Belhurst Productions

Indian Steam Odyssey: The Last Days of Indian Steam

Code: BE039
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This archive film from the period 1994 - 1997 was taken by Frank Tyler and his son Michael. They travelled widely in India recording the last days of steam on the mainline in many states.

Frank was instrumental in saving YP Pacific No. 2151 for preservation when it was finally withdrawn. It now resides at Rewari.

Frank still travels to India to visit the national collection and his many friends on Indian Railways.

This film covers both metre gauge and broad gauge across large parts of India.

Programme Contents:

Bullet nose WP Pacifics in Delhi and at Saranapur together with the WG freight design Mikados on the broad gauge, plus the lightweight WL Pacifics at Ferozpur.

On the metre gauge there are YP Pacifics and YG Mikados on the Western Railway from Udaipur to Gujarat plus Mandasor and MHOW.

The same classes at Hubli on the South Central Railway, the North East Frontier Railway in Assam.

Finally the North Eastern Railway around Mau, Darbhanga, Narkatiaganj, Samastipur and Saharsa.

Also a quick look at Tipong Colliery and at the WG at Chunar Cement.

Produced by - Belhurst Productions
Running time - 87 Minutes
DVD only

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