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THE MAY, JUNE, JULY NEWSLETTER 2021


New from Kalmbach

Guide to North American Cabooses
By Carl Byron with Don Heimburger

Get the go-to source for history and operation of North American cabooses! This 224-page book, written by Carl Byron with Don Heimburger, explains why cabooses existed, how they evolved, how they were used, and why they eventually disappeared. Guide to North American Cabooses shows and explains designs common to regions as well as designs specific to many individual railroads, closing with the common International-built bay-window and wide-cupola cabooses that appeared on railroads across the country.
You’ll find details on:
* What employees did while aboard.
* How cabooses often served as living quarters for crews during the steam era.
* Information on operation and roles of crew members.
* Types of cabooses including four-wheel bobbers, wooden, steel, bay-window and wide-cupola.
* And more! Author: Carl Byron with Don Heimburger Size: 8.25 x 10.75 Pages: 224
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£ 25.00

Best of Industries
By Jeff Wilson

Model Railroader’s editors have selected the best articles covering a wide variety of building techniques. 28 detailed projects feature a variety of industries, from large to small and modern to historic. You won’t want to miss this collection from the best builders in the hobby on adding eye-catching, traffic generating business to your railroad.
This 164-page special issue includes:
* Building a massive mill in a small space.
* Modeling a propane bulk plant.
* Scratchbuilding a liquid asphalt terminal.
* Modeling the meat-packing industry.
* And much more!
Featuring the work of the hobby’s top modelers, including Pelle K. Søeborg, Cody Grivno, Chuck Hitchcock, Paul J. Dolkos, and many others, this issue provides a comprehensive collection of essential articles containing the most up-to-date techniques.

£ 14.00


NEW RELEASES

WINTER ON MARIAS PASS
By 7idea Productions


7idea Productions takes you on a winter journey through Marias Pass! This spectacular mountain railroad skirts the southern boundary of Glacier National Park in Montana.
From Whitefish, travel east on BNSF’s Hi Line Subdivision as trains traverse the icy canyons along the Flathead River. Visit the iconic Izaak Walton Inn and maintenance of way yard at Essex. This is the base where snow fighting equipment is kept on hand for the annual war against snow. We will see spreaders and vintage Great Northern snow dozers at work keeping the line clear.
Avalanches are a constant hazard and we will take you into the heart of the snow shed district, from both trackside and the air, as trains battle the 1.8% climb to the Continental Divide. Unit grain, crude oil, intermodal, and several mixed manifest trains ply the rails daily, along with Amtrak’s Empire Builder.
Watch trains crest the top of the pass while gale force winds whip up the snow. On the east side, forests give way to open prairies as trains pass the classic GN station at Glacier Park and on to Spotted Robe. This is the perfect combination of big trains and beautiful mountain scenery in winter! Bundle up for Winter on Marias Pass!
Shot in beautiful 4K!

 
 
 

2 hours 23 minutes * Stereo Sound * Narration on/off
By 7idea Productions

Regular price 24.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 23


ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLU-RAY!
Blu-Ray Price £24.00
(FREE UK & Europe p&p)

BLU-RAY 16:9 1080i HIGH DEFINITION DVD'S
Regular and up-converting DVD players will NOT play Blu-ray DVD's, you must use a Blu-ray DVD player.


GREAT AMERICAN SHORT LINES AND REGIONALS
By TRAINS

In Great American Short Lines and Regionals DVD, you will get an exclusive overview of short line railroads with the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, the industry trade group, and industry experts like the president of the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association and Trains columnist Bill Stephens.
We will visit interesting short lines incl:
* Iowa Traction, America’s last electric freight line.
* SMS Rail Lines, home of the largest collection of Baldwin diesels still in use.
* Rock Island, an iconic Midwestern railroad reborn as a Mississippi short line.
* Reading & Northern, a Northeastern regional powerhouse.
* Everett Railroad, Wisconsin & Southern, Delaware-Lackawanna, Western New York & Pennsylvania, and Pickens.
* Plus quick shots of 30+ short lines and regionals.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Running Time 90 minutes * Widescreen * Narration
By TRAINS

Regular price 24.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 23

STEAMING THE LAST BALDWIN
By TRAINS

Don’t miss this all-new, exclusive coverage of the restoration of the world’s largest operating Mallet and the largest articulated steam locomotive in the eastern U.S. upon its debut in winter 2020.
In this DVD, Steaming the Last Baldwin, Trains covers the railroad upon which it runs, Western Maryland Scenic based in Cumberland, Md., and expands to cover the history and production of one of the big three American locomotive builders: Philadelphia-based Baldwin, which produced 1309 as its last domestic product in 1949.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Running Time 1 hour, 35 minutes * Widescreen * Narration
By TRAINS

Regular price 24.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 23

 


New Minnesota Train Action Series –
Hours of Railroad Action at Bargain Prices

C. Vision Productions’ Minnesota Train Action series is a 50 volume series that covers the wide variety of railroading throughout the state and the metro area of the Twin Cities in all seasons of the year. Our coverage in this series began in 2008 and conclude in late 2019. The main players are BNSF, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific and Canadian National. Short lines included are Twin Cities and Western, Minnesota Southern, St. Croix Valley, Minnesota Commercial and more! Along with the main line trains, we catch many locals and transfers with older power. In 2014, North Dakota opened the Bakken Oil Fields and the railroads played a major part in moving this commodity. With much of the North Dakota oil going to the U.S. Northeast and Southeast, power from CSX, Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern made numerous appearances in Minnesota. Including several of Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific’s Heritage units. From Alco RS27’s to Tier 4 SD70Ace’s and GEVO’s, this series shows it all!

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 31
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CP trains in November 2015
* SOO #6061 leading CP train 493
* CIT SD90-43 leading CP train 384
* Various BNSF, CP, CN and UP trains in December 2015
* BNSF and CP trains on New Years Day 2016

 
 
 
 

* Running Time 120 minutes * On Screen Graphics * No Narration * Stereo sound* Color * WIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 32
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CP trains in January 2016
* Minnesota Commercial Belt Job January 12, 2016
* UP 1989 “Rio Grande” on UP train YSPBN February 1, 2016
* CN 5551 (SD60F) on CN train L516 February 7, 2016
* NS 7307 (SD90MAC) on BNSF train U-TNDNSD February 22, 2016
* Various BNSF, CP, CN and UP trains in February 2016

 
 
 
 
 

* Running Time 120 minutes * On Screen Graphics * No Narration * Stereo sound* Color * WIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 33
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF, UP, CN and CP trains in March & April 2016
* NS 1071 & 1073 on BNSF & CP oil trains
* Various BNSF, CN, CP and TC&W transfers in March & April 2016
* NS 8785 (C40-9) on BNSF train U-NSICCE
* NS SD60M and KCS SD70ACe leading CP trains on the Paynesville Sub
* BNSF SD70MACe’s (rebuilt SD70MAC’s) leading train S-LPCSEA

 
 
 
 
 

* Running Time 120 minutes * On Screen Graphics * No Narration * Stereo sound* Color * WIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 34
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF, UP and CP trains in April 2016
* CN train L506 on several occasions in April, May and June 2016
* GN Hustle Muscle 400 on Minnesota Transportation Museum’s ferry move
* Soo Line F7A #2500 on a photo charter on the former Soo Line main
* CP SD30C pair on a Dresser Turn
* Various BNSF, CP, UP, TC&W, and MNNR trains in May and June 2016

 
 
 
 
 

* Running time 120 minutes, 16:9 Widescreen, On Screen Graphics, No Narration,

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 35
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CN trains in June 2016
* NS 8864 (C40-9) on BNSF train U-NSMTND
* Various BNSF, UP, CN and CP trains in July 2016
* BNSF Special moves in July 2016
* CN Train L506 with a pair of C40-8’s
* Various BNSF, CN and CP trains in August 2016

 
 
 
 

* Running Time 120 minutes * On Screen Graphics * No Narration * Stereo sound* Color * WIDESCREEN DVD

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 16th JULY 2021- 11


Buy ALL 5 Volumes
for £50 only

 

 


New from Kalmbach

Tourist Trains Guidebook 8th Edition
By Trains

Tourist Trains Guidebook, Eighth Edition describes 500+ popular train rides, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S and Canada. Thoroughly updated for 2021, the latest edition also includes new listings, maps and photos, as well as a regional map of North America for quick reference.
The unique and essential travel guide features:
* An easy-to-follow format organized by region.
* A site list, map, and photo at the start of each section.
* Insider tips on what to see, when to go, and how to get there.
* Address and contact information for each listing.
* Premium paper stock for repeated handling. * And much more!
Tourist Trains Guidebook, 8th Edition is the only travel guide you’ll need for planning your next rail-themed day trip or family vacation!
Author: From Trains Magazine Size: 5.375 x 8.375 Pages: 400

£ 22.00


New MORNING SUN BOOKS

New Haven Power In Color V. 4: Switchers & Electrics
By Stephen M. Timko

This final volume covers switchers and electric motive power of the New Haven, from the smallest GE 44-tonners to the Alco, Lima, and EMD Sw12100s (and others)! Electric coverage includes early electrics, the “Virginians”, “Jets”, and post-New Haven electric operations by Penn Central.

Ref. 1724

 

£ 65.00

 

Illinois Railway Museum In Color
By Aaron Isaacs

The Illinois Railway Museum was founded in 1953 and grew into the largest railway museum in North America! It has over 450 pieces of rolling stock housed across 17 buildings on a 272-acre campus, including a 5-mile demonstration railway. This title features a roster of its most significant locomotives, as well as electric, passenger, freight, and non-revenue cars!

 

Ref. 1723

£ 65.00

 

Canadian Pacific Power In Color V. 1: Switchers
By Stephen M. Timko

Kicking off a multi-volume look at motive power on the Canadian private carrier that grew from a Canada-only operation to a North American Class 1 railroad. This volume covers the entire fleet of CP switchers from the 44-ton Diesel-Hydraulics built by CLC to the two EMD SW1500s, plus a chapter on odds and ends!

Ref. 1722

 

£ 65.00

 

Penn Central in the Conrail Era V. 4: 1990-1994
By Stephen M. Timko

The penultimate volume in the series presents the work of talented photographers around the former Penn Central portion of Conrail in 1990-1994. Coverage includes the former Penn Central locomotives, equipment, and structures still in use during this period.

Ref. 1721

£ 65.00

Conrail in the Norfolk Southern/CSX Era Vol. 2: 2005-2010
By Stephen M. Timko

Vol. 2 covers the second six-year period after split date. Scenes from around the former Conrail system under the new owners in 2005-2010 are featured. Also illustrated are two chapters covering 2011 and beyond, as well as former Conrail equipment and structures!

Ref. 1720

 

£ 65.00

 

Burlington Northern Washington In Color Volume 2
By Ed Austin

Follow the birth of Burlington Northern in beautiful Washington State as freshly painted BN power works with the diesels of GN, NP, CB&Q, and SP&S! Featuring a rainbow of rare diesel lashups.

 

Ref. 1719

£ 65.00

 


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Please note, we can get any of Morning Sun books in, just let us know which titles you would like.


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