Southern Electric – Classic Traction in the Rail Blue Days

A collection of colour and black & white footage depicting Southern Railway and Southern Region electric units in Blue livery. The first few scenes show 2-HAL (Class 402) units, followed by a lengthy sequence depicting the final days of the 2-BIL (Class 401) units including one of the final runs, a railtour which took in amongst other places the much lamented Broad Street station (an island of third rail operation on the London Midland Region) where Class 501 3-car units are much in evidence. The final sequence shows 4-SUB, 4-CIG and 4-TC units (the latter operated by BRCW Type 3/Class 33 diesels and Class JA/JB/Class 73 electro-diesels) in their early days.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Vintage Toys Collectibles TV Cowboy Memorabilia Trains – Fast Lane Classic Cars

I thought I would give you a more in depth look at the interesting collection of items they have at Fast Lane Classic Cars. They have a huge selection of vintage toys, television cowboy memorabilia, collectibles, autographs, and more. This is only a portion of what is available. They also have another room upstairs filled with items and a gift shop as well. I hope you find this interesting, thanks for watching!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

1990 Echo G scale 2-6-0 mogul train set “The Classic Rail”

This is the train set that I received today. I had been wanting one of these from Echo since I was very little. The wheels on the cars were replaced with Scientific Toys wheels. The engine is the prototype of the D,.SP&P. congdon-stacked moguls made by Cooke around 1884. It is a neat, rugged engine in my opinion, the caboose lights up which is pretty cool. It runs on six C batteries as do all of my other engines.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Classic Standard Gauge Trains – Volume Two

Here’s the second video showing original standard gauge trains in action on a double reversing loop layout. The Lionel No. 38 is almost a hundred years old, yet still hammers its way around the track, pulling an orange consist of Nos. 32, 34, 35 and 36 early Lionel passenger cars. The Ives 3235 is pulling a consist of cars 170, 171, and 172. I have been looking for a green 171 for about ten years, but all I can find is the brown/tan colour. The Ives runs the smoothest of all the old trains, due to its cast iron frame and unstoppable motor. A word about the music – these trains were the “Plain Janes” of their era – no State Set or Blue Comet here, just affordable trains for lucky kids in the first quarter of the 20th century. (YouTube has since shut down my soundtrack due to “copyright infringement” of Bobby Darin’s music – I’m sure I was doing them a lot of damage) Notice this time I let the trains speak for themselves, no artificial motor noises. Hope you enjoy the result.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Old South Shore (America’s Last Classic Interurban Railway)

Purchase at — www.greenfrog.com By the late 1970s, the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad was living out the last years as a step-child of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The C&O had purchased the South Shore in 1965 as a bridge route for its freight business. A decade later, the drain on revenues from extensive passenger operations was taking its toll on the 91 mile railway running from downtown Chicago to South Bend, Indiana. Born shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the South Shore had been the sturdiest of Samuel Insull’s network of Midwestern electric interurban railways and it managed to survive on that strength when all the others faded away. By 1976, the paint on the cars was chipped and frayed, and the many stations were becoming, well, a little run-down. Despite this, the South Shore rolled on in the hands of its capable employees. Join with us as we look at the 1976-1980 era South Shore through the movie camera lens of Roger M. Koenig. Approx. 64 minutes Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound