Trains

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at April 7, 2020
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
BDRip | MOV | 1920x1080 | English | H264 @ 4176 kbps | AC-3 @ 448 kbps | 1 h 32 min | 2.99 GiB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream Of Trains (1984) Expanded Remastered 1995 [Re-Up]

Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream Of Trains (1984) Expanded Remastered 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sequel Records | # RSACD 821 | Time: 01:08:44
Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Acoustic

After the debacle that was the making of 1982's Groovy Decay, Robyn Hitchcock briefly retired from music, and when he returned it was with an album that offered a thoroughly uncompromised vision of Hitchcock's imagination. Released in 1984, I Often Dream of Trains was a primarily acoustic set with Hitchcock handling nearly all the instruments and vocals by himself; the tone is spare compared to the full-on rock & roll of his recordings with the Soft Boys or his solo debut, Black Snake Diamond Role, but the curious beauty of Hitchcock's melodies is every bit as striking in these stripped-down sessions, and the surreal imagery of "Flavour of Night," "Trams of Old London," and the title song comes to vivid and enchanting life. Hitchcock's off-kilter wit has rarely been as effective as it is on this album; the jaunty harmonies of "Uncorrected Personality Traits" are the ideal complement for the song's psychobabble, "Sounds Great When You're Dead" manages to be funny and a bit disturbing at once, and the drunken campfire singalong of "Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus" was joyously sloppy enough to inspire a cover by the Replacements.
BBC Time Shift - The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys (2015)

BBC Time Shift - The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys (2015)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3052 Kbps | 59 min 20 s | 1.32 GB
Audio: English AAC 127 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Timeshift journeys back to a lost era of rail travel, when trains had names, character and style. Once the pride of the railway companies that ran them, the named train is now largely consigned to railway history.

Trains of Thoughts (2012)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Feb. 23, 2020
Trains of Thoughts (2012)

Trains of Thoughts (2012)
WEBRip | 1h 25mn | 720x322 | MP4 AVC@1100Kbps | AAC@256Kbps 2CH | 0.82 GiB
WEBRip 1080p | 1h 25mn | 1920x858 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps | AAC@224Kbps 2CH | 1.63 GiB
WEB-DL 1080p | 1h 25mn | 1920x1080 | MKV AVC@5000Kbps | AAC@192Kbps 2CH | 3.08 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Documentary, Musical | Subtitles: English, 中文

Trains of Thoughts is an audio-visual essay, which reflects upon and compares metro systems around the world.

Smithsonian Ch. - Mighty Trains: Series 3 (2019)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 2, 2020
Smithsonian Ch. - Mighty Trains: Series 3 (2019)

Smithsonian Ch. - Mighty Trains: Series 3 (2019)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 4928 Kbps | 6x~46mn | 9.21 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

From the locomotive to rail traffic control to the maintenance depot, Mighty Trains takes audiences on a journey riding the rails around the world. We will follow the engineers and conductors as they navigate their way through busy rail yards, vie for priority departures and deal with the unexpected, oftentimes on railways designed almost 200 years ago.
Science Ch. - Impossible Engineering Series 4: Trains of the Abyss (2018)

Science Ch. - Impossible Engineering Series 4: Trains of the Abyss (2018)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4624 Kbps | 42 min 29 s | 1.41 GiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The world's most incredible trains cross deadly canyons and chasms of terrifying heights, and were made possible by expert engineering and cutting-edge technology.
Science Ch. - Impossible Engineering Series 4: Mega City Trains (2018)

Science Ch. - Impossible Engineering Series 4: Mega City Trains (2018)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4625 Kbps | 42 min 29 s | 1.41 GiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The world's busiest cities are kept running by innovative train systems built with expert engineering and cutting-edge technology.
Closely Watched Trains (1966) [The Criterion Collection #131] [ReUP 2018]

Closely Watched Trains (1966)
A FIlm by Jirí Menzel
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:25 | 4,00 Gb
Audio: Czech AC3 1.0 @ 96 Kbps | Subtitles: English | Cover+Booklet
Genre: Comedy, Drama | The Criterion Collection #131

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.
Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004)
Orchestre National de Lyon, conducted by David Robertson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naïve | # MO 782167 | Time: 01:05:01

There’s something special about this version of Different Trains. It’s the one commissioned by Wolfgang Sawallisch and David Robertson and their respective orchestras (Philadelphia and Lyon) in 2001 for string orchestra, and it impresses immediately by the richness of its vastly expanded sound palette. Though it may be heresy to say so, I never found the original string quartet version entirely convincing. This recording shows why: inside that frenetic chamber work was a much larger piece trying to get out, and here it is, fully realised, as it were, in glorious technicolor.
The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)
The London Steve Reich Ensemble; Kevin Griffiths, conductor; Vincent Corver, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 0 87319 2 0 | 00:54:43

The hook for this terrific recording of three of Steve Reich's most attractive works is the use of alternate versions of the several pieces that differ from the original recordings on Nonesuch. This recording has Reich's imprimatur; he enthusiastically recommends the performances in a program note. The most radical departure from the original version is Piano Counterpoint, Vincent Corver's arrangement of Six Pianos for a single live pianist with the other five parts prerecorded. This allows the piece to fit nicely into Reich's "Counterpoint" series, which includes Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and New York Counterpoint for clarinets. Corver also speeds up the tempo so the piece has an even more propulsive aural energy, although in live performance it's hard to beat the visceral excitement of six pianists on-stage. The London Steve Reich Ensemble version of the Triple Quartet, unlike the Kronos Quartet's premiere recording, uses three live quartets, and is one of three performance options that Reich specified in the score, the third being an orchestral version with 36 players. This is the first commercial recording of this version.