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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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Union Pacific

8444 At Work!


8444 At Work!


Freights and Streamliners

8444 is one of the only steam engines that have been in continuous operation in North America.


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Watch the best run pasts chosen from 15 years of shooting on Sherman Hill—with breathtaking views from both the ground and air—while learning about the rich history of the Union Pacific rail lines on this famous grade. This title captures 8444 between fan trips in the 1960s and 70s, hauling both revenue freight and passenger service, and features a singular event when 8444 pulled “The City of St. Louis” from Denver to Cheyenne.

Follow this unique trip from both trackside and in the cab. She steams out from Rawlins with a 105 car way freight. 8444 then takes the UP hotshot “Northwest Forwarder” Cheyenne to Rawlins non-stop with 78 cars. 8444 is part of the Union Pacific’s “royal family of steam.” Catch this intrepid engine hard at work!

34 minutes

Your tapes of 8444 are absolutely marvelous and the photography is out of this world. The mechanical detail brought out in the tapes I have is superb....the cab interior views bring me right back to my own working days.
— Edward W. Beaman, West Allis, WI