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REAL RAILROADING! The world’s oldest and largest source for historic railroad videos.

Classic train DVDs produced from original historic railroad film. Sunday River’s historic rail videos are produced and edited in house. Where necessary, accurate sound has been added for realistic effect. Scrupulous historic research, brings you trackside in eras long gone by. Sunday River’s classic train DVDs are known world wide as the most comprehensive and authoritative available.

View our catalog by clicking on the historic railroad video categories. Our extensive classic rail catalog is being re-mastered on DVD so that access to these treasured train journeys will not be lost. We carry a full range of historic rail and even a “must-have” model railroad DVD. 

We hold ourselves to the tradition of excellence that was established by founder Alva Morrison, a passionate train enthusiast who researched and narrated the films – and occasionally rode the rails with the camera himself. We eagerly solicit your comments. If what you receive from us isn't better than expected, send it back for full refund or exchange. 

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Articulateds in Appalachia

Real Working Steam

This is it: real rail history, most in living color. See the best in action!


Articulateds in Appalachia


Articulateds in Appalachia


A fascinating look at the monsters that ruled the mountains of the Eastern United States for almost a generation.

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The whole family can watch this nicely done program. Thumbs up on the remaster. Running time is, a rather short 35 minutes. What is shown is all fine, interesting film. The Chesapeake and Ohio film is in the very rare category. Steam fans will appreciate this quality collection.
— American Train Video Reviews

The film opens with scenes from Sunday River's "Baltimore and Ohio" and closes with Archie Julian's "Battle for the Blue Ridge". It features - in spectacular sync sound - the last and most efficient Main Line articulateds built in America, the B&O 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" locomotives. See the rigid frame 2-6-6-6 Allegheny of the Chesapeake & Ohio, the world's most powerful steam locomotive, as well as the President Class 4-6-2s on the crack B&O limiteds, "Cinncinnatian" and "Washingtonian". 

C&O streamlined Hudsons haul "The Sportsman" and "The George Washington". A single 2-6-6-6 westbound from Covington with 100 loaded hoppers creeps to the summit at barely 5 MPH and in contrast fast freights race thru White Sulfur and B&O articulateds pound thru Confluence and New Castle. A definitive study of these powerful articulated engines!

35 minutes