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RETURN OF THE BIG BOY

RETURN OF THE BIG BOY

24.00

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 Pacific’s 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.

We’ll 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/Off

By 7idea Productions

THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

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BUY BOTH BIG BOY Back In Steam DVD & Special Issue for £33

BUY BOTH BIG BOY Back In Steam DVD & Special Issue for 33

33.00

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RETURN OF THE BIG BOY - THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

RETURN OF THE BIG BOY - THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

23.00

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 Pacific’s 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.

We’ll 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/Off

By 7idea Productions Ref S183

DVD Regular Price £24

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th AUGUST 2019 £23

THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

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Over Cumbres Pass

Over Cumbres Pass

23.00

In the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico one can leave the 21st Century behind on a steam powered time machine: the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Running on rails laid down in the 1880’s, the Cumbres & Toltec is a living and breathing historical marvel of railroading the way it used to be. It operates over a remaining 64 mile section of the D&RGW’s San Juan Extension between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado.

This program covers many of the high points of this scenic route in summer and fall. Thrill to the sight and sound of vintage K-36 class steam locomotives climbing the 4% grade to the 10,015 foot summit of Cumbres Pass! Enjoy the impressive collection of beautifully restored passenger cars plus double headed photo freights. Step back to the year 1959 and watch never seen before footage of revenue freights moving over the line, including sections of the railroad that no longer exist!

This is your ticket to the longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in North America!

1 hour 42 minutes

Narration On/Off

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Over Cumbres Pass

Over Cumbres Pass

22.00

In the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico one can leave the 21st Century behind on a steam powered time machine: the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Running on rails laid down in the 1880’s, the Cumbres & Toltec is a living and breathing historical marvel of railroading the way it used to be. It operates over a remaining 64 mile section of the D&RGW’s San Juan Extension between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado.

This program covers many of the high points of this scenic route in summer and fall. Thrill to the sight and sound of vintage K-36 class steam locomotives climbing the 4% grade to the 10,015 foot summit of Cumbres Pass! Enjoy the impressive collection of beautifully restored passenger cars plus double headed photo freights. Step back to the year 1959 and watch never seen before footage of revenue freights moving over the line, including sections of the railroad that no longer exist!

This is your ticket to the longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in North America!

1 hour 42 minutes

Narration On/Off

DVD Regular Price £23

NEW RELEASE OFFER £22 UNTIL 14th JUNE 2019

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BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM - THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM - THIS DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE THE LATTER PART OF JUNE - RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY

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Big Boy locomotives in operation, removal and restoration of No. 4014, test runs, and the big event in May 2019 in which this locomotive stars

No Big Boy has run in 60 years. Only 25 were built, 8 were preserved, only this one will be running under its own steam.

The Big Boy represents America at its zenith, a powerful tool to win World War II and to move freight and troops across the West.

One of the world's largest and most powerful locomotives. Two locomotives under one boiler. 7,000 hp 70 mph

Features on the Union Pacific, American Locomotive Co. (Alco). 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement

Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD 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. One of the world’s largest and most powerful steam locomotives (1.2 million pounds, 7,000 horsepower), No. 4014 will be the first Big Boy to run in 60 years! Trains has covered all aspects of this steam locomotive legend, and we’ll have four teams on the ground to cover its inaugural runs.

You’ll see and learn about:

* Big Boy history

* The seven surviving Big Boys

* How UP rebuilt No. 4014

* Its historic trip to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad and doubleheader with 4-8-4 No. 844

It’s all in Big Boy - Back in Steam, only from Trains!

Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

By Trains Ref S184 DVD Regular Price £24

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th AUGUST 2019 £23

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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008

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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

16.50

This the final volume of SPV’s 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.

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SOLDIER SUMMIT

SOLDIER SUMMIT

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The rugged beauty of the American West comes alive in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. From snow-covered peaks, to sheer cliffs and deep canyons containing a wealth of minerals and history, this land has been witness to a battle that has lasted for over 130 years...The battle of trains over Soldier Summit.

7idea Productions paid several visits to this former Rio Grande line and offers a stunning look at mountain railroading in the Wasatch during the fall and winter seasons. Union Pacific coal and merchandise trains are seen daily with manned helpers used on heavy westbounds. BNSF makes an appearance via trackage rights and Amtrak's California Zephyr slips through the night. The Utah Railway steals the show with their incredible power lash-ups of Morrison Knudsen MK 50-3's and six mid-train swing helpers!

Heading west out of Helper, you’ll witness trains thundering through the Price River Canyon. View trains racing through Colton as they march up the east side of Soldier Summit! See all three levels of the Gilluly Loops as we hike through this remote section of the railroad and visit the famed Thistle Tunnels. From beautiful fall weather to heavy blowing snow, our hi-definition cameras caught it all for you to enjoy in the comfort of your living room. This is mountain railroading you can see and feel!

by 7idea Productions WIDESCREEN Edition. Running time 2 hours 11 minutes

* Features narration on/off.

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BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM

BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM

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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.

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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

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This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

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. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.

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RAILS AROUND SAINT LOUIS

RAILS AROUND SAINT LOUIS

21.00

Saint Louis hosts a wide variety of railroads, Alton & Southern, Amtrak, BNSF, CSX, KCS, Manufactures Railway, NS, TRRA and UP. See the action on the huge MacArthur Bridge, Merchants Bridge, Gateway Yard, Lecledes Landing, Granite City, Grand Boulevard, the Amtrak Station, Valley Junction, Bremen Interlocking and Kirkwood. Gritty, urban railroading! Dolby 2.0 audio. Narration on/off.

by Highball Productions 2 hrs 10 mins * colour * narration on/off * Widescreen

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SPV | Pentrex Special Offers on limited stock |  Santa Fe Combo: Heartland-Merger

Santa Fe Combo: Heartland-Merger

Santa Fe Combo: Heartland-Merger

Ref: PENSFCOMBO

Price: 15.00

Step back to September 21, 1995, Santa Fe's last full day of independent operations before its merger with Burlington Northern. Days prior to that milestone, Pentrex set out on an odyssey across America's heartland to document the final chapter of this historic railroad. Two videos resulted which have now been combined on one new DVD, bringing you the full story of this great adventure.

Across the Heartland - Santa Fe's Chillicothe Subdivision

Stretching from the greater Chicago area to Fort Madison, Iowa lies the Chillicothe Sub, a double-tracked ribbon of rail that was home to Santa Fe's hottest trains. We'll take you back to the Chillicothe Sub as it was in 1995, just days before Santa Fe's merger with the Burlington Northern. Flashy Warbonnets leading high-speed trains are seen at favorite spots such as McCook Junction, Streator, and Edelstein Hill – the line's most famous location. There are great scenes at Galesburg and Cameron where Santa Fe and Burlington Northern tracks cross over one another and more drama at Fort Madison where trains are seen crossing the Mississippi River on the railroad's impressive bridge there. From urban sprawl through lush, green croplands, this was Santa Fe action at its very best.

Countdown to Merger - Santa Fe's Marceline Subdivision

Six days prior to the merger with Burlington Northern, Pentrex set off to record the last moments of Santa Fe's independence by tracing the action on the Marceline Sub from Fort Madison, Iowa to Kansas City, Missouri. Facing sunshine and rain, trekking across isolated backwoods hills and through river valleys, we relentlessly sought out the best photo locations along the double-tracked line. Overhead bridges offered excellent views of Santa Fe's hottest trains. Thirty miles of joint operations with Norfolk Southern provided plenty of excitement as trains from both roads raced over the line. On September 21, 1995, Santa Fe's last full day, we view the single-tracked Missouri River Bridge and head into Kansas City to reach the end of the Marceline Sub – and the end of an era.

DVD Special Feature:

Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 49 Minutes

In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration

Full-screen (4x3) Format

Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case

Produced by Pentrex 1996; Released on DVD 2006


SPV | Pentrex Special Offers on limited stock |  Santa Fe Combo: Heartland-Merger