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No.V161
THE FEBRUARY, MARCH NEWSLETTER 2021


New from Kalmbach

Rails Around the World
By Brian Solomon

Curated by renowned railroad photographer and historian Brian Solomon, Rails Around the World provides railfans an inside look into the development of the most high-tech locomotives and trains. The stunning photography in this collection spans North America, Europe, and Asia over the course of more than 200 years of innovation. Get an inside look at Japanese Shinkansen trains, Germany’s Flying Hamburger, French TGVs, the Soviet M62 diesel, and countless other topics.

Author: Brian Solomon

Size: 8.5x11 Pages: 192
Ref 83145

£ 40.00

Model Railroader’s Guide to Iron Ore Railroads
By Jeff Wilson

Explore the iron ore industry and the role played by rail in this Model Railroader book from the Guide to Industries series. Model Railroader’s Guide to Iron Ore Railroads details the history and evolution of the iron ore industry and railroads across all eras from the late 1800s to today.
This 112-page book from author Jeff Wilson includes:

* The process of mining ore
* How preparation plants function
* Loading and transferring of ore from trains to ships and back to trains
* Period and modern photos, including many previously unpublished
* And more!
You’ll learn how to take information from the real thing and accurately apply it to your own layout with this detailed book filled with facts about available models and tips on modeling iron ore mining, processing, and operations.
Size: 8.25 x 10.75 * Pages: 112 * Color photos: 175
Ref 12830

£ 22.00


NEW RELEASES

Union Pacific’s Caliente Sub
By 7idea Productions

Las Vegas to Milford
Union Pacific’s Caliente Subdivision etches a course across the arid deserts and deep canyons of the American Southwest. It is the centerpiece of UP’s Los Angeles & Salt Lake Route running 240 miles between Las Vegas, Nevada and Milford, Utah.
This is a solitary route winding through a remote country that has changed little since the rails were laid in the early 1900’s. Modern high-horsepower diesels pull twelve thousand foot stack trains past the bleached bones of old ghost towns nearly forgotten. Sheer canyon walls echo the deep bark of GE’s and throb of EMD’s lugging loads of coal, autos, iron ore, containers, trailers, and mixed freight.
Trains tunnel through mighty fortresses of rock, crawl over heavy grades of up to 2%, and sprint through vast deserts on a highway of steel. One of the scenic highlights is Rainbow Canyon near Caliente where the railroad passes beneath vibrant multi-colored cliffs.
Shot in October, 2020 in brilliant 4K from the air, as well as the ground, this is a fantastic look at UP’s line through the desert.

An eastbound stack train snakes through the desert at Farrier, east of Moapa.
A westbound Z train is framed in the bore of Tunnel 7 near Stine.
A westbound manifest drops down-grade through the rugged canyon near Kyle.
A westbound stack train passes through beautiful Rainbow Canyon.
The hottest train on the line, the Z-LADV races through Caliente near sunset.
An eastbound manifest exits Tunnel 12 near Eccles.
A daily Z-SCLB drops down the 2% grade through the Clover Creek Canyon at Eccles.

Westbound stacks crawl to the highest point on the railroad at Crestline.

2 hours 17 minutes * Stereo Sound * Narration on/off
By 7idea Productions

Regular price 24.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 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.


Exploring WISCONSIN CENTRAL
By CVision Productions

In Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin Central freights operated over a network of secondary routes and branch lines to serve the industries of this remote area.
During the summer of 2001, with the Canadian National takeover imminent, we ventured into the lush birch evergreen forests to capture daily operations over much of this trackage. While one could easily view many more trains on the main line, our goal was
to document pure sets of WC power operating on backwoods jobs during
Wisconsin Central’s final summer. We invite you to join us as videographer Dan Hadley ventures out into the north woods in search of the essential Wisconsin Central.
Our coverage includes the Whitehall, Valley, Bradley, Ashland, White Pine, Marinette, L’Anse, Manistique and Newberry Subdivisions.
Wisconsin Central’s eclectic collection of locomotives are evident in this show as many of their 4 axle units polish the rails of these secondary lines. Plenty of WC’s SD45’s are still shown working freight and ore trains. We also get a glimpse of operations on the Tomahawk Railway and the Lake Superior and Ishpeming.
Don’t miss this program as it showcases what was one of the greatest railroads in America! Spectacular scenery and phenomenal trains can be found
“Into the Northwoods”!
©2021 C. Vision Productions

 
 
 
 
 

 

Running Time 107 minutes * 4:3 Full Screen * Stereo Sound * Narration on/off
By CVision Productions

Regular price 24.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 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 26
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CP and UP trains in February and March 2015
* Northern Lines Railway with new GP-16 #1610
* BNSF Superior to Northtown trains using test LNG power set
* A few CP trains led with SOO LINE Power
* UP, CP and Progressive Rail action in Northfield and Randolph
* Progressive Rail moving ex-Minnesota Zephyr F-7’s
* Minnesota Commercial Jobs 46 and 99 with a Yard Slug, B36-7 and MLW M420

 
 
 
 
 

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

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 27
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CP and UP trains in March and April 2015
* A few trains led with GE C40-8’s and CM40-8’s
* Minnesota Commercial #35 (MLW M420) on the Belt Job
* Minnesota Southern in southwest Minnesota
* SOO 6024 & other CP trains from Newport to Annandale
* Chicago & North Western #8646 leading BNSF train V-BLUPTL

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 28
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various BNSF and CP and UP trains in May and June 2015
* Ferromex #4685 on BNSF train U-EAPSUP
* CSX SD40-3’s leading BNSF trains in various locations
* KCS SD70ACe pair on BNSF train G-AGMBRC
* Trains on BNSF’s Hinckley Sub
* BNSF trains through Big Lake during double track installation
* NS 6336 (SD40E) on BNSF train U-NSZEPP

 
 
 
 
 

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

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 29
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* NS 8098 “Conrail” on CP train 581
* Various BNSF, CP and UP trains led with SD40-2’s
* Various BNSF, CP and UP trains led with other EMD locomotives
* Various BNSF, CP, CN and UP trains led with GE locomotives

 
 
 
 

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

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 15th JANUARY 2021- 11

Minnesota Train Action, Volume 30
By CVision Productions

Locations in this volume include…
* Various Twin Cities Area Locals and Transfers
* Various GE C40-8’s leading BNSF trains
* Various BNSF, CP and UP trains in January & February 2015


 
 
 
 

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

Regular price 12.00
NEW RELEASE OFFER UNTIL 9th APRIL 2021- 11


Buy ALL 5 Volumes
for £50 only

 

 


New from Kalmbach

Model Railroad Planning 2021
By Trains

Model Railroad Planning 2021 offers creative solutions for making the most of your hobby. With 12 all-new planning stories featuring N, HO, S, On30 and O scale layouts, you’ll plan a layout designed for realistic operation. From track planning and model railroad operation, to prototypical modeling, there’s valuable information on every page for all skill levels.
This year’s articles include:
Chesapeake & Ohio in the central Appalachians.
* Boston & Maine’s Cheshire Branch.
* Modeling a bucolic New York State short line.
* Tehachapi Pass in a single-car garage.
* And more! This popular annual covers a lot of information in 92 pages with all-new planning stories from today’s finest modelers. Pages: 92 Ref. MRP21

£ 11.00


New MORNING SUN BOOKS

New Haven Power In Color Volume 3: Self-Propelled Passenger Equipment
By Stephen M. Timko

Volume 3 illustrates the company’s fascinating self-propelled passenger equipment, both electric and diesel, as well as the Mack railbus models. The RDCs, the diverse fleet of electric MU equipment, and the DOT Turbo era on New Haven are all featured! 128 Pages, All Color,

Ref. 1718

 

£ 65.00

 

Canadian National Power In Color Vol 2: First Generation MLW and CLC Roadswitchers
By Stephen M. Timko

Continuing the coverage of the Canadian National’s locomotive fleet, the standard and rare models rostered are featured! Coverage includes the CLC H12-64, H16-44 and the lone H24-66 as well as MLW models RSC-13, -14, and -24, RS-3, -10, and -18 with a special section covering the TEMPO RS-18s! 128 Pages, All Color,

 

Ref. 1717

£ 65.00

 

Santa Fe Power In Color Volume 4: Electro-Motive Six-Axle Hood Units
By Ed Mackinson

For many years, six-axle Electro-Motive roadswitchers were the backbone of Santa Fe’s mainline freight service. Volume 4 features them all, from the SD24s of 1959 to the “Warbonnet” SD75Ms of Santa Fe’s final days! 128 Pages, All Color,

Ref. 1716

 

£ 65.00

 

Boston and Maine In Color Vol. 4: Through the Years
By Walter E. Zullig

Tracing its roots to the early 1830s, the Boston & Maine is one of America’s oldest railroads, assembled from over 150 small lines. The book features the B&M’s history and discusses the many improvements such as Hoosac Tunnel, Boston North Station terminal complex, East Deerfield Yard, and early dieselization. The principal routes are featured in striking color spanning the 1930s through the present!128 Pages, All Color,

Ref. 1715

£ 65.00


Order your books today!
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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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