(Standard DVD) European Railway: Issue 25 (Summer 2007)

(Standard DVD) European Railway: Issue 25 (Summer 2007)

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The video magazine for the continental enthusiast. Run-time approx 80 mins.

Switzerland - a visit is made to Kandersteg close to the summit of the BLS route to sample activity prior to the opening of the new Lötchberg tunnel. Traffic is almost constant with inter-city workings in the hands of SBB class 460, Re 4/4 & SBB Cargo class 484 & freight seen behind BLS Brownie Re 4/4, 484, 485 & 465, as well as class Re6/6, 185 & Re 4/4.

France - Paris to Rouen, part 1: we study classic electrics at work, with many now in their final years or indeed have since been withdrawn. BB16000, BB16100, BB16500, BB17000, BB17100, BB22200, BB25500, BB27000, BB66000, X4750 & Z76500 classes feature on types of trains which before too long will be history.

Italy - a look at trains seen running under the famous Ponti della Valle Aqueduct.

Germany - Rostock Yard is visited as we view operations around this major Baltic Sea port. Classes 145, 151, 152, 185, 189, 232, 233, 290, 291, 298, 628 & 710 are seen on a variety of workings.

Poland - we visit Tarnowskie Gory on the outskirts of Katowice & see SM31, M62, ET21, ET22, 120, ET40 & ET41 in action on an incredibly busy three-track railway running in to this major industrial region.

France - LGV Est construction: at 5 a.m. on 7th July 2006, the local inhabitants were woken up to the sounds of double-headed BR class 56s, SNCF, A1A-A1A68500, BB67000, CC65500 (with loud Sulzer engine!), BB4800, BB63000, & Vossloh 1200?s. We also have the one of the best clag shots so far seen in the series!

Spain - a return to Gijon in the northern part of the country to view recent motive power developments on the steelworks railway operated by Arcelor.

Austria - A view of operations amidst the spectacular mountain scenery as we study the route west of Saalfelden. Witness classes 1044, 1144 and 1116 electrics going about their business on passenger & freight: highlights are the sight of preserved electric 1020.47 on vintage passenger stock & narrow-gauge mineral line.