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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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Rival Streamliners 2-Set: Dream trains that were the peak of luxury!

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Rival Streamliners 2-Set: Dream trains that were the peak of luxury!

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Rival Streamliners 2-Set: Dream trains that were the peak of luxury!

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Two famous trains challenged each other as each reached for the pinnacle of streamlined passenger luxury in the '50s and '60s. Which was the best? Dream trains that were the peak of luxury! 

The Super Chief: The Whole Story
The whole story of one of the world's most famous streamlined trains, from birth to burial. 

City of Los Angeles

In some of the most beautiful footage we have ever released, Union Pacific's City of Los Angeles crosses the spectacular terrain between LA and Chicago.

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The Super Chief: The Whole Story

From Dearborn Station, Chicago to Union Terminal, Los Angeles, with particular attention to the great bridges and the great mountain passes: Raton, Glorieta and Cajon. Above Raton Pass the Sangre de Cristo peaks sparkle in the white of early winter. The Super Chief squeezes onto the single track hung in the slot canyon above Apache Creek as it pushes toward rarely photographed Glorieta Pass. The train roars across the prairie. See inside the luxury consist, and glimpse the rest of the Santa Fe's streamlined fleet in action, including the San Francisco Chief, The Texas Chief, The Grand Canyon, The El Capitan, and Alco PAs leading The San Diegan along the Pacific surf. 64 minutes 

City of Los Angeles. 

Start in Los Angeles under crystalline skies, then track "the City" from the ground as it ascends Cajon Pass with 5 roaring E units and traverses the Wasatch Range in Utah. The streamliner clings to the canyon wall above the boiling Weber River. Speeds accelerate to 75 mph. Just beyond Echo, with a sharp left around a 2000 foot cliff, the train starts to climb to the Aspen Tunnel, some 3000 feet above Ogden, UT. “The City” careens across the wilderness from Green River to Laramie. Under the black rolls of a coming storm it climbs Sherman Hill on the old line and continues down to Cheyenne, with many shots from the cab. The finale is a bonus steam run on Sherman Hill. This was to have been the final run of UP's 8444 in 1970, driving into one of the worst blizzards ever experienced on Sherman Hill. 42 minutes

“The Super Chief DVD has great footage, wonderful history, and the right touch of nostalgia.  A touch of class that’s hard to find on today’s busy railroads.  Growing up in Chicago, I can remember seeing the Warbonnet paint since I could read my first Lionel catalog.”

— Tony Alfieri, Las Vegas, Nevada