A vote of thanks from Scott

 
  guzzie Beginner


Very Happy
A huge thank you to you all for tuning in and giving the show such a positive viewing. Generally it went well and the ratings were very respectable over a million on Sunday night and 1.2 mil for the Vietnam ep. so there's plenty of armchair train lovers as well as us 'maniacs'out there.
There's still one ep to go the Savannahland about far north Queensland and channel 7 haven't scheduled it yet so I hope they do - maybe a bit of prompting is required.
The DVD has more stuff in it than the Channel 7ep which was only 44 minutes long (for ad breaks) and the DVD versions are 55" each ep. In case you need, EZE-DVD has it or JB hi-fi can get it in from Magna Pacific.
The show is off overseas now and if it's like the last one it'll still be popping up 6 years after the event.
Somebody was asking- we actually started shooting late 2002 and finished a year later. That Junee stuff was shot Jan 2003 (in the middle of those horrendous buhfires)
I've got a new show on Sat. night called Australian Icon towns it's on the history channel at 7.30p.m. and I managed to squeeze in a rail story in just about every segment.
Thanks again for your support and great feedback see ya Down The Line

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  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
The real positive about this show is Scott has been able to pitch it to the non-railway enthusiast audience (the vast majority of the population).
One of the common mistakes that railfans make is too much focus on the trains and forgetting the districts and towns they served. I thought the Cooma-Monaro line coverage was fantastic, as it really merged the railway and the landscape. My wife and two daughters (normally suspicious of any rail enthusiast media) thought it was great.
  joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Scott,
I really enjoyed your show and loved every minute of it, except the ad breaks  8).  I am looking forward to the final episode on CH7 in a few weeks time.
  L254 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Scott
I have been enjoying your show, i tape it and cut the ad breaks out then watch it without the ads.
  K163 Chief Commissioner

Location: Well you see that house over there? Well it's not that one.
I love the Vic and Sa episode the best, especialy the PB dream.
  mars Chief Commissioner

Location: Rail SA
Good seriese Scott. Loved the NZ south Island Trip (The steamhauled TransAlpine journey through the snow looked great), however when it came to the combind SA/Vic show; In my humble oppinion left a fair bit to be desiered.
Would you consider doing a show similar to the South Australian Steam show (aired around '93-'94) and covered Tourist (particually) Steam railways in SA. Would it be of interest to you to do one for the other states of Australia?
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
Scott, I would like to see the Ghan covered as it now comes all the way to Darwin and it has yet to be covered in a series such as Down The Line. During the stops you could cover the Central Aust and North Aust Railways.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Thanks, guzzie, for such a wonderful series. It is a great way to showcase our railway heritage to the population at large, and you are doing a magnificent job in doing just that.

I still would like to know, in one of your latest episodes recently, how did you manage to nick that fired up unattended loco, and take it for a run without anyone knowing about it? Or is that a trade secret?  LaughingVery HappySmile
  Enfield_NSW Train Controller

Location: Enfield NSW
Scott,

Congratulations on such a fine series. I have enjoyed watching the show, and reading the comments made in this forum. The Vietnam show was an eye opener, reminded me of Thailand.

I've asked Santa to get me the DVD
  Enfield_NSW Train Controller

Location: Enfield NSW
Scott,

Congratulations on such a fine series. I have enjoyed watching the show, and reading the comments made in this forum. The Vietnam show was an eye opener, reminded me of Thailand.

I've asked Santa to get me the DVD
  steveo2004 Chief Commissioner

When i got time to watch it I did but I wanted to see more of the 3801 thats one show I watch because of that, But i will go and get the dvd's soon I hope.

Keep up the good worrk
  Maikha Moderator Not a gunzel

Scott

Your episode on Vietnam was absolutely fantastic!  Very Happy  I learnt more about my homeland railways than what I knew living in Ho Chi Minh City  Wink

Also, some people have shown an itch to visit your property in Mudgee. How often (If ever) would you allow visitors onto your railway dominated property?


Cheers
Maikha "V" Ly

P.S. Come visit the 3801 Limited diesel train that comes to Mudgee on Saturday 29th of January 2005.
  Warks Minister for Railways

Location: Near H30+059
Great stuff Scott. I loved it. Also well done on making it in such a way not to appear a total dork trainspotter type show. My 5 year old loves it - I don't let him watch much TV (rots the brain) but now I've taped that last episode without ads (can't have him looking at those Bonds girls' undies ads!) he wants to watch it all the time.  If you are looking for future ideas you're in the right place here!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Scott, I would like to see the Ghan covered as it now comes all the way to Darwin and it has yet to be covered in a series such as Down The Line. During the stops you could cover the Central Aust and North Aust Railways.
"Shacks"


Actually, Scott covered the NT (or some of it) in his last series "Railway Adevntures across Australia". It would be nice to build on that for  a Darwin experience.

Regards,
Brian
  Enfield_NSW Train Controller

Location: Enfield NSW
can't have him looking at those Bonds girls' undies ads!
"Warks"


Hey, that's one of my favorite ads !  Laughing
  ashman Chief Plonker

Location: Sydney
)Hi

Although I am a young teenager I did watch the series, and I wish it was still on. I especially liked the NSW episode on the old Cooma line. I was not alive when it was in operation but cousins and brothers have told me what it used to be like. I have gone down to Cooma to see the old railway and hope it would re-open. Sad
I can still remember the old days (in my life)when i was 4 or 5 or 6 when the "Railway Adventures" program was on. I will never forget the Queensland episode with the Tropical rainforests.
The sugar cane railways and the long shot of the Indian Pacific on the way out of Sydney. I taped them but some have gone missing (mum Evil or Very Mad ) It brings back memories of hoping one day to become a train driver. To this day I still think about becoming a train driver. The thrill of whistling in an old country town, people waving when you go past. Smile
I do play Microsoft Train Simulator but I think it would be much more realistic, exciting and fun to drive a real train. With the detailed surroundings and the real noises.
GREAT show Scott, hope you do more series!!!(maybe even longer Very Happy )
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Scott, It was great to see you doing a railway show again, and may I say the best yet, it suprized me to know that Vieitnam still has steam locomotives operating in regulator service (and hope they get preserved when withdrawn)

Have every visited Richmond Vale Rail & Mining Museum, 5k south of Kurri Kurri?

Have you any more railway shows in mind, if so would you be able to visit Richmond Vale Railway Museum and have it on a show?

Phone Numbers are:

(02) 4937 5344 (weekends)

(02) 4966 4357 (Tours)

(02) 4358 0190 (Enguiries)

Your Australian one way fantastic, You being able to drive that South Australian Steam Locomotive all on your own, you are so lucky. All I'v done so far is have a cab ride in all the operation locomotives at Richi, steam locos, SMR 30 & 0-4-0ST 'Marjorie', Diesel locos BHP 34 & 'The Planet', and look inside the cab of 3801 and the Hudswell Clark 2Ft Gauge Cane Locomotive, preserved at Timbertown.

Anyway it was good to see you trainning around and I really look foward for seing more of your shows on TV and will looking around to buy your DVD.

So thank you Scott, and you have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

2005 is 150th Annervirsery of the railways of NSW, a great time to make some more shows.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Thanks muchly for your railway shows, Scott - you're bringing not only much needed (IMHO) attention to this subject, but as remarked above by Warks, in such a way that dispels the dorky trainspotter image.

I've remarked elsewhere in this forum that it would be great to see you cover abandoned lines to some extent - any plans in that direction?

More power to you, sir! Well DoneClapWink
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
I love the shows that scott puts on and all the different places he visits. I hope they will continue for a long time to come.
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
How I would love to be in that house!!

Scott, well done. I've ordered both 'Rail adventures accross Australia' and 'down the line' from santa this year. Top effort for both series, and hope to be seeing another in the future.
  Enfield_NSW Train Controller

Location: Enfield NSW
I've ordered both 'Rail adventures accross Australia' and 'down the line' from santa ...
"sarail"


Where have you ordered them from ?, I can't find Down the Line around Sydney.

Has Santa got them in stock ?
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Ive ordered mine from Ezy-DVD at the Myer Centre in Adelaide. You can order online at http://www.ezydvd.com.au
  Enfield_NSW Train Controller

Location: Enfield NSW
Ive ordered mine from Ezy-DVD at the Myer Centre in Adelaide. You can order online at http://www.ezydvd.com.au
"sarail"


When I go to the web site, it states "Temporarily out of stock". They have been out of stock for over 2 months, or they havn't updated their web page
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Here in SA, They were "in stock" a week ago, so perhaps since then they've run out...
  EL60 Chief Commissioner

Location: left
i enjoyed your shows Scott i liked both Railway Adventures Across Australia and Down the line  Very HappyVery Happy . next time you do a railway show in Victoria plz do 1 on a Steamrail tour as they have fantastic locos like R761,K153 & K190 and great wooden and steel carriages as well  Very HappyVery Happy

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