* Mission Control: A dozen years ago, the typical GE road locomotive had a dozen sensors that monitored the engines performance. Todays Tier 4 locomotives have 250 sensors, monitoring the health of each unit and helping to make them more reliable. Learn how the troubleshooters at GEs Mission Control centers rely on AI to keep tabs on the 2.5 million messages received daily from 17,000 locomotives around the world. By Bill Stephens* Alco Lives: 50 years after Alcos Schenectady plant closed, its legacy endures. Experts weigh in on how and why Alco and MLW locos survive in the 21st century. Plus, an all-Aico photo section.* 4141: The painting, dedication, and first and last miles of Union Pacifics SD70ACe honoring President George H.W Bush. By Michael E. lden.* 2019 Motive Power Review: An annual feature covering all the latest developments and trends. Includes a complete listing of all new locomotives and major rebuilds produced during 2018.* Big Six by the Numbers: Our annual census of all 28,000-plus locomotives in the Big Six fleets, including graphics to track upward and downward trends and changes in comparison to last year.
Trains Across America 2020 Calendar
The Trains Across America 2019 Calendar captures a variety of moving trains in breathtaking scenes across the country. Curated from the pages of Trains magazine, the bonus section highlights the restoration of two Civil War icons featuring:The General and the Texas.Two moments in their restoration histories.The location of each locomotive today.Size: 13 x 10.5
Big Boy Tours the Midwest
Experience history with the "Big Boy"! For the first time since 1961, Union Pacifics Big Boy, number 4014 ran under its own power becoming the largest operational steam locomotive in the world in 2019. Big Boy has been on display in Pomona, California since 1961, but after an extensive rebuild years in the making, the Big Boy took off from Cheyenne, Wyoming in May 2019, to Utah to take part in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike.As part of this historic event, Union Pacific took the Big Boy on a tour in July and August of 2019 in what was called "The Great Race Across the Midwest." C. Vision Productions covers a part of this tour from Mason City, Iowa, up to the Twin Cities and Twin Ports in Minnesota, then through Wisconsin, down to Chicago and across Illinois into Iowa. 16 videographers were on hand to document this giant locomotive from both the ground and the air!As an added bonus, we also feature a chartered photo freight with restored Soo Line high hood GP7, number five fifty-nine on the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway in Minnesota and Wisconsin.Two classic train locos provide great entertainment that you dont want to miss! Running Time 88 minutes/117 minutes with previews Narration on/off feature, Stereo soundBy CVision Productions Regular Price £24NEW RELEASE OFFER £23 UNTIL 22ND NOV. 2019
Model Railroader 2020 Calendar
Model Railroader's 2019 Calendar includes 12 spectacular layouts recently showcased in Model Railroader magazine or Great Model Railroads. A bonus spread in the back features Milwaukee Road's Beer Line, including:The staff-built layout (2009) and addition (2017).Detailed track plans.A look at how tow projects were built.Size: 13 x 10.5
GREAT ModelRailroads 2020
Youll find a variety of scales, sizes and locations that will inspire you to create your own layout.Featured layout stories include:* Sandy River & Rangely Lakes - A compact Maine narrow-gauge layout.* New Haven - Steam, diesel, and electric HO operations in Connecticut.* New York Central - A big and beautiful O scale layout.* Southern Pacifics Placerville Branch - Steam railroading in the high Sierras.* Minneapolis & St. Louis Story City Branch - Rural Midwest railroading at its finest.* And much more!
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada
Western Canada, includes Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon.The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.PUBLICATION DATE 2006
How to Model Today's Railroads
Model modern railroads in any scale!How to Model Today's Railroads is an 84-page special issue from Model Railroader magazine. It is the only publication on the market that focuses on modeling modern railroads in any scale. Modelers will find expert advice from some of the magazine's best authors such as Pelle Søeborg, Lance Mindheim, Eric Brooman, Matt Snell, and Cody Grivno, covering topics including:Modern-themed layouts.Detailing and modifying modern locomotives.Today's freight cars.Modeling modern industries.Present-day passenger service modeling.Scenery, structures, and roads.
BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM
Special Issue! Big Boy - Back in Steam covers the 1941-1959 history, 2014-2019 restoration, and May 2019 inaugural runs of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 on its original operating territory between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ogden, Utah, across famous Sherman Hill and Wasatch Grade. Go with us day-by-day as Big Boy travels under its own 7,000-hp on its home turf in Wyoming and Utah for the first time in 60 years! A foldout cutaway drawing of Big Boy, a list of other surviving Big Boys, and a look at how they fit into the world of articulated locomotives rounds out this special edition.
Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives
by Jeff WilsonJeff Wilson's new book, Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives, offers more than 300 pages of detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today. An essential guide for model railroaders and train enthusiasts, this comprehensive reference book includes:All-time rosters for more than 100 major railroads in the U.S. and Canada through the 1970s.Spotting features on all major locomotive types produced.Characteristics and operation of diesel locomotives.New and updated material (text, charts and, photos).400 color/black&white photosAnd much more!Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives is an important reference for railfans and model railroaders alike. Author: Jeff Wilson Size: 8.25 x 10.75 Pages: 350.
Model Railroad Planning 2019
This years issue features more small and mid-size layouts along with doable how-to projects.Featured stories include:* Ac compact HO layout depicting the Delaware & Hudson in the Alco Century era greets guests at a New York state B&B.* An HO tribute to the Akron, Canton & Youngstown, which provided a bridge route from the East to Midwest.* A superbly crafted multi-deck layout in O scale of the Louisville & Nashville during the steam era.* An L-shape N and HO switching railroad showcases the Southern Pacific in Oregon.* And much more!
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies East & Ozarks
(Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri)This fifteenth volume of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covers the states of Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas including the nation's second and third busiest hubs, Kansas City and St. Louis.PUBLICATION DATE 2004
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Manitoba & Saskatchewan
This the final volume of SPVs COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge.