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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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The North Shore Brought to Life

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

The North Shore Brought to Life

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The North Shore Brought to Life

29.95

You'll feel a real tug at the heart strings as this film captures interurban America exactly as it used to be. Another masterpiece filmed by Frank Pfuhler and "brought to life" with authentic sound by Russ Jackson.​

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The journey begins on the Chicago Loop and takes you the entire way to Milwaukee on the world's best known interurban. Streamlined articulated "Electroliners," "Silverliners," freights and plenty of standard, heavyweight "Greenliners" are all seen here. Even includes the Mundelein Branch. Every significant point on the line is covered both from the motorman's seat and at track side: all the principal cities and towns plus mile after mile of 90 MPH from the cab. The three distinctive whistles are heard.

Includes footage of the Milwaukee trolleys, and the famous "Electroliners" are shown after the demise of the North Shore when they ran as "Libertyliners" on the Red Arrow Line between Norristown and Philadelphia.

46 minutes

‘The Complete North Shore’ is a masterpiece, not only in its loving treatment of the hardware, but its evocation of the social milieu of the times. I recommend this material for installation in the Smithsonian Museum as a portrait of mid-century, midwestem life.
— Howard Zendle, Endicott, NY