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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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8444 In the Beginning: Union Pacific Steam

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These titles and ALL DVDs on the site are part of the holiday special

8444 In the Beginning: Union Pacific Steam


8444 In the Beginning: Union Pacific Steam


SNOW SCENES:  The gorgeously photographed finale “Blizzard on Sherman Hill” was to be 844’s “final run”. Luckily for us this wasn’t the end for the famous 8444!

Back when the 8444 got her 4–digit number, steam had not yet vanished from the Union Pacific.

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In one of your ads some time ago you said that ‘No one cherished your tapes’. I DO. The quality is second to none, the music adds to the atmosphere, the film quality looks as if it had been shot yesterday and THE NARRATOR IS FIRST CLASS. Keep up the good work and fine quality. You’re in a class by yourselves.
— G.J. Byrne, Pickering, Ontario

While mammoth “Big Boys” and decapods lay dormant awaiting the fall grain rush and the great City fleet of Streamliners whisked by, 8444 transitioned from regular service to steam excursion ambassador . This DVD salutes 8444 in spectacular excursions from Denver to Rawlins and Ogden to Green River, complete with domes and full service diners. A marvelous brass-railed, open platform 1890’s observation car brings up the rear of a glistening streamlined consist. Explore the Dent Branch between Denver and La Salle in detail. In the finale, 8444 forges through a major blizzard on Sherman Hill in what UP upper management threatened would be her last run.