Trains Alive

When you buy Trains Alive train videos online at Train Pictures, you're guaranteed exciting railroad journeys across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. The local Australian productions by Tony Astle were filmed during the 1980s and 1990s and depict classic locomotives, rolling stock and railway structures that have since vanished.


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Steam Times 5
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Steam Times 5

Along the Track in Australia and Overseas - From the late 1950s to the early 1970s. This is the last in a series of archived DVDs looking at the railway trackside scene in Australia and some overseas countries at various times from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.  The subject of the series is predominantly steam in normal, everyday service, before the final moves to full dieselisation and/or electrification.  Steam Times 5 looks at the Australian states (apart from NSW), UK, New Zealand and Germany.  It also includes some scenes from Italy, Turkey, India and the USA, and a “bonus” look at two large piston engined aircraft in action. The programme is divided into nine parts:  The first looks at Queensland, which is then followed by Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, UK (including scenes in Italy, Turkey, India and the USA).  New Zealand and Germany. The last part is the “bonus” referred to above.  T..

75 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Steam Times 4
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Steam Times 4

Along the Track in New South Wales - 1957 to 1972. The Northern Line * (North from Broadmeadow) 1957 – 1972 This is the fourth in a series of archival DVDs looking at the railway trackside scene in Australia and some overseas  countries, at various times from the late 1950s to the 1970s.  The subject of the series is predominantly steam in normal, everyday service, before the final moves to full dieselisation and/or electrification.  Steam Times 4 looks at the NSW Northern Line (and some of its Branch Lines), north from Broadmeadow, from 1957 to 1972. The Programme is divided into five parts: The first part looks at the very busy section of the Northern Line from Broadmeadow/Newcastle to Maitland.  The second part moves from the Newcastle suburban area to the more rural, but still busy stretch from Maitland to Singleton. The third park looks at workings from Singleton to Werris Creek.  There is quite a variety of scenery and traffic, with vigo..

65 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Steam Times 3
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Steam Times 3

Along the Track in New South Wales The Southern Line 1959 – 1969 The Illawarra – 1963 The Sydney Suburban Area 1959 – 1974 Private Railways in NSW 1957 – 1983 This is the third in a series of archival DVDs (with full sound!) looking at the railway trackside scene in Australia, and some overseas countries, at various times from the late 1950s to the 1970s and 80s.  The subject of the series is predominantly steam in normal, everyday service, before the final moves to full dieselisation and/or electrification.  Steam Times 3 looks mainly at the Southern Line (and some of its Branch Lines), but also at the Illawarra, Sydney Suburban area and Private Railways in NSW. The Programme is divided into five parts: the first looks at “The Short South” (from Liverpool to Goulburn), an area with some speedy sections, but also lone 1 in 75 grades.  The second part features the “Deep South” (beyond Goulburn), looking mainly at..

65 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Steam Times 2
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Steam Times 2

Along the Track in New South Wales - The Western Line 1957 – 1977. This is the second in a series of archived DVDs (with full sound!) looking at the railway trackside scene in Australia and some overseas countries at various times from the late 1950s to the 1970s.  The subject of the series is predominantly steam in normal, everyday service, before the final moves to full dieselisation and/or electrification. Steam Times 2 looks at the Western Line (and some of its Branch Lines) in NSW from 1957 to 1977. The Programme is divided into Four Sections: The first looks at special workings in the Blue Mountains, with its very steep grades.  The second Section moves away from electrified track and looks at the picturesque and sinuous line from Lithgow to Bathurst including glimpses of the Oberon and Mudgee branches. The third section looks at workings west of Bathurst.  There is quite a variety of scenery and traffic, with vigorous locomotive working predomi..

60 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Steam Times 1
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Steam Times 1

Along the Track in New South Wales - 1958 to 1972. This is the first in a new series of fully archival DVDs looking at the railway trackside scene in Australia and some overseas countries at various periods during the years 1958 to 1973.    The subject of the series is steam in normal, everyday service, before the final moves to full dieselisation and/or electrification.  Steam Times 1 looks at the ‘Short North’ in NSW from 1958 to 1972. The Programme is divided into Three Sections: The First looks at the area from Berowra to Wyong, with a special selection or rare pre 1960 shots on Cowan Bank and a look at the first changeover from steam to electric traction at Gosford in January 1960.  These shots are followed by a number of views between Gosford and Wyong, where there is very little in the way of grades or curves to hamper either passenger or goods trains. The Second Section looks at the scene from Wyong to Wyee, an area of fast track..

75 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Rail View 9 - Queensland
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Rail View 9 - Queensland

Along the Track in Queensland - 1997 (with some scenes from 1989) This is the ninth in the RailView series of productions looking at regular freight and passenger operations in NSW and other Australian stats.  RailView 9 looks at Queensland operations in late 1997, with some footage from mid-1989. The Programme opens with scenes around Goondiwindi and Toowoomba, in the south of the State.  We then more to the busy diesel and electric operated Central Line. After spending some time around Rockhampton, we move up the coast, taking in some sugar cane working on the way.  Then it’s on to coal working in the north of the Bowen Basin, with views of really massive trains hauled by multiple electric locos. Continuing further north, we look briefly at another coal line near Bowen and then arrive at Townsville, where we look at quite a variety of operations.  Moving north again, we see some more sugar cane trains and then travel as far north as railways reach,..

100 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Rail View 7 & 8 - NSW
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Rail View 7 & 8 - NSW

RailView 7 - Along the Track in NSW - 1995 / 1996 The RailView series look at passenger and freight rail operations in NSW and other Australian States.  RailView 7 looks at NSW operations in the second half of 1995 and the first half of 1996.  It continues on from RailView 5. The Programme opens with scenes in the spectacular countryside around the Queensland border in the McPherson ranges, north of Kyogle.  The West is the next area looked at, with the Kandos Branch featuring first.  This is followed by shots on the main Western Line and concludes with the Blue Mountains. The  scene now changes to the Southern Line: locations vary from near Picton to the south of Goulburn, and include some hard locomotive working on the Cullerin Range.  The last section takes a look at operations on the Illawarra, first of all near Unanderra, with some BHP running included, and then ballast working further south. Locomotives classes seen: 422, 48, 49, 80, 81, ..

200 MIN

$49.95 Ex Tax: $45.41

Rail View 6 - Victoria
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Rail View 6 - Victoria

Along the Track in Victoria - Late 1994 and early 1996 This is the sixth in the RailView series of enthusiast-produced trackside productions looking at regular passenger and freight operations in NSW and other Australian states.  RailView 6 looks at operations in Victoria in December 1994 and again in February 1996, between which times big changes in the routing of interstate traffic between Victoria and South Australia had taken place.  RailView 6 combines a nostalgic look at recently discontinued operations with many scenes of current running in a number of areas of the State. The Programme opens with 1994 scenes east and west of Bacchus Marsh, on a route that was the main interstate link with South Australia.  We then move to 1996 and look at running in the north-east and the north.  The Stony Point line is the next setting, as we look at the passenger service between there and Frankston. After spending time on the Geelong line near Werribee, Laverton an..

95 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Rail View 4 & 5 - NSW
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Rail View 4 & 5 - NSW

RailView 4 - Along the Track in NSW - 1993 / 1994 The RailView series are trackside productions looking at passenger and freight rail operations in NSW and other Australian states.  RailView 4 continues on from RailView 2. The Programme opens with scenes on the Southern Line, both north and south of Goulburn.  The North is the next area looked at, with Gloucester, Whittingham and Allandale figuring.  The last part of this section consists of a long look at operations north of ‘Murrurundi Mountain”. The scene now changes to the Western Line, with views of trains at popular locations such as Tummulla Bank, but also at less well known places like Manildra and Peak Hill.  The last section looks at the Illawarra Line, with shots taken at Jasper’s Bruch, Bombo and Croom Tunnel. Locomotive classes seen, in various combinations: 48, 49, 45 (+ 35), 442, 422, 80, 81, C and G.  XPTs and a DEB set also figure. RailView 5 - Along the ..

180 MIN

$49.95 Ex Tax: $45.41

Rail View 3 & 10 - South Australia
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Rail View 3 & 10 - South Australia

Railview 3 - Along the Track in South Australia - 1994 The RailView series look at Australian passenger and freight rail operations.  While NSW has been the subject of the first two in the series.  RailViews 3 and 10 look at the fascination scene in South Australia (with some scenes in Western and Northern Victoris in RailView 3). The Programme opens with scenes at Broken Hill and between there and Peterborough.  The next section looks at operations on the four lines radiation from the important and interesting frontier railway town of Port Augusta. The Adelaide Hills are the scene for the next 11 shots and these are followed by a quite different excursion to the lightly laid Apamurra branch.  Our visit to South Australia finishes with one more scene of an interstate train, this time heading for Adelaide on a  in grade west of Callington. The last section looks briefly at passenger trains in the vicinity of Ararat, in western Victoria, then mov..

168 MIN

$49.95 Ex Tax: $45.41

Rail View 12 & 13 - NSW, VIC & WA
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Rail View 12 & 13 - NSW, VIC & WA

Railview 12 -  Along the track in New South Wales 1987 to 1989 and Victoria in late 1988. Railview 13 -  Along the track in New South Wales 1983 to 1991 and in the Western Australian Pilbara region in 1978 plus Special Trains in New South Wales in 1959 to 2010. THREE DISC BOX ..

280 MIN

$49.95 Ex Tax: $45.41

Rail View 11 - NSW
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Rail View 11 - NSW

Along the Track in NSW - 1997 / 1999 This is the eleventh in the RailView series of trackside productions looking at regular freight and passenger operations in NSW and other Australian states.  RailView 11 looks at NSW operations from early 1997 until mid 1999; it continues on from RailView 8. The Programme opens with scenes in the electrified area of the Northern Line, moves further north, around Maitland and Singleton, and then to “Murrurundi Mountain”.  The section concludes with footage on the South Maitland Railways coal line. The next section of RailView 11 focuses on the Southern Line, at first nor farm from Sydney, and then further south, as the Canberra Oil train and the Austrac “Log Train” are followed.  The section finishes briefly in the Sydney Metropolitan area. After some scenes on the Illawarra Line, we move to the last, and longest section, the Western Line.  We first of all look at operations in the electrified t..

100 MIN

$39.95 Ex Tax: $36.32

Rail View 1 & 2  - NSW
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Rail View 1 & 2 - NSW

RailView 1 - Along the Track in NSW - 1992 This is the first in a new series of enthusiast-produced trackside productions looking at freight and passenger rail operations in NSW and other Australian states. RailView 1  opens with scenes on the Illawarra, followed by views of freight trains on the near West and South, and a longer look at workings on the North, mainly near Thornton. An in-depth look at trains on the South follows, with a day’s activities between Moss Vale and Exeter being covered.  The last section covers operations in the West, focusing on the Wallerawang – Kandos line and the main West at Wallerawang, Sodwalls and Wambool. Locomotive combinations seen include: 422 + 44, 4 48s, 2 48s + 2 44s , 3 442s, 2 422s, 81 + c, 3 80s, 4 44s and more! Railview 2 - Along the Track in NSW  - 1992 / 1993 The programme opens with scenes on the Western Line, with a variety of trains set in locations like Wallerawang, Sodwalls Curve an..

124 MIN

$49.95 Ex Tax: $45.41

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