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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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Key System Scrapbook Part Two

Key System Scrapbook Part Two

Ref: E12


Price: 20.00

See the Key System forward from 1945 and the end of WW II that brought the National City Lines 'buy-out'. See the last 13 years of a great transit line that struggled to maintain quality service in a world of change. We review the NCL and compare its new control of the Key System to the LA Railway and others. See the last few years of the Key's subsidiary streetcar lines that were all ripped out after 1948.

Visit the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and ride the Bay Bridge.

Visit and ride through the Bridge Yard and recall the Key's great fleet of Bridge Units connecting the greater East Bay with San Francisco. Run through the Emeryville Yard and watch trains spill past Tower Two. See great trains in a wealth of locations in a bygone era on all the Bridge Lines A through F. Don't miss the action with freight trains down 40th Street from Sacramento Northern's connection to the C Line and the Oakland Terminal Railway.

The F Line's "City Of Berkeley" Key train of former SN Ry cars is just one of the delights to see on the Berkeley Line. Watch the stunning B Line trains around Lake Merritt and on up to Underhill. The C Line to Piedmont and Oakland Avenue offers the beauty of the East Bay. Sixteen people shot film that made this video possible for you to see! Their efforts allow us to relive those

wonderful days. The Key has now been gone for 50-years!

by Charles Smiley Presents 66 mins * colour * narrated

Key System Scrapbook Part 1

Key System Scrapbook Part 1

Ref: E11


Price: 20.00

See the Key System as never before. All the lines, A through H, and the streetcar lines are represented. Ride the Key ferry boats and interurban units from the beginning in 1903 to the end in 1958. There are countless visual gems in this feature that bring back a 'vintage' Eastbay lifestyle.

FEATURING THE WWII RICHMOND SHIPYARD RY.

A special section is on the Richmond Shipyard Railway during WWII. The construction, refurbishment of the elderly, ancient IRT cars, and the operation of the war-trains to the Kaiser Shipyard are covered.

A BAY AREA SPECIAL PRESENTATION

See the wonderful Key System Ferry Boats and a pleasant way to cross the San Francisco Bay for millions of commuters every year.

Take yourself back to the first years of the electric interurban line built

by the genius of "Borax Smith" and his partner, Frank C. Havens, in the

effort to develop the Eastbay Area.

We also bring cameo appearances of the Southern Pacific's electric IER Lines, SP and Santa Fe steam trains, and San Francisco Muni streetcars that gave the greater Bay Area a fine and complete transportation system.

The looming war, the US Navy and the 1939 Treasure Island World's Fair bring some new nostalgic views and a profound perspective on the eve of World War II.

Don't miss the coming Key System Bridge Train units and the building of the Bay Bridge that defined how the San Francisco and Eastbay communities cemented their linkage to become a 'seamless' and prosperous region. We also bring accurate, 'synchronized' sound to these historic rail treasures...

by Charles Smiley Presents 62 mins * colour * narrated

ELECTRIC RAILS OF UTAH

ELECTRIC RAILS OF UTAH

Ref: E10


Price: 21.00

Visit The Fabulous electric railroads that once roamed the Great Salt Lake area. The lines featured are the Bamberger Railroad, The Utah Idaho Central, Salt Lake Garfield & Western, (Saltair), and the Salt Lake & Utah Railroad. Passenger and freight operation, with nostalgic scenes and lots of history, make this a 'must see' video.

The Bamberger and the Saltair both operated trains to amusement parks -- such as Lagoon Park and the Saltair Pavilion. We cover those topics as well as express LCL service. Ride the trains from Salt Lake City to Logan, Idaho and down to Preston, Utah and see a vanished way of living. Take a pleasant trip out on the Salt Lake by rail to the Saltair Pavilion. See streetcars in Salt Lake City with vintage city scenes that will 'take you back' to the WWII era. And don't forget to take the ride on a Bamberger high-speed Brill car.

The gigantic Kennecott Copper Corporation pit mine of Bingham Canyon is a feature with a fascinating vintage-look at one of Utah's major industries that has provided employment and prosperity. See the circa-1920 pit mine electric trains and the giant electric ore trains to the concentrators around Magna. The Kennecott Copper Corporation's operation in East Nevada is also covered as a comparison.

Our usual maps, accurate sound, graphics and historical information help tie all this wonderful vintage material together to form a nice look at the Salt Lake area from an electric railroader's perspective.

Features: * Bamberger Railroad * Salt Lake & Utah Railroad * Utah Idaho Central Railroad

* Salt Lake Garfield & Western * Kennecott's ore hauling lines

ALL VINTAGE!!!

by Charles Smiley 90 mins * colour * narrated

Milwaukee Road Scrapbook

Milwaukee Road Scrapbook

Ref: E9


Price: 21.00

The DVD explains the Milwaukee's "Pacific Extension" line built around World War One. The extension connected the Midwestern based line to ports in the Pacific Northwest. The cost to do this hovered around 230 Million Dollars

The video reviews the history of the Pacific Extension's electrification by reviewing all the various locomotive types and the development of a network of substations to power the system's overhead wiring.

See some nice footage of the Butte Anaconda and Pacific Ry. which was a heavy electric rail project closely watched by the Milwaukee Road as they began their own electrification in the 19-teens era.

More electric action shows some Great Northern power that used AC propulsion to bring trains through the long Cascade Tunnel in the State of Washington.

The Milwaukee's extensive plan electrified 660-miles of mainline track. The engineering and innovation on the Milwaukee was often superb but never had sufficient traffic. The decades wore the Milwaukee down until the Pacific Extension was converted to all diesel operation by 1972 and eventually closed forever in 1977.

The Milwaukee used conventional power on many unelectrified branchlines out west. Both freight and passenger operations on the Pacific Extension are included. Spanning almost five decades of operation, some of the film was shot by actual Milwaukee Road employees 'on the job'.

By Charles Smiley Presents... 74 mins * colour * narrated

Electric Rails around the Bay

Electric Rails around the Bay

Ref: E8


Price: 20.00

Three Bay Area electric lines in one programme. See the Sacromento Northern, SP Red Trains and the Peninsular Railway stories. This 16mm film was shot by a variety of rail historians from 1910 to 1957. See the rail and ferry operations in the bay's early days plus the bridge operations that began the era of great change and decline.

The Sacromento Northern section covers passenger and some great freight action in the south-end. See the Oakland hills and street running plus Contra Costa Country out to the ferry slip.

Pennsy's Racetrack

Pennsy's Racetrack

Ref: E6


Price: 20.00

The North East Corridor1940 - 1980

16mm Film by David J. Williams, III - Added film by Ted Gay,

John M. Prophet, Jim Herron, Alan Evans, Bill Warrick, Wendell Murphy

From its inception by the Pennsylvania Railroad to Amtrak ownership in the late 20th Century, the North East Corridor is one of the world's greatest electrified main lines! In this program you'll witness highlights of PRR, Penn Central, Conrail and Amtrak operations from the 1940's, '50's, '60's, '70's to the early 1980's as this world famous trackage went through transitions of ownership and rolling stock. The picture traces operations from the Washington, DC area to New York with action scenes at many locations in between. This is the North East Corridor at its best! - Also included is an historic overview of the line with footage from the 1920's and supporting passenger train operations at Alexandria, VA in 1940.

by Herron Rail 69 mins * Mainly Colour * Hifi Sound * Narrated

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