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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

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

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

May all of you have a great Christmas and a better New Year than this one.

Remember, our DVDs make great Christmas gifts for the railfan in your family.  This Newsletter begins our 29th year of producing train videos.  As long as both my wife and I are in good health we intend to continue doing a few programs a year.

 

All kinds of news this month as the Covid-19 Pandemic still rages.  Fortunately we work out of our home and haven’t really been affected.  First, we hope that all of you are safe and well and haven’t lost sources of income due to the pandemic.  All of our six “kids” and 16 grandkids are doing okay although two have had the virus with no significant symptoms.  We have one new program this month - “PSR on CSX’s Chicago Line in Northern Indiana”, which shows the effects of precision scheduled railroading on CSX’s Garratt Subdivision in northern Indiana in October of 2019.  We have no more videos “in the can” to release.  I hope to do some videotaping next spring if we are doing okay and the virus has calmed down.  I will be 78 years old next April.  Thus there will be no new releases until at least next June.  We are planning to run our summer sale as in the past – buy 3, get one free, beginning next June first.  Our plan is to send out a new newsletter no later than late June of 2021 even if there are no new programs available at that time.  The West Springfield, Massachusetts train show that we normally attend has been canceled for 2021.  We hope to be able to attend the show in 2022.

 

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.  New this month is “PSR on CSX’s Chicago Line in Northern Indiana”.  This is our 49th 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 around 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.  321 programs are available in DVD (49 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.  You can reach us by email at bigeee@trainvideos.com or on our webpage at www.trainvideos.com.

Welcome to Big "E" Productions at trainvideos.com. All of our programs are now available in DVD format (49 in Blu-ray).  VHS is no longer available.  

 

321 programs in DVD (49 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."