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Darjeeling 1930


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Film Id:F16-0416
Film Description:Unedited travelogue
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A Kahop film of 1930 Reel 25

“A trip to the roof of the world” [On Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, aka "The toy train"]

“Four hundred miles north of Calcutta in Bengal is”

“Darjeeling ‘Land of the thunderbolt and home of Mount Everest and the mighty Kinchinjuga”

“The last 50 miles one ascends via the diminutive..” (Himalayan Railway)

“Even these baby locomotives must be fed and watered”

"The little train passes through the foothills of the Himalayas"

"Mt. Everest Hotel at Darjeeling"

"Storm clouds often play at the foot of

‘The roof of the world’. The mighty Himalaya mountain ranges as seen from are hotel windows are 45 miles distant"

"The native tea market"

"Music makes the world seem gayer"
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
Topics:Railroad travel, Darjeeling, British colonies, India, Hill stations, B Class steam locomotives, Marketplaces, Himalayas
Tags: B Class steam locomotives | British colonies | Darjeeling | Hill stations | Himalayas | India | Marketplaces | Railroad travel
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