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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.

SP on Steins Pass DVD

This tape shows 24 hours of action in October 1995 on SP's busiest line, their Sunset Route, on Steins Pass, astride the NM-AZ border, 140 miles east of Tucson.  Heavy stack trains and manifests grind up grades as steep as 1.4%, then blast across the desert at 65 per.  89 minutes. 

Price: $32.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

SP Around Klamath Falls

This tape shows 2 days of action on SP's I-5 Corridor between Mott, north of Dunsmuir, and Kirk, north of Klamath Falls, in Oct. 1995.   We shot lumber trains grinding upgradesaround Mt. Shasta and hotshots charging through Oregon pine forests.  And we got a few BN trains also.  67 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

SP Around Klamath Falls DVD

This tape shows 2 days of action on SP's I-5 Corridor between Mott, north of Dunsmuir, and Kirk, north of Klamath Falls, in Oct. 1995.   We shot lumber trains grinding upgradesaround Mt. Shasta and hotshots charging through Oregon pine forests.  And we got a few BN trains also.  67 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Union Pacific on Cima Hill

This tape shows 30 hours of action on the UP's toughest grade - Cima Hill, 80 miles south of Las Vegas, NV, on their line to LA.  See UP trains grinding up the 2.2% grade on the west side of Cima Hill and screaming down the other side at speeds up to 70 per in Oct. 1995.  90 minutes. 

Price: $32.95

Union Pacific on Cima Hill DVD

This tape shows 30 hours of action on the UP's toughest grade - Cima Hill, 80 miles south of Las Vegas, NV, on their line to LA.  See UP trains grinding up the 2.2% grade on the west side of Cima Hill and screaming down the other side at speeds up to 70 per in Oct. 1995.  90 minutes. 

Price: $32.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

UP-SP Paired Track in Palisade Canyon

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

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

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

May all of you have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Remember, our DVDs make great Christmas gifts for the railfan in your family.  This Newsletter begins our 27th year of producing train videos.  As long as both my wife and I are in good health I intend to continue.  I already have plans to compare traffic on the main lines of NS and CSX next spring when I will be 76 years young.  We go to one train show a year – the Railroad Hobby Show at The Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Massachusetts on January 26th and 27th.  This will be our silver anniversary of exhibiting at that show.  We hope to meet many of you there.

 We have one new program this quarter and it is a doozy  - “BNSF & UP Tacoma – Portland Joint Line”.  I thoroughly enjoyed videotaping on this line in 1997 and have been wanting to get back to this fascinating line for many years.  This is our 40th 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.  312 programs are available in DVD (40 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 (40 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

 312 programs in DVD (40 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."