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!
* 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.
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
Pocahontas Glory Vols 1 & 2
BOTH VOLUMES COMBINED ON 1 DVD!By the mid 1950s the Norfolk & Western was America's last steam stronghold. With diesels on the horizon, the period between 1955 and 1959 brought more photographers to this railroad than any other southern line experienced, resulting in an abundance of fine quality material. This series will chronicle those days of N&W power and glory.Volume 1: Beginning with an overview of the main N&W locomotive classes, journey on to Columbus and Portsmouth, Ohio to view locomotive classes A, K2a, M and S1a. Then, at Kenova, West Virginia, witness a grand parade of main line freight and passenger trains. the Kenova Union Station, straddling the C&O main line on its lower level also served the N&W on the upper level. With the yards nearby, the depot offered time freights and coal drags of 180 hoppers pulled by 2-6-6-4 A class articulateds, passenger runs assigned to J and K2a class engines and with other runs handled by Y, K1 and S1a class engines. And the C&O was putting on its own show on the lower level with newly acquired diesels! And so on to the famed Abingdon Branch where mixed trains 201 and 202 were running with M class 4-8-0s. Chase this backwoods operation and go along as a passenger. Known as the "Virginia Creeper", the line gained fame in the mid-1950s as the subject of O. Winston Link's incredible photography and recordings. Also, we present a look at the diesels coming on line with GP;9s in red and black plus Alco RS11s and more at Bluefield, Kenova, Roanoke and other areas.Volume 2: We focus in the operations in the Roanoke, Virginia area. Roanoke was the heart and hub of this Pocahontas coal carrier with company headquarters, shops and terminal facilities. Just east of Roanoke lies the Blue Ridge where the greatest show in eastern steam was presented on a regular basis.Beginning at Shaffer's Crossing, take a tour of America's last big steam centre with views of the servicing areas, roundhouse, hump, yards and passenger station. Then re-live some events of the 1957 NRHS convention when the shops and Shaffer's Crossing roundhouse were opened to conventioners as well as a triple headed excursion with M class 4-6-0s. At Blue Ridge take a good look at Mountain climbing articulateds as only N&W could provide. Also shown are encroaching diesels.Locomotive classes seen include: 'A' 2-6-6-4, 'Y5-6-6A-6B' 2-8-8-2. 'K1' & 'K2a' 4-8-2, 'J' 4-8-4, 'TE' JAWN HENRY, 'S1' & 'S1a" 0-8-0, GP9s in red and black and much more.Was £21 SPECIAL OFFER ONLY £18
Pocahontas Glory Vols 5 & 6
BOTH VOLUMES 5 & 6 COMBINED ON 1 DVDR!Volume 5 The Powhatan Arrow! The Pocahontas! The Tennessean! The Pelican! The Cavalier!These and other trains are included in this action-packed video of N&W's greatest passenger trains in the 1950s with J, K, M and E class steam locos!Visit Norfolk, Petersburg, Roanoke, Bluefield, Norton, Blacksburg, New River Valley, and many other locations.See famed J class 611 at 90 mph on its 1959 retirement run! All 14 J's are seen plus Pacifics, Mountains, and M class 4-8-0's.Volume 6 A Class 2-6-6-4's * Y Class 2-8-8-2's N&W And Virginian Electrics!All hard at work on coal trains, freight trains, local freights, pushers, hump service. All in the 1950'sVisit Norfolk, Petersburg, Roanoke, Bluefield, Princeton, more rare film of N&W electrics in action in 1930s!Blue Ridge in its glory with A and Y class locos lifting long coal drags over the crest! Follow freights from Norfolk westward. See Virginian's big electrics in actionWas £21 SPECIAL OFFER ONLY £18
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
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
EAST to LARAMIE Blu-Ray
For over 150 years Union Pacific's transcontinental main line has played a key roll in the growth and prosperity of the nation. Since the driving of the golden spike at Promontory, Utah, the prairies of southern Wyoming have been alive with the humming of steel wheels.7idea Productions takes you on a tour of Union Pacific's Rawlins and Laramie Subdivisions between Green River and Laramie. This rarely visited portion of the Overland Route sees over fifty trains per day. The double track main line follows the route of the Overland Stage crossing the Continental Divide three times through Wyoming's Great Divide Basin.We will begin at historic Green River and head east for 250 miles. Watch coal being delivered to the Jim Bridger Power Plant and its origin at the Black Butte Mine. Then we cross over the Continental Divide to Wamsutter, then again at Creston and Hadsell before arriving at Rawlins. Entering the Laramie Sub, we will continue east passing the refinery at Sinclair and around the northeast side of the Medicine Bow Mountains before arriving at Laramie. This is two-and-one-half hours of great main line action over a portion of UP's original stomping grounds! Join us now as we head East to Laramie!2 hours 26 minutes * Narration On/OffBy 7idea Productions
RAPID CITY, PIERRE & EASTERN
The Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad began operations in 2014 over the west end of the former DM&E system. Since its inception, the RCP&E has made many positive changes in the operation and working environment, and has begun investing heavily in its equipment and physical plant. All of this has resulted in increased carloadings, as well as a happy, safe workforce. C. Vision Productions takes you on a tour of this dynamic railroad from one end to the other, visiting many of the route's best locations. Beginning in Tracy, Minnesota, we follow the mainline across the Huron, Pierre, and PRC Subdivisions, eventually leading us to Rapid City, South Dakota. We don't leave out the branch and secondary routes either, as the Mansfield, Onida, and Black Hills Subdivisions are also covered. RCP&E's SD40-2 fleet looks and sounds great, as the locomotives haul heavy trains of grain, ethanol, bentonite clay, and cement across the railroad. From the glacial lakes and prairies of the east, to the river valleys and Black Hills of the west, the railroad travels through some diverse and surprisingly impressive scenery. Don't miss this look at the Midwest's newest regional railroad, in C. Vision Productions' "Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern, a South Dakota Success".Running Time 2 hours, Narration on/off Feature, 16:9 Widescreen, Stereo SoundBy CVision Productions DVD Regular Price £24NEW RELEASE OFFER £23 ONLY UNTIL 17th JANUARY 2020
Western Pacific the Last Decade D-113 Charles Smiley Presents
The Last Decade Relive the Western Pacific's 1970-1980 period with film from seven different sources. Additional film material from pre-WW11 and the sixties combined with archive photos and historical details round out this presentation.. The modest success of the Pearlman years and the last months of the California Zephyr are covered with plenty of great run-bys. Freight action includes the great scenery of Feather River Canyon along with the Nevada Desert. The WP yards in Oakland , Stockton and Sacramento give a look at the variety of equipment used. The street running in Oakland with big freight trains pulled by solid sets of F-units should bring back some great memories. More action with F-units, Geeps and U-boats in the Altamont Pass provide some great views of freight cars lettered for many of the railroads made extinct by mergers. See some great vintage action at the now defunct Stockton Tower where the WP, SP and Santa Fe all converge. We cover locals, switchers and some of the WP subsidiary lines plus action at Haggin crossing in Sacramento. This presentation is rounded out with epic film of the Western Pacific's Bicentennial painted GP-40 on the point of long freight trains. Featuring: Stockton San Jose "Turn" Oakland Streets Desert Running The Canyon Cal Zephyr Early Diesels U-boats ALCOs NOTE ? The DVD version has an extra 14 minutes of new Sacramento Northern material.
Trains across the Midwest
The Midwest is full of railroad action with Short Lines, Regionals and the big Class One's!In this volume we first travel to southeastern Nebraska. Here we capture Union Pacific trains in and around the community of Davenport. Trains led with C44AC-CTE's, SD90-43AC's and SD-60M's are seen traveling through this scenic section of the U.R's Marysville Subdivision.Then it's off to western Minnesota. On the border of Fargo, North Dakota is the city of Moorhead. It is here that the BNSF's KO and Prosper Subdivisions join at a point called Moorhead Junction. This busy spot hosts numerous BNSF trains on a daily basis. Along with main line freights and coal trains, many yard jobs and transfers use this junction to get to and from the large yard in the adjacent town of Dilworth, MN. From rebuilt GP-30's to the new SD-70ACe's, you will be treated to some great BNSF trains at this location!Finally, we head a little further north to catch the action on a newly formed shoreline. The Dakota Northern operates over ex-BNSF tracks from Grafton to Walhalla, North Dakota. We capture this line only months after its birth to watch as rebuilt GP- 10's take care of moving grain, potatoes, coal and ethanol. The railroad even treated us to adding the Minnesota Northern's caboose to the train!Awesome mainline action, diverse Short Lines and Regionals make the Midwest one of the best places to watch trains. C.Vision takes you there in "Trains Across the Midwest"by C.Vision Productions 89 mins * colour * narrated
Tennessee Pass Volume 3
New Out!In late May and early June of 1997 Machines of Iron made one more trip to Tennessee Pass to see the some of the final days under Union Pacific control. We follow the line from Dotsero east through the Eagle River Valley passed Wolcott, Avon, Minturn, Belden, Redcliff, Pando, Mitchell to the Tennessee Pass on grades up to 3.3%. From the Tennessee Pass we head down grade along the Arkansas River through Malta, Kobe, Princeton, Buena Vista, Salida Canyon, Texas Creek, Parkdale to the Royal Gorge and finally to Pueblo. While we were in Minturn road foreman Roy Isabell spoke to us about the Union Pacific take over and impending closing. We also visited the famous Turntable Restaurant. This is mountain railroading at it's best, steep grades, helpers, and beautiful mountain scenery.by Machines of Iron, 84 mins, colour, narrated