Indian Hill Railways DVD

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Three-part series looking at the little trains have climbed through the Indian clouds for a hundred years from the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiris in the south.

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Released
04 October 2010
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
E 1 Entertainment 
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Runtime
180 minutes 
Features
Dolby, PAL 
Barcode
5030305107192 
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All three parts of the BBC travel/history series exploring the changing relationship between the Indian Hill Railways - the little trains that, for a century, have trundled from the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiris in the south - and the people whose lives they have shaped over the decades. Episodes are: 'The Darjeeling Himalyan Railway', 'The Nilgiri Mountain Railway' and 'The Kalka-Shimla Railway'.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Indian Hill Railways is multilayered and rich in human interest - quietly spellbinding beautifully made and lovingly told the lives of its cast of characters chugging along like the train This three-part series explores the changing relationship between the little trains that for a century have trundled from the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiri&39;s in the south and the people whose lives they have shaped over the decades Documentaries Include The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway The story of a railway so close to the people that it flows like a river through their lives It was the very first hill railway in India which for 125 years has ferried passengers on a narrow two foot track The Nilgiri Mountain Railway Popular with honeymooners this train is driven by love and devotion - as well as steam Celebrating its centenary the train snakes through the South Indian jungle but rains and landslides threaten the proceedings and the tourist business but the devotion of those who work tirelessly to maintain the tracks win out in the end The Kalka-Shimla Railway Shimla was once the summer capital of the Raj They built churches schools a town hall and the railway They left behind their symbols of empire and an ethos of duty loyalty and ambition But they also left a divided India