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Major Engineering & Construction Projects Series
R-1 - NIMBA
A VHS video transfer from a 16mm film of the construction of a railroad to Nimba in Liberia, circa 1962. NIMBA was a huge mountain of almost solid iron ore that was so much in demand that a 160 mile railroad and associated facilities were carved out of the African jungle.
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..........NIMBA - Item R-1 - $20.00
VIDEOS FROM OTHER PRODUCERS
ALS-001 - RIO GRANDE
Narrow Gauge Steam Spectacular in the Rockies. Come along on a re-enacted narrow gauge freight on the Cumbres &
Toltec Scenic Ry. Produced by Rio Grande Video, one of Germany's best rail video producers. Narrated in English 55 minutes
ALS-ICE - INTERCITY EXPRESS
..........RIO GRANDE - Item No. ALS-001 - Price $29.95
The German Supertrain! A complete documentary on the development of Germany's ICE trains. Includes the ICE train's testing and operation on Amtrak's North East Corridor. Produced by Rio Grande Video, one of Germany's best rail video producers. Narrated in English 65 minutes
Silver Thread Through The West - The California Zephyr
..........INTERCITY EXPRESS - Item No. ALS-ICE - Price $29.95
This is a complete documentary of the design, operation,
abandonment, and resurrection of this great train. Produced by
Richard Luckin, the program has interviews with noted historians,
railroad personnel, and former passengers while presenting
spectacular footage in all parts of the CZ operations. It even has
a haunting new song written just for this show. For fans of
America's most famous train, this show is a MUST! 58 minutes
DS-001 - TRAINS OF THE BONE VALLEY - CSX in Florida
..........Silver Thread Through The West - Item No. CZ - Price $24.95
CSX's famed phosphate trains are covered in detail! This program takes you aboard the trains, into the mines to see trains loaded, to the ship loading terminal in Tampa and many runbys. Shot on Betacam SP by professional TV crew. Mastered on Digital Betacam for the absolute best quality available. This is an in-depth production you will watch over and over! By Distant Signal Productions. 44 mins all color.
BEJ-001 - SANTA FE ACROSS THE ARIZONA DIVIDE
..........TRAINS OF THE BONE VALLEY - CSX in Florida - Item No. DS-001 - Price $19.95
1994 action on ATSF from Kingman to Canyon Diablo. Warbonnet action!
BEJ-002 - THE FUNNEL BNSF at Sandpoint, Idaho
Unit Trains, Grain Trains, Doublestacks, and mixed freights in majestic mountainous scenery are the focus of this tape.
Railfan Jack Bejna presents an in-depth look at BN and Montana Rail Link on former GN and NP trackage. The two lines come together at Sand Point and proceed south on one line, thus the name "funnel" for this hot spot of modern railroading. For BN/MRL action, this is the tape to get! By Jb Productions. 60 minutes All color, BetacamSP
GE - GLACIER EXPRESS
..........THE FUNNEL BNSF at Sandpoint, Idaho - Item No. BEJ-002 - Price $29.95
An exciting documentary of this world famous train in Switzerland.
It covers the entire 180 mile route with stunning aerial, trackside and
on-board scenes, including some in the cab of the electric locomotives.
Produced in Germany by Eisenbahn Video. English Narration. 55 minutes
Color with a few B&W vintage scenes.
WAR-001 - RAILWAYS OF THE NORTH WEST & THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN
..........GLACIER EXPRESS - Item No. GE - Price $34.95
By Bill Warrick. A documentary
of the empire built by James J. Hill of Great Northern, Northern Pacific, SP&S, and Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy plus several other lines including some electric railway companies. Includes the construction of
the Cascade Tunnel and many action views of all railroads right up to today's BN.
WAR-002 - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN
by Bill Warrick....A documentary of this great granger railroad with lots of action from steam to diesels,streamliners, freights, interviews and more! Tracing the history of C&NW with historic film footage, stills, and interviews with Art Dubin, Mike Blazak, George Krambles, and Jim Neubauer plus lots of historic film footage of passenger and freight operations. Includes M&StL and CGW footage, too! C&NW fans will find this tape to be a must! Mostly color, Narrated, Audio in stereo! 56 minutes.
WAR-003 - PRAIRIE RAILS
A new documentary by Bill Warrick and Jim Neubauer which has historical
overviews of the Granger roads in the Midwest. Has very dramatic and some extremely rare footage (mostly color)
on RI, Milw Rd, C&NW, CGW, M&St.L, ICRR, CB&Q, ATSF and more.
WAR-004 - AMERICAN STANDARD 4-4-0
WAR-005 - On the old MILWAUKEE ROAD
Hosted by Bill Warrick - Only $39.95
Produced by Bill Warrick and narrated by Jim Scribbins,
this program traces the history of The Milwaukee Road.
WAR-006 - Virginia & Truckee - Bonanza Shortline of the West
From Chicago to Lake Superior, west to Seattle and Tacoma,
and across the plains into the Dakotas, the Chicago, Milwaukee,
St. Paul & Pacific Railroad was America's
Ambassador of speed on rails!
This documentary tells the history of The Milwaukee Road while
presenting the best film footage from several major collections
including The Milwaukee Road Historical Society and film from
the railroad's own files. You'll find expert coverage on steam,
electric and diesel motive power, the great Hiawatha passenger
trains, freight service, and even several bankruptcies plus
its transcontinental main line.
For anyone interested in The Milwaukee Road or the great streamliners
of the 1930's and '40's, this program is a must!
Commentary by Jim Scribbins, Wallace W. Abbey, Jim Neubauer,
George Krambles, Bill Jannsen, and Sandy Goodrick.
And---an original song composed especially for this program!
New and In Stock.................39.95
A 51 minute documentary of the V&T RR which presents the history of this
famous silver and gold hauling railroad that possessed some very unique 19th
century locomotives and cars well into the 20th Century. Produced by Bill
Warrick, this program presents the history of the V&T with very rare motion
picture film and still plus interviews with officials from the California
State RR Museum, Nevada State Museum and others. It also includes preserved
V&T locomotives and cars that still operate today. The line, made famous by
Lucius Beebe, Ted Wurm and Hollywood filmmakers, was once America's richest
WAR-007 - "The Lincoln Funeral Train
This is a great video documentary that all admirers of the V&T should have
in their libraries.
New and In Stock.................29.95
It was a time wet with tears, that fateful Spring of 1865 as the Abraham
Lincoln funeral train crept from Washington, DC to Springfield, Ill.
Here is the complete story of this unique and sad operation as told by
Lincoln scholar Dr. Wayne Wesolowski of Benedictine University. Photos of
the real train and funeral sites plus footage of similar trains that exist
today are used to illustrate the operation. Also shown are views of the one
inch scale model of Lincoln's private car and one of the locomotives that
pulled the train are also included.
Actor Max Daniels presents Lincoln's farewell speech, given at Springfield
when Lincoln departed for Washington after his election.
Actual music from the funeral is played by the First Brigade band of
New and In Stock.................19.95
ECCENTRIC CRANK PRODUCTIONS
These are for serious railfans who want a lot of action with no narration! They come with either subtitles on the screen or descriptive sheets to identify the action.With original sound and are original video taped programs.
EC-001 - EAST GERMAN STEAM, 1993
This program features many classes of main line steam and some narrow
gauge lines in East Germany plus the 1993 open house at Dresden Altstadt Roundhouse.
EC-002 - STEAM IN POLAND, 1993.
Visit the roundhouse at Wolstyn, Poland where big 2-6-2's, 2-10-0's, 4-6-0's and
more main line steam were working regular trains. Then, see the 750mm narrow gauge at Sroda, Trolleys
in Wroclaw, and ride a main line passenger train.
EC-003 - SWISS RAILS '93.
Ride the famed Swiss railways main lines from Germany to Spiez, Sw.; Spiez to southern Switzerland and back over 2 spectacular route, the electric rack lines to and from Jungfrau.
EC-004 - EUROPEAN MAIN LINES '93
1hr 50 min.......29.95
Visit Frankfurt's main station, ride an EC train to Dresden, see East German diesels on passenger & freight, ride the ICE and more.
EC-005 - EAST GERMAN STEAM '94
Return to East Germany for lots more steam on main lines in 1994! You'll find 4-6-2's, 4-6-0's, 2-8-2's, 2-10-0's, 2-6-0T, 0-10-0T, 4-6-4T, and more on passenger and freights.
EC-006 - EAST GERMAN NARROW GAUGE
'94 features the 750mm lines at Freital-Hainesburg, Zittau, and the meter gauge Harz Schmalspur system. Great coverage of big locos on little lines!
EC-007 - SWISS RAILS '94
Ride over the Austrian system to Chur, Chur to Arosa, Chur to St. Moritz.
EC-008 - EUROPEAN MAIN LINES '94
1 hr 40 min.....29.95
Includes rides on ICE, TGV, Nurnberg Hbf, RR Museum at Nurnberg.
EC-009 - THE J AND THE MOUNTAIN.
The 1994 NRHS Convention at Atlanta with famed N&W 4-8-4 611 and
SLSF 4-8-2 1522. See the 1522 on the trip from Atlanta to Macon, doubleheaded return with 611, then
611 on the run from Atlanta to Lula, Ga, and the doubleheaded run from Atlanta to Chattanooga. Also
included is the freight run of 1522 from Chattanooga toward Birmingham after the convention and 2-8-0
610 at the Tennessee Valley RR Museum.
EC-012 - STEAM IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC - 7 locos! - Price $29.95
1 hr 12 mins........& ONLY $25.00
EC-013 - GERMAN MAINLINE STEAM - Price $29.95
EC-014 - GERMAN NARROW GAUGE STEAM 1996 - Price $29.95
EC-015 - MAINLINE EUROPEAN RAILS (Germany) - Price $29.95
EC-CHINA - CHINESE STEAM SURVIVORS.
Shot on video in July, 1999, this one hour program takes you to the famous
JengPing Pass on the San Mao Ry. This new railroad was opened in 1995 and
features 100% steam operation with QJ Class 2-10-2's. The setting here is
very reminiscent of the American west and the trains, many of them double
headed and all trailing cabooses, will give viewers all the all the
excitement and drama of the World's last big stand for steam railroading.
Also included is the shop complex at Daban.
You'll join railfan Ed Bowers on his private tour of China's steam
strongholds at JenPing and at the ChengDe Steel Works where 2-8-2's of two
different classes battle an impressive grade in daily assaults that require
double heading and pushers pn most trains. You also get cab rides on a QJ
class 2-10-2 at JengPing Pass and a 2-8-2 helper engine at ChengDe. (Not available in PAL format)
1 hr........& ONLY $19.95
RAILROAD SONGS ON CD
ANNOUNCING A GREAT NEW MUSIC CD FOR RAILFANS:
TG-001 - WATCHING TRAINS - with Terry Green and the Streamliners
This is a unique item and one you'll play over and over!
Featuring 11 all-new railroad songs for today's railfans!
"Believe me, this is a great CD. Terry Green and the Streamliners are great
musicians and also railfans! Terry has written 11 all-new tunes with
railfanning in mind. I promise you, you're gonna love this CD!"
- Jim Herron
List of tunes:
- Rock N' Roll Razorback
- Watching Trains
- In the Cupola
- Frisco Line
- Black Coal Train
- Juice Train
- The Ballad of Chip DeClaire
- About an Hour Ago
- Miles From Monroe
New and In Stock.................13.95
STEAMSHIPS AND PADDLEWHEELERS
BOAT-1 - STERNWHEELERS ON THE OHIO (Tall Stacks) - Price $29.95
Here's one for riverboat fans! Videotaped at the 1995 Tall Stacks
Festival at Cincinnati, you'll see the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen, American Queen, Belle of Louisville
and 15 more passenger riverboats in parades, races, and open houses. Calliopes and whistles from many
boats are featured in this video shot for river boat enthusiasts.
BOAT-2 - STEAM ON THE OHIO
2 hours, narrated..........$29.95
Highlights of the 1996 Steamboat History Conference with a night cruise on Belle of Louisville, Whistle Blow of 22 boat and railroad whistles, and departure from Louisville of the American Queen in June, 96. All color, stereo...
BOAT-3 - DRESDEN DELIGHT- Steam side paddlewheelers on the Elbe!
90 minutes, partially narrated..........$29.95
A great documentary of the fleet of 8 steam boats, many over 100 years old and still in daily service in Eastern Germany.
These boats are up to 225 feet in length and carry passengers to many towns on the Elbe River. Some of the engines date back
to the 1850's. You get the complete history of the boats with views of engine rooms, boilers, pilot house, and many great
scenes of the boats maneuvering on the river. Released by special arrangement with Steam Powered Video in the UK.
50 minutes, Narrated and All color. BetacamSP master for top quality.
DRESDEN DELIGHT - Steam side paddlewheelers on the Elbe! - Item No. BOAT-3 - Price $29.95
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