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Trains Trackside | UP Silvas Donation Special

Watch this exclusive video of former Union Pacific steam-era restortation projects migrating from Cheyenne, Wyo., to a new home in Silvis, Ill.
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TrainsLIVE | Articulated locomotives

From simple to Mallets, we are talking about articulated steam locomotives of all sizes with Trains.com video producer Kevin Gilliam. You'll learn why flexible is good, especially when it comes to large locomotives negotiating a curve!
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Garden Variety Railroad Show | Snow Week Special

Garden railroading can be enjoyed year-round in the great outdoors! View the efforts a few resilient railway owners made to keep the line open and their trains (live-steam power to massive 1.6” scale motive power) dashing through the snow!
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Big Skies & Iron Rails | Let it snow

Even heavy snowfall won’t stop hard-charging, modern freight trains from rolling throughout the majestic backdrop of the Mountain West region. Nor will a few flakes keep railfan Tom Danneman and his cohorts from making their way trackside to capture dramatic, wintertime action!
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Rehab My Railroad | Rehab Effort Recap, Episode 16

Work on the HO scale Milwaukee, Racine & Troy (MR&T) Jones Island project has come to a close, so it’s prime time for David Popp and Eric White to survey the 14 x 3-foot finished layout section!
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In The Workshop | Learn resin kit basics

Resin kits are a practical solution when a particular car or structure isn’t available as a mass-produced item. Eric White first shares his insights on the most useful tools and materials, and then walks you through techniques you can use to make your resin modeling more precise, efficient, and safer too!
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Exclusive Layout Visit | Bob Cochran’s Vermont Rail System

Trains.com Video features layout owner Bob Cochran and his 22’-10” x 25’-7” HO scale (1:87) Vermont Rail System inspired by Rutland Railroad’s Bellow Falls Subdivision. Follow the action along the line, and then look for additional coverage of the layout in the January 2023 issue of Model Railroader magazine!
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Spaces to Places III | Making a highway, part 3

After touching up the highway texture and color, Host Gerry Leone takes the construction off road! In this episode, he works to install abutments and wing walls along the underpass, before building out the adjacent scenery base.
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Trains.com Video is here!

We’re announcing the release of the all-new Trains.com Video. This is the new home for the best modeling and railfanning video content including special series, how-to videos, product reviews, and more, on a site that’s easy to navigate.
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