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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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New England

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Trackside around New Hampshire 1950-1970 with Ben English, Jr.

Trackside around New Hampshire 1950-1970 with Ben English, Jr.

Ref: 1337


Price: 50.00

George F. Melvin

Examine the "Granite State" in full color during the period right after steam but prior to Guilford. Super coverage of the entire state!


Bangor & Aroostook In Color Volume 2

Bangor & Aroostook In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1368


Price: 50.00

By George Melvin

A chronological look at "the Maine Railroad" from 1950 until 2009 when the shield carried a new name.

Boston & Maine In Color Volume 2

Boston & Maine In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1299


Price: 50.00

by Carl Byron

A year-by-year chronology of the B&M from just after World War II through the troubled McGinnis years, bankruptcy and eventually Guildford.

Trackside in search of Southern New England Steam with John Morrision

Trackside in search of Southern New England Steam with John Morrision

Ref: 1283


Price: 50.00

by John Canfield

After World War II, John Morrison and several other photographers knew that it was only a short matter of time before all steam operations disappeared from the New Haven and Boston & Albany (NYC). They set off to record these operations capturing a lot of early rare diesels along the way.

Trackside Grand Trunk (New England Lines) with John Ames

Trackside Grand Trunk (New England Lines) with John Ames

Ref: 1279


Price: 50.00

by George F. Melvin

The Grand Trunk (New England Lines) of the Canadian National System were an almost forgotten piece of American railroading. Extending from Portland, Maine through New Hampshire to Canada, the late steam, diesel operations of GT are examined in full color through the camera of one of its long-time employees

Trackside in search of Northern New England Steam with John T. Morrison

Trackside in search of Northern New England Steam with John T. Morrison

Ref: 1264


Price: 50.00

By John R. Canfield

In the late 1940's it was readily apparent that steam was quickly being displaced by new diesels on the likes of B&M, CV, MEC, Rutland, and BAR. John Morrison, George Dimond and several other notable photographers began a systematic quest to record the vanishing breed on color film, the results of which are shown in this book. Also early diesel!

New Haven Trackside with Thomas J. McNamara

New Haven Trackside with Thomas J. McNamara

Ref: 1051


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Tom McNamara provides us with the sixth "Trackside" volume, an exciting portfolio of New Haven action photography from the 1950s and 60s. His work ranges from the heavy-duty electrified zone to bucolic branches to four-unit FAs on Maybrook merchandise trains.

New Haven In Color Volume 1 The Battle for Profits 1945-1961

New Haven In Color Volume 1 The Battle for Profits 1945-1961

Ref: 1196


Price: 50.00

by Geoffrey H. Doughty

Follow the struggle of the New Haven out on the road during the 1950s as it makes a valiant effort to modernize its operations while enduring onerous financial burdens and dubious management.

New Haven In Color Volume 2 The Struggle for Survival

New Haven In Color Volume 2 The Struggle for Survival

Ref: 1197


Price: 50.00

by Geoffrey Doughty

In the Sixties, the once mighty NHRR had fallen on hard times with its day-to-day continued operation often being questioned. New power, new service ideas and many other changes to its traditional operation enabled the road to limp forward, all illustrated in full color in this new book.

New Haven In Color Volume 3 Into the Abyss - The Bankruptcy Years 1961 - 1968

New Haven In Color Volume 3 Into the Abyss - The Bankruptcy Years 1961 - 1968

Ref: 1198


Price: 50.00

by Geoffrey Doughty

The New Haven fought for its very existence during the tumultuous 1960s. Get on board and follow the slow demise of this once-thriving property, featuring over two hundred color photographs and a detailed analysis of its financial health.


Trackside along the New Haven 1950-1956 with Arthur E. Mitchell

Trackside along the New Haven 1950-1956 with Arthur E. Mitchell

Ref: 1231


Price: 50.00

by Carl Byron

Trackside book #26 tours the New Haven in its Hunter Green pre-McGinnis years after WWII. Photographer Art Mitchell shows us a little steam and marine operations and plenty of early diesels and heavy electrification.

Maine Central In Color Volume 2

Maine Central In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1126


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant and George Melvin

A chronological look back at the MEC starting in the days of steam, covering the era when the road was ruled by F3s and E7s and continuing up through the second generation of diesels.

Boston & Maine In Color

Boston & Maine In Color

Ref: 1018X


Price: 45.00

by Jeremy and Jeffrey Plant

Tour the B&M from the steam years to Guilford through the medium of over 250 color photos. This colorful look back at everything from FTs to GP40s is wonderfully related by the Plant brothers.

Boston & Maine Trackside with Arthur E. Mitchell

Boston & Maine Trackside with Arthur E. Mitchell

Ref: 1109


Price: 50.00

by Carl Byron

The 11th in our "Trackside" series takes us to New England chiefly during the 1950’s as Arthur Mitchell sets out to record the end of steam on the B&M. On the way he captures the rare diesels of this pioneering railroad.

Trackside around Boston 1942-1962 with Lawson Hill

Trackside around Boston 1942-1962 with Lawson Hill

Ref: 1143


Price: 50.00

by Carl Byron

Lawson Hill was an early color pioneer who recorded the roads around his hometown during the steam to diesel changeover after World War II. His camera captured New York Central's earliest diesels that conquered the hills of the B&A; the transition from steam to diesel on the B&M; and the unique

DL109's of the New Haven.

NH Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

NH Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1059


Price: 50.00

by Sweetland/Horsley

Ranging from railfan photographs, taken as early as 1949 to the company archives as professionals were used to record new and rebuilt equipment arriving during the 1950’s, this book is a must for the NH fan.

Northern New England Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment

Northern New England Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1063


Price: 50.00

by Sweetland/Horsley

Almost 300 color photos of vintage (1950-1970) rolling stock from the B&M, BAR, MEC, CV, IofM, and Rutland are vividly reproduced in this book with detailed expert commentary.

Trackside East of the Hudson 1941-1953 with Bill McChesney

Trackside East of the Hudson 1941-1953 with Bill McChesney

Ref: 1097


Price: 45.00

by Jeremy F. Plant with Brian D. Plant

Our second Trackside volume is a true treasure. Bill McChesney is a heretofore never recognized master color photographer whose color work has been hidden away for over fifty years. Now you can witness New Haven steam still in its prime. If you don’t believe this is vintage material, wait till you see the 1941 views of the legendary NH EAST WIND in all its yellow glory.

Trackside in the Albany, N.Y. Gateway 1949-1974 with Gerritt Bruins

Trackside in the Albany, N.Y. Gateway 1949-1974 with Gerritt Bruins

Ref: 1098


Price: 45.00

by Len Kilian and Jim Odell

Our seventh "Trackside" book takes us to the Albany-Rensselaer-Troy area of New York State during some of the most exciting times to be trackside in the last-of-steam, first-of-diesels days. See the B&M, D&H and New York Central when steam and early diesels worked side-by-side.

Central Vermont In Color

Central Vermont In Color

Ref: 1112


Price: 50.00

by George Melvin and Jeremy F. Plant

Small in route-miles, the CV was still big-time railroading in the 1950s and 60s. With top-notch through trains, 2-10-4's and quartets of Geeps, CV was a road well worth visiting. All-color, 128-page Hardcover book.

Rutland In Color

Rutland In Color

Ref: 1220


Price: 50.00

by Philip R. Jordan

The fabled Rutland story is relived in full color in this new 128-page book. Lots of steam, RS1s, RS-3s and equipment are to be seen as the system is examined in detail from end-to-end.

Trackside around Massachusetts 1950-1970 with Russ Munroe

Trackside around Massachusetts 1950-1970 with Russ Munroe

Ref: 1242


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

The three major roads of the State - NH, B&M and B&A - are scrutinized in full color by noted rail photographer Russ Munroe. There's a little CV and other smaller roads also.

Boston Trolleys In Color Volume 1: The North Side

Boston Trolleys In Color Volume 1: The North Side

Ref: 1158


Price: 50.00

by William Volkmer

Tour Boston in its traction heyday 1940-1980 on the Cambridge, Lechmere, Watertown, Somerville, North Station, Revere, Braves Field and Reservoir/Cleveland Circle routes.

Boston Trolleys In Color Vol. 2: The South Side

Boston Trolleys In Color Vol. 2: The South Side

Ref: 1159


Price: 50.00

by William D. Volkmer

The City Point area, Tremont Street, Huntington Avenue, Mattapan Line, Dorchester, Riverside, and Beacon Street routes are examined in hundreds of vintage views. In addition there are side trips to nearby New England cities and companies in the 1940s and 50s, all in full color.

Bangor & Aroostook RR In Color

Bangor & Aroostook RR In Color

Ref: 1157


Price: 50.00

by Jerry Angier

"The Maine Railroad" has its motive power and operations examined in full color from the early 1950s to its end in 2002. From passengers to potatos, all aspects of this intriguing carrier are covered.

Trackside along the Boston & Maine 1945-1975 with Donald G. Hills

Trackside along the Boston & Maine 1945-1975 with Donald G. Hills

Ref: 1230


Price: 50.00

by Carl R. Byron

The story of a career B&M agent-operator in color as he saw his railroad from World War II up to Guilford.

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