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Vallecito, CA 95251
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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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New England Short Lines

New England Steam

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

New England Short Lines

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New England Short Lines

34.95

The vibrancy of these short lines give us a picture of life in New England after the Great Depression.

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These small lines, some only 7 or 8 miles long, were often built to serve a specific commodity such as milk, ice, limestone, iron ore or granite, and their survival was dependent on both Yankee ingenuity and the market for these items. In the 1930s these railroads operated independently, beyond the control of the major rail systems, and did business much as they had done when they were first built in the mid-1800s. Watch as an 0-4-0T chases a cow off the track!  The lines appear in order on the DVD:
The Belfast and Moosehead Lake
The Knox
The Lake Champlain & Moriah
The Claremont
The Montpelier & Wells River
The Barre
The Saint Johnsbury & Lake Champlain
The Suncook Valley

Photographed by Albert Hale and L. Peter Cornwall. Sound by Preston S. Johnson and Sunday River.

Black and White, 38 minutes.