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P.O. Box 436
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.