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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway [DVD] [2001]

Rick Melling    Exempt   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Directors: Rick Melling
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Beckmann Visual Publishing
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Sep 2002
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006FI3P
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,315 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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At the height of the British Raj in the late nineteenth century, Franklin Prestage, Agent of the East Bengal Railway, proposed what many thought was impossible - a track running from the humid plains of Siliguri to the alpine heights of Darjeeling. Over a hundred years later the famous 'Toy Train' is still running up the Himalayas to the same destination, following the same ingenious loops and zigzags. Though threatened with closure on numerous occasions the line has now been granted 'World Heritage' status, thus guaranteeing it a secure future. DVD extra features: Interview with Sherab Tendul, 5 unreleased clips of the train in action, 3 slide shows and historical scene selection menu


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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 4 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I have never seen such a magnificent piece of filming of such spectacular landscape explored in such detail by the liitle steam trains of india, combined with the timeless tranquility of a period almost forgotten, you actually feel as though you could smell the smells and touch the images for yourself.
For any of us train fanatics here is a director who has got the vision for such an outstanding documentary film.
To view this film sat in your armchair is an absolute delight.Every second holds your interest seeing the train travel up the mountains through the villages sampling many of the diferent kinds of people and spectacular terain and to reach what seems to be the top of the world and view the sunrise from above the clouds looking across to one of the higest peeks in the Himalayas.
A must see film. 10 out of 10.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darjeeling Himalayan railway 18 May 2011
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Spectacular photography combines with an insight into the lives of those who work on the railway. Steam enthusiasts and lovers of India and its variety will be fascinated by this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good feel of railway 15 April 2013
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This video gives an excellent feel of the railway and its operation. We have visited and this will give us an excellent souvenir of our visit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So interesting! 4 Jan 2013
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You have to see it to really appreciate it. If you are interested in the world of Railways and in worldly history and geography you will enjoy this DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Railways 15 Dec 2012
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I enjoyed watching it. Would like to go out to India to visit this railwayand feel the atmosphere of it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars India Railways 23 Sep 2011
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I really enjoyed this DVD, which adds to my library of Indian Railways. There is so much colour and enjoyment from these DVDs and it makes one wonder how such rail systems have survived without the modern workshops which once existed in the West. These little railways are a credit to the men and women who keep the systems running. The colour of the surrounding countryside and the little villages are, for my wife and I, fantastic viewing. Not just an interest to rail fans but prospective travellers can possibly plan a holiday to such regions and I'm sure they would not be disappointed. To late for me now, but I would love to experience these railways first hand, maybe in another life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darjeeling Him Railway 14 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
Delivered promptly and well packed. Most enjoyable viewing - its already on its third run !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely DVD 28 Jun 2014
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Having just come back from India and having gone on the train I loved this DVD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fabulous
Published 13 days ago by Jenifer Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Must Watch. Prompt delivery.
Published 18 days ago by Roop Thakwani
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition. Well worth the purchase
Excellent condition.Well worth the purchase.Very satisfied
Published 1 month ago by Chris Gerstrom
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Memories
Brought back memories of holidaying in the Himalayas and riding on the Toy Train, great to see it again and a very informative DVD.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This is the most amazing train journey that I have ever seen. The photography is excellent and the scenery stunning.
Published 10 months ago by Tuscany
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice collection of the BBC original programs.
There is very little information available for the Shimla railway line, that is why I purchased this DVD. It covers the 3 Main Indian Hill Railways. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoy
Anyone who enjoys railway journeys will love thie dvd.A pleasure to watch and would recommend this purchase. A dvd to watch over and over.
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. Margaret Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing views
I brought this as a present for my father and he loved it. The footage is shows the trains and the landscape around the railway which is spectactular. Read more
Published 19 months ago by C White
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Photography
This DVD really makes you want to go and ride this amazing train. I certainly will! Amazing photography. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Michael W
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