World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys: S1 E6 Switzerland

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This UK Channel 5 series has been quite enjoyable, and the latest episode (6) shows the RhB Bernina Line and Glacier Express. Scenic views, cab views, infrastructure and some shots of the maintenance works at Chur.
They are basically one hour adverts for the lucky railways selected, but none the worse for that.
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dutchelm

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I'm sure several of the shots were played backwards. A set of coaches emerging from a tunnel followed by the loco. No driving cab in the rear coach.
 
PhilP

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I'm sure several of the shots were played backwards. A set of coaches emerging from a tunnel followed by the loco. No driving cab in the rear coach.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Now I have to watch it! :rolleyes:
 
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I'm sure several of the shots were played backwards. A set of coaches emerging from a tunnel followed by the loco. No driving cab in the rear coach.
I saw that and just assumed that as that was the steepest descent section the loco was at the rear for a purpose. A bit further on they swap locos so thought that made the swap over easier.

Or they played the footage backwards!

Paul
 
rhaetianfan

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I'm sure several of the shots were played backwards. A set of coaches emerging from a tunnel followed by the loco. No driving cab in the rear coach.
Yes, they were played backwards. Some really awesome shots which were spoilt for me by being reversed - a train apparently going up the Brusio viaduct with two ABe 4/4s pushing and no driving trailer (not that driving trailers are used on the Bernina anyway!). Some of the commentary was a bit inane too, such as the loco being changed at Chur from a Ge 4/4 II to an even more powerful loco - another Ge 4/4 II.

The scenery is well shown though, and this is a programme about the most scenic railway journeys in the world so, technical details apart, it does deliver. Worth seeing.

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I didn't twig when I saw the motor coaches at the end of the train, just assumed they were being towed somewhere. It sunk in when I saw the coaches emerging from the tunnel first.
 
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Been there! This year's holiday
 
Brixham

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Backwards..there's an overhead longshot where some of the road traffic appears to be driving on the left.

Why do they spoil a good programme by using naff features.

It's much harder to do with steam locos....It may be a Portillo series featuring an early german steam loco...the steam in the air miraculously enters the cylinders!

Just remembered..the loco may be Der Adler

Malcolm
 
Gizzy

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I watched it too and mentioned to Mizzy that the trains seemed to be running backwards?

Wasn't just me then.... o_O
 
dutchelm

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I'm certain I have seen the shot of the train backing out of the tunnel on another railway program.
 
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There seems to be a lot of cross use between programmes on Quest/ Yesterday too, I assume it’s the same production company padding stuff out to get the most out of the footage!
This channel 5 programme seems to have shots used in the Yesterday or Quest series on, I think it was, extreme trains.
Much like the ‘Secrets of the Railways’ programmes used stuff from their WW2 and impossible engineering ;) Stock footage reuse is common and I regularly see stuff used in military programmes that is nothing to do with the area they are talking about and frequently the wrong country’s forces!
 
Gavin Sowry

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Why do I always get sucked in with these programmes. Thing is with most of them, it is usually very little to do with the train, and more some of the obscure restaurants, or personalities along the way.
And, technical editing of rail operations leaves a lot to be desired, e.g. same train only a few miles apart, and it is a different consist, or as you have observed going backwards, or the other direction.
 
dunnyrail

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Why do I always get sucked in with these programmes. Thing is with most of them, it is usually very little to do with the train, and more some of the obscure restaurants, or personalities along the way.
And, technical editing of rail operations leaves a lot to be desired, e.g. same train only a few miles apart, and it is a different consist, or as you have observed going backwards, or the other direction.
Quite so, I do not watch TV, not even having a License or or way to watch it. However at my mates pad he has all these sort of TV shows on (whilst having his head in his pc or mobile) and I note what drivel they are. The building and mending shows are even worse with constant drama of what could go wrong as if it was not obvious.

Don’t get sucked in.

Spend time on the workbench and make something. If you really want to know about your chosen Railway look at YT, plenty of good footage generally without some driveling idiot pontificating about nothing and plenty of older footage as well.
 
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Unfortunately everything needs to be done NOW at the cheapest possible price. It was probably spliced together by some poor unpaid intern on work experience
 
JimmyB

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I recorded the programme and watched it last night, and the scene is obvious, though not too distracting from the scenery. One thing I notice about most of these railway programmes is they talk about a specific journey and a specific train crew, yet the train shots are often of different trains, as they comment on the single journey. for this grumpy old man this continuity is the worse.