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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.

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

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

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."