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Below are the ten newest releases from Big "E" Productions in both DVD-R and VHS format.

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

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

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Santa Fe South of Temple, TX

The Santa Fe in Texas has an unhurried pace and more early Geep's compared to the transcontinental line.  Temple is where the line from the West Coast connects with the Kansas City to Houston main.  This tape shows over 30 hrs. of action south of Temple on the Santa Fe's busiest line in Texas, in Oct. 1995, when operations were still pure Santa Fe.  65 minutes. 

Price: $28.95

Santa Fe South of Temple, TX DVD

The Santa Fe in Texas has an unhurried pace and more early Geep's compared to the transcontinental line.  Temple is where the line from the West Coast connects with the Kansas City to Houston main.  This tape shows over 30 hrs. of action south of Temple on the Santa Fe's busiest line in Texas, in Oct. 1995, when operations were still pure Santa Fe.  65 minutes. 

Price: $28.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Conrail and NS at Silver Creek

Silver Creek, NY, 30 miles west of Buffalo, is one of the best known railfan hot spots in the East.  Conrail and Norfolk Southern run side by side through there.  This tape shows 24 hrs. of action at Silver Creek in Sept 1995, when the number of trains was peaking on both railroads.  2 hours, 16 minutes. 

Price: $38.95

Conrail and NS at Silver Creek DVD

Silver Creek, NY, 30 miles west of Buffalo, is one of the best known railfan hot spots in the East.  Conrail and Norfolk Southern run side by side through there.  This tape shows 24 hrs. of action at Silver Creek in Sept 1995, when the number of trains was peaking on both railroads.  2 hours, 16 minutes. 

Price: $38.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Stacks on the Middle Division

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

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

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."