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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. 

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New England Steam: Six Main Lines

New England Steam

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

New England Steam: Six Main Lines


New England Steam: Six Main Lines


Back in the 1930s when steam was the way to travel, an intertwined system of lines carried freight and passengers through the hills and hinterlands of New England.

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Six main lines of New England steam are shown here in rare archival film, from the largest locomotives—Central Vermont 2-10-4 Texans—to the sleek, streamlined I-5 New Haven Hudsons.

(1) The Canadian Pacific and Quebec Central both cross the U.S. Canadian border into New England to deliver goods from Montreal.
(2) The Bangor and Aroostook Railway takes a winter trip through Millinocket, a town created by the Great Northern Paper Company. 
(3) The Rutland snakes through Bennington and Bellows Falls, Vermont. Ever-practical New Englanders hitched the humble milk car to the back of the Green Mountain Flyer, the crack passenger train from New York to Montreal. 
(4) The Central Vermont Railway, shepherded by three generations of the Smith family, is covered in depth, including consolidations on the way freights Palmer to Brattleboro, mammoth Texas type 2-10-4s wheeling the Chicago-East Coast manifest freights, and the high-drivered 600 Mountain Class on the premier name trains between Montreal, New York and Boston. 
(5) The Grand Trunk Railway, appears, using monster 6100 class Northerns on the through passengers and smaller power on the way freights. 
(6) The New Haven is shown with some of the very last three-cylindered 3500 class, as well as magnificent streamlined I-5 Hudsons. 

Filmed by Albert G. Hale. 
Additional film from the collection of John Trolley and Charlie Brown. Sound by Preston S. Johnson & Sunday River. 

Black and White, 47 minutes