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A Journey on the Manx Electric Railway (DVD)

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  • Format: Colour, Widescreen, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Creative Imagineers Ltd
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B008CE6BZ4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,001 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Journey with us on the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to Ramsey and enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. This Victorian tramway opened in the late 19th century, and climbs from sea level to 600 feet on the 17 mile journey along the Isle of Man's east coast. The international award winning production team have employed no fewer that five on-board cameras to capture all of the action, showing the scenery, the cab and driver, and the other trams that we pass on the way. You can choose to listen to the informative and knowledgable commentary, or simply hear the sound of the electric motors as they drive us along. Also included on the DVD are two free bonus items. There's a beautifully shot twenty minute documentary which looks at the Isle of Man's three Victorian transport systems - the Manx Electric Railway, the Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Isle of Man Steam Railway - complete with a visit to the Steam Railway's workshops and a lesson on how to drive a steam engine. And we've put our own interpretation on the 1952 BBC film, London to Brighton in Four Minutes, creating a four minute journey from Douglas to Ramsey on the Manx Electric Railway. This DVD is perfect for enthusiasts, tourists or anyone interested in seeing the stunning Manx scenery from on board this wonderful Victorian tramway. Total Running Time approx. 100 minutes.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect 25 May 2013
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I am so thrilled that someone has taken the time to put together a DVD of my favourite journey, anywhere in the world. I know it's sad, and I've travelled extensively, but the most delightful trip I know is riding in the open carriage of the Manx Electric Railway (MER) between Douglas and Laxey. When I discovered this I was like the proverbial pig in muck. There are only a couple of things which prevent me giving this 5 out of (I'm notoriously hard to please). Firstly, the producers made a similar DVD of the Manx Steam railway journey between Douglas and Port Erin (which is also superb, by the way), but filmed it on a day of glorious sunshine and blue skies. I assume that they weren't restricted to one particular date for the MER one, but it's filmed on a terribly grey, overcast day, and that disappointed me. I apologise if I'm being overly picky, or if that WAS the only day available, but this was screaming out for sunshine (and I go to the Island regularly, so I know full well that good weather certainly can't be guaranteed, but still...). The second thing - which bugged me intensely - were the number of shots of the driver. Now, I'm sure he's a very nice man, and he's certainly doing a wonderful job, but it seemed as if the camerman was his brother or something. I love the journey itself. Usually the view ahead is restricted by the carriages, train etc. This was an ideal opportunity for us to have an uninterrupted view of the track ahead. That's why I bought the DVD. Granted, 2 or 3 shots of the driver were justified, but we'd had that many before we'd reached Port Jack! I'm so sorry if I sound really trivial, but I was so excited when I found out about this disc, and wanted it to be perfect. The Steam railway one got my hopes up. This one was excellent, don't get me wrong, and I'm intensely grateful to the makers for putting it togther. I'm just a little frustrated, though, that it could easily have been glorious.
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