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Vol.110 - Coals to Newcastle

Shop | Railways | B & R Video Productions | B & R Volumes 108 to 116  |  Vol.110 - Coals to Newcastle

Vol.110 - Coals to Newcastle

Vol.110 - Coals to Newcastle

Ref: BR110D



Industrial Steam in the North-East.

An in depth look at the industrial railway scene in the North East of England in the 1960’s when steam predominated at most collieries and other locations. Jon MARSH visited and filmed in the area at this time with much attention to detail and excellent cine-photography in all weathers.

The area was the birthplace of industrial railways and much of the infrastructure was still extant one hundred and forty years later, even one engine was one hundred years old and still working at Seaham Harbour.

Railways to the coast for the transport of coal will be seen with associated rope-hauled inclines. The railways originated as privately owned lines linking colliery and harbour.

The Lambton, Hetton & Joicey system around Philadelphia is well covered especially during the last steam winter of 1969 when heavy snowfall led to spectacular photography.

Other lines visited include Ashington, Derwentaugh, Amble, Backworth, Morrison Busty, Blacburn Park Drift, Team Valley and Shotton. Scenes at Doxfords Shipyards and Seaham Harbour. British Railways steam linked the collieries with views of J27, Q6 and WD 2-8-0 types.

This is a fine record of the days before coal mines and their associated industries were no more in the North East of England. Filmed in colour and with an authentic sound track and informative commentary added this will give enjoyment to all people interested in the steam railways of the area.

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Cover photo: Jon Marsh, No.5 & No.29 at Philadephia Shed.
First published on DVD: 24th.February 2005
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min) , All in colour.

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