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Trains Trackside | CPKC Final Spike Tour with CP No. 2816 on KCS

Follow The Empress over the mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, then into Louisiana and Texas.
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How-To Library | Build a laser-cut wood structure kit, Part 2

Follow along as Model Railroader magazine's Steve Otte continues to work through this multi-part build out of his American Model Builders’ A.C. Brown Mfg. Co., an HO scale laser-cut wood kit.
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Ask | June 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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Two men in a TV studio joined by on a TV screen for an interview. Trains LIVE — what's in the bag?

Trains LIVE | What's in the bag?

Trains LIVE hosts Bob Lettenberger is joined by rail photographers, Classic Trains Editor Brian Schmidt and Trains contributor Steve Smedley, who reveal what gear they take out to capture railroads in action.
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Spaces to Places | Finishing details for the highway and overpass, part 6

Catch Gerry working hard to finish this entire set of projects in this segment, including the yard lead, highway, and overpass!
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Classic Trains Film Archive | J. David Ingles Reel 103

Through the lens of J. David Ingles, you’ll see the Canadian Pacific, Great Northern, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific; and other roads as he ventured into the Pacific Northwest and California too.
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Rail Travel | VIA Rail Canada Siemens Venture Trainset

From Ottawa, Ontario, to Montréal, Québec, join staffer Kent Johnson for a quick trip aboard VIA Rail's new Siemens Venture trainset!
Take a ride! Video BONUS | Behind Big Skies & Iron Rails

In this extended-length episode, you’ll get a rare, insider’s glimpse at what it takes to get trackside amidst wintry, windswept mountains of Montana.
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CPKC Final Spike Steam Tour | Upper Midwest Chase staff members (Lucas Iverson, Bryson Sleppy, Sean Kirby, and others) chase and pace Canadian Pacific No. 2816 at various locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
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Olympia & Sand Creek, Sidetrack Ep. 5 | Painting a horse figure

As the Sidetrack Series trots along, David shares his technique for painting the ponies.
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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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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.