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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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The Sunny South

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Trackside around Norfolk with Kurt Reisweber

Trackside around Norfolk with Kurt Reisweber

Ref: 1496


Price: 50.00

by Kurt Reisweber

The intriguing railroading around Norfolk, Virginia is expertly described by the author in this 128 page book. Norfolk is toured through the lens of cameraman Soph Marty in the 1950s and followed up by the work of author Reisweber and others during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Norfolk Southern Heritage In Color

Norfolk Southern Heritage In Color

Ref: 1493


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Travel back to see the genesis of the fabled Norfolk Southern Heritage units that roamed far and wide in 2012 and 2013. See what the designers and painters based their work on and how they interpreted it against images of the original vintage diesel units.

Seaboard Coast Line In Color

Seaboard Coast Line In Color

Ref: 1472


Price: 50.00

William G. McClure III

The motive power of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads were merged to form this new system in 1967 and were later augmented by new power.

Norfolk & Western In Color Volume 2 1964-1973

Norfolk & Western In Color Volume 2 1964-1973

Ref: 1388


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

The 1964 merger of N&W with the Nickel Plate and Wabash mixed up the staid N&W diesel roster. Throw in the Akron Canton & Youngstown and a wild assortment of diesel types had to be assimilated.


Norfolk & Western In Color Vol. 3: 1974-1982

Norfolk & Western In Color Vol. 3: 1974-1982

Ref: 1397


Price: 50.00

Stephen M. Timko

After a decade of absorbing the Nickel Plate and Wabash, the expanded Norfolk & Western finds its stride and a new NW logo.

Norfolk & Western Facilities In Color Volume 1: Eastern Lines

Norfolk & Western Facilities In Color Volume 1: Eastern Lines

Ref: 1382


Price: 50.00

by William G. McClure III

Stations, towers, shops, coaling stations, and many other structures of the original N&W Eastern Lines.

GM&O The Alton Route In Color Volume 1: The First Generation

GM&O The Alton Route In Color Volume 1: The First Generation

Ref: 1353


Price: 50.00

Jim Boyd

An examination of the formation of the motive power of the predecessor roads of the Gulf Mobile & Ohio. Steam and first generation diesel.

Louisville & Nashville In Color Volume 2 by R. C. Borkowski, Jr.

Louisville & Nashville In Color Volume 2 by R. C. Borkowski, Jr.

Ref: 1348


Price: 50.00

A system-wide examination of the L&N from the steam era right up to its absorption into the Seaboard System.

Seaboard Air Line In Color Volume 1: Motive Power and Memories

Seaboard Air Line In Color Volume 1: Motive Power and Memories

Ref: 1346


Price: 50.00

The end of steam and the entire diesel roster from Centipedes and FT's to C420's and GP40's - all in vivid color

Trackside in the Virginias 1954-1969 with Wayne Sherwin

Trackside in the Virginias 1954-1969 with Wayne Sherwin

Ref: 1341


Price: 50.00

William R. Sparkmon

The railroads of Virginia and West Virginia are illustrated in full color during the late steam / early diesel period.

Trackside around Georgia 1968-1970 with Jim Boyd

Trackside around Georgia 1968-1970 with Jim Boyd

Ref: 1323


Price: 50.00

A fond look back at the SCL, SOU, CG, L&N, regional roads and shortlines in Georgia. Future Railfan and Railroad editor Jim Boyd was delivering new EMD's at the time.

Trackside around West Virginia 1963-1968 with Bob Withers

Trackside around West Virginia 1963-1968 with Bob Withers

Ref: 1275


Price: 50.00

Journalist Bob Withers relates his early railfanning days on the B&O, C&O, N&W and shortlines in his home state.

Trackside around Louisville (West) 1947-1958 with Jack Fravert

Trackside around Louisville (West) 1947-1958 with Jack Fravert

Ref: 1270


Price: 50.00

By Castner, Campbell, Buccola and Tipton

Pioneering color photographer Jack Fravert's color work on the B&O, Monon, K&IT, IC, SOU and some intriguing shortlines around his hometown of Louisville is chronicled in more than 200 photographs.

Trackside in Appalachia with Gene Huddleston

Trackside in Appalachia with Gene Huddleston

Ref: 1266


Price: 50.00

by Gene Huddleston

Gene relates his Appalachian roots and experiences on the C&O, N&W, and other routes in the mountainous regions that produced this country's coal. Includes many obscure shortlines!

Trackside around Charlottesville,VA 1967-1984 with Jeremy F. Plant

Trackside around Charlottesville,VA 1967-1984 with Jeremy F. Plant

Ref: 1260


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Noted Morning Sun author Jerry Plant details his own early photographic ventures on the Southern, C&O, RF&P, SCL, & N&W in Virginia. Coverage continues with shortlines Chesapeake Western, Virginia Blue Ridge and W&W.

Southern Railway Through Passenger Service In Color

Southern Railway Through Passenger Service In Color

Ref: 1228


Price: 50.00

by Greg Stout

An examination of Southern's passenger fleet - its trains, motive power, rolling stock and operations - from the 1940's until its reluctant entrance into Amtrak in 1979.

Trackside around Louisville (East) 1948 - 1958 with Jack Fravert

Trackside around Louisville (East) 1948 - 1958 with Jack Fravert

Ref: 1241


Price: 50.00

by Rick Tipton, Charles Buccola, John Campbell and Charles B. Castner

Jack Fravert chronicled the railroading around Louisville in the years following WWII when steam was succumbing to the diesel. L&N, C&O and PRR steam and diesel operations are examined and explained in detail.

Norfolk & Western Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Norfolk & Western Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1132


Price: 50.00

by Jim Nichols

View the freight, passenger and non-revenue equipment of this storied carrier through more than 300 color photographs from the 1950s, 60s, right up to the merger into Norfolk Southern. Examine the many workaday hoppers of this coal-hauler to the glamour of its POCAHONTAS streamliner.

Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1094


Price: 50.00

by Jim Kinkaid

The customer-customized rolling stock of the Southern System is illustrated in a whopping 340+ color photos dating as far back as 1945. See how "The Southern Serves the South" with its unique equipment.

Southern Railway In Color Volume 2

Southern Railway In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1095


Price: 50.00

by Alton Lanier

The sequel to Southern Railway in Color by Fred Cheney and Dave Sweetland (which sold out quickly and is no longer available) is this new 128-page hardcover book containing over 240 vintage views of the Southern.

was £ 50 - NOW ONLY £ 35 (WHILST STOCKS LAST)

Illinois Central In Color

Illinois Central In Color

Ref: 1038


Price: 50.00

by Lloyd E. Stagner

This mid-western giant also had a large presence in the South. This heavily steam laden 128-page book also appeals to diesel lovers as handsome E-units and big Alcos grace the pages throughout!

IC/GM&O Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

IC/GM&O Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1184


Price: 50.00

by James Kinkaid

The varied equipment of the Illinois Central and Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroads is examined in this all-color book through more than 300 photos. A small chapter on the merged Illinois Central Gulf completes this all-color book.


Western Maryland Trackside

Western Maryland Trackside

Ref: 1258


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

A color history of the Western Maryland in its last three decades through the camera lens of its Vice President of Operations, George M. Leilich.

Frisco In Color

Frisco In Color

Ref: 1036


Price: 45.00

by Lou Marre & Greg Sommers

From the mid-Fifties until the end of independent existence, the Frisco operated its main lines as fast freight properties, while the various branches and lighter-traffic lines were judiciously employed to feed the mains. Motive power purchases are outlined in roster form in this new 128-page all-color book, and operating practices over the diesel years are noted in photo captions and comments throughout.

Frisco/Katy Color Guide to Freight Equipment

Frisco/Katy Color Guide to Freight Equipment

Ref: 1180


Price: 50.00

by Nicholas Molo

The varied freight rosters of the St.Louis - San Francisco Railway (Frisco) and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (Katy) are reviewed in full color in more than 300 photographs. There's even a handful of passenger cars used jointly by these fallen flags.

Seaboard Air Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Seaboard Air Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1091


Price: 45.00

by Paul Faulk

The railroad that ran "Through the Heart of the South" was known as an innovator and effective competitor against its two larger neighbors. The attractive equipment of the Seaboard was no small part in this battle. Enjoy this varied roster in the more than 300 color photos of this road which disappeared in 1967.

Atlantic Coast Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Atlantic Coast Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1107


Price: 50.00

by Paul Faulk

The Atlantic Coast Line's flamboyant purple, silver and gold trim stood out in a sea of boxcar red and hopper black. Study its passenger and freight roster through hundreds of vintage photos in this 128-page all color book.

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac In Color

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac In Color

Ref: 1217


Price: 50.00

by J.F. Plant, S. Short & W.G. McClure

113 miles of busy double track linking North and South symbolize the RF&P. Operations during the steam and diesel years as well as a chapter on equipment are illustrated in full color.

Kansas City Southern In Color

Kansas City Southern In Color

Ref: 1186


Price: 50.00

by Jim Boyd

Passenger and freight train operations are examined system wide on the KCS by former Railfan and Railroad Magazine editor Jim Boyd. Photography concentrates on the first and early second generations of diesels.

Clinchfield In Color Volume 1

Clinchfield In Color Volume 1

Ref: 1175


Price: 50.00

by C. K. Marsh Jr.

The fabled Clinchfield is chronicled in full color by noted CRR expert Marsh. Steam, cab units, second generation power pull the trains over the mountains on one of the heaviest tonnage single track railroads in the US.

Trackside around Atlanta 1955-1975 with Howard Robins

Trackside around Atlanta 1955-1975 with Howard Robins

Ref: 1233


Price: 50.00

by Paul Faulk

The rail center of the South is scrutinized in full color by noted photographer Howard Robins. Enjoy ACL, SAL, SOU, A&WP, GA, CofG, SCL, L&N, and the other smaller roads that made Atlanta, Georgia such an eclectic mix of railroading in the 1960s.

Southern States Trolleys In Color

Southern States Trolleys In Color

Ref: 1229


Price: 50.00

by Ed Ridolph

The remaining streetcar companies of the Old South after WWII are visited in full color. Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke, Fairmont, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Princeton, Louisville, Newport, Memphis, Charlotte, Greenville, Savannah, Atlanta, Birmingham, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, New Orleans, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Houston, Dallas, Waco, and El Paso are all represented.

Virginian Railway In Color

Virginian Railway In Color

Ref: 1256


Price: 50.00

by William McClure & Jeremy Plant

The steam, diesel and electric operations of the fabled Virginian are reviewed in full color during the 1950s.

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