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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.

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D&RGW Freights & Passengers 2-set - Includes 2016 Release!

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! 

D&RGW Freights & Passengers 2-set - Includes 2016 Release!

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D&RGW Freights & Passengers 2-set - Includes 2016 Release!

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These two outstanding films of D&RGW narrow gauge cover the full range of services in the 1950s and 60s, when the railroad was hard at work on the line reaching from Durango to Chama and over Cumbers Pass to Alamosa. Enjoy many sequences of the D&RGW using double-headed engines to haul heavy freight or climb the 4% grade to Cumbers Pass!

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D&RGW Freights: Narrow Gauge in the 1950s & 60s  NEW RELEASE! Experience the D&RGW as a real working narrow gauge railroad! This hour-long film documents 1950s and 60s Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge steam doing freight duty in scenic Colorado. Long strings of coal and lumber roll Eastbound. Farm machinery and new Chevies are delivered atop flat cars. Unit trains of tank cars groan over the 4% grade up Cumbres Pass on their way to the refineries. An oil and gas boom in the Farmington region in the 1950s kept narrow gauge traffic alive hauling oil field pipe to the area. Included is a beautifully filmed vignette of the rarely captured Farmington line. Oil pipe was the commodity that kept the narrow gauge a healthy respectable money earner when many in management wished it would dry up and blow away. No tourist line here, but the real working railroad photographed by the best in the business: Keith Pregler, Herb Craig, Mac Owen and Glenn Beier.
63 minutes [Photos provided by John B. West]

Last Train from Alamosa  Catch passenger operations on the 170 miles between Alamosa and Durango with engines roaring across the flats of the San Luis Valley, battling the 4% over Cumbres Pass, and winding through canyons all the way to Durango. Some of the last passenger specials to shine these rails rumble through Canyon Amargo and take water at Arboles, now lost beneath the waters of Navajo Lake. View the long-lost Farmington Branch, and a mountain rescue on the Silverton. Finally follow the last train all the way from Alamosa to Durango as it races across the valley then climbs to the summit of Cumbres Pass at dusk in the snow. We hear its whistle echo one last time off the canyon walls before the rails fall silent forever. Cinematography by Herb Craig and Mac Owen

60 minutes

This film is outstanding, to say the least, the quality is quite exceptional and the content is unbelievable. As a narrow gauger for 40 years, I learned things from this film I never knew. I saw things I had never seen in books.
— K. Milner, Stillwater, OK