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No More Mindless Runbys
Below are the ten newest releases from Big "E" Productions in both DVD-R and VHS format.

UP-SP Paired Track in Palisade Canyon DVD

This tape shows the UP-SP paired track operation in Nevada in scenic Palisade Canyon, 30 miles west of Elko, in Oct. 1995.  All UP and SP trains between the Bay area and the Midwest use this line. 30 years ago, the SP had 70% of the trains on the paired track, now it's reversed.   65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Wisconsin Central 1995

This best selling tape shows operations at different points around the dynamic Wisconsin Central, concluding with 24 hours of action on Byron Hill, south of Fond  Du  Lac  in June of 1995, when newly acquired Santa Fe 45's and SP's new AC4400's were running around the WC.  80 minutes. 

Price: $32.95

Wisconsin Central 1995 DVD

This best selling tape shows operations at different points around the dynamic Wisconsin Central, concluding with 24 hours of action on Byron Hill, south of Fond  Du  Lac  in June of 1995, when newly acquired Santa Fe 45's and SP's new AC4400's were running around the WC.  80 minutes. 

Price: $32.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

BN's Racetrack at Naperville

The players have changed but there are more trains than ever on this famous tripletrack line outside of Chicago with over 100 trains in 24 hours on weekdays.  This tape shows 25 hours of BN, SP, CN, and Metra action in June of 1995 at Naperville, Illinois.  109 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

BN's Racetrack at Naperville DVD

The players have changed but there are more trains than ever on this famous tripletrack line outside of Chicago with over 100 trains in 24 hours on weekdays.  This tape shows 25 hours of BN, SP, CN, and Metra action in June of 1995 at Naperville, Illinois.  109 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

CN & CP Around Portage La Prairie

This tape shows 24 hours of action in June of 1995 on both the CN and CP in and around Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, one of Canada's hotspots.  As many as 70 trains run through here in 24 hrs., including all of Canada's transcontinental traffic.  109 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

CN & CP Around Portage La Prairie DVD

This tape shows 24 hours of action in June of 1995 on both the CN and CP in and around Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, one of Canada's hotspots.  As many as 70 trains run through here in 24 hrs., including all of Canada's transcontinental traffic.  109 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

The Joint Line - BN & CP at Newport

The former CB&Q - Milw, now BN - CP joint line south of St. Paul, Minnesota, hosts over 60 BN, CP, CN, and Amtrak trains in 24 hours and is one of the best spots to watch trains in the upper Midwest.  See over 24 hours of action around Newport, Minnesota on The Joint Line in June of 1995.   2 DVD/ 1 tape set.  2 Hours, 20 minutes. 

Price: $38.95

The Joint Line - BN & CP at Newport DVD

The former CB&Q - Milw, now BN - CP joint line south of St. Paul, Minnesota, hosts over 60 BN, CP, CN, and Amtrak trains in 24 hours and is one of the best spots to watch trains in the upper Midwest.  See over 24 hours of action around Newport, Minnesota on The Joint Line in June of 1995.   2 DVD/ 1 tape set.  2 Hours, 20 minutes. 

Price: $38.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

SF-NS Joint Track East of K.C."

30 miles east of Kansas City, the Santa Fe and Norfolk Southern share their track for a distance of thirty miles.  SP also recently began running their trains to Chicago on this line.  This joint track is the busiest part of the SF's high speed steel freeway between Chicago and Kansas City.  This tape shows 25 hours of action on the joint track in October 1995 when Santa Fe operations were still pure Santa Fe.  128 minutes. 

Price: $36.95

The producer, Dick Eisfeller, and his better half, his wife Barbara at the Big Train Show in West Springfield, MA in January of 2017

Our summer sale is on.  Buy 3 DVD’s and get 1 free.  Two or three DVD sets count as one.  There is no restriction on the cost of the free DVD, so this can be quite a deal.  The most expensive DVD is free!  Order as many times or as many programs as you would like.  This 4 for 3 sale ends 8/31/18.  Other discount offers cannot be used with this sale.  Our latest DVD - "The Trains of Northern New England 2018" is now ready to ship.. 

The release of our new program - Trains of Northern New England 2018 is a month late.  I was gone the whole month of May videotaping trains in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada, visiting grandkids in Illinois, and riding the Rocky Mountaineer with my wife from Banff to Vancouver.  If you can afford this ride it is one of the most incredible train rides in the world.  And the aptly named Mountain sub which is part of the trip is the most difficult crew district for freight trains to operate on this continent in my opinion.  I was also behind due to spending two weeks in Illinois watching the Stockton, Illinois girls basketball team win the regional and sectional tournaments.  They went on to finish second out of nearly 280 schools in their class in the state tournament – the furthest the Stockton girls had ever gone.  One of our sixteen grandkids was on that team.  I wouldn’t have missed that for anything.  New this month is “The Trains of Northern New England 2018” – our first visit to this part of the country since 2009.  These is our 37th program to be released in both Blu-ray and in regular DVD.  You need to specify what type of DVD you are ordering with programs available in both DVD and Blu-ray.  All of our DVD’s have chapters and menus and nearly half – everything videotaped from 2004 on plus a few programs from 2003 - have a choice of being watched with narration and without narration by using the menu or audio and language buttons on your DVD player controller.  309 programs are available in DVD (37 in Blu-ray) and all are listed in the flyers.  No other train video producer shows and explains railroading like we do and our catalogue includes programs on fallen flags ATSF, SP, Wisconsin Central, and Conrail.  Our shipping and handling charge on repeat orders remains $5.00 with no charge on orders over $100.  We offer year-round discounts on large orders.  See flyers for details.  These discounts are available only by mail and phone.  If you have questions and get our answering machine, please leave your name and number and we will call you back as soon as possible.  We are also on the internet at www.trainvideos.com.

 

Welcome to Big "E" Productions at trainvideos.com. All of our programs are now available in DVD format (37 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

 309 programs in DVD (37 of these available in Blu-ray)

 

2 copies of Logbooks

 

Our programs show the whole train

  • Most programs show all trains for 24 hours or more
  • Train symbols, origins, history, and operations covered in narration
  • No train video producer does a better job of explaining railroading than we do
  • Our programs are truly documentaries of railroading
  • Years 1992 to present

Our mission is to document the incredible changes going on in today's railroading. Our programs are aimed at customers interested in operations and fans and modelers that want to know what is truly going on in railroading and to see the whole train. We are the only train video producer who makes every effort to identify and show complete trains. Expert commentary tells about the changes in operations over the years, schedules, and what a particular train is carrying and where it is going. Most of our DVDs and videos show 24 hours of action on a particular line or at a given point. These programs give a 24 hour "look" at today's railroading that is unprecedented in the train video industry and will become more valuable as time goes on.  Our programs are documentaries that cover contemporary railroading from 1992 to the present and were shot in locations all over the United States and Canada. These DVDs and videos are not simply a collection of runbys of locomotives and a few head end cars taken at different places. We are recording history!  That is why original slogan was "No More Mindless Runbys."