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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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Trolleys, Interurbans, Electrics

Fantastic traction that served the nation's urban centers, suburbs, and intercity travel.

Watch a video clip of these amazing scenes from the past

New York Elevateds: Winter & Summer in the 1950s


New York Elevateds: Winter & Summer in the 1950s


Two great rail photographers combine their talents and exhaustive research to bring the elevated trains of days gone by to your living room: Winter & Summer in the Mid-Fifties by Frank Pfuhler Jr. & Ronald Schliessman

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With every run past identified by map, the film captures as many as possible of the antique cars in operation before the reequipping of rolling stock in the 1950s. The film features gate cars—many built in 1904 and 1905—and glimpses of what was then considered modern: the R12, R14, R15 and the Worlds Fair Blue Bird specials of 1964-65.

Detailed coverage includes such oddities as the Polo Grounds Shuttle, the Dyre Ave line from rags to riches, and conversion of the Myrtle Ave from elevated to subway, as well as crossing gates still at work. In addition to many routine snow scenes, full blown blizzards on the Flushing, Myrtle Ave and Brighton Beach lines are shown.

THE BRONX Pelham Bay Jerome Ave Polo Grounds Shuttle Third Ave White Plains Dyre Ave Putnam Div-NY Central

BROOKLYN & QUEENS Myrtle Ave Brighton Beach Fulton St Flushing Canarsie BMT-Bway

STATEN ISLAND Staten Island Rapid Transit

NEWARK Hudson & Manhattan Tubes Newark City Subway

54 minutes

I grew up in the Bronx, NY in the 1950s & 1960s. Your tape NYEL took me back to my youth. I own many tapes of NYC rapid transit but your tape by far is the best I’ve seen yet. Photography and tape transfer are excellent. Thanks again for the memories!
— Silvio M. Guilliani, Long Beach, CA