Item Details

Steam Around the World: The African Archives

MVD
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Filmed in the dying years of the Age of Steam, we witness spectacular feats of engineering through central and southern Africa. The famous Victoria Falls Bridge, the Rhodesian Railways and Franco-Ethiopian Railways are featured, as well as the steam trains of South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and the Sudan.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
67 min.
Language
English
English (dubbed in)
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by MVD, 2006.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 11, 2017.
Contents
Steam Around the World: The African Archives—Introduction (0:33); East African Railway (4:36); Steam Locomotives (2:55); Dominant Locomotives (4:12); British Influence (2:25); Railway Extension (5:04); Rhodesia Railways (3:50); South Africa Rail Network (5:10); South Africa Steam Trains (4:08); Port Elizabeth (3:39); Table Mountain and Lourenco Marques (4:29); Dakar and Malawi (2:45); Ambiom Railway (7:24); Benguela Railway (4:46); Cubal to the Interior (5:07); Franco Ethiopian and Sudan Railways (3:32); Credits: Steam Around the World: The African Archives (2:02)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : MVD, [2006]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
140244 Infobase
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 7 min., 32 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Technical Details
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