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Coal by Rail

Coal by Rail

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It wasnt long ago that Coal was King. In the early 1980s the industry comprised a workforce of 150,000 in some 150 pits. Go back further to its heyday and coal was the dominant industry and one that underpinned the UKs status of a major industrial power. Coal was the lifeblood of a railway network which moved it from colliery to towns, cities, ports and industrial centres. In this DVD we’ll chart the life and times of King Coal and its movement by Rail .


WHEN COAL WAS KING - The 1930s.

THE POST WAR YEARS - The period from 1947, with new coal wagons and various Industrial steam railways operated by the National Coal Board. Coke works and Collieries in the North East and the South East are featured including the Lambton Railway and Betteshanger Colliery. Austerites and larger tank locos are shown in and around the pit heads.

THE DIESEL ERA - Vacuum braked coal trains and the new ‘merry go round’ operations with Class 20s, 56s, 58s and 60s in the Midlands and North East.

SOUTH WALES - Traditional Coal operations from the Valleys to Swansea Docks with Class 37s.

THE 1990s - the run down of the coal industry and freight operations.

STEAM IN THE 21st CENTURY - with steam haulage in 2015.

COLLIERY CLOSURES AND THE END OF DEEP MINING - The last trains from Thoresby, Hatfield and Kellingley Collieries.

OPEN CAST OPERATIONS - With South Wales and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen and Cwmbargoed, plus Onllwyn Washery plus Ayrshire featuring Greenburn and Killock branches.

COAL TO POWER STATIONS - with a round up of duties to Aberthaw, Drax, Fiddlers Ferry, Ratcliffe and Cottam Power Stations with a wide range of freight action.
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Just Trains No. 12: The Bridge at Remagen Linz am Rhein Assmannshausen

Just Trains No. 12: The Bridge at Remagen Linz am Rhein Assmannshausen

15.00

Before March 1945 there was a rail bridge over the Rhine south of Cologne and north of Koblenz – the Erich Ludendorff Brücke- better known by non-Germans as the bridge at Remagen. The battle that was fought for control of the bridge in May 1945 will be remembered as one of the greatest military successes of the American army. The bridge eventually collapsed (and was never rebuilt) but not before Allied troops had poured over the river with their equipment and established a solid bridgehead east of the Rhine. The major part of Just Trains 12 was filmed around the east bastion of the bridge – a poignant back drop to watch modern German trains hustle over the busy corridor that is the Rhine right bank railway. We also visit ‘picture postcard” Linz am Rhein, and further south Assmannshausen just before the mighty river leaves its gorge.
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The Last Branch

The Last Branch

13.99

This DVD explores the main line and branch lines from Princes Risborough along with the Great Central Main Line through Aylesbury, starting in the days of steam and ending with the very last runs of Chiltern Railways Class 121 unit affectionately known as the ‘Bubble’.

It comprises:-

A brief history of the Branch line railway in the days of steam.

Princes Risborough in Steam days with the Thame Branch, main line steam services and the line to Aylesbury.

The main line to Marylebone in the diesel era.

Princes Risborough in the diesel era featuring Class 37s on oil traffic to Thame, the last freight to Chinnor, the signalbox at Princes Risborough, DMUs on ‘main line’ services.

The Class 121 Bubble Cars in BR service, on specials and shuttles to Quainton Road.

The Branch to Aylesbury with a journey along the line, interspersing film from steam days with scenes from the present. A DMU is followed along the branch both from the lineside and the train to provide a thorough record of this picturesque line.

Freight traffic on the branch to Aylesbury.

The events on the last day of services, the 19th of May 2017 and the very last train.
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Power of the HSTs - Volume 2

Power of the HSTs - Volume 2

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Privatisation - Virgin and Midland Main Line Virgin services in 1997 with Cross Country and West Coast Main Line services in the West Country, on the Holyhead Line, to the South Coast and Carlisle The Midland Main Line with the transition from the 1990s to the present day with the many colour schemes.

HST Names The naming of power cars over the years, plus recent special liveries on Virgin East Coast and Great Western Railways HSTs.

Privatisation - The East Coast Main Line The first GNER HSTs and changes over the years leading to Virgin services.

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Privatisation - The Western Main Line The first HST sets in Great Western Trains livery in 1996, and the changes over the years.

New Power Units The first Valenta Units with film from the HSs in 1976, and the re-engine programme over the years.

Coaching Stock The trailer cars from the 1970s to the present day using archive film.

New Operators HSTs in Grand Central , Cotswold Rail and Network Rail Service.

The programme includes archive film from the 1970s, plus a thorough history of the Privatisation years from 1996 to the Present Day
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Cab Ride LMT10: Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley & return

Cab Ride LMT10: Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley & return

21.95

A return cab-ride journey aboard a Class 170 (2 car unit) of London Midland Trains from Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley calling at Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Bloxwich, Bloxwich North Landywood, Cannock, Hednesford & Rugeley Town before terminating at Rugeley Trent Valley (then the return journey with reverse stopping pattern).
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Cab Ride GBRF103: Neasden Charrington Sidings & Hendon to Bardon Hill

Cab Ride GBRF103: Neasden Charrington Sidings & Hendon to Bardon Hill

25.99

A cab-ride journey from Neasden Charrington Sidings to Bardon Hill in Leicestershire aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf passing through Neasden Engineers Siding, Neasden South Jcn, Neasden Jcn, Acton Canal Wharf before changing ends. Then to Neasden Jcn, Dudding Hill Jcn, Brent Curve Jcn,Hendon, Silkstream Jcn, Mill Hill Broadway, Elstree & Borehamwood, Radlett, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton Airport Parkway, Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick, Bedford South Jcn, Bedford, Bedford North Jcn, Sharnbrook Jcn, Wellingborough, Harrowden Jcn, Kettering South Jcn, Kettering, Kettering Station Jcn, Kettering North Jcn, Market Harborough Jcn, Market Harborough, Kilby Bridge Jcn, Wigston North Jcn, Knighton Jcn, then along the Up & Down Burton Line via Bagworth Jcn to Cliffe Hill No 2, Cliffe Hill No 1 before terminating at Bardon Hill.
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Vol.209 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.1

Vol.209 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.1

19.75


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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.


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Cab Ride GBRF101: Harlow Mill, Cambridge & Ely to Peterborough & Leicester

Cab Ride GBRF101: Harlow Mill, Cambridge & Ely to Peterborough & Leicester

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A cab-ride journey from Harlow Mill to Leicester aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf passing through Harlow Mill, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted South Jcn, Stansted North Jcn, Elsenham, Newport, Audley End, Great Chesterford, Whittlesford Parkway, Shelford, Cambridge South Jcn, Cambridge, Cambridge North Jcn, Coldham Lane Jcn, Waterbeach, Ely Dock Jcn, Ely, Ely North Jcn,Ely West Jcn, Manea, March South Jcn, March East Jcn, March, Whittlesea, Fletton Rd Jcn, Peterborough, Spital Jcn, New England North Jcn, Helpston Jcn, Stamford, Manton Jcn, Oakham, Langham Jcn, Melton Mowbray, Syston East Jcn, Syston South J n, Syston, Humberstone Road Jcn & Leicester North Jcn before terminating at Leicester.

(Heavy rain at Manea & north of Peterborough)
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Ipswich's Buses 2017 & Ipwich Bus Rally 2017

Ipswich's Buses 2017  & Ipwich Bus Rally 2017

16.99

Motorbuses were first operated by Ipswich Corporation as late as 1950. The Corporation operated trams until the 1920s replacing them with a fleet of trolleybuses up until the first AEC Regents arrived in May 1950. The bus scene in 2017 is still quite 'traditional'. Ipswich Buses are owned and operated by the local council and the 'company' buses are operated by Firstbus as First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd. Of course the liveries are vastly different, Ipswich Buses run in a striking purple and lime green with white trim scheme and the First buses are in the latest corporate style but with a dark blue-grey front third with the fleet name of 'IPSWICH' in large white letters.


Vehicles in the Ipswich Buses fleet are varied and interesting. Double-deckers include Dennis Tridents with Alexander ALX400 and Plaxton President bodies from both London and Edinburgh. Other double-deckers include East Lancs bodied DAF DB250s and Scanias with both East Lancs Omnidekka and Optare Olympus bodies. Single-deckers include the Scania OmniCity, ADL E200, E300 and Dennis Super Darts with various styles of East Lancs bodywork. There are also Dennis Darts with Alexander ALX200 bodies, Optare Versas and new Mercedes Benz Citaros. Adding further interest are some vehicles in the former Carters fleet livery of red, yellow and black. Most First buses are Alexander ALX400 double-deckers and Wright bodied Volvo single-deckers.


Our filming takes place in and around the town centre. Beginning at the Tower Ramparts Bus Station, used mostly by Ipswich Buses, we move around the town in an anti-clockwise direction. Filming in High Street, Museum Street, Princes Street, Friars Street, Dogs Head Street and then taking in the Cattle Market Bus Station, which is used mostly by the First buses. From here we film in Upper Brook Street and Crown Street, which returns us to our starting point - Tower Ramparts Bus Station. All types of buses are seen in action running around this picturesque town.


We now take a look at some archive video from the camera of Malcolm King. Filmed in 1991 at the Tower Ramparts Bus Station, we see Leyland Atlanteans, Dennis Dominators, Dennis Falcons, Optare Metrorider and the rare Alexander bodied Bristol B21 single-deckers operated by the Corporation. We go further back in time to 1977 with some stills from our own archive of the Row and ECW bodied Leyland Atlanteans, a Massey bodied AEC Reliance of the Corporation and the ECW bodied Bristol REs, LHs and a Bristol Lodekka FS of the National Bus Company incarnation of Eastern counties.


The final part of our visit to Ipswich brings the past to life with footage filmed at the Suffolk Bus Preservation Group's 'Ipswich Bus Rally' that took place at the large car park adjacent to the Ipswich Town football ground on Sunday 9th April 2017. Most of the participating vehicles had a connection with the town and area, but there are some 'gems' from further afield for you to enjoy! We film the arrivals of the buses and coaches and then take a ride to the superb Ipswich Transport Museum on board former Ipswich Borough Transport 63 (ADX 63B), a Massey bodied AEC Regent V. Our cameras take a look around the museum where we see a former Corporation tram, trolleybuses and buses together with a Bristol L and K type from the Tilling era Easter Counties fleet. We take a ride on RL516 (EPW 516K), an Eastern Counties Bristol RELL6G and a former Eastern National Bristol KSW5G, of which both types would be familiar to the streets of Ipswich. The event also featured and 'ECW Gathering' with a line up of some 12 ECW bodied buses and coaches. Our cameras continue to film the action on and around the rally site as well as the departures of the vehicles as the event closes. We hope that you enjoy your visit to Ipswich as much as we did filming it for you!


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Chiltern Bubble Cars (DVD)

Chiltern Bubble Cars (DVD)

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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Devon Branches: Gunnislake & Paignton

Devon Branches: Gunnislake & Paignton

18.00

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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Vol.211 A Miscellany of Electric & Diesel Power No.3

Vol.211 A Miscellany of Electric & Diesel Power No.3

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In this volume we continue our “Classic Traction” theme covering many of the different classes of locomotives that were in operation across all regions of the network during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the clips selected have not been previously seen. As before with we have simply compiled the film clips in no particular order and thus a few surprises will be in store as you enjoy the video.


Starting with the Southern, we see Class 33s in action and then over on the Western we see Class 52s and Class 50s in and around the Paddington area. At Old Oak Common Depot a number of Hymeks and other types are stabled around the last of the four round-house turntables. Class 47s are seen all over the network hauling all manner of trains. Several Hymeks are seen working, including D7017 emblazoned with the D & EG signs after purchase by the Group.


On the East Coast Main Line, the famous Deltics are in action (including a glimpse of the first ever Deltic visit to Inverness) and we visit King's Cross, Brookmans Park, Welwyn Viaduct, Hitchin, Cadwell, York plus several other locations. In Scotland we see class 26s on the Kyle line.


Class 20s were well known for working pairs and we see these on MGR coal trains at locations such as Warrington for the Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. At Tinsley Yard we see one of three class 13s stabled. These were a development from the class 08 and especially built for the yard. Most unusual are the scenes from the old Burry Port and Gwendraeth Railway with triple-headed 03s, working on the restricted height line, which in its early days was actually a canal!


More freight action includes parcels traffic, steel coil, fuel & chemical tank trains and Presflow wagon workings. A few scenes of London Underground units are followed by BR DMUs and EMUs on the Southern, Watford and Southport lines. A rarely seen Motor Parcels van is captured hauling two baggage vans out of Paddington. A German built railbus is also spotted meandering around Kemble. Plus a few shots taken around the South Wales Collieries.


On the West Coast Main Line we see class 85 & 86 electrics followed by a pair of EM1 Bo-Bos on the Woodhead route. Other locations include Churchdown, Banbury, Didcot, Bishops Stortford, (where we see a special guards-van railtour) as well as Barnetby and Chester. Harlow Mill features several stone trains arriving and departing with a variety of 37s, 47s, 56s, 58s, a 59 and 60s providing the power. We also visit High Wycombe, Bletchley, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury areas. Plus a couple of scenes from Wennington and the Settle & Carlisle.


With such a diverse range of locomotives there is an equally diverse range of liveries, from original green two-tone, BR Corporate Blue, Large-Logo, Railfreight sector variants, Inter-City and more including special 'one-offs' such as the 'Yellow Peril' No.47803. We also see the Crewe Test Train in action plus a couple of passing Motorail services.


All the archive film is in colour. An informative commentary and authentic soundtrack has been added.


Cover Photo:- Keith Pirt/Courtesy Book Law Publications, Type 4 D1576 in the New Forest with the up "Bournemouth Belle", July 1967.


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Cab Ride NR82: Wakefield Westgate & Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria

Cab Ride NR82: Wakefield Westgate & Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria

21.95

A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 142 & 150 units of Northern Rail from Wakefield Westgate to Manchester Victoria via Huddersfield & Stalybridge calling at Wakefield Kirkgate (then changing ends for) Mirfield, Deighton, & Huddersfield (then change of platform for) Slaithwaite, Marsden,Greenfield, Mossley, Stalybridge and Ashton-Under-Lyne before terminating at Manchester Victoria.
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