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Overnight: National Geographic's The Great Indian Railways © ( IRFCA

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From YouTube:

Filmed in 1995, this documentary is a nostalgiac look at the end of steam trains in India.

The film covers many facets of trains in India including the atmosphere of a second-class compartment, the luxury of the Palace on Wheels, the madness of a train pulling into a station as coolies jostle for an attempt to carry passengers' baggage, the role of the station masters, even a look at the legendary Toy Train of Darjeeling and a miniature train that runs on a maharaja's tabletop bearing decanters to dinner guests.

There is a strong emphasis on the emotional value of the railway system to its passengers and employees. You will be surprised by how antique and manually operated the system was in 1995.

This film is especially recommended for train buffs and those interested in travel to India. It gives a good feel of what it must be like to be there.

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Thursday Links

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linksThursday Links from The Political Carnival

One Photo Which Says Everything about the US and China These Days

On Ukraine, Merkel Finds Limits of Her Rapport With Putin

Oddballs of the Geneva motor show

Cycling in cities: the search for the world's most bike-friendly metropolis

Saving BBC3 'would have meant cutting funds for dramas such as Sherlock'

Finnish Girl Speaks Gibberish with Perfect Accents to Show what Languages Sound like to Foreigners

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Overnight: Switzerland: Swiss Rail: Zürich to St. Moritz

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SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Swiss Rail: Zürich to St. Moritz

A journey you'll like:

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Video Overnight Thread- A 267 mph Ride On The Shanghai Maglev Train

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Yeah, no regular old 80 mph trains for the U.S., but China can construct a buttload of these things. Swear to god, Republicans have no long term visions except destruction. Via.

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