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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.

CN's Eastern Mountain Main Line DVD

The steepest grades, largest bridges, some of the most rugged parts of the CN's transcontinental main line and ALCO's are in northern New Brunswick and eastern Quebec.  This tape follows the CN freight line to Halifax for 138 miles around Edmundston, NB in Aug. of 1994.   65 minutes.  Regular VHS price = $25.95.

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

The Santa Fe at Lebo, Kansas

This tape shows over 24 hours of awesome action in Oct. of 1994 at Lebo, KS, 93 miles west of Kansas City.   If you like hot trains, the SF main line is the greatest show on earth.  Nobody runs them faster than the AT&SF.  90 minutes.  Regular VHS price = $29.95.

Price: $34.95

The Santa Fe at Lebo, Kansas DVD

This tape shows over 24 hours of awesome action in Oct. of 1994 at Lebo, KS, 93 miles west of Kansas City.   If you like hot trains, the SF main line is the greatest show on earth.  Nobody runs them faster than the AT&SF.  90 minutes.  Regular VHS price = $29.95.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Union Pacific's Encina Hill

This tape shows 24 hours of action on the UP's busy line through the Blue Mountains on Encina Hill between Huntington and Baker, Oregon.  Pushers help a stream of trains up 2.2% grades.  Videotaped in May of 1994.  65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Union Pacific's Encina Hill DVD

This tape shows 24 hours of action on the UP's busy line through the Blue Mountains on Encina Hill between Huntington and Baker, Oregon.  Pushers help a stream of trains up 2.2% grades.  Videotaped in May of 1994.  65 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

GTW And CSX At Wellsboro

This tape shows over 24 hours of  action at Wellsboro,  in Northern Indiana, where the former B&O line to Chicago, now CSX, crosses the main line of the Grand Trunk Western.  45 trains pounded the diamonds in 24 hrs in August of 1994.   115 minutes.

Price: $34.95

GTW And CSX At Wellsboro DVD

This tape shows over 24 hours of  action at Wellsboro,  in Northern Indiana, where the former B&O line to Chicago, now CSX, crosses the main line of the Grand Trunk Western.  45 trains pounded the diamonds in 24 hrs in August of 1994.   115 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

UP-SP River Wars I - The Mississippi River

This DVD shows 24 hrs. of action along the Mississippi River around Illmo, MO, on the storied UP-SP joint line south of St. Louis in Oct. 1994.  This line has seen many changes since the May, 1988, Trains article  about it.  More than one customer has said that this is the best of our older videos.  105 minutes.

Price: $34.95

UP-SP River Wars I - The Mississippi River DVD

This DVD shows 24 hrs. of action along the Mississippi River around Illmo, MO, on the storied UP-SP joint line south of St. Louis in Oct. 1994.  This line has seen many changes since the May, 1988, Trains article  about it.  More than one customer has said that this is the best of our older videos.  105 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

NS and CSX at Leipsic Junction

At Leipsic Junction the former Nickel Plate, Chicago to Buffalo main line of NS crosses the  former B&O Toledo to Cincinnati main line of CSX.  This videotape covers 24 hrs. of action on both lines.  Traffic was at its peak when this was taped in Oct. 1994.  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

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."