Somerset and Dorset Remembered
(1) The S&D and Southern comings and goings at Templecombe (2) Doubleheaders climbing between Binegar and Chilcompton (3) The arrival and departure of the 'Pines' with shunting in background (4) Beside the line on the 1 in 50 climb from Evercreech New (5) On board a heavy 'Pines' doubleheaded by Std 5 & 2P working hard on the climb from Bath to Evercreech (6) Evercreech on a dull, damp day in July. A doubleheader sets out for Sheffield, whilst a 2P and 4F set out with locals (7) On a wet and windy morning in August a doubleheader sets out for Leeds and then a 7F wheezily sets out with a freight for Bath (8) At Winsor Hill tunnel. More doubleheaders including the 'Pines' with the deep sounds of the 2P contrasting with the Bullied chatter and background thunder (9) At Winsor Hill tunnel in May 1964. A 9F, making light work of the climb against the wind, forges past with a train for Bath chased by sounds of quarry blasting.
CHICAGO DVD, America's Railroad Capital
In this DVD, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital, you'll discover how the third largest U.S. city became the nation's most important hub, serving six of North America's largest railroads. Along with its robust commuter system, more rail traffic passes through Chicago than any other city in America.This special 60-minute video from Trains magazine features historical information and contemporary footage of passenger and freight trains, commuter lines, stations, modernization projects, and hot spots - giving you an up-to-date, behind-the-scenes look at what makes this busy hub so special.Approximate running time: 60 minutesBy Kalmbach DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 UNTIL 17th March 2017
Model Railroad Planning 2016
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.
CALUMET RAILS Volume 2
The Calumet Region is the name given to the geographic areas drained by the Grand Calumet River and the Little Calumet River of northwestern Illinois and Indiana. In this region, many Chicago-destined rail lines that come from the east make a turn along with the southern edge of Lake Michigan. Several north-south lines radiating from the city cross these lines, making for a good deal of rail intersections within a very compact area. Add in all the heavy industry along the lakeshore and one can see why to this day there's such a proliferation of rail traffic in this geographical region. In volume two of our two part series we will examine rail operations of the region, within the state of Indiana. Locations include Indiana Harbor, Calumet Tower, Grasselli and Gibson. Canadian National Operations on the east end of their Matteson Subdivison are also featured at spots like Ivanhoe and Griffith and we'll close the show with a look at some moves west of Gary in the vicinity of Tolleston. Colorful scenes of railroading on this fascinating side of Chicago conclude in Calumet Rails, Volume Two from C. Vision Productions.* Running Time 2 hours * WIDESCREEN DVD * May be viewed with or without narration. By CVision Productions Ref D505DVD Regular Price £22 NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
SD40-2 Survivors Volume
In January 1972, EMD introduced the SD40-2.This 3,000 horsepower model was one of the most reliable and effective locomotives ever developed.The SD40-2 and its 645 prime mover have operated on railroads for nearly 50 years.Once superior main line power, it has been overtaken by more efficient computerized engines.In the late twenty teens, the SD40-2 is still occasionally operating on main lines, but mostly in local or short run service.In some cases, it has been demoted to yard switching duties.Over the past decade, C. Vision has been covering railroad action around the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin in High Definition.Every train in this program features SD40-2's leading class one main line trains in all kinds of service in this area.Volume 1 includes BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific and Canadian National trains around the Twin Cities area.Other roads are found leading these trains including CSX, Dakota Minnesota & Eastern, Iowa Chicago & Eastern and First Union leasing.Running Time 2 hours,Narration on/off feature, 16:9 Widescreen By CVision DVD Regular Price £22NEW RELEASE OFFER £21 INTRODUCTORY PRICES ONLY UNTIL 17th March 2017
Great Model Railroads 2017
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!
BOTH Chicago DVD & Special Issue Magazine
Great Trains East
Rediscover the golden age of railroad travel in America's busiest region: the East. This 124-page collectors edition recalls an era of optimism when luxurious trains transported passengers to the country's leading cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Featured trains include Baltimore & Ohio's Royal Blue, Norfolk & Western's Powhatan Arrow, Boston & Maine's Flying Yankee, Jersey Central's Blue Comet, and more!Timeless stories - penned by the best authors in the field - cover the following great trains:* 20th Century Limited - Considered the most luxurious passenger train in America, this New York to Chicago train was New York Central's crown jewel.* Broadway Limited - Operated by Pennsylvania Railroad, this all-Pullman train was the Century's chief rival.* Champion and Silver Meteor - These two stainless-steel streamliners whisked vacationers from the wintery Northeast to sunny Florida.* Merchants Limited - An all first-class train between two of America's greatest cities - New York and Boston. And many more! £ 13.00 + £1 UK p&p
Chicago, America's Railroad Capital
In this special issue from the editors of Trains magazine, Chicago, America's Railroad Capital describes how the city's railroad infrastructure operates as a major hub for national, regional, and local rail traffic.Some highlights include:* Historical Overview: Learn how and why the city became the nation's rail hub.* Union Station: Explore the Chicago landmark where over 125,000 people pass through each day.* The L: A look at the city's rapid transit system through Blair Kooistra's stunning photography.* Clearing Yard: See how the Belt Railway of Chicago's hump yard handles up to 3,300 cars a day.* Plus: All-new railfan hot spots.* Bonus: 2 fold-out maps: Chicago Metra today and Chicago-to-Milwaukee routes circa 1940s.* And more!Whether you're a railroad enthusiast or a Chicagoan at heart, you'll find this 100-page special issue to be a valuable resource for exploring this iconic city.
Model Railroad Planning 2017
Model Railroad Planning 2017Inside this edition you'll find 100 pages of model railroads in the planning and construction phases. This special issue features 14 stories covering layout advice, expert tips, and detailed instructions from the best in the field. An essential tool for all skill levels, you'll learn everything from track planning and yard construction, to scenery tricks and creating photogenic layouts. Includes layouts in HO, N, and O scales.Some of the featured topics include:* Discover how a photo inspired David Popp to model an HO railroad.* Learn how Doug Kirkpatrick uses a series of mirrors.* Gerry Leone recommends the importance of giving intricate scenes breathing room.* Take a pop quiz from Tony Koester about good yard design.* And much, much more!