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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.

Dorval - Canada's Hotspot DVD

This tape looks at the awesome action around Dorval, Canada, just west of Montreal, where Via Rail, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific trains run side by side.  Alco's were running on both the CN and CP in the spring of 1993 when this was videotaped.  93 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

The D&H in Transition

This video takes a look at the D&H between Saratoga and Binghamton in the spring of 1993 when the D&H was in transition from being an independent railroad to becoming part of the Canadian Pacific.  Alco's and leased units ruled the railroad when this was videotaped.  54 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

The D&H in Transition DVD

This video takes a look at the D&H between Saratoga and Binghamton in the spring of 1993 when the D&H was in transition from being an independent railroad to becoming part of the Canadian Pacific.  Alco's and leased units ruled the railroad when this was videotaped.  54 minutes. 

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Conrail Along the Mohawk

See  twenty  hours   of   continuous   action   on  Conrail's scenic main line along the Mohawk River in New York.  Freight traffic was at a high level and Amtrak was still running turbo trains on this busy line.  Videotaped in October, 1992.  67 minutes.

Price: $30.95

Conrail Along the Mohawk DVD

See  twenty  hours   of   continuous   action   on  Conrail's scenic main line along the Mohawk River in New York.  Freight traffic was at a high level and Amtrak was still running turbo trains on this busy line.  Videotaped in October, 1992.  67 minutes.

Price: $30.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Southern Pacific 1992 Update

This DVD looks at operations in 1992 on SP's Sunset Route around Benson, AZ, the former Rio Grande over Soldier Pass, and the former Rock Island Golden State Route from Hutchinson, KS, to Tucumcari, New Mexico.  97 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Southern Pacific 1992 Update DVD

This DVD looks at operations in 1992 on SP's Sunset Route around Benson, AZ, the former Rio Grande over Soldier Pass, and the former Rock Island Golden State Route from Hutchinson, KS, to Tucumcari, New Mexico.  97 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

The Immensity of It All

Our first videotape shows 24 hours of continuous action on the busiest line for freight trains in the country - the Union Pacific's mainline around Sidney, Nebraska.  See the incredible variety of freight trains - coal, grain, manifests, and the UP's "Z" and "V" trains in the summer of 1992.  114 minutes.

Price: $34.95

The Immensity of It All DVD

Our first videotape shows 24 hours of continuous action on the busiest line for freight trains in the country - the Union Pacific's mainline around Sidney, Nebraska.  See the incredible variety of freight trains - coal, grain, manifests, and the UP's "Z" and "V" trains in the summer of 1992.  114 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Logbook #2

This is not a videotape.  This is a typed log of the producer's trip notes, covering his train trips between March 1974, when he lived in the Chicago area, and June 1977, when he lived in New England.  Logbook #2 consists of 66 pages of notes, an index, and a list of abbreviations.  The price for a copy of this is $19.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

Price: $19.95

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."