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Railways in the Republic of Ireland DVD

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For anyone into the CIE era, I seriously recommend this DVD.

 

Filmed in 1987, there is the odd IR liveried coach, but for the most part it is CIE Black and Tan, with footage of Mk2's, Mk3's, Cravens, Park Royals, laminates, Ammonia, Guinness, cement,a cab ride in an A Class on the Ballybrophy branch and even 071s on the Limerick shuttle.

 

It is amazing how much the network has changed since then, and the DVD gives you 56 mins of pure nostalgia, with the odd incorrect caption thrown in. No commentary; just loco and train sounds.

 

http://www.anbricofelixjaz.com/Website%20Copy_AV42_Ireland_DVD.pdf

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For anyone into the CIE era, I seriously recommend this DVD.

 

Filmed in 1987, there is the odd IR liveried coach, but for the most part it is CIE Black and Tan, with footage of Mk2's, Mk3's, Cravens, Park Royals, laminates, Ammonia, Guinness, cement,a cab ride in an A Class on the Ballybrophy branch and even 071s on the Limerick shuttle.

 

It is amazing how much the network has changed since then, and the DVD gives you 56 mins of pure nostalgia, with the odd incorrect caption thrown in. No commentary; just loco and train sounds.

 

http://www.anbricofelixjaz.com/Website%20Copy_AV42_Ireland_DVD.pdf

 

Do you happen to know if this is a region free DVD (i.e. will play in devices in N America)? And likely to be PAL rather than NTSC…..

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Do you happen to know if this is a region free DVD (i.e. will play in devices in N America)? And likely to be PAL rather than NTSC…..

 

It is Region 2 and PAL, so won't play on a US NTSC Region 1 player unless you chipped the DVD player, or unless it is multi-region. An option is to 'rip' it to an MPEG file on a PC or Mac using commercial DVD ripping software (e.g. cucusoft). You could then watch it on a PC/Mac, iPad or TV via hdmi cable.

 

In the early years of DVD in the late 90s we used to buy DVDs as region 1 NTSC discs from US suppliers, but played them on chipped DVD players that could handle region switching as well as NTSC playback. The restrictiveness of regional locking has been replaced by the internet which instead uses IP addresses to restrict available content to appropriate markets (e.g. Netflix, BBC player, etc)

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The restrictiveness of regional locking has been replaced by the internet which instead uses IP addresses to restrict available content to appropriate markets (e.g. Netflix, BBC player, etc)

 

Yep, already experienced this when a site member would recommend a TV program only to find it restricted by IP address:mad:

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