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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.

Northeast Corridor At Speed DVD

See all the trains on the Northeast Corridor at Newark, DE, from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm at speeds up to 125 mph in Aug. of 1994.  Every Amtrak train was taped in at least one direction, also CR trains and even a circus train.  67 minutes.

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

SP's Kansas Funnel

See 24 hrs. of action in Oct. of 1994 on the former RI east of Herington, KS, where the Golden State and Central Corridor (former DRG&W) trains come together.  With the new ore trains, SP traffic was at its peak.  New and leased power was running on many of the trains.  65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

SP's Kansas Funnel DVD

See 24 hrs. of action in Oct. of 1994 on the former RI east of Herington, KS, where the Golden State and Central Corridor (former DRG&W) trains come together.  With the new ore trains, SP traffic was at its peak.  New and leased power was running on many of the trains.  65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

NS Across Northern Indiana

This tape covers nearly 30 hrs. of action near Argos, IN, on Norfolk Southern's line from Fort Wayne to Chicago in Aug. of 1994.  Traffic on this line has grown from 3 or 4 trains to 15 trains each way per day in the last 12 years. 86 minutes.

Price: $32.95

NS Across Northern Indiana DVD

This tape covers nearly 30 hrs. of action near Argos, IN, on Norfolk Southern's line from Fort Wayne to Chicago in Aug. of 1994.  Traffic on this line has grown from 3 or 4 trains to 15 trains each way per day in the last 12 years. 86 minutes.

Price: $32.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Fraser River Canyon - CN & CP

See 24 hrs. of action on the CP and 16 hrs. of action on the CN in one of the seven railfan wonders of the world - the Fraser & Thompson River Canyons.  50 trains run through this canyon in 24 hrs.  Videotaped in May of 1994.  106 minutes.

Price: $34.96

Fraser River Canyon - CN & CP DVD

See 24 hrs. of action on the CP and 16 hrs. of action on the CN in one of the seven railfan wonders of the world - the Fraser & Thompson River Canyons.  50 trains run through this canyon in 24 hrs.  Videotaped in May of 1994.  106 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Fraser River Canyon - BC Rail

See 24 hours of action in May of 1994 on BC Rail around Lillooet as trains climb in and out of the Fraser River Canyon.   BC Rail runs 10,000 ton trains up 2.2% grades with slave units and pushers in some of the most awesome scenery anywhere.  49 minutes.  This is not a new program.  It was converted to DVD from an older program videotaped in Hi8 in 1994.  Although the picture quality is not as good as that in our newer programs, the same approach to showing all of the trains and including a lot of information on operations and history was used in this program.

Price: $28.95

Fraser River Canyon - BC Rail DVD

See 24 hours of action in May of 1994 on BC Rail around Lillooet as trains climb in and out of the Fraser River Canyon.   BC Rail runs 10,000 ton trains up 2.2% grades with slave units and pushers in some of the most awesome scenery anywhere.  49 minutes.  This is not a new program.  It was converted to DVD from an older program videotaped in Hi8 in 1994.  Although the picture quality is not as good as that in our newer programs, the same approach to showing all of the trains and including a lot of information on operations and history was used in this program.

Price: $28.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Burlington Northern's Funnel

See 24 hours of action in May of 1994 on one of the busiest single track lines in the country - the BN's Funnel between Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID.  All of the BN & MRL transcontinental traffic runs on this high speed line.  No train was missed.  86 minutes.  This DVD sells for $32.95 plus $5 for S&H.

Price: $32.95

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."