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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

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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

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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

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BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM

BIG BOY BACK IN STEAM

10.00

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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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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Canadian Pacific's Shuswap Sub

Canadian Pacific's Shuswap Sub

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by Highball 105 mins * colour * hifi sound * narrated

Canadian Pacific's Shuswap Sub runs from Revelstoke, British Columbia to Kamloops, through lush forests and alongside sparkling lakes. The line runs through Eagle Pass in the Monashee Mountains, past historic Craigellachie of last spike fame, through the Notch Hill Loop, alongside Shuswap Lake and down the valley of the South Thompson River. Action red locomotives in the spectacular scenery of beautiful British Columbia.

Regular Price: £21.00

Special Offer £15

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Canada’s Canyon

Canadas Canyon

15.00

CN & CP Along The Thompson & Fraser

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific in the magnificent scenery of Canada’s Canyon, along the Thompson and Fraser rivers of British Columbia. Follow the line from Hope to Kamloops Lake through the lush rainforest of the Lower Fraser to the arid canyons of the Thompson River. Directional running has trains of both roads on each other’s tracks. Big time action in splendid scenery!

by Highball Productions

120 mins * colour * narration On/Off * Widescreen

Regular Price: £21.00

Special Offer £15

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

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

21.00

In this DVD, Trains looks at the amazing steam locomotive called Skookum, also known as the Lazarus locomotive. Only one of six built, this 1909 locomotive was rejected, accepted, and left for dead in 1955, and revived in 2019.

We'll cover the history, the lore, and the restoration before we take you along to enjoy four days of operations in spectacular scenery at the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in March 2019.

65 mins plus 15 mins of bonus footage!

By Trains Ref S185

DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th AUGUST 2019 £21

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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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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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Trains Go to War

Trains Go to War

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Trains Go to War, a new special issue from Classic Trains, takes you behind the scenes of the rail industry as it served major war efforts from the 1860s through the 1960s. This edition includes rare color photos as well as coverage of European and Asian war zones.

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Union Pacific's Arizona Main Line

Union Pacific's Arizona Main Line

15.00

Union Pacific's busy former SP Sunset Route across Arizona. We start our look at this scenic route at Wilcox on the Lordsburg Sub, and end up at sunset at Mohawk on the Gila Sub. Lots of stack trains with dpu's, manifests and grain trains and several locals. Double tracking is in progress, but there are still some searchlight signals left. Mountain scenery, the desert, sunrises and sunsets.

WIDESCREEN Edition. by Highball Productions

Running time 1 hour 30 minutes plus previews.

Features narration on/off. Dolby 2.0 audio.

Regular Price: £21.00

Special Offer £15

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Donner Combo

Donner Combo

Ref: PENDONNERCOM

Price: 15.00

Battle for Donner Pass and Across Donner Summit

Between Roseville, California and Sparks, Nevada lies one of the most difficult sustained climbs in American railroading, the Donner Summit route. This 140-mile stretch of formerly Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific, double-tracked mainline routinely challenges trains to 2.3 percent grades on its 85-mile eastbound climb to the 7,000-foot elevation at Donner Summit. In our new Donner Combo DVD you can experience three hours of thrilling Donner action in these two dynamic shows:

Battle for Donner Pass (1 Hour 17 Minutes)

Here is the incredible story of the Southern Pacific men and equipment that fought impossible odds to keep this historic mountain pass open through winter"s worst storms. This amazing saga takes you right into the cabs of the equipment and introduces the people whose job it was to keep the tracks clear. You"ll see the flangers and regulators, spreaders and bulldozers, rotaries and more! (Produced by Video Rails 1993)

DVD Special Features:

Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

Across Donner Summit (2 Hours)

Our host and personal guide through this exciting presentation is noted railroad photographer and historian Richard Steinheimer. Heavy Southern Pacific trains use the original route built over the summit by the Central Pacific Railroad in the 1860s. After 120 years of continual use, the obstacles are still staggering. Steep grades, sharp curves, and cruel weather face the trains on their way over the Sierra Nevada. Helpers are required in both directions. You"ll see flangers and spreaders clear the line of accumulated snow. Freight and passenger trains roll over Donner in bitter storms and as clear skies brighten the surrounding snowcover. Witness the majesty of nature and the indomitable will that keeps the trains moving over SP"s Donner Summit! (Produced by Pentrex 1992)

DVD Special Feature:

Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

3 Hours 17 Minutes

In Color with HiFi Sound and Narration