Trains & Travel

P.O.Box 312

Portola CA 96122

chris@traintrips.biz (Rail Tour Manager)

1-800-359-4870 (USA)

1-800-752-1836 (Canada)

1-800-266-8751 (Fax)

1-530-836-1944

collectables

 

From the vast collection of railroad items from Chris Skow. This collection includes videos, books, photos, hats, tickets, timetables, paper items, and much more. If you like to collect railroad historical items you need to check out this page from time to time as we will continue to add items over time. We are making a number of our tour DVD programs shot during our tours available for your collection. Also we are having the vast collection of sound movie railroad programs shot by Chris Skow going back to the 1960's transferred to DVD for your collection and enjoyment.

 

 

SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES

 

 

Up to $15.00.....................$ 5.95
$15.01 to $25.00...............$ 7.95
$25.01 to $50.00...............$ 9.95
$50.01 to $75.00...............$11.95
$75.01 to $100.00.............$14.95
$100.01 to $125.00...........$16.95
$125.01 to $150.00...........$18.95
Over $150.01....................$19.95

Up to $15.00$ 5.95

$15.01 to $25.00$7.95

$25.01 to $50.00$9.95

$50.01 to $75.00$11.95

$75.01 to $100.00$14.95

$100.01 to $125.00$16.95

$125.01 to $150.00$18.95

Over $150.01$19.95

 

DVD Railroad PROGRAMS

 

THE DENVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN 315 RIDES AGAIN: This program touches on the seven-year restoration process, test runs, and features her first revenue trip in 58 years! Trains Unlimited, Tours teamed up with the Durango Rail Historical Society and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the 315's first ever trip to Silverton over the former Silverton Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western

 

56 minutes $29.95

 

LOGGING RAILROADS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: This footage was shot by Chris Skow in 1976 and 1977 in color sound movie film and has been transferred to high quality digital format and computer enhanced by a professional lab. This program covers almost all of the logging railroad lines and mainline log hauling operations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Included is private roads such as Simpson Timber Company, ITT Rayonier, Canadian Forest Products, Crown Zellerback, Potlach, Oregon, California & Eastern, Curtis, Milburn & Eastern plus Weyerhauser's Longveiw-Vail-Cascade-Mohawk and Sycan Divisions. Then log hauling common carriers include: BN, Milwaukee, Camas Prairie, Oregon & North western, Esquimalt & Nanaimo, and Tacoma Belt. We then end this program with a wild and fast ride on a track car speeder over an abandoned logging line.

 

50 MINUTES $29.95

 

WESTERN PACIFIC-THE FINAL YEARS: Chris Skow worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Western Pacific Railroad between 1969 and 1995. Union Pacific took over control of the Western Pacific In 1983. This film covers the final years of the Western Pacific between the years of 1969 and 1983. Chris was based out of Portola but he made it a point to work over the entire WP system between the San Francisco Bay area to Salt Lake City and up on the Hiline towards Oregon. He always carried his sound movie equipment with him when he went to work so was able to capture some very unique footage that most railfans could never get. This is a very interesting program from the lens of a working conductor

 

70 MINUTES $29.95

 

WORKING THE SPERRY CAR ON THE WESTERN PACIFIC: This is more footage Chris Skow shot while on duty as a conductor. In 1980 and 1981 Chris agreed to work the Sperry Rail Detector Car over the entire Western Pacific system. During these two years he worked a total of eight sperry rail testing runs over the system as a conductor pilot with the Sperry crew. Each Sperry rail test took about 30 days to cover the WP system including the Tidewater Southern, Hiline and Reno Branch. This program is packed with railroad action and has many exciting meets with WP freight trains over the system and includes interesting facts about testing the WP. Included in this program is many of the train derailments and wrecks that Chris worked using Western Pacific's Oroville and Elko big hook derricks, plus a rare look at the famous wreck of the Oroville Derrick between Quincy Junction and Keddie and the emergency use of the old Nevada Northern steam derrick on the WP mainline. The testing of the system by the Sperry Car was done to try and find some of the rail defects that caused many of these train wrecks that you will see on this program. Again, as always, Chris carried his camera gear on all of his assignments. Again, Chris always took his sound movie equipment with him and made this very interesting program.

 

65 MINUTES $29.95

 

THE GRAND CANYON LIMITED: This program takes you onboard the Grand Canyon Limited excursion train pulled by the ATSF 3751 from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon and return in celebration of the Arizona Centennial. This train ran May 14-19, 2012.

 

119 MINUTES $39.95

 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EXPLORER: This special excursion train ran June 3-5, 2011 from Emeryville, California to Klamath Falls, Oregon via the Feather River Canyon and the Inside Gateway then returned south via the Shasta Route and Sacramento River Canyon. We take you onboard for this three day excursion.

 

87 MINUTES $29.95

 

FEATHER RIVER EXPRESS ll 2010-DOMES TO RAILROAD DAYS: Come take a ride with us onboard this charter passenger train August 20-22, 2010 from Emeryville to Portola and return running through the former Western Pacific's Feather River Canyon both directions. In Portola we join in for the annual Portola Railroad Days Festival which also includes the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

 

76 MINUTES $29.95

 

 

CLEANING OUT OUR STORE ROOM OF

OUT-OF-DATE DVD's

 

SNOWFLAKE EXPRESS 2007:Onboard a private rail car Emeryville to Reno and return.

 

$9.95

 

LUXURY ON THE RAILS: Promotional DVD for the private rail cars.

 

32 minutes $9.95

 

GREAT WESTERN RAIL ADVENTURE: Pre G scale Garden Convention in 2006.

 

85 minutes $15.95

 

FALL COLORS EXPRESS: Onboard the private rail cars Emeryville to Denver and return.

 

165 Min $19.95

 

DOMES DOWN THE VALLEY: Onboard the private rail cars Oakland to Bakersfield and return.

 

25 Min $9.95

 

SNOWFLAKE EXPRESS 2006: Onboard a private rail car Emeryville to Reno and return.

 

90 minutes. $15.95

 

 

RAILROAD VHS VIDEOS

OUT OF PRINT PROFESSIONAL RAILROAD

VIDEOS

PRODUCED BY BERKSHIRE VIDEOGRAPHY, INC.

MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO !!

 

We have been cleaning our storeroom and found several boxes of brand new professional railroad VHS videos made by Berkshire Video- graphy, Inc. taped and produced between 1984 and 1991 by Grant G. Geist. All tapes are in their original dust covers with photo description program inserts, most in color and have never been played. This is a wealth of historical railroad programs that are no longer available. We only have one copy of each video program listed below. Prices below include postage and handling.

 

 

PACIFIC PRINCESS: Running time 43 minutes. Filmed 1986. Coverage of Kentucky Railway Museum's ex-l&N 152

 

$19.95

 

THE FRISCO FILLY: Running time 60 minutes. Filmed 1988. Coverage of Frisco #1522

 

$19.95

 

STEAM STILL STANDS: Running time 52 minutes. Filmed 1985. Coverage of The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the Strasburg Railroad

 

$15.95

 

8444 THE GREYHOUND LEGEND: Running time 60 minutes. Filmed 1989. Covers the UP 8444's busiest season in years

 

$19.95

 

COTTON BELT 819: Running time 60 minutes. Filmed 1988. Coverage of Cotton Belt 4-8-4 #819

 

$19.95

 

BERA INTERLOCKING: Running time 60 minutes. Filmed 1988 & 1989. A modern day look at Berea Tower in Ohio

 

$19.95

 

TWO-NINETY: Running time 90 minutes. Filmed 1990. Coverage of Atlanta & West Point 4-6-2 # 290

 

$25.95

 

SACRAMENTO STEAM SHOWCASE: Running time 90 minutes. Filmed 1991. Coverage of Railfair '91 in Sacramento, California

 

$29.95

 

THE COMTEMPORARY RAILROADING SERIES VOL 1: Running time 60 Min. Filmed 1990. Berkshire Productions teamed up with Neff Video Productions to produce 3 volume set. Volume 1 covers modern action on Norfolk Southern's rugged Pocahontas Division between Bluefield and Williamson, West Virginia

 

$19.95

 

THE COMTEMPORARY RAILROADING SERIES VOL 2: Running time 90 Min. Filmed 1990 This volume covers the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad including the Western Allegheny F units and the Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Operations

 

$29.95

 

THE COMTEMPORARY RAILROADING SERIES VOL 3: Running time 90 Min. Filmed 1991. This volume covers the former Western Pacific's Feather River Canyon, now owned by Union Pacific

 

$29.95

 

 

RAILROAD BOOKS

SOME OUT OF PRINT

 

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND RAILROADS.By Robert Turner 5tth Edition1984 hardbound 170 p

$40

STEAM ON 4 CONTINENTS.Part 1 by G. Haslbeck D. Wardale 1984 hardbound 128 p

$35

STEAM ON 4 CONTINENTS. Part 2 by G. Haslbeck D. Wardale 1986 hardbound 128 p

$35

THE GOLDEN SPIKE CENTENNIAL LIMITED. By Ross Rowland 1969 hardbound 52 p.

 

Rare High Iron Company Golden Spike excursion train to Utah full itinerary book

$55

MALLET TO MOGUL. By Robert L. Hogan 1973 softbound 53 p

$10

F UNITS. By Daniel J. Mulhearn and John R. Taibi 1982 softbound 80 p

$10

TRAIN TO THE SUN. 2006 hardbound 131 p All color Featuring the Railroads of Ecuador

$40

VANCOUVER ISLAND RAILROADS.By Robert Turner 5tth Edition1984 hardbound 170 p$40

STEAM ON 4 CONTINENTS.Part 1 by G. Haslbeck D. Wardale 1984 hardbound 128 p$35

STEAM ON 4 CONTINENTS.Part 2 by G. Haslbeck D. Wardale 1986 hardbound 128 p$35

THE GOLDEN SPIKE CENTENNIAL LIMITED.By Ross Rowland 1969 hardbound 52 p. Rare High Iron Company Golden Spike excursion train to Utah full itinerary book$55

MALLET TO MOGUL.By Robert L. Hogan 1973 softbound 53 p$10

F UNITS.By Daniel J. Mulhearn and John R. Taibi 1982 softbound 80 p$10

TRAIN TO THE SUN.2006 hardbound 131 p All color Featuring the Railroads of Ecuador$40

 

 

PUBLIC TIMETABLES

**All timetables are system unless otherwise noted**

MILWAUKEE ROAD (Mint Condition)

$12

October 27, 1968

 

April 24, 1966

 

October 30, 1966 Condensed

 

June 1, 1967 Condensed

 

December, 1 1967 Condensed

 

October 27, 1968 Condensed

 

April 25, 1965 Condensed & Revised

 
   

SEABOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD (Mint Condition)

$16

May 1, 1971

 

April 28, 1968

 

April 27, 1969

 
   

SEABOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD (Mint Condition)

$13

April 27, 1969 South Wind Pocket Timetable

 
   

CANADIAN NATIONAL (Used)

$8

April 27, 1969

 

October 31, 1965

 

October 29, 1961

 

April 24, 1966

 

April 25, 1965

 

April 26, 1968

 

April 25, 1976

 
   

VIA RAIL CANADA (Mint Condition)

$10

October 29, 1995

 

May 25, 1997

 

November 1, 1993

 

April 30, 1995

 

April 30, 1989

 
   

VIA RAIL CANADA (Used)

$9

April 24, 1977

 

October 29, 2000

 

October 31, 1976

 

October 29, 1978 Eastern Transcontinental Services

 

October 29, 1978 Western Transcontinental Services

 

April 30, 1978 Eastern Transcontinental Services

 

April 24, 1977 Condensed

 
   

NORFOLK AND WESTERN (Mint Condition)

$19

October 31, 1965

 

April 24, 1966 (Used)

 
   

KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Used)

$7

November 1, 1964

 
   

ROCK ISLAND (Mint Condition)

$8

October 31, 1965

 

April 24, 1966

 

October 30, 1966 (Used)

 
   

CANADIAN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)

$14

April 25, 1965

 

 

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)

$14

October 30, 1966

 

May 12, 1968

 

March 23, 1969 (Used)

 

June 1, 1966 (Used)

 

March 22, 1970 (Used)

 
   

SOUTHERN PACIFIC-SANTA FE (Used) California schedules

$12

October 31, 1965

 

April 24, 1966

 

October 1, 1967

 

 

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES (Used)

$15

April 1, 1938 Pocket timetable for Bay Area ferry service

 

 

 

SOUTHERN

$12

September 1, 1971 (Used)

 

November 20, 1970 (Mint)

 

April 30,1967 (Used)

 

 

 

SOUTHERN-CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Used)

$12

August 1968

 

 

 

CHESAPEAKE & OHIO-BALTIMORE & OHIO (Mint Condition)

$14

April 27, 1969

 

 

 

CHESSIE SYSTEM (Used)

$10

May 1, 1975 Potomac Valley Service Pocket TT

 

 

 

WESTERN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)

$15

June 1, 1965

 

June 1, 1967

 

January 1, 1969

 

 

 

LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE (Mint Condition)

$10

April 28, 1968

 

April 30, 1967

 

 

 

MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES (Mint Condition)

$10

May 15, 1966

 

April 1, 1965 (Used)

 
   

UNION PACIFIC (Mint Condition)

$19

January 1, 1969

 

April 30, 1967

 

October 31, 1965

 

March 10, 1968

 

February 6, 1966

 

April 24, 1966

 

 

 

SANTA FE (Mint Condition)

$14

Fall 1965

 

Spring-Summer 1967 (Used)

 

Spring 1965 (Used)

 

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA (Mint Condition)

$14

April 30, 1967

 

January 29, 1967

 

April 24, 1966 (Used)

 

MILWAUKEE ROAD (Mint Condition)$12

October 27, 1968

April 24, 1966

October 30, 1966 Condensed

June 1, 1967 Condensed

December, 1 1967 Condensed

October 27, 1968 Condensed

April 25, 1965 Condensed & Revised

 

SEABOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD (Mint Condition)$16

April 27, 1969 South Wind Pocket Timetable

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL (Used)$8

April 27, 1969

October 31, 1965

October 29, 1961

April 24, 1966

April 25, 1965

April 26, 1968

April 25, 1976

 

VIA RAIL CANADA (Mint Condition)$10

October 29, 1995

May 25, 1997

November 1, 1993

April 30, 1995

April 30, 1989

 

VIA RAIL CANADA (Used)$9

April 24, 1977

October 29, 2000

October 31, 1976

October 29, 1978 Eastern Transcontinental Services

October 29, 1978 Western Transcontinental Services

April 30, 1978 Eastern Transcontinental Services

April 24, 1977 Condensed

 

NORFOLK AND WESTERN (Mint Condition)$19

October 31, 1965

April 24, 1966 (Used)

 

KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Used)$7

November 1, 1964

 

ROCK ISLAND (Mint Condition)$8

October 31, 1965

April 24, 1966

October 30, 1966 (Used)

 

CANADIAN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)$14

April 25, 1965

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)$14

October 30, 1966

May 12, 1968

March 23, 1969 (Used)

June 1, 1966 (Used)

March 22, 1970 (Used)

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC-SANTA FE (Used) California schedules$12

October 31, 1965

April 24, 1966

October 1, 1967

 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES (Used)$15

April 1, 1938 Pocket timetable for Bay Area ferry service

 

SOUTHERN $12

September 1, 1971 (Used)

November 20, 1970 (Mint)

April 30,1967 (Used)

 

SOUTHERN-CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Used)$12

August 1968

 

CHESAPEAKE & OHIO-BALTIMORE & OHIO (Mint Condition)$14

April 27, 1969

 

CHESSIE SYSTEM (Used)$10

May 1, 1975 Potomac Valley Service Pocket TT

 

WESTERN PACIFIC (Mint Condition)$15

June 1, 1965

June 1, 1967

January 1, 1969

 

LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE (Mint Condition)$10

April 28, 1968

April 30, 1967

 

MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES (Mint Condition)$10

May 15, 1966

April 1, 1965 (Used)

 

UNION PACIFIC (Mint Condition)$19

January 1, 1969

April 30, 1967

October 31, 1965

March 10, 1968

February 6, 1966

April 24, 1966

 

SANTA FE (Mint Condition)$14

Fall 1965

Spring-Summer 1967 (Used)

Spring 1965 (Used)

 

PENNSYLVANIA (Mint Condition)$14

April 30, 1967

January 29, 1967

April 24, 1966 (Used)