* 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.
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!
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
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
Griffith, Indiana is a town 6 miles east of the Illinois state line and is where the Canadian Nationals South Bend, Matteson, and Elsdon Subdivisions all come together. Griffith used to be one of the largest interlockings in the world.At one time 5 railroads crossed through town with the EJE having 2 lines.CN acquired the EJE in January of 2009, which ended the two railroads crossing and becoming one.The Elsdon Sub is controlled by the CSX from Chicago to Munster even though it is still owned by CN. Up until 2018, CSX was running their daily Y123 from CSX Barr Yard to Kirk Yard via Griffith until a new connection was completed from the CSX to the CN up near Kirk Yard. An average of 45 trains run daily through Griffith keeping this area busy with great railroad action!During our time of production from 2014 to 2019, the CN ran some of their rare power on local jobs in the area as Kirk Yard is good place for older units on the railroad.Anything from EJE, CN, IC, GT, and even BLE can be seen as well as run through power from all other railroads.Photos and Videography by Jonathan Quinley - ©2019 C. Vision ProductionsRunning Time 2 hours 20 minutes Narration on/off feature, Stereo soundBy CVision Productions Regular Price £24NEW RELEASE OFFER £23 UNTIL 22ND NOV. 2019
RETURN OF THE BIG BOY Blu-Ray
In May of 2019, Union Pacific made history. Big Boy 4014, the largest steam locomotive on earth took to the main line under its own power for the first time in nearly 60 years!The restoration was just in time for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah, commemorating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.Paired with UP 844, the only steam locomotive to never be taken out of active service on a major railroad, the 4014 made its first excursion run between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ogden, Utah in what was billed as "The Great Race to Ogden."7idea Productions takes you trackside for this historic event from Cheyenne to Ogden and return. Catch the 4014 climbing Sherman Hill, gliding across the Wyoming plains, and tackling the Wasatch grade.In Ogden, Utah, Union Pacifics Spike 150 Celebration had the feeling of a rock concert as thousands of people came out to see the Big Boy for the first time.Well take you to Promontory for a reenactment of the driving of the golden spike that united a nation east to west. With the festivities over, Big Boy number 4014 and the 844 return home to Cheyenne.This is your front row seat to the greatest railroading event in 60 years! This is Return of the Big Boy!1 hour 30 minutes * Narration On/OffBy 7idea Productions THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY
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
RETURN OF THE BIG BOY
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.
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah
It's nearly 14 years since the last COLORADO & UTAH edition. NEW REVISED Edition in two colours!Since the last edition was published much has changed following the mergers of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe and the merger of Southern Pacific into Union Pacific. In addition to general updating, this new edition has been expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the interurban electric lines, light rail and principal logging railroads. Also shown are proposed extensions to the Denver and Salt Lake City light rail systems.The Atlas shows all currently operated common carriers, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.PUBLICATION DATE 2008
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Texas
Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West
(Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma)PUBLICATION DATE 2002