The Last of the Roadrailers
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
At one time in history, there were roadrailer trains all across North America. Now there are only two trains left. Join us as we take a look at this unique operation. We'll show you the history and technology that go into this unique operation. And we'll take you trackside to see the trains as they were in their prime, and as they are today. You won't want to miss this special look at the unique operation that is the roadrailer.
Coopersville and Marne DVD
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Travel with Advanced Approach Videos to the west side of Michigan as we visit the unique little tourist and shortline Coopersville & Marne. We'll chase an excursion train along the former Grand Trunk Western line. We'll ride in the cab of ex-GTW SW9 #7014, and capture a rare freight move over the line. Don't miss the action of this unique piece of Michigan railroading.
To Move A Boxcar
Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
During the summer of 2017, Advanced Approach Videos filmed and documented the move of a historic refrigerated boxcar from Holland to Port Huron, Michigan for the Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society. Witness the preparation to move it, interviews, the move over the highway and placing it back on the rails at its new home. Order yours today.
Honoring Our Veterans
Runtime: 2 hours
Advanced Approach Videos, in partnership with JB Rail Photography, Delay in Block, Virtual Railfan, Eastern Rails Photography, Lakeland,MN PBS, the Fort Eustis Railway, and Naval Weapons Station Earle, is proud to Honor Our Veterans with this special DVD program about the tangible bond between the military and rail transportation.
For many, the war begins when our Veterans return home and do not have the resources available to help themselves. By showcasing special military activities with rail, including trains with the Department of Defense, Fort Eustis, the Navy, and specially decorated locomotives and rolling stock, our goal is to give our Veterans the support they need, with the proceeds of this DVD going to organizations that support our Veterans.
Advanced Approach Videos traveled to western New York and Pennsylvania to visit three tourist railroads operating with power from the American Locomotive Company or Alco for short. We travel to the New York & Lake Erie to view their FPA4 cab units in excursion passenger service. We then travel to the Oil Creek & Titusville to view their Alco switcher #75. Then we head to the Arcade & Attica to witness Alco 2-8-0 #18. Don't miss these three great operations featured in our DVD "Upstate Alcos".
Varsity Day at Rondout
Runtime: 46 Minutes
On June 12, 2016, Advanced Approach Videos made a trip to Rondout, IL to catch Nickel Plate Road Berkshire 765 on its Varsity Excursion from Glenview, IL to Janesville, WI. While most of the crowd followed the train, we stayed in Rondout to catch the mainline action provided by Metra, Canadian Pacific and Amtrak. Even though we visited on a Sunday, we were rewarded with a colorful parade of power and equipment. Rondout is still a ideal location for train watching in the Chicago area. Join us in the first of our Chicago Hot Spots Series.