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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.

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

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

Attributes

  • Video Format: DVD

Logbook #3

This is not a videotape.  It is a typed log of the producer's trip notes, and notes from consists and lineups, covering trips to the western U.S., Midwest, East Coast, and eastern Canada between July 1977 and August 1979.  Logbook #3 consists of 138 pages of notes, an index, and a list of abbreviations.  $29.95 plus $5 for S&H.

Price: $29.95

Logbook #3

This is not a videotape.  It is a typed log of the producer's trip notes, and notes from consists and lineups, covering trips to the western U.S., Midwest, East Coast, and eastern Canada between July 1977 and August 1979.  Logbook #3 consists of 138 pages of notes, an index, and a list of abbreviations.  $29.95 plus $5 for S&H.

Price: $29.95

Attributes

  • Video Format: VHS

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."