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Steam In the Harz - German Narrow Gauge DVD
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Steam In the Harz - German Narrow Gauge DVD Highball Productions HARZ
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The Harz Mountains in Northern Germany, formerly East Germany, is home to the largest steam powered meter gauge system in Europe. Chunky 2-10-2 tank engines are the mainstay of the three line system (Harzquerbahn, Brockenbahn and Selketalbahn) and power all service trains up the 3% 12 mile climb up to the Brocken. Charming 0-4-4-0 Mallet tanks and an 0-6-0 tank are used in regular service as well as enthusiasts specials, and a 2-6-2 tank is also available for enthusiasts specials. You'll see double headers, spectacular side by side departures and a variety of regular and special trains. Some awesome stack talk!

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DVD Item#:HARZ
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.19/min)
Producer:Highball Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Steam In the Harz - German Narrow Gauge DVD
william wellington on 2010-03-17 02:48:30.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5


This was a great DVD and the images were really great. I am not into German steam locos, but this video is really worth having. THE SCENERY ...PERFECT.

Additional remarks by william wellington:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Steam In the Harz - German Narrow Gauge DVD
armchairrailfan on 2008-11-03 23:07:17.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5


I'll be up front with you...I did not buy this DVD. I received it as a gift. This is my second European Railroad video, the other being the famous Swiss Glacier Express. But it is enough to make me want more! And it is in Widescreen!

<p>This video features three former East German Meter Gauge (39 ¼ inches) railroads, the Harzquerbahn, the Brockenbahn and the Seketalbahn. The three railroads form an 81-mile system in the Harz mountains in Northeastern Germany. The small 2-10-2T Saddle Tank engines of the Harzquerbahn, built between 1952 and 1956, open the program. And being filmed in the cooler months of the autumn and winter, they put on a great show with lots of steam. These engines are designed to be convenient to run “backwards” (tender-first) rather than having to be turned at the end of a run. Also seen is #5901, a Mallet built in 1897. This, too, is a Tank engine, built to run in either direction. Other highlights include double departures, servicing of the engines, and “Enthusiasts Specials”, one with a 2-10-2T and a 2-6-2T double-heading, and another with two of the 0-4-4-0T Mallets double-heading.

<p>Narration is minimal, and can be turned off. The kids will like the brightly colored European trains and their high-pitched whistles. And yep, the Germans are are just as bad as Americans when it comes to trying to “beat the train” to the crossing.

Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Steam In the Harz - German Narrow Gauge DVD
Jerry (Phoenix) on 2011-06-16 23:00:12.

  •  4 of 5


Everything about DVD perfectly great. More than I hoped for. I remember steam in Germany in the late 60's as a kid. Just what I was looking for. Excellent picture quality and sound. Thanks.

Additional remarks by Jerry:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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