Train films/shows on TV

 
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Surprising that he could find enough material under that heading to fill six weeks .....?

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Michael Portillo could waffle about anything for 6 weeks.
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
I understand that the ghan doesn't run as often as a lot of other trains and didn't cover some of the places he went to last night, but I can't help but feel a bit disappointed about Portillo last night, I mean he spent 10-15 minutes on the Pichi Richi, then travelled to Alice Springs via a cattle farm by 4WD, spent 20 minutes on the ghan and then finished up in Darwin in time for ANZAC Day. I just hope it gets better.

I did like the dedication at the end of the show about the bushfires though
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I understand that the ghan doesn't run as often as a lot of other trains and didn't cover some of the places he went to last night, but I can't help but feel a bit disappointed about Portillo last night, I mean he spent 10-15 minutes on the Pichi Richi, then travelled to Alice Springs via a cattle farm by 4WD, spent 20 minutes on the ghan and then finished up in Darwin in time for ANZAC Day. I just hope it gets better.

I did like the dedication at the end of the show about the bushfires though
n459L1150
There was bugger all about rail and the Ghan, other than some beautiful aerial photos of Pichi Richi. The program could comfortably be reduced by around 50%.
We all know about the treatment of Aboriginals and their children in the past and regret it but I, for one, don't need every Pommie TV person who comes here lecturing us about it.
I, too, hope that it gets better.
What there was of the Ghan itself put me off. I suppose that I live in another era where some level of decorum was expected in the Lounge Car and as for those untidy uniforms and bloody silly hats worn by train staff the less said the better.
(Nevertheless it seems to attract the passengers which is what counts at the end of the day.)
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Michael Portillo could waffle about anything for 6 weeks.
Valvegear
But this was much worse and less interesting than usual.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Michael Portillo could waffle about anything for 6 weeks.
"Valvegear"

But this was much worse and less interesting than usual.
"YM-Mundrabilla"

I wouldn't have thought that was possible.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Michael Portillo could waffle about anything for 6 weeks.

But this was much worse and less interesting than usual.

I wouldn't have thought that was possible.
Valvegear
To my mind it could be worse.
At least Portillo isn't into the contrived catastrophes and potential disasters (yet ?) that so many of these sort of shows feature to cover up for proper research and detailed facts.
We're doomed, doomed, I tell you! (Private Fraser in Dad's Army)
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Haven't watched it yet but I did "tape" it on my hard drive recorder for later. I always get disappointed when these things wander off track (pun intended) and talk about things not related to trains and the development of the railways as if they need a broader appeal or nobody will watch.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Afew days ago on  7 mate -0 outback truckers had a interestin scene. A Semi + trailer  was  monstering a small car, and as they approached a level crossing hte warning lights were on. next shot is the actual crossing lights on. Then the truck, going too fast blames the car for stopping,  veers onto the other side of the road and just sails qacross hte track. Painit ing ht car as the culprit.

I hope they were talked to by police as a result - televising bad and dangerour  actions.

Regards,
David Head

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