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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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John Allen's "Gorre & Daphetid"


See the only remaining footage of John Allen's singular model railroad "Gorre & Daphetid."

John Allen's "Gorre & Daphetid"


John Allen's "Gorre & Daphetid"


Gorre and Daphetid (Gory and Defeated), the most famous model Railroad built in the last century, was the life labor of John Allen. This is the only film of this amazing model railroad. Video preview below

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Two weeks after John’s death the model layout was destroyed by fire. It was thought that all recordings were destroyed with it. Thanks to the rediscovery of these films, this DVD can offer you a direct experience of Allen's miniature world.

Enter a vast network of standard gauge, narrow gauge and mixed gauge- even a trolley line. See more than 100 bridges, no two alike, some soaring 5 feet above the floor. See engines crawl through the labyrinthine canyons of the Akinback Mountain range, complete with working cable cars and water wheels. Catch the saga of the notorious Sore Feats Gang and their terrible but richly-deserved final demise.

John's own slides magnify his exquisite detail, from the snow capped peaks to city lights, and bring to life to the thousands of miniature people and working railroad artifacts that have surprised and delighted so many - train fans, model railroaders, and indeed, all those with an imagination...!

37 minutes