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Vallecito, CA 95251


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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Welcome real railroading fans!


Sunday River produces classic train DVDs from original historic railroad film footage. With scrupulous historical research, Sunday River’s classic train titles are known world wide as the most comprehensive available. 

Accurate sound has been added when needed for realistic effect to bring you trackside in earlier times. 

We don't tie down our own whistle cord, nor sand the flues of rhetoric when we say that our customer satisfaction is 2nd to none.


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Here is our inventory to date:

  1. 611 Forever! 1950-2015

  2. 614 Thunder in the Alleghenies

  3. 1218 The Big A

  4. 2101 Stompin' on Sand Patch

  5. 3985, The Challenger

  6. 8444 In the Beginning

  7. 8444 At Work!

  8. 8444 Across Oregon

  9. Across the Top

  10. Articulateds in Appalachia

  11. Baltimore and Ohio

  12. Big Boys and Brothers in the 1950s

  13. Boston & Maine Steam: 4-4-0 to Superpower

  14. Boston & Maine Steam: Heavy Haulers and Crack Limiteds

  15. Brill Bullets & the Red Arrow Lines

  16. Burlington Zephyrs

  17. California Zephyr: The Original Dream Train

  18. The Canadian

  19. Chicago, Aurora and Elgin

  20. City of Los Angeles

  21. City of Portland

  22. Complete Electrified Milwaukee

  23. Complete Sierra

  24. Complete Silverton

  25. Complete West Side Story

  26. D&RGW Freights: Narrow Gauge in the 1950s & 60s

  27. Daylight on Tehachapi

  28. The Feather River & The Hillcrest

  29. Gears in the Woods

  30. Gorre & Daphetid

  31. Hudsons Along the Hudson

  32. Inter-Urbans of Eastern Canada

  33. Intrepid Trolleys of the 1950s

  34. Last Train From Alamosa

  35. Legendary Trolleys of Pittsburgh

  36. Lightning Stripers

  37. Mallets & Texans By the Sea: On the Teresa Cristina in Brazil

  38. Narrow Gauge East of the Sierra

  39. New England Short Lines

  40. New England Steam: Six Main Lines

  41. (New England Steam) Two Foot Gauge in Maine: Sandy River and Rangely Lakes

  42. New York Elevateds

  43. New York's Last Trolleys

  44. Niagaras and Mohawks

  45. NKP 1 - Complete Nickel Plate Berkshire

  46. NKP 2 - Nickel Plate Odyssey

  47. NKP 3 - 40 Years of Nickel Plate Berkshires

  48. NKP 4 - Autumn in the Great Gorge

  49. Norfolk and Western Big Steam: Articulated Y and A Class in the '50s

  50. North Coast Limited 1: Stampede Pass

  51. North Coast Limited 2: The Rockies

  52. North Coast Limited 3: Bozeman Pass to the Mississippi

  53. North Shore Brought to Life

  54. Otto Perry's Rio Grande Articulateds

  55. Otto Perry's Rio Grande Southern

  56. Over Lizard Head Pass

  57. Pennsylvania GG1s: Under the Heat

  58. Philadelphia Trolleys 1955

  59. The Powhatan Arrow and J Class Steam

  60. Rambling on the Reading (#2124)

  61. Rio Grande Zephyr: Main Line Thru the Rockies

  62. Silverton in Winter / Rotaries on Cumbres

  63. Six Hired Guns, pt. 1: Southern Steam Excursions on 4501 & 610

  64. Six Hired Guns, pt. 2: Southern Steam Excursions on 722, 750, 2716, 2839

  65. South African Garratts

  66. The SP Daylights: As They Were

  67. Southern Pacific Steam Anthology: 1890 to 1960

  68. The South Shore Line

  69. Steam in Australia: South Australia and Queensland

  70. Steam in Australia: Victoria and New South Wales

  71. Steaming Through the Deep South

  72. Steam in Mexico

  73. Steam on Horseshoe Curve - PRR

  74. The Super Chief: The Whole Story

  75. The Third Avenue El

  76. Thunder on Cranberry: 614 Battles the Steep Grades

  77. Triple Heading to the Spiral Tunnels

  78. Trolleys of Eastern Canada

  79. Two Foot Gauge in Maine: Sandy River and Rangely Lakes

  80. Virginia and Truckee: The Final Years


In the early 1970s, friends and fellow fans began asking Alva Morrison if he could make copies of his movies which they could show in their own homes. When reproduction prices proved exorbitant, one friend suggested he order in bulk and advertise the extra films for sale. Sunday River Productions, named for his favorite river in the mountains of western Maine, got its start selling reproduced films which could be shown on an 8mm home movie projector.

Alva Morrison, founder of Sunday River Productions.

Alva Morrison, founder of Sunday River Productions.

Demand quickly exceeded all expectations. The company’s reputation was built by leaving all but the best film on the cutting room floor, and being accurate about adding sounds like whistles, steam, and diesel horns. Morrison also did in-depth research on any subject covered, so as to provide commentary that is both interesting and accurate. Many have noticed his voice narrating the films, though not professional, still full of a true fan's enthusiasm.

Sunday River’s reputation spread among railfans. Calls and letters came in from train photographers who owned fascinating footage, some going back to the early days of motion pictures. Many asked Morrison to produce their films in a marketable format so that they would be preserved. Morrison began producing features about trains that had not rolled for decades and Sunday River became one of the first companies to offer railroad videos, setting a high standard of quality and accuracy.

Morrison, like many of the people who shot the footage in our library, has passed on. But we, his family, have committed ourselves to making the library available to the public so that access to these treasures will not be lost. We hold ourselves to the tradition of excellence established by our father, and we eagerly solicit your comments.