Published:  2014
Format:  DVD, region 2
Duration:  100 minutes

Status:  In Stock

£20.00

Synopsis

Volume 5

Railways of Britain 1960 to 1962 – Further coverage of the Scottish railtour of 1960 then moving geographically down the British Isles via Cromford & High Peak Railway, Kings Cross, Birmingham, the Central Wales Line and far West of Wales ending up in the West Country. Highlights include a ride along the Kyle of Lochalsh line, Kings Cross Top Shed, a Duchess at Aston, Super Ds on the Central Wales line, “Counties” and “Granges” in West Wales (in colour) and a cab ride on on eof the ancient Beattie Well tanks..

SCOTLAND – Forres with a 2P, the Black Isle Branch behind a Caley 0-6-0, the Far North Line with Black 5s on passenger & freight, a trip to Kyle of Lochalsh behind a Black 5 and Pickersgill 4-4-0. CROMFORD & HIGH PEAK – lineside and action shots from open wagons on a brake van tour behind a J94. BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT – a Super D takes us on a circular tour of the the city and then we visit Walsall, Brickyard Crossing, and Bescot Shed. A Duchess, a Scot, and a Britannia at Aston preceed a detailed view of the Barnt Green to Evesham Line. WELSH BORDERS – From Ellesmere to Wrexham, then a major feature of the LNWR Central Wales Line with Super Ds, 8Fs, Black 5s etc. Most stations south of Craven Arms to LLandridnod Wells are covered. WEST WALES – line st west of Carmarthen are seen – the Cardigon branch, Pembroke, Fishguard and Milfird Haven. Granges, Halls, Counties and Castle mix it with Panniers, Prairies and Moguls.

Volume 6

Railways of Britain 1962 to 1965 The ominous years dominated by the infamous Dr.Beeching cuts.

Southern England: Reading (SR), Basingstoke, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Gillingham, Yeovil Jct and Templecombe featuring all kinds of Bullieds, Moguls, an S15 & M7s.

Western Lines: 14xxs on the Chalfont branch Auto, Manors and Prairies from Stourbridge Jct to Dudley. Market Drayton to Buildwas. 4082 “Windsor Castle” at West Bromwich on the Royal Train. Aberavon Town, Hirwaun and Abernant with 57xx, 56xx & 41xx.

Ex-LMS Routes: from Swansea Victoria to Pontardulais behind a Black 5; comings and goings at Southport with Black 5s, Fairburns, a Capriotti 5, Standards and so on. Along the coast to Preston and Blackpool. A Crab, and a Peak at Bromsgrove together with 45552 “Silver Jubilee”. Lincolnshire from Peterborough East to Seaton and Stamford. The Market Harborough and Newport Pagnell branches.

Main Lines under Threat: The GWR line through Birmingham, at Snow Hill, Handsworth and Smethwick and West Bromwich with continuous action of Halls, 56xxs, 41xx, Panniers, 9Fs, Britannias, Black 5s. Marylebone and Rugby Central with more run bys including 9Fs on passenger trains and Woodhead Electric 27001 at Hadfield.

Freight in the North East: NER Q6s and air-fitted 9Fs on the Consett Tyne Dock line, at South Pelaw, Lambton Colliery tanks, BR Class 2 at Wooler.

Scottish Region Roundup: From Killin to Forfar with the 1962 Scottish Railtour featuring 0-4-4T 55260, “Glen Douglas”, 80092, 65345, 57375, Caley 123 & “Gordon Highlander.”