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Video Library

Below is a list of the current videos available for check out. If you would like to check out a video, contact the video librarian.


TITLE FORMAT DESCRIPTION DATE LENGTH
Garden Railroads Layouts
Whistle Stops VHS 12 garden railroads in the Cincinnati area. Very well done and entertaining. One of the best videos the club has. 1995 60 min
9th national Garden Railway Convention VHS 9th National Garden Railway Convention held in the San Francisco area. This video features several garden railroad Layouts. 1993 58 min
National Garden Railroad Convention- 1997 VHS National Garden Railroad Convention in 1997. Features Layout Tour of various Garden railroads layouts from the Washington/Baltimore area. 1997 60 min
LGB in America VHS Tour the San Diego LGB Factory and Showroom. Plus see several impressive Garden railroads in the San Diego area. 1992 46 min
Fairplex Garden Railroad VHS Video shows the Fairplex Garden Railroad in operation for the 1997 Los Angeles Fair with interviews from staff on history of railroad and it's design & construction. The Fairplex Railroad is one of the oldest garden railroads in the United States. 1997 -
Back Yard Railroad - Vol 2 VHS Video of San Francisco's Bay area garden railroad's open house tour. 1997 40 min
Back Yard Railroad - Vol 4 VHS Video of San Francisco's Bay area garden railroad's open house tour. 1997 40 min
Garden Operation on Oregon Grape & Boomtown VHS OGB garden railroad filmed at ground level to get train's view of layout. Also filmed at normal level to get an overview of layout. A fun film to watch. By far the club's most requested. 1995 55 min
LGB by the Sea VHS "LGB by the Sea" films the 1996 convention in San Diego. Highlights include convention displays and garden railroad layouts in the San Diego area. 1996 1 hr 20 min
Folger Garden Railroad: '90-'94 VHS Homemade video of a garden railroad in Meade PA. The garden is unattended, railway incomplete, and the filming is erratic and poor. This video is so bad it's good. 90-94 40 min
Shows
Greenburg Show -1994 VHS 1994 Greenburg Show -Filmed by TBTO club members. Video shows display from all anglesGreenburg Show -1994 1994 33 min
Jon Miller's 1994 open house VHS Jon Miller's Garden Railroad open house 1994 30 min
Greenburg Show -1995 VHS 95 Greenburg show- Filmed by TBTO club members. Video shows display from all angles. 1995 40 min
Greenburg Show -1995 (by Greenburg Rep) VHS 95 Greenburg show- Filmed by Greenburg Rep. Video shows layout from building the layout to award ceremony. Display shown from all angles. 1995 1 hr 13 min
Greenburg Show -1996 VHS 96 Greenburg show- Filmed by TBTO club members. Video shows display from all angles. 1996 40 min
Firestation - 1996 VHS Homemade video by TBTO members. Video shows Firestation holiday layout from all angles. 1996 60 min
Greenburg Show - 1997 VHS Homemade video by TBTO members. Video shows Greenburg layout from all angles. 1997 1 hr 24 min
Christmas Wonderland VHS Christmas animation display at Coleman's nursery. 1994 26 min
I love Toy Trains- Vol. 1 VHS Novelty train displays, mostly "O" gauge. Film also has real train film footage at end of video. 1994 26 min
I love Toy Trains- Vol. 2 VHS Novelty train displays, mostly "O" gauge. Film also has real train film footage at end of video. 1994 26 min
I love Toy Trains- Vol. 3 VHS Novelty train displays, mostly "O" gauge. Film also has real train film footage at end of video. 1994 30 min
Indoor World of "G" Gauge / Eagles Reach / Winter in the Mountains VHS Asbury Falls: indoor layout. Plus Eagles Reach: Indoor layout with Winter theme. 1997 31 min
How To...
How to Build a Garden Railroad VHS Watch a complete railway being created from a rough lot to a finished garden railroad. 2000 72 min
(1) John Miller on Soldering
(2) Firestation Show 1996
VHS Homemade video. Just like the title says. . . film of John Miller giving a seminar on soldering. 1996 20 min
History of Lionel Trains VHS Documentary of Lionel Trains Inc. From the beginning to the present. Very well done. A lot of fun to watch. 1989 42 min
Remaking of 1949 Lionel Showroom layout VHS Remaking of 1949 Showroom Display. 1994 37 min
Lionel Railroad Films VHS Three Promotional "short" films that Lionel Trains Inc. produced in the early fifties. The three films highlighted the newest trains and accessories that Lionel introduced during that period. This video is actually fun to watch. 1951-1952 60 min
Steam
Canadian Double Header -Steam VHS Double Header Steam locomotives traveling through the Canadian countryside. Plus film footage of various steam locomotives throughout the world. 1994 60 min
Diamond Head Steamup - 1995 VHS 3rd National "Gauge One" Steamup held in Diamond Head Miss. 1995 2 hr
Steam Through the Garden - Vol 1 VHS G and 1 gauge live steam locomotives and trains. Filmed in the United States, Canada, Switzerland and Japan. 1993 45 min
"A" to Shay VHS Shots of steam locomotives in action. Many N&W. Some sound dubbed. _ 50 min
Steep Steel & Slipping Stalling & Steam VHS Every scene is either a hard pull on a notable steep grade or contains a wheel slip. Includes the steepest grade in the United States, 5%. Also shows various steam locomotives take on many steep grades. 1993 1 hr 34 min
Santa's Clinchfield Challenger VHS Follow a Clinchfield Challenger as it carries Santa around the country. 1992 1 hr 28 min
Steam Town Opening VHS Five large steamers running track speed with heavy trains plus an 0-6-0 switch and a Shay. 1993 1 hr 40 min
Last of the Giants VHS The Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boys were among the largest steam locomotives ever built. In this film you'll trace the development of steam power through film, photos, and animated diagrams. Then, watch cab and trackside shots of the Big Boys in action. - 25 min
Cass & Mower Logging trains VHS Four part show: 1)The history of Cass & photo specials. 2)Mower lumber company @ Cass. 3) Up Cheat Mountain to Bald Knob & Spruce. 4) Scenic Greenbriar line From Cass to Durbin. 1996 1 hr 28 min
Baltimore & Ohio Steam VHS History of B & O Steam. The railroadman's railroad. LOTS of runbys! 1987 1 hr 18 min
Combres & Toltec Scenic Railroad VHS Rotary snow plow OY opens the railroad for the 1991 season. 1991 40 min
Open House
Berg Open House VHS Ken & Judy Berg's Open House in 1996. At this event Bob Maisey gives a seminar on sound systems available for trains. 1996 1 hr
(1) East Trombay line (2) Kensington Forrest line
(3) CD & SL line
VHS Homemade video of three TBTO garden railroads. (1) Steve Galovic's "East Trombay line" (2) Ken Berg's "Kensington Forest line" (3) Jon and Louise Miller's "Cleveland Delphigus & St. Louis" line 1995 60 min
Caldwell's Open House -1996 VHS Homemade video of TBTO members, Dave & Sherry Caldwell's 1996 Open House & garden railroad "Dog Gone Line." 1996 43 min
(1) Firestation 1995 (2) Jim Hobbs open house 1995 (3) Greenburg - 1996 (4) Ken Berg - 1995 VHS (1) Firestation Show - 1996: 32 min. (2) Jim Hobbs GR layout- 1995: 10 min. (3) Greenburg Show-1996: 14 min. (4) Ken Berg's GR layout-1995: 35 min. 1995 - 1996 1 hr 35 min.
Train Rides
All Aboard - Passenger Trains in America VHS Passenger Trains in America. Panoramic and Beautiful views of passenger trains rolling through the landscape. Take a trip through history from the earliest passenger trains to the bullet trains of today. Highly entertaining! This one is worth viewing. 1995 60 min
World's Great Train Rides: Siberia VHS Explore Mother Russia as the Trans-Siberian Express crosses vast & Diverse country. 1989 40 min
World's Great Train Rides: Canada VHS Ride on the powerful locomotive "Canadian" as it crosses the Canadian countryside. The train will travel from Toronto to Vancouver & onto the Pacific Ocean. 1993 1 hr 22 min
World's Great Train Rides: Scotland & Wales VHS The train adventure begins on the Scot-rail line from Edinburgh to Kyle of Lockalsh. 1993 60 min
The Glacier Express VHS Two videos in this box set. Join the Glacier Express along the Swiss Alps from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Experience the breathtaking scenery including the Matterhorn. 1995 2 hr
American RR-Steam Legacy Set VHS 7 tape boxed set of promotional tapes made by fallen flag railroads from the 1920s through the 50s. Original locomotives, trains, etc. The one on the Hartford RR is Bill McLean's favorite. Shots of locomotive erecting shops that are no longer found in the U.S. - 7 hr.
Great American Train Rides VHS Video of eight of America's favorite railroads. Visit the California Sierra Nevada Mountains. See the vast emptiness of the Great Basin and travel up to the Majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 1993 60 min
California Zephyr - Denver to Grand Junction: Part "A" VHS Ride with the Engineer of the Amtrak FP-40 Diesel locomotive while enjoying the panoramic view of countryside, stations, cities and other trains. Part "A" shows Denver to Grand Junction. 1985 1hr 30 min
California Zephyr - Denver to Grand Junction: Part "B" VHS Part "B" shows Sparks, Nev. to Oakland, Calf. 1985 1hr 30 min
California Zephyr - Denver to Grand Junction: Part "C" VHS Part "C" shows Whitefish to Havre, Montana 1985 1hr 30 min
California Zephyr - Denver to Grand Junction: Part "D" VHS Part "D" shows Chicago, Illinois to Valparaiso, Indiana 1985 1hr 30 min
Union Pacific - #8444 VHS Ride on the Union Pacific #8444 from Cheyenne to Omaha. Then travel from Cheyenne to Laramie 1986 58 min
Cass to Bald Knob - 1987 VHS Train ride from Cass (Scenic Railroad State Park) to Bald knob, Durban. 1987 60 min
Housatonic railroad VHS Video of the Housatonic railroad. Filmed between 1994-1997. 94 - 97 1 hr 20 min
Slow Train To Yesteryear VHS Memories of the Blue Ridge Mountains railroads. Stories & memories from the people who worked the various railroads of Virginia. 1997 60 min


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