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Shibanxi DVD Train Video

Shibanxi DVD Train Video Highball Productions SHIBW 181729001964
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We visited this unique little railway in the Spring of 2011, when the rapeseed was in full bloom. The railway is the lifeline of the villages it serves, with little road access, virtually everything must travel by train. Chinese tourists from Chengdu flock to the area at weekends, and many tourist trains run, with all serviceable C2 0-8-0's operating. Along with the regular passenger trains and coal trains this can make the railway very busy. We'll also see the lower section of the line, with little electrics on coal trains, visit the workshops and take a ride on the train.

WIDESCREEN DVD. Running time 2 hours 20 min.

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  •  5 of 5 (3)




  

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DVD Item#:SHIBW
Blu-ray Item#:BRSHIB
Runtime:2 Hours, 20 Mins
Producer:Highball Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:181729001964
BLU-RAY UPC:181729001971
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Florissant, Missouri, USA) on .

  •  5 of 5


I have always loved Chinese Steam! From the QJ 2-10-2's to the SY 2-8-2's to the C2 0-8-0's!

The main draw to me on this program was the diminutive, very small drivered C2 class locomotives. A locomotive with drivers smaller then wheels on my Chevy HHR! I find it interesting that such a size was even possible, but with the coal commodity that they have, the smaller the driver, the more power that is provided!

When these engines are working hard up hill, it sounds like a 4-8-4 doing 70 MPH! The Scenery is spectacular, nothing that you can find here in the United States, and the look into some of the culture in the region is what really puts this program over the top!

I just love it!


Additional remarks by Jim Tiroch:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


I'd seen clips featuring the marvellous little Chinese NG Class C2 0-8-0 steamers over the years, so it was with much anticipation I discovered a whole DVD devoted to them, and in Blu-ray, plus open zone format. I wasn't disappointed. The service from Train Video Depot was tops as usual and delivery was prompt. The video was a 140 minute pleasure feast of C2's. I didn't watch all of it straight away, too much of a good thing, so I saved some for supper.

The Chinese town and country scenery is great and there's enough of the locals, too, to add extra interest. The minimal narration is not intrusive. The photography is excellent, thanks to HD and Blu-ray reproduction. Although pause gave me a chance to look at details of the locomotive, I would have prefered a video walk-around of the C2 as a separate item.

I'm a sucker for the C2 and this DVD does it justice. For anyone who enjoys world narrow gauge railways, then this is an excellent addition to your video library.

I give it 9.5 out of 10.

Captain Bazza


Additional remarks by Captain Bazza:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


The Chinese made C2 class 0-8-0 tender locomotive is one of my all time favourites. Unfortunately, in recent years these little workhorses have faded away as China modernises her railway system. However, it's good to see that they have finally realised that a certain type of tourist, foreign, or domestic, will actually travel long distances in order to see this charming narrow gauge setup.

The very long video shows a wide variety of scenes, with the C2 at work in her natural element. The parts of this video that appeared as clips on youtube only whetted my appetite for own the original and now I have it - and in sharp and clear HD Blu-ray.

Highly recommended to those who can't get enough of narrow gauge lines of character.

Bazza


Additional remarks by Captain Bazza:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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