THE CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR NEWSLETTER 2018/19
Forget Your 2019 Calendars
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
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
The first transcontinental railroad was a wonder when it was built in 1869. Stretching 1,776 miles between Omaha, Neb., and Sacramento, Calif., it linked the nation. Join us for this look at the railroad that Abraham Lincoln launched; the difficult construction project through mountains and across plains that thousands of Chinese and Irish immigrants built; and the immense task that was marked on May 10, 1869 with a Golden Spike driven at a lonely place in the Utah desert called Promontory and celebrations around the country following a simple telegraph message — Done!
Running time 75 minsColorHiFi Stereo SoundWIDESCREEN DVD
By 7idea Productions
is the BIGGEST event at the LARGEST live steam railroad in the world!
In June of 2018, live steam enthusiasts from all over the globe gathered at the 2,200 acre railroad park in southern Oregon. Held once every three years, the 2018 Triennial had a grand turnout with 382 registered trains, 1,081 participants and hundreds of visitors. This video chronicles the two week event beginning with the Work Week and concluding with the Big Toot and Parade.
* See how track panels are made inside Train Mountain’s Track Shop! * Marvel at the high-tech system of automatic switches and signals plus attend an informative seminar with its designer, John Cooper. * See incredible live steam, gas, diesel, and electric locomotives from inch and a half to a whopping four inch scale! * Get lost in the vast park like setting where over 20 actual miles of main line track (not including yards and sidings) wind through a beautiful forest of pine and aspen.
|A classic 4-4-0 journey’s through Train Mountain’s remote forest.|
|Live steam at dusk in Aspen Grove Loop.|
|BNSF SD40-2’s pull a mixed freight through Blue Mountain.|
|Volunteers install a milepost at Hope Circle.|
|A pair of beautiful SP GE’s lead the big parade.|
|A three truck Heisler in 3 inch scale visits from the Los Angeles Live Steamers.|
Running time 1hour 27 minsColorHiFi Stereo SoundCan be viewed with or without music trackWIDESCREEN DVD
By 7idea Productions
Journey to northwestern Washington State where the BNSF main
line reveals the beauty of Puget Sound. Running between Seattle and the Canadian
border at Blaine, trains traverse the western portion of the Scenic Subdivision
and the entire Bellingham Sub.
Visit the Seattle waterfront and busy yard at Interbay. Follow the shoreline of Puget Sound while viewing several hot spots including Carkeek Park, Richmond Beach, Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett.
The scenic shoreline transitions to lush farmland, wild rivers, and secluded coves while passing the charming communities of Stanwood, Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham.
Unit coal, crude oil trains, and hot shot intermodals draw the latest high tech diesels, while several locals still sport vintage four axle EMD’s. Besides freight, Amtrak’s Empire Builder, Cascades Talgo sets, and Sounders are everywhere shuffling passengers between busy stations along the line.
This is modern day railroading in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!
|The classic turntable and roundhouse at Interbay.|
|Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer rolls through Edmonds|
|A Sounder commuter train cruises along Puget Sound at Mukilteo|
|BNSF 505 West rolls along the seawall after departing Everett|
|A northbound coal train approaches Mt. Vernon.|
|Amtrak Train 516 passes under Route 11 at Blanchard.|
|A new Siemens Charger powers another Talgo train set through Custer.|
|A southbound empty coal train crosses the US border at Blaine, Washington.|
Run Time: 2 Hours 31 MinutesNarrationon/off featureWIDESCREEN DVD
January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2. This locomotive and its 645 prime
mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years. Once superior main line
power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines. Trains
featured in this program all have SD40-2’s leading in all kinds of Class
One service from the years 2017 to 2018.
Volume 4 includes all new footage of Union Pacific 40’s in both transfer and main line service. We even catch one of Canadian Pacific’s rebuilt 40’s along with a couple trains led with CSX and NS SD40-2’s. Canadian National gave us some great opportunities in this time period with both their SD40-2 and SD40-2W’s. The star of the show is BNSF, as they continued to run nine of their 40’s on the main lines in Minnesota. On several occasions, BNSF added a cabless GP38-2B in between a pair of 40’s for a rare A-B-A consist! On a couple other occasions, BNSF pulled a train with 4 SD40-2’s!
If you enjoy seeing these old timers still pulling high speed trains on class one rails, this video will keep you entertained for years to come! SD40-2 Survivors, Volume 4 continues the series of awesome EMD action!
Running time 2 hours 10 minutesColorNarration on/off featureWIDESCREEN DVD
By Highball Productions
“In Search of Steam Volume 1” we take a look at SP 4-6-2 # 2472
on a Niles Canyon Railway photo charter. Then we see Union Pacific’s
big 4-8-4 #844 in Arizona hauling the Arizona Centennial special. Finally
we visit the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway’s 2011 RailFest,
with a K-28 and K-36’s. Previews include 734 Photo Freight, Shays at
Cass, Mountain Thunder, Steam over La Veta Pass, 3985, Berkshire Doubleheader
and South African Steam - Cape Gauge..
Running time 55 minutes plus previews, Total 1 hour 45 minutesNarration WIDESCREEN DVD
By Highball Productions
superb winter day in Nevada’s High Sierra, with Virginia & Truckee
2-8-0 #29 on a photo charter, followed by the Nevada Northern’s photographers
weekend, with 4-6-0 #40 and 2-8-0 #93 on passenger trains, freight trains
and a work train. Atmospheric engine house and yard scnes, and out on the
road, with some great stack talk.
Running time 1 hour 55 mins plus previewsNarration on/offWIDESCREEN DVD
New from Kalmbach Publications
you ready for adventure? Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe is
your go-to travel resource for seeing Europe by rail.
Written by a top rail expert, the 416-page “insider” guide takes you to scenic railfan destinations across 21 countries.
By Tony Koester
New MORNING SUN BOOKS
Available NOVEMBER 1st, 2018
By Ed Mackinson
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe were so sure their proposed merger would be approved that they went ahead and painted over 400 locomotives in the new company’s scheme. The merger never happened, but their wishful thinking resulted in a colorful and unique period in the history of these two venerable railroads.
By David Schauer
Minnesota Mining Railroads in Color Volume 1 takes a look at the iron ore railroads of Oliver Iron Mining Company (U.S. Steel), Hanna Iron Mining Company, Balkan Mining Company and Mesaba-Cliffs. Steam, diesel and electric operations are included with numerous color images dating from the 1950s through the 1990s.
By Manny Jacob
Starting in 1877 with contractor caboose CP #1, various lengths and shapes of pre-1948 wood cabooses are featured along with every type of steel caboose produced from 1948 to the end of CP caboose production in 1981. Over 250 photos, 20 exhaustive roster tables, highly-detailed captions, modelling notes, paint schemes, lettering details, disposition information, preserved cabooses, new owners, shoving platforms and much more. Don’t miss out on this long-overdue history of the nearly-extinct CP caboose before all are gone forever!
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