New from Kalmbach Publications
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.
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!
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
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.
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 120 minutes.WIDESCREEN
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 120 minutes.WIDESCREEN
New from Kalmbach
locomotives in good condition is critical to smooth operations on a model
railroad. In the newest Essential Series book by Cody Grivno, Beginner’s
Guide to Locomotives and Rolling Stock, modelers will learn:
Post & Packing
We are going to start taking Morning Sun books on a regular basis again however this will be done by pre-order only system. I will make an order with Morning Sun on or around the 1st of every month so if there is a title you would like me to get for you, please let me know and I will order it in. Prices have gone up due to the Pound being so weak against the Dollar so the hard back books are now £50 each.
LATEST TITLES -
us for a detailed look at Union Pacific's switcher, slug, and turbine fleet.
Explore the "Veranda" turbines, rebuilt SW10's, "Y-series"
units, Control Car Remote Control Locomotives, Shop and Tie Plant switchers
World War II concluded, the Chesapeake & Ohio’s charismatic chairman,
Robert R. Young, embarked on an ambitious plan to overhaul its passenger service
and invested heavily in new and sometimes exotic equipment. His plans didn’t
pan out as he envisioned and he departed in 1954, but C&O remained determined
to offer service that would be considered the best. Follow the postwar development
of this service and its decline through the color images as detailed by passenger
train authority Geoffrey Doughty.
towers, shops are shown in use by the locomotives, trains, and employees of
the Milwaukee. Follow the Route of the Olympian Hiawatha west from Chicago
Union Station to the western edge of the Iowa border.
This book features many of Bob Krone’s early photographs of the Erie, DL&W and EL in New Jersey and New York beginning in 1955 showing first generation diesels at their best. Trackside shots of steam and diesel by the late Robert F. Collins from 1949 through 1976 are also included to complete the coverage from the Hudson River to western New York State.
Northern Region was comprised of three divisions of the former Canada Southern
Railway and Michigan Central Railroad routes through Canada and Michigan.
These three Conrail divisions were called the Canada Division, Detroit Division
and Michigan Division. The illustrations and text in Conrail Northern Region
take the reader on a journey on all three divisions from Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada west to Detroit and beyond through Southern Michigan.
Finally I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2017!