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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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Anthracite Lines

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Lehigh Valley-5 In Color

Lehigh Valley-5 In Color

Ref: 1419


Price: 50.00

Mike Bednar

Work with the local freights over the LV system in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Lehigh Valley Transit In Color

Lehigh Valley Transit In Color

Ref: 1395


Price: 50.00

Doug Peters

The fabled LVT served the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area of eastern Pennsylvania with trolley and fast interurban service. Ceasing operation in the early 1950’s, this book is filled with rare views expertly captioned by a lifelong fan.

Delaware & Hudson In Color Volume 4

Delaware & Hudson In Color Volume 4

Ref: 1376


Price: 50.00

by Tom Seaman

When most bankrupt Northeast railroads were united into one company, Conrail, the USRA was aware that the region needed some competition for "Big Blue." The only independent railroad ready to take up the challenge of expanding into Conrail's territory was the fabled Delaware & Hudson. Follow its struggles to compete in this new environment from 1976 till it too was caught up in the financial malaise and vanished in 1991.

Trackside Reading Anthracite Country with Arch and Bruce Kantner

Trackside Reading Anthracite Country with Arch and Bruce Kantner

Ref: 1253


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

The source of Reading Company prosperity, its central Pennsylvania anthracite territory, was recorded by the Kantner Brothers in color chiefly during the 1950's. The last of steam and the earliest of Reading diesels are shown at work gathering and hauling coal as well as providing first class passenger conveyance.

Jersey Central Lines In Color Volume 2

Jersey Central Lines In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1041


Price: 50.00

by William J. Brennan

JCL-2 highlights the early period of Camelbacks, Mikados and tangerine and blue Baldwin babyfaces and F3s. Special emphasis also given to the Pennsylvania Division. Many rare vintage views from the late 1940’s-early 1950’s.

Jersey Central Lines In Color Volume 3

Jersey Central Lines In Color Volume 3

Ref: 1185


Price: 50.00

by Walter A. Appel

Starting in 1941 and ending in 1976, this all-color book is a year-by-year look back at the operations of the "Big Little Railroad".

CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1028


Price: 50.00

by Craig Bossler

Two of the Northeast’s legendary anthracite roads ran side-by-side into bankruptcy and eventually, Conrail. Enjoy the intriguing passenger, freight and non-revenue equipment of the Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley railroads in almost 300 vivid color photographs with detailed commentary in this 128-page hardcover book.

Jersey Central Steam In Color

Jersey Central Steam In Color

Ref: 1123


Price: 50.00

by Bert Pennypacker

Steam expert Bert Pennypacker takes the reader on a class by class tour of the CNJ's varied roster - from diminutive 0-6-0's to heavy duty 2-8-2's. Then out on the road, for an excursion up the mainline featuring almost all classes extant from 1941-1954. All-color 128-page hardcover book.

D & H Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

D & H Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1029


Price: 50.00

by the Bridge Line Historical Society

Over 300 color photos detail the rolling stock of the Delaware & Hudson in this 128-page hardcover book. Trace the color evolution of its car fleet as different administrations ran the D & H.

Delaware & Hudson In Color Volume 3: D&H in the Diesel Years

Delaware & Hudson In Color Volume 3: D&H in the Diesel Years

Ref: 1176


Price: 50.00

by Jeffrey Plant & Jeremy Plantt

Featuring the photography of Jim Shaugnessy and a dozen other notable lensmen, this new book examines the D&H diesel evolution in several hundred across the system action scenes.

Reading Company In Color Volume 1

Reading Company In Color Volume 1

Ref: 1078


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Tour the Reading from end-to-end through over 230 views of vintage diesel and electric.

Reading Company In Color  Volume 2

Reading Company In Color Volume 2

Ref: 1215


Price: 50.00

by Bert Pennypacker

Noted author Bert Pennypacker guides the reader through an all-color tour of the Reading's motive power, operations and physical plant during the years 1947-1976.

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

RDG Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

RDG Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

Ref: 1077


Price: 50.00

by Craig Bossler

Over 300 of Reading Company passenger and freight cars are portrayed in sharp, clear, color photographs. Ranging from the postwar period, thru the Sixties, right up to Conrail, the photos are detailed with expert text by author Bossler.

Reading Steam In Color

Reading Steam In Color

Ref: 1079


Price: 50.00

by Jeremy F. Plant

Reading Steam In Color is a 128-page hardcover book with over 200 color photographs of post war steam of the Reading Company during the years 1946-1956. At work or at rest, this is the most amazing compilation of in-service Reading Steam ever assembled.

New York Ontario & Western  In Color

New York Ontario & Western In Color

Ref: 1058


Price: 50.00

by Paul Lubliner

An all-color look back at the fabled "Old Woman" that in 1957 became the first major railroad in the US to cease operations. Excellent coverage of steam, diesel and rolling stock along with facilities and operations. If you want one book in your railroad library on O&W this is the one!

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