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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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Steam on Horseshoe Curve

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! 

Steam on Horseshoe Curve


Steam on Horseshoe Curve


The Pennsylvania RR often required the additional motive power of a second engine to ascend the 1.8% eleven mile grade that includes Horseshoe Curve. See the mightiest steam in the Pennsy stable -- in fact on any railroad roster -- in historic footage shot in the 1930s to the '50s including more than 20 shots of double headed engines and a few triple headers.

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Rare B&W footage from the 1930s and 1940s shows K-4s, M-1s (Mountains), Js (2-10-4 Texans) and the famed I Class Decapod. The PRR had 600 2-10-0s, the largest fleet in the world. Color footage from the 1940s and 1950s shows double and triple-headers on the famous Horseshoe Curve in summer including the T-1 and Q-2 engines. These 4-4-4-4 and 4-4-6-4 locomotives climb the curve along with E-6 Atlantics, heavyweight Pullmans and brass rail observation cars. 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. The DVD closes with the arrival of the diesels: a Baldwin Centipede, E-7s and E-8s and, finally, the lo-nose hoods. 50 min.


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