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[Midwest Railroads]
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[Amtrak]
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[Amtrak CD Book] AMTRAK - THE EARLY & MIDDLE YEARS: A look back on Amtrak’s early and middle years when it had a heritage fleet pulled by E-units, SDP-40F’s and F-40PH’s. The 215 photos are mainly set in the Midwest and West. The locations include the Great Northern Minneapolis depot, St. Paul and Duluth in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Utah. The book concludes with depots Amtrak inherited and some it built. There are also early Amtrak documents in "pdf" form on the CD.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[Canadian National]
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[Hudson Bay Line] CANADIAN NATIONAL'S HUDSON BAY LINE: The rail trip on the Canadian National starts in Winnipeg, Manitoba and heads north to Churchill on Hudson Bay. The area is extremely remote country, with the northern part becoming treeless. The depots shown include Dauphin, Portage La Prairie, The Pas, Cantyre, Thompson, Thicket Portage, Cormorant and Churchill. At Flin Flon, the Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co. is visited and at Thompson, the International Nickel mine & smelter are shown. In the Port of Churchill, the grain elevators, docks and foreign ships are featured. Maps show the locations.

The album has 83 photos. The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The CD also has a brochure on the line and it's attractions. Photos can be printed out. US$15.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[CGW]
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[CGW Depots] CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN DEPOTS & STRUCTURES: The 74 images come from photos, slides and postcards in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. In some instances, there is the original depot and its replacement. The time period ranges from the late 1800s to the present. The depots are grouped by state and Includes union stations the CGW used.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$14.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[C&NW]
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[C&NW Diesel Power] CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN DIESEL POWER: The Chicago & North Western tried out diesels from all the builders, but its favorite builder was EMD. The railroad even had EMD re-power some of its Baldwin locomotives. In the railroad's later years, General Electric locomotives found favor. The 157 images come from slides, photos, B&W negatives and a postcard.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[C&NW Depots] CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN DEPOTS: The 294 images come from photos, slides and postcards in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin. Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming. In some instances, there is the original depot and its replacement. The depots are grouped by state.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[Rock Island Depots]
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[Rock Island Depots] CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC DEPOTS: The 102 images come from color and B&W photos, slides and postcards in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Kansas. In some instances, there is the original depot and its replacement. The depots are grouped by state.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[Illinois Central]
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[Illinois Central Depots] ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOTS & STRUCTURES IN & AROUND IOWA: The 45 images come from photos, slides and postcards in the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. In some instances, there are both historical and contemporary views. The depots and structures are grouped by state.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$14.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[Minneapolis & St. Louis]
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[M&St.L] MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS RAILWAY: The M&St.L, a line with transcontinental ambitions and a selling point of avoiding Chicago congestion, has been gone since 1960. Yet, it still remains a fascinating railroad.

The narrated video, through photos, slides, postcards and some 8 mm film, follows the railroad from its operations in the Twin Cities to western South Dakota, its primary mainline to Peoria, Illinois and secondary line to Des Moines, Iowa. There are also a railfan trips from the Twin Cities to New Ulm and Hutchinson, Minnesota.

The video concludes with photos of steam & diesel locomotives, self-propelled passenger equipment, freight cars, maintenance equipment, train wrecks, snow-fighting equipment & scenes and memorabilia.

The DVD video is 40 minutes long and the self-starting CD book has 215 images. Also on the CD are passenger and employee timetables, a 1938 Industrial Guide, annual reports, brochures, advertisements in “Railway Age” and a 1960 railfan trip booklet (all in PDF format). CD contents can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$12 international shipping

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[M&StL Depots] MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS DEPOTS & STRUCTURES: A look back on many of the depots and structures of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway through 138 images from photos, slides and postcards. There are historic views of these structures as well as how many of them look today, sometimes paired with the former. The structures are grouped by state. Also on the CD is information on the existing structures and often with GPS coordinates.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$15.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[M&StL Steam Locomotives] MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS STEAM POWER: Apart from the grades at the ends of its mainline, the M&StL was a fairly flat railroad and its roster reflected that. The presentation shows all the types of steam locomotives the M&StL operated: 0-6-0 switchers, 2-6-0 Moguls, 2-8-0 Consolidations, 2-8-2 Mikados (including rebuilds), 4-4-0 Americans, 4-6-0 Ten-wheelers and 4-6-2 Pacifics.

The 69 images come from 2x4 medium format negatives and photos. The time period ranges from the late 1880s to the 1950s in locations such Minneapolis, Minnesota; Peoria, Illinois and places in Iowa. The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. Photos can be printed out. $14.95 + shipping

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[Minnesota Shortlines]
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[Minnesota Prairie Line] MINNESOTA PRAIRIE LINE - THE PHOENIX OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA: After two years of no service, a Twin Cities & Western train was run on an old Minneapolis & St. Louis line in central Minnesota. The first part of the video is from the locomotive cab, trailblazing the absolutely decrepit 96-mile line on a cold day in early April, 2002 from its eastern beginning of Norwood to the halfway point near Franklin.

The second part looks at the extensive maintenance work performed over that summer to get the track up to 10 mph condition. The third part, on rehabilitated track, follows the first revenue train that was run on October 11, 2002 from Fairfax to Norwood with two ex-Twin Cities & Western GP-10s painted in Minnesota Prairie Line livery leading 25 covered hoppers. The fourth part follows a MPL train at work in winter over a year after the first revenue train ran. Also includes home video from a contributor of two previous railroad operators.

The video is 65 minutes long. US$19.95 + US$12 international shipping

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[Minnesota Shortlines] MINNESOTA SHORTLINES - PAST & PRESENT: A trip around Minnesota, using video, 8 mm film and photos, to see shortline railroads from the past and present. They range from terminal operations and branchline operators to railroads using stretches of former Class One railroad lines.

The shortlines featured are Cloquet Terminal, Dakota Rail, Duluth & Northeastern; Duluth, Rainy Lake & Winnipeg; Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific, Koppers Coke, Lake Superior & Mississippi, Minnesota Central, Minnesota Commercial, Minnesota Northern, Minnesota Zephyr, Minnesota Prairie Line, Minnesota Southern, Minnesota Transfer, Minnesota Valley, Minnesota Zephyr; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern, Minneapolis Eastern, North Shore Scenic Railroad, North Star Steel, Northern Lines Railway, Northern Plains, Otter Tail Valley, Progressive Rail, St. Croix Valley, St. Paul Union Depot, Twin Cities & Western, United States Steel Duluth Works and some grain elevator operations. [DVD - 115 minutes] US$24.95 + $US$12 international shipping

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[Shortline Steam] SHORTLINE STEAM IN 1950s MINNESOTA: A rare look at often overlooked Minnesota shortlines through black & white and color photos taken in the mid-1950s. The presentation features the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific’s Consolidations, Mikados and a Pacific; Duluth & Northeastern’s Consolidations, Mogul and 0-6-0 switchers; Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern’s Decapods, Consolidations and Mogul; Minnesota Transfer’s 0-8-0s, 0-6-0s and Moguls; American Steel & Wire’s switchers, Koppers Coke’s switcher, Minneapolis Eastern’s switchers, Hoyt Mining switchers, St. Paul Union Depot’s 0-6-0s and 0-4-0Ts of a quarry operator.

All of the 80 photos were scanned from original 2x4 negatives. The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. Photos can be printed out. US$14.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[TC&W] CATS ON THE PRAIRIE - THE TWIN CITIES & WESTERN: Twin Cities & Western's rare Caterpillar-powered Geeps and a CF-7 slug ply the ex-Milwaukee Road mainline from the prairie to the big city, moving agricultural products for river or rail interchange in the Twin Cities. In addition to its own tracks, the railroad also rides the rails of the BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Minnesota Commercial and an ex-M&St.L line.

The focus is on the railroad's six operations: three are in the city, of which two are on the ex-Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern line; and the others are in the countryside. The westernmost one is in the scenic Minnesota River valley. A sugar beet processing plants is also visited. The video concludes with a 25-minute look back on the railroad's first decade.

The video is 97 minutes long. US$19.95 + US$12 international shipping

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[Soo Line]
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[Soo Line] SOO LINE - FROM MICHIGAN TO MONTANA: The first route followed is along the original Soo Line through Michigan and Wisconsin and then on the old Wisconsin Central in Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. Shoreham Yard is explored, leading to the routes in Minnesota, North & South Dakota and Montana. Transfer freights in the Twin Cities are followed by steam railfan trips in the late-1950s. The video concludes with Soo Line memorabilia.

The focus of the video is on the Soo Line before the merger with the Milwaukee Road and features many steam locomotives, diesels (including early models), depots, railfan specials, iron ore mines & lake docks and scenes along the right-of-way. Most are from private collections that have not been seen before. There are 952 images and almost half an hour of 8 mm film & video.

The DVD video is 95 minutes long, narrated and has a menu. The self-starting CD-ROM has scenes inside Shoreham Yard and business car #48, freight cars, MOW equipment and memorabilia items in a "book" style presentation. Images can be printed out. US$24.95 + US$12 international shipping

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[Soo Steam] SOO LINE STEAM POWER:The Soo Line, being primarily a granger road, had an uncomplicated steam locomotive fleet with lots of Mikados and Consolidations. Competitive pressure on the Chicago-Twin Cities route brought in the Mountains and Northerns. The one Decapod found itself in Ashland, Wisconsin ore dock service. Pacifics and Ten-Wheelers were sufficient for passenger service.

Almost all of the 149 photos were scanned from original 2x4 negatives. The time period is mostly the mid-to-late 1950s and in locations such as Shoreham Yard, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Enderlin, North Dakota. There is also railfan trip with Pacific #2719. The CD works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) and Macs. US$19.95 + US$10 internatiomal shipping

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[Soo Diesel] SOO LINE DIESEL POWER:The Soo Line was primarily an EMD user, but dabbled with Alco, Fairbanks-Morse and Baldwin products in the early days of diesels, including the exotic Baldwin 2,000 hp centercabs. In recent years, the railroad tried out Caterpillar-powered GPs. The album features 37 different models of diesel locomotives.

The 189 images are from slides, photos and B&W negatives which are presented in "book" form on a self-starting CD-ROM. Works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) and Macs. Photos can be printed out. US $19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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[Soo Depots] SOO LINE DEPOTS: The 160 images come from photos, slides and postcards in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin. Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. In some instances, there is the original depot and its replacement. The depots are grouped by state.

The presentation is like looking through a book on a computer. The CD-ROM works in PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) & Macs and is self-starting. The images can be printed out. US$19.95 + US$10 international shipping

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SOO LINE PACKAGE SET

[Soo Package]

A package set of the Soo Line DVD video and three CD books on steam power, diesel power and depots for a special price of US$59.95 (a savings of almost $25.00 over purchased separately) + US$20 international shipping.

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WHAT'S NEW? MINE to STEEL MILL STEEL MILL MODELING WESTERN RAILROADS DEPOTS BY STATE DIESEL CAB-RIDES MORE
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All the videos are on DVD (NTSC format, PAL not available). May have problems in some old DVD players.

Some of the DVD videos have a CD-ROM that has photos used in the video. It is self-starting and is like looking at a book on a computer (PC & Mac).

Return Policy: Any defective DVD or CD-ROM will be replaced upon receipt of the defective item. While a defective DVD or CD will be replaced, there are no monetary refunds since the item could just be copied.

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