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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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Gears in the Woods: comprehensive logging!

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Gears in the Woods: comprehensive logging!


Gears in the Woods: comprehensive logging!


This far-reaching anthology brings you every kind of steam locomotive ever conceived to haul logs: Shays, Heislers, Climaxes, articulated rod and rigid frame engines do the hard work of getting logs out of the woods..


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• Southwest Forest Industries (Arizona)

• West Side Flume and Logging (California)

• The Feather River (California)

• The Klickitat or St. Regis Paper (Washington State)

• The Rayonier (both lines on Olympic Peninsula, WA)

• MacMillan-Bloedel (Vancouver Island, BC)

• Hillcrest Lumber (British Columbia, Canada)

• Osborne Bay Warf (Vancouver Island, BC)

• Yreka Western (California)

• McCleod River (California)

These tapes are superb! They transport the viewer right into the film without knowing it. The clarity of the sound and photography are wonderful.
— George A. Dunn; Passaic, NJ

Ten different logging companies, from Arizona to British Columbia, Canada comprise this sweeping survey of working life in the tall timber of the West:

You'll see the Feather River Shays high on S-curved trestles, getting a run at a 5 1/2% grade with 25 degree curves, and the fireworks pin-wheel of Climaxes tackling 6% grades on the Hillcrest. Heislers dance around the log dump like daddy long legs spiders. Climb in to the cab as Rayonier Mallet #8 heads for tall timber and returns with logs of Bunyan size. Two different trips on the McLeod operation: first, a double-headed fan trip with an SP daylight consist and then - in the 10 foot drifts of February - a sparkling vignette in brilliant sunshine with Mt Shasta towering behind.

54 minutes