OUR 2021 SANTA FE AND BNSF COLOR CALENDARS ARE IN STOCK AND SHIPPING AS OF AUGUST 3, 2020. Please read the following notes concerning 2021 calendar purchases.

NOTE: We have changed a few procedures regarding the ordering of our 2021 calendars, which are expected in stock in August. If ordering more than one calendar, enter the word "Standard" into the discount box when you get to the check-out page on your screen. Doing this will ensure you will receive your multiple-copy discount.

If you are a current member of the Santa Fe Railway & Modeling Society and wish to order any of our 2021 calendars at a 20% discount, sign on to the Society website (www.sfrhms.org), log into the Members Area section, and obtain the special discount code. On our website, enter that code in the discount box when you check out. This offer ends September 1, 2020. Regular shipping charges and Colorado sales tax (if applicable) will be added to your order.

PORTLAND & WESTERN'S TOLEDO BRANCH - PART 1

Widescreen: $25.95 USD
Blu-ray: $25.95 USD

IN STOCK AND SHIPPING AS OF JULY 13, 2020.

Deep in the coastal hills of western Oregon lies a backwoods railroad that weaves through America’s premiere timber-producing lands.  Operated by the Portland and Western Railroad, the line services a Georgia Pacific paper mill in the small town of Toledo. Trains make the seventy-five-mile journey over the branch line nearly every day between its namesake town of Toledo and Albany in the lush Willamette Valley.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will show you the west end of the line with an insightful combination of historic images and modern-day operations. Visit the former station of Yaquina and see remnants of the old rail line abandoned by the Southern Pacific in 1936.

See the GP paper mill and take a tour of the Western Cascade Industries sawmill. Follow the railroad as it charts an inland course along the Yaquina River crossing it fifteen times on rickety wooden trestles. With the passing of each milepost lie the ghosts of old derailments, stations, mills, and communities long forgotten.

The climax of the journey is a stiff 2.58% mountain grade over the summit of the Coast Range. The classic two-stroke EMD’s thunder up the west side lugging heavy trains of containerboard. 

List price $29.95, 2 Hours 14 Minutes. SKU: P&W1DVD7 and P&W1BR7. Posted July 10, 2020.