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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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Complete Nickel Plate Berkshires

Real Working Steam

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


Complete Nickel Plate Berkshires

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Complete Nickel Plate Berkshires


NKP1 - The famous 700 class Nickel Plate Berkshire locomotives from the 1940s and 50s—as well as the men who operated them—are featured in this DVD. Double heading was important for staying on the NKP's tight schedule!

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I have repeatedly viewed the magnificent ‘Complete Nickel Plate Berkshire.’ I must tell you how much I enjoyed this tape. The personal vignettes made by Nickel Plate crewmen were really great and they added a lot to the overall appeal of the program. I think that you have really outdone yourself this time.
— Joseph V. Makoski, LCDR, (USN-RET), Bryn Mawr, PA

See the Berks dragging coal and way freight, many doubleheaded and screaming down the main line carrying perishables. Some 500 class Mikados make an apperance as doubleheaded partners. In addition to the working steam footage, the engineers, firemen, conductors and dispatchers who handled the 700s tell their stories. Descriptions of tight situations and wrecks are included, as well as the ways they outran, outfoxed and buried competition from the B&O, Pennsy and New York Central to make the Nickel Plate the celebrated wonder of Wall Street.

55 minutes

Just received NKP 1 and I must commend you on a beautiful tape. The color, the action and the photography are fantastic. I really enjoyed listening to the Nickel Plate employees talking about old times. The way you had everything blend together was just great.
— Ron Mickler, Cleveland, OH