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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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Southern Pacific Steam ANTHOLOGY - new in 2016

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Southern Pacific Steam ANTHOLOGY - new in 2016

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Southern Pacific Steam ANTHOLOGY - new in 2016

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Celebrated rail photographer John Kirkland set out to film every type of steam locomotive that the Southern Pacific operated in the mid 20th century. This anthology is the culmination of Kirkland’s life work documenting the Southern Pacific empire, the railroad that shaped California and much of the West.

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All kinds of Southern Pacific steam is represented, from monster articulateds and cab-forwards pounding drag freight up mountain grades to tiny switchers bustling about the Bayshore yards. Steam engines power over the deserts of New Mexico and through the forests of Oregon. Northerns scream by, pulling bright orange “Daylights” across the floor of California’s Central Valley. Passenger traffic hustles in and out of San Francisco’s busy downtown terminal. A vintage diamond-stacked locomotive makes an appearance, restored and in action. 

 

This 2016 release updates and replaces Sunday River’s “Southern Pacific Steam 1890-1960” with new organization and narration, and improved picture quality and sound. Cover photo courtesy of John B. West.

Your tapes bring to the viewer not only the ultimate in production and photographic techniques but the feeling of actually being at the location being viewed.

— T. Vinson, Oakland, CA