GSR IP on SBS Slow TV

 
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

Watched the very compelling broadcast of the IP train.

Interesting that they recorded the journey from west to east, but I guess it is called the Indian Pacific.

I feel that it glossed over some key areas. The few stops that it makes these days were not shown. This could be what attracts pax to the service. e.g. Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Port Augusta, .... Adelaide??? Parkes, Sydney Terminal????

Get more footage and coverage in a 10min M+S YouTube video. e.g. Yorkeys Crossing, Wirrapa S curve, Lake Hart, Tarcoola, blah blah...

Some of the facts flashed up on screen may be subject to fact checking.

In my opinion, there was probably an overuse of aerial photography that was perhaps too high up, although some of it was spectacular. Should have spent an extra hour covering the journey, IP on board operations etc.

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  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Isn't there a longer version to air this week or at some stage in the future that shows more of the daylight running of the service?

Slow TV. Whowoodathunkit

BG
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

You are right... This was only the first edit.

The full day screening is on 12 Jan (Viceland).

I wonder if there will also be a directors cut, and then a final cut? Their will prolly be a noir version on late at night sometime...
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
You are right... This was only the first edit.

The full day screening is on 12 Jan (Viceland).

I wonder if there will also be a directors cut, and then a final cut? Their will prolly be a noir version on late at night sometime...
ANR
Noir = Black? So that will be the bits where the train is running at night?!?!

BG
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Watched the very compelling broadcast of the IP train.

Interesting that they recorded the journey from west to east, but I guess it is called the Indian Pacific.

I feel that it glossed over some key areas. The few stops that it makes these days were not shown. This could be what attracts pax to the service. e.g. Broken Hill, Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Port Augusta, .... Adelaide??? Parkes, Sydney Terminal????

Get more footage and coverage in a 10min M+S YouTube video. e.g. Yorkeys Crossing, Wirrapa S curve, Lake Hart, Tarcoola, blah blah...

Some of the facts flashed up on screen may be subject to fact checking.

In my opinion, there was probably an overuse of aerial photography that was perhaps too high up, although some of it was spectacular. Should have spent an extra hour covering the journey, IP on board operations etc.
ANR
You obviously don't get the point of Slow TV.

All the stuff you missed was left out deliberately.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The 3 hour Ghan version is on YouTube. Apparently there is a 17 hour one.

How long they remain on YouTube of course depends on how ling it takes SBS to find them (not loaded by SBS) and ask they be removed.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
The 3 hour Ghan version is on YouTube. Apparently there is a 17 hour one.
mikesyd
Early Saturday morning for the 17 hour version on SBS Viceland. Last time I checked the program guide it was 2:00am to 8:30pm.
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

If only someone could have done this slow tv capture for the old Ghan. It would have been broadcast over several weeks in some instances....
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

This is the third thread on this topic, but anyway.

The intended audience of the broadcast was not gunzels.

The whole point of "Slow TV" is that the subject matter is less important than the gently meditative nature of the broadcast. It's about scenery, immersive sounds, and so on. Hence why SBS, having proven the popularity of the idea, are doing boats and walking as well.

Crikey, it'd do all of us some good every once in a while to just enjoy the pretty pictures without getting our knickers knotted about how many crosses the train made or whether the facts about it were precisely accurate.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Yes, its not for Gunzels, and nor is it a GSR promo. Very little of the inside of the train is seen.

Mind you, they did organise the Ghan consist well, with Ghan liveried locomotives and 36 cars (no Motorail) - it did look quite impressive.
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

Watching the extended edition of the IP slow tv. The train is currently on the 478 km nullarbor straight.

Would train drivers be it on freight or pax services ever tire of watching this incredible 180 degree vista to the horizon?

I can't think of a job that could be better than this....
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

Caught a glimpse earlier,
# NRs appear well liked by crews, some comments made here. Cabs are remarkably quiet.
# around Forest WA, captioned that NASA's Skylab crashed in that general area. Local ranger fined the US $400 for littering Laughing Fine was rescinded when Jimmy Carter phoned and apologised.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Just arrived in Cook
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

# around Forest WA, captioned that NASA's Skylab crashed in that general area. Local ranger fined the US $400 for littering Laughing Fine was rescinded when Jimmy Carter phoned and apologised.
michaelgm
The litter fine from the Shire of Esperance was only ever intended as a joke, and was accordingly written off within a couple of months and without a presidential phone call.

Despite that, the fine was paid on NASA's behalf in 2009 after a publicity stunt organised by a local radio host in the USA.
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

My impressions .... What an amazing landscape. Hope that people are inspired to get out more and explore this big country.

People need to realise that there is life outside the cities.

The current mileage on these NRs and their reliability and power hauling long trains is incredible. Lots of bang for the buck at $5.5mil a pop.

One of the chefs is overworked.

Cooked breakfasts are popular.

More rail curve grease is needed east of Tarana. Maybe from the grease trap in the kitchen....
  ANR Assistant Commissioner

I forgot to mention ...

-how great it is that we design (for some of the part) and manufacture our own rolling stock from our own raw materials (positive compliments given by pax about their IP cabin space) and what a disgrace it is to he buying NSW rolling stock from overseas.

Also... the helicopter camera person gave up the ghost beyond Mount Victoria... They could have captured some aerial footage from Blackheath (Grand Canyon) and Katoomba (Jamison)....  The Mount Vic footage was brilliant.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
The 3 hour Ghan version is on YouTube. Apparently there is a 17 hour one.

How long they remain on YouTube of course depends on how ling it takes SBS to find them (not loaded by SBS) and ask they be removed.
mikesyd
Dont worry about Youtube it is on SBS On Demand.
  steam3801 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Newcastle
Bit embarrassing coming down from the Blue Mountains, watching the train being easily overtaken on roads beside the line, by D-doubles and other semitrailers.

Obvious that previous State governments (of all persuasions) quite happily spend (waste) money on levelling and straightening roads but couldn't give a stuff about tortuous and winding rail links.

However, having done both for real (IP and Ghan) it was an interesting experience watching the abridged and "full" versions. One disappointment with both (IP and Ghan) was the lack of location identification. Historical popups were excellent (The Ghan, more so) but would have appreciated the occasional caption particularly in some remote locations.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The 3 hour Ghan version is on YouTube. Apparently there is a 17 hour one.

How long they remain on YouTube of course depends on how ling it takes SBS to find them (not loaded by SBS) and ask they be removed.
Dont worry about Youtube it is on SBS On Demand.
Big J
Sadly, as I am overseas, I cant look at SBS On Demand as it is Geo Restricted. They seem to block VPN as well.
  Andrewdr Station Master

Mike
Have you got your VPN connected to Australia as the node?
I have no trouble accessing SBS on Demand this way
Cheers
Andrew
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Mike
Have you got your VPN connected to Australia as the node?
I have no trouble accessing SBS on Demand this way
Cheers
Andrew
Andrewdr
Yes, and tried several different ones too. SBS (and others) seem to have a list of known VPN's these days and block them.
  GS4 Train Controller

I recorded the whole thing on a usb plugged into a Hisense TV.  I was surprised the whole thing appears to have been saved although it looks to have automatically broken it into 7 pieces.  I will get around to watching it all again some time.

My TV is 32" and I had not really contemplated a bigger TV.  I was thinking slow TV would really be ideal on a much larger TV , huge would be great.
It would be more like having a big picture window in your house, just like a normal view there isn't usually police chases, explosions or super fast action requiring your constant attention for you to keep up and therefore comprehend whats going on.  

Slow TV on a huge screen would be more like an alternate "moving" reality outside your home viewed through the window.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The New Zealand show on last night and showed great footage of the train between Christchurch and Greymouth,  As the train came into Geymouth before the line arrives near the sea a branch connected off to the right of the main.  Any idea where this goes as I thought Greymouth was the terminus?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The New Zealand show on last night and showed great footage of the train between Christchurch and Greymouth,  As the train came into Geymouth before the line arrives near the sea a branch connected off to the right of the main.  Any idea where this goes as I thought Greymouth was the terminus?
bevans
Rapahoe Branch - Coal only - about 10 km long.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapahoe_Branch

The "Main Line" actually continues to Hokitika, and used to go further to Ross - Freight only.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Branch

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