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B & R Vol.209 Southern Steam Miscellany No.1B & R Vol.209 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.1
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Cab Ride CHN14: London Marylebone to Oxford & Return

Cab Ride CHN14: London Marylebone to Oxford & Return

21.95

A return cab ride journey aboard a Class 168 (4 car unit) of Chiltern Railways from London (Marylebone) to Oxford calling at High Wycombe, Bicester Village & Oxford Parkway before terminating at Oxford.

On the return journey we additionally call at Haddenham & Thames Parkway
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Cab Ride NR81: Doncaster to Leeds & return (all electric stopping service)

Cab Ride NR81: Doncaster to Leeds & return (all electric stopping service)

21.95

A return cab-ride journey aboard a Class 322 (4 car unit all electric service) of Northern Rail from Doncaster to Leeds calling at Bentley, Adwick, South Elmsall, Fitzwilliam, Sandal & Agbrigg, Wakefield Westgate & Outwood before terminating at Leeds. Then the return journey with reverse stopping pattern.
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Cab Ride GBRF123: Whatley Quarry to Hanwell Loop (185-mins) (2xDVD)

Cab Ride GBRF123: Whatley Quarry to Hanwell Loop (185-mins) (2xDVD)

25.99

A cab-ride journey from Whatley Quarry to Hanwell Loop (West London) via Westbury, Newbury, Reading West, Reading & Maidenhead aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf passing through Murdercombe Tunnel, Great Elm Tunnel, Bedlam Tunnel, along Whatley Quarry Single, Frome North Jcn ,Clink Road Jcn, Fairwood Jcn, Westbury South Jcn, Westbury Down Reception, Westbury, Westbury North Jcn, Heywood Road Jcn, Pewsey, Bedwyn, Hungerford, Kintbury, Newbury, Newbury Race Course, Thatcham, Midgham, Aldermaston, Theale Down/Up Goods Loop, Theale, Southcote Jcn, Reading West,Westbury Line Jcn, ]Reading, Reading New Jcn, Twyford West Jcn, Twyford, Ruscombe Jcn, Maidenhead, Taplow, Burnham, Slough West Jcn, Slough, Dolphin Jcn, Langley,Iver, West Drayton, West Drayton East Jcn, Hayes & Harlington, Southall West Jcn and Southall before terminating at Hanwell Loop.
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Devon Branches: Gunnislake & Paignton (67-mins) (16:9) (Published February 2017)

Devon Branches: Gunnislake & Paignton (67-mins)  (16:9) (Published February 2017)

17.99

Two cab rides: Plymouth to Gunnislake, Newton Abbot to Paignton

The 14¾ mile long Gunnislake branch is the stub of the former LSWR main line from Plymouth to Exeter. Beyond Plymouth, this surprisingly remote line follows the River Tamar for much of the way. At Bere Alston, our class 150 Sprinter reverses onto the former Callington Branch, which takes us over the Tamar on a classic 120 ft high 12 arch viaduct into Cornwall. The line has steep gradients, tight curves and severe speed restrictions.

For the Paignton branch we join a class 143 pacer at Newton Abbot. The 'Riviera Line' is a 7¼ mile long double track branch that takes in the popular holiday resorts of Torquay and Paignton.

Narrated by Rob Curling, written by Peter Middleton.
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Devon Branches: Exmouth to Barnstaple (84-mins) (16:9) (Published February 2017)

Devon Branches: Exmouth to Barnstaple (84-mins)  (16:9) (Published February 2017)

20.00

This Driver's eye view follows two branch lines: the Exmouth Branch and the Barnstaple Branch.

We travel over both lines in one service, formed of a Class 143 Pacer. The branch from Exmouth to Extere hugs the shore o fthe wide River Exe estuary for the start of it's 9 miles to Exmouth Junction where it joins with the former LSWR main line from London Waterloo.

At Exeter St.David's this limited stop service heads north over the Barnstaple Branch. The single line runs for nearly 38 miles, the first section through Crediton being over the former LSWR main line into Plymouth and North Cormwall. Here we pass the down train. At Eggesford another train is passed and we follow the token exchange procedure from the signal box at Crediton. Our train then continues through the picturesque and scenic Devon countryside to Barnstaple in glorious sunshine.

Written by Peter Middleton and narrated by Rob Curling.
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Steam Video Issue 152: June/July 2017

Steam Video Issue 152: June/July 2017

12.95

Disk 1:

MAIN LINE STEAM DIARY

Mid February 2017 to Mid April 2017

5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’ ‘Belated Valentines Diner’ to Donington, the ‘Red Dragon’ to Cardiff including the climb of Llanvihangel Bank, the ‘Welsh Marches’ to South Wales, the ‘Moonraker’ to Salisbury - 34046 ‘Braunton’ running as ‘Lord Dowding’ on Cathedrals Expresses to Bristol and to Salisbury plus the ‘Royal Wessex’ to Weymouth - Black 5 45407 ‘Bath & Bristol Steam Express’ - Black 5 45212 on test run from Carnforth to Hellifield and Blackburn - 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ on ‘Midday Scot’ from Manchester to Edinburgh & the ‘Salopian Express’ to Shrewsbury - 46100 ‘Royal Scot’ on move with 45407 from Carnforth to Goathland - 45690 ‘Leander’ on Cumbrian Mountain Express’ over Shap. 45699 ‘Galatea’ on ‘Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express’, a Cathedrals Express to Gloucester - Standard 76084 & 45690 ‘Leander’ on ‘Buxton Spa Express’ with climb to and from Buxton plus Hope Valley and Copy Pit - Standard 76084 and B1 61264 on ‘Whitby Flyer’ - 46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ on Cathedrals from Barrow Hill to Kings Cross - 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ on re-opening special over S & C - 60163 ‘Tornado’ ‘Saint David’ to Cardiff.

Disk 2:

News & Events
Freight Charters on the South Devon Railway - Standard 75014 on charter to Kingswear - Standard 76084 to North Norfolk Railway - Snow on the Llangollen - Scot visit to the North York Moors - Chasewater Industrial Gala. Great Western Main Line Castle 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’ in spectacular action on charters to South Wales.

Gala Action Spring on the preserved network including the Keighley and Worth Valleys March event with B1 61264, Black 5 45212 and Crab 13065. The Llangollen Railways ‘Along Birkenhead Lines Gala’ recreating memories from 1967 and the last trains to Llangollen, the Strathspey Railway with the return to steam of Caledonian Railway ‘812’ Class. The Severn Valleys Spring Gala and Southern Sunset Weekend with 92214, 1450, 7714, 41312, 41306 plus 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’, ‘Taw Valley’ and 34081 ‘92 Squadron’.

50 Years after Southern Steam - a Bulleid Anniversary

A major feature looking at Bulleid action on the Swanage Railway’s ‘Strictly Bulleid Gala’, plus the Nene Valley and the Severn Valley Railway’s ‘Southern Sunset Gala’. Includes archive film from 1967. Featured are 34046 ‘Braunton’ - 34081 ‘92 Squadron’ - 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ - 34092 ‘City of Wells’ - 34070 ‘Manston’ - 34027 ‘Taw Valley’.

Comprehensive coverage of a major heritage event on the Swanage plus other Heritage Lines.

Settle & Carlisle Scotsman - plus Bluebell Visit

‘Flying Scotsman’ on the Bluebell Railway, plus the re-opening special over the Settle & Carlisle in late March from various viewpoints.

PLUS SCOTSMAN AT THE ‘FOUR TRAINS EVENT’ ON THE EAST COAST MAIN LINE NORTH OF YORK ON THE 23RD OF APRIL
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Vol.208 - Great Western Steam Miscellany No.3 (Released April 2017)

Vol.208 - Great Western Steam Miscellany No.3 (Released April 2017)

19.75


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Jim Clemens Collection No.33.

The third of our “Miscellany” series to cover Great Western Steam. The film is taken from the Jim Clemens Collection and has mostly never been seen before. Once again the footage has been assembled in the order the film runs off the original cine reels and especially features the lines around Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Cambrian lines in Wales.


We begin with extensive coverage of the Worcester to Bromyard branch followed by scenes at Tyseley shed (1961), Tenbury Wells, the Kidderminster to Buildwas Severn Valley branch with a GWR railcar (1961), Buildwas to Much Wenlock (1961), Kidlington, Wolvercot Junction, Oxford and Radley (1965), Didcot (1963) and Basingstoke (1965).


Next, there is a visit to the Gloucester to Hereford line before covering the Gloucester to Stroud and Chalford push-pull (in some detail), Kemble, Trowbridge and Westbury (1962), Bristol, Swindon Works and the famous Crumlin Viaduct(1963).


Then onwards to Shrewsbury for the Cambrian lines at Welshpool, Montgomery, Newtown, Carno, Talerddig Bank, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Fairbourne, Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth, Llanbedr & Pensarn, Llandanwg, Harlech, Pent Briwet Bridge and Portmadoc.


Returning to the Cotswolds area, we visit Wotton Wawen, Stratford-upon-Avon, Long Marston, Honeybourne, Broadway, Laverton, Cheltenham (including the last day of the local service in March 1960), Leominster, Titley Junction, Kington, Presteign (in 1964 and witness its last ever in-bound freight), Worcester Shed, Worcester, Pershore, Evesham, Littleton & Badsey, Honeybourne, Chipping Campden.Bank, Moreton-in-Marsh and finally Ascott-under-Wychwood and Charlbury!


A huge variety of ex-GWR steam locomotives is seen ranging from all types of 4-6-0s (Kings, Castles, Counties, Halls, Granges and Manors), 28xx, 2251, 72xx, 45xx, 41xx, 66xx, 57xx, 94xx, 16xx, 14xx and some GWR railcars. Plus BR Standards, mainly 9Fs, Britannias, Class 4 4-6-0s. There is something for everyone and a Great Western delight for all GW enthusiasts.


The archive film is in both colour and Black & White and was mostly filmed in the 1950s and 1960s. An authentic sound track has been added along with a commentary to complement this further nostalgic look at the last years of GWR steam.


Cover Photo:- Alan Maund, 7906 “Fron Hall” north of Fernhill Heath, 18/10/64


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Cab Ride LMT14: Stratford-Upon-Avon to Worcester Shrub Hill

Cab Ride LMT14: Stratford-Upon-Avon to Worcester Shrub Hill

21.95

A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 172 (3 car unit) of London Midland Trains from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Worcester Shrub Hill with a bonus journey of Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction & return.

We pass through or call at Strafford-Upon-Avon Parkway, Wilmcote, Henley-In-Arden, Danzey, Wood End, The Lakes, Earlswood,Wythall, Whitlocks End, Shirley, Yardley Wood, Hall Green, Spring Road, Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham Snow Hill, Jewellery Quarter, The Hawthorns, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath, Stourbridge Junction, Hagley, Kidderminster & Droitwich Spa before terminating at Worcester Shrub Hill.

Bonus! Return journey Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction aboard a Class 139 "parry people mover" railcar
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Cab Ride GBRF89: Derby to Water Orton, Walsall and Shrewsbury

Cab Ride GBRF89: Derby to Water Orton, Walsall and Shrewsbury

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A cab-ride from Derby to Shrewsbury aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRF passing through London Road Jcn, L & NW Jcn, Peartree, Stenson Jcn, North Stafford Jcn, Clay Mills Jcn, Wetmore Jcn, Horninglow Bridge Jcn, Burton On Trent, Leicester Jcn, Branston Jcn, Barton North Jcn, Barton South Jcn, Wichnor Jcn, Tamworth High Level, Wilnecote, Kingsbury Branch Jcn, Kingsbury Jcn, Whitacre Jcn, Coleshill Parkway, Water Orton East Jcn,Water Orton, Water Orton West Jcn, Park Lane Jn, Ryecroft Jcn, Walsall North Jcn, Walsall, Pleck Jcn, Darlaston Jcn, Portobello Jcn, Crane St Jcn, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton North Jcn, Oxley (Stafford Road) Jcn, Bilbrook, Codsall, Albrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Madeley Jcn, Telford Central, Oakengates for Telford, Stafford Jcn, Wellington, Abbey Foregate Jcn & Severn Bridge Jcn before terminating at Shrewsbury.

(Disk 1 Derby to Crane St Jn Wolverhampton )

(Disk 2 Crane St Jn to Shrewsbury)
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Vol.209 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.1

Vol.209 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.1

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Jim Clemens Collection No.34.

This is the first volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover Southern steam. It features previously unseen footage from the Jim Clemens Collection and is mostly compiled in the order the film runs off the original cine reels. In this volume we feature a wealth of Southern steam with particular emphasis on the Withered Arm, Basingstoke and Somerset & Dorset areas as well as between Weymouth and Lymington Pier.


In the 1960s, Jim Clemens purchased a significant quantity of original 16mm offcuts and unused film directly from Pat Whitehouse. These were from the BBC “Railway Roundabout” TV programmes. Some of this footage has been used in this volume and includes a journey from Bath Green Park to Evercreech Junction with 7F 2-8-0 53807 plus T9 4-4-0s working on the Withered Arm lines.


Places visited also include Barnstaple Junction to Torrington and Halwill Junction, Bude, Basingstoke (especially in 1962 and 1967), Exeter, Micheldever, Eastleigh, Wilton, Gillingham, Templecombe, Corfe Castle, Worgret Junction, Bulford, Bentley, Wadebridge, Otterham, Yeovil Town, Yeovil Junction, Hampton Court, Weymouth, Weymouth Shed, Upwey & Broadwey, Upwey Wishing Well Halt, Dorchester South, Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, the Lymington Branch, Bath Green Park Shed, Devonshire Tunnel, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet, Evercreech Junction, Tavistock North, Okehampton, Seaton Junction and Evershot Bank. Quite a variety!


During our travels, we see a complete cross-section of 1960s Southern motive power including locomotives from classes M7, Beattie Tank, Q, Q1, 700, T9, S15, W, N, Lord Nelson, King Arthur, Schools and West Country and Merchant Navy pacifics. BR Standards also put in an appearance with examples from Class 5s, Class 4 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, Class 3 2-6-2Ts and even a 9F 2-10-0. Plus not forgetting a sprinkling of LMS Class 2 2-6-2Ts and a solitary Black 5!


The archive film is in both colour and Black & White and was mostly dates from 1960 to 1967. An authentic sound track has been added along with a commentary to complement this nostalgic look at the last years of Southern steam.


All text is © Wolverton Rail (a trading name of ADVANCE MICRO COMPUTERS LTD.) and may contain trackable codes.


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Video Track Issue 178: June/July 2017

Video Track Issue 178: June/July 2017

12.95

NEWS & EVENTS - Extended News from around the Network

37 800 Drags GC HST on East Coast Main Line - Freight news with Class 60s, GBRF traction including ‘Evening Star’ on diverted liners through Peterborough - Decline of coal in South Wales - New 66 livery - ‘Midland Meanderer’ with 67s, West Coast 47s - ‘Rose of the Shires’ Railtour - DRS special to Long Marston - COLAS 60s - Class 37s and 68s on Wherry Lines - DRS variety in Midlands - Moves of Tube Stock - Network Rails 31 233 on final runs - ROG Class 47s on emu moves to Long Marston with 47 815 - Last runs of Network Rails 31 233 - Stock moves with Class 67s and 47s - 37 stock move to Eastleigh - COLAS 67s on test trains - 37 424 as 37 588 - DCR and COLAS 56s - Hitachi Class 800s to South Wales and on ECML - Class 67 on Inverness Sleeper - New COLAS 70s - Pathfinder Class 68 RUGGEX - Class 73s on test trains - New DRS Class 88s on test on freight - Class 47 on freight to Dollands Moor - PLUS MUCH MORE.

New COLAS & DRS Arrivals The latest power to arrive at our shores in the form of the new batch of Class 70s and Class 88s, plus the companies recently acquired Class 67s on test trains.

Occasional Freight
Freight by-ways with the line from Burton on Trent to Bardon Hill, Morpeth to Bedlington, the lines around Bog Junction to the North of Carlisle Station, and the route from Cambridge to Hitchin. Includes DRS 37s and 57s.

Spring Galas A round up of action from the Heritage scene - the Bluebell’s Gala featuring 50 049, GBRF Class 73s, 09 018, and 20 205 & 20 189 - a DEMU in action on the Eden Valley, the Chasewater Railway & the Nene Valley’s Spring Gala with 55 022 as 55 018 ‘Ballymoss’, 60 007, 50 008, 47815 and 31 452.

North West Update
Cumbrian freight and passenger workings & the changes during 2017 with the re-opening of the Settle and Carlisle. Includes; loco haulage with DRS 37s, 37 424 as 37 588. Class 90s and 68s, the Clitheroe Cement, COLAS 60s, coal movements, Class 86s. The first freight workings over the S & C are shown as well as freight traffic over Shap and along the Cumbrian Coast.

King Coal A survey of coal traffic to the power stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. The run down of coal is featured around Toton, Knottingley and Milford Junction as well as the power stations which still take coal deliveries. In addition we look at associated freight moves such as fly-ash. A comprehensive record of a freight sector that is rapidly declining.

Class 37s Test Trains off the beaten track with a pair of COLAS 37s on the Yarmouth line plus a special with Network Rail 37s over the Central Wales Line.

PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE ON THE EAST COAST MAIN LINE On the 23rd of April ‘Flying Scotsman’, an HST, a Class 91 and a Class 800 ran in parallel on the East Coast Main Line north of York. We show the event with exclusive views from the lineside and York Station.
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Central Line (2011 version) [Blu-ray]

Central Line (2011 version) [Blu-ray]

20.00

The previous DVD called "Central" was filmed in 1992 just before total modernisation of the route and featured the old 1962 stock controlled by a friver and guard. It also included the now preserved Ongar Branch. That DVD has now been withdrawn and replaced by this completely new DVD called "Central Line" which was filmed in the summer of 2011.The completely modernised route now has automatically driven 1992 tube stock. The new DVD includes the Woodford branch through the Roding Valley to Hainault and on to Leytonstone as well as the main Central Line through the heart of London.

At Epping, a rural town out in the Essex countryside, we join another 1992 stock train for the longest journey possible on one tube train, from there to West Ruislip in Middlesex. The journey goes through the open fields surrounding Theydon Bois before entering true suburbia. Then at Leyton we enter the first tunnel section before re-emerging at Stratford - now the site of the 2012 Olympic games. Back in tunnel for the main route through Liverpool Street, the City of London, the West End and out to Shepherd's Bush in West London. The train exits the tunnel section at White City on the wrong side due to an historical anomaly. Crossing back to left hand running we traverse North Acton Junction and head overland through Hanger Lane and Greenford (sporting semaphore signals) to the terminus at West Ruislip. There are four cameras in the cab and there is some extra background lighting in the tunnel sections so we can see "what the driver sees".

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HST Tracks - The Valenta Scream

HST Tracks - The Valenta Scream

10.00

From the 1970s to the 2000s, all Britain's best loved Intercity trains, (the ubiquitous HST High Speed Trains) were powered by Paxman Valenta diesel engines with their unique sound. Today these have been replaced by newer engines so no longer can one hear the iconic HSTs "scream" past.

Video 125 cameras happened to capture the sounds (and sights) of these iconic trains during their heyday, and this programme is a compilation of dozens of shots taken from our archive depicting various locations around the country. A series of runbys, without commentary, is not everybody's cup of tea but for those who lament the passing of these nostalgic sounds, this film will bring back happy lineside and platform memories.

Running time is 84 minutes and includes dozens of locations, all featuring HSTs from BR, GNER, Midland Mainline, Virgin Trains and First Great Western filmed between 1986 and 2006.* All soundtracks are 100% in broadcast-quality stereo.

*Some of these were included in Driver's eye view productions, but often cut short. Many of the shots have never been shown before.
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Chiltern Bubble Cars

Chiltern Bubble Cars

12.00

The 19th May 2017 was the last day that first-generation DMUs ran in regular passenger service on Network Rail. These were the two class 121 Bubble cars owned by Chiltern Railways that were used on the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury branch.

To record and commemorate the event, Video 125 cameras followed the single units (affectionately dubbed Bubble Cars) in the weeks prior to their withdrawal. The idea for this film came from the former Managing Director of Chiltern Trains Holidays, Tony Parkins, who has been closely associated with Chiltern Railways ever since his involvement with the writing of our Driver's eye view Chiltern Take Two.

It was Tony's idea to produce this film and as such has not only co-written and researched the information but actually presents it to camera.

The film starts with a brief history of the class 121 with a couple of archive clips and old photos. We then come to 2017 and go inside the Chiltern Railways Aylesbury depot to interview the Production Manager who gives us an insight into the whys and wherefores of the DMUs. To find out more about the 121s in general, Tony then went to the nearby Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway to talk to members responsible for their own Bubble Cars' restoration and a former driver who used to drive the single cars on the Bedford to Bletchley line.

Back to Aylesbury and the Chiltern Railways senior driving instructor takes us through the start up procedure. He then drives unit number 034 from the depot into platform 1 at Aylesbury to start the afternoon diagram. A Driver's eye view of the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury branch follows, including the line's history and the operation of the Bubble car.

The final day arrives and the Chiltern Railways Managing Director gives a farewell speech. With both 121s coupled together for the final few services, it is drizzling when the last scheduled service arrives bringing down the curtain on the very last DMU service operated by a national train operarting company on Network Rail.

Filmed in May 2017
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