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A NOSTALGIC RAILWAY TRIP THROUGH PAKISTAN'S NORTH WEST FRONTIER
TO THE KHYBER PASS.

The Bolan Pass
Vintage Alco diesels from the 1950s growl their way up 1 in 25 gradients on Asia's steepest and most dramatic main line. Over the great Elgin Viaduct, through the baronial portals of 'Cascade' and 'Mary Jane' tunnels, our camera is specially mounted on the front of the locomotive to give us a unique view of these engineering marvels of the old British Raj.

Edwardian Classics
Stars of the broad gauge steam roster are the elegant Edwardian inside cylinder 4-4-0s of the SPS Class, seen on local passenger service at Malakwal, along with their 0-6-0 stablemates of the SGS type. In the desert regions near the Indian border we see Pakistan's newest steam engines, Canadian War Department locos of 1946, in their last months of

service at Samasata, and meter gauge British 4-6-0s dating from 1914 at Mirpur Khas on an isolated stretch of the old Jodhpur Railway.

The Khyber Pass
Closed for many years, the railway through the famous Khyber Pass has now been re-opened using its original 1925-built 2-8-0s from Kitson of Leeds. These doughty veterans storm up the switchbacks through the rugged scenery of this tribal territory to the summit at Landi Kotal, with its breathtaking views of the great Afghan Plain beyond.

Duration: 48 mins.

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