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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

The Third Avenue El


The Third Avenue El


The Third Avenue El subway line ran high in the sky at blistering speeds (for their time) from Gun Hill Road to City Hall.

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With every stop identified, the outstanding filmwork by Frank Pfuhler, Jr. shows run pasts in, on, and over the great double track, double deck cantilever swing span across the Harlem River, with 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. 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 most hated of all forms of New York City transportation.