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Strange Trains Including The Rocket
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Strange Trains Including The Rocket Misc Producers AWA051 011301648648
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From the Rocket to the Docklands Light Railway, the locomotives of Britain have always been incredibly varied, in size, shape and function. This program takes a look at some of the more unusual designs, revealing all their rich diversity, as these magnificent trains run and work all over Britain.

Footage includes:
- Early Locomotives, Rocket and Agenoria at the National Railway Museum
- Double Fairlies on the Ffestiniog Railway
- USA Class locomotives at the Keighley & Worth Valley
- The Vale of Rheidol tank engine
- The last British Rail steam
- The Deep Mine Railway at Llechwed and other mine locomotives

61 mins - NTSC - Region 0

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DVD Item#:AWA051
Runtime:1 Hour, 01 Min ($0.16/min)
Producer:Misc Producers
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:011301648648
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Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Strange Trains Including The Rocket
Jeffrey Ornstein on 2009-07-04 17:57:02.

  •  5 of 5

Yes, strange trains they are. This video takes a look at some of the more unusual British steam locomotives. There's the Rocket, steam powered rail cranes, odd locomotives of varying designs, 15" and 7" gauge lines and American-built steamers that still survive in UK museums. A look at the new light rail systems such as the Docklands system and various funiculars.
I really wanted to see more of the 'Sir Vincent', a very strange looking locomotive. In addition to recent footage (of the 1980's and 90's), there is also some archival films, which are also seen in the Steam Around the World series. Not an action-packed DVD, but it could be of interest to those who like the more unusual rail stuff.

Additional remarks by Jeffrey Ornstein:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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