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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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Lightning Stripers - NYCS


With their colorful livery and sleek, air-streamed outlines, the stunning streamliners left an indelible stamp of glamor on the great age of rail. 

Lightning Stripers - NYCS


Lightning Stripers - NYCS


More then half the tape is devoted to the world renowned New York Central fleet of long haul streamliners: The New England States, The Empire State Express, The Pacemaker, The Commodore Vanderbilt, plus dozens more and featuring, of course, the train of legend, the Twentieth Century Limited. All of them are shown rocketing down the four track, 90 MPH raceway of the famed "water level" route.  42 minutes.


This product is also available as part of the New York Central 3-set

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The Lightning Stripers—they are all here. All the first diesels: DES-2, FT, F3, E-8, the largest fleet of Alco PSs and FAs in the world, even Baldwin Sharks and an FM C-liner, all of them covered wagons. You'll see A-B-B-A lash ups on ore trains, solid refrigerator and Pacemaker freight.Passenger Operations feature the Putnam branch, 125th St station, Mott Haven Yard. Includes the Aerotrain and the jet propelled RDC doing 184 MPH. Transferred from original 16 mm footage shot by the railroad itself, most never previously shown.

Of all the tapes I have purchased on trains, nothing equals the quality of “The Lightning Stripers.” Never before have I had the desire to write and simply say how much I enjoyed the “show.” You are to be commended for producing that kind of program.
— Jack A. Yarbrough, Greensboro, NC