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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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Across the Top: Steam in the High Rockies

Double Heading Steam

When one locomotive couldn't handle the job, two joined forces to increase speed or conquer steep grades with heavy loads. Witness spectacular plumes of smoke as double-headed engines roar at maximum effort! 

Across the Top: Steam in the High Rockies


Across the Top: Steam in the High Rockies


Doubled power was needed on these summits and steep grades.  Ride steam across the highest mountain passes in North America, in the 1930s and 1940s. One triple pusher shot. 

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The 1930's:

Watch the ore trains descend from the Blackhawk Mine on the Colorado Central to Clear Creek. The South Park Line is shown with quadruple headers battling upgrade through South Platte Canyon. The last passenger train from Leadville to Denver. Scenes at Buffalo, Pine Creek and detail shots of Como. Enrout to Boreas Pass and Fairplay.

The 1940's:

Ride the "San Juan" from Toltec to Durango; watch both freights and mixed trains on the Silverton . Ride over Marshall Pass and down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Scenes of the "Shavano", the Transcontinental Express of the thirties, at Gunnison and the Colorado Museum's 346 as it really used to be. Finally, climb aboard and pull the throttle on the climb from Leadville to Climax.

Includes early 1400 class Mallets doubleheading and the monster 3400 series, the last steam built for D&RG.

47 minutes.

‘Across the Top’ is one of the finest archival railroad tapes I have ever seen. Your value for money and quality of presentation are the best anywhere!
— Maurice Batley, Toronto