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Union Pacific's Encina Hill DVD
This tape shows 24 hours of action on the UP's busy line through the Blue Mountains on Encina Hill between Huntington and Baker, Oregon. Pushers help a stream of trains up 2.2% grades. Videotaped in May of 1994. 65 minutes. Regular VHS price = $25.95.
NS Roanoke to Norfolk Main DVD
Between Abilene and Burkeville, just west of the crew change point of Crewe in south-central Virginia, all Norfolk Southern trains bound for Norfolk run on the same single-track line. Crewe is midway between Roanoke and Norfolk and this section of track is part of the original Norfolk and Western main line. West of Abilene, loaded coal trains take the former Virginian line between Roanoke and Abilene while other trains take the former N&W main to Roanoke. This line between Crewe and Abilene hosts some of the heaviest trains on this continent – export coal trains bound for Norfolk Southern’s Pier 6 at Lamberts Point in Norfolk. Besides coal, this line sees an increasing amount of intermodal traffic headed to Norfolk. This program shows over 24 hours of action between Crewe and Abilene in August of 2008. “NS Roanoke to Norfolk Main” is 68 minutes in length. The DVD of this program has the option of being watched with or without narration.
NS Across Northern Indiana DVD
This DVD covers nearly 30 hrs. of action near Argos, IN, on Norfolk Southern's line from Fort Wayne to Chicago in Aug. of 1994. Traffic on this line has grown from 3 or 4 trains to 15 trains each way per day in the last 12 years. 86 minutes.
Wisconsin Central, now CN, Revisited DVD
Wisconsin Central was the largest, the most successful, and arguably the most popular of the new breed of regional railroads. Has it really been seven years since the WC disappeared? On October ninth, 2001, Canadian National took over the Wisconsin Central. This program shows how the Chicago to Superior main line and a couple of secondary lines of the former WC have fared over the intervening seven years since the WC takeover. Only about thirty of the Wisconsin Central’s diesels survive in WC paint and these have been scattered all over the far-flung WC system. Even though not many miles of the former WC have been sold or abandoned there have been many changes since CN took over, particularly in the number and size of the trains and traffic. This program shows the trains and operations on the main line of the former Wisconsin Central and trains on two secondary lines in October of 2008. “Wisconsin Central, now CN, Revisited” is 1 hour and 51 minutes in length. The DVD of this program has the option of being watched with or without narration.
Flatonia - Texas Hot Spot DVD
Flatonia is home to the only train watching platform or pavilion aimed at railfans in the state of Texas. Flatonia is 119 miles west of Houston and 89 miles east of San Antonio on the former Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific, Sunset Route. When we were there the trains of four railroads – Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, BNSF, and Amtrak - ran past the Flatonia Photo Pavilion as the railfan platform is called on the west side of town. In addition, Tower 3, which used to control the crossing of UP’s Glidden and Cuero subdivisions near the photo pavilion, and a former Southern Pacific caboose have been preserved in the Flatonia Rail Park in downtown Flatonia just south of the Glidden sub. UP’s Glidden subdivision between the outskirts of Houston and San Antonio is part of their busy Sunset Route while the north-south Cuero sub that crosses the Glidden sub at Flatonia is best known for being part of SP’s Dalsa Line and for hosting the Blue Streak Merchandise until the BSM was transferred to a routing via Kansas City and the former Rock Island Golden State Route. This program shows 24 hours of action at Flatonia in May of 2009. “Flatonia – Texas Hot Spot” is 96 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
Canadian Pacific's Line to Portal DVD
The 549 mile long, former Soo Line main line between Minneapolis and a connection with Canadian Pacific on the border at Portal in western North Dakota, is certainly one of the lesser known main lines in the western U. S. Yet traffic has tripled in the past 30 years on this line that is the center portion of CP’s transcontinental main line between western Canada and Chicago. Only the easternmost part of this line has signals, so the western part of CP’s line to Portal is one of the busier rail lines in this country dispatched by track warrants. Intermodal, potash, grain, and Canadian chemicals have driven the growth on this line and CP has added heavy rail and thick ballast, transforming this line west of Glenwood from a long branch line with relatively light rail and ballast into the heavy duty main line that it is today. This DVD shows three days and a night of action on the western part of CP’s line to Portal – their Carrington and Portal subdivisions, in October of 2008. “Canadian Pacific’s Line to Portal” is 77 minutes long and sells for $30.95 and the usual $5 for S&H. This DVD has menus and chapters and the option to be watched with or without narration.
Portage La Prairie - Canadian Hot Spot DVD
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, fifty five miles west of Winnipeg in the Assiniboine and Red River Valleys, is one of the best places in Canada to see freight trains. All transcontinental traffic between eastern and western Canada on Canadian National and Canadian Pacific passes through Portage La Prairie. Both railroads have secondary main lines to Edmonton including CN’s aptly named Prairie North Line that diverge from the main lines on the west side of Portage. When grain or potash is moving, nearly 60 trains pass through Portage in 24 hours. And these are not just any trains. CN runs the heaviest manifest or mixed carload trains on the continent through Portage La Prairie and CP’s trains are quite fascinating also. The power on these trains can be anything on each railroad’s roster from the newest AC and DC units to venerable SD40-2s with many trains running with distributed power on both railroads. This program shows 24 hours of action on CP and then 24 more hours of action on CN in and around Portage La Prairie in October of 2008. “Portage La Prairie – Canadian Hot Spot” is two hours and fifty six minutes long and is a two DVD set. This DVD has menus and chapters and the option to be watched with or without narration.
CSX on Sand Mountain in Northern Alabama DVD
CSX’s climb up Sand Mountain as it crosses the Appalachian Mountains in northern Alabama on CSX’s S&NA North subdivision is one of only a handful of manned pusher districts left in the Eastern U. S. This program shows over twenty-four hours of action in November of 2011 on CSX’s S&NA North subdivision on and around Sand Mountain, which begins at Cullman, Alabama, fifty-two miles north of Birmingham. CSX’s S&NA North sub between Nashville and Birmingham was the busiest part of the Cincinnati to New Orleans main line of the Louisville and Nashville, and today is part of CSX’s busiest north-south traffic lane between the Midwest and Southeast. The one point one percent climb for southbounds up Sand Mountain was double tracked a decade ago and a manned pusher station was then added to assist heavy southbounds up the hill. As part of what CSX calls their Southeast Corridor, the freight train count on this line has more than tripled in the past fifty years as CSX’s other Midwest to Southeast traffic lanes are now at capacity. This DVD can be watched with or without narration.
CSX on Duff Mountain north of Knoxville DVD
There are few manned pusher districts left in the eastern U. S. One of these is on Duff Mountain north of Knoxville in eastern Tennessee. This program shows over twenty-four hours of operations on Duff Mountain – CSX’s crossing in the Appalachian Mountains over the divide between the Cumberland and Tennessee River watersheds in November of 2011. Duff Mountain is on CSX’s KD Subdivision that stretches between Corbin, Kentucky, and Etowah, Tennessee. Part of CSX’s former Louisville and Nashville main line between Cincinnati and Atlanta, this busy line is near capacity with unit grain and coal trains, manifest trains including one pair that used to take the former Clinchfield to the Southeast, and a pair of priority intermodal trains in CSX’s new double digit number series. This DVD can be watched with or without narration.
NS Trains on the Rathole in 2011 DVD
One of the most storied and best known sections of railroad in this country is the second district of the CNO&TP subsidiary of Norfolk Southern between Danville, Kentucky and Oakdale, Tennessee, better known as the Rathole, for the tight, smoke filled tunnels that once existed on this line. This program shows over twenty-four hours of awesome action on Norfolk Southern’s Rathole on the Cumberland Plateau, just north of the Tennessee-Kentucky border in November of 2011. Business is again growing on this busy up and down line that still challenges the modern power of today, and the variety of that power and traffic is amazing with many intermodal, mixed carload, auto, and unit trains clogging the alternating single and two track main line of the Rathole. 2 disk set. 1 hour and 45 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narrtion.