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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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Trail Blazing Loggers 2-Set: gutsy engines haul big trees!

Steam Logging & Short Lines


Explore the byways of back country American via steam where necessity and entrepreneurial spirit engendered small railroads.

Trail Blazing Loggers 2-Set: gutsy engines haul big trees!


Trail Blazing Loggers 2-Set: gutsy engines haul big trees!


Gears in the Woods
In 10 different logging operations from Arizona to Vancouver we see every kind of steam locomotive ever conceived to haul logs: Shays, Heislers, Climaxes, articulated rod and rigid frame engines.

The Complete West Side Story
See the West Side Flume and Logging Company Railroad when it was a real working railroad. This is a work of devotion by a motion picture professional, Glenn Beier.

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My greatest enjoyment from watching Sunday River DVDs are the logging and steam scenes. These are so clear most of the time that I can literally place myself in the time and place. I value the variety because it gives me a wealth of ideas for my model railroading. The last days of steam take me back to my childhood where I hung around the freight yard and even snuck aboard engines which had been ‘firebox banked’ for the night. Good job Sunday — keep finding those hard to come by footages!
— Stan Bolsenga, Northern Michigan

Gears in the Woods. Feather River Shays traverse S-curved trestles, getting a run at a 5 1/2% grade with 25 degree curves. Climaxes tackle 6% grades on the Hillcrest. Heislers dance around the log dump like daddy long leg spiders. Climb in to the cab as Rayonier Mallet #8 heads for tall timber and returns with logs of Bunyan size. See the McLeod operation: first, a double-headed fan trip with an SP daylight consist and then a sparkling vignette through 10 foot snow drifts in brilliant sunshine with Mt Shasta towering behind. 54 minutes

The Complete West Side Story. Dozens of narrow gauge trains with empty log skeleton cars battle better than 5% grades to get to the high camps. Loaded with logs of gargantuan size, the retainer set, the hand brakes tied down and the wheels smoking the whole crew sweats to keep the train from getting away. The spindly trestles tower above the canyon walls. Ten ton logs, poised for feather light placement, create a dramatic, airborne ballet at the reloads, then explode at the water dumps. Includes the very last train ever to run on The West Side! It is not a collection of film scraps scrounged from the some cutting room floor. This is the ultimate source for information and dramatic, color photography of the West Side. 49 minutes