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CN's Edmonton to Jasper Main west of Edson, AB Blu-Ray

This program shows the trains and operations on Canadian National’s transcontinental main line west of Edmonton, Alberta on their Edson Subdivision between Edson and Hinton. CN is arguably the western hemisphere’s leading railroad and usually has the lowest operating ratio of any class I railroad in the U. S. or Canada. The tonnage on this line and on the CN system has grown more than fifty percent in the last decade, by far the greatest increase of any class one railroad in North America, and CN runs some of the longest and heaviest freight trains in North America west of Edmonton. This program shows twenty-four hours of action on CN’s Edson Subdivision between a point just west of Edson and Obed, near the summit of the climb out of the McLeod River Valley at Edson. Obed Summit on the ridge between the McLeod River at Edson and the Athabasca River at Hinton is nearly as high as the summit of Yellowhead Pass through the Rockies west of Jasper and the ruling grade for the usually heavier westbounds is the same – four tenths of a percent. The sound of a thirty thousand ton train grinding its way to the top of Obed Hill is awesome. This well-engineered track is traversed by a continuously expanding number of containers out of the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, and the train count continues to grow on this busy and at times congested line. At the time of our visit CN was short of power and leasing everything they could get their hands on. So come along with us as some of the longest and heaviest trains on this continent growl up the grade out of the McLeod River Valley in May of 2018 on CN’s Edmonton to Jasper Main. Two disk set. Length = 3 hours, 7 minutes. This DVD can be watched with and without narration.

Price: $42.95

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  • Video Format: Blu-Ray

Canadian Pacific's Shuswap Subdivision DVD

Canadian Pacific’s Shuswap Subdivision stretches from the picturesque town of Revelstoke, British Columbia, nestled between the Rocky and Monashee mountain ranges on the mighty Columbia River, to Kamloops on the South Thompson River, a distance of 129 miles. This video shows over twenty-four hours of action between Revelstoke and Notch Hill – a distance of seventy-nine miles in May of 2018. This includes the spectacular passage through Eagle Pass just west of Revelstoke and the lakeside running beyond the summit, and the long climb for heavy westbound unit trains up Notch Hill on the new, low grade line which includes a spectacular horseshoe curve. CP’s Shuswap sub is part of CP’s transcontinental main line to Vancouver, B.C. and sees many stack, manifest, sulfur, potash and grain trains, along with 21,000 ton coal trains from southern British Columbia that join the main at Golden on the Columbia River, ninety-five miles east of Revelstoke. Most of these trains utilize distributed power with locomotives spread out at up to three points in the train. Two disk set. Length = 2 hours, 41 minutes. DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $40.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

Canadian Pacific's Shuswap Subdivision Blu-Ray

Canadian Pacific’s Shuswap Subdivision stretches from the picturesque town of Revelstoke, British Columbia, nestled between the Rocky and Monashee mountain ranges on the mighty Columbia River, to Kamloops on the South Thompson River, a distance of 129 miles. This video shows over twenty-four hours of action between Revelstoke and Notch Hill – a distance of seventy-nine miles in May of 2018. This includes the spectacular passage through Eagle Pass just west of Revelstoke and the lakeside running beyond the summit, and the long climb for heavy westbound unit trains up Notch Hill on the new, low grade line which includes a spectacular horseshoe curve. CP’s Shuswap sub is part of CP’s transcontinental main line to Vancouver, B.C. and sees many stack, manifest, sulfur, potash and grain trains, along with 21,000 ton coal trains from southern British Columbia that join the main at Golden on the Columbia River, ninety-five miles east of Revelstoke. Most of these trains utilize distributed power with locomotives spread out at up to three points in the train. Two disk set. Length = 2 hours, 41 minutes. DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $40.95

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  • Video Format: Blu-Ray

CN's former Illinois Central Chicago Subdivision DVD

This video shows over twenty-four hours of action in October of 2018 on the Canadian National’s historic, former Illinois Central main line south of Chicago – the first railroad to utilize land grants as a means of enabling construction and, for a brief time, the longest railroad in the world at the time of its completion in 1856.  CN’s Chicago subdivision, which stretches from the junction with their line to Iowa at Sixteenth Street in Chicago to Leverette Junction, just north of Champaign, was Hunter Harrison’s proving ground for his precision scheduled railroading practices in the early 1990s and today hosts many long CN freights, Amtrak’s mini-corridor to Carbondale and the City of New Orleans.  65 minutes.  This DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $30.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

CN's former Illinois Central Chicago Subdivision Blu-Ray

This video shows over twenty-four hours of action in October of 2018 on the Canadian National’s historic, former Illinois Central main line south of Chicago – the first railroad to utilize land grants as a means of enabling construction and, for a brief time, the longest railroad in the world at the time of its completion in 1856.  CN’s Chicago subdivision, which stretches from the junction with their line to Iowa at Sixteenth Street in Chicago to Leverette Junction, just north of Champaign, was Hunter Harrison’s proving ground for his precision scheduled railroading practices in the early 1990s and today hosts many long CN freights, Amtrak’s mini-corridor to Carbondale and the City of New Orleans.  65 minutes.  This DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $30.95

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  • Video Format: Blu-Ray

CSX Nashville to Louisville and Evansville Mains DVD

This program shows 24 hours of action on CSX’s Nashville to Louisville and then twenty-four hours on their Nashville to Evansville main lines.  The historic Louisville to Nashville line, now referred to as CSX’s Mainline Subdivision, was the original main line of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.  The busier Evansville to Nashville line is today called the Henderson Subdivision and is part of CSX’s Southeast Corridor from Chicago to Florida – CSX’s busiest route from the upper Midwest to Florida via Evansville, Nashville, and Birmingham.  The videotaping on both lines was done around and just south of the cities of Portland and Springfield, Tennessee, forty-two and thirty miles north of Nashville respectively.  These lie just beyond the summits of the climb out of the Cumberland River Valley.  Both lines utilize tunnels to pierce the Highland Rim or ridge at the top of the climb up the escarpment north of Nashville although these tunnels are not accessible for photography.  To the north both lines then traverse parts of the Pennyroyal Plateau on their way to the Ohio River at Louisville and Evansville.  Both lines come together at Amqui, ten miles north of downtown Nashville where we spent twenty-four hours in 1995.  With the much longer trains of today, the trains on this program which was videotaped in April of 2019, makes for an interesting comparison to that of twenty-four years ago, thanks to Hunter Harrison’s precision scheduled railroading.  PSR has resulted in some trains being well over two miles in length with many utilizing distributed power or radio controlled slave units in the middle or on the rear of the train.  Two hours and 30 minutes in length.  Two disk set.  This DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $38.95

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  • Video Format: DVD

CSX Nashville to Louisville and Evansville Mains Blu-Ray

This program shows 24 hours of action on CSX’s Nashville to Louisville and then twenty-four hours on their Nashville to Evansville main lines.  The historic Louisville to Nashville line, now referred to as CSX’s Mainline Subdivision, was the original main line of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.  The busier Evansville to Nashville line is today called the Henderson Subdivision and is part of CSX’s Southeast Corridor from Chicago to Florida – CSX’s busiest route from the upper Midwest to Florida via Evansville, Nashville, and Birmingham.  The videotaping on both lines was done around and just south of the cities of Portland and Springfield, Tennessee, forty-two and thirty miles north of Nashville respectively.  These lie just beyond the summits of the climb out of the Cumberland River Valley.  Both lines utilize tunnels to pierce the Highland Rim or ridge at the top of the climb up the escarpment north of Nashville although these tunnels are not accessible for photography.  To the north both lines then traverse parts of the Pennyroyal Plateau on their way to the Ohio River at Louisville and Evansville.  Both lines come together at Amqui, ten miles north of downtown Nashville where we spent twenty-four hours in 1995.  With the much longer trains of today, the trains on this program which was videotaped in April of 2019, makes for an interesting comparison to that of twenty-four years ago, thanks to Hunter Harrison’s precision scheduled railroading.  PSR has resulted in some trains being well over two miles in length with many utilizing distributed power or radio controlled slave units in the middle or on the rear of the train.  Two hours and 30 minutes in length.  Two disk set.  This DVD can be watched with or without narration.

Price: $38.95

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  • Video Format: Blu-Ray