|Union Pacific's Donner Pass [VHS]
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For the first time, prototype mainline action of one of America's most scenic mountain crossings focuses on the details modelers want to see—tracks, tunnels, bridges, scenery, rolling stock, and overhead views. Everything the modeler needs to re-create California's Donner Pass on a home layout is captured with maps, full narration, and all-natural train sound. No interviews and very little background music—just footage shot on location that captures the challenges of Donner's brutal grades. 60 minutes; VHS; all-digital format; color; stereo.
|Today's EMD Diesels [VHS]
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From 1922 to today, EMD diesels have ruled the rails, hauling untold numbers of freight and passenger trains across America and around the world. Now Trains magazine brings you the best of these powerful locomotives from the files of the award-winning Trains On Location video series. VHS; color; stereo; 30 minutes
|All Aboard - American Train Journeys I [VHS]
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Train Ride Documentary
|Great American Rail Journey's: Alaska's Gold Rush Train - Unreachable Scenic Areas [VHS]
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At the height of the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s, when thousands of prospectors dropped everything and raced off to Alaska hoping to find their fortunes, a remote railroad to the gold fields was built by blasting and cutting into sheer granite cliffs. The stampeders who traveled northward on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad are long gone, but today tourists flock to the scenic views. This documentary begins by taking the viewer on a visit to Skagway, Alaska, a busy port of call for cruise ships that was the boom town where the railway began. Local historians and guides present some of the history of the town, and then the cameras go on board the train for an amazing ride on tracks placed on granite shelves that were blasted into the sides of the steep mountains. This documentary does a fine job of capturing the spectacular scenery, and there are a multitude of shots of the train climbing steep grades and passing over bridges spanning deep mountain passes. The theme of historical tourism permeates the presentation, and personnel from the U.S. National Park Service appear on camera to provide background on the wild times of the gold rush. This is an enticing introduction to both the scenery and the history of the Klondike gold rush. --Robert J. McNamara
|American Train Journeys II [VHS]
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|Century of Lionel Trains [VHS]
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This two-tape set takes an in-depth and loving look at the history of the Lionel model trail company, from its inception in 1900 on into the present. Along the way, collectors share their stories of what the trains mean to them and how they have affected their live. Hosted by broadcaster/Lionel collector Tom Snyder.
|America's Railroads: The Railroad Story (The Steam Train Legacy) [VHS]
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Volume 6 of the Steam Train Legacy series. VHS tape
|Great American Circus and Show Trains [VHS]
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Years ago excited crowds would be thrilled by the appearance of circus and show trains. They knew a spectacle of grand proportions was coming to town. Here's your chance to view the last two modern circus trains and the only carnival that still travels by rail!
Circus World Museum at Baraboo, Wisconsin reenacts an old fashioned circus train each year. The highly prized cargo of antique circus wagons from the museum's extensive collection is loaded aboard railroad cars by traditional methods and moved to Milwaukee to star in the Great Circus Parade. Elegant passenger diesels from the past power the train across the state. Then the spectacular wagons are pulled in the grand parade by teams of powerful draft horses called "baggage stock."
The James E. Strates Carnival travels the Eastern U.S. aboard a 61-car train, and many employees live aboard. Jimmy Strates, grandson of the founder, tells about growing up on the train and how traveling by rail gives the company an advantage over other methods of transportation. This segment concludes with scenes of the carnival equipment in operation.
These trains are shown while underway and as equipment and people work to load and unload them. You'll see the special methods used to handle heavy equipment, and an expert on circus history gives you additional background on great American circus and show trains past and present!
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
|Sacramento Steam '99 [VHS]
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Steam was king in Sacramento, California in June, 1999! You'll see:
* Railfair '99 - complete coverage of all the locomotives, events and highlights!
* SP Daylight 4449 from Portland!
* Santa Fe 3751 from Los Angeles!
* SP 2467 from Oakland!
* UP 844 and 3985 Doubleheading from Cheyenne!
* The NRHS/R&LHS Convention, with its Special Excursions!
* UP 844's Excursion to Tehama!
* SP 1233's Freight Excursion on Yolo Shortline!
Three and a Half Hours recorded on two cassettes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Packaged in Colorful Cardboard Slipcase
|Discovering Canada by Rail - Vol. 1: West Coast Explorations [VHS]