The Shimmer of Steel

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This DVD complements the book by Dennis Moore “The Shimmer of Steel” a celebration of the final years of regular steam in South Africa in the 1990's. The action sequences in the video may be closely identified within chapters of the book although this presentation may also be enjoyed in its own right. More than 30 different classes of steam locomotives are featured.

THE MAGIC HOURS - Sunrise sunset revealing gleaming steam trains in vivid colours. Locomotives shown in action frequently exhibit long steam and smoke trails.

THE DEVIL AND HIS SISTERS - Featuring the Red Devil No 3450 and class 25NC's plus other classes 16E, 15CA,15F, 23, 15A and 25 (condenser) on Kimberley to De Aar Main line, otherwise known as the 'Steam Racetrack”.

MOUNTAIN VISTAS - The scenic railway lines in the Free State, Eastern and Western Cape feature prominently in this section with special and tour trains.

TRANSVAAL TRAVELLER - Special steam runs, the Trans Karoo, coal mines, preserved operations and a host of differing locomotive classes.

A WORLD IN ONE BRANCH LINE - The preserved railway between George and Knysna. Its lakes, sea scapes and forests are subject of this section.

PRECIOUS METAL - The steam operations on the gold and platinum mines in the Free State and former Transvaal are covered here.

SOUTHERN STALWARTS - A large number of unusual and interesting trains and locomotive classes in the southern part of the country are reviewed.

Produced by Jean Dulez.

'A magnificent sound and light show in glorious scenery covering many lines, trains & locomotive classes hard at work. This is the best South African DVD I have ever seen!'... Greg Travers

Product Specifications
Media Format DVD5R
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 105 MIN
Special Features Chapter selection

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