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Big Skies & Iron Rails, Intermodal

With intermodal trains set amongst a dramatic backdrop of the Mountain West region, you’ll find it hard not to be completely captivated by the magical culmination of engineered efficiency and striking natural beauty.
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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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TrainsLIVE: Wooden passenger car restoration

The wooden passenger car Duluth dates to 1902, and ran on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway between Duluth, Minn., and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., until 1934. The Duluth is undergoing an amazing restoration. Come along as TrainsLIVE explores the Duluth.
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How to disassemble a locomotive in HO scale

How to disassemble a locomotive without damaging it and then reassembling it is one of the more advanced tasks of a model railroader. In this video, experienced local model railroader Keith Schmidt takes apart an HO scale SD50 locomotive made by Walthers and reassembles it in good working order.
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Rochelle, Ill., Railroad Cam

Our exclusive webcam located in Rochelle, IL, capturing live action as the BNSF and Union Pacific mainlines cross.
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Workshop Webcam

Watch our Model Railroader editors in action as they work on projects in the shop.