NGC Love Those Trains DivX AC3-mp3 dual audio (www.mvgroup.org)
[size=6]Love Those Trains (1984)[/size]
Sometimes is has seemed that railroads were doomed. The Durango-Silverton railroad is one of the most spectacular rides in the world. In 1960, it was nearly shut down. In 1883, the Orient Express ran from Paris to Istanbul; it was considered the ultimate in luxury travel but was abandoned in 1977. In 1887, rotary snow plows first fought the snow drifts in the High Sierras. Looking like relics, they seem improbable holdovers from the past. The last of the steam locomotives were streamlined and hauled passenger trains at 100 miles an hour. Now almost all of them are rusting scrap.
Yet today, a few of these trains still run the rails. Now they evoke a more remote past when trains first bridged the continents, ferried recruits to war, provided celebrities with an opportunity to be seen and a chic way to travel, gave a mobile campaign platform to politicians, and offered a refuge for hoboes. Train tracks continue to disfigure the countryside. Trains once again assault the senses with brutal noise and begrime the air.
How then account for the multitude of people who love trains? There are grown men who ride toy steam trains at a mountain retreat. There are train buffs who choose to ride through South America's Andes on a baggage rack. There's a town in Iowa that honors hoboes, and there are thousands of young people competing for the chance to engineer a train. These are people who harken to a lonesome whistle blowing and the clickety-clack of wheels on rails. Theirs is a worldwide fraternity with no membership requirements beyond sharing in the love of trains.
Written and produced by James Lipscomb
Narrated by James Whitmore
Edited by Victor Kanefsky
54 minutes, English and Mandarin Chinese dual audio
Video Codec: DivX
Video Bitrate: 1825 Kbps
Video Resolution: 640x480
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.33 / 4:3
Video Framerate: 29.97
Quality Factor: 0.20 b/px
Audio1: English (subs included separately)
Audio1 Codec: Dolby AC3
Audio1 Bitrate: 384 kb/s @ 48KHz
Audio1 Channels: 2
Audio2: Mandarin Chinese
Audio2 Codec: Lame MP3
Audio2 Bitrate: 80 kb/s @ 32KHz
Audio2 Channels: 2
Runtime per Part: 54 minutes
Number of Parts: 1
Part Size: 896 MB (1/5 DVDR)
Ripped by: PolarBear
Releaser's Notes: My two boys, who love Thomas the Tank Engine, were enthralled by the real steam engines on display in this documentary, so perhaps this will make good holiday viewing for your family, too. Best wishes and season's greetings!
Also note there is already an excellent version of this documentary available on ed2k: