VIDEOS/DVD'S DOCUMENTING THE
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
AND ITS SUBSIDIARY LINES

The focus of this page is a list of videos which document the Southern Pacific Railroad or one of its subsidiaries. These videos would be shot prior to the 1996 merger with the Union Pacific Railroad.

Links to some of these companies can be found at the NMRA website. Some of these companies are no longer in existence, however, and are known only through advertisements in old railfan magazines.

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This page is part of David Coscia's SP Site

December 25, 2013


A & R PRODUCTIONS
The "Desert Princess" Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge
Southern Pacific Daylight Time

AAAHWSOME!!! RAILROAD VIDEOS
Views from the Canyon
Views from the Depot

ANDOVER
SSW vs. UP: River War

BIG E
A Last Look at SP's Golden State Route
Southern Pacific 1992 Update
SP around Klamath Falls
SP Sunset Route - 1993
The Road to New Orleans I-UP and SP
The Trains of Tehachapi
UP-SP Paired Track in Palisade Canyon
UP-SP River Wars I - The Mississippi River
UP-SP River Wars II - The Missouri River

CANTENARY VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
Southern Pacific's Coast Daylight Route
Southern Pacific's Shasta Route circa 1950 (2 tapes)
Southern Pacific's San Joaquin Route
Pacific Electric: Remembering the Red Cars (3 tapes)

CHARLES SMILEY PRESENTS
Chatsworth and Santa Susanna Blocks
Diesel Power on the Southern Pacific, 1942-1985
Donner Pass Thunder
Extreme SP
Scarlet and Gray Memories
Southern Pacific Scrapbook
Southern Pacific - The Missing Years
Southern Pacific - When the Empire was Intact
Southern Pacific By The Bay - A Thirty Year Look
SP Vintage West
Sunset Salute
Tennessee Pass - From start to finish

DF & ASSOCIATES
Out of Dunsmuir

DAVE'S VIDEO EDITING
Los Angeles: The Early Days (about Pacific Electric)

EDISON MOTION PICTURES
(visit Edison Film and Sound for more information and to view videos)
Going through the Tunnel (SP long wharf track near Santa Monica, CA)
Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry.
Freight Train (may be in Tehachapi Mountains)

ESSEX VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
The Hill at Beaumont Hill

GREG SCHOLL VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
Southern Pacific Pictorial
Southern Pacific Vintage Steam
SP 4449 "The Daylight"
SP 4449 Washington Steam Fest
SP Steam Fantrips

HERRON VIDEO RAIL
Southern Pacific Classic Steam Volume 1
Southern Pacific Classic Steam Volume 2

HIGHBALL PRODUCTIONS
Highball over Tehachapi
Southern Pacific in SE Arizona
Stacks & Semaphores
Winter on Tennessee Pass

ICON PRODUCTIONS
Farewell Southern Pacific - Scenes from California
Southern Pacific's Coast Line
Southern Pacific's Shasta Route
Tehachapi: Eve of Change

KVIE
Public television channel in Sacramento, CA
Viewfinder - The Sacramento Railyards

LEFT BRAINED GEEKS
Tehachapi: End of an era (filmed in 1993-1994)

RICHARD LUCKIN
Daylight: The Most Beautiful Train in the World (hosted by Michael Gross on many PBS channels)

MACHINES OF IRON
4449 Journey
4449 Nightlight
Northwestern Pacific, volume 1
Tennessee Pass, 2 volumes
To Mount Lowe with Love (about PE operations on Mount Lowe)

MAIN LINE MOTION PICTURES
Freedom Train (SP 4449 in AFT footage shot on the East Coast)
Southern Pacific Steam in the 1950's (last GS run, last AC over Donner)

MARK MURRAY
Mojave Desert
Track Time: SP in California
Tehachapi Loop: Unique Views

OM&C VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
Beaumont Hill & Cajon Pass
San Jose Coast Daylight 1992
SoCal Railscene Videolog Series: Volumes 1-3 (I have a feeling these cover SP, SF, and UP; anyone aware of any specifics?)

PENTREX
Across Donner Summit
Clear Signal (SP Company video shot as tribute to employees in 1950s, shows steam and diesel)
Double Stacks over Tehachapi
Early Baldwin Diesels on the Southern Pacific
4449 Daylight to the Fair (1984 World's Fair)
Gerald M. Best's California Limiteds - 1920's Steam Triumphant
LA Street Cars - The Final Years
Mariners in Hardhats
Narrow Gauge East of the Sierra - Carson and Colorado
PE - The Twilight Years
Railfanning Southern California in the 1950's – Historic Hot Spots
Snow On The Run - Winter on Donner Pass 1951-1952
Southern Pacific Cab Forward Collection
Southern Pacific Double Feature - "ICTF - Los Angeles" and "The West Colton Yard"
Southern Pacific Film Archives Vol. 1 - Daylights, Cab Forwards & Early Diesels
Southern Pacific Film Archives Vol. 2 - Flangers, Speeders & Steam Rotary Snowplows
Southern Pacific's Shasta Division (1991) SP's Central California Mainline
SP's Geeps and Cadillacs - Vintage Workhouses
The Stormy - SP's Lordsburg District
This Is My Railroad - Diesel Version
This Is My Railroad - Steam Version
Today's Northwestern Pacific
Tough Times on the Southern Pacific (archival footage of various disasters overcome by SP)
Working on the Southern Pacific (five SP training films from the late 1950s to early 1960s)

PK'S PROVIDEO SERVICES
The Southern Pacific (according to website, dvd is of trains from 1994 to 2000)

SKY CITY PRODUCTIONS
This Was Pacific Electric

SKYFIRE VIDEO
Daylight Express (website suggests a mix of 1940s-1950s video and modern 4449 video)
Freedom Train up the Deschutes River (4449 fan trip)
Riding the Rails on America's Most Beautiful Steam Engine (4449 fan trip)
Southern Pacific 2472 (fan trip San Francisco to Tracy)
Steam Clouds Up the Columbia River Gorge (4449 fan trip)

SUNDAY RIVER PRODUCTIONS
Southern Pacific Steam since 1890
GS 4/6: As It Used To Be
Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge
4449: Daylight on Tehachapi
4449: On the Freedom Trail
TRAINS
Cascade Crossing: Southern Pacific in Oregon

VALHALLA VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
Coastliners: Part 1 - Los Angeles to Santa Barbara/Goleta
VIDEO RAILS
Classic Collectors Series - Vol. 2 - Southern Pacific: 1941
Classic Collectors Series - Vol. 3 - The Golden Age Of Southern Pacific Steam
Classic Collectors Series - Vol. 5 - Southern Pacific: The Coast Line
Imperial Valley Sugar Beet Trains – The ending of an era
Last Run of a Cab Forward Over Donner Pass - SP 4274

WB VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
Tehachapi Part II: Southern Pacific

WESTERN RAILROAD VIDEOS
Willits to Eureka
Out of Dunsmuir

YOUTUBE
These videos are available for viewing through this website. They appear to be in the public domain.
Dangerous Playground (children at play in a railroad yard puts them in danger; filmed in San Francisco)
Daylighting the Padre Trail (ride the Daylight from Los Angeles to San Francisco)
Pacific Electric's 1914 training film
Snowstorm Strands Dozens on Donner Pass (1952 newsreel)
When Winter Comes (1952 educational documentary)

THE PRODUCERS OF THE FOLLOWING ARE UNKNOWN:
Bay Area Commuters
Small Engines
Pacifics to Mountains
The Big Ones
100 Years in Texas