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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 York Trolleys 3-Set: NYC trolleys & Els

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 Trolleys 3-Set: NYC trolleys & Els


New York Trolleys 3-Set: NYC trolleys & Els


The Third Avenue El
This trolley line ran high above the street at blistering speeds from Gun Hill Road to City Hall.

New York’s Last Trolleys
The last four trolley lines to operate in NYC: Church Avenue, Coney Avenue, McDonald Avenue and Queensborough Bridge Railway.

New York Elevateds: Winter & Summer in the Mid 1950s
Two great rail photographers—Frank Pfuhler Jr. & Ronald Schliessman—combine their talents and exhaustive research to bring the elevated trains of days gone by to your living room.

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The Third Avenue El. Let the express train speeds lift you out of your seat or settle back to enjoy all the things that made the Third Avenue El the most beloved, most exhilarating, and for some the most hated form of New York City transportation. The Third Avenue Elevated line originally constructed in the 1870s ran from Lower Manhattan to the Bronx. Giving way to real estate pressures the elevateds eventually closed, but not before these films could capture them snaking through the high rises in the 1950s. The outstanding filmming by Frank Pfuhler, Jr. shows four run pasts in, on, and over the great double track, double deck cantilever swing span across the Harlem River, each with all four 90 degree turns. The gingerbread fretwork, Hansel
& Gretel wrought iron, mandala-stained glass windows, and pot-bellied stoves are captured with exquisite stills by Lothar Stelter.

I have just finished watching New York’s Last Trolleys. It is just beautiful - the greatest I have ever seen.
— Alexander Bockstein, Pres., Urban Transit Club

New York’s Last Trolleys. The last line is the Queensborough Bridge Railway, covered in fascinating detail from Queens Plaza on Long Island to the underground terminal in New York City. The film features some of the last trips in 1956 and transportation of car 1001 to the Brantford Museum in Connecticut. 

I grew up in the Bronx, NY in the 1950s & 1960s. Your video of “New York Elevateds” 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

New York Elevateds: Winter & Summer in the Mid 1950s. With every run past identified by map, the film captures as many as possible of the antique cars in operation before the re-equipping of rolling stock in the 1950s. 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 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.