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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 8 - Steam in 1962

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 8 - Steam in 1962

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Steam in 1962. - This is the third volume in lvo Peters' "series within a series" of annuals. It follows on from the original Volume 5 "Steam in 1960" (now totally remastered and reissued as "His Films Revisited No.3: Steam in 1960") and Volume 7 "Steam in 1961". As usual it was filmed on 16mm colour cine-film.


1962 was the last year before Dr Beeching changed the face of British Railways forever, but it was a year of contrasts. It was also a particularly poignant year for Ivo as it saw the last "Pines Express" run on his favourite railway, the Somerset & Dorset. Naturally, the last Pines features in this volume, as do other S&D rail tours, a tour of industrial railways in the Midlands, events on the Western and Southern main lines and branches including the last Churchward Dock saddle tank, "Lord Nelson" at Swindon, complex workings around Yeovil Town, M7s on the Exmouth branch, Beattie Well tanks at Salisbury and - uniquely - a shopping trip by steam roller with the Rev.Teddy Boston!


Originally released in 1990, this volume has been totally remastered i.e. the pictorial material has now been prepared from the original 1" tape, transferred to digital betacam and then remastered. Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance this very popular volume in our series.


More detailed contents are as follows :

  • Nechells Electricity Generating Station - here we see a Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn's 0-6-0 tank and a small Peckett, at work in the heart of Birmingham.

  • Windsor Street Gasworks - also right in the heart of Birmingham, this gasworks boasted a complex industrial system.

  • Littleton Colliery - a variety of small tanks worked this large colliery, and we see them at the colliery itself, as well as working the branch from BR at Penkridge.

  • Coppice Colliery - situated in the Cannock Chase area of the N.C.B., this system boasted some very old locomotives.

  • Walsall Wood Colliery - a brief visit to see "Lord Kitchener" going on shed.

  • Cannock Wood Colliery - a system which included semaphore signalling as well as a passenger train for the workmen!

  • Grove Colliery - old wooden wagons feature here, as does Ivo's Bentley.

  • Stewarts & Lloyds, Bilston - this is a steel works in the northwest of Birmingham with First World War vintage locomotives.

  • Bass Worthington - the annual visit. The Bath Railway Society visited the Burton-on­Trent system as in previous years to see progress.

  • The Shopping Trip - a little light relief; Teddy Boston used to take his housekeeper shopping on his Aveling & Porter steamroller! Ivo's film is a unique record of an extraordinary man.

  • Churchward Dock Tank - Great Western 0-6-0 ST No 1365 is seen watering at St Phillips Marsh shed at Bristol.

  • Bath and District - a rebuilt West Country on the Great Western main line and S&D 7F No 53808 on the S&D at Cole and at Masbury Summit. Also Great Western Hall No 4992 "Crosby Hall"at Bath Green Park.

  • Swindon Works - visits to the Great Western's works by No 30850 "Lord Nelson" and B1 Class No 61039 "Steinbok", as well as various Western locos on view, including No 6000 "King George V"

  • Coaley Junction - a contrast to 1961 with Ivatt Mogul No 46526 on the branch train.

  • Yeovil Town - Ivo's record of this Somerset town centre station, featuring the locomotive shed and M7 No 30129 as well as a Great Western pannier. Numerous views of both ends of the station layout.

  • East Devon - a rail tour with two M7s., No 30024 and No 30025, filmed at Sidmouth Junction, near Budleigh Salterton and at Lympstone.

  • Well Tank at Salisbury - on its way to Eastleigh for withdrawal, Beattie well tank No 30587 visited Salisbury shed and stood side by side with a 9F for Ivo's camera.

  • The Last Pines - No 92220 "Evening Star" (the last steam engine built by BR in 1960) with the last Pines Express on the Somerset & Dorset Railway, near Binegar and Cole Station.


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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 7 - Steam in 1961

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 7 - Steam in 1961

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NEW RELEASE 1st JULY 2020


Steam in 1961. - This is the second volume in lvo Peters' "series within a series" of annuals. It follows on from the original Volume 5 "Steam in 1960" (now totally remastered and reissued as "His Films Revisited No.3: Steam in 1960") and, was as always, filmed on 16mm colour cine-film.


This time he covers the various events, important rail tours and locations in the southern part of Britain during 1961 going as far north as north west Wales and Staveley near Chesterfield. Both main line and industrial railways are covered from the every day to special events and it is a comprehensive round-up of many aspects of steam working in 1961, including Bullieds at Honiton Tunnel, Menai Bridge, a cab ride in the Blue Pullman, the last day of the MSWJR, MR1000 from Gloucester, the Solent Limited, Wickwar Tunnel, the Weymouth Harbour line, Brinscombe, Exeter Gas Works, a visit to Bass, Bowaters at Sittingbourne & the North Thames Gas Board at Becton.


Originally released in 1989, this volume has been totally remastered i.e. the pictorial material has now been prepared from the original 1" tape, transferred to digital betacam and then remastered. Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance this very popular volume in our series.


More detailed contents are as follows :

  • Sapperton and the Golden Valley - Brimscombe Station with the banker (4142) on

    shed, engineering work at the station, the Chalford Auto, "Castles" on Sapperton,

    doubleheaders etc, all in beautiful autumn scenery.

  • Coaley Junction - a GW small pannier at this former Midland Railway branch junction.

  • Gloucester Rail Tour - the Midland Compound's 1961 rail tour, north from Gloucester,

    seen on the main line and the "diversion route" via Evesham and Redditch.

  • Bass Worthington - a return match to this fascinating brewery complex, this time

    showing the blue Worthington engines as well as the red Bass ones.

  • Wickwar Tunnel - back on the Midland Main Line, we see an SF, Hall, 4F and 9F on everyday workings.

  • Staveley Chemicals - industrial shunters mix with Johnson 1F 0-6-0Ts at this Midlands area complex, together with a Deeley 0-4-0T.

  • North Wales - the Britannia Bridge as it was with an lvatt tank on a freight and a Black 5 and the Cambrian coast at Aberdovey.

  • Southern England - the "Solent Ltd" with an E1, 02 and T9 at Wickham, Gosport, and Fareham. USA tank at Southampton Docks and panniers on Weymouth Quay. Upton

    Scudamore Bank with a Castle, and Royal Observer Corps at Bournemouth West.

  • Honiton and Exeter - Honiton Tunnel (west end) with 34079,35014, and 34049;

  • Exeter Gasworks - a visit to see twin Pecketts.

  • Avonmouth Docks - more industrial steam on the docksides with Peckitt and Avonside

    tanks.

  • The Bristol Pullman - a further "return match" this time in the cab! A very lively

    journey with many steam engines to be seen, from Bath to Paddington.

  • Bowaters Sittingbourne - a pre-preservation visit to see how the paper manufacturers used their unique narrow gauge system, with dockside views and a great variety of engines.

  • Becton Gasworks - the East London Gasworks boasted two separate studs of locomotives - these were paraded for lvo's camera.

  • The last day of the MSW JR - the Midland and South Western Junction Railway linked Andoversford to Andover until September 10th 1961. On that last day lvo filmed S.L.S. and R.C.T.S. specials with Cookham Manor and a Mogul respectively. Scenes which are gone for ever are relived at Andoversford, Foss Cross, Marlborough, Grafton Junction, and South Cerney amongst others.


About IVO PETERS

Ivo Peters, who lived in Bath, always loved trains. He took his first photograph of a train in 1925 - appropriately on the Somerset & Dorset Railway, his "first love" right up to the line's sad end in March 1966.


lvo's collection of railway photographs grew steadily until, in 1959, an exciting thing happened. He was shown an excellent 16mm film of aircraft which so impressed him that, the very next day, he bought his first 16mm camera, together with a special tripod (a piece of equipment he always believed to be absolutely essential for steady cine shots) - and Ivo's railway filming had begun in earnest.


In the next 10 years he filmed railway scenes very extensively, covering as far as possible every type and size of steam locomotive. The Somerset & Dorset Railway, of course, figured prominently but he filmed many scenes throughout the British Isles - and not just on British Railways. Ivo had a great interest in industrial railways, particularly those which ran through the countryside such as ironstone and other quarry systems, and his collection of shots of the many different types of industrial steam locomotives is vast. The narrow gauge was also one of his great loves and he shot thousands of feet on all the small lines he could find. In particular, he recorded in detail the whole of the Isle of Man Railway - and also the diminutive Groudle Glen line near Douglas.


When Ivo finally stopped filming in 1974, his collection of 16mm film of steam locomotives was wide and varied and amounted to over 25,000 feet and all in colour, for he never took a single foot in black and white.


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Railways of Hertfordshire Vol. 1: A journey around Hertfordshire through archive film

Railways of Hertfordshire Vol. 1: A journey around Hertfordshire through archive film

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Hertfordshire was once served by a fascinating and varied collection of railways. The main lines to London ran alongside a network of sleepy and little used branches. Most of the branch lines have long gone, but the main lines survive. This, the first of 3 Volumes, explores the areas network of lines from the steam era to the present day.


In Volume One Presenter Tony Furse takes us on a journey around Hertfordshire using an extensive collection of archive material.


  • St Albans looking at the station, signal box and steam shed using archive material from steam days, through the diesel era to the electric age.

  • The Midland Main Line with a variety of steam workings at Napsbury in 1959.

  • The Branch Lines of St Albans and the railway from St Albans to Watford Junction. We explore the stations along the route in the 1960s through to the last years of diesel services.

  • Watford Junction and the steam era with film from the early 1960s on the main line and at the steam shed.

  • Electrified Branch Lines exploring the branches to Croxley Green and Rickmansworth Church Street. Steam and Diesel special trains are featured along with electric services in the 1970s.

  • Gone but not Forgotten and the long closed branch from St Albans to Hatfield. We explore the line using archive from the 1930s to the late 1960s, including the last freight trains. We also look at recent developments at Smallford and Nast Hyde Halt.

  • Additional Item. A journey from Watford to St Albans Abbey in 1989 plus St Albans and Smallford in the 1960s.


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Vol.232 - A Miscellany of East Midlands Ironstone Railways

Vol.232 - A Miscellany of East Midlands Ironstone Railways

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The Jim Clemens Collection No.39

Jim Clemens had a passion for steam that did not end just with BR. He also took a keen interest in the industrial railways of Britain. This volume in our miscellany series is a compilation of the entire ironstone film archive he created, and has been assembled in the order the film runs off his original cine reels.


The most extensive ironstone system in the country was at Corby, This comprised about 40 route miles of track and covered an area of around 10 miles between the most northerly and southerly points. It boasted a fine newly-built (1954) engine shed with eight roads and rollup shutters. A number of visits were made here in the mid-1960s, plus trips commemorating the end of steam at the quarries (1969) and the steel works (1973). Included are the World's largest quarrying machine (1,675 tons of it!), the Corby complex's 'Indus' 0-8-0 diesel plus ex-BR Class 14 No.D9547.


The narrow-gauge Kettering Furnaces system is visited during June 1961. This also included a rare Lingford Gardiner-built standard-gauge locomotive. Another narrow-gauge ironstone line is seen at Scaldwell where this railway's eponymous locomotive is at work during May 1962.


The last operating narrow-gauge ironstone system was at Finedon Quarries, near Wellingborough and visits were made here in 1961 and 1966. The whole process is seen: empties on their way to Finedon Quarry, loaded wagons on their return, the very narrow tunnel under the Midland Main Line, plus the rather daunting transfer method used from narrow to standard-gauge.


The newest ironstone system in the Midlands was at Exton Park, and in 1963 we can admire their fleet of clean and modern 0-6-0s dating from the 1950s. Visits are made to the Irchester complex near Wellingborough, plus also Storefield. Blisworth. Pitsford, Loddington. Hanging Houghton, Desborough, Pilton, Charwelton, Cranford, Oxfordshire Ironstone Quarries (near Banbury and including a 'Sentinel ") and Byfield. We conclude with a visit to Nassington, near Peterborough.


This ironstone railways enthusiast’s delight was filmed mostly in colour on both 8mm and 16mm cine-film. A commentary plus sound track complement our look at the ironstone railways of the East Midlands between 1960 and 1973.


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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 6 - Ironstone Lines

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 6 - Ironstone Lines

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Ironstone Lines of the East Midlands - Ivo Peters' love of railways was widespread. Not only did he cover the famous main lines and well-know minor railways in his 16mm colour cine film collection, but he also delved into the realms of industrial steam where fascinating small and no-so-small engines performed the vital tasks of British industry.


Probably one of the least known areas was that of the Ironstone districts (such as Northamptonshire) where some of the most delightful and attractive industrial railways of the whole country ran along the edges of fields, through small woods and the heart of the countryside to the connecting lines with British Railways.


This is the first visit to the Iron Lines in the Ivo Peters Collection covering an area from Oxfordshire in the west to Lincolnshire in the east. They had a charm of their own, known only a to a few. Here we see a great variety from the narrow gauge at Kettering to the standard gauge at Wroxton (sometimes known simply as "O.I") which also boasted double track, signals and signal boxes.


Lines covered from 1961 to 1969 are:

LinesOwnersLocation
StorefieldDurham Steel & Iron CoKettering
CharweltonPark Gate Iron & Steel CoCharwelton
ByfieldByfield
WroxtonOxfordshire Ironstone Co. ("O.I")Banbury
PitsfordStaveley Coal & Iron Co. LtdNorthampton
Lamport & ScaldwellStaveley Minerals LtdNorthampton
WellingboroughStewart & Lloyds Minerals LtdWellingborough
KetteringKettering Coal& Iron Co. LtdKettering
CranfordCranford Ironstone Co. LtdKettering


Originally released in 1988, this volume has been totally remastered i.e. the pictorial material has now been prepared from the original 1" tape, transferred to digital betacam and then remastered. Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance this very popular volume in our series.


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Vol.231 - Great Western Steam Miscellany No.6

Vol.231 - Great Western Steam Miscellany No.6

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The sixth volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover Great Western steam compiled from mostly unseen footage from a variety of different cameramen and in the order the film runs off the original cine reels.


We begin at Shrewsbury station and visits are made to Coton Hill Yards, Shrewsbury Shed, Sutton Bridge Junction, and Hookagate. We include a weed killing train at Llangollen Junction, Ruabon and we call in at Brymbo, Wellington (Salop) and Whitchurch.


Next we take trips to Worcester, the nearby Norton Junction and the Gloucester area in addition to Ross-on­Wye, Stroud, Bromyard, and Hereford. Then to Birmingham Snow Hill, Bordesley and Hatton followed by visits to the shed at Wolverhampton Oxley and The Lickey Incline. Plus film at Oxford, Didcot, Langley (Bucks), and Paddington.


Travelling down to the South-West, time is spent at Tiverton Junction before enjoying the rural delights of the Culm Valley branch to Hemyock and the Exe Valley branch to Exeter. In North Devon we visit the steeply graded line to Ilfracombe via Braunton along with visits to Barnstaple Junction and Dulverton on the Taunton line. We then take a trip along the Cheddar Valley line and call in at Glastonbury & Street on the S&DJR.


Both South and West Wales are covered and include Cardiff General, Cardiff Queen Street, Abercynon, Merthyr, Woodham's Scrap Yard, Letterston Junction, Tenby, Carmarthen, Duffryn Yard Shed, Newport, Pontypool Road, Aberdare High Level, Crumlin, Quakers Yard, Dowlais Cae Harris, Nelson & Llancaiach, and Hengoed High Level. We even manage to see Great Western steam at Portsmouth & Southsea!


The time period for the majority of the film is between about 1961 and 1966. Motive power includes many ex-GWR classes such as King, Castle, County, Hall, Modified Hall, Grange, Manor, 14xx, 15xx, 16xx, 2251, 28xx, 41xx, 42xx, 43xx, 45xx, 47xx, 56xx, 57xx, 64x, 72xx, 94xx plus the occasional ex-LMS engines and BR Standards.


The archive film used is mostly in colour. An authentic sound track has been added along with an informative commentary to complement this nostalgic look at the last years of Great Western steam.


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Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8

Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8

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The eighth volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover London Midland steam compiled from mostly unseen footage from a variety of different cameramen and in the order the film runs off the original cine reels. Here we feature Midland 2Fs, the GCR in LMR days, in & around Manchester, the WCML and The North-West.


The line between Desford Junction and Leicester West Bridge had restricted clearances and was the last home of the diminutive Johnsons 2Fs which had been introduced as far back as the 1870s! We visit the line during February 1963 with snow still on the ground.


Next, in LMR days, we make a journey along the Great Central main line from Marylebone which includes Aylesbury, Brackley, Banbury, Woodford Halse, Rugby, Lutterworth, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Hasland shed. We even feature a 1962 journey behind a 9F in normal passenger service from Brackley to Aylesbury!


On to the North-West and the Manchester area where a famous steam working in 1964 and 1965 was the evening commuter service from Manchester Central to Buxton. This working is forever associated with 'Jubilee' No. 45705 “Seahorse” and we cover the journey in some detail. Following on from this, there is excellent footage around New Mills Junction, Gowhole Yards, Chinley, the Romiley and Marple area, Hayfield, Stockport, Stockport Edgeley shed, plus Manchester Victoria and Exchange.


Shrewsbury and Ruabon are visited next and time is spent at Rossett (between Chester and Wrexham) and Talacre plus Worleston on the North Wales coast line.


Finally, numerous locations are visited on the northern part of the West Coast Main Line starting at Crewe and Crewe South shed, Acton Grange, Winwick Junction, Wigan, Lostock Hall shed, Farrington, Preston, Carnforth shed, and Shap. Other locations include near Ormskirk and Hellifield, plus shed visits to Rose Grove, Bolton, Holbeck, and Normanton.


The time period for the majority of the film is from 1962 to 1968. Motive power includes BR standard Britannia pacifics, Standard Class 5 & 4 4-6-0s, Class 2 2-6-0s, 9F 2-10-0s and Austerity 2-8-0s, ex-LMS Black 5s, 8Fs, 4Fs, 2-6-4Ts, Royal Scots, Jubilees, Stanier 2-6-0s, Ivatt tanks and Class 2 & 4 2-6-0s, ex-MR 2Fs, and Jinties.


An authentic sound track has been added along with an informative commentary to complement this nostalgic look at the last years of London Midland steam.


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


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Cab Ride GBRF139: Purley and Clapham Junction to Hendon and Luton

Cab Ride GBRF139: Purley and Clapham Junction to Hendon and Luton

21.95

A cab-ride journey from Purley Down Sidings to Luton aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf passing through Purley, South Croydon, East Croydon, Windmill Bridge Jct., Norwood Junction, Bromley Jct, Crystal Palace, West Norwood, West Norwood Jct, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Brixton, Shepherd’s Lane Jct, Voltaire Road Jct, Factory Jct, Longhedge Jct, Clapham Junction, Barnes, New Kew Jct, Kew East Jct, South Acton Jct, Acton Wells Jct, Acton Canal Wharf, Dudding Hill Jct, Brent Curve Jct.


(Minimal picture vibration during acceleration)
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The Berks & Hants Line

The Berks & Hants Line

25.00

Exeter St David’s to London Paddington.

We join a brand new class 802 IET (Intercity Express Train) upon arrival at Exeter St David's station en route from Plymouth to London. Our train is formed of 10 coaches and calls at Tiverton Parkway and Taunton before branching off onto the so-called Berks and Hants route, a series of disparate lines connected together to form a shorter and more direct route from the South West to the Capital.


Our train runs non-stop for over 100 miles from Taunton to Reading, only then do we join the original GWR main line into London, having switched from diesel to electric power and travelling at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour.


This cross-country scenic line was filmed during the summer of 2019. There's a great deal of interesting history to the route, only opened as a through line in 1906 with the completion of the last section of new track from Cogload Junction to Castle Cary.


Now is your chance to see this sinuous line as the driver does.
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Cab Ride ATW23: Milford Haven & Carmarthen to Llanelli and Swansea

Cab Ride ATW23: Milford Haven & Carmarthen to Llanelli and Swansea

21.95

A cab-ride journey from Milford Haven to Swansea aboard Class 175 (two car unit) of Arriva Trains Wales passing through or calling at Johnston, Haverfordwest, Clarbeston Road, Clunderwen, Whitland, Carmarthen.

Then changing ends and continuing to Pembrey & Burry Port, Llanelli & Gowerton before terminating at Swansea.
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Railways of Wales Vol. 1 - Mid Wales

Railways of Wales Vol. 1 - Mid Wales

16.96

Mid Wales offered a contrasting mix of railways, from the major links from Shrewsbury to the coast at Aberystwyth and the Central Wales Line, to the long secondary lines from Moat Lane to Hereford, Brecon and Neath. In this programme we explore these lines mostly in the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s.


Through Mid Wales. Shrewsbury and the line through Welshpool, Moat Lane, Newtown over Talerddig to Machynlleth with many of the intermediate stations and a range of steam power including ‘Manors’ and Standard Class 4s on passenger and freight. Steam is featured on the ascent to the summit at Talerddig both from the West & East. in addition the diesel era is shown with Class 37s on services to the Cambrian Coast.


The route through Oswestry. Oswestry and services to Ellesmere and Welshpool and the branch to Llanfyllin


To South Wales. The line from Moat Lane through Llanidloes and Builth Road to Three Cocks Junction.


The Central Wales line over Knucklas Viaduct, through Builth Wells to Llandeilo.


West from Hereford. The route West to Three Cocks Junction and the lines around Brecon and the branches to Neath and Merthyr


To the Coast at Aberystwyth. Machynlleth and the Cambrian line to Dovey Junction and Aberystwyth with a wide range of traffic including the Cambrian Coast Express. Aberystwyth’s steam shed and the narrow gauge line is also featured in the 1950s, 1960s & 1980s with a wide range of traction.
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Railways of Wales Vol. 2 - The Cambrian Coast and the Dee Valley

Railways of Wales Vol. 2 - The Cambrian Coast and the Dee Valley

16.96







The Cambrian Coast and the route from Barmouth to Ruabon:- Barmouth through Ruabon provided a combination of dramatic coastal scenery, steep gradients and a wide variety of motive power. This volume explores these lines using archive film from the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s.


  • Along the Cambrian Coast. Dovey Junction to Barmouth. Steam power is shown at a variety of locations on freight and passenger workings. Also featured is the Cambrian Coast Express in the 1980s behind steam and diesel power.

  • Across Mid Wales & The Dee Valley. The route from Ruabon to Morfa Mawddach. A look at passenger and freight along the line through Llangollen, Bala and over the summit to Dolgellau in steam days. Includes scenes from the 1950s right up until closure in 1965. Also features a journey from Barmouth to Llangollen.

  • Barmouth to Pwllheli. Steam power on the line following the Cambrian Coast through Harlech, Portmadog and the junction at Afon Wen. BR Standards work alongside Manors and Dukedogs.

  • After the End of Steam. The Cambrian Coast route in the 1970s with the last freight traffic and DMU operation.

  • North to Bangor. The line from Afon Wen to Caernafon and Bangor, with DMUs and steam power prior to closure.

  • Bonus Item: A Journey from Shrewsbury to the Cambrian Coast in the late 1970s.


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British Railways Green Diesels

British Railways Green Diesels

13.99

A look at diesel and electric power in action throughout the network in the 1960s when green livery dominated. We also feature electric power in light blue at Crewe plus the unique red livery on the Western Regions diesel hydraulics.


This volume comprises all previously unpublished footage & includes ;-


Transition at Newcastle. Deltics, DMUs, ‘Peaks’, Class 40s operating alongside steam traction.


Diesel Hydraulics. ‘Warships’ and ‘Westerns’ on the Western Region in the steam era at Taunton and Shrewsbury along with Hymeks


Metrovick Co-Bos and a view of this rarely photographed class at Peak Forest.


BR Sulzer Type 2s at Chinley and York on passenger and freight.


Brush Type 2s at Sheffield alongside steam traction.


English Electric Type 3s on the North Eastern Region.


English Electric Type 4s at York Shed and station alongside East Coast Pacifics and on the East Coast main line to Darlington plus Trans-Pennine services.


Peaks at York and along the East Coast Main Line plus Tran-Pennine services in and around Chinley.


Brush Type 4s at York.


Deltics on the North Eastern Region in their early liveries at York and along the racing stretch of the East Coast Main Line.


Diesel Multiple Units with many types in action in Yorkshire and Tran Pennine routes with many in their early liveries.

Shunters with views in and around Doncaster

All Change at Crewe with electrics in their early years working alongside diesel and steam traction.
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British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force

British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force

Steam World Archive Vol.37: The Derek Philips Collection - Central & Southern England

Steam World Archive Vol.37: The Derek Philips Collection - Central & Southern England

30.00

In this volume we include:

Freight traffic in the Peak District around Chinley & Peak Forest. The Cromford and High Peak Railway. A Visit to Doncaster Station and Staveley works. Williamthorpe Colliery with Jinty tanks. Bass Brewery railway system. Seaton to Stamford push pull services. Bewdley to Tenbury Wells branch ride. Studley and Astwood Bank to Upton on Severn ride. The Great Western line from Birmingham Snow Hill to Oxford. A branch ride from Oxford to Fairford. London terminal stations at Marylebone and Waterloo. Southern steam at Salisbury and on the Bournemouth mainline. The Somerset & Dorset Line.


Notable Locations include Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Millers Dale Jcn, Peak Forest, Buxton Shed, Millers Dale, Grindleford, Edale, Wirksworth, Doncaster, Staveley Works, Williamthorpe Colliery, Nottingham Victoria, Seaton, Luffenham, Ketton and Collyweston, Stamford, Bewdley, Tenbury Wells, Bescot, Birmingham Snow Hill, Hatton, Leamington Spa, Heyford, Oxford, Fairford, London Marylebone, London Waterloo, Salisbury, Eastleigh, Southampton, Bournemouth, Lymington, New Milton, Bournemouth West, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Templecombe, Wincanton, Evercreech Jc, Glastonbury and Street, Highbridge, Bridgwater, Masbury, Binegar, Chilcompton, Midsomer Norton and Radstock North.
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