Does your child love trains?


Do they get excited when they see (or hear) a train? Do they ask you to take them to watch trains? Are they mesmerized by moving machinery? Do they love watching train videos on Youtube?

While all of our DVDs are kid-friendly, some titles have proven to be more popular with children than others. All of the DVDs on this page are recommended for children. There is no appropriate age range, as these productions have been enjoyed by children (and adults) of all ages. The titles below are sure to excite and entertain (and hopefully provide a bit of relaxation for parents too).

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Reading and Northern #425
Autumn Leaf Excursions

Winter Steam
Volume 2

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 1
The Durango & Silverton

Union Pacific #844
South to the Southwest

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 1

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 2


Reading & Northern 425
Autumn Leaf Excursions


Step aboard the loudest locomotive operating today: Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425. After sitting cold for almost 3 years, #425 returned to service in 2013. In October she was once again on the head end of the railroad's annual Autumn Leaf Excursions between Port Clinton and Jim Thorpe. This program covers the Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th trips as #425 pulls a 15-car passenger train.

Footage from both days is combined with in-cab views to offer a unique perspective on these trips. In the morning, you'll step inside the cab at Port Clinton for the northbound trip. Once underway, #425 races along the Little Schuylkill River towards Tamaqua on ex-Reading Company rails. At Haucks the line turns east following a former Jersey Central branch to Jim Thorpe.

After letting passengers off in Jim Thorpe, #425 takes a spin on the turntable. You'll see her being turned and serviced before heading up the line to Nesquehoning to take water. After returning to Jim Thorpe, we'll follow the train back to Port Clinton in the afternoon. The highlight of the return trip is the climb of Hometown Hill, with #425 on her knees battling the grade.

Both trips feature a Southern Pacific 6-chime whistle and some incredible stack talk. One of the hardest working locomotives operating today, #425 puts on a spectacular show thundering through Pennsylvania coal country.

Filmed entirely in HD, this DVD features great steam action and beautiful fall colors. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD-R, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 73 minutes
(plus 16 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Winter Steam - Volume 2


Winter Steam Volume 2 looks at two classic western steam railroads: the Nevada Northern in Ely, NV and the Durango and Silverton in Durango, CO. Filmed over 2 weekends in February 2013, this program features great steam action amidst cold winter weather.

The first segment covers the 2nd weekend of the annual Winter Photo Shoot at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, held February 15-17 2013. 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 were both steamed up for the event and you'll see plenty of runbys with both passenger and freight trains. In addition to the action out on the line, you'll see scenes from the enginehouse and yard complex, including a demonstration with steam-powered Wrecking Crane A. We'll also climb aboard #40 for cab ride to the end of the line at Keystone. The railway is so well preserved; it truly feels as if you've traveled 100 years back in time.

The second segment of the program covers the Cascade Canyon Winter Train on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. K-28 class 2-8-2 #473 was the power for three days of regularly scheduled trains in late February 2013. The weather varied from sunny skies to heavy snow, and you'll see #473 working hard amidst the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features great steam action amidst beautiful western scenery.

This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD-R, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 95 minutes
(plus 10 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Steam in the Rockies - Volume 1:
The Durango and Silverton


The Durango and Silverton operates 45 miles of former Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge track in the San Juan mountains of southwestern Colorado. From Durango, at an elevation of 6500 feet, the railroad steadily climbs along the Animas River to Silverton, at 9300 feet. Originally built to tap the rich mining areas around Silverton, the line now hauls tourists year round.

This DVD contains footage from both 2011 and 2012. The first segment shows the winter operation to Cascade Canyon (roughly half the distance to Silverton) with K-28 class 2-8-2 #478. From sunny skies one day to a blizzard the next, you'll see a breathtaking portrait of steam in the winter.

We’ll also climb aboard the Winter Photographers Train held in February of 2012. Locomotive #486 pulls a mixed train from Durango to Cascade with many runbys held en route, highlighted by 1886-built Flanger OF being used in snow clearing service.

You'll also see coverage of the August 2012 Railfest with the visiting “Eureka,” an authentic 1875 wood-burning ‘American’ type locomotive. We'll climb aboard the Friday run to Cascade Canyon, and also see trackside views on Saturday and Sunday. Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 and locomotives #478, #482, and #486 also make appearances.

Finally you’ll see the regular operation to Silverton, including 4 trains a day during the busy summer months of 2011.

Filmed entirely in HD, this DVD features great steam action amidst spectacular mountain scenery.

This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD-R, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 86 minutes
(plus 16 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Union Pacific 844 - South to the Southwest

The New Mexico & Arizona Centennial Tour


On October 29th 2011, Union Pacific steam locomotive #844 left its home in Cheyenne, WY and began a month-long tour to help celebrate the centennial of statehood in New Mexico and Arizona. In this program, we follow #844 on the first week of the tour as it travels from Cheyenne to Alamogordo, NM. Then at the end of the month, we reunite with the special in Ogden, UT for the 2-day return trip to Cheyenne.

Highlights include: multiple dramatic pacing scenes, majestic views of #844 operating in bitter cold temperatures with billowing clouds of white steam, and #844 traveling through blizzard conditions between Pueblo, CO and Dalhart, TX on BNSF trackage.

You'll see #844 on the Joint Line between Denver and Pueblo, crossing the impressive Canadian River bridge on the former Rock Island at Logan, NM, and climbing through scenic Echo Canyon in eastern Utah. #844 finally returns to Cheyenne with a twilight crossing of the famous Sherman Hill.

The DVD is broken into 8 segments:

  • Oct. 29th - Cheyenne, WY to Denver, CO
  • Oct. 30th - Denver to Colorado Springs
  • Nov. 1st - Colorado Springs to Pueblo
  • Nov. 2nd - Pueblo to Dalhart, TX
  • Nov. 4th - Dalhart to Tucumcari, NM
  • Nov. 5th - Tucumcari to Alamogordo
  • Nov. 28th - Ogden, UT to Rock Springs, WY
  • Nov. 29th - Rock Springs to Cheyenne

In addition, there is also a short segment on the 2011 Cheyenne Frontier Days train, as #844 pulls the annual Denver Post sponsored special to the rodeo in Cheyenne.

Filmed entirely in HD, this DVD features great steam action amidst spectacular mountain scenery.

This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD-R, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 82 minutes
(plus 9 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$25.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Reading & Northern 425
Blue Mountain Thunder Volume 2


Filmed entirely in High Definition, this DVD continues where Volume 1 left off - this time chronicling the 2010 excursion season. In addition to our usual exhilarating trackside footage, this program also features in-cab footage from multiple cameras on one of the October fall foliage excursions.

Also included is the finale to the 2010 NRHS Convention (held in Scranton, PA), where #425 put on a spectacular show for convention goers. This excursion covered a large portion of the R&N system, with a unique routing from Duryea to Jim Thorpe, and then on to Port Clinton.

As an added bonus, this disc has footage of #425 pulling excursions on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe, PA without any diesel assistance.

The annual United Way Excursion in May is also covered, in addition to all 3 fall foliage trips in October.

This DVD includes:

  • May 15th - Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe
  • June 26th - Duryea to Port Clinton (Endless Mountain Rails NRHS Convention trip)
  • September 6th - Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
  • October 2nd - Duryea to Jim Thorpe
  • October 9th - Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe
  • October 17th - Cab Ride: Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe
  • October 17th - Jim Thorpe to Port Clinton

Once again, great stack talk, a variety of different whistles, and beautiful scenery make this DVD a must have for any fan of steam railroading.

There is no distracting music or narration on this DVD; just well-filmed and well-edited clips of one the loudest and hardest working steam locomotives today.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD-R, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 105 minutes
(plus 8 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$20.00

High Definition Blu-ray

$20.00

*note you must have a Blu-ray compatible player to watch Blu-ray discs


Reading & Northern 425
Blue Mountain Thunder Volume 1


After many years without active steam power, the Reading & Northern Railroad (formerly the Blue Mountain and Reading) made the decision to restore former Gulf, Mobile, and Northern light Pacific #425 to operation, for passenger service on their extensive trackage in Eastern Pennsylvania.

This DVD chronicles the second excursion season in 2009, with coverage of all the major trips. You'll see this gutsy blue Pacific as she battles the grades of the former Lehigh Valley mainline, travels ex-Reading Company trackage through the heart of anthracite coal country, and operates on former Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks - all now owned by the Reading & Northern. In addition to beautiful fall foliage, you'll see #425 in a rare early autumn snowstorm.

With plenty of great stack talk, a variety of different whistles, and beautiful scenery, this program has something for every viewer. #425 sounds like a locomotive twice her size, as she puts on an incredible show of steam powered railroading.

This DVD includes:

  • May 16th - Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe
  • September 6th - Pittston to Jim Thorpe
  • October 10th - Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe
  • October 17th - Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe
  • October 18th - Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe

This DVD also includes the October 18th, 2008 trip from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe, as #425 struggles mightily to keep the power to the rails. This segment features lots of wheel slipping as #425's crew deals with wet rail, and an especially long train, on the climb from Port Clinton to the ex-CNJ part of the line at Haucks.

There is no distracting music or narration on this DVD; just well-filmed and well-edited clips of one the loudest and hardest working steam locomotives in the country today.


Running Time: 93 minutes
(plus 6 minutes of previews)

Standard Definition DVD

$16.00