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STEAM AROUND THE WORLD
THE WESTERN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES

RUNTIME: 68 MINS

CAT: AWA099
UPC: 881482309993
RRP: $14.95


This rare archive steam footage was lovingly captured on 16mm film by the famous American railroad enthusiast, Harry P. Dodge. Along with the rest of the series, it provides the unique and incredible story of the world’s railways in the ‘60s and early ‘70s.

In this program, we travel to southern France and take a look at the steam locomotives still in operation today. From the Brittany Peninsular along the Channel Coast to Paris and Picardy, we see some fine examples of French steam, such as the Golden Arrow.

After visiting a rail terminal in Dieppe that serves the main port, we move on to the extensive network of city trams in Brussels before experiencing the combination of steam, electric and diesel used for heavy industry in Luxembourg. E-Class locomotives are seen in Denmark, as well as pre-war locomotives in Italy and three different types of gauge are on offer in Greece. We then travel to Turkey before ending our journey in Portugal.