Trams & Light Rail

Product Compare (0)


Model

Name

Duration

Price

Availability

Melbourne's Tramways
RSMT

Melbourne's Tramways

Melbourne is one of the world's great tram cities. Over 500 cars, some 70 years old and some brand new, work some 250 route km (160 route miles). In a clockwise progression around the system, many interesting features are picked out, as well as typical scenes. Captions are supplied for most locations. Melbourne's electric trams replaced an extensive cable network. The system expanded steadily in the 1920s and 1930s. After some stagnation, expansion resumed in the 1970s, when new cars also appeared. Two short railways were converted to "light rail" in 1987. A progressive engineering policy of widening clearances and easing sharp curves enabled the use of 9ft (2.743m) wide cars by the 1970s. The video includes footage of SW5/6/W7, Z1, Z3, A, and B classes as well as new Citadis and Siemens Combino cars in service. ..

110 MIN

$35.00 Ex Tax: $31.82

Lisbon Trams
V125DEVD058

Lisbon Trams

Drivers Eye View. This production starts with a brief history of Carris, the company first set up in 1872 to operate horse-drawn trams. We then travel aboard one of the 1930's vintage wooden four wheel tramcars on Route 28, taking us from the outskirts of the capital right through the centre. You will see double and single line sections running through the narrowest of streets and the steepest of hills. By contrast we then travel route 15 on board a modern Siemens articulated tram dating from 1995. This is the longest of the remaining routes and, running close to the coast, passes many of the popular tourist sites. The 15 also runs past the tram depot at Santo Amaro which also contains the tram museum. The running time of the main feature is 85 minutes. There are also two menu driven bonuses. Bonus 1: The Carris Transport Museum. A look around the sheds at Santo Amaro and sight of some of the old tramcars dating from the 1900s. Bonus 2: The Bica Funicular. B..

85 MIN

$35.00 Ex Tax: $31.82

Just Trams in Melbourne 1972 - 2013
TPJTIM7213

Just Trams in Melbourne 1972 - 2013

In this presentation Greg Travers takes us on a journey starting in 1972 then transitions through the 80s, 90s, 2Ks and today. Early cine film has been digitally converted and compiled with other footage captured using the technology of the day including Video8, Hi-8, DV, DVCAM and now with HD formats. As the programme unfolds we see images and scenes presented in almost chronological order emphasizing how Melbourne’s transport has changed over the years. Most lines are represented however the main focus is on the tram vehicles themselves. The routes as mentioned are those in operation at the time the activity was captured on film or video. To start the show a brief history of the system is outlined over the 70s and 80s as we move into operations in the early 1990s and join a tour group using the last tram in regular service without sliding doors. The Australia day Cavalcade in 1992 follows, then regular operations up to August 1999, when the private sector franchise agreem..

170 MIN

$19.95 $39.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Calcutta's Trams
RSCT

Calcutta's Trams

India once had electric tramways in Delhi, Madras, Bombay and Kanpur. Only Bombay's system was ever significantly modernised, and was the last to close, in the 1960s. Calcutta's system, though quite inadequate, is still large and busy. Some 300 cars (the exact number varies) service about 67 route-miles intensively. Track is standard (4ft 8-1/2in) gauge. Nowadays the fleet consists entirely of bogie six-axle articulated cars, but at one time large numbers of single-truck vehicles were in use, most articulated into "streamlined train" and "utility" twinsets. Speeds are low due to antiquated technology and traffic congestion. Local colour. Filmed January 1997. ..

53 MIN

$30.00 Ex Tax: $27.27

Adelaide Tram Revival
RSATR

Adelaide Tram Revival

Adelaide’s Glenelg tramway uses the route of a 5ft 3in gauge steam line from the city to the popular resort of Glenelg. Converted to electric traction at 600V DC in 1929, the gauge was modified to 4ft 8½ins, for compatibility with the tramway system. When the tram system closed in 1958, the Glenelg line survived, becoming one of the last few places in the world where traditional interurban equipment could be seen in service. In 2004, it was completely refurbished, and eleven new European low-floor trams acquired. The line was extended up King William St. to North Terrace, and further extension is under way. ..

60 MIN

$30.00 Ex Tax: $27.27

Trolley Bus Archive
V125O3D

Trolley Bus Archive

Programme one includes footage from the Southern Counties Touring Society filmed between 1948 and 1967. There are highlights from the film “Heart of the Trolleybus” which captures the workings of the Metrovick factory in Sheffield and excerpts from a very early promotional film made for Richard Garrett & Sons Ltd detailing their ‘latest developments’ in Trolleybus technology out on the near-empty roads of England. Systems visited include: Ipswich, Southend, Maidstone, Hastings, Brighton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, London, Reading, Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Notts & Derby, Mexborough & Swinton, Grimsby, Doncaster and Bradford. Trolleybus Archive Take Two is 100% in colour. Peter Goddard’s evocative archive features trolleybuses touring towns and cities in which they would never normally have worked such as Bournemouth, Cardiff, Teesside and Reading. We also visit Walsall,Wolverhampton, Derby, Huddersfield and Bradford. Finally th..

120 MIN

$25.00 Ex Tax: $22.73

Sydney Trams Today
RSSTT

Sydney Trams Today

Sydney’s tramway system was once the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. From a short-lived horse tram line in 1861, it developed into an extensive steam tram system. Electrification came early, and in 1899 conversion and expansion began in earnest. But from the mid-1930s, transport policy favoured buses, and the last tram ran In 1961. The Sydney Light Rail line opened in 1997, using the abandoned goods line from Pyrmont to Lilyfield, reaching Central Station via the Collonade. Extensions have been proposed but have not materialised. Modern ABB cars with hub-mounted motors are used. After the closure of the Sydney tramways, a dedicated band of enthusiasts assembled a representative collection of Sydney trams. Now housed at Loftus, near Sutherland, trams operate regularly. ..

50 MIN

$30.00 Ex Tax: $27.27

Steam Tram Nostalgia
ROWSTND

Steam Tram Nostalgia

This DVD contains two videos that were previously released on VHS and features Australia’s last steam tram service. Based on the 1930s B&W films on 8mm by the late Arthur Stell and on 9.5mm by the late Bert Rowling, see the coal burning steam trams that chugged their smoky way around the Kogarah area and the virtually smokeless coke burning trams in George Street Parramatta. All interspersed with colour scenes of the same places about 1990. Sound recordings were made of the preserved steam tram in Parramatta Park and these sounds have been carefully dubbed into appropriate scenes on the B&W parts of the video. The original Umatic and one inch master tapes have been professionally copied to digital format and duplicated to DVD. PQ B & some C . KOGARAH STEAM TRAMS Black & White & Colour The period covered is 1936 to the end of the steam trams in 1937, with a brief look at their replacements, the trolley buses. The video first looks at scenes taken in sequenc..

123 MIN

$34.95 Ex Tax: $31.77

Rio Trams
RSRIO

Rio Trams

Rio once had the largest and most innovative tram system in South America. It was standard gauge (1435mm) and used toastrack cars with bow collectors. The whole system was scrapped in the 1960s. Two lines were retained for tourist service. Only one, the famous Santa Teresa line, still survives. Built as a mule tramway in 1877, it was regauged and electrified in 1895. It gains access to the centre of Rio over a spectacular viaduct, originally an aqueduct. Ten-bench toastrack cars are mounted on archaic Peckham trucks. Services run daily from Centro to Dois Irmäos, and on the short Paula Matos branch. From Dois Irmäos the main line extends to Sylvestre, where it meets the Corcovado rack line. Services on this section are rare and infrequent. The short Muratori branch closed in 1966. ..

54 MIN

$30.00 Ex Tax: $27.27

Railmotor 2000 Class
TPD1018

Railmotor 2000 Class

Preserved Trains of Australia Series - Volume 3 Join Train Pictures on a journey capturing the sights and sounds of preserved railways. A must for any true Australian Railfan, this series brings to you the best of former steam and diesel workhorses of the Queensland Railways fleet. Members of the state’s rail preservation societies and groups lovingly restore many examples of historical rail equipment for future generations to enjoy. On this volume we watch crew preparations prior to departure of a 2000 class Railmotor for a private charter run. We follow the RM over the Mary Valley Branch Line from Gympie to Kandanga. Riding beside driver Des Ongheen we take a close look at just what is involved in driving and operating the 2000 class. In addition you will see close up shots of the Rolls Royce motor and drive-train as we view rarely seen parts of the RM. Presented in high quality colour with stereo sound, narration and technical notes. Bonus footage on this title includes ..

43 MIN

$14.95 Ex Tax: $13.59

Railfan Diaries - Trams, Trolleys & LRVs
EJVRD01

Railfan Diaries - Trams, Trolleys & LRVs

EJ Videos is pleased to present this very special series of programs from the personal video collection of Dave Simpson. Dave is a retired New Zealand Locomotive Engineer, self confessed railfan and handy with a video camera. For over 10 years he’s been organising and participating in railfan trips to the USA and Canada and where ever he goes, his video camera is not far away. Amassing an extensive collection of video footage over this time, Dave Simpson, in collaboration with EJ Videos, presents a collection of DVD’s featuring rail action from some of the most scenic, most photographed and most popular railfanning hotspots in North America. This volume kicks off with Dave's pet love... Light Rail.  Locations covered are San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Dave has accumulated a good amount of trackside (road side??) footage of trolleys, light rail and cable cars and backs this up with a good dosing of a ride on b..

60 MIN

$19.95 Ex Tax: $18.14

Newington Navy Armament Depot
ROWNNADD

Newington Navy Armament Depot

Unknown to the great majority of the population, Since 1909 there has been a very interesting 610mm (2 ft) gauge railway quietly operating on most days at the Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot "Newington" (now named Newington Armoury) a mere 16 km West of Sydney, right next to the Olympic site, but well hidden from public view. Until recently, access by the public was virtually impossible, and it was not until 1997 that our cameras were allowed in to record the final period of the railway in use under Navy security control. The first building on the site, a powder magazine built in 1897 for the Royal Marine Garrison, is still there and in good order.  Federation came in 1901 and the site came under the control of the Commonwealth Naval Forces, followed in 1921 by the Royal Australian Navy.  We are very fortunate indeed that the Navy had strict control, keeping the base largely historically intact. Around 1996, the R.A.N. began a slow but certain move out of the d..

100 MIN

$22.00 $34.95 Ex Tax: $20.00

Showing 25 to 36 of 36 (2 Pages)

WHATS NEW! View our latest catalogue updates

View Now