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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 Sierra

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! 

Complete Sierra


Complete Sierra


The Sierra is lovingly portrayed in mid-century at the height of steam operations. We see locomotives 34, 36, and articulated 48 with freights that stretch to the horizon as well as double-headers and a glorious triple-heading finale.

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Numbers 3 and 28 sport different colors and road names as they serve the movie industry.

The film covers the foundations on which the Sierra was built: gold, timber and hydro-power and continues through the period when the railroad became holy grail for makers of Hollywood Westerns and the Mecca of railroad enthusiasts world-wide. The final steam run is shown and the arrival of the three famous S-12 diesels. The film closes with the 104 year old Number 3 as it appeared in 1995 to celebrate Modesto's 125th Anniversary.

79 minutes

The Yosemite Valley Railroad, the Hetch-Hetchy, and the Yosemite Short Line are presented in archival black and white stills and elaborate 4 color maps. Their relationship to the Sierra and other rivals are highlighted. Photographed by John F Kirkland, Glenn Beier, Jim Vail and Mac Owen. 79 min.