BP1170 Glacier Express

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Model:  BP1170
Brand:  Van den Burg

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BP1170 Glacier Express
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in this magnificent film of the Glacier Express the viewer is immersed in one of the most impressive and romantic train journeys of the world.  Over a century ago travellers discovered the Alps and quiet mountain villages such as Zermatt and St Moritz changed into centres of health and adventure- especially as they became accessible by the amazing rail links. In the 1920s the Brig-Visp-Zermatt Bahn, Furka Overlap Bahn and the Rhatische Bahn created a direct connection between Wallis and Graubunden and the time was right for a luxury train between Zermatt and St Moritz- the Glacier Express became a reality on June 25th 1930.  While the BVZ and RhB used electric locomotives the FO used steam until the 1940s. Because of snow and avalanche dangers the journey over the Furka Berstrecke below the Rhone glacier was not possible in winter until 1982 when the Furka base tunnel opened . During the 80s and 90s the Glacier Express grew from "the world's slowest express train" into one of Switzerland's top attractions with panorama coaches and top quality passenger service. In 2003 the BVZ and FO merged into the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn or MGB. The Glacier Express remains true to the tradition of luxury and top quality and many thousands of passengers from across the world make the journey annually.

Van den Burg 2009 RT 70 mins

 

 

All Ticket to Ride, Perren, TG Trains and Van den Burg products are in PAL format. Region free (0).  

      DVD and BluRay compatibility in North America.

  • Regions format and players
  • Region 1 USA, Canada, US Territories
  • All Region 1 DVDs are NTSC format. Many north American players are still NTSC region 1 only.
  • Region 0 (region free) DVDs can be PAL or NTSC format. Ticket to Ride, Perren, TG Trains are all PAL format
  • The latest models of DVD players sold in north America are usually NTSC & PAL  compatible.              
  •  TVs
  • Some North American TVs play NTSC only.
  • The latest TVs in north America play both 50Hz (European) and 60Hz (US)- probably High Definition sets.
  • BluRay  discs
  • To be able to play Blu-Ray discs,  you need a HDTV (High Definition Television), a multi region Blu-Ray Disc Player, HDMI cable and a Blu-Ray Disc.  Please note that BR players are also capable of playing standard DVDs.
  • Summary
  • The requirements for North American customers to watch PAL DVDs are:
  • a multi region DVD player and a PAL compatible TV system;
  • or be willing to watch the movie using a pc/laptop DVD ROM drive (pcs are not format dependent.
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  • please contact us by email if you have any questions or would like a sample PAL disc sent.

Delivery

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All items destined for UK  and Channel Isles addresses are sent Royal Mail 1st Class

All items destined for Europe and Rest of the World are sent by Air Mail

Post and packaging costs

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