Pakistan Steam

  • Brand: RailStuff
  • Product Code: RSPS
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $30.00

Edwardian BESA steam locomotives survived on active service in Pakistan until the 1990s. Lacking the modern post-Independence Indian designs, Pakistan continued to use locos from as far back as 1905. It also had 1925 IRS designs and the wartime 2-8-2s of North American build. Early diesels abounded.

This production tours Pakistan Railways, visiting the Bolan (in deep snow and bitter cold)and Khyber Passes , and sees the surviving BESA 4-4-0s and 0-6-0s at work on the plains. XAs, HGS, AWD/CWD 2-8-2s, and diesels are also seen in action. The footage was captured before motorcading of railways of the Indian subcontinent was generally feasible. As a result, most is on-train or near stations; there is less lineside coverage than in most RAILSTUFF videos. We trust that the intrinsic interest of these rare views will more than compensate.

All sound used in this video was recorded on location. Voice-overs are confined to stills and diagrams. Any music was recorded on site, as background. But the technical limitations of 1970s Super-8 cameras mean that not all sound is of first quality.

This material was filmed by Graham Watkins in early 1982, on Super-8 (movie) film. It has been professionally transferred to video. Some stills are from slides shot later the same year. All footage has been digitally edited. Correction and processing while editing has been minimised in order to preserve image quality; however some nasty blobs have been removed and some sequences stabilised. 

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 56 MIN
Special Features Chapter selection, Maps

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