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Classic Trains Film Archive | J. David Ingles Reel 464

Explore the Illinois Terminal system in this full-color, cab ride video captured aboard a Peoria-bound freight with three new 2300-series SD39 diesel locomotives in charge!
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Trains Trackside | When Ringing Bros rode the rails

Come along with for an overview of the circus train, including footage of the last run through W.Va. in May 2017 en route to the final shows.
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Olympia & Sand Creek, Episode 16 | Building ramp for the ore tipple

In this installment, you’ll see how to shape up a removable tipple scene that sits atop a plateau.
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Spaces to Places | New path to the underpass, part 4

Our host heads for the hills in this episode of Spaces to Places! More specifically, he works a bit on the topography of the underpass area and the highway path through it all.
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A narrow-gauge Mikado steam locomotive in a colorful mountain setting. Trains LIVE – Mikados

Trains LIVE | Mikados

Today, Kevin Gilliam, video producer, chats with us about the new video production featuring Mikado-class steam locomotives. Our discussion dives into the origin of the class name and where you can see a Mikado today.
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Building a T-Trak module | Adding gravel, grass, and tree scenery

Scenery continues on the N scale (1:160) T-Trak module, with host David Popp applying gravel drives, grass and coarse ground coverings, plus a few trees too.
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Ask | March 2024 Compilation

Host Cody Grivno addresses viewer questions on a wide range of topics spanning from toy trains to modeling to prototype railroad operations.
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Train Simulator | Train Sim World 4 Overview talent Bryson Sleppy delves into the immersive world of Train Sim World 4, released in September 2023.
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Q&A with the Editors | Meet more of the staff

It’s all in good fun as cameras follow staff members Roger Carp, Tom Danneman, Kevin Gilliam, Lucas Iverson, Ben Lake, Nastassia Putz, and Rene Schweitzer.
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In The Workshop | Repairing water-damaged locomotives

Walk through the process of evaluating a flood-damaged model, before working the steps required to get it back into full operation.
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Big Skies & Iron Rails | 24hrs Down by the River

Tom and his crew take in the action on the mighty Mississippi River and along BNSF’s bustling water-level mainline route.
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Exclusive Layout Tour | David Parks' Cumberland West in HO scale

David Parks shares his large HO scale layout built to combine elements of the Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland railroads as they operated in 1953 in Cumberland, Maryland.
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Overhead view of railroad diamond crossing.

Rochelle, Ill., Railroad Webcam

Our exclusive feed from Rochelle, Ill., where BNSF and Union Pacific mainlines cross. Workshop Webcam

Watch our staff in action as they work on projects throughout the shop.