STEAM on 16mm in the SIXTIES

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NSW 1969

In the sixties, when steam was still around on NSW railways, George Meyer, a well known American rail photographer, visited Australia to capture the scene on superb 16mm film. His film covered Sydney and the area around Fassifern and Newcastle in full colour. This 16mm film, professionally transferred by "Flying Spot Scanner" to broadcast standard tape, is the basis of this production.

Featured on this show are the goods and coal trains of the era, (including 4 wheelers), Newcastle Expresses and the end-loading wooden suburban cars, with a variety of locos from the smallest to the biggest, together with loco yards, alive with steam locomotives of all types.

See in glorious colour:

Sydney's Darling Harbour goods yard, now long since gone, being shunted by 19 class 0-6-0s 1924, 1952, 1919 and 3026 tender type 4-6-0. 60 class 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratts, single and double, or banked by 59 class 2-8-2. 59 class 2-8-2.

Standard goods 2-8-0 locos of the 50 and 53 classes. 38 class 4-6-2s 3813 in green and black, 3820 and 3822 in black, 30 class 4-6-4 tank locos on locals.

1957 0-6-0 pushing 4 wheel coal hoppers up a coal stage. Relive the days of Hexham, R.O.D, Kitson and 10 class locos and even a rail trike. Watch two-car diesels, including a 6 car set, and a diesel hauled Newcastle Express with three locos up front, 44, 45 and 44.

Catch glimpses of a bright & shiny electric loco 4637, a "Bradfield" Parcel Van, single deck interurban, Red single & double deck electric, Sydney Station, and even brief views of the "Southern Aurora" train.

Full commentary, synchronised train sounds and ambient music create a true experience of the 1960s era.

Filmed on 16mm, professionally transferred to broadcast standard 1 inch tape by "Flying Spot Scanner", edited and mastered on 1 inch tape (the best possible method at the time). Master transferred to digital file for release on DVD.

An Original Rowlingstock Production. 

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 50 MIN

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