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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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Norfolk &Western 2-Set: 611 Forever & N&W BIG STEAM

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Norfolk &Western 2-Set: 611 Forever & N&W BIG STEAM


Norfolk &Western 2-Set: 611 Forever & N&W BIG STEAM


611 Forever: Pride of the Norfolk & Western 1950s, 1980s, & 2015

History unfolds as number 611, the only surviving Norfolk & Western “J” Class 4-8-4 engine, roars down the rails! 


Norfolk & Western BIG STEAM: Articulated Y & A Class in the 1950s

This DVD replaces the former title, “Norfolk & Western Articulateds,” with a new version refreshed by digital image processing, meticulously reorganized by class and location, and with additional, never before seen film footage from our vaults.

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611 Forever: Pride of the Norfolk & Western: 1950s, 1980s, & 2015

In this action-packed DVD, follow the indomitable #611 pulling famed named trains, “The Pocahontas” and “Powhatan Arrow,” in the 1950s, as well as a tragic wreck that nearly became her undoing. Then, in the 1980s, stunning aerial photography hovers above cliffs and snakes through hidden hollers deep in the mountains, tracking #611 through West Virginia and Ohio. Finally, in 2015, witness #611 firing back to life once more. See this marvel of precision engineering and striking beauty, the Norfolk & Western #611—the engine rail fans will celebrate forever. 

66 minutes

Norfolk & Western BIG STEAM: Articulated Y & A Class in the 1950s

It is hard to believe that such a film could exist: capturing the largest fleet of articulateds ever built operating on their original tracks, the Norfolk and Western main line between Bluefield, WV and Portsmouth, Ohio. Catch these powerful locomotives at their best! Agile A Class 2-6-6-4s pull high-speed manifest and roll long strings of heavyweight cars at 70 MPH. Huge Y class 2-8-8-2 sluggers shake the Appalachians to their very roots on the heavy grades and the tortuous curves of the Tug Fork. From start to finish every single frame is stunning action from the bygone age of real railroading!

63 minutes