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Vol.27 - South Midlands Steam Memories

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Vol.27 - South Midlands Steam Memories

Vol.27 - South Midlands Steam Memories

Ref: BR027D

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We have been fortunate indeed to obtain film from Douglas Haines of the lines south of Birmingham taken from 1960 onwards on 16mm Kodak stock and all tripod work.

This volume takes us through the southern approaches to Birmingham, the Lickey Incline and on through Barnt Green and Kings Norton with the Halesowen branch, the GWR route via Hatton Bank and then the North Warwick line through Henley-in-Arden to Danzey.

A feature of this film is the workings of the locomotives on the three banks of these lines with long detailed shots of engines working hard and the rolling stock of the time, now just a memory.

All three sections feature the normal service trains applicable to them such as Jubilee, Scot, 9F, 3F, 4F etc. on the Midland with Hall, Castle, Grange, 9F and Standards on the Western. Nevertheless each section also has one surprise visitor. The Lickey Incline has SR unrebuilt Pacific 34079 climbing banked by a 9F. Hatton Bank shows us the restored GWR prairie 4555 on a brick train and the North Warwick line affords us a view of an ex-LMS 4F coupled to ex-GWR 6435 passing through on a railtour.

The film covers all seasons from high summer to mid-winter with snow scenes around Kings Norton where surprise, surprise, ex-LNER 4472 "Flying Scotsman'' passes by on a 3-coach private special which includes the ex-Devon Belle observation car. 4079 "Pendennis Castle'', while still in BR ownership, concludes this fascinating video which all true enthusiasts will want to have in their collection.

A few diesels in their early BR liveries are seen, but this film is 95% steam. No modern day or preservation material has been used in this video.

Cover photo: Jubilee No.45577 "Bengal" climbing Lickey Incline.
Filmed by/when: Douglas Haines
Narrated By: Colin White
First published on DVD: 1994
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 16mm cine-film

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

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