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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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BIG BOYS and Brothers in the '50s

Real Working Steam

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


BIG BOYS and Brothers in the '50s


BIG BOYS and Brothers in the '50s


This DVD features rare and original films of the famous “Big Boys”, some of the largest steam power ever built. These and other rail giants of the 1950s are seen storming over the Union Pacific main line across the Rocky Mountains.

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We see 13 different Big Boys, including the famous No. 4014, in regular freight service, and even double-headed Big Boys. Next, both early and late 4-6-6-4 Challengers are seen in action. The film continues with the 4-8-4 800s, hauling both freight and passenger trains. The now famous #844 is shown hauling a mail train over Sherman Hill, prior to becoming "the ambassador of steam." The final 2 chapters cover the Turbines and a variety of UP First Generation Diesels. Professionally and expertly converted to digital video, the films have outstanding clarity and color, and living steam sound.

The content of this DVD has never been seen before and is sure to please! 
68 minutes, 98% color

Produced by JMJ Productions © 2014

Distributed by Sunday River Productions