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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 in Australia: South Australia & Queensland

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Steam in Australia: South Australia & Queensland


Steam in Australia: South Australia & Queensland


The “South Australia and Queensland” offers spectacular film of railroading during the steam era in the states of South Australia and Queensland. 

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South Australia has the most eclectic mix of rail gauges on the continent including broad, standard and narrow gauge. All gauges are shown! Small rural passenger trains tie together a nation of vast, dry emptiness (similar to the American West three generations ago) chugging through the desert and tall prairie grasses.  

The 400 Class Garratts remain as some of the last steam in Australia hauling silver, lead and zinc from the massive Broken Hill mines to Port Pirie. In Queensland coal fired Garratts haul bucket coal cars. Small brightly painted engines ferry fresh cut sugar cane to the mills near Bundaberg in the remarkable 1900 mile two-foot gauge empire.  

This is real Australian steam just exactly as it was – so real and so well done that we think your throat will tighten just a little when you see it.

Filmed by Ken Macleay
43 minutes