Just Electric Trains in NSW from 1972 to 2017.
This title was in response to requests, by those who wanted to relive a passenger’s eye view, of NSW electric trains. There are two discs with over two hours entertainment.
Most of disc one comprises dubbed cine film from the 1970s and 1980s, then analogue video, from 1991-1993. Some early video taken in train open doorways, is initially shaky, but is retained for the impact of the noise created by the older trains. Rides include Central-Strathfield- North Sydney; Stanmore-City Circle; Lidcombe-Flemington and Clyde-Carlingford. We stop along the way to film at certain stations and Flemington Car Sidings, with still shots in 1973.
The train rides, at times, cut to still pictures, giving an outline of the rolling stock history, from wooden trailers to Waratah sets and electric locomotives. The train noise is retained in the background. There is no narration.
Disc Two, is filmed on video-8, Hi-8, digital, DV-Cam and compressed High Definition, between 1993-2017. We ride in the driver’s cab of a “Sputnik” motor car from Canterbury-Enfield-Chullora-Elcar (Electric car Workshops). We attend several tours, mostly arranged by the Sydney Electric Train Society and others, on both discs. Coverage of the all-double deck system follows.
Visits are made to most parts of the system from Newcastle to Macarthur, Kiama to the Eastern Suburbs and Lithgow. There is coverage of electric loco hauled passenger and freight including coal trains.
Trains types include: C Sets, G Sets, M Sets, parcel vans, S Sets, “Sputnik” sets, T sets, U Sets, V Sets, Comeng, Chan Chung/EDI Downer, Clyde, EDI Rail, Goninan, Leeds Forge, Meadowbank Engineering, Millennium M sets, Oscar H sets, Ritchie Bros, Tulloch, URL Rail, Walsh Island, Waratah A sets and locomotive classes 36, 422, 44, 442, 46, 48, 49, 59, 71, 82, 85, 86, DL, EL and GM.
We are sure that you will enjoy “Just Electric Trains NSW 1972-2017 (Retro)” by Greg Travers, the 24th title in the “Just…” series.
No narration, two DVD box.
Approximate run time: 125 minutes.