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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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Denver & Rio Grande

The great Denver & Rio Grande Western

Rugged real railroad action, spectacular locales, mostly narrow gauge!


Otto Perry's Rio Grande Southern


Otto Perry's Rio Grande Southern


Sunday River presents this heartfelt document of the world famous narrow gauge that disappeared in 1951—the Rio Grande Southern—often referred to as the most spectacular piece of mountain railroading in North America.

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After viewing your Rio Grande Southern, this fan thought he had died and gone to heaven.
— Jerry Braet

For more than ten years, Otto Perry tracked the RGS with his camera across three of America's highest railroad passes, Cima Summit, Dallas Divide and Lizard Head Pass. See double and triple heading on 4% grades to the fabled cities of gold and silver, Ophir, Telluride and Rico. Ride the fabled “Galloping Goose”, the ingenious car-train combo that kept passenger service alive on the “Southern” for years. Follow the cattle rush through the golden aspens of autumn and see the ore and lumber specials move through the mountain meadows of spring. This film is narrated by the men and women who worked for, rode on, and whose families were a part of, the Rio Grand Southern. Against the backdrop of the mountain peaks, we see how these ordinary men and women, with their courage and the sweat of their backs, battled gigantic snow drifts, washouts, aging equipment, and financial hardship to keep this railroad alive against the odds. Color, with a little black and white.

84 minutes