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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.

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Boston & Maine Steam: Heavy Haulers and Crack Limiteds

New England Steam

Amazing and eclectic steam from the 1930s handled the unique terrain and transportation issues of New England.

Boston & Maine Steam: Heavy Haulers and Crack Limiteds


Boston & Maine Steam: Heavy Haulers and Crack Limiteds


Travel back to the mid-1930s to see action on the busiest divisions of the Boston & Maine.

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Steam locomotives work the Portland, New Hampshire and Fitchburg Divisions and the Connecticut Valley Line in both summer and winter. Huge hulking Berkshires battle the Ashburnham grade. High stepping passenger varnish—“The Flying Yankee,” “The Alouette,” and “The Red Wing”—go screaming by, as do similar name trains with brass-railed observation cars. Witness the unusual stainless steel streamliner, “The Flying Yankee,” leaving Portland (Maine) Union Station. Other highlights include the Union Pacific’s streamlined M-10001 “City of Salina” on tour; the Rexall Special with its streamlined New York Central Hudson; and a whistle stop with Republican Alf Landon campaigning for President in 1936 against Franklin D. Roosevelt!

Photographed by L. Peter Cornwall and Charlie Brown with footage from the John Tolley collection. Sound recorded on location by Preston S. Johnson.

Black and White, 32 minutes