At last. A DVD offering extensive coverage of the DHR, mainly taken from the front of the locomotive. For the first time ever, video production company Video 125, in association with the DHRS, has produced a Driver’s eye view of the Railway. This will be published in two parts: part 1 - New Jalpaiguri to Tindharia, and part 2 - Tindharia to Darjeeling.
Part 2 is available now, and was filmed on board ‘B’ class locos hauling the steam charter train on its second day, starting at Tindharia and continuing to Darjeeling. Much of the fascinating history of the line is in Jonathan Kydd’s narration. Written and produced by Peter Middleton, edited running time 2 hours 24 minutes.
For those with a strong interest in the DHR, this DVD is essential viewing.
New Google Arts & Culture page with stories about DHRS
ADRIAN SHOOTER CBE
1948 – 2022
The Society very much regrets to announce that our President, Adrian Shooter passed away yesterday 13th December 2022 after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Barbara Shooter has asked that Adrian’s final words be conveyed to his many friends in the UK, India and around the World:
“By the time you read this I shall have gone peacefully to sleep in a clinic in Switzerland. This is very much what I wanted to do.
As I write this my MND symptoms are getting rapidly worse with the result that I cannot exist without constant care and attention to the most basic requirements.
If I had not done this I would have been condemned to months or quite possibly years of being confined to bed, unable to do anything for myself including talking.
Thank you for your friendship over many years.
I am only sorry that we were unable to say goodbye properly
The Memorial Service for Adrian Shooter was on Saturday 7th January at 1:30pm GMT and was filmed, it will be available for the next 3 months at www.funeralstream.tv/shooter
There is a link to a web page put up by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)