[IR]/[DE] "Irelands Steaming Past" - documentary & [UK]/[DE] "Wales by Train" - documentary

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[IR]/[DE] "Irelands Steaming Past" - documentary & [UK]/[DE] "Wales by Train" - documentary

Post by Quork on Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:22 pm

"Eisenbahnromantik" is the most known, one of the oldest and I think the "longest" (in the sense of the most episodes) german documentary series about railways. The name translates as "railway romances". Topics are very widespread, the episodes are done to very high standards and are virtually always worth watching, even without knowing the language. (There's also a surprisingly big fanbase outside Germany).

On the sixth of July from 4:45pm (GMT+2) till 5:15pm (GMT+2) episode 790 will air on "SWR" (see below), titled "Irelands Steaming Past" about irish steam railways. (Not the first one by the way, there already was an episode about an heritage railway in Northern Ireland.)

Translated excerpts from the official episode guide:

"Irish railway history started in 1834. [...] The 'Golden Vale International Railtour' commemorates this tradition. [...] The tours visit examples of irish steam tradition like the historical West Clare Railway or the new built narrow gauge line of Stradbally. [...] The following main tours of Golden Vale Railtour and the steaming witnesses of Irish steam history visited by those are portraied in the episode:
1: Dublin-Sligo
2: Dublin-Waterford-Limerick
3: Limerick-Nenagh-Dublin-Belfast
4: Belfast-Lisburn-Bangor
[...]"

One curiosity portraied is the Listowel Lartigue Monorail in Kerry County.

The episode is repeated on July 12th, 12:45am.

The episode premiere is followed by an older episode, "Wales by Train" about Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llangollen Railway, Welsh Highland Railway, Ffestiniog Railway and also other Welsh sites. July 6th, 5:15pm (GMT+2) till 6:00pm (GMT+2).

 


SWR outside Germany:

On "Astra 2C":
SD: 19.2deg east, frequency 11.836GHz, polarisation H, transponder 71, 27.5MSymb/s, FEC 3/4
HD: 19.2deg east, frequency 11.494GHz, polarisation H, transponder 19, 22.0MSymb/s, FEC 2/3, DVB-S2 8-PSK, Service-PID 28113, Video-PID 801, Audio-PID 802 & 803, Videotext-PID 804

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Post by hurricanemk1c on Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:28 pm

The Golden Vale RPSI tour came through Portlaoise when it ran - pictures are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95093559@N06/8766334207/

Interesting series description there Quork - shame that it's not more common

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Post by Quork on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:54 pm

Anybody watch it?

Anybody missed it? http://swrmediathek.de/player.htm?show=d51618e0-e655-11e2-92b6-0026b975f2e6

EDIT

Just finished watching. It's great, and if you love Ballyfeckin-Waterville by Graymac, you will love this episode as well. And if you watch this episode, be prepared to feel a sudden urge to fire up OpenBVE and load BWR. Réidh le himeacht? Imeacht!

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Post by hurricanemk1c on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:42 am

Is there a version with English subtitles? Other than not understanding the narrator, looks good!

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Post by Quork on Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:31 am

No, not to my knowledge =\

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