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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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Niagaras and Mohawks - NYCS

Real Working Steam

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


Niagaras and Mohawks - NYCS


Niagaras and Mohawks - NYCS


This one will give you goose bumps! A feast of steam hard at work across the length of the New York Central System includes streamliners like The Commodore Vanderbilt and the Chicagoan that scream across the Ohio heartland at speeds over 90 miles per hour.

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I just had to tell you how magnificent the program entitled “Niagara’s and Mohawks” is. I especially enjoyed those shots...where the engine is being serviced prior to hauling one of the Centrals many limiteds.
— D Stewart, Croton, NY

One of the wonders of the steam locomotive world, The New York Central 4-8-4 Niagara—a locomotive so good it was an embarrassment to a railroad management that chose to embrace diesel power—is featured along with the Mohawk, the workhorse of steam that ruled the New York Central mainline for almost 20 years before the advent of the Hudson.

An early morning parade of steam—commuters, mail and crack luxury trains—head down the shore of the Hudson River to New York City, transporting you trackside to an era few can remember! The DVD also shows the famous division point at Elkhart, Indiana where roller bearing Niagaras drifted though the yard with 5000 tons and exhaled barely a sigh, only to awake like bull elephants when they felt the mainline beneath their feet. The finale features “Gotham Steam” on the Erie and the Jersey Central in the 1940s and early ‘50s.

30 minutes