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Some of the items we have for sale
The DHR in 2010 - DVD
still steam power available to haul Charter trains the whole length of the line. This DVD covers the whole line from NJP to Darjeeling behind steam. It shows how it was in
February 2010 and demonstrates what can be filmed on a Darjeeling Tours visit.
DVD-R Format, 90 minutes, with informative captions but no commentary.
Price: £14.95 - P & P; UK FREE, EC £1.00, Int'l £1.50
Indian Archives Volume 2
Now extended to 104 minutes of archive film featuring eighteen of the narrow gauge railways that spiced up the Indian Railway scene in the 1970's and 1980's.Includes Fatuha, Derhi on Sone, Gwalior, Baroda, the Matheran and many others, plus a glimpse across the border in Nepal.
The ideal accompaniment for Lawrence Marshall's Indian Narrow Gauge Steam Remembered. See also "Special Offers" page.
DVD-R Format, with archive sound and informative captions but no commentary.
Price £14.95 - P & P; UK FREE, EC £1.00, Int'l £1.50
Indian Archives Volume 3
In 1975 it was possible to board a train at Siliguri Junction and travel the length of India behind metre gauge steam - via Delhi and Ajmer to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and beyond.
Take that trip with this DVD visiting some 20 key locations and seeing over 124 locomotives.
Price £14.95, P&P UK free, EC £1.00, Int’l £1.50
Indian Broad gauge Steam on Film
The pride of Indian Railways were their broad gauge trains running on 5ft 6ins tracks, Despite the inroads of diesel and electric haulage, steam could still be found in quantity in the 1970s and lasted in service until 1995.
Take a circular tour round India with this DVD visiting some 32 key locations to see nearly 140 identified locomotives from 15 different classes plus industrials.
The ideal accompaniment for Lawrence Marshall's Indian Broad Gauge Steam Remembered.
DVD-R Format, 99 minutes, with informative captions but no commentary.
Price £14.95, P & P UK Free, EC £1.00, Int'l £1.50
The Great Indian Railway Atlas by Samit Roychoudhury - Third Edition 2015
All of us who have been to India will know that getting good and accurate maps is not too easy. Samit Roychoudhury has set unparalleled standards for detail and accuracy in his Atlases of Indian Railways in the past and the Third Edition of his Great Indian Railway Atlas is no exception.
The maps are larger, generally on a scale of 1:1,000,000 (16 miles to an inch) instead of 1:1,500,000 (24 miles to an inch) as used previously. That makes it easier to see all the detail that has been crammed in. And detail there is: sidings, industrial lines, metro railway systems, loco sheds, terminals, yards and more are all clearly shown. There are over 12,000 stations and railway locations marked, with a comprehensive index that will enable the reader to track down every possible detail.
And it’s not just the established network: all newly opened lines are shown, and the different gauges used are clearly marked, so that the progress of the gauges unification project can be clearly seen.
This new edition has taken nearly 18 months to prepare but the results are truly worth it. Whether or not you have a copy of the second edition the new Atlas is a must for your bookshelf, and to have with you on every future trip to India. When you are riding on a train and see a line bearing away to the left or the right, this will tell you exactly where it goes and what it does. It’s indispensable!
What it contains:
A detailed series of maps of one of the world's largest railway networks, with accurate track alignments, providing up-to-date information on the tracks, stations, yards, etc.
93 pages of full colour maps, at 1:1,000,000 scale, referenced by a locator map with accurate alignments and over 12,000 locations, including existing and closed stations, sidings, control points etc. indexed with their respective station codes and clearly marked.
Divisional and zonal headquarters identified, most closed lines and stations depicted and a majority of sidings and industrial lines shown.
Tracks colour coded to show gauge, whether single or double, electrification, etc., with Divisional boundaries marked. Most works in progress shown including new lines, gauge conversions, electrification, and those still under survey, etc. Plus all loco sheds (electric, diesel and steam), and EMU/DMU car-sheds. Important freight yards, goods sheds and container terminals are marked with many detailed inset maps (mostly 5x scale) of complex areas.
There’s a glossary of name/spelling changes and a single spread At-a-Glance map of entire system, showing the Divisions in detail.
128 pages, weight 365gm approx. Size 283 mm x 216 mm. Softbound, laminated cover, pages open flat to make reference easy.
For more details of the atlas, see Samit Roychoudhury’s own web site at http://www.indianrailstuff.com/gira2.html
Price £24.95 plus postage - UK £2.00 EC £4.50, Int'l Airmail £7.00
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