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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.

Stacks on the Middle Division DVD

In Sept., 1995, a $100mm clearance project was completed on the former Pennsy Middle Division  and double stacks began to flow over that line, now known as Conrail's Pittsburgh Line.  This tape show 24 hours of action on this once four track line at Newport, PA., 28 rail miles west of Harrisburg, 2 weeks later.  96 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

IC Around Edgewood, Illinois

This tape shows the IC's operations for nearly 24 hrs. on their main line and cut-off around Edgewood in southern Illinois plus action on the main line north of Cairo in May of 1995.  IC is the most profitable RR in the U.S. and has undergone many changes in the last few years.  66 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

IC Around Edgewood, Illinois DVD

This tape shows the IC's operations for nearly 24 hrs. on their main line and cut-off around Edgewood in southern Illinois plus action on the main line north of Cairo in May of 1995.  IC is the most profitable RR in the U.S. and has undergone many changes in the last few years.  66 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

NS East of Bluefield

The former N&W line in the Appalachians between Bluefield, WV and Roanoke runs some of the heaviest trains in the U.S.  This videotape shows 24 hours of NS action in April, 1995 from Narrows to Kellysville where all trains bound for   Roanoke run on the same tracks. 111 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

NS East of Bluefield DVD

The former N&W line in the Appalachians between Bluefield, WV and Roanoke runs some of the heaviest trains in the U.S.  This videotape shows 24 hours of NS action in April, 1995 from Narrows to Kellysville where all trains bound for   Roanoke run on the same tracks. 111 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Conrail at Oak Harbor, Ohio

This videotape shows 24 hrs. of action in Nov. of 1994 on the busiest line for freight in the east - CR's main line thru Oak Harbor.  On peak days, CR runs 60 trains in 24 hrs. including  Amtrak.  The NS Detroit to Toledo line crosses over CR and we got their daylight trains also.  114 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Conrail at Oak Harbor, Ohio DVD

This videotape shows 24 hrs. of action in Nov. of 1994 on the busiest line for freight in the east - CR's main line thru Oak Harbor.  On peak days, CR runs 60 trains in 24 hrs. including  Amtrak.  The NS Detroit to Toledo line crosses over CR and we got their daylight trains also.  114 minutes. 

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

CSX Around Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount, NC is 235 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the former ACL main line between New York and Florida that hosts Amtrak's Florida trains.  This tape shows CSX and Amtrak action in April, 1995 on both sides of  Rocky Mount concluding with 24 hrs. of action  south of Rocky Mount.  69 minutes.

Price: $30.95

CSX Around Rocky Mount, NC DVD

Rocky Mount, NC is 235 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the former ACL main line between New York and Florida that hosts Amtrak's Florida trains.  This tape shows CSX and Amtrak action in April, 1995 on both sides of  Rocky Mount concluding with 24 hrs. of action  south of Rocky Mount.  69 minutes.

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Amqui, TN - CSX Hot Spot

At Amqui, north of Nashville, the lines from Nashville to Louisville and Evansville divide.  CSX averages over 40 intermodal, grain, coal, and manifest trains a day behind their biggest power through Amqui.  This tape shows over 24 hours of action through Amqui in May of 1995.  113 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

 

New

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 begins our 26th year of producing train videos.  As long as both I and my wife are in good health I intend to continue.  I am just having too much fun but it is not getting easier.  We do plan to reduce the number of programs per year to between five and seven.  We have sixteen grandkids to follow and the next generation is just beginning.  New this month are the two final programs from our Texas trip on UP’s busy Sunset Route just west of San Antonio and a program that covers three of BNSF’s lines into South Texas.   These are our 33rd and 34th programs 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 the 139 newest ones – everything videotaped from 2004 on and 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.  306 programs are available in DVD (34 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 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 (34 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

 306 programs in DVD (34 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."