Railway Reminiscence - Box Set

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Archive Collection

Railway Reminiscence - Volume 1

New South Wales, Australia - 1969 & 1970

The Railway Reminiscence series makes available to all, acceptable quality silent films from the past, which to date have only been able to be viewed by the owners of the films and maybe their close friends. As these were silent films, rather than dub possibly inappropriate sounds of trains we opted to use commentary and tasteful music background of the production era.

On this production featuring films by Keith Brauer, you will see a good selection of trains on the Main South line, filmed as the steam era was ending and the diesel era well under way. The steam locos are mainly black, some shiny with red trim, others grimy but 3801 and 3813 are in green livery, while the diesels are in their early colour schemes, There are numerous single headed trains and a number of double headers on tours and in regular service.

Locos covered in order of appearance are: 3820 non streamlined (ns) 4-6-2, 3203 4-6-0, 3801 streamlined 4-6-2, diesels 422 & 421, 44, 45, 40, steam 5920 2-8-2, 3647 4-6-0, 3638 4-6-2, 3642 4-6-0, 3809 ns 4-6-2, 3813 ns 4-6-2, 3811 ns 4-6-2, 3214 4-6-0, 3229 4-6-0 and briefly 5112 2-8-0.There are absolutely beautiful sequences of 3809 on the up Southern Highlands express, green 3813 on the same train and 3813 on train 50, the up morning passenger from Moss Vale. In these scenes the white steam billows high in the cold highlands air, or lays back for kilometres with the trains at speed, while more steam issues forth along the train from the steam heating outlets of the lovely old wooden carriages.

The above locos are on non a/c suburban and heavy cars; a seven car air-conditioned special; on Clerestory roofed 12 wheel cars; hauling a Vline car + non a/c train; A/C Intercapital Daylight set tour and on freights including LCL containers.

There is a cab ride in a diesel, which passes Demondrille coal stage, views of Moss Vale loco yard and turntable, Picton turntable, Goulburn roundhouse with 5112 2-8-0 moving off the turntable and a brief look at Goulburn Steam Museum with operating steam locos. A rail "trike" (quad!) also briefly appears, as well as diesels 4009 and 4003 double heading. Finally, 3229 4-6-0 + 3624 4-6-0 appear on a tour train with some nice shots, glint and silhouette, to conclude a true Railway Reminiscence.

Footage captured on super 8 Kodachrome film, transferred by flying spot scanner to Broadcast Standard One Inch tape, linier edit to BetaCam master, transferred to digital format for release on DVD.

An Original Rowlingstock Film Production.

Railway Reminiscence - Volume 2

New South Wales, Australia - Mostly 1973 & 1974

The Railway Reminiscence series makes available to all, acceptable quality silent films from the past, which to date have only been able to be viewed by the owners of the films and maybe their close friends. As these were silent films, rather than dub possibly inappropriate sounds of trains we opted to use commentary and tasteful music background of the production era.

This production features super 8 silent films of NSW trains taken by the late Bert Scales, believed to be in 1973-1974. You will see steam locos on special trips, tours etc, with single, double and even briefly, triple headed power. There are also the new diesels making their presence felt in regular service along with briefly, the Silver City Comet and the Indian Pacific.

Regular trains include: Bunnerong power Station No 7 4-6-0. Portland Cement Company's 0-6-0 No3 and 2605 2-6-2 saddle tank. South Maitland Railways 2-8-2 tank locos on 4 wheel non-air coal hoppers. Diesel 44100 on bogie and 4 wheel bulk cement, and assorted 4 wheelers. 44 and 48 classes on freights which include stock, speedie gas, oil and 4 wheelers. The Silver City Comet and the Indian Pacific appear briefly.

Tours featured include: 3526 4-6-0 in blue, partly assisted by a 46 class electric loco. Diesel 4915 continues the tour. 2705 2-6-0 with Walschaerts valve gear on the last run on Homebush abbatoir line. 3203 on Vintage train. Enfield in 1973 with 3203 4-6-0 black & red, 3137 4-6-4T black & red and 381 in Maroon. 5112 2-8-0 on delivery to Bathurst for display, with 5910 2-8-2 double heading the 8 car long train including 3 pullman. Several nice views in the scenic Sodwalls area. Triple header at Penrith, 32 4-6-0, 35 4-6-0 (blue) and 38 4-6-2 brief and sadly out of focus. Back into focus, without the 32, 2 locos continue to Wallerawang, then 4572 diesel departs for Oberon. 3214 4-6-0 in Maroon at Goulburn loco yard and then on to Binalong. 5367 2-8-0 on a tour Lithgow to Mudgee with some spectacular speeds (1981).

Footage captured on various brands of super 8 film, transferred by flying spot scanner to Broadcast Standard One Inch tape, linier edit to BetaCam master, transferred to digital format for release on DVD.

An Original Rowlingstock Film Production.

Railway Reminiscence - Volume 3

New South Wales, Australia - 1973 to 1975

The Railway Reminiscence series makes available to all, acceptable quality silent films from the past, which to date have only been able to be viewed by the owners of the films and maybe their close friends. As these were silent films, rather than dub possibly inappropriate sounds of trains we opted to use commentary and tasteful music background of the production era.

This is the second production featuring super 8 silent films by the late Bert Scales, believed to be taken in 1973 - 1975.

The main features are: BORDER LOOP, an intriguing spiral single track at the border of NSW and Queensland. Trains are all diesel hauled by 44, 45 and 442 class Goodwin and Comeng Alcos and include in December 1973, the Brisbane Limited Express with 2 locos, a van, 7 tuscan red cars, 5 stainless steel cars and a tuscan van. Many freights, including loads of motor cars and what looks like a big speedigas tanker. Brisbane Express. Bridges at first and second Grady’s crossings. The “Ganger’s Express”. The tunnel and crossing loop at the border. Border Loop Signal Box.

BETHUNGRA SPIRAL, on the NSW Main South line in January 1974, where the down line heads more or less straight down the hill, but the up line crosses under the down, under itself, over itself then over the down while rising in a spiral. The film covers almost every section of the spiral from bottom to top. Trains are all diesel and include air conditioned “Daylights”, non air conditioned heavy cars, a 14 car Scout special, DEB 4 car diesel, Tulloch 4 car diesel and several goods trains including oil tankers. Locos include Clyde GM 421, 422 and Goodwin Alco 44. The segment concludes at the end of the deviation at the top of the spiral.

THE LAST WORKING DAYS OF 4-8-4 + 4-8-4 BEYER GARRATT 6042. See 6042 and 6018 blasting to the sky as they lift a coal train out of Fassifern. 6042 works a Lachlan Valley Railway passenger tour to Forbes including a beautiful shot of the train crossing a low trestle with the train reflected in the still water. Finally, the delivery tour of 6042 and 2-8-0 5367 to Lachlan Vintage Village. The train comprises “dogboxes”, heavy and clerestory roof cars and end loading suburban, firstly along the main line, collecting part restored 4-6-4 tank engine3112, then on temporary tracks across paddocks and as the sun sets, along a street on the way to the Village, with the tracks picked up behind the train, and laid ahead of it “Hornby toy train” style.

Footage captured on various brands of super 8 film, transferred by flying spot scanner to Broadcast Standard One Inch tape, linier edit to BetaCam master, transferred to digital format for release on DVD.

An Original Rowlingstock Film Production.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 165 MIN

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