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Oldies But Goodies

Clear Signal recommends these older titles, chosen on a basis of production quality, interesting content, and lasting popularity. To request any titles on this list, simply email us the catalog numbers (first number in the listing).

7 MS UP #3985 Steam Express Challenger Video Rails 45 The Challenger! Cab ride, 70mph pacing, nifty camera angles cover the trip from Cheyenne WY to Pocatello ID

12 CD Alaska Railroad Pentrex 90 All aspects of this interesting and scenic railroad are covered in Pentrex's usual superlative style. See F-units in regular service and ride in the cab, plus freights, gravel trains and more. Production quality excellent.

15 VS Allegheny Rails, Vol. 1 - The B&O WB Video 60 Wow! Here's a full hour of B&O steam and FA diesel freight and passenger runpasts shot in 1953-1954. Includes the big EM 12-8-8-4. Big Six 2-10-2, Pacifics and Q-1 s, mostly at Sand Patch and the west part of the Cumberland Division.

20 VS Baltimore and Ohio Steam Sunday River 80 Excellent color film from the 40s and 50s shows B&O steam at the height of its glory in Ohio and Indiana. It concentrates on the T-3 Northern, but doesn't neglect Pacifics & Mallets.

30 TR MS British Columbia Railway Pentrex 90 A very popular video that gives us the Royal Hudson along Howe Sound, a cab ride from North Vancouver to Prince George, various subdivisions with fine scenery and a view of Tumbler Ridge electrics.

57 CD SD40-2's In The Canadian Rockies Wild Rose 42 Heavy freight action, interesting narrative and knockout camera work make this a must for fans of present railroading. Clever use of telephoto lenses creates some images you'll want to view again and again.

60 VS Missabe Giants Starlake 30 Filmed in 1959, this outstanding video shows DM&IR articulateds in all their glory. Also included in the program are shots of CB&Q fan trips in 1960, plus CN 6060 and UP 8444 in 1977.

66 MS Daylight on Tehachapi Sunday River 32 4449 from Portland to Los Angeles. Pacing and aerial shots as the World's Fair Daylight races for New Orleans.

67 CD Denver & Rio Grande Western Pentrex 90 Mountain railroading from Salt Lake City to Denver and beyond. Front Range, Ski Train, etc.

72 MS Complete 3985, The Sunday River 39 A definitive video on this magnificent articulated, with good scenery and heart stopping runbys. Doubleheading on Sherman & Doubleheading on Donner; terrific action throughout.

79 VS ED TR Fifties Express, The WB Video '87 52 B&O, PRR, N&W, CV, NKP, WM, Virginian, B&M, Edaville, New Haven, DM&IR, more. Some of the footage is a little grainy but enjoyable nonetheless.
80 ED First Generation Diesels; A Search For The Survivors Kalmbach 50 Old color footage plus 1980s views: EMD, Alco, Baldwin, Lima, FM. The videographers range far afield to film working examples of numerous rare diesels.

83 VS Glory Machines, The Herron 64 A masterfully produced video painstakingly crafted from old 16mm film, this show covers a broad mix of US railroads 1930-1960 and is outstanding in every respect. Now considered a classic video.

133 VS Rio Grande of the Rockies WB Video 60 Back to the 50s on the D&RGW! Extraordinary film of 2-8-8-2s on Tennessee Pass and in helper service near Moffat Tunnel. Narrow gauge over Marshal Pass, a ride on a snow flanger to Crested Butte, and much more.

135 MS Rio Grande Work Train Video Rails 40 Narrow gauge in the Rockies! An authentic D&RGW work train takes us through the Colorado mountains in the fall. We see a Jordan spreader in action, take a tour of the engine's cab, and even ride the pilot.

151 VS Steam In The '50s Green Frog 41 Last days of steam on 11 different railroads, professionally transferred from high quality 16mm film.

154 VS Steam Over Sherman WB Video 54 Challengers, Big Boys and many other types of UP steam and diesel power in regular service in the 1950's,

162 VP Streamliners Of Yesteryear Video Rails 30 20th Century Ltd., Hiawatha, City Of San Francisco, Pacific Ltd., City Of Denver, Panama Ltd., MOPAC Eagle, Capitol Limited, Orange Blossom Special and many others.

176 ED UP 8600s: The Centennials Video Rails 45 A study of these giant 6600 hp diesels that deserves repeated viewing. Lots of information and visual variety in this tape, with cab shots, runbys, pacing, and background information.

203 VP Canadian, The Sunday River 44 Five segments follow this classic passenger train from Vancouver eastward through the scenic grandeur of Canada. Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, Bow Valley and Lake Superior create fitting backgrounds for a beautiful train.

205 VS Southern Pacific Steam Since 1890 Sunday River 34 Here you will see every wheel arrangement used by the SP since the 1890's - from little yard goats to the ponderous cab-forwards - all in action and all in color. Locations cover the entire SP system. Recommended!

206 VS Allegheny Rails, Vol. 2: The Western Maryland WB Video 52 Filmed during the same period as Vol. 1 (Clear Signal # 15), from Cumberland to Connellsville and on the Elkins Subdivision. See Challengers, Decapods, Potomacs (4-8-4) and Pacifics, all in regular service.

224 VS Gears In The Woods Sunday River 28 Shays, Heislers, the Climax and assorted rod engines are featured in this look at logging operations in the West. No tourist trains! See them straining over narrow gauge trackage with heavy loads of logs.

232 FR Switzerland's Glacier Express Video Travel Library 52 Magnificent scenery and a variety of motive power highlight this highly acclaimed study of one of Europe's outstanding railroad attractions.

248 VS Twilight Of The Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Green Frog 40 The superb photography of Emory Gulash brings narrow gauge steam operations in the late 60's back to life, between Alamosa and Silverton, including Antonito, Cumbres, Durango and Chama. Synchronized stereo.

This page updated 6-19-02