Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Your journey aboard the Arcade & Attica Railroad begins even before you board the train. As you enter the historic station, you are surrounded by the history of railroading in America.

Tour our historic station and view all the exhibits, from antique railroad lanterns to switch locks, even to an old switch stand. Nostalgic original photographs depict an era of days gone by. Next, you pass our authentic ticket office, where the ticket master will be glad to sell you tickets for the day’s train trip. Tour our small gift shop and snack bar while waiting to board your train. More



LONDON –  Britain has announced details of new high-speed rail lines linking London to northern England with trains traveling up to 225 miles an hour (360 kph).

The government says the High Speed 2 project will be the first new railway built north of London for more than a century, and will be an economic and environmental boon. But opponents claims it will ruin tracts of picturesque countryside.

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Super train – the tunnel vision that delivers a rail revolution

 Manchester’s revolutionary new bullet train will create 30,000 jobs, it has been revealed – and see a seven-mile tunnel carved out beneath the city.

Detailed plans for two state-of-the-art high speed railway stations, at Piccadilly and Manchester airport, were yesterday officially unveiled by ministers.

They promised a 225mph rail line would open Manchester up to the world – giving employment a huge kickstart and transforming a swathe of the city.

The proposals would see:

* A new ‘gateway’ district created around the new Piccadilly station, including 3,000 new homes.

* Trains travelling in a tunnel 100 feet under thousands of houses.

*Tens of thousands of jobs in construction, regeneration and transport.

* A new station at Manchester airport costing up to £300m.

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BEIJING — China has opened the world’s longest high-speed rail line, which more than halves the time required to travel from the country’s capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China.

Wednesday’s opening of the 2,298 kilometer (1,428 mile)-line was commemorated by the 9 a.m. departure of a train from Beijing for Guangzhou. Another train left Guangzhou for Beijing an hour later.

China has massive resources and considerable prestige invested in its showcase high-speed railways program. Read More

Personalized Toy Train video for kids.

Star you kids in their own toy train video called “My Toy Train story”.

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“My Toy Train Story” is a children’s train video, telling the delightful story to two toy trains that go on an amazing journey to a magical place called “Tracks No More” where the tracks end and trains are free to explore and have adventures. Along the way they meet interesting characters and learn about friendship, team work and helping others in need.


“My Toy Train Story” features three photo personalized starring roles. Available on DVD or as a HD Digital download. More

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Amtrak, California to team up to buy high-speed rail train

By Kevin Freking

WASHINGTON — The two biggest players in the nation’s pursuit of high-speed rail said Thursday they’ll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 mph along both coasts of the United States. Officials with Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said they envision that the two systems will purchase about 60 trains during the next decade. The first order could take place next year. More

CSX Plans New Intermodal Facility in Quebec

Press Release: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – January 25, 2013 – CSX Corporation (CSX) and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries today announced an expansion of the company’s intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region and Quebec.  CSX’s intermodal terminals subsidiary will build a new 36-hectare (89-acre) intermodal rail terminal in the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Quebec, connecting the region with CSX Transportation’s (CSXT) 34,000 kilometer (21,000-mile) rail network in the United States. More


More than 100 people gathered at the Allen County Historical Society and Museum Sunday afternoon to learn more about the heyday of Lima Locomotive Works, when “superpower” steam-powered locomotives were built. Local author and self-proclaimed locomotive nut Scott Trostel gave a visual tour of the defunct factory during the organization’s annual meeting, describing all the things that went on at Lima Locomotive Works through the 1930s and ’40s. His hour-long talk was loaded with factual information alongside anecdotal insight. More

Iowa in Danger of Losing Passenger Rail Grant

According to local Iowa sources, the coming year is an important time for the future of Iowa’s passenger rail system. In 2010, more than $200 million in federal funding was approved for a project which would create rail service between Iowa City and Chicago within the decade. However, the federal funding did not come without its stipulations. In order for Iowa to take advantage of the rail grants, the state has to provide $20 million of their own funds. Many rail advocates believe that the $20 million is a small price to pay for the millions in revenue that the project will bring over time, but the opposition is less optimistic. Conservative politicians are weary of the $3 million in annual operating fees, among other factors. As the Iowa state government continues to disagree over the issue, the $230 million in federal grants run the risk of being obtained for other state’s rail projects. More.


Model Train Shows

Here are some Model Train Shows you might be interested in. has been an exhibitor at several of them showing off our Personalized Train Videos and DVDs. They are fun for the train lovers in your family your or old. Maybe we will see you there.


World's Greatest Hobby on Tour

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tou





Great Train Expo

Great Train Expo






Midwest Train Show

Great Midwest Train Show

Great Scale Model Train Show

Great Scale Model Train Show






 Post your train show here in the comments box and we will try to link to it.

Modern & High Speed Train videos, Photos and more

For several years I worked for the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank CA. During that time I was able to commute to work on  the Metrolink train. The commute was about 25 miles and the city of Burbank had a van took the train commuters to the studios and business through out the media district for free. The whole experience while taking a little longer then driving was relaxing and pleasant. In stead of the stressful drive on the crowed freeway, I got to relax listen to music or catch up on some sleep. I would arrive to work rested and ready to go.

That was then and this is now. I’m semiretired and working on my train videos from my studio at home. Every day a take some time and my dog Gracie and we go walking down by the river which is also near the railroad tracks.

Last year I heard about the Crash the Superbowl contest sponsored by Doritos. So I came up with an Idea that involved my dog Gracie and the Metrolink train that past by where we walked daily.

See Gracie Vs the Train video below.

Gracie Vs the Metrolink train. 30 sec. spot created by for the 2013 crash the supper-bowl contest.

Fastest Train in the World


Maglev Train – complete video presentation


Fastest Train in the World: 581km/h. Japan JR-Maglev

Feedback from our Personalized Train Videos customers

At we are dedicated to bringing you excellent customer service and quality personalized train videos & DVDs at a great prices!

Here is what some of our customers are saying about our personalized train videos.

Received the DVD today  18th Sept. Thank you so much for the speedy delivery. Your service is beyond excellence. Very very very highly recommendable.

Thanks again Daisy

I received the video yesterday.  My husband and I got such a kick out of it.  I know my grand kids are going to love it. Thank you for such prompt service and doing such a good job.

Nina Petzinger

Hi Jerry:

I just received the dvd and watched the first part.  It is adorable.  Thank you so much.  I know Brayden will love it, as well as his mommy and daddy.  I laughed and cried and smiled.  I just can’t tell you enough how much I like and appreciate it.  You’re doing a great job!!!

Sincerely, Shirley

Hi Jerry,

We got the DVD! Alyssa is amazed that suddenly the video says her name right! Thanks so much!!! It was worth it to see her deer eyes opened wide with delight! Jayden couldn’t pay me any attention while the dvd was on! Hahaha…


I received the DVD. Perfect timing. We showed the video at my daughters party today. It was a hit! Everyone loved it, especially Raena.

We thank you for a great job. Regards, Gerrod & family.

Hello, I bought my nephew “Off-the-Tracks 3″ last year for Christmas and he LOVES it! (he’s 3 and will be 4 on Christmas day and whenever he sees a school bus he calls it by my name because of this DVD)

Thank you, Yolanda Huggins

Hi Jerry,

Just a note to let you know I received the DVD and absolutely loved it. It brought tears to my eyes. I know my grandson will love it. I want to thank you again for your generosity. Your DVDs are fantastic. If you ever make anything else for kids please let me know.

Sincerely Crystal Taylor-Beals

Hi, I meant to get back with you sooner, I loved the DVD and so did everyone, including Zackary and Luke, I have told my daughter who works at the local police station to tell everyone who works there and their friends. I hope that will bring lots of good results. I can only think that perhaps some animals might be cute, but I think you did a great job and it really held their attention. (It still does)   Thank-you again, Diane

I received the video and it is absolutely wonderful! i am gifting it for my nephew and parents on christmas. he is obsessed with trains so i couldn’t have purchased a better gift. thank you contacting me. happy holidays.

I received the DVD yesterday, it is fabulous!!! Thank you so much. Max is going to be thrilled when he opens it on Christmas!! Thank you again for offering this train DVD.

Much appreciated!!!

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