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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 In the Beginning


8444 In the Beginning


Back when the 8444 got her 4–digit number, steam had not yet vanished from the Union Pacific. Catch this living legend in the early years of steam ambassadorship.

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While mammoth “Big Boys” and decapods lay dormant awaiting the fall grain rush, and the great City fleet of Streamliners whisked by, 8444 was busy on the job. This DVD salutes 8444 in 1960's era excursions from Denver to Rawlins and Ogden to Green River, complete with domes and full service diners. A marvelous brass-railed, open platform 1890’s observation car brings up the rear of a glistening streamlined consist. Explore the Dent Branch between Denver and La Salle. In the finale, 8444 forges through a major blizzard on Sherman Hill in what UP upper management threatened would be her last run. But, luckily for us, she continues to steam on to the present day!

30 minutes

In one of your ads some time ago you said that ‘No one cherished your tapes’. I DO. The quality is second to none, the music adds to the atmosphere, the film quality looks as if it had been shot yesterday and THE NARRATOR IS FIRST CLASS. Keep up the good work and fine quality. You’re in a class by yourselves.
— G.J. Byrne, Pickering, Ontario