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KICKING HORSE PASS Canadian Pacific's Laggan Sub

KICKING HORSE PASS Canadian Pacific's Laggan Sub

22.00

The southern Canadian Rockies are a breathtaking spectacle shouldering the Continental Divide and boundary of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Topped with glaciers and surrounded by emerald lakes and rivers, their beauty is beyond pictures or words.

For those who built the Canadian Pacific, these mountains were the ultimate obstacle to overcome. The route they chose was the difficult ascent over Kicking Horse Pass. Known to railroaders as "The Big Hill", Canadian Pacific trains have been climbing this grade since 1884 and it is still an amazing sight today!

Beginning at Field, BC, we follow the Laggan Sub east to Exshaw, Alberta. Watch trains battle the 2.2% grade above the Kicking Horse River, pass through the incredible Spiral Tunnels, and sprint along the bank of the scenic Bow River. See 10,000 foot stack trains, unit grain, potash, and mixed manifests. We also catch The Rocky Mountaineer, Canada's premiere passenger train. There's nothing like mountain railroading in the Canadian Rockies!

This program was shot in June, September, and October 2014.

By 7idea Productions

1 hour 34 minutes * WIDESCREEN * Features narration on/off.
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SD40-2 Survivors Volume

SD40-2 Survivors Volume

21.00

In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 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.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.

Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen

By CVision DVD Regular Price £22

NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
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Great Trains Heartland

Great Trains Heartland

12.00

Great Trains Heartland covers the golden age of rail travel when luxurious streamliners raced across the American Midwest.

Curated from the pages of Trains and Classic Trains magazines, Great Trains Heartland covers the golden age of rail travel when luxurious streamliners raced across the American Midwest. This special collectors edition honors these great trains with fresh layouts and new photos, including rare color images.

Read about these famous trains:

* Panama Limited - Illinois Central's all-Pullman luxury train from Chicago to New Orleans.

* The Zephyrs - Burlington Route's fleet of pioneering stainless-steel streamliners.

* Pan-American - Louisville & Nashville's storied flyer between Cincinnati and New Orleans.

* Ann Rutledge - One of Gulf, Mobile & Ohio's popular Chicago-St. Louis trains.

* Hiawatha - Milwaukee Road's steam-powered "Speedliner" from Chicago to Minneapolis.

* And more!
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Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1

Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1

19.00

The Burlington Northern Railroad was the product of a March 2nd, 1970, merger of four major railroads, the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. In this series, we feature the films of Fred Crissey, who traveled to many areas along the BN's route in the central United States in the late 1970's and 1980's with his 8-millimeter movie film camera.

In Volume 1, Fred travels to the states of Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

Cascade green and black locomotives are seen in such locations as Wyoming's Wind River Canyon, Montana's Bozeman and Mullen Pass and Skykomish, Washington. You have to see the action Fred captured while riding in a suburban commuter train between Aurora and Chicago, Illinois when the BN was using their fleet of E-9's. We finish the show along the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains and follow the old Colorado & Southern and the Fort Worth & Denver between Trinidad, Colorado and Dalhart, Texas.

This program showcases the BN at a time when they were growing and expanding since the 1970 merger. If you are a fan of the Cascade Green, you won't want to miss Classic Burlington Northern, Volume 1!

97 minutes, Color/Silent Films with Music and Narration, Music On/Off Feature By CVision Ref D510 DVD Regular Price £20 NEW RELEASE OFFER £19 UNTIL 7th July 2017
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Canada's FRASER CANYON

Canada's FRASER CANYON

21.00

Travel with 7idea Productions to beautiful British Columbia, Canada where both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National traverse the rugged Fraser Canyon. Cutting a deep swath through the Cascade Range, this is an important link in the trans-Canada rail network connecting Vancouver with Montreal.

This program follows each line's course along opposite banks of the Fraser River between Hope and the confluence with the Thompson River at Lytton. These competing railways operate jointly in the canyon. Eastbounds use Canadian Pacific's Cascade and Thompson Subdivisions, while westbounds travel over Canadian National's Ashcroft and Yale Subs.

One of the many highlights of the canyon are the Cisco Bridges where both railways cross the river with the CN flying over the CP. Our summer and winter visits reveal the grand seasonal contrast of the canyon's appearance. Add to that a great variety of trains from hot shot intermodals, to coal, grain, potash, mixed merchandise, and the Rocky Mountaineer and you will know why railfans the world over love visiting Canada's Fraser Canyon! This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 37 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

By 7idea Productions Ref D508

DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

Chicago, America's Railroad Capital

10.00

In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital describes how the city's railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.

Some highlights include:

* Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.

* Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.

* The L: A look at the city's rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra's stunning photography.

* Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago's hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.

* Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.

* Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.

* And more!

Whether you're a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you'll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.
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Steam Special - Double Feature

Steam Special - Double Feature

14.00

Roarin' Runbys + Super Slips and Start Ups

ROARIN' RUNBYS

You'll see American steam from coast to coast, from a small 2-4-4T to powerful 4-8-4s and the mighty 4-6-6-4 Challenger, the world's largest operating steam locomotive. Each scene was selected for maximum smoke, steam, and stack talk! Locomotives featured:

*B&HR 2-4-4T 7 *BM&R 4-6-2 425 *CASS GEARED LOCOS*C&O 2-8-4 2765 * C&NW 4-6-0 1385 *CN 2-8-2 3254*COTTON BELT 4-8-4 819 *Five 3-foot Gauge D&RGW 2-8-2s*FRISCO 4-8-2 1522 *Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 611, 2-6-6-4 1218*PRR 4-4-0 1223 *PRR 4-4-2 7002 *PRR 4-6-2 1361*READING 4-8-4 2102 *SUSQUEHANNA 2-8-2 142 *SANTA FE 4-8-4 3751 * SP 4-6-2 2472 *SP 4-8-4 4449*SP&S 4-8-4 700 * UP 4-8-4 844 *UP 4-6-6-4 3718*UP 4-6-6-4 3967 *UP 4-6-6-4 3985 *VALLEY 2-8-2 40

SUPER SLIPS AND START-UPS

features several large steam locomotives starting heavy trains. Thrill to the sights and sounds of booming exhaust, slipping drivers, and huge plumes of smoke as these powerful locomotives are captured in exciting trackside, in-cab, and pacing sequences. A stunning stereo soundtrack complements the high-quality video imagery.

LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED: UP 4-8-4 844, 4-6-6-4 3985, SP&S 4-8-4 700, FRISCO 4-8-2 1522, SP 4-8-4 4449, and READING 4-8-4 2102.

120 MINUTES * FULL COLOR * STEREO SOUND

Ref S51 DVD Regular Price £20

SPECIAL OFFER £14

INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 19th May 2017
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Hooters On Blue Ridge

Hooters On Blue Ridge

14.00

TODAY, SOME FORTY YEARS AFTER their smoke plumes dissipated over Christiansburg Hill and their exhaust beats and hooter whistles reverberated into silence on the famous Blue Ridge grade, the mighty Norfolk & Western Y6 2-8-8-2’s, A-class 2-6-6-4’s, and J-class 4-8-4’s roar back with a vengeance in an incredible 16mm color sound film computer-enhanced and expertly transferred into the

dramatic videotape Hooters on Blue Ridge.

Like cracking open the vault to the Fort Knox of steam era color movies, with the camera work of Henry Peterson, who made several trips to the N&W in the 1950’s. He not only filmed America’s last great steam show in 16mm, but he also recorded the action in synchronized sound, much of it in stereo!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS VIDEO

* Y6 plus A doubleheaders on Blue Ridge grade with Y6 pushers * Streamlined J 4-8-4’s and K 4-8-2’s in passenger service * Massive steam turbine Jawn Henry pushing upgrade * Conventional K-class 4-8-2 in freight yard service * The incomparable N&W "hooters" in actual synchronized stereo sound

* 50 minutes of video action plus 30 minutes of stills with locomotive and whistle sound background!

by Goodheart Productions 85 mins * colour * narration *

Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

21.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

Canada's THOMPSON CANYON

22.00

The Thompson River cuts through the rugged country of south central British Columbia, Canada. Its wild and scenic course proved to be the best route for building a transcontinental railway and today is used by both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Continuing the journey that began in Canada's Fraser Canyon, we follow the Thompson River for 95 miles between Lytton and Kamloops. Both railways operate jointly over much of the territory with eastbounds using Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision and westbounds using Canadian National's Ashcroft Sub.

Shot in both summer and winter, the stunning scenery and stark seasonal contrast is enhanced by the sight and sound of heavy main line trains. Massive coal, grain, and potash trains share the rails with long double stacks and mixed manifests. Canada's Rocky Mountaineer adds to the wide variety of trains. CN's new Tier 4 GE's are viewed working along side classic cowl bodied C-40-8M's! Illinois Central and BC Rail units create an interesting assortment of motive power along with Canadian Pacific's fleet of modern GE's. This is your front row seat to Canada's Thompson Canyon!

This program was shot between July 2016 and January 2017.

1 Hour 48 Minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD By 7idea Productions
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The Model Railroader's Guide to Logging Railroads

The Model Railroader's Guide to Logging Railroads

Ref: 12423


Price: 16.00

Matt Coleman explains the business of logging railroads and shows prototype operations by region. Photos of locomotives and other logging-line equipment and structures set the stage for modeling logging scenes and designing a logging layout.

Railroads and the logging industry have been tied together since the mid-1 800s. For more than 100 years, railroads dedicated strictly to logging snaked into forests from the Pacific Northwest to New England and the Deep South, hauling logs from temporary camps to sawmills along rivers and coastlines.

The Model Railroaders Guide to Logging Railroads traces the history of the timber industry and its railroads, following advances in logging methods and equipment, specialized rolling stock, and the development of geared steam locomotives, including the Shay, Climax, and Heisler designs.

This book includes information and tips about:

* Logging camps and structures * Sawmills and log ponds

* Skeleton cars, log bunks, and other rolling stock * Loading and unloading log trains

* Track planning for logging lines * Geared steam locomotives

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages; 75 color photos; 75 b&w photos; 5 illustrations;

Waterfront Terminals and Operations

Waterfront Terminals and Operations

Ref: 12497


Price: 22.00

By Bernard Kempinski

Rail-marine operations are a vital aspect of modern transportation, and Waterfront Terminals and Operations explores this trend topic in model railroading.

This book includes:

A historical overview of the railroad-marine interface - the terminal where railroad tracks meet lakes or sea, from a modeler's perspective.

Chapters on break bulk piers and terminals, grain terminals, mineral terminals, railroad ferries and car float terminals, container terminals, barge terminals, ship building, and modeling water and wharves.

Prototype information along with buildable track plans and modeling tips.

Softcover * 96 pages * 175 color photos * 8 1/4 × 10 3/4

Scenery by the Seasons

Scenery by the Seasons

Ref: 0890247174


Price: 15.50

With its seasonal approach, this book offers a unique look at scenery. Designed for all model railroaders, the book is especially valuable for those who are in the planning stages of their layouts or for those looking to refresh their layouts through a change of seasons. Written by a who's who of scenery experts, the book features a range of season-specific projects that incorporate the latest scenery construction tips and techniques. Appropriate for all levels of model railroaders Shows how to model trees, crops, and water in different seasons Features the short-cuts and innovations from a panel of scenery experts

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 200 color photos;


Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects

Easy Model Railroad Scenery Projects

Ref: 12499


Price: 19.00

By Jeff Wilson

This project-oriented book covers all areas of building model railroad scenery, including landforms, terrain, water, rockwork, trees, and more. The book's step-by-step photos and instructions make it easy for modelers to learn how to create realistic scenes.

It includes:

* A wide variety of scenery techniques from noted authors.

* Projects using traditional materials as well as newer products.

* Advice that applicable to many layouts regardless of scale.

Author: Jeff Wilson * Size: 8.25 x 10.75 * Pages: 112

Color Photos: 240

£ 18.00 FREE UK p&p

How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2

How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2

Ref: DETAILMRSCENE2


Price: 14.50

By Lou Sassi

Learn how to realistically model a main street firehouse, an implement dealership, and an entire Northeastern town. Included are historical backgrounds and period details.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages;

Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad

Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 12425


Price: 16.50

By Mike Danneman

This book shows you how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts by explaining why you need one, how to build and paint one, how to add clouds, how to blend with layout scenery, and more. Other techniques such as using photos and commercial backdrops are also included.

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 80 pages; 160 color photos;


Planning Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Planning Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 12410


Price: 15.00

By Tony Koester

This volume shows modelers how to turn to the real thing - natural land forms, crops, forests, water features, and even the seasons, to get better results on their model railroad layouts. What are the critical - and "model-able" - differences between the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains, for example, and what resources can help modelers achieve a natural-looking scene from each area? Examples of incorporating realistic natural effects including rock strata, water forms, field crops, and space-saving industries. Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 96 pages; 175 color photos; 25 b&w photos; 10 illustrations;

How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 3rd Edition

How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery 3rd Edition

Ref: 12216


Price: 21.00

By Dave Frary

One of model railroading's best-known scenery modelers offers new techniques for adding realism to a layout of any size or scale. Featuring today's newest products and equipment, this third edition of one of Kalmbach's top-sellers will attract modelers with contemporary images of diesel locomotives and urban settings, plus updates to Dave's trademark scenery "recipes." Hundreds of photographs bring the techniques to life and make it easy for modelers to get started quickly. * Includes new chapters on Western scenery and desert modeling, and city scenery and urban settings * Ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced modelers planning a layout

Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 144 pages; 300 color photos; 150 b&w photos; 20 illustrations;

How to Build & Detail Model Railroad Scenes

How to Build & Detail Model Railroad Scenes

Ref: 0890245770


Price: 15.50

By Lou Sassi

This practical, photo-driven guide covers the principles and techniques of designing and constructing detailed, realistic model railroad scenes. The various projects include structure, scenery, and detailing techniques for both urban and rural settings. It's the essential information modelers need to make a good layout look great!

Softcover; 8.25 x 10.75; 88 pages; 225 color photos; 20 illustrations;

Trackside Scenes You Can Model

Trackside Scenes You Can Model

Ref: 089024235


Price: 14.00

Model your favorite prototype railroad

Historic color and black-and-white photographs capture intriguing prototype railroad settings from all over the U.S. The author details how you can realistically model each prototype scene on your own layout. Each chapter features a description of the scene including trackage, structures, and operating environment, and a suggested track plan

* Perfect for adding realism to a layout

8.25 x 10.75; 80 pgs.; 80 color and 20 b&w photos; 25 illus.; softcover.

Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Scenery for Your Model Railroad

Ref: 0890243239


Price: 14.00

by Mike Dannerman

from Backdrop to Tabletop

Learn how to give model railroad scenery character and life!

Create a more realistic scene behind and around your model railroad! This book shows you how, from ground cover and rockwork, to trees, water, and more. Learn the finishing touches that give a railroad character.

* Features a comprehensive approach to scenery, including instructions for integrating a backdrop with layout scenery

* Includes photos of models and prototype scenes for inspiration

* Perfect for the beginning/intermediate modeler preparing to build a layout

8.25 x 10.75; 80 pgs.; 150 color and 25 b&w photos; 10 illus.; softcover.

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