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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.

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

Burlington Northern's Funnel DVD

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

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

The Immensity of It All II

See 24 hours of action in April of 1994 on the busiest line for freight in the world - The Union Pacific between North Platte and O'Fallons with 100 trains in 24 hours.  No train was missed.  This is a sequel to our first tape on the UP in Nebraska. Two tape set.  3 hours, 40 minutes.

Price: $44.95

The Immensity of It All II DVD

See 24 hours of action in April of 1994 on the busiest line for freight in the world - The Union Pacific between North Platte and O'Fallons with 100 trains in 24 hours.  No train was missed.  This is a sequel to our first tape on the UP in Nebraska. Two tape set.  3 hours, 40 minutes.

Price: $44.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Mainstreet of the Midwest

Come with us as we experience 24 hours of action in the fall of 1993 on Conrail's busiest line across northern Indiana.  Videotaped around Waterloo where the lighting at the Amtrak stop makes for excellent night viewing.  See Conrail's intermodal fleets meet during the night.  116 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Mainstreet of the Midwest

Come with us as we experience 24 hours of action in the fall of 1993 on Conrail's busiest line across northern Indiana.  Videotaped around Waterloo where the lighting at the Amtrak stop makes for excellent night viewing.  See Conrail's intermodal fleets meet during the night.  116 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Santa Fe's Belen Cutoff

No railroad in the world runs freight trains any faster than the Santa Fe.  And the Santa Fe's new red Warbonnet color scheme is the most colorful in railroading.  24 hours of action is shown on the Belen cutoff between Vaughn and Abo Canyon in New Mexico.   Videotaped in the fall of 1993.     115 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Santa Fe's Belen Cutoff DVD

No railroad in the world runs freight trains any faster than the Santa Fe.  And the Santa Fe's new red Warbonnet color scheme is the most colorful in railroading.  24 hours of action is shown on the Belen cutoff between Vaughn and Abo Canyon in New Mexico.   Videotaped in the fall of 1993.     115 minutes.

Price: $34.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Rochelle - Illinois Hotspot

See 24 hrs of action in the fall of 1993 at one of Illinois best known railfan hotspots.  Up to 70 CNW and BN trains hammer the diamonds at Rochelle in 24 hrs.  Railfan & Trains have featured Rochelle.  Two tape set.  2 Hours, 43 minutes.

Price: $40.95

The producer, Dick Eisfeller, and his better half, his wife Barbara at the Big Train Show in West Springfield, MA in January of 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Merry Christmas to all.  This begins our 28th year in business.  No other train video producer shows and explains railroading like we do and our catalogue includes programs on fallen flags ATSF, SP, BN, CNW,  IC, Wisconsin Central, and Conrail.  Our latest program shows the Norfolk Southern trains that pass the Kemper Rail Park, just south of downtown Bellevue, Ohio, the location of the largest classification yard on the NS system.  This program is titled “Norfolk Southern at Bellevue, Ohio”This is our 45th 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.  317 programs are available in DVD (45 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, BN, SP, CNW. IC, Wisconsin Central, and Conrail.  Our shipping and handling charge on 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 (45 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

317 programs in DVD (45 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."