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CP & CN Calgary to Edmonton Mains
Politics and the lure of building a main line through the lowest and easiest passage in the Canadian Rockies dictated that Canadian Pacific would build through Calgary and the transcontinental main lines for both predecessors of Canadian National would go through Edmonton nearly thirty years later. Edmonton, the capital of the Province of Alberta when it became a province in 1905, and Calgary, who already hosted Canada’s first transcontinental railroad, grew rapidly in the early 1900s and quickly became the largest cities and centers of commerce in Alberta, titles that they retain today. All three Canadian Transcons quickly built lines into the other city that their transcontinental main did not go through. The current operations of the CP and CN lines between Calgary and Edmonton could hardly be more different. This program shows the trains and operations of Canada’s two main railroads on their fascinating secondary main lines between Calgary and Edmonton in September of 2010. “CP & CN Calgary to Edmonton Mains” is 1 hour and 37 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
The Trains of Marias Pass 2010
The former Great Northern, now BNSF, line over Marias Pass is the northernmost and lowest crossing of the Rocky Mountains in the continental United States. Much of this spectacular line along the middle fork of the Flathead River and Bear Creek is alongside the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. And BNSF’s line over Marias Pass hums with activity as this is their main line between Chicago and Seattle and Portland. Amtrak’s Empire Builder makes an appearance also. Marias Pass has pushers, both manned and radio controlled, steep grades, snow sheds, high bridges, and tunnels, all nestled in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rocky Mountains adjacent to Glacier National Park. This program shows over twenty-four hours of action between Conkelley, where the two main tracks out of Whitefish become single track, and Browning, twenty-six miles east of the summit of Marias Pass where the plains abruptly meet the mountains, in September of 2010. “The Trains of Marias Pass 2010” is 2 hours and 6 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
BNSF Columbia River Subdivision
BNSF’s Columbia River Sub stretches from Latah Junction, just west of Spokane, to Wenatchee at the base of the Cascade Mountains. This former Great Northern and Burlington Northern line hosts BNSF’s many intermodal trains between Seattle and Tacoma and Chicago. This line is not flat. From Spokane, the Columbia River Sub climbs five hundred feet as it traverses the Columbia Plateau and then drops down into the Columbia River Valley east of Wenatchee on a one percent grade. Double stack and “Z” trains thunder across the Columbia Plateau either in run eight or with their dynamic brakes screaming. And Amtrak’s Empire Builder makes an appearance also. ”BNSF Columbia River Subdivision” shows over twenty-four hours of action on BNSF’s Columbia River Subdivision in October of 2010. This program is 61 minutes in length. This DVD has the option to be watched with or without narration.
CN’s South Bend Subdivision
“CN’s South Bend Subdivision” shows the trains and operations on and around the single-track portion of the South Bend sub between Schoolcraft and Edwardsburg in southern Michigan in October of 2010. CN’s operating philosophy now reigns and CN runs long trains on this relatively flat line. This line is part of the present day CN main line between Montreal and Chicago. This program also shows how the former GTW has fared after the great recession in 2008 and 2009 when domestic car production slowed to its lowest rate in nearly fifty years. And with more and more traffic from Canada coming into the States, traffic on this fascinating line has held up fairly well. “CN’s South Bend Subdivision” is 64 minutes in length. This DVD haas the option to be watched with or without narration.
CSX and Amtrak at Ashland, VA
Ashland, where the former RF&P, now CSX main line goes right down the middle of the street, is one of the best-known railfan hot spots and most railfan friendly places in Virginia. Ashland is fifteen miles north of Richmond on the CSX and Amtrak main line between the Northeast and the Southeast. This program shows all the trains for 24 hours in March 2011 on the former RF&P two main track line that bisects Ashland with the tracks running right down the middle of Center Street and Railroad Avenue for nearly a mile and half through the center of the town. The track also runs right next to Randolph-Macon College and pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the tracks are a common sight. Traffic on the CSX main line is beginning to recover from the Great Recession and on peak days of the week forty CSX and Amtrak trains pass through Ashland. “CSX and Amtrak at Ashland, VA” is 67 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
Pan Am Southern's Patriot Corridor
“Pan Am Southern’s Patriot Corridor” shows the trains and operations on the historic, former Boston and Main Fitchburg Route main line between Ayer, Massachusetts and Mechanicville, New York, known as Pan Am Southern’s Patriot Corridor in August of 2011. In March of 2009, the Surface Transportation Board approved the Pan Am Railways – Norfolk Southern joint venture to jointly own and operate the Pan Am track west of Ayer, Massachusetts under the name Pan Am Southern. The main line between Ayer and Mechanicville was given the nickname: ”Patriot Corridor”. Three years earlier, Guilford Rail System, the operator of what was then left of the Boston and Maine and Maine Central lines in New England, changed its name to Pan Am Railways. This program shows the trains running in August of 2011 on Pan Am Southern’s Patriot Corridor between Ayer and Mechanicville, New York, where a new intermodal and auto terminal serving Pan Am Southern and the former Delaware and Hudson, now Canadian Pacific, is under construction. This line includes the historic Hoosac Tunnel that gives Pan Am the easiest rail crossing of the Berkshire Mountain range in western Massachusetts. Close to half of Pan Am’s operable main line power has been repainted into Pan Am Railway’s deep blue paint scheme and Pan Am’s eclectic mix of older motive power still draws fans from far and wide. “Pan Am Southern’s Patriot Corridor” is 92 minutes in length. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
The Tadpole - NS Kenova District
Norfolk Southern’s Kenova District between Williamson, West Virginia and Portsmouth, Ohio has long been known as the Tadpole. The district’s name comes from Kenova, West Virginia, where this former Norfolk and Western track crosses the Ohio River on a massive double tracked, 4000-foot long, 100-foot high trestle. Described by Trains Magazine as a “conveyor belt for westbound coal’ in the 1960s, today, this busy line handles a mix of loaded coal trains running in both directions, grain trains, mixed carload manifests, and thanks to the recently completed Heartland Corridor clearance project, double stack container trains. Except for the crossing of the Ohio River at Kenova, the track from Williamson to Portsmouth is level or downgrade all the way and passes through six tunnels. The superbly engineered Kenova District along the Tug Fork, Big Sandy, and Ohio Rivers sees some of the heaviest trains in the U. S. This program shows thirty hours of action between Williamson and Kenova on Norfolk Southern’s Kenova District or Tadpole in April of 2011. “The Tadpole – NS Kenova District” is 80 minutes in length. This DVD can be watched with or without narration.
NS Valley Line north of Front Royal, VA
In June of 1988 Conrail began shifting its interchange with Norfolk Southern in the Northeast from Potomac Yard in Washington, D. C. to Hagerstown, Maryland. South of Hagerstown, NS trains then traversed the northern end of the former Norfolk and Western Hagerstown District or Valley Line to Front Royal, where they could head east on the former Southern Railway Harrisonburg branch or “B” Line to the ex-Southern Washington to Atlanta main line at Manassas. In 1999 NS acquired rights on the former Conrail Lurgan branch north of Hagerstown that connected NS to their new Conrail trackage at Harrisburg. All of this has transformed the north end of the Valley Line from a secondary main line to the NS main line between the Northeast and the Southeast that can host up to twenty trains in twenty-four hours. “NS Valley Line north of Front Royal, VA” shows a day and a half of continuous action between the junction of the “B” Line and Valley Line at Riverton Junction in Front Royal and the Potomac River at Shepherdstown in April of 2011. “NS Valley Line north of Front Royal, VA” is 67 minutes in length. This DVD can be watched with or without narration.
UP Spine Line south of Des Moines
Thrown adrift after the Rock Island went out of business in March of 1980, the Rock Island’s 429 mile long Twin Cities to Kansas City line known as the Spine Line was first leased and then acquired by the Chicago & North Western in 1983. Today this line is owned and operated by Union Pacific. UP calls the track between Des Moines and Sheffield, just outside of Kansas City where trains get onto the Kansas City Terminal, their Trenton Subdivision. UP uses this line in conjunction with the former Missouri Pacific Falls City Subdivision along the Missouri River between Omaha and Kansas City in a modified directional running operation. Most of the heavier southbounds use the Trenton Sub while most northbounds use the Falls City Sub. This program shows the trains and operations including a couple of DM&E trains on UP’s Spine Line between Allerton, south of Des Moines and the UP – Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern joint track north of Kansas City for three days and one night in June of 2011. “UP Spine Line south of Des Moines” is 59 minutes in length and sells for $30.95 plus $5 for S&H. This DVD can be watched with or without narration.
NS and KCS around Mexico, Missouri
The small town of Mexico in northern Missouri, not quite half way between St. Louis and Kansas City, is a neat railroad center with two class I railroads running next to each other through the center of town. Between Mexico and Centralia, a distance of 14 miles, Norfolk Southern’s St. Louis District between St. Louis to Moberly, and Kansas City Southern’s line between St. Louis and Kansas City run side by side. Once main lines of the Wabash and Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio, respectively, and home to Union Pacific’s City Streamliners, these tracks have seen many changes and several owners over the decades. This program shows three days and one night of action on the NS and KCS lines around Mexico, Missouri, including the unique Schneider National trains on KCS, in June of 2011. “NS and KCS around Mexico, Missouri” is 61 minutes in length and sells for $30.95 plus $5.00 for S&H. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.