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Western Steam in the 1950s Western Steam in the 1950s

This is nearly an hour of priceless color film from the 1950s featuring steam in regular service! Featured railroads include the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, D&RGW, CB&Q and the Great Western. You'll see SP commuter trains, UP 844 in regular service plus Big Boys and Challengers. On the main ...more
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SKU: ML1950WS
57 Mins

$29.95



611 Excursions in the 1990s 611 Excursions in the 1990s

With 611 coming out of retirement again in 2015, this is a good time to look back at her first excursion career. Our look back begins in 1992 and features various ferry moves and outings for school kids in 1992 and finish up with several excursions in spring of 1993. 2 programs, 2 hours on 1 disc. T ...more
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SKU: ML611EX
2 Hours 10 Mins

$29.95



Train Wrecks Train Wrecks

Famous and not so famous train wrecks caught on tape, now on DVD. The producer says this may not be suitable for children as some rescue work by first responders is included in the footage. Some of the wrecks on this DVD are: Norfolk Southern steam train wreck, Amtrak accidents, the Cajon Pass acci ...more
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SKU: MLTW
45 Mins

$15.95



Santa Fe Red Warbonnets and other Delights Santa Fe Red Warbonnets and other Delights

The Santa Fe Railway is the main star in this compilation of 8 & 16mm home movie films digitized, edited and brought to DVD. This is rare color film of steam and diesel action from the 1940s & 50s. You'll see lots of red warbonnet F-units, as many as six at a time, powering the ATSF's famous passen ...more
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SKU: MLSFWB
50 Mins

$29.95



100 Steam Engines on one DVD 100 Steam Engines on one DVD

Over 100 different steam engines - in just under two hours! This is a steam lover's steam smorgasbord.

And the list is: Mount Rainier #5, Mower Lumber #2 GC&E #4, Western Maryland #6, Tweetsie #12, Tweetsie #190, Georgetown Loop #40, Cripple Creek #1 ...more
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SKU: ML100SE
1 Hour 57 Mins

$29.95



Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 1 Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 1

Here are rare color scenes of N&W steam from 1953 to 1958. This is rare color film footage now brought to you edited and transferred to DVD. N&W locations covered include the Shenandoah Division, Roanoke, the triple track Christiansburg Mountain grade, Shaffers Crossing and more. We'll see steam fro ...more
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SKU: MLNW1
1 Hour

$29.95



Nickel Plate Road Steam in the 1950s Nickel Plate Road Steam in the 1950s

Railfan and amateur historian Howard W. Ameling joins fellow railfan and professional railroader Lee Avis to bring us Nickel Plate steam from the 1950s. Rare film footage now brought to you edited and transferred to DVD! This is the NYC&StL shot around Bluffton. We'll see mainline running w ...more
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SKU: MLNKP
55 Mins

$24.95



Western Steam in the 1940s Western Steam in the 1940s

The black & white home movies of J. L. Watson of Los Angeles. Shot from 1939 to 1942, this is an amazing record of early 1940s steam in California. This is rare film now professionally transferred to DVD. Our first bit of rare footage is a ride through the WP's Feather River Canyon. Shot from the o ...more
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SKU: MLWS
55 Mins

$19.95



Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 3 Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 3

Heavy freights and locals, passenger runs, excursions and engine's being serviced - it's all here as we look at the N&W in the 1950s. This is rare color film footage now brought to you edited and transferred to DVD. We see the famous Virginia Creeper on the Abingdon Branch as well as ...more
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SKU: MLNW3
1 Hour 5 Mins

$29.95



B&O Western Maryland Steam in the 1950s B&O Western Maryland Steam in the 1950s

Lee Avis shot the B&O between Cumberland and Sand Patch in the 1950s. The WM footage comes from the Cumberland area. This is rare footage now brought to you edited and professionally transferred to DVD. Watch heavy B&O coal and freight drags pulled and pushed by brawny 2-8-8-4 EM-1 class en ...more
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SKU: MLBOWM
1 Hour

$29.95



American Freedom Train American Freedom Train

Southern Pacific 4449 had the honor of pulling the 1975 American Freedom Train on part of its East Coast tour. This is a look at the train as it ran from Alexandria, Virginia to Miami, Florida. The American Freedom Train (AFT) celebrated the nation's Bicentennial as it reached crowds the 48 contigu ...more
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SKU: MLAFT
1 Hour

$15.95



Atlantic Seaboard Memories ACL, SAL, SCL, FEC and L&N in the 1960s Atlantic Seaboard Memories ACL, SAL, SCL, FEC and L&N in the 1960s

Through vintage film we see the Seaboard Coast Line and her predecessors in action in the 1960s. See trains of the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line and then the merged Seaboard Coast Line. Also captured on rare 8mm and 16mm film are scenes from the Southeast of the L&N, Florida East Coast and ...more
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SKU: MLSCL
45 Mins

$29.95



Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 2 Norfolk & Western Steam in the 1950s Volume 2

A little bit of everything N&W is here on this DVD: Freight and passenger trains, steam and diesel, excursions and even the scrapping of a steamer. This is rare color film footage now brought to you edited and transferred to DVD. Includes passenger and freight trains on the "Punkin Vine Li ...more
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SKU: MLNW2
54 Mins

$29.95



611 in 1983 - The Queen of Steam on Excursion in Virginia 611 in 1983 - The Queen of Steam on Excursion in Virginia

N&W J Class 4-8-4 number 611 is no doubt the most famous of her class of 14 locomotives. Built by the N&W in Roanoke the J Class steamers were destined for greatness - and to be a railfan favorite.

Norfolk Southern made sure 611 would be more than a fan favorite when it completed the rebuil ...more
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SKU: ML61183
56 Mins

$9.95



Southern Memories Diesels of the 1950s and 1950s Southern Memories Diesels of the 1950s and 1950s

Through the vintage film of railfans Marvin Clemons, Tom Rock and David Driscoll we get to see the Southern Railway in action in the 1950s. See trains of the Southern Railway in North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and at Saluda Grade. At Saluda, we see 3 SD units "Triple the Hill". Across the syst ...more
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SKU: MLSOU
49 Mins

$24.95



The Pennsylvania Railroad Combo 1940-1960s The Pennsylvania Railroad Combo 1940-1960s

See the Pennsylvania Railroad in rare film from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Three programs are on this combo DVD:
1) Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1940 and 1950s
This is B&W and Color film around Harrisburg
2) Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1950 and 1960s
Color Film from the Eastern part of ...more
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SKU: MLPRRC
1 Hour 5 Mins

$29.95



The California Zephyr in the 1950s and 1960s The California Zephyr in the 1950s and 1960s

Ride the famous California Zephyr in the 1950s and 1960s. This is a compilation of 5 different photographer's work. Most of these are home movies as families traveled on the CZ. Put together it is a record of travel on the train and a look at the train itself - with scenes from Chicago to Ca ...more
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SKU: MLCZ
55 Mins

$29.95



New York Central Steam Diesel & Electrics in the 1950s & 1960s New York Central Steam Diesel & Electrics in the 1950s & 1960s

Railfan and professional railroader Lee Avis is joined by railfans Howard W. Ameling and Joe Sova for this look at the NYC on the Ohio Division, around NYC and Harmon Shops. Watch Mohawks, Hudsons, FM units, RDCs, Sharks and much more as we see crack NYC passenger trains on the Ohio Division, arou ...more
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SKU: MLNYC
55 Mins

$24.95



Remember the RF&P Remember the RF&P

Here we have day to day operations on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. Railfan Scott Nelson captured the RF&P, shot just prior to and right at merger time, with much of the action at ACCA Yard and Doswell where the railroad crosses the C&O main. This is pre-CSX footage wit ...more
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SKU: MLRFP
1 Hour

$19.95



The final two weeks of the original Auto Train The final two weeks of the original Auto Train

Chase the original 1980s Auto Train during its last two weeks running between Virginia and Florida. This is the original red, white and purple domed streamliner train. During these last outings, the train is led by power borrowed from RF&P, Amtrak & the SCL. Includes vintage Auto Train TV ...more
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SKU: MLAT
34 Mins

$19.95



261 Snow Trains 261 Snow Trains

During the Blizzard of '96, Milwaukee Road 261 put on quite a show on Steamtown's former DL&W main line. We'll see towering clouds of thick white/black/gray smoke as 261 tackles rails and weather. It is 10 degrees out as the 261 heads up the steep grade. Her wheels slip as she tr ...more
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SKU: MLSN261
1 Hour 3 Mins

$19.95



Silver Steam 25th Anniversary Celebration Silver Steam 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in Chattanooga for the 25th Anniversary of the Southern Railway's steam powered excursion program. See every engine the Southern had in excursion service: 16 different steamers, 8 cab rides, 4 top of the engine rides and 2 triple headers! It's all here! The 25th Anniversary celebration steam ...more
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SKU: MLSS25
1 Hour 48 Mins

$24.95



All That's Green & Gold Southern 4501 All That's Green & Gold Southern 4501

Southern # 4501 is back in the news these days. After years spent out of the steam program and on static display, Norfolk Southern and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum are working together to restore this wonderful old steamer and put it back on NS rails.Here we get to see Southern Railway stea ...more
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SKU: ML4501
57 Mins

$19.95



Shay 6 to Spruce Shay 6 to Spruce

The Cass Scenic Railroad is known for its steep grades - up to 11% - and its big Shay locomotives. And Western Maryland Shay #6 is the biggest. Join us as we travel on and next to slow moving Cass trains during two special "Photo Weekends". WM Shay #6 is the biggest Shay eve ...more
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SKU: MLSHAY6
1 Hour

$19.95



Snow Trains on the East Broad Top Snow Trains on the East Broad Top

Vintage film shot by railfans show the EBT from 1951 through 1980! Most of the film was shot in the 1970s and includes actual, on-the-scene sound. The oldest film comes from a narrow gauge fan trip taken in June 1951. From the depths of summer we head into winter and trains working through the cold ...more
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SKU: MLEBTS
1 Hour 30 Mins

$19.95



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