For the first time ever, video production company Video 125, in association with the DHRS, has produced a Driver’s eye view of the Railway. This will be published in two parts: part 1 - New Jalpaiguri to Tindharia, and part 2 - Tindharia to Darjeeling.
Part 2 is available now, and was filmed on board ‘B’ class locos hauling the steam charter train on its second day, starting at Tindharia and continuing to Darjeeling.
The sunny weather, coupled with stabilised state of the art cameras, provide a spectacular smooth view of the line as never seen before. Our iconic ‘B’ class steam engine climbs relentlessly through the magnificent scenery over gradients as steep as 1 in 18! Following the Hill Cart Road most of the way, we cross it dozens of times to ease the gradient or lessen a curve. We run on the very edge of the mountains, squeeze through the narrowest of ledges and pass through towns and villages to the summit of the line at 7,407 feet above sea level at Ghum.
Much of the fascinating history of the line is in Jonathan Kydd’s narration.
Written and produced by Peter Middleton, edited running time 2 hours 24 minutes.
For those with a strong interest in the DHR, this DVD is essential viewing.
The full retail price is £25 for a DVD or £30 for Blu-Ray but as a special offer for DHRS members only, we can offer this DVD for just £21 for the DVD or £25 for the Blu-ray version.
Postage is £1.00 UK, £3.25 EU, RoW £4.50.
Please quote your membership number with your order, Non members just add '0000'
For those without a disc player DOWNLOADS are also available from http://www.video125.com/
Part 1 of the ‘Driver’s Eye View DVD covering New Jalpaiguri to Tindharia:
Filming will hopefully recommence after the monsoon season.
An attempt was made during early May but heat affected the cameras.
As soon as it becomes available we will announce it here.