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Vol.23 - Steam North & East

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Vol.23 - Steam North & East

Vol.23 - Steam North & East

Ref: BR023D

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This film compliments Volume 21 "Steam South and West" and covers steam traction from the Midlands to Scotland between 1963 and 1968. Twenty-three classes of locomotives are portrayed, dominated by Eastern Region types.

We first follow B12 4-6-0 61572 on the ‘‘Wandering 1500’’ tour in 1963 from London’s Broad Street terminus through the Midlands to Stratford-upon-Avon via Bedford and Northampton.

Moving north we visit Tebay before viewing steam traction on the Settle and Carlisle line in 1967, both sides of Ais Gill summit.

Next we travel to Scotland on-board the ‘‘Aberdonian’’ railtour from Manchester using Merchant Navy 35026, Jubilee "Bihar & Orissa'' and 4472 ``Flying Scotsman'' over the Settle & Carlisle and then the long closed Waverley Route to Edinburgh. Scenes of the lines in Fife behind two venerable J37 0-6-0s and the unique V2 60813 lead us into sights of A4s on the Aberdeen 3-hour expresses with scenes at Perth and Ferryhill.

1963 saw the demise of steam at Kings Cross. A1, A2, A3 and A4 are seen at Wood Green before a visit to Doncaster Works behind Stanier Pacific 46245 ‘‘City of London’’ allows us to even view withdrawn but still intact 60014 ‘‘Silver Link’’ before it was scrapped there. A4 Pacific 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley" takes us to Doncaster and York shed followed by viewing this locomotive as 4498 in 1967 when it returned to the East Coast Main Line at Peterborough. Even 7029 ‘‘Clun Castle’’ is seen on its forays over ER metals in 1967 climbing out of Potters Bar.

Finally our last views of the East Coast Main Line must be with 4472 ‘‘Flying Scotsman’’. Her last run as 60103 in 1963 from Kings Cross precludes her return over the East Coast and Midland lines (including Shap Summit) with two tenders and a chime whistle bringing us to 1969 when she departed for America.

This complete 1-hour production is all in colour with authentic sound, much of which was recorded at the time of filming. It should delight anyone who likes steam power and the Eastern in particular although somewhere along the line all four Regions are represented. Yes, the SR Pacific 35026 appears at Manchester and Doncaster!

Cover photo: George Woods
Narrated By: Colin White
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min) , All Colour

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