality in Great Model
Railroads 2014. SAVE NOW on in-depth stories that include track plans,
how-to tips, and inspiring photos taken by our best photographers.
expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains
and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this
extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order
operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how
signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun
for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting.
into the history of the meat packing industry and trace the role of
railroads in hauling livestock and meat products. Livestock traffic,
stockyard operations, dedicated meat train operations, regulations,
and scheduling are just a few of the topics covered. Learn about refrigerator
cars and stock, and see rarely published historical photos.
New from Westlake Publishing
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
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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
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This is the programme that must surely become an archive classic. Made largely from long abandoned and forgotten film that was rescued just as it was being thrown away. The Glory Machines tracks 31 railroads, some to a greater, some to a lesser degree and a few just as brief cameos. This is more professional than just an amateur's film shots, and is truly a unique and superb record of American railroading from the 1920s to the 1950s. Too much to detail fully, we list all railroads covered and give some idea of the contents.
NEW YORK CENTRAL: Streamlined and conventional Hudsons and 3rd rail electrics at Harmon. MAINE CENTRAL: 'Flying Yankie' streamliner, (Sister of PioneerZephyr). LEHIGH & NEW ENGLAND: A fleeting glimpse of a camelback and a look at an L1 mikado and its WWII troop train. PENNSYLVANIA: A fascinating look at K4 pacifics on passenger and 4-8-2 M1s and 2-10-0s on freights (incl. the unusual clearance car) pounding around Horseshoe Curve. NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD: Old and new GE double ended electrics passing by on passenger trains. DELAWARE - LACKAWANNA & WESTERN: Fast moving Hudsons and 4-84s hauling varnish across the Delaware River Viaduct in spring and winter snow - delightful smoke affects. READING: Scenes of a variety of locos incl. the rare 2-8-8-0 helper engines. CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY: T1 class 800 series heavy pacifics. ERIE: A snowy railroad Christmas card scene. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: A&F15 pacifics and a heavy K3a mikado. LOUISVILLE & NAHVILLE: J4a mikado and K5 pacific. NORFOLK & WESTERN: Y class locos in the Blue Ridge mountains. VIRGINIAN: Treble headed side rod electrics. EAST BROAD TOP (ng): Doodlebug and mikado. EASTERN TENNESSEE & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (ng) (TWEETSIE): On engine and in caboose as a train winds through the countryside. SOUTHERN: PS2 pacific, TS1 mountain PS4 heavy pacific. PERE MARQUETTE: Brief shot of a freight. MILWAUKEE: A three coach local. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN: Baldwin 4-8-4. CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY: Pioneer Zephyr leaving Kansas city. MISSOURI PACIFIC: 10 wheeler on a passenger train. MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS (KATY): 2-8-0 and pacifics. ROCK ISLAND: Whale backed tender pacific on passenger and a heavy mikado on freight. SOUTHERN PACIFIC: 4-8-2, GS, and particularly Cab Forwards on freights. DENVER & SALT LAKE: 10 wheeler on a local passenger. DENVER RIO GRANDE & WESTERN: Massive 2-8-8-2s on freight. RIO GRANDE & SOUTHERN (ng): 10 wheelers in the roundhouse plus a Galloping Goose. ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE: A 4-8-4 with test equipment. 2-10-2s & 2-10-4s on passenger and freights, several doubleheaded. VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE (ng): 10 wheeler shunting. ST LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO: 4-8-2s and 2-8-2s on passenger and freight. UNION PACIFIC: 2-8-0, 2-8-8-0, 4-12-2 Challengers and Big Boys on freight and passenger trains. Also, a rare shot of M10000 City of Salina passing at speed.
After the marvellous archive classic of the first Glory Machines programme, Herron Rail have done it again with more captivatinng material. From the cameras of C.N. Snyder, Howard Robins, S.L. James and Ralf Stillwell you are taken back to the period between 1944 and 1962 when American railroads were engulfed in total dieselization, yet the best and most fascinating steam locomotives ever built continued to pound the rails. A kaleidoscope of the railroad scene unfolds before the viewer, from the massive articulated locos of the N&W and B&O through Nickel Plate's Berkshires, Pennsys GG1s, Seaboards Centipedes, NYC Sharks to the Shays, Heislers etc of the backwoods logging railroads. The quality and content of this programme is a worthy successor to the first part and simply commands attention.
Brief details of contents:
BOSTON & MAINE: 2-6-0, 4-6-2, E7, FT. CENTRAL VERMONT: 0-6-0, 4-8-2. LONG ISLAND: 4-6-0s. PENNSYLVANNIA: 2-10-4s, 2-8-2s, 2-10-0, FM C-liner, Erie built EMD Es, Fs, P5As, GG1s. ATSF: 2-10-4s. BALTIMORE & OHIO: Tom Thumb, 2-8-2s, 4-8-2s, 2-10-2, 0-6-0, 2-8-8-4s, Alco FAs, S1s, EMD Fs, EsGPs. ERIE: 100th Aniv' special with 'William Mason', 4-6-2, EMD Fs, Es, Alco FAs, RS3, GE experimental. NEW YORK CENTRAL: 4-8-2s, 4-6-4, 4-8-4, EMD Fs, GPs, Alco PAs, BLW Sharks, X-plorer, Aerotrain & more.NICKEL PLATE ROAD: 2-6-4, 2-8-4Ss, 2-8-2s, EMD GPs. GRAND TRANK WESTERN: 4-8-4s, 2-6-2s, 2-8-2s, 0-8-0s, EMD GPs. EAST JORDAN & SOUTHERNN: 2-6-0, mixed train (great snow scenes). NORFOLK & WESTERN: 4-8-4s, 4-8-2s, 4-6-6-4s, 2-8-8-2s, 0-8-0s, 4-8-0s, 'Jawn Henry', Alcos, GPs. VIRGINIAN: Train masters, Electrics, Stored steam. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE: Fs, FPs, GPs, FPs, 'The General'. ILLINOIS CENTRAL: 2-10-2s, 2-8-2s, 4-8-2, Stored steam, EMD Es, GPs.. TOLEDO PEORIA & WESTERN: 4-8-4. ALTON & ROUTE: 'Abraham Lincoln'. SEEBOARD AIRLINNE: Alco RS3s, BLW Centipede, EMD Es. FLORIDA EAST COAST: EMD GP, Es. ATLANTA & WEST POINT: EMD Fs. CENTRAL OF GEORGIA: EMD E7. CHESPEAKE & OHIO: Stored steam, EMD GPs, Fs, Es, Alcos, BLWs, Passenger trains. BUFFALO CREEK & GAULEY: Railbuses. ELY THOMMAS LUMBER: Shay. GEORGIA PACIFIC: Shay (snow scenes). MEADOW RIVER LUMBERR: Shays, Heisler. DENNVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN (N.G.): 2-8-2s.
GLORY MACHINES VOL III
MIDWESTERN RAILROADING 1935 - 1958 Featuring the rare early colour films of John Plichta.
MILWAUKEE ROAD: 4-6-2s, 4-4-2s (class A), 4-6-4s (classes F6 & F7), Hiawathas, Milwaukee depot, Olympian, 4-6-0, 2-8-2, 4-8-4, more. C&NW: The 400, City of Denver, City of Portland, City of L.A. (U.P. streamliners), 4-6-2s, 0-6-0, 2-8-2, much more. CB&Q: 4-8-4s, 4-6-4s on fast passenger trains. Twin Cities Zephyr, Denver Zephyr. ILLINOIS CENTRAL: original Green Diamond, 4-8-2s, 4-6-2, 2-6-0 on mixed train, Armstrong turntable. DELAWARE & HUDSON: 2-8-Os. PERE MARQUETTE: 4-6-2. NYC: 4-6-2s, 4-6-4s at Detroit, Toledo, Detroit steeplecab electrics. INDIANA HARBOR BELT: 0-8-0, SW 7. DULUTH & NORTH EASTERN: 0-6-0, 2-8-0. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: 2-8-2. PENNSY:K4s, 4-6-2s, G5 4-6-Os, 11 2-10-Os, Pitcairn Yards, pole car, more. SANTA FE: 2-8-2, 4-6-4, Blue Goose, IA diesel, Es, more. CN: 4-6-2, 0-8-0, more. CP: 4-6-2, 2-8-2.
With NYC Hudsons (standard & streamlined), 20th Century Limited. PENNSY: K4s both singly and in tandem on the Liberty Limited and many more. ROCK ISLAND: 4-6-2s & 4-8-2s on commuter and crack trains e.g. Golden State Limited. TA & E unit diesels on the Rocket.
47 mins - 75% colour - sound - narration
GLORY MACHINES VOL IV
ST. LOUIS GLORY (1940s) The Joe G. Collias Collection. Narrated by Ralph E. Morse
SOUTHERN PACIFIC at Tucson, Arizona.
Stock and freight trains headed by 5000 class 4-10-2s, 2-8-2, 2-8-8-4 Cab Forwards, 2-8-4 (Ex Boston & Maine), 4-8-2 helper. Passenger trains headed by Daylights and a local run headed by a 4-4-2.
37 minutes - colour - sound - narration.
DAYS AND FREIGHTS
With additional film by Dick Baldwin, David J. Williams,lll, and Ben T, Young, Jr., you'll visit such locations as Monarch Pass, Salida, Alamosa, Chama, Durango, Silverton, and Farmington.
You'll see roundhouses, dual gauge freights, helpers, servicing and more on the D&RGW
Rio Grande Southern Galloping Geese are seen af Rico, on trestles near Ophir, and near Lizard Head
This documentary will take you back mainly to the Pennsylvania RR of the 1950s, when steam was making its last great stand and diesels of every description were appearing. Always a railroad of great character, at no other time could the pennsy offer a wider variety of motive power amid such great atmosphere. A time when the Pennsy was great and still considered itself, with some justification - THE STANDARD RAILROAD OF THE WORLD. A time of idyllic memories. These combined volumes are a classic and comprehensive review of Pennsy operations and equipment in the 1950s. An emphatic must for all Pennsy fans. Indeed a must for ALL railfans!
VOLUME 1 LONG ISLAND: 4-6-0s 2-8-0s, ALCO & Fairbanks-Morse diesels, Electrics. SUNNYSIDE YARD: 2-8-0s, electric switcher, GG1s, more. NEW YORK & LONG BRANCH: K4s, 4-6-0s, CAMELBACK 774, Baldwin double ended (CNJ) & Shark-Nose diesels. ATLANTIC CITY (PRSL): K4s, E6 Atlantics, B6, Doodlebug. ELIZABETH (NY Division): GG1s, P5As, MP54 emus, standard and streamlined passenger trains (incl. Keystone experimental). HARRISBURG: E units, GG1s L1s B1 switcher. Enola yard: I1 Decapods, M1 Mountains H10 Consolidations, Fs, FAs, P5A, Baldwins, electrics, much more.
VOLUME 2 ROCKVILLE BRIDGE: Steam & diesel freights. MIDDLE DIVISION: Chase M1s, K4 F7s. Altoona yard: I1s, M1s, Baldwin Centipedes, ALCO FAs, EMD Fs, GPs, SDs, more. HORSESHOE CURVE: (1940s) K4s, M1s, I1s, J1, T1 Duplex. (1950s) E7s, E8s, F7s, FAs, RS11s, Centipedes, Sharks. ACROSS OHIO: E7s, E8s, PAs, F7s, SW1, Sharks, + NYC Fs & NKP Berk'. COLUMBUS: J1s I1s, H10s, C liners, Erie-Builts + ATSF 2-10-4s, N&W 480s, 0-8-0s, K2 streamlined 4-8-2, 2--6-6-4, more. SANDUSKY LINE: J1s, coaling stns., Attica Jct. + B&O T3 & T4s
With this superb quality archive film, from the cameras of John M. Prophet, Bob Flack, D.J. Williams, Joe Orgil, H.R. Blackburn, Ben T. Young Jr. and Dick Baldwin, you will thrill to the sights and sounds of the parade of T1s and other giants on the famous Horseshoe Curve and at other locations on the vast Pennsy system. And how about water scooping from track plans? It's all here in this marvelous programme of evocative images from the 1930s, 40s and 50s as only the Pennsy could offer.
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