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A DAY AT BEREA TOWER A/R PRODUCTIONS, 100 minutes, color, sound, narration

Two great railroads bisected the city of Berea, OH. To the north was the New York Central's water level route and to the south was the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis, the Big 4. They interchanged here under the control of Berea Tower. Chester Kamuda visited this busy interlocking during the Conrail era. Today, the NYC is operated by Norfolk Southern and the Big 4 by CSX. It is still a very busy place.

$ 27.75
A DAY ON THE LAURINBURG & SOUTHERN A/R PRODUCTIONS, 75 minutes, maps & narration

The Laurinburg & Southern RR was chartered in the early 20th century in North Carolina. It runs from Laurinburg to Johns and from Laurinburg to Raeford in the north. Interchange is with CSX on the former Seraboard Air Line in Laurinburg and the Aberdeen and Rockfish at Raeford. It is a busy line with two major customers. One is a large plate glass industry and the other is an elevator providing feed for the turkey and hog business in the area. They operated with three EMD switchers, including two SW-1's. Chester Kamuda video taped the operation and got cab rides. The little road had semingly too many car loads and not enough track!

$ 27.75
A NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CABOOSE ODYSSEY "A/R PRODUCTIONS 87 minutes color, sound, narration and maps

A group of railcar enthusiasts is headquartered at Northfield-Tilton, NH. They own passenger cars and cabooses and operate excursions and dinner trains on the Hobo Railroad. As it turns out, one of these buggies was the same M-E-C car that Gary had photographed. Its owner, Frank Judge, has restored and modified it for the caboose train. Frank was asked by the New Hampshire Central to lend them his caboose for an inspection trip of the line by state and county officials after it was refurbished. The caboose is lettered "Winnepasaukee River". He arranged for the caboose to be shipped via rail... Gary, also a private car owner from the group, followed in his car to video tape the trip."

$ 27.75
A TEXAS SIX PACK A/R PRODUCTIONS, 110 minutes, color, sound and narration

Jim Terrell filmed six steam locomotives operating in Texas. The SP Daylight 4449 passed through the state on its way to the Worlds Fair in New Orleans. He captured the Texas State RR that runs between Rusk and Palestine with locos number 400 and 500. The Austin steam Train restored SP number 786 for passenger excursions between Cedar Park and Burnet. The Tarantula Train acquired ex-SP ten wheeler number 2248 to run between Grapevine and the Stockyards Station in Ft. Worth. Fanally, he filmed the run of FRISCO 1522 through Texas on its way to Oklahoma City.

$ 27.75
A VISIT TO BEECH GROVE - AMTRAK'S SHOPS A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 hour maps and narration

Amtrak's shops at Beech Grove, IN, is the destination for all Amtrak equipment in need of repair or major maintenance. The shops were originally for the Big Four and New York Central. Occasionally, unneeded equipment may be put up for sale to the general public. Potential buyers will be allowed on the property for a couple of days to inspect the sale items. They are provided a detailed listing of the equipment, including date of manufacture, original owner RR, mileage and condition. Gary Gurske and his friend availed themselves of the process. It results in a rare opportunity to this massive facility.

$ 27.75
ACTION AT AYER - GUILFORD & MBTA A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 hour 40 minutes maps and narration

Ayer, MA, was an important juntion city on the Boston and Maine. It still is for tyhe Guilford Rail system and MBTA.

$ 27.75
ALCOS ON THE ISLAND - LONG ISLAND RAILROAD "A/R PRODUCTIONS 68 minutes color, sound, narration and maps

This DVD shows The Long Island Rail Road multiple unit trains. Some of the trains are the MP-54, MP-70, MP-72, M-1 MU and Alco C420's. RS-3's, RS-1's and F-M, C-Liners."

$ 27.75
ALTO TOWER ON THE FORMER PENNSY A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 hour 40 minutes maps and narration

Alto Tower, in Altoona, PA, controlled the former Pennsylvania Railroad's busy four track main over the Alleghenies, including the passenger station, the sprawling shop complex, a major freight yard and access to the Holidaysburg secondary. Chester Kamuda enjoyed the action at the tower and recorded his memories on video. He was twice invited into the tower, once under Conrail and again after Norfolk Southern.

$ 27.75
ARKANSAS & MISSOURI RAILROAD A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 hour 25 minutes maps and narration

When the Burlington Northern spun off its ex_Frisco line from Monett, MO, to Ft. Smith, AR, the Arkansas and; Missouri Railroad was born. Much to the delight of the railfan community, they developed an all-ALCo locomotive roster. Jim Terrell filmed the line in Super 8 film with sound in camera starting shortly after the startup when the C420's were still in the paint of their original owner. He returned when they were in full AM dress and again in September, 2013 to video tape the Monett turn with new SD70ACes.

$ 27.75
ARKANSAS SHORTLINES A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 hour 40 minutes color, maps and narration

There were and are many short railroads in Arkansas. Some are cast off lines from the class ones and others have served their community and region for decades. Included, among others, are the Dardanelle and Russellville, Little Rock and Western, DeQueen and Eastern, East Camden and; Highland (EACH), Caddo, Antoine and Little Missouri (CALM), Ashley Drew and Northern, Prescott and; Northwestern and more. Also featured are two steam tourist lines in Eureka Springs and the Reader Railroad. Class ones seen are UP, MoPac and KCS.

$ 27.75
BANGOR & AROOSTOOK THE FINAL YEARS A/R PRODUCTIONS, 83 minutes color, maps and narration

This program was filmed in 1994 and 1995, when the B and;A was in financial trouble. Chester Kamuda captured switching at Northern Maine Junction, a chase of the Searsport job and work at Millinocket yard and at the Great Northern paper plant in East Millinocket. We see a freight at Mapleton, coming off the Washburn cutoff from Presque Isle. At Presque Isle, the local switches a warehouse. An added treat is a day in the life of shortline Aroostook Valley in its final days. Finally, Chester filmed the Van Buren job as it interchanged with the Canadian National over the International Bridge.

$ 27.75
BOSTON'S GRAND JUNCTION RR A/R PRODUCTIONS

The Grand Junction Railroad ran from Beacon Park Yard to East Boston. It was operated first by the New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and now CSX. The main customer was the New England Produce Center. Many distributers occupied the center, selling all types of fruit and vegetables. Trainman Gary Gurske often worked the the GRand Junction Branch of Conrail. After he retired, his fellow railroaders still on the job invited him to ride along with them. He recorded the action for us.

$ 27.75
BUFFALO CREEK & GAULEY -MODELING THE PROTOTYPE A/R PRODUCTIONS,

$ 23.50
CHASIN' THE STACKS ON THE SUSQUEHANNA "A/R PRODUCTIONS1 hour 22 minutes color, narration

In the early 1980's, an ailing New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad was acquired by the growing Delaware Otsego Corp. New money and new ideas led to the repair of the line and a trackage rights agreement over Conrail's Southern Tier. With a contract with Sealand to carry the then new double stack container trains, the Susie Q started to thrive. The stack trains were a big hit with railfans. We are proud to take you back to those exciting days. From Maybrook to Binghamton, lets "Chase those Stacks".

$ 27.75
CLASSIC BOATS OF LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE "A/R PRODUCTIONS B&W and color, narration

The late Dr. John Perley filmed the boating action on this big New England lake from the 1930's to the 1960's. Witness boat races and hundreds of private pleasure craft. See the SS Mt. Washington in action and in color. The Doctor filmed the smoldering remains of the Mount the morning after she burned. He also filmed the reconstruction of the new Mt. Washington II, including her launch in Paugus Bay and her first trip in the lake at Weirs beach. We also see a small steam boat still in action and a visit to the engine room of the MS Mt. Washington. B/W, Color, Maps and Narration.

$ 27.75
CN & CP IN BC "A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 Hour 28 minutes Narration

Chester Kamuda visited British Columbia and video taped the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific from Kamloops the Vancouver. There is action in Kamloops yards and along Kamloops Lake and the Thompson and Fraser Rivers at locations such as Boston Bar, Savona and the famous twin bridges at Siska and more. Witness shiney new GMD and General Electric power as they struggle through fantastic scenery.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL & NORFOLK SOUTHERN ON THE READING & LEHIGH LINES "A/R PRODUCTIONS, 2 Hours Narration

In the mid seventies, many eastern railroads were in bankruptcy. The government stepped in a formed Conrail, into which they were merged. In 1999, CR was split and diveded between CSX and Norfolk Southern. The reading, Lehigh Valley and Jersey Central became part of NS. Chester Kamuda has documented the Reading-Allentown-Bethlehem corridor in eastern Pennsylvania in Hi8 video.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL ON THE PENNSY VOL 2 JOHNSTOWN "A/R PRODUCTIONS

Conrail operated over the former Pennsylvania RR through the steel city of Johnstown, Chester Kamuda video taped the action at the Amtrak Station and at "C" tower along the Little Conemaugh River and along the Conemaugh west of Johnstown. He also caught trains in South Fork, east of Johnstown.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL ON THE PENNSY VOL 3 GALLITZIN "A/R PRODUCTIONS

The former Pennsy crested the Alleghenies through tunnels between Gallitzin and Cresson, PA. There were once three bores, but now there are two. Chester Kamuda taped the still heavy traffic between these two towns.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL OVER THE BERKSHIRES THROUGH A TRAINMAN'S EYES A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 40 minutes color, narration and maps

Take a series of cab rides with Conrail trainman, Gary Gurske, over the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Gary filmed many of his crew's arduous trips over the mountain and captured both the monotony of day to day life of a railroader and the often trials and tribulations, such as stalled trains, hot journals, pulled drawbars and many delays getting over the road. Do you want to be a railroader' Watch this program and think it over.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL'S BOSTON & ALBANY IN PALMER THROUGH A TRAINMAN'S EYES "A/R PRODUCTIONS, 1 Hour 40 minutes Narration

This is another in our series of Gary Gurske's videos taken while on the B&A as a trainman. The action is centered on Palmer, MA. Palmer was the junction of Conrail with the Central Vermont and Mass Central. The action covers the line between East Brookfield, east of Palmer, and Athol Junction, to the west of Palmer.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL'S BOSTON LINE A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 37 minutes color, sound, narration and maps

This program covers the Boston Line circa 1990 from the railfan's point of view. We start at Charlton Depot and work west through West Warren, West Springfield, Chester, Hinsdale, Pittsfield and on to Selkirk Yard.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL'S CONWAY YARD - ROCHESTER TO LEETS A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 40 minutes color, narration

Conway yard, northwest of Pittsburgh, was the Pennsy's major classification yard. It was the largest yard in the country. Under Conrail and now NS, it is second only to the UP's Bailey yard. At the time of this program, there were two hump classification yards. At the west end of the yard, Rochester Interlocking controlled access from the Cleveland and Ft. Wayne lines. At the east end, Leets Interlocking controlled access. Chester Kamuda was allowed full access to the yard to video tape the action. Sometimes, there were as many as four train movements at the same time.

$ 27.75
CONRAIL'S SELKIRK BRANCH A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 58 minutes

Freight traffic on the New York Central from the south was forced to run through the congestion in the city of Albany. To alleviate this situation, a short cut was constructed to allow a more direct route for this traffic as well as from the Boston & Albany in the east. This routing required a new bridge across the Hudson River. The "Selkirk Branch" connected to the big yard at Selkirk and continued west through Feura Bush, Voorheesville, Guilderland and Amsterdam.

$ 27.75
COPPER MINING RAILROADS VOL 2 "A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 38 minutes color, narration

This program continues Jim Terrell's Copper Mining story. We visit new operations and update those on volume 1. Visited are: The Copper Basin RR, Magma San Manuel, Arizona Eastern RR, Phelps-Dodge with a new paint scheme, Cyprus-Miami Copper, Navajo RR , Black Mesa & Western and more. The Southern Pacific now operates their connections with Cotton Belt and Rio Grande power. As usual, the scenery is magnificent.

$ 27.75
CSX OVER SAND PATCH - CUMBERLAND TO MEYERSDALE A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 58 minutes Maps & Narration

The Baltimore and Ohio's Keystone Sub had one of the toughest grades in North America. It was also very photogenic. Chester Kamuda spent the last ten years documenting the line from Cumberland, MD, through to Meyersdale, PA. He also caught trains at Hyndman, PA, with the tower still operational, at Fairhope and Mance, PA, and at Sand Patch. He filmed from inside Viaduct Junction tower in Cumberland and in Sand Patch Tower. He also covered the Western Maryland's Keystone and Salisbury Viaducts. Heavy traffic resulted in lots of action scenes as long freights struggled up the hill.

$ 27.75
CSX POINT OF ROCKS TO HARPER'S FERRY A/R PRODUCTIONS

This program follows CSX Transportation, Amtrak and MARC on the B&O from Point of Rocks, MD, through Brunswick, MD to Harper's Ferry, WV. Lots of train action.

$ 27.75
DELAWARE & HUDSON YEARS OF TRANSITION VOL 1 A/R PRODUCTIONS -1 hour 40 minutes, narration

This program visits the D&H during the late 1980's, when the road was under the control of the Guilford Rail System and into the days of Susquehanna. The action is captured from Taylor Yard, in PA, through Binghamton, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, NY. Much of the action occurs at Bingo. Here is some of what you will see: ALCOs and MLWs in yard service and on STACK TRAINS! Lightning striped Geeps and ALCOs Taylor Yard, Saratoga Springs Yard and Conklin Yard Harpursville Trestle and Cohoes Bridge.

$ 27.75
DELAWARE & HUDSON YEARS OF TRANSITION VOL 2 "A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 58 minutes color, narration

This volume takes you through the Susquehanna years to the early years of Canadian Pacific ownership. Video taped in the early '90's, the action covers from Taylor Yard through Binghamton and on to Saratoga Springs. Lots of ALCo,s and MLW's, even on stack trains! The lightning striped Geeps and ALCo's still serve.

$ 27.75
HEISLERS, SHAYS AND OTHER TEAKETTLES A/R PRODUCTIONS, 45 minutes, color/B&W, Narration

Off the mainline, you never know what you might find. Short lines, small locomotives, light rails and friendlier crews. Such were the three lines we visit here. The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina's standard gauge remnants still used two ex-Southern consolidations well into the 1960's and we catch the both in Johnson City,Tennessee at the service area. The Mississippian operated its 24 mile line between Avery and Fulton, Mississippi, with a pair of ex-Frisco consolidations. The Gainesville Midland operated two 41 mile lines out of Gainesville, Georgia, to Athens and Monroe. The line used a group of photogenic decapods. Great color and great pacing shots of the ancient 2-10-0's. Wherever there was timber to be harvested, there were tiny railroads to haul it. Among these were the Southwest Lumber Company at Flagstaff, Arizona, Rayonier in Washington State and the most-famed Westside Lumber, whose narrow gauge Shays and Heislers hauled millions of board feet of lumber from the slopes. The Nevada Norther maintained ten wheeler number forty to run excursions. We see a fan trip using Southern Pacific passenger equipment. Finally, we ride "The Crookedest Railroad in the World" with Thomas Edison's camera rolling. The Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway was constructed on narrow gauge rails that climbed steep grades and traversed sharp curves behind Shay locomotives around the turn of the century. The goal of the line: a large resort at the top of the mountain for which passengers were carried. Join us as we coast- yes coast!- back to the base. A thrill a minute, no doubt.

$ 27.75
HUDSON RIVER RAILS "A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 38 minutes color, narration

The Hudson River has been an avenue for transportation since the area was settled. In the 19th century, steel rails on the bank of the river supplanted boat traffic. The New York Central & Hudson River RR constructed on the east shore and became the "Water Level Route" to Chicago. Competition arose with the construction of the "West Shore RR". But the West Shore was ultimately absorbed by the Central. In the late '80's, the east shore rails carried the passengers on Amtrak and Metro North. On the west side, Conrail hauled heavy freight to New Jersey and beyond.

$ 27.75
HUDSON RIVER RAILS VOL 2 A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 34 minutes

The Hudson River has been a transportation highway since the earliest days. In the 19th century, the NTC railroad added tracks on both shores. Chester Kamuda has documented the rail action for us.

$ 27.75
MASS TRACTION ACTION - SPRINGFIELD, HOLYOKE, BOSTON "A/R PRODUCTIONS Mass Traction Action 58 minutes, color/black & white, narration, sound

Visit 3 Massachusetts cities during the last days of traction operations. Also see some rare images of the narrow gauge Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn, cross harbor ferry boats and Boston Elevated Railway. Lastly there are scenes of the Holyoke Street Railway in service, right down to the burning of the cars and the scrapping of the right-of-way."

$ 27.75
MEXICAN NARROW GAUGE A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 48 minutes

Jim Terrell enjoyed visiting and filming the railroads of Mexico. His favorites were the United Southeastern's (FUS) narrow gauge lines out of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. The National Railroad, NdeM, also operated a narrow gauge branch out of Oriental, near Vera Cruz. Both roads used EMD G8 narrow gauge diesel locomotives and carried passengers as well as freight. But in the Motul area of Yucatan, there was an extensive network of one-half meter gauge horse car railroads. These were used by anyone with a car and an animal. They were also used by industry for in plant transfers. Jim covered all of this in the early 1980's. All color, in camera sound, maps and narration.

$ 27.75
THE NEW YORK NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD "A/R PRODUCTIONS New York, New Haven & Hartford 60 minutes, color/black & white, narration and sound

This DVD shows how the New Haven was a transportation industry giant in southern New England. See the electrified commuter line to New York City as well as the famous Merchant's Limited, The Senator and the Yankee Clipper which traveled between Boston & New York. Also featured are Pacifics, Mountains, 2-10-2's, Alco DL 109's, PA's, FA's, RS's and GP-9's."

$ 27.75
NORFOLK SOUTHERN ON THE PENNSY - VOL 1 LEWISTOWN STATION A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 42 minutes

After the Conrail split up, the Norfolk Southern ruled the old Pennsy lines. There are many scenic locations to cover. Our first is Lewistown, PA, Station. The depot has been restored by tyhe Pennsy HS and still hosts the trains of Amtrak. There is a lot of freight. Chester Kamuda, in his travels, loved to spen a day ans a night with his video camera, even in the rain. Enjoy the action!

$ 27.75
NORTH CAROLINA RAILS VOL 2 CSX TRANSPORTATION "A/R PRODUCTIONS approximately 2 hours color, narration

Volume 2 of the North Carolina Rails set covers the former ACL, now CSX, main from Petersburg, VA, to Fayetteville, NC, and beyond. This is a very busy line, with many CSX freights and five Amtrak trains. Action starts on a rainy day in Enfield, NC. Then, we move south to Rocky Mount, and spend some time at the yard, including in the tower. There are a lot of runbys at the station and the north end of the yard. There are even some night scenes. On south to the picturesque small town of Elm City, where CSX keeps the residents on their toes! We conclude at the junction city of Selma, the interchange with NS. It is where Amtrak's Carolinian crosses from CSX to NS for its run west.

$ 27.75
THE PENNSY AND MORE "A/R PRODUCTIONS The Pennsy and More 48 minutes color/black & white, narration and sound

The Pennsy grew to be the largest American railroad through practical engineering and operating practices.They were innovative and did much to improve efficiency. Steam, electric, diesel, passenger trains, commuters, freight and heavy mineral trains are all shown. See coal hauling on the Bessimer and Lake Erie."

$ 27.75
PLOWS, FLANGERS & SPREADERS "A/R PRODUCTIONS 1 hour 20 minutes color

We who enjoy the action of railroading, generally focus of the locomotives and cars, both freight and passenger. But these would not be available to us were it not for the men and equipment that maintain the right of way. In this program, Gary Gurske, himself a railroader, explores the Northeast in search of examples of this equipment, touching on the efforts to restore and preserve them. Here, then, are _Plows, Flangers and Spreaders_. Flanging on the New England Southern in NH, Clearing brush with a Jordan Spreader on the New Hampshire Central.

$ 27.75
SHORTLINES OF MICHIGAN A/R PRODUCTIONS About 2 Hours

Jim Terrell has visited the state many times to record the railroads on film. This progran contains views of such of them as Michigan Northern, Central Michigan, Detroit and Mackinac, Chief Wawatum, Ann Arbor, CNW ALCos, Chessie Safety Express, Huckleberry RR, Pennwalt fireless cooker, Inland Steel electrics and more.

$ 27.75
SOUTHERN TIER CONRAIL ON THE ERIE LACKAWANNA A/R PRODUCTIONS

The Erie Railroad crossed southern New York and eastern Pennsylvania to Binghamton, NY, on its way to Buffalo and Chicago. In the early 1960s, it merged with competitor, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western to form the Erie-Lackawanna. When Conrail took over eastern lines, including the EL, the route was downgraded, Conrails main route west being the former New York Central. It became known as "The Southern Tier". This program covers from Port Jervis, NY, to Johnson City, NY.

$ 27.75
SYDNEY & LOUISBURG RAILWAY A/R PRODUCTIONS 54 minutes, color, sound, maps & narrtion

Coal was discovered on Cape Breton, NS, in the 1800's. To haul their product, the coal companies constructed a rail line to the Port of Sydney. However, the port froze over during the harsh winters. Thus, an extension was constructed to the all weather port of Louisbourg. Thus was born "The Sydney & Louisburg Railway". Note that the line anglicized the name of the port. With plentiful coal and lots of good, second hand locomotives, the line remained in steam.

$ 27.75
WHEELS-A-ROLLING CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR 1948-49 A/R PRODUCTIONS, 35 minutes, color, Narration, Music

In 1948 and 1949, the railroad industry combined to produce the Chicago Railroad Fair. As a part of the Fair, there was a twice-daily pageant based on the history of American transpor tation. Significant historic events were related with a railroad background. Hundreds of actors participated and many of these were steam powered! Whether actual or a reproduction of the original, many ancient locomotives paraded before the crowds. Stevenson's "Rocket", the "Best Friend of Charleston", "John Bull", the "Atlantic" and the "Pioneer" all were represented. "Tom Thumb", "Lafayette", the "DeWitt Clinton", "William Mason" and the "Minnetonka" performed. The fastest steam engine, New York Central's No. 999, the Lincoln Funeral Train, the Burlington's "Pioneer Zephyr" and then "modern" diesels also participated.

$ 27.75

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