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Union Pacific 4014
Big Boy Back on Tour 2021

In Search of Steam - Vol. 3
The Best of 2019

In Search of Steam - Vol. 2
The Best of 2018

Snowstorm in the San Juans 2
Rotary Run on the C&TS

Snowstorm in the San Juans 1
Winter on the D&S

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 3
Great Race Across the Southwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 2
Great Race Across the Midwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 1
The Great Race to Ogden

In Search of Steam - Vol. 1
On the Mainline 2017

Steam at the South Rim
The Grand Canyon Railway

315 - A Decade in Steam
2017 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 5

Dairyland Steam
(NKP 765 and Soo Line 1003)

Reading & Northern #425
Solo Excursions

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 4

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 3

Nickel Plate Road #765
Lima Superpower in the Lehigh Valley

Nickel Plate Road #765
Erie Lackawanna Adventure

Southern #4501
Return of a Legend

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 2

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 1

Winter on the Narrow Gauge
Flanger Special on the C&TS

Tripleheader to Cumbres Pass
Chama Steam 2014

Reading and Northern #425
Sound and Fury

Work Extra 315
#315 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 4
Caterpillars on the C&TS

Southern #630
Thunder in the Rathole

Winter Steam - Volume 3
Winter in the Sumpter Valley

Reading and Northern #425
Autumn Leaf Excursions

Union Pacific #844
Rare Miles & Familiar Rails

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 3
Fall Freights on the C&TS

Nickel Plate Road #765
Berkshire in the Alleghenies

Southern #630
Steam on the Mainline

Winter Steam
Volume 2

Union Pacific #844
Pride of the Fleet

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 2
The Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 1
The Durango & Silverton

Santa Fe #3751
Steam to the South Rim

Union Pacific #844
South to the Southwest

Winter Steam
Volume 1

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 2

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 1

Chesapeake and Ohio #614
Track Speed


Snowstorm in the San Juans - Volume 2

Rotary Run on the Cumbres & Toltec


During the winter of 2020 the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad operated steam-powered Rotary OY for the first time in 23 years in order to clear the line from Chama, NM to the summit of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass. This extraordinary demonstration was the first event in a planned yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cumbres & Toltec, with photographers from all over the world traveling to Chama in late February to see the rotary in action. While the Rio Grande kept Cumbres open year round into the 1960s, winter runs on the Cumbres & Toltec are incredibly rare because the railroad only operates regular trains from late-May to mid-October.

This program covers the 2-day rotary event with footage from the air, onboard the rotary and trailing locomotives, plus plenty of trackside views. Two K-36 mikado-type locomotives (#487 and #484) were used to push the rotary plow up the steep 4% grade to Cumbres. On the first day the rotary plowed from Chama to the Colorado state line. Deeper snow was encountered on the second day as the railroad was opened the rest of the way to Cumbres Pass. In addition to comprehensive coverage from all the organized photo locations, this program features footage of the sunrise departure on day two, plus a number of backcountry shots of the rotary plowing snow far from the photo lines.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program offers a fascinating glimpse at snow fighting on the Rio Grande narrow gauge. With hard-working steam locomotives, beautiful scenery, and the incredible historical ambiance of the Cumbres & Toltec, this video is sure to appeal to any steam fan. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

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Snowstorm in the San Juans - Volume 1

Winter on the Durango & Silverton


This 2-disc set offers a rare look at winter operations on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. One of the few railroads that runs steam year round, the D&S operates a shorter trip to Cascade Canyon in the winter as snow slides frequently block the tracks closer to Silverton. The winter of 2019 saw near record snowfall in Durango during the month of February, and the railroad had to run a number of flanger trains to keep the line open to Cascade. This program takes a look at three of those flanger runs, the regular trains to Cascade, and the Winter Photographer's weekend.

Coverage begins with a look at the Cascade Canyon train during the first major snowstorm of the season in December of 2018. You'll see K-36 #481 pulling a 12-car train to Cascade on Dec. 28th amid blizzard conditions. The next morning was cold and clear with plenty of fresh snow on the ground, and #481 again pulled 12 cars to Cascade. We'll then jump ahead to mid-February and the Winter Photographer's weekend. You'll see K-28 #476 on the regular train to Cascade amidst heavy snow on February 14, 2019. The next morning #476 headed to Cascade pulling Flanger OF, in order to clear the line ahead of the regular train with K-36 #480. Disc 1 concludes with a look at visiting Southern Pacific 4-6-0 #18 pulling a special excursion on February 16th.

Disc 2 starts with a ride on the annual Winter Photographer's Special on February 17th, which featured #476 on a mixed train to Cascade. February 18th saw #476 on another flanger run ahead of both SP #18 and Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5. You'll see #476 pull the flanger to Rockwood, SP #18 climb Hermosa Hill, and all 3 trains on the famed High Line during a snowstorm - a rare event that will likely never be repeated. We'll then chronicle one more flanger run on February 20th. Service to Silverton resumed in May, and Disc 2 concludes with a look at a few of those early trips as plenty of snow still lingered in upper reaches of the Animas Canyon.

Filmed entirely in HD, this in-depth program shows the Durango & Silverton as few have ever seen it. With lots of unique viewing locations, this 2 disc set features spectacular steam action amidst heavy snow, frigid temperatures, and the incredible scenery the D&S is famous for. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 2 hour 23 minutes

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Standard Definition DVD (2 discs)

$30.00

High Definition Blu-ray (2 discs)

$35.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Winter Steam - Volume 3
Winter in the Sumpter Valley


In February of 2014, the Sumpter Valley of eastern Oregon was alive with the sights and sounds of steam, as the 3-foot gauge Sumpter Valley Railroad hosted its first ever winter photography event. Held on February 1st and 2nd, this special weekend featured both operable steam locomotives: wood-burning Heisler #3 and oil-fired 2-8-2 #19.

This program chronicles the 2-day Lerro Productions charter, as both locomotives pulled mixed trains on the rebuilt trackage between McEwen and Sumpter. With fresh snow blanketing the nearby Elkhorn Mountains, you'll see a variety of runbys as we explore this often overlooked narrow gauge line.

In addition to the Sumpter Valley coverage, this program includes footage from January of 2011, as Rio Grande Scenic Railroad 2-8-0 #18 pulls an excursion over La Veta Pass in southern Colorado. This was the first and only time the railroad has ever operated steam over the pass in the winter. The surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains completely dwarf the train, providing a stunning backdrop to some remarkable mountain railroading. While this footage was originally included on Winter Steam Vol. 1, it's been re-released on this program so it can now be enjoyed in full High Definition on the Blu-ray version.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features great steam action amidst beautiful western scenery.

This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 58 minutes
(plus 20 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Winter Steam - Volume 2


Winter Steam Volume 2 looks at two classic western steam railroads: the Nevada Northern in Ely, NV and the Durango and Silverton in Durango, CO. Filmed over 2 weekends in February 2013, this program features great steam action amidst cold winter weather.

The first segment covers the 2nd weekend of the annual Winter Photo Shoot at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, held February 15-17 2013. 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 were both steamed up for the event and you'll see plenty of runbys with both passenger and freight trains. In addition to the action out on the line, you'll see scenes from the enginehouse and yard complex, including a demonstration with steam-powered Wrecking Crane A. We'll also climb aboard #40 for cab ride to the end of the line at Keystone. The railway is so well preserved; it truly feels as if you've traveled 100 years back in time.

The second segment of the program covers the Cascade Canyon Winter Train on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. K-28 class 2-8-2 #473 was the power for three days of regularly scheduled trains in late February 2013. The weather varied from sunny skies to heavy snow, and you'll see #473 working hard amidst the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features great steam action amidst beautiful western scenery.

This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 95 minutes
(plus 10 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Winter Steam - Volume 1


Steam in the winter is a spectacular sight, made all the more special by its rarity. The winter is a slow season for tourism, and most operators use the time to perform necessary maintenance on locomotives and rolling stock.

This DVD showcases four winter steam excursions. It includes the annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest Train at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. We'll see the 2009 train, which operated on a bitter cold day, right after a major snowstorm.

Next follows a short segment on the Cascade Canyon Winter Train on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado, with locomotive #482 re-lettered as the 'Polar Express' for the Christmas season.

The rugged Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado provide a stunning backdrop for the first ever winter steam special on the Rio Grande Scenic. In the third feature, you'll see spectacular views of 2-8-0 #18 working on both sides of La Veta Pass.

Finally, the last feature is a more in-depth look at the regularly scheduled Cascade Canyon train on the Durango and Silverton. As the snow melts at the lower elevations, we'll follow 2-8-2 #480 along the Animas River on four days of operation in early March.

There is no distracting music or narration on this DVD; just well-filmed and well-edited clips of steam locomotives working hard amongst breathtaking mountain scenery. This DVD is sure to please any fan of steam railroading.

Running Time: 49 minutes
(plus 17 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$15.00  






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