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An Affair with CONNIE
HARSCONN

An Affair with CONNIE

This award winning documentary follows the four year restoration of Super Constellation VH-EAG from the time it was rescued from an Arizona aircraft graveyard to the time it arrived in Australia after an epic 12,000 kilometre delivery flight across the Pacific. It pays tribute to the small band of dedicated Australian men and women who, as members of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, overcame mountains of logistical and physical hurdles to fulfil their dream to return a Super Constellation to Australian skies for the first time in 30 years. Produced, Written & Narrated by Bob de la Lande Director of Photography David Harman. ..

50 MIN

$22.00 $39.95 Ex Tax: $20.00

Chiltern Mainline
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Chiltern Mainline

Drivers Eye View London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street. Diesel loco-hauled expresses have made a comeback… For this Driver’s eye view we travel in the cab of a class 68 hauling a rake of refurbished Mk 111 carriages marketed by Chiltern Railways as ‘Silver Trains’ Our journey starts at London’s Marylebone Station where we board the 1010 to Birmingham Moor Street. Video 125 has been here before, 30 years ago in fact, but so much has changed. Signalling, privatisation, Network Rail, Marylebone station, re-doubling of the line and even the Evergreen initiative that has seen strategic improvements to infrastructure and consequential increase in line speeds. In the last decade alone, Chiltern Railways has vastly increased the number of services over the Chiltern main line. At first, our train takes us alongside the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines and past Wembley Stadium. We then join the former Great Central/Great Western JOINT line at Northo..

105 MIN

$31.90 $44.95 Ex Tax: $29.00

East to Laramie BLU-RAY
7IETLBD

East to Laramie BLU-RAY

For over 150 years Union Pacific’s transcontinental main line has played a key roll in the growth and prosperity of the nation. Since the driving of the golden spike at Promontory, Utah, the prairies of southern Wyoming have been alive with the humming of steel wheels. 7idea Productions takes you on a tour of Union Pacific’s Rawlins and Laramie Subdivisions between Green River and Laramie. This rarely visited portion of the Overland Route sees over fifty trains per day.  The double track main line follows the route of the Overland Stage crossing the Continental Divide three times through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin. We will begin at historic Green River and head east for 250 miles. Watch coal being delivered to the Jim Bridger Power Plant and its origin at the Black Butte Mine. Then we cross over the Continental Divide to Wamsutter, then again at Creston and Hadsell before arriving at Rawlins. Entering the Laramie Sub, we will continue east passing the refinery at Sinclair ..

145 MIN

$29.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $27.23

EMDs in Minnesota's Iron Ore Country
CVEIRDVD

EMDs in Minnesota's Iron Ore Country

In this show, we will cover CN's former DM&IR ore lines in northeastern Minnesota, along with a sampling of Northshore Mining and BNSF operations in the area. What draws fans to Minnesota's north woods and the shores of Lake Superior isn't just the beautiful country or the interesting iron ore operations, it's the motive power used to pull trains through this unique region. EMD is king here, and we document these fine machines as they thunder across CN's Missabe, Minntac, Iron Range, and Two Harbors Subdivisions. We also follow Northshore Mining's mainline between Silver Bay and Babbitt, Minnesota, exploring some remote areas of Minnesota's Arrowhead. You'll see NSM's older SD40-3s, as well as leased SD90MACs hauling raw taconite ore and tailings trains across the railroad. BNSF's Kelly Lake and Grand Rapids locals are also briefly covered, powered by pairs of SD40-2s With GE power slowly being equipped with straight air for ore service..

150 MIN

$29.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $27.23

EMDs in Minnesota's Iron Ore Country BLU-RAY
CVEIRBD

EMDs in Minnesota's Iron Ore Country BLU-RAY

In this show, we will cover CN's former DM&IR ore lines in northeastern Minnesota, along with a sampling of Northshore Mining and BNSF operations in the area. What draws fans to Minnesota's north woods and the shores of Lake Superior isn't just the beautiful country or the interesting iron ore operations, it's the motive power used to pull trains through this unique region. EMD is king here, and we document these fine machines as they thunder across CN's Missabe, Minntac, Iron Range, and Two Harbors Subdivisions. We also follow Northshore Mining's mainline between Silver Bay and Babbitt, Minnesota, exploring some remote areas of Minnesota's Arrowhead. You'll see NSM's older SD40-3s, as well as leased SD90MACs hauling raw taconite ore and tailings trains across the railroad. BNSF's Kelly Lake and Grand Rapids locals are also briefly covered, powered by pairs of SD40-2s With GE power slowly being equipped with straight air for ore service on the former Missabe, we made it our g..

150 MIN

$29.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $27.23

Griffith Indiana BLU-RAY
CVGRIBD

Griffith Indiana BLU-RAY

Griffith, Indiana is a town 6 miles east of the Illinois state line and is where the Canadian National’s South Bend, Matteson, and Elsdon Subdivisions all come together. Griffith used to be one of the largest interlockings in the world.At one time 5 railroads crossed through town with the EJE having 2 lines. CN acquired the EJE in January of 2009, which ended the two railroads crossing and becoming one. The Elsdon Sub is controlled by the CSX from Chicago to Munster even though it is still owned by CN. Up until 2018, CSX was running their daily Y123 from CSX Barr Yard to Kirk Yard via Griffith until a new connection was completed from the CSX to the CN up near Kirk Yard. An average of 45 trains run daily through Griffith keeping this area busy with great railroad action!During our time of production from 2014 to 2019, the CN ran some of their rare power on local jobs in the area as Kirk Yard is good place for older units on the railroad.Anything from EJE, CN, IC, GT, and even B..

140 MIN

$29.95 $49.95 Ex Tax: $27.23

Nottingham to Skegness
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Nottingham to Skegness

Drivers Eye View. Skegness is a classic seaside town on the east coast of Lincolnshire. Ever since the railway arrived in 1873 the town has been a popular holiday destination. Today’s train service is a far cry from the line’s heyday when six platforms were in use at the terminus. Just one train an hour plies the route from Nottingham these days. Filmed in the cab of a 3 car class 156/153 Sprinter combination, our limited stop train calls at Grantham for connection with the East Coast Main Line. Here the train reverses and continues via Sleaford and Boston. Most of the route is still block worked with semaphore signals controlled by manual signal boxes overseeing traditional wooden level crossing gates. The history of the line is fascinating and former Yorkshire ITV news anchor Alan Hardwick narrates. View Video Preview ..

118 MIN

$34.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $31.77

Nottingham to Skegness BLU-RAY
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Nottingham to Skegness BLU-RAY

Drivers Eye View. Skegness is a classic seaside town on the east coast of Lincolnshire. Ever since the railway arrived in 1873 the town has been a popular holiday destination. Today’s train service is a far cry from the line’s heyday when six platforms were in use at the terminus. Just one train an hour plies the route from Nottingham these days. Filmed in the cab of a 3 car class 156/153 Sprinter combination, our limited stop train calls at Grantham for connection with the East Coast Main Line. Here the train reverses and continues via Sleaford and Boston. Most of the route is still block worked with semaphore signals controlled by manual signal boxes overseeing traditional wooden level crossing gates. The history of the line is fascinating and former Yorkshire ITV news anchor Alan Hardwick narrates. View Video Preview ..

118 MIN

$44.95 $54.95 Ex Tax: $40.86

Pendolino
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Pendolino

Drivers Eye View Experience the thrill of riding in the cab of an iconic Pendolino tilting train, travelling over the West Coast Main Line, the UK’s busiest. We travel on  board the 1220 Virgin Trains’ London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service running via Stoke on Trent. It’s quite amazing to see the degree of tilt from the driver’s viewpoint and how easily the class 390 takes the curves at speeds of up to 125 mph! At 2 hours and 6 minutes, our journey is shown virtually in real time. As well as the usual cab cameras, we see the eleven coach train at dozens of locations, including Milton Keynes, Stoke on Trent and Stockport stations. We even take a brief look inside the Rugby ROC (Rail Operations Centre). Narration is by BBC Radio 3’s Ian Skelly. He recalls the fascinating history of the ‘London and Birmingham’,  Britain’s first long distance intercity railway, engineered by Robert Stephenson and opened in sections from 1837. Our train then travels over the T..

126 MIN

$34.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $31.77

Return of the Big Boy
7IROTBBDVD

Return of the Big Boy

In May of 2019, Union Pacific made history. Big Boy 4014, the largest steam locomotive on earth took to the main line under its own power for the first time in nearly 60 years! The restoration was just in time for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah, commemorating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Paired with UP 844, the only steam locomotive to never be taken out of active service on a major railroad, the 4014 made its first excursion run between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ogden, Utah in what was billed as “The Great Race to Ogden.” 7idea Productions takes you trackside for this historic event from Cheyenne to Ogden and return. Catch the 4014 climbing Sherman Hill, gliding across the Wyoming plains, and tackling the Wasatch grade. In Ogden, Utah, Union Pacific’s Spike 150 Celebration had the feeling of a rock concert as thousands of people came out to see the Big Boy for the first time. We’ll take you..

85 MIN

$29.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $27.23

The Old Gotthard Tunnel Route BLU-RAY
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The Old Gotthard Tunnel Route BLU-RAY

Drivers Eye View The original Gotthard railway tunnel through the Swiss Alps, took ten years to build and cost 147 lives. It was a mammoth undertaking and required the construction of long ramps on either side totalling 85 miles. Dozens of tunnels, viaducts and bridges were necessary. The ruling gradient of 1 in 37 was deemed to be just about the maximum that the original steam locomotives could handle, even then, trains were usually double-headed and even had banking engines attached at the rear! In order even to keep to this severe gradient, the engineers had to construct a number of additional spiral tunnels to gain height, hewn out of solid rock. Our film begins at the Swiss town of Lugano, where we see the funicular that runs from the picturesque historic lakeside town up to the main line railway station. There we take a front seat in the cab of a modern Regional Express EMU for a spectacular journey. As soon as we depart, our train has to climb up and through the Monte Cene..

112 MIN

$44.95 $54.95 Ex Tax: $40.86

3801 to Dubbo
TPR38D

3801 to Dubbo

In September 1991 4-6-2 No 3801 hauled its train of six cars and a van to Dubbo and beyond, for a five day tour in what was the first time a 38 had ventured into the area. The video opens with a brief look into the past, November 1983, with shiny new Clyde GM 8111, towing a dead and partly dismantled 3801 through West Ryde on its way to Newcastle, for possible restoration. The boiler rebuild did of course take place, thus making this video possible. We begin the coverage of the Dubbo trip on Thursday 19 September 1991 near the end of electrification at Lithgow, with 3801 departing for Wallerawang, where water is taken at the picturesque station and we have a brief look at some of the facilities including remains of the goods shed and hand operated crane. Strong winds and rain then ensued, so our camera resumes on a bright and sunny Sunday 22nd at Dubbo, with an early morning start showing good steam effects in the cold air as the Pacific heads for Wellington on a shuttle trip,..

60 MIN

$22.00 $34.95 Ex Tax: $20.00

Aberdeen to Inverness
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Aberdeen to Inverness

Drivers Eye View The railway between Aberdeen and Inverness was built by the Great North of Scotland Railway, the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction and the Inverness and Nairn, the former two companies meeting end on at Keith. Of the 50 stations that have come and gone over the years, ten remain open. In little over a hundred miles we encounter 16 existing, or former, rail junctions – on average one every seven miles - a remarkable testament to the commercial rivalry and duplicity of lines between the Highland and GNSR companies in the latter half of the 19th Century. Today the route is operated by First Scotrail and plied by class 158 ‘Express Sprinters’. The route is mostly of single line and features tokenless block and electric key token sections controlled from manual signal boxes with semaphore signals. This scenic route was filmed in sunny or good weather from the cab, from the trackside and from the air. Much of the fascinating history is to..

112 MIN + Extra

$24.95 $34.95 Ex Tax: $22.68

Desert Steam
TPD1022

Desert Steam

Join South Africa’s celebrated Union Limited on a 5000 km steam odyssey - a pioneering journey into the Namib desert. Aboard this authentic thirties-style train, you’ll relive the grand old days of colonial rail travel. Through the vast thirstlands of Southern Africa, your steam trek will take you across the arid plains of Namibia and down to the Atlantic Ocean.  This video brings you steam in glorious action, as the Union Limited plies the inhospitable wastes of scrub and sand. And it takes you right on board the first mainline steam passenger train that Namibia has seen in 40 years! ..

75 MIN

$16.50 $29.95 Ex Tax: $15.00

Diesel and Electric on 35mm - Volume 1 and 2
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Diesel and Electric on 35mm - Volume 1 and 2

Volume 1: This production features modern traction from the early years (1930s to the early 1970s). Wallow in the nostalgia of Deltics, Warships, Westerns, 25s, 40s, 45s, and the Blue Pullmans. Plus AC Electrics, 20s, 47s, & DMU’s in their early liveries. Also featured are 1st generation EMU’s going back to the 1930s. As is the case with “Steam on 35mm, The 30s, 40s & 50s” all the footage in this production originates from 35mm film shot for TV programs and feature films. Most of the material was never used and was confined to the film vaults until we discovered it. One of the most remarkable shots features a class 16 in action, a class rarely photographed let alone filmed! You will also find footage of the prototype Deltic and LMS 10000 & 10001. This production gives a valuable insight into Britain’s Railways during the transition from steam to diesel / electric and will bring pleasant memories of the classes that have since been superseded, ..

120 MIN

$31.90 $44.95 Ex Tax: $29.00

Diesel Diary - 21
BWDD21

Diesel Diary - 21

This volume continues the theme of illustrating a wide range of locomotives operating in NSW. Witness GM22 in the impressive Great Northern livery, working hard with a variety of other locos on heavey ATN grain trains. Freight Australia Gs, Xs & Ts are seen hauling oil, grain and cement loads. KLs, DLs, NRs & 81s are also featured. Locations visited range from the now closed goods lines at Rozelle and Sandown, Cowan and Como banks and the Southern Highlands. Many of these scenes are truly historic and will never be repeated. No Narration. ..

60 MIN

$16.50 $34.95 Ex Tax: $15.00

Exeter to Basingstoke
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Exeter to Basingstoke

Drivers Eye View The West of England line was the Southern Railway's arterial route to the West Country and as such was at one time very busy with express trains to Salisbury, Exeter and Plymouth. It was also the route of the ACE, the Atlantic Coast Express which ran from Waterloo all the way to Padstow on the North Cornish coast. Run down and rationalised in the 1960s, the West of England line became a mere shadow of its former self. Today, with privatisation, train services and passenger numbers are on the up and we can see the line from the cab of a class 159 DMU, in its recently resignalled form along with recent redoubled sections of line to improve capacity and flexibility. As well as the ride in the cab, we also see inside the signal boxes. Filmed in the summer of 2014 in association with the South West Trains, Network Rail alliance. ..

131 MIN

$24.95 $44.95 Ex Tax: $22.68

Golden Thread
TPD1028

Golden Thread

Join us on the Union Limited as we enjoy the delights of the Garden Route, the drama of the Montagu Pass and the strange, exotic appeal of the Little Karoo. Though there's nothing to beat the exhilaration of actually traveling behind steam, aboard a vintage train, this video will take you as close to the original experience as you can get.   ..

52 MIN

$16.50 $29.95 Ex Tax: $15.00

Just Australian Buses
TPJABDVD01

Just Australian Buses

“Just Australian Buses 1" is a production featuring generous scenes of buses operating mainly on Sydney Government bus routes. As we travel back in time we also witness the change of shift at the former BHP Steelworks in Newcastle. There is a tour of Wollongong private operators included with a sojourn to Casino and Surfers Paradise. Filmed in 1974 and 1975, then in 1983, this was the era of the Leyland Atlantean double decker. Using digitally re-mastered cine film, Greg Travers presents a variety of buses all shot using Bolex Standard 8 and Canon Super 8 cameras. The informative narration tells a historical story which lasts for almost the entire film. Subtitles are also included to brief the viewer. We are sure that you will enjoy “Just Australian Buses” by Greg Travers. View Video Preview ..

74 MIN

$19.95 $29.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Just BULLDOGS
TPJBDVD001

Just BULLDOGS

Big & Powerfull - These DOGS are TUFF! 'Just Bulldogs' features the so-called “Bulldog” or streamlined carbody diesel locomotives hard at work. Hear their unique sounds; see their varied colour schemes as we take a look at every class of “Bulldog” to operate in Australia. Greg Travers presents these locomotives with eight cine film scenes introducing Hi-8, Digital Video and DV-CAM action, from 1974 to 2006. Subtitles brief the viewer along with a narration, added over the top of less sensitive train sounds. The narration may be switched to “Off” so that only the train noise is heard. A slide show  containing technical specification of each locomotive is just one of the “Extra Features”.  We are sure that you will enjoy “Just Bulldogs” by Greg Travers, the sixth production in the “Just Trains” series from Train Pictures. Warning: Very high quality, full range audio... bol..

50 MIN + EXTRAS

$19.95 $29.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Just Pilbara Trains 2013
TPJPT2013

Just Pilbara Trains 2013

The world’s largest Shire, Australia’s busiest port and the world’s heaviest trains are featured in this DVD. “Just Pilbara Trains 2013” follows on from the DVDs “Just Pilbara Trains” in 2001 and “Just Pilbara Trains 2005”, parts 1 and 2. See and hear the EMD SD70, SD90, GE Dash 8, Dash 9 and ES44, groups of locomotives, hard at work climbing through the Chichester Range. Three rail operators have some 2,500 kilometres of track, some 665 million tonnes of available output, some 386 locomotives (as at August 2013) and approximately 21,350 ore cars. Subtitles brief the viewer along with a narration, added over the top of less sensitive train sounds. The narration maybe switched “OFF” so that only the exhilarating noise of this country’s most powerful locomotives may be enjoyed. ..

100 MIN

$19.95 $39.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Just Queensland Tropical Coast
TPJQTCDVD1

Just Queensland Tropical Coast

"Just Queensland Tropical Coast” is a production featuring generous clips of trains operating on the 1067mm gauge of the Queensland Railways north coast and hinterland lines including QR National freight trains, QR Traveltrain passenger services and Pacific National Queensland freight services. Greg Travers presents these locomotives in fast paced, W-I-D-E SCREEN action, filmed during September 2007. Subtitles brief the viewer along with a narration, added over the top of less sensitive train sounds. The narration may be switched to “OFF” so that only the train noise is heard… and there is lots of it! We are sure that you will enjoy “Just Queensland Tropical Coast”. VIEW VIDEO PREVIEW ..

45 MIN + 17 MIN

$19.95 $29.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Just Trains Across Australia
TPJTAADVD01

Just Trains Across Australia

"Just Trains Across Australia” is a production featuring generous clips of locomotive noise, a wide variety of locomotives, colour schemes and operators. Filmed in January 2004 by Greg Travers, take a trip from Junee in New South Wales to Perth in Western Australia and return. Be surprised by the big, noisy locomotives on Western Australian narrow and standard gauge railways. Many maps illustrate where the trains are running, while specifications and subtitles of the 33 locomotives featured brief the viewer. Narration is included, added over the top of less sensitive train sounds. We are sure that you will enjoy “Just Trains Across Australia” by Greg Travers, the third production in the Just Trains series. Click on the poster to view a video preview and for video streaming options. ..

75 MIN

$19.95 $29.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Just Trams in Melbourne 1972 - 2013
TPJTIM7213

Just Trams in Melbourne 1972 - 2013

In this presentation Greg Travers takes us on a journey starting in 1972 then transitions through the 80s, 90s, 2Ks and today. Early cine film has been digitally converted and compiled with other footage captured using the technology of the day including Video8, Hi-8, DV, DVCAM and now with HD formats. As the programme unfolds we see images and scenes presented in almost chronological order emphasizing how Melbourne’s transport has changed over the years. Most lines are represented however the main focus is on the tram vehicles themselves. The routes as mentioned are those in operation at the time the activity was captured on film or video. To start the show a brief history of the system is outlined over the 70s and 80s as we move into operations in the early 1990s and join a tour group using the last tram in regular service without sliding doors. The Australia day Cavalcade in 1992 follows, then regular operations up to August 1999, when the private sector franchise agreem..

170 MIN

$19.95 $39.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

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