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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.

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

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

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 this month are two programs on the NS and CSX Northeast to Florida main lines in the Carolinas.  These are our 35th and 36th 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-rayImportant notice:  I accidentally left about two dozen programs that were videotaped in 2004 and 2005 out of the flyers several years ago.  These DVDs are now back in the flyers and are in the first flyer page titled More Recent Releases.  All of our DVD’s have chapters and menus and the 141 newest ones – 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.  308 programs are available in DVD (36 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 (36 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

 308 programs in DVD (36 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."