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B & R Vol.185B & R Vol.185 - North East Industrial Steam
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B & R Vol.179B & R Vol.179 - A Cuban Steam Holiday
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Ivo Peters Revisited No.3Ivo Peters Revisited No.3
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Vol.186 - Turkish Delight Part 1 (90-mins) (Released 25th.July 2014)

Vol.186 - Turkish Delight Part 1 (90-mins) (Released 25th.July 2014)

19.75

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Turkey lies at the further eastern extremity of Europe with one seventh of its territory in Europe and the remainder in Asia, separated by the Bosphorous waterway. While the former is largely flat, the latter is mountainous with railways facing severe gradients climbing into the rugged interior from the coastal plains of the Mediterranean in the south and the Black Sea in the north.


The first railway was started in 1856 and construction continued until 1971 when the final section from Lake Van to the Iranian border was finished. But this still resulted in a sparse network of lines for such a large country.


Locomotives were of necessity, powerful and sturdy with mainly British, German and American builders. Passenger working were sparse with only one or two trains a day for most lines and often mixed traffic. Freight workings predominated with many trains double headed or with banking engines on the steeper line sections. Most lines were standard gauge with a few narrow gauge lines. Dieselisation was completed first in the West, gradually moving eastwards. Steam locomotive building ended in 1961. In the West most locomotives were coal fired due an abundance of coal mines; in the East most were oil-fired. However by the late 1980s all had been withdrawn.


Our first scenes concentrate on the western part of Asiatic Turkey with scenes from Izmir with its intensive suburban services and longer distance trains to the interior plus around the Black Sea port of Zonguldak with its extensive coal mines and associated workings.


Later scenes move further east via the Black Sea coast to Sivas and the Euphrates Gorge near Erzurum and returning south via Konya.


This all colour film has been brought to life with superb sound and commentary. Many archive films are now available and an up-to-date catalogue may be obtained from the address below.


Cover photo: Colin White. 57018 on 9:35 to Denizli at Alsancak (44071 pilot) 13/12/75


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British Transport Films Collection Vol. 6: The Art of Travel (212-mins) (2xDVD)

British Transport Films Collection Vol. 6: The Art of Travel (212-mins) (2xDVD)

19.96

Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched May 1st 1949 and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. All these films are now preserved in the BFI National Archive.

This selection has been digitally remastered for this two-disc set, which is a must for any transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.

Films included are as follows:

North to the Dales (1962, Colour, 19 minutes)

The Yorkshire Dales - 'from which no traveller wishes to return'. Sheltering under the Pennines, the Dales have escaped the human ravages of time. There is magic here; skysweeping hillsides and weirdly weathered rocks; Wensleydale cheese; ruined abbeys and castles and standing drystone walls; fellracing and potholing, photography, traditional songs and a commentary spoken by Robert Shaw. 16mm & 35mm

Yorkshire Sands (1955, Colour, 15 minutes)

Light verse and gay music make their own comment on the holidaymakers of the Yorkshire coastline. Between Tees and Humber thousands each year enjoy the sea and the sands, the funfair and the ballroom: for a row or romance, there's something for each! 16mm & 35mm

Down to Sussex (1965, Colour, 17 minutes)

Sussex - A country rich in scenic beauty and history. South Down and Weald - open space and green woodland. This is Sussex, a county rich in scenic beauty, seaside resorts and international events; peaceful downland villages and fertile weald. History shows itself everywhere, right back to the threshold of legend - The Long Man of Wilmington and Chanctonbury Ring. All this the traveller can see and enjoy, together with the present-day delights of, for example, the Petworth Show, Goodwood Races, polo at Cowdray Park, Glyndebourne, and the fun of the Sussex coast.

The Land of Robert Burns (1956, Colour, 21 minutes)

This short, evocative account of the poet's life is set among contemporary scenes of the people of south-west Scotland as they grow from children to manhood. A representative selection of his songs takes on fresh significance when heard against a background of the people and the countryside he knew and loved. The film's score is by Cedric Thorpe Davie, and the songs are sung by the Saltire Singers. It was directed by Stewart McAllister. 16mm & 35mm

Journey into History (1952, Colour, 10 minutes)

In the cities of Britain we can travel in time as well as space. This film chooses the England of Hogarth, Gainsborough, Robert Adam and Captain Cook. As the camera moves across outstanding monuments of their work and relics of their achievements from Syon House to Greenwich, members of the Old Vic Company speak appropriate passages from the literature of the mid-eighteenth century. The musical score was specially composed by the late Sir Arnold Bax. 16mm & 35mm

Midland Country (1974, Colour, 20 minutes)

Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire - eleven Midland counties which can offer the holidaymaker a variety of pleasures and some of the lovliest English countryside. 16mm & VC

The Travolators (1961, Colour, 8 minutes)

Approximately 40,000 people use the Waterloo & City Underground line every day. For years they had walked to and from the platforms at the Bank by a steep passage known as the 'Drain'. But know, they can ride up and down on the first moving pavements in Europe - the Travolators. This film shows the construction of the Travolators which was achieved without disrupting normal traffic. 16mm & 35mm

Journey to the Sea (1952, 17 minutes)

This is the story of a lorry's solitary journey with a new propeller for a trawler laid up in a port on the rugged sea-coast of Wales. For the lorry-driver and his mate it is all in a day's work; minor mishaps are overcome on the journey from Preston through the beautiful Welsh countryside. The story ends with the trawler on its way to sea. 16mm & 35mm

London for a Day (1962, Colour, 14.5 minutes)

Impressions of a great city from daybreak to dusk. A roving camera and smooth theme music say more than words. London's traditional sights - Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Royal Parks, the Zoo, etc., await their visitors in the early morning. While a young motor-cyclist hurries by, to work on the pleasure boat he conducts along the Thames; a Beefeater goes on duty at the Tower; and the visitors hurry into London by bus and coach. The film conjures up the mood of a variety of London scenes and events throughout the day until a sightseeing-bus tour gives the visitor a last chance to catch up by night on anything he may have missed during the day. 16mm & 35mm

The Beacons and Beyond (1979, Colour, 28 minutes)

South Wales is an area of great natural beauty - from the Brecon Beacons in the north of the area to the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire in the south. It is a land of attractive market towns and ancient castles, of hill and forest landscapes. This film covers many aspects of life in a region whose abundant attractions for the holidaymaker are made readily accessible by rail and road. 16mm & V.C.

A Desperate Case (1958, 10 minutes)

A cautionary tale of a typical holiday suitcase. Crammed beyond its capacity, imperfectly fastened, inadequately and confusedly labelled, the railways transport it from station to station, seeking its true abode. Finally, one of its owners comes to the nightmare tribunal where those who maltreat their luggage are dealt with. Did it happen? Was it a dream? Be warned. See this film. Avoid making yours 'a desperate case'. 16mm & 35mm

Lancashire Coast (1957, Colour, 18 minutes)

A coasts of contrasts - yet each aspect offering something to the holidaymakers arriving by train or coach. You may choose the gaeity and excitement of the national Beauty Contest finals held annually at Morecambe, or you may prefer the world's largest flower show at Southport. You can walk on the lovely quiet coast of the Lake District at Grange-over-Sands or claim a seat on the roller-coaster at Blackpool. You can fish, go sand-yachting at St. Annes, play golf or watch the wild fowl on the lonely Pilling Marshes. 16mm & 35mm

Golfers in a Scottish Landscape (1971, Colour, 21.5 minutes)

Two visitors enjoying Scotland, an enthusiastic but inexperienced golfer improving on the world's greatest courses; his wife exploring spectacular places visited by the first known lady golfer in history - Mary, Queen of Scots. The commentary of Scot's actor Andrew Crawford links romantic past with sporting present in a film which captures the flavour of the country and its national game. This film won the Gold Camera Award at the 1973 US Industrial Film Festival, Chicago, USA. 16mm


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Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways (141-mins) (DVD)

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways  (141-mins)  (DVD)

18.00

This series sees TV legend Chris Tarrant embark on turbulent adventures as he travels around the globe to experience the world's most extreme trains. While en route, Chris finds himself stuck in the heart of an African jungle, traversing the Australian Outback and exploring the Monsoon Coast of India; all by some of the most spectacular railways on the globe.

Episode One - Congo's Jungle Railway

Chris heads to West Africa to experience the colonial Jungle Railway. Connecting Brazzaville on the Congo River to the coast, this 310-mile route remains a vital lifeline for both people and freight in a country with few roads and dense, impenetrable jungle.

Episode Two - Australia's Outback Railway

Taking on the 2,000 mile-long Adelaide to Darwin Railway, Chris crosses the desolation of the Australian Outback on a route known as 'The Ghan Line.' Dating back to the 1870s, the line took over 100 years to complete and today the original, abandoned sections of the line pass through deserted towns and by abandoned railway relics.

Episode Three - India's Monsoon Railway

For his final excursion, Chris ventures between Mumbai and Mangalore via the infamous Konkan railway. Battling monsoons and treacherous terrain, Chris explores why, despite 40,000 miles of track built in India by the British Empire, they steered clear of this perilous route.

As shown on Channel Five.
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Vol.185 - North East Industrial Steam (60-mins) (Released 19th.June 2014)

Vol.185 - North East Industrial Steam (60-mins) (Released 19th.June 2014)

19.75


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Many of the great names associated with the birth railway are also associated with the North East of the country. Such names at Stephenson and Hackworth spring to mind. In this volume we cover many of the locations still using steam in this area and these famous names continue as those of the locomotive builders.


At the NCB Philadelphia central workshops we see the remains of a Hackworth locomotive, built for the Hetton Colliery Railway as far back as 1838. Many of the other locomotives seen in use come from the factory in Forth Street, Newcastle built where George and his son Robert Stephenson set up their original works in 1823.


In Northumberland, we start at Ashington, the "largest pit village in the world" and see coal being moved from the pit to the power station.


Moving south to County Durham, we see locomotives built by the pre-grouping North Eastern Railway still being used on BR tracks.


Other locations visited include the shipbuilders Doxfords, with their fascinating fleet of crane tanks. Many NCB locations are also visited including Derwenthaugh, Morrison Busty, Hetton, Lambton, Backworth, Burradon, Bates, Widdrington, Amble, Whittle, Shilbottle, and Harton with its electric locos.


Onwards to the Durham coast and we visit Seaham Harbour with its second-hand locos and the famous steam paddle tugs "Eppleton Hall" and "Reliant" in action.


Apart from the Hetton Colliery locomotive, the other locomotives seen date from one built in 1887 to the Stephenson Iong-boilered design and the modern Hunslets of 1957.


We have a ride in the cab along a colliery mineral railway and also see the colliers being loaded from coal staithes at the coastal ports.

A veritable feast of steam in the North East with a flavour of industrial history!


All the archive film is in colour apart from a few seconds in black & white.. An authentic soundtrack has been added along with a researched commentary.

Cover Photo:- John Marsh. Lambton No.19 climbing the bank to Philadelphia.


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Steam Across the World No.25: Kenya 1977 (54-mins) (DVD-R)

17.99

Starts in Nairobi at the steam depot showing a Class 60 Garratt with several other overhauls. Then on to Butere where classes 29, 31 and 60 are seen On the mainline into the Rift Valley, towards Mombasa another class 60 Garratt and concludes with shots of Class 59 Garratts.
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