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Model Railroad Planning 2016

Model Railroad Planning 2016

10.00

Inside this 100-page special issue you'll find 14 stories about model railroads in the planning and construction phases. The stories cover layouts in HO, N, and O scales. You'll gain inspiration to plan the perfect layout for your space and operate your railroad with ease.

Some of the featured topics in Model Railroad Planning 2016 include:

- Eight tips for hiding the spot where track disappears into a hidden staging area of another room.

- How Byron Henderson used creative thinking to meet a client's requirements for a railroad set in southern California in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

- Planning ahead when your railroad will traverse one or more long, high bridges.
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Model Railroad Planning 2018

Model Railroad Planning 2018

9.00

Model Railroad Planning 2018 is back with more creative solutions for modeling your best layout yet. From the publisher of Model Railroader magazine, the 100-page special issue features 15 all-new layout stories in HO, N, and O scale. Learn scenery tricks, track planning, yard construction, and more, from top experts in the field. Featured Stories Include:

Cover story: Doug Tagsold models the narrow gauge lines of the Colorado & Southern with a twist.

Neil Schofield describes the steps he used to model a sprawling furniture plant in an alcove.

Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester shares more than a dozen things to avoid.

Paul Dolkos discusses various topics regarding layout height.

Veteran HO modeler David Barrow builds an O scale switching layout.

Byron Henderson is back with a double-deck design.

And much more!
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TRAIN WRECKS V2

TRAIN WRECKS V2

9.00

From Trains magazine, Train Wrecks Vol. 2 takes a revealing look at several major derailments that changed railroading as we know it.

From train crossing accidents and floods, to horrific crashes and evacuations, this 100-page special issue covers historic disasters that caused sweeping changes in the railroad industry. Also, discover the new technologies that emerged from catastrophic events.

Featured Stories:

* Explore the horrifying crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada that led to critical changes for trains carrying hazardous materials.

* learn how the 1987 crash of Amtrak's Colonial ushered in engineer licensing and sobriety requirements.

* Travel to Chatsworth, California, where a head-on crash with a Metrolink commuter train led Congress to demand PTC (Positive Train Control).

* Look back to November 10, 1979, when a train derailment in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, resulted in the largest peacetime evacuation in North America until Hurricane Katrina.

* And much more!
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GREAT Model Railroads 2018

GREAT Model Railroads 2018

10.00

The 100-page special issue includes a variety of scales (HO, N, and O), locations, and eras - from an O scale depiction of the Colorado Midland Railway in 1897, to a captivating mountain-railroading layout in present-day Europe.

Each story features a completed layout, detailed track plan, how?to tips, and stunning photographs. Whether you're just beginning your layout, or almost finished, you're sure to find inspiration on every page! Ref. GMR18 £ 10.00 + £1 UK p&p
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WINTER ON DONNER PASS

WINTER ON DONNER PASS

23.00

Journey high into California's Sierra Nevada Mountains for a stunning look at winter operations over Donner Pass. As Pacific storms dump heavy snow, Union Pacific battles to keep trains rolling.

Get a taste of what it is like to be trackside in the midst of winter's fury. Long stack trains, heavy manifests, and Amtrak's California Zephyr share the rails with an army of snow fighting equipment including flangers, spreaders, and the mighty rotaries.

Beginning at Colfax, trains climb toward the snow zone at Blue Cañon, then on to Truckee on rails once covered almost completely by snow sheds. Extra time is spent near the summit at Soda Springs and Norden where man and machine are put to the test against the elements. This is mountain railroading and snow fighting rolled into one exciting presentation!

Shot over four separate winters including the big snow of 2011, this is your ticket to "Winter on Donner Pass!"

Run Time: 2 hours 5 minutes * WIDESCREEN DVD

May be viewed with or without narration..

By 7idea Productions
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Conquering The Grade

Conquering The Grade

14.00

If you love railroads, and mountains, "Conquering the Grade" is the show for you. From monster horsepower locomotives pulling trains through mountain passes, to tranquil scenery, C. Vision Productions takes you on a spectacular journey through the Western United States. Videographer Woody Wilson travels to Tehachapi, California to view the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific, then off to Colorado and Utah to watch Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Utah Railway on Soldier Summit. He then travels to Montana to view the Montana Rail Link in and around Bozeman and Mullen Pass.

Huge trains, fallen flag railroads, awesome horsepower and great mountain scenery make this show truly unique. From Rio Grande and Southern Pacific Tunnel Motors to modern Montana Rail Link SD-70 Ace's, this video has all a mountain railroad enthusiast could dream of!

Watch as these railroads Conquer the Grade!

Running time 97 minutes, color, HiFi Stereo Sound.

Narration on/off option

Copyright 2011 C. Vision Productions/Woody Wilson

Regular Price: £21.00

SPECIAL OFFER £14
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

16.50

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.

PUBLICATION DATE 2008
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QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

QUEBEC & LABRADOR + NEWFOUNDLAND

16.50

This the third of four volumes of SPV's COMPREHENSIVE RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA covering Canada and includes the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge. It should be noted that some lines shown as "in service" may see very infrequent use whilst some "abandoned" lines may, if the tracks remain in place, be reactivated for a special movement.

Every effort has been made to show all current operating locations as defined in railroad operating timetables.
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Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Western Canada

16.50

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
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Great Model Railroads 2017

Great Model Railroads 2017

10.00

In Great Model Railroads 2017, you'll find 10 of the very best layouts you'll ever see.

This special issue - the only magazine that focuses on cream of the crop model railroads - explores 8 HO layouts, plus N and O layouts covering a variety of locations.

Stories include:

An HO scale layout depicting a quiet secondary line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR in Kansas during the Fall of 1969.

An O scale narrow gauge layout modeling the rustic Dolly Varden mining railroad on the coast of British Columbia as it looked in the early years of the 20th century.

A small, gallery-style N scale layout depicting the CSX RR's operations in the "Bone Valley" phosphate-mining region east of Tampa, Fla., in the 1980s.

A Baltimore & Ohio RR model layout that spans two bedrooms, a laundry room, and a closet.

And much more!
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Amtrak Power In Color Vol 2

Amtrak Power In Color Vol 2

Ref: 1502


Price: 50.00


Amtrak Power In Color Vol 3

Amtrak Power In Color Vol 3

Ref: 1509


Price: 50.00


Piggyback Color Guide Volume 1: A to H

Piggyback Color Guide Volume 1: A to H

Ref: 1504


Price: 50.00

James Kinkaid

Once an innovation, TOFC (Trailer-on-Flat-Car) has grown exponentially since its birth. Owners A to H are examined in this the first of a two-volume series showing trailers, flatcars, and containers in all their colorful attire.

Piggyback Color Guide Volume 2: I to X

Piggyback Color Guide Volume 2: I to X

Ref: 1517


Price: 50.00

James Kinkaid

?The ever-changing nature of TOFC (trailer on flat car) types and operations is detailed on companies in the bottom half of the alphabet.

Steel Mills Railroads In Color Volume 6:  Southern Style

Steel Mills Railroads In Color Volume 6: Southern Style

Ref: 1494


Price: 50.00

by Thomas Lawson, Jr. and Stephen M. Timko

For Volume 6 of this popular series, noted industrial loco expert Tom Lawson adds his photography and expertise. Many hidden treasures are uncovered in this tour of the Old South.

Railroad Critters In Color Volume 3

Railroad Critters In Color Volume 3

Ref: 1473


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

A visit to the industrial "backyards" for a view of railroad operations using cookie-cutter and special-order locomotives built by Atlas, Baldwin, Davenport, GE, Plymouth, Porter, Whitcomb and others. Over 300 new photos.

Steel Mills Railroads In Color Volume 4

Steel Mills Railroads In Color Volume 4

Ref: 1471


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

A continuing look at railroading as it relates to the steelmaking process----from the iron ore mines, through the iron and steel production, transportation of finished products, and the ultimate recycling processes. Join us with this continuing popular series of Steel Mill Railroads.

Steamtown In Color

Steamtown In Color

Ref: 1400


Price: 50.00

Jim Boyd

An epic work describing the long history of Steamtown from its New England roots in the 1950’s with F. Nelson Blount to its move south to Scranton and the National Park Service – all told through more than 300 color photographs!


Tank Car Color Guide Vol. 2: Stub Sill Cars

Tank Car Color Guide Vol. 2: Stub Sill Cars

Ref: 1406


Price: 50.00

James Kinkaid

The conclusion of a two-part series examining the North American tank car fleet in color.


Railroad Critters In Color, Vol. 1

Railroad Critters In Color, Vol. 1

Ref: 1422


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

A look at Whitcomb's, Plymouth’s, GE’s and more behind the fences of industries from quarries to steel mills to power plants.

Trackside with

Trackside with "Mr. Alco" George W. Hockaday

Ref: 1301


Price: 50.00

by Jim Odell and Len Kilian

George Hockaday loved the Alco locomotives his employer created and photographed them new at the plant as well as out on the various railroads he worked with.

Refrigerator Car Color Guide

Refrigerator Car Color Guide

Ref: 1216


Price: 50.00

by Gene Green

A look at the operation & roster of privately-owned ice-bunker reefer cars. Contains a marvelous sequence of the icing process atop an icing dock in 1962.

Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color

Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color

Ref: 1035


Price: 45.00

by Jim Boyd

Former Railfan and Railroad Magazine Editor Jim Boyd details the colorful product of the FM Company through more than 250 photographs. This comprehensive look at FM diesel production covers every original buyer as well as the railroads that inherited FMs through mergers. Tour the opposed piston world of UP and PRR, Santa Fe and Southern as well as the multitude of other lines that operated these unique diesels.

Pullman-Standard Color Guide to Freight Equipment

Pullman-Standard Color Guide to Freight Equipment

Ref: 1074


Price: 50.00

by James Kinkaid

The official color photographs of the world’s largest car builder during its most colorful decade 1960-1970! Almost 300 color portraits of Pullman’s freight products for PRR, UP, NYC, ATSF, CB&Q, and a hundred other major and minor roads are captioned by freight car authority Jim Kinkaid. Follow this intriguing facet of railroading in this 128-page hardcover book.

The Lionel Inspiration

The Lionel Inspiration

Ref: 1043


Price: 45.00

by William J. Brennan

Railfans and train collectors alike will enjoy this photo-by-photo comparison of the prototype and its model. Find out how Lionel mirrored the actual train with O-Gauge models during its heyday of the 1940s and 50s. Railfans will especially enjoy the many vintage color views of steam, diesel and electric locomotives as well as the boxcars and other rolling stock that would end up as Lionel models.

ALCO Official Color Photography

ALCO Official Color Photography

Ref: 1015


Price: 45.00

by Walter A. Appel

Find out how your favorite Alco looked when it was brand new! 128 pages of company photos of new Alcos from the early 1950s till 1968, posed right outside the shops and out on the road.

Streetcar Scenes of the 1950s in Colour

Streetcar Scenes of the 1950s in Colour

Ref: 1141


Price: 50.00

by LeRoy O. King

Follow traction photographer Ed Miller as he crisscrosses the country in the 1950s to record the passing of the trolley in more than 240 color scenes that not only show traction but a way of life in the streets of America that has long vanished. Ed was methodical and his coverage in this book is truly national in scope.

Passenger Alcos in Colour

Passenger Alcos in Colour

Ref: 1134


Price: 50.00

by Jim Boyd

Here in full color is the untold story on how Alco got into the passenger diesel market in the 1940s and the technological breakthrough that resulted in the most famous locomotive of that classic first generation era, the magnificent PA.

Baldwin Diesels -1 in Colour (Roads A-G)

Baldwin Diesels -1 in Colour (Roads A-G)

Ref: 1153


Price: 50.00

by Jim Boyd

A road-by-road analysis of the Baldwin purchases by roads A-G. Author Jim Boyd's usual perceptive look back at the railroad reasoning in the late forties / early fifties is augmented by more than 250 vintage color photos of cab units, road switchers and switchers.

Baldwin Diesels -2 in Colour (Roads H-P)

Baldwin Diesels -2 in Colour (Roads H-P)

Ref: 1154


Price: 50.00

by Jim Boyd

Former Railfan & RR Magazine editor Jim Boyd continues his thorough examination of railroads H to P and the Baldwins they owned. Many rare photos and much new information!

Baldwin Diesels -3 in Colour (Roads Q-Z)

Baldwin Diesels -3 in Colour (Roads Q-Z)

Ref: 1155


Price: 50.00

by Jim Boyd

The concluding volume in this fascinating series examines the Baldwin fleets of roads like RDG, SLSF, SAL, SP, UP, URR, WM, WP and everything in between. Some "stragglers A-Z", a BLW production list, and a special chapter on BLW Builders Plates concludes this set.

Trackside with EMD Field Representative Casey Cavanaugh 1960-1962

Trackside with EMD Field Representative Casey Cavanaugh 1960-1962

Ref: 1254


Price: 50.00

by Casey Cavanaugh

Delivering new FL9s, GP18s and GP20s took this camera-toting field rep to the NH, CB&Q, RI, GN, SP and numerous other roads across the country. His behind the scenes commentary makes for enjoyable reading.

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