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P.O. Box 436
Vallecito, CA 95251
USA

866-544-7771

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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Some of the Coolest Footage Ever...

Ellen Sebring

We recently traveled to Florida to interview Mac Owen to introduce the all new, never before seen release, "Steaming Through the Deep South," which he filmed in the 1960s. Watching and re-watching the footage, we notice many fantastic scenes that capture rail operations the way few of us will ever get to see them again. 

In Louisiana, the fireman chunks two-foot logs of wood through the firebox door to make steam. In Tennessee, the brakeman and conductor relax while riding the pilot beam of the engine down the main line. In Mississippi, the locomotive kicks a cut of cars into a siding and waits while the brakeman runs to catch up with them and stop them in time. In Arkansas, passengers lean out the doors and windows to catch the breeze while a real branch line mixed train steams through the woods to deliver the goods and bring the neighbors home. This is southern back-country railroading the way it really was. You can almost smell the woodsmoke, the coal smoke, and the valve oil.

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