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


Steam on Horseshoe Curve


Steam on Horseshoe Curve


Go back to the most famous battleground between steam and gradient in the world. Here is mightiest steam in the Pennsy stable -- in fact on any railroad roster.

PRR steam history from the 1930s to the '50s

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Rare b&w footage from the 1930s and 1940s shows K-4s, M-1s (Mountains), Js (2-10-4 Texans), the famed I Class Decapod (600 2-10-0s, the largest fleet in the world), even E-6 Atlantics, heavyweight Pullmans and brass rail observations climbing the curve. Sync sound scenes include the famous ‘banshee whistle’. See many high-speed run pasts rounding the curve from trackside plus views from on board and in the cab.

Color footage from the 1940s and 1950s shows double and triple headers on the famous Horseshoe Curve in summer including the T-1 4-4-4-4s and Q-2 4-4-6-4s. The DVD closes with the arrival of the diesels: a Baldwin Centipede, E-7s and E-8s and, finally, the lo-nose hoods.

Speeding passenger trains, slogging drag freight, and the sights and sounds of real honest, gutsy steam railroads. THAT’S RAILROADING. Keep up the high quality of your tapes. There’s a lot of junk on the market. Your tapes of the NYC and PRR are superb.
— R. E. Kellen, Alberta, Canada