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Kingfisher Railscene Cab Rides from the 1980s & 1990s

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Glasgow to London 'Record Run' Cab Ride (2006)

Glasgow to London 'Record Run' Cab Ride (2006)


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A two-disc DVD programme covering the whole south-bound journey of the Virgin Trains Record Run attempt which departed from Glasgow Central station at 12.37 on 22nd September 2006.

Achieved in 3 hours 55 minutes 27 seconds, the Pendolino non-stop run was the fastest run south-bound from Glasgow to London Euston. The previous record along the 401 mile route was set by the Advanced Passenger Train in 1981.

The special run of the 9 coach Pendolino was arranged by Virgin Trains in conjunction with Railway Magazine and was fully booked with over 400 passengers, raising some £30,000 fro the Virgin Unite charity, Heaven's Angels.

Running time: 240-mins

The DVD has the full background to the run starting at Polmadie depot where the set was prepared the week before to make certain that the attempt was a complete success. We see the crew prepare for the run at Glasgow Central station and the naming of the Pendolino set No. 390047 as Heaven's Angels by Railway Magazines's editor, Nick Pigott.



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1. Cab Ride 32: Paddington-Bristol May '90 (90-mins) (Ref: KFCR32D)
2. Cab Ride 5: Euston - Liverpool May '85 (180-mins) (Ref: KFCR05D)


Cab Ride Highlights No.1: Bentinck to Ratcliffe Power Station, Cardiff to Birmingham, Carlisle to Glasgow and Brighton to Victoria

Cab Ride Highlights No.1: Bentinck to Ratcliffe Power Station, Cardiff to Birmingham, Carlisle to Glasgow and Brighton to Victoria


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Part 1 – Railscene No.10

BENTINCK TO RATCLIFFE POWER STATION – The Coal Run, freight working on the LMR.

Part 2 – Railscene No.14

CARDIFF TO BIRMINGHAM – Aboard a DMU in good weather with part of the journey pure Great Western, there were still semaphore signals to be seen.

Part 3 – Railscene No.17

CARLISLE TO GLASGOW – A ride on No. 86250 from the Border city, the steepest gradient was 1:69 with ten miles in excess of 1:88.

Part 4 – Railscene No.22

BRIGHTON TO VICTORIA – The journey was scheduled to run 51 miles in 51 minutes.

Please note there is commentary in the Cab Highlights series and cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.



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Cab Ride 4: Exeter - Plymouth Apr '85 (60-mins)

Cab Ride  4: Exeter - Plymouth Apr '85 (60-mins)


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Recorded from the cab of Class 50 No. 50 022 on 16th.April 1985 on the 09:25 Paddington to Penzance train from Exeter St.Davids to Plymouth.

At the time of the run, Exeter St.Davids was in the process of being resignalled. The East end works had been completed some ten weeks previously and during the preceding weekend the West end semaphore signals had been stripped of their arms. The replacement colour light signals were operative but the track layout they were to control had not alltered. Flagmen were used to control traffic movements and we departed past a red signal.

The train was booked to depart Exeter at 12:22 and arrive at Plymouth at 13:29. However, the 06:28 HST from Bradford was running late and it was arranged for us to stop at Newton Abbott to make a connection with this train. Our Plymouth arrival was at 13:40.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.

Other cab rides of this route include:

1987 HST West/Far West (stock code VI944D)

2002 Class 67 (on a postal train) (stock code CP139D)

2005 London (Waterloo) to Plymouth aboard a Class 159 (stock code TF203D)



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Cab Ride 5: Euston - Liverpool May '85 (180-mins)

Cab Ride  5: Euston - Liverpool May '85 (180-mins)


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This cab ride gives a Driver's view of the famous West Coast Main Line over its southern stretch, from Euston in London to Liverpool Lime Street via the Trent Valley cutoff and Weaver Junction. The journey took place on Thursday 30th.May 1985 which was four days before Crewe station closed for a period of seven weeks for tracklayout remodelling. The programme is therefore a record of "old" Crewe. Live commentary is provided by Inspector Peter Crawley who travelled in the cab with us.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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2. Glasgow to London 'Record Run' Cab Ride (2006) (Ref: KF220D)


Cab Ride 6: Tonbridge Wells-Eridge Sep '85 (40-mins)

Cab Ride  6: Tonbridge Wells-Eridge Sep '85 (40-mins)


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Riding aboard a Class 207 No.1310 this cab ride was recorded on 24th.June 1985. After departing from Tonbridge Wells we pass through Tonbridge Wells West station and Groombridge Station before finally arriving at Eridge Station. Also there are shots inside Birchden Jct and Grove Junction signal boxes including an explanation of operating the signalling. This cab ride also includes shots taken of the train from thelineside as well as the view from the Cab.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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Cab Ride 7: King's Cross - York Sep '86 (180-mins)

Cab Ride  7: King's Cross - York Sep '86 (180-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded from the cab of Class 47 47517 "Andrew Carnegie" of Inverness Shed on 23rd.September 1985 on the 15:35 from King's Cross to York.

The train was the only locomotive hauled passenger train scheduled in the 1985-86 East Coast Main Line timetables and it ceased on 28th.September 1985. The journey is particularly poignant as it shows the progess being made on the electrification of the line at the time. Very few wires and masts were in place so this Cab Ride has quite unobstructed views of the infrastructure. As we pass through Peterborough we see the depot handling electrification works.

We thank Traction Inspector: J Matron. Drivers: H Coultish (Doncaster), D.Austin (Doncaster) and Guard D.Hodson and the crews concerned for their help and informative commentary on route.

Note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.



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2. Cab Ride 22: Liverpool St.-Kings Lynn Mar '89 (110-mins) (Ref: KFCR22D)
3. Cab Ride 18: Machynlleth - Pwllheli May '88 (123-mins) (Ref: KFCR18D)


Cab Ride 9: St.Pancras - Sheffield May '86 (150-mins)

Cab Ride  9: St.Pancras - Sheffield May '86 (150-mins)


Ref: KFCR09D


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This cab ride was recorded aboard an HST, power car no. 43 054, on the 10:20 St.Pancras to Sheffield on 28th.May 1986. The train was semi-fast an dthe preceeding 10:15 to Nottingham was running with only one power car, thus delaying the 10:20. Despite this the train recovered all lost time and arrived at Sheffield on time.

Our driver was Roger Hague and the traction inspector, Alan Newman.

Note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.

Click here for a 1971 view of the route (it has changed a lot). Also see "Midland Main Line" for a 21st.Century view of the route!



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Cab Ride 10: Portsmouth - Cardiff Sep '86 (183-mins)

Cab Ride 10: Portsmouth - Cardiff Sep '86 (183-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded on 30th.September 1986 over the cross country route from Portsmouth to Cardiff via Bristol Temple Meads. As such it traverses ex-LSWR metals from Portsmouth to Salisbury and ex-GWR metals thereon.

Locomotives were Class 33s, 33 050 to Bristol and 33 010 to Cardiff. We were accompanied by Inspectors John Berriman and Dennis Flood, by Jeremy de Souza from Waterloo Public Affairs and our drivers were Dennis Smith and Jim Evans.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Cab Ride 11: Dover - Willesden Oct '86 (118-mins)

Cab Ride 11: Dover - Willesden  Oct '86 (118-mins)


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A cab ride aboard Class 47 No. 47608 on 6th.October 1986 as we take the 13:45 cross-London Inter-City train from Dover to Liverpool Lime Street.

We start at Dover Western Docks and our driver is John Hilton. Traction Inspector Derek Bourne of Ashford accompanies us throughout the journey.

We traverse the old SER main line with driver Gerry Richardson taking over at Bromley South. We go around London via Kensington Olympia to the LMR electric main line at Willesden where locomotives are changed.

Note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.



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Cab Ride 12: Bournemouth - Weymouth Sep '86 (75-mins)

Cab Ride 12: Bournemouth - Weymouth Sep '86 (75-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded aboard Class 33 No. 33 111 on 24th September 1985, hauling an 8TC on the 13.19 from Bournemouth to Weymouth (11.35 ex Waterloo). This was recorded just before electrification commenced on the Weymouth Line.

We are grateful to John Marchant of B.R. Public Affairs, Waterloo, for arranging this cabride and to Inspector George Harrison and all the crews concerned.

Weather conditions were generally good and clear.

Please note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the locomotive sounds.



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Cab Ride 13: Crewe - Holyhead May ' 87 (135-mins)

Cab Ride 13: Crewe - Holyhead May ' 87 (135-mins)


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On 6th May 1987. just before the introduction of the new BR timetables which heralded the Sprinter takeover of Trans-Pennine services over the North Wales line, we travelled in the cab of 47476 from Crewe to Holyhead at the head of the 09:48 train. This train started from Crewe, and the locomotive and coaches formed the return service at 13:15 from Holyhead to Euston. From Crewe to Chester, John Adams accompanied us and Rod Leith, from Chester, was our Traction Inspector throughout the Journey. Vincent Williams of Holyhead depot was our driver.

We would lilie to thank all the above and also Geoff Hughes of BR Midlands Region Public Affairs department for organising this cab ride. Programme originated on 3/4 High Band Tape and edited to 1" The timetable was as follows:

  • CREWE (Platform 6)......dep. 09.48

  • Chester......................dep. 10.13

  • Flint..............................dep. 10.28

  • Prestatyn......................dep, 10.44

  • Rhyl..............................dep. 10.52

  • Conway Bay.................dep. 11.06

  • Llandudno Junction......dep. 11.16

  • Bangor.....,....................dep. 11.36

  • HOLYHEAD..................arr. 12.08

Approximate running time 2 hours 15 minutes

PLEASE NOTE: 1) Cab rides have no commentary but original cab conversations are heard. By their nature background noises intrude and picture colours vary in intensity. No warranties are either given or implied by the producers. 2) a few minutes are omitted due to battery changes.



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Cab Ride 14/36: Waterloo to Exeter in 1987 & 1990

Cab Ride 14/36: Waterloo to Exeter in 1987 & 1990


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A combination of two cabrides (Cab Ride 14 Waterloo to Salisbury and Cab Ride 36 Salisbury to Exeter ) on one DVD.

We take a cab ride along the old London & South Western route out of Waterloo Station in South London for the South West. Our journey takes us eventually to Exeter, but the first section is to Salisbury and the one-time changeover point for locomotives operating "The Atlantic Coast Express".

The locomotive used on the service to Salisbury was Class 50 No.50033 "Glorious" which departed at 11.15 on 25th.July 1990 with driver D.Libby in charge along with Traction Inspector P.Gammon.

The second section of this DVD Cab Ride was filmed on 5th.August 1987 on the 10.37 Salisbury to Exeter service which had left Waterloo at 09.10. Driver Alkf Trapnall from Exeter and Inpector Alfred Cooke from Salisbury were in the cab.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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First published on DVD: 1998; 2007 on DVD
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Running Time: 193-mins (3hr 13min)

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Cab Ride 15: York - Edinburgh Oct '87 (150-mins)

Cab Ride 15: York - Edinburgh Oct '87 (150-mins)


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Recorded on 30th.October 1987 on an HST forming the 08:00 "Talisman" service from King's Cross to Edinburgh. We join the train at York for the northern part of the run over the ECML. This is complimentary to our earlier run from King's Cross to York (Cab Ride No.7).

We were accompanied by Inspector Cedric Lockwood and our drivers were Hugh Noble and Jim Alien(York to Newcastle) and George Halbert and Rober Quinn (Newcastle to Edinburgh).

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.

Note: this film predates ECML electrification.

Other cab rides of this route include:

2000 The Flying Scotsman (stock code VI983D) filmed from a Class 91 electric locomotive



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Cab Ride 16: Cardiff-Birmingham in January 1988

Cab Ride 16: Cardiff-Birmingham in January 1988


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This journey has only been possible since the beginning of the Winter 1987/88 timetables, with the introduction of the 23 metre long "Super Sprinters" a new service from Cardiff to Birmingham via Worcester and Kidderminster was introduced. We rode in the cab of Class 155 number 155 304 with Senior Inspector Harry Pratt and Inspector Nigel Poutney and Geoff Hughes of the B.R. London Midland Region Public Affairs Department, whom we would like to thank for arranging this journey, which was particularly noteworthy for semaphore signals around Worcester.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Running Time: 150-mins (2hr 30min)

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Cab Ride 17: Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth May '88 (120-mins)

Cab Ride 17: Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth May '88 (120-mins)


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This cab ride consists of two runs (from Shrewsbury to Dovey Junction and Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth) recordef on Class 150 Sprinter units 150 129 and 150 150 on 11th.May 1988 on the Cambrian main line.

The filming took place shortly before the telephone signalling was installed on this section, so this video is an important and historical record of this wonderful route with orginal signalling in place.

The producers thank Inpector Graham Whitefoot and the crews concerned for their help and informative commentary along the route.

Note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.

Although not a cab rides, why not see the line in the days of steam with the B & R [LINK Series.



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Cab Ride 18: Machynlleth - Pwllheli May '88 (123-mins)

Cab Ride 18: Machynlleth - Pwllheli May '88 (123-mins)


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Recorded from Sprinter 150 129 on 11th.May 1988 on the Cambrian Coast Line following the coast for much of the way including crossing the Barmouth bridge. The timetable was Machynlleth, depart 10:42, Pwllheli arrive 12:44. Inspector Graham Whitefoot and the crews provide an informative commentary en-route and relate their experiences of a recently run steam excursion over the line and their early days on the railway.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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3. Cab Ride 7: King's Cross - York Sep '86 (180-mins) (Ref: KFCR07D)


Cab Ride 19: Inverness - Aberdeen Aug '88 (122-mins)

Cab Ride 19: Inverness - Aberdeen Aug '88 (122-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on 3rd August 1988 on the 09:05 train from Aberdeen to Inverness, aboard 47515 "Night Mail" (allocated to Old Oak Common!). The weather was reasonable, with rain affecting the run only briefly, at the end of the double line section. The route is that of the Great North of Scotland Railway as far as Keith, and the Highland Railway from there to Inverness. Many fascinating semaphore signals remained, but these were soon going as part of the Inverness re-signalling scheme, and the loco-hauled trains were to be replaced by Sprinters.

We are indebted to Scottish Region Public Affairs, and especially Bob Docherty, for arranging this cab ride, and to Driver Bob Simpson and Inspector Duncan Lachlen for their hospitality and anecdotes. The timetable for the run was as follows:

  • ABERDEEN ....09.05

  • Dyce ....09.14

  • Inverurie ....09.26

  • Insch ... 09.39

  • Huntly ....09.55

  • Keith ....10.12

  • Elgin ....10.34

  • Forres ....10.48

  • Nairn ....11.00

  • INVERNESS arr.11.20

This programme running time is a little over 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: Cab Rides have no commentary but original cab conversations are heard. By their nature background noises intrude and picture colours vary in intensity. No warranties are either given or implied by the producers.



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Cab Ride 20: Penrith - Glasgow Central Nov '88 (105-mins)

Cab Ride 20: Penrith - Glasgow Central Nov '88 (105-mins)


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Recorded on Wednesday 9th.November 1988 aboard Class 86 No. 86 250 on the 09:13 Brimingham New Street to Glasgow Central train.

Our crew were: Driver Albert Fletcher (Preston) and Traction Inspectors Cyril Rist (Bescot) from Preston to Carlisle and James McClelland (Carlisle) from Carlisle to Glasgow.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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Cab Ride 21: Uckfield - Victoria Nov '88 (105-mins)

Cab Ride 21: Uckfield - Victoria Nov '88 (105-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded aboard 3H Unit 205025 on Tuesday 3rd November 1988 on the 11.39 Uckfield to Oxted and a 4CIG Unit on the 12.35 Oxted to Victoria. The weather was perfect sunshine. Our crew were: drivers Mike Seabrook from Uckfield to Oxted and Stanley Cope from Oxted to Victoria. Chief Traction Inspector, John Chambers accompanied us throughout.

A derailment at East Grinstead prevented us from riding the line thence, but views of the unit concerned are seen at the end of this programme. Our thanks go to BR [SR) Public Affairs for arranging this cab ride.

Please note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the locomotive sounds.



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Cab Ride 22: Liverpool St.-Kings Lynn Mar '89 (110-mins)

Cab Ride 22: Liverpool St.-Kings Lynn Mar '89 (110-mins)


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Recorded on Wednesday 8th.March 1989, we travel aboard Stratford's "flagship", Class 47 No. 47 581 "Great Eastern" on one of the former through trains over this route. These trains were curtailed at the beginning of the Summer 1989 timetables being replaced by Class 321 units to Cambridge, with a 47-hauled shuttle from there to Kings Lynn (Today, there is a full electric service to Kings Lynn!).

We see the line before electrification commenced beyond Cambridge and the journey features a wonderful array of semphores around Ely.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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3. Cab Ride 7: King's Cross - York Sep '86 (180-mins) (Ref: KFCR07D)


Cab Ride 23: Sheffield-Cleethorpes Apr '89 (115-mins)

Cab Ride 23: Sheffield-Cleethorpes Apr '89 (115-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on Monday 10th April 1989 aboard Class 142 Unit No. 142083 on the 11.31 Sheffield to Cleethorpes service, which ran via Gainsborough Central, Kirton Lindsey and Brigg. The latter are on a route for which B.R. had issued closure notices some six months earlier. The route is almost entirely over Great Central metals, and features single, double and quadruple tracks. The latter were in the process of being "de-quadrified". The majority of the route features semaphore signalling and is very heavily used by freight traffic, in particular coal trains.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Cab Ride 24: Crewe-Penrith Apr '89 (105-mins)

Cab Ride 24: Crewe-Penrith  Apr '89 (105-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded aboard 86207 "City of Lichfield" on Wednesday 24th May 1989. It is the "missing link" in our West Coast Main Line cab rides and together with Cab Ride No. 5 (Euston to Liverpool) and Cab Ride No. 20 (Preston to Glasgow) gives a. full journey over the WCML from Euston to Glasgow.

The train, the 08.45 Brighton to Glasgow and Edinburgh "Sussex Scot", ran approximately 100 minutes late due to staff difficulties further south, but ran consistently that period of time late against the timetable.

Our thanks go to BR LMR for arranging this cab ride, together with Inspector Brian Clarke and Drivers Roy Willcock and Ian Hogg.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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2. Cab Ride 20: Penrith - Glasgow Central Nov '88 (105-mins) (Ref: KFCR20D)
3. Cab Ride 18: Machynlleth - Pwllheli May '88 (123-mins) (Ref: KFCR18D)
4. Cab Ride 7: King's Cross - York Sep '86 (180-mins) (Ref: KFCR07D)


Cab Ride 25/26: Newcastle-Carlisle & Return Apr'89 (177-mins)

Cab Ride 25/26: Newcastle-Carlisle & Return  Apr'89  (177-mins)


Ref: KFCR25D


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This cab ride consists of two journeys, one each way over the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway on 31st.August 1989. From Carlisle to Newcastle the train was the "Tyne Trader" (07:05 from Girvan) leaving Carlisle at 09:25 aboard Sprinter 156 456.

The return journey was made on the 11:50 from Newcastle, via the King Edward Bridge, departing from High Level Bridge.

Our thanks to Carlisle Inspector, Jim McClelland and Driver Harold Stubbs and Newcastle's Driver John McKeough. Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Cab Ride 27: Scarborough to Hull in 1990

Cab Ride 27: Scarborough to Hull in 1990


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This Cab Ride was recorded on 7th February 1990, in the cab of class 142 unit 142 078 on the 12.05 stopper from Scarborough to Hull during one of the most prolonged periods of atrocious weather this country has experienced! Happily, the main part of the route, with its semaphores and level crossings, was in good weather, the rain coming later.

Our thanks are due to the Eastern Region Public Affairs apartment for arranging this Cab Ride, and to Inspector Lockwood and Driver R. Stainthorpe.

Please note: there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Filmed by/when: Jeremy English, Feb 1990.
First published on DVD: 1991 on VHS
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Running Time: 87-mins (1hr 27min) , Colour
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Cab Ride 28: Skipton-Carlisle Jan '90 (136-mins)

Cab Ride 28: Skipton-Carlisle Jan '90 (136-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of 47444 on the 10.45 from Leeds to Carlisle on 31st January 1990 over the famous Settle and Carlisle Railway, on the section over the "Long Drag", up through Settle, over Ribblehead and Ais Gill, down through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, along the Eden Valley to Carlisle.

The weather was fair - except for a light dousing of rain at the northern end, on a very interesting section of wrong-line running from Long Meg to Howe and Co's Sidings.

We would like to thank London Midland Region Public Affairs Department for arranging this journey, and to Inspector Bob Coe and Drivers Ian Hodgeson and 'Tug' Wilson.

Please note: There is no commentary other the cab conversations which are not always audible above the sound of the train.



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Cab Ride 29: Brighton-Victoria Feb '90 (50-mins)

Cab Ride 29: Brighton-Victoria Feb '90 (50-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on 8th February 1990 aboard Southern Region electric unit number 2206, of the 4-B1G type. This was one of the few buffet-equipped types of unit that operated on the Southern.

The route, was made famous on film as the "London to Brighton in 4 minutes" route, but this is not a repeat of that! Firstly, the direction of travel is the reverse of that run, (this is northwards), secondly it is at normal speed, and thirdly of course, it shows the railway of 1990. It therefore makes a fascinating contrast to the 1950s film. The route takes us through the South Downs and along one of the most intensive railway "corridors" of them all, with numerous junctions right from the start at Brighton. Lines to Lewis and Worthing, from Lewis, Horsham, Guildford, Oxted, Sutton and many other points mean there is tremendous variety on this line, making it one of the most varied cab rides yet. The weather was kind to us, for once, with no rain, giving a very clear view of the line. We would like to thank Southern Region Public Affairs office for arranging this journey.

The Schedule was (Table 186 in BR Passenger Timetable).

BRIGHTON.........dep. 10.55 ..00.00 miles

East Croydon......dep. 11.32...40.50

LONDON VICTORIA..arr. 11.46 ..51.00 miles

PLEASE NOTE: Cab Rides have no commentary but original cab conversations are heard. By their nature background noises intrude and picture colours vary in intensity. No warranties are either given or implied by the producers.



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Cab Ride 30: Glasgow (QS)-Edinburgh-Glasgow Central Apr'90 (150-mins)

Cab Ride 30: Glasgow (QS)-Edinburgh-Glasgow Central Apr'90 (150-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded on 5th.April 1990 aboard Class 107 No.107 747 from Glasgow to Edinburgh and a DBSO on the 12:33 from Glasgow Central and 14:30 from Edinburgh respectively.

These two routes show the contrasting nature of BRs main and secondary lines, the Glasgow Central to Edinburgh line via Shotts being a secondary one with basic stations and a DMU service whilst the Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street route via Linlithgow is a main line on which "Scot Rail Express" services operate. At the time of this cab ride, these latter were still operated by Class 47/7s in push-pull mode

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Cab Ride 31: Wolverton-Northampton-Birmingham Apr '90 (74-mins)

Cab Ride 31: Wolverton-Northampton-Birmingham Apr '90 (74-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on Thursday 19th April 1990 and this schedule was Table 66 in BR’s Passenger Timetable.

Our Euston to Liverpool Cab Ride is the most popular in the series. This ‘ride’ is over the other parts of the WCML, the Northampton loop and the original Grand Junction line from Rugby to Birmingham. Not only does it compliment the main line run, but once again we have the knowledgeable accompaniment of the Traction Inspector Peter Crawley from Euston.

We travelled aboard Class 321 Unit No. 312 406 on the 09.52 from Euston, commencing at Wolverton, the last station before the Northampton loop leaves the main line.

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Cab Ride 32: Paddington-Bristol May '90 (90-mins)

Cab Ride 32: Paddington-Bristol May '90 (90-mins)


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This cab ride over the Great Western Main Line was recorded aboard HST power-car 43179 on 23rd May 1990 on the 08.45 from Paddington. The route needs no introduction, it’s Brunel’s famous 'billiard table' ride, superbly engineered for today’s high speed trains.

Our journey was accomplished exactly to time, except for 18 minutes loss due to signals near Tilehurst, an example of how safety comes first, as a trackman had heard a noise coming from one of the coaches (later identified as a normal suspension ‘groan’) at the station, causing the train to be stopped for static and rolling exams.

We would like to thank all those involved for arranging this cab ride: BR Public Affairs at Swindon, Inspector John Barratt, Driver S. Bailey and D. Stanner.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Cab Ride 33: Redditch-Litchfield May '90

Cab Ride 33: Redditch-Litchfield  May '90


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The 'CROSS CITY' LINE in Birmingham is something of a 'cause celebre' and has shown remarkable growth in recent years. In 1990 it was announced that it would be electrified, the first extension to Birmingham's electrification network since the 1960's.


The cab ride was filmed PRE-ELECTRIFICATION on the 21st May 1990 aboard class 116 D.M.U. No 53116 from Tyseley depot.The train was the 9.53 from Redditch, which ran to Barnt Green on the Midland Mainline from Bristol (via the Lickey incline), to Birminghan New Street to Lichfield T.V. High Level.


The journey was arranged by Midland Region Public Affairs, to whom we extend our thanks, also to Steve Young, Inspector Brian Clarke and driver Craig Thompson and John Martin.


The schedule was (Table 69 in BR Passenger Timetables).

REDDITCH..........dep 0933

Alvechurch............arr 09.59

Barnt Green.........arr 10.05

Longbridge............arr 10.13

Northfield..............arr 10.16

King's Norton........arr 10.19

Bournville.............arr 10.20

SellyOak..............arr 10.25

University..............arr 10.23

Five Ways..............arr 10.32

Birmingham NS. arr 10.36

BIRMINGHAM NS ....dep 1038

Duddeston....................arr 10.41

Aston...........................arr 10.44

Gravelly Hill...............arr 10.45

Erdington......................arr 10.51

Chester Road...............arr 10.53

Wylde Green...............arr 10.55

Sutton Coldfield...........arr 10.59

Four Oaks.....................arr 11.02

Butlers Lane.................arr 11.06

Blake Street.................arr 11.08

Lichfield C....................arr 11.19

LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY, arr 11.22


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Cab Ride 34: Portsmouth-Eastleigh-Portsmouth Apr '90 (85-mins)

Cab Ride 34: Portsmouth-Eastleigh-Portsmouth  Apr '90 (85-mins)


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This Cab Ride was undertaken in the Spring of 1990 to record the last few weeks of operation of the venerable "Hampshire" DEMU’s on what are now the "Solent" electrified lines of Network South East. At the time of our ride, 30th April 1990, most of the third rails were in position and the new station at Hedge End was complete. All services were still in the hands of the DEMU’s, our unit being No. 205029.

We would like to thank Network South East at Waterloo for arranging this Cab Ride and Inspector Brian Mercer, drivers White and Letchford, guard Glyn Hiscock.

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Cab Ride 35: Coalville-Calverton via Nottm Jun '90 (130-mins)

Cab Ride 35: Coalville-Calverton via Nottm Jun '90 (130-mins)


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This is a very special cab ride, for two reasons. Firstly, it covers three freight-only lines in the Midlands, the Leicester to Burton-on-Trent line, from Coalville (at the middle of the line) to Burton-on-Trent, then from Stenson Junction to Sheet Stores Junction (via Castle Donnington) and from Radford Junction to Calverton Colliery. Of course, the main lines are also covered.

Secondly, this is special because it took place on the occasion of the 1990 Coalville Open Day and was organised through the kind offices of Hertfordshire Railtours, who ran the special train as the Coalville Caboodle, on Sunday 6th June 1990.

We travelled aboard 56078 and 58070 (from Nottingham) with drivers Pett, Simkins and Fisher and were accompanied by Inspectors Brian Clark and Phil Greaves.

Our thanks are due to BR Midland Region Public Affairs (Steve Young) and John Farrow of Hertfordshire Railtours for arranging this cab ride.

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Cab Ride 37/38: Merseyrail North & South Sept '90

Cab Ride 37/38: Merseyrail North & South Sept '90


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Filmed on 18th.September 1990 these cab rides cover the entire Merseyrail electric system (open to the public) Our Inspector for the day was Stuart Mason with Steve Young from British Rail (LMR) Public Affairs assisting.


Disk 1: Cab Ride 37 Merseyrail North

Part 1 - 09:06 Hunts Cross to Southport. Driver Wilf Mercer of Southport takes unit 507 001 underground and onto the semaphore controlled lines to the north arriving at 10:00 in Southport.

Part 2 - 11:17 Liverpool Central to Ormskirk. We travel aboard former Souther Region Class 508 No.142; Driver Brian Callaghan of Kirkdale is relieved at Kirkdale by Driver Les Roberts, arriving at Ormskirk at 11:45.

Part 3 - 16:17 Kirkby to Liverpool Central. Two more Kirkdale men, David Jones and Malcolm Dean take unit 507 020 to the city centre arriving at 16:33.

Part 4 - 16:45 Liverpool Central to Hunts Cross. We "cab" unit 507 006, replacing the small inclement weather section of our outward journey, Driver Malcolm Greenwood complementing our tour at 17:00.


Disc 2: Cab Ride 38 Merseyrail South

Part 1: 13:15 West Kirby to New Brighton via Liverpool Central

Part 2: Details of unit 508 121

Part 3: 14:41 Liverpool Central to Hooton


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Cab Ride 39: Manchester-Barrow Oct '90 (120-mins)

Cab Ride 39: Manchester-Barrow Oct '90 (120-mins)


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On 3rd October 1990 we filmed aboard the 31469 from Manchester Victoria to Barrow-in-Furness, one of the last provincial hauled routes. Traditional semaphore signals remain in use after we diverge from the West Coast Mainline at Carnforth and traverse the southern section of the Cumbrian Coast.

Barrow driver Ricky Alien, Traction Inspection Walter Wood and BR Midland Public Relations Officer Steve Young accompany us on the 10.48 departure. The train operates limited stops to Preston then all stations to Barrow except Dalton and Roose.

The cab ride compliments Cab Ride No. 40 which covers Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle later the same day.

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Cab Ride 40: Cumbrian Coast Oct '90 (156-mins) (2xDVD-R)

Cab Ride 40: Cumbrian Coast Oct '90 (156-mins)  (2xDVD-R)


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Barrow to Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast. Part two of our 3rd.October 1990 Cab Ride covers the northern section of one of the prettiest provincial routes in the country. The 85 mile stretch of this line features 24 intermediate stations although only 5 are booked stops.

The Cab Ride was filmed aboard a Heaton based Class 108 Derby Lightweight Unit (Nos.53958 and 54227). These DMUs were specific motive power for this route and feature bars on the windows to prevent passengers from leaning out on the limited clearance northern section. The industrial scenes of Workington contrast with the beauty of the Braystone section of coastline.

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Cab Ride 41: Bury-Manchester (return) Sept '90 (85-mins)

Cab Ride 41: Bury-Manchester (return) Sept '90 (85-mins)


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This is a compilation of the ever changing lines into Bury (Lancashire). We start with a BR cab ride from the town’s inter-change station into Victoria and return. We filmed these outward from Victoria but have reversed the order to help continuity. From Bury we continue north to Ramsbottom and then to Rawtenstall, this is of course on the preserved East Lancashire Railway, the northern extension from Ramsbottom is yet to re-open to the public.

Part One - 09.45 Bury to Manchester Victoria

Calling at Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Besses-o’-th’-Barn, Prestwich, Heaton Park, Bowker Vale, Crumpsall, Woodlands Road and Manchester-Victoria. On the 20th September 1990 Driver John Deluther, Inspector Walter Wood and Public Relations Officer Steve Young are on train, our traction is Class 504 EMU 504 458 arranging in Victoria at 10.08.

Part Two - 09.00 Manchester Victoria to Bury

The reverse of Part One aboard the same unit but with Driver Peter Kingston at the controls. This line is of course to be swallowed up by the controversial light rapid system for Manchester, Victoria station has already been cannibalised to let ’Trains’ turn sharp left into the city’s streets and onto Altrincham line. From May 1991 through trains will be curtailed and many of the unique class 504 side pick up third rail EMU’s will go for scrap.

Part Three - Bury (Bolton Street to Ramsbottom)

On the preserved East Lancashire Railway, calling at Summerseat, the only intermediate station, during the diesel gala on the 7 October 1990. We view our traction Green Class 40 D335 owned by the Class Forty Preservation Society before hopping aboard. The locos controls are also explained briefly at Summerseat.

Part Four - Ramsbottom to Rawtenstall West

Filmed to assist driver training on the yet to re-opened northern extension of the East Lancashire Railway in the unique Battery Electric Multiple Unit (BEMU) Gemini. Please note: No Railscene ‘crew’ were allowed on board, the conversation is only between ELR volunteers.

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Cab Ride 42: Swansea-Swindon Feb '91 (102-mins)

Cab Ride 42: Swansea-Swindon  Feb '91 (102-mins)


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South Wales has always been the Great Western's "other" main destination after Bristol, so here at last is a Cab Ride to compliment Cab Ride 32 Paddington to Bristol.

We ride eastwards, starting at the former Swansea High Street Station, past Landore depot and along the famous coastal industrial heart of Wales - once the home of many local colliery lines. Today the railway still serves the massive steelworks and manufacturing plants and we see all this from the cab. We've visites the Cardiff area before, but this time we travel in the opposite direction and see the changes, especially at Severn Tunnel Junction. From Bristol Parkway we tak ethe latest direct or "Badminton" route the only 125mph part of our journey.

We filmed this cab ride on 1st.February 1991 from the cab of HST power car Class 43, 43 032. We were accompanied by Western Region's Chief Traction Inspector, John Barret and our drivers were W.Larcomb and T.Howell.

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Cab Ride 43: Stranraer-Glasgow May '91 (120-mins)

Cab Ride 43: Stranraer-Glasgow  May '91 (120-mins)


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The Scottish line from the extreme South-West of the country to the Banks of the Clyde is full of contrasts - from the lonely moorland to the busy suburbs. This cab ride takes us over the route from Stranraer Harbour (the port of embarkation for many travellors to Ireland) through Ayr to Glasgow Central on the former Glasgow & South Western Railway line.

We travel aboard Sprinter uniut No. 156 434 on 22nd.May 1991 on the 14:32 to Glasgow.

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Cab Ride 44: Dundee - Edinburgh Aug '92 (80-mins)

Cab Ride 44: Dundee - Edinburgh Aug '92 (80-mins)


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The former North British Railway’s East Coast Main Line route north of Edinburgh is a very celebrated line as it crosses two of Scotland’s greatest river estuaries, the Forth and the Tay. The two enormous bridges which span the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay are amongst the most famous in the world and this Cab Ride enables you to see them just as the driver does, from the locomotive cab.

Our route takes us from north of the Tay to south of the Forth on the main line through Fife. A part of this route remains controlled by semaphore signalling and its continual twisting and turning, with numerous reverse curves along the Fife coast, makes it one of the most fascinating of our runs.

We travelled in the cab of 158717 on the 15.23 from Aberdeen on the 23rd August 1992, our Driver being Jim Crammond from Perth and our Inspector Scott Ferguson from Edinburgh.

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Cab Ride 45/55: Plymouth - Gloucester Oct '92 (120-mins) (2xDVD-R)

Cab Ride 45/55: Plymouth - Gloucester Oct '92 (120-mins)  (2xDVD-R)


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Plymouth to Bristol - The former Great Western Main Line to the West Country is one of the most famous railway routes of all - for many people throughout this century it has been the route that took them on holiday and its famous landmarks of Dartmoor and the sea wall at Dawlish and Teignmouth epitomise that feeling. The legacy of Brunel's "Atmospheric Railway" over the hills of South Devon is a line full of character, with fierce gradients and sinuous curves. The South Devon connected with the Bristol and Exeter Railway at Exeter and the latters' straight and level run through Somerset is a strong contrast. This cab ride enables you to view these two railways as they were in 1992 - just as the driver saw it!

We travelled aboard an HST set as the 13.04 working from Plymouth which runs via Birmingham and Derby to York. Our driver was A. Ricketts and InterCity Great Western's Chief Traction Inspector John Barrett rode with us. We filmed from Power Car 43178 on 1 2th October 1992.

Bristol-Temple Meads to Gloucester - This cab ride takes us from the former Great Western station at Bristol-Temple Meads up the severe climb to Filton Junction and Bristol-Parkway. From here we go to the modern Westerleigh Junction where a spur enables us to join the former Midland Railway's Birmingham main line at Yate, up which we travel as far as Gloucester.

We filmed from the cab of HST Power Car No. 43178, accompanied by the Western Region's Chief Traction Inspector John Barrett. Our thanks are due to Inter City Great Western for organising this ride, which was the 13.04 from Plymouth to York train, reversing at Gloucester.

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Cab Ride 46: Chester - Shrewsbury Apr '90 (53-mins)

Cab Ride 46: Chester - Shrewsbury  Apr '90 (53-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on the 19th April 1990 aboard Class 150/1 "Sprinter" Unit No. 150 131 on the 13.06 Chester to Birmingham New Street via Shrewsbury.

The weather was fine for the major part of the journey, with the exception of a little rain on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. However, immediately after Shrewsbury the heavens opened, so this programme has been restricted to that part of the route from Chester to Shrewsbury only.

At the time the line had only been partially rationalised and signals and sidings remained at Weston Rhyn, Baschurch and Haughton. We pass a plain blue painted DMU as well as the Chirk Speedlink with timber, quite nostalgic!

Our thanks are due to the Inspector and locomotive crews involved.

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Cab Ride 47: Glasgow (Queen Street) - Perth. July '93 (56-mins)

Cab Ride 47: Glasgow (Queen Street) - Perth. July '93 (56-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded on 12th.July 1993 aboard the 09:25 service from Glasgow (Queen Street) to Aberdeen, one of Scotland's "Express" services over the route of the old North British Railway and Caledonian Railway's line between the two principle Scottish commmercia centres.

The train ran to time, other than a short hold up by adverse signals at Cowlairs. The route taken was the North British Glasgow to Edinburg line to Greenhill and the Caledonian line from there through Larbert, Stirling and Gleneagles to Perth. From Greenill to Hilton Junction (just outside Perth) theline is controlled by semaphore signalling.

We travelled aboard the prototype unit of the Class 158 "Express" Sprinter No. 158701.

Our Traction Inspector was Peter Walker, formerly of Eastfield Depot (now closed), which we pass as we leave Glasgow.

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Cab Ride 48: Perth - Inverness Feb '94 (120-mins)

Cab Ride 48: Perth - Inverness Feb '94 (120-mins)


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This Cab Ride was filmed aboard a Class 158 Unit in February 1994 and shows the Highland Main line at its best! We take the high road on this magical journey starting at Perth station. The scenery speaks for itself as we progress through Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Aviemore and Carrbridge.

We come across snow as we approach the summit of the route. The stations and infrastructure, including semaphore signalling, add a fascinating spectacle to this ex-Highland Railway line.

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Cab Ride 49/50: Glasgow to Crianlarich, Crianlarich to Oban & Return Feb' 94 (228-mins)

Cab Ride 49/50: Glasgow to Crianlarich, Crianlarich to Oban & Return Feb' 94 (228-mins)


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Glasgow to Crianlarich - The former West Highland Railway celebrated its centenary in 1994 and this cab ride takes us along the southern end of the route from Glasgow Queen Street to Crianlarich.

We travel on the 08:10 Glasgow Queen Street and our journey aboard a Class 156 Sprinter takes us through the outskirts of Glasgow, through Strathclyde PTE sponsored stations to Maryhill. The line travels alongside the River Clyde for some distance before branching off at Craigendoran Junction to head for Helenburgh, where the Radio Electronic Token Block signalling system comes into operaition.

From Helensburgh, the line climbs into the hills above Gareloch. The MoD sidings at Glen Douglas are passed next before we enter Arrochar & Tarbert station. At Alui station we cross with a southbound train from Oban and Fort William. Finally we arrive at Crianlarich where the line divides and out journey ends.

Crianlarich to Oban & Return On this cab ride the weather was not all that could be desired for a trip through this wonderful part of Scotland. The windscreen wipers were almost continually in use during the journey, with some breaks in the weather. This journey was aboard a Class 156 Sprinter on 9th.February 1994. Our driver was Dave Shannon and our Driving Inspector Charlie Gibbs.

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Cab Ride 51: Middlesborough-Whitby (80-mins)

Cab Ride 51: Middlesborough-Whitby (80-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on 2nd February 1995. We travelled aboard a 144 Pacer departing Middlesbrough at 10.36 and arriving Whitby at 12.05.

We would like to extend our thanks to the following, Regional Railways North East for their help and cooperation in organising this cab ride, our driver Mr P Rissetto, our Traction Inspector Kenny Knowles and David Murray who provided additional commentary and questions throughout the journey.

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Cab Ride 53: Sheffield to Manchester via Huddersfield (107-mins)

Cab Ride 53: Sheffield to Manchester via Huddersfield (107-mins)


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This Cab Ride was recorded on Wednesday 14/2/96 aboard Class 142 unit 142 092 on the 08:30 Sheffield to Huddersfield service and aboard Class 158 unit 158 801 for the Huddersfield to Manchester service. The timetable was as follows: Sheffield 08:30, Huddersfield arr. 09:54 dep.10:14, Manchester Piccadilly 10:36. The journey continues back to Sheffield via Manchester Airport and the Hope Valley line in the companion video Cab Ride 54 (RS780).



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Cab Ride 54: Manchester to Sheffield via Manchester Airport (84-mins)

Cab Ride 54: Manchester to Sheffield via Manchester Airport (84-mins)


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This cab ride was recorded on Wednesday 14th.February 1996 aboard Class 158 unit 158 801 on the 10:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service,and aboard Class 158 unit No. 158 765 for the 11:40 service to Sheffield, over the Hope Valley Line. Timetable as follows: Manchester Piccadilly 10:36, Airport 11:10 arr, Airport 11:40 dep, Manchester Piccadilly 12:16, Stockport 12:22, Sheffield 13:08.

The Traction Inspector was David Lane an dthe drivers were Frank Brinning and Malcolm Rose.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above the sounds of the train.



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Cab Ride Xtra No.1 "The Last Link" Cameron Bridge to Mossend in 1991

Cab Ride Xtra No.1


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Our first Cab Ride Xtra is in the Scottish lowlands and features Class 20 motive power from Distillers MG sidings at Cameron Bridge via Thornton Junction, the Cardenden Circle, Inverkeithing, the Forth Bridge, Falkirk Grahamstown, Carmuirs, Coatbridge and into Mossend.


The locomotives were 20165 formerly ‘Henry Pease’ and 20118 previously named ‘Saltburn by the Sea’.


The 6GO’s Cameron Bridge to Thornton trip is immediately followed by the trip to Mossend, the 6D17, running approximately two hours early!


The locomotives were sponsored by Railfreight Distribution for use on Speedlink duties from Thornton Yard.


Less than a week later the pair were withdrawn, the Class 20 once abundant north of the border ending its regular booked duties in Scotland.


Lineside footage includes the morning outward trip departing Mossend, the Auchmuty trip working with ‘Provincial’ liveried 08761 squeezing it’s way down the branch to the Tullis Russell Paper Mill, shunting at Cameron Bridge, the shunt at Thornton Junction, a restart at North Queensferry and a run past at Carmuis.


Special thanks go to the following: our crew Driver - John Keillor, Trainman - J Finnie, Inspector - George Rankine and of course Scotrail.



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Cab Ride Xtra No.2 "Rolling Stones" Merehead to Theale (165-mins) (2xDVD)

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Merehead to Theale on two dvds

This dvd was made with the invaluable assistance of Foster Yeoman Limited, who are well known to railway enthusiasts for their commitment in the use of rail and especially their purchase of five General Motors built Class 59 diesel locomotives.

We start by examining the process by which Foster Yeoman’s principle product, stone from the vast quarry at Merehead in Somerset is blasted from the ground, transferred to grading sheds and loaded onto the trains.

The railway complex at Merehead is seen, including the special servicing shed for the class 59’s and repair facilities for wagons, before we join a Westbury driver for the cab ride onboard 59005 from the terminal to Theale.

The full cab ride over the ex-Great Western West of England main line, from Witham Friary via Westbury to Theale, forms the bulk of the dvd.

Please note there is no commentary other than cab conversations which are not always audible above locomotive sounds.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Aberdeen to Edinburgh in the 1990s via the Tay and Forth Bridges

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Aberdeen to Edinburgh in the 1990s via the Tay and Forth Bridges


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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of HST Power Car No. 43122 during its journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh via the wonderful coastal route to Dundee.


The train, which was the IV57 at 09.10 hrs, will eventually progress to Plymouth. We cross over the famous bridges of the Tay and Forth and see some fascinating railway detail during the journey which is fully described by Driver Leader John Thompson of Edinburgh Waverley.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Bedford to Brighton

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Bedford to Brighton


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The first part of this Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of a Thameslink EMU, No. 319428, from Bedford to Moorgate. The next section from Farringdon to Brighton was aboard No. 319167.


Our service departs from Bedford at 07.24 and is the only fast service to London, stopping at Flitwick only. Running at 90mph, we pass through Luton, and through St Albans at 100mph on the ‘up’ fast line.


Our train passes through Kings Cross tunnel and into Kings Cross Thameslink. We then progress to Farringdon and The Barbican and onto Moorgate. From here we return to Farringdon after which the pantograph is lowered and the third rail is now our power source at 750 volts DC. Our service passes through Snow Hill tunnel then into City Thameslink before the steep climb into Blackfriars and over the River Thames via Blackfriars Junction and Metropolitan Junction – one of the busiest junctions after Clapham.


Our route then takes us to London Bridge and onto the fast main line to East Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges. We then stop at all stations from here to Brighton.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Birmingham New Street to Portsmouth in 2003

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Birmingham New Street to Portsmouth in 2003


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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of a Virgin Trains Voyager unit.


We depart from Birmingham New Street at 07.32 on 14th May 2003.


We approach the South Tunnels just out of the station and climb up to Proof House Junction and on to Grand Junction. At St Andrews Junction we join the line from Saltley and at Bordesley Junction, we join the line from Snow Hill. Our route takes us through Solihull, Leamington Spa and Fenny Compton – site of one of only three mechanical signalboxes at the time.


Our next stop is at Banbury and then onto Oxford, Reading, Wokingham and Guildford where we take the Portsmouth direct line through Haslemere, Havant and approach Portsmouth via Fratton and coming to a halt at the end of a fascinating journey at Platform 3 at Portsmouth & Southsea.

During our journey we pass by a number of classes of locomotives including Class 66s, 57s, 47s, HSTs, Voyager’s and EMUs.

The programme was made in conjunction with Virgin Trains and met all the required safety conditions during filming.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Birmingham New Street to Swansea in 2003

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Birmingham New Street to Swansea in 2003


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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of a Virgin Trains Voyager 220 unit which was travelling from Derby to Swansea.


We join the journey at Birmingham New Street where we departed at 08.42 on Monday 12th May 2003.


We head out of Birmingham towards the south west and take the route which uses the downward incline at Lickey before progressing to Cheltenham, our first station stop.


From here we progress to Gloucester and skirt the western side of the Severn estuary through Lydney, Chepstow and on to Newport. Now in South Wales, we call at Cardiff, Bridgend and Neath before arrival at Swansea at 11.25.


Look out for the many junctions and industrial lines associated with the steel industry at Llanwern and Port Talbot.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Bristol to Swindon via GWR Main Line and return via Chipping Sodbury

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Bristol to Swindon via GWR Main Line and return via Chipping Sodbury


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This cab ride was filmed from the cab of EWS Class 37 264 for a driver training exercise.


We begin from Bristol’s Barton Hill Depot and travel along the Great Western Main Line to Swindon during which we a number of different classes en route including, 47s, 59s, and HSTs.


The return to Bristol is via Wootton Bassett Junction and Chipping Sodbury and through the 2-mile long tunnel. We end our trip at Bristol East Carriage Sidings.


There are occasional picture disturbances (radio interferenc) as our Traction Inspector uses his mobile to call various signal boxes.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Crewe to Holyhead in 2000

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Crewe to Holyhead in 2000


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Filmed in the cab of Virgin Trains’ HST No. 43160 in 2000 we depart from Crewe station and pass the famous Works buildings.


Chester is the first stop and we continue through Shotton, Flint and Prestatyn before arriving at Rhyl.


Our next stops are at Colwyn Bay and Llandudno Junction with good views of Conwy Castle as the train progresses to Bangor.


Britannia Bridge is a truly remarkable spectacle as we pass onto Anglesey. It was the 150th anniversary of the Britannia Bridge

and LMS Black Five No. 45407 was in the area. It followed our HST into Holyhead and our camera was able to join the steamhauled train part of the way. We were fortunate in obtaining aerial footage courtesy of RAF Valley’s Sea King helicopter as it crossed the Britannia Bridge.


Altogether, a good way to celebrate 150 years of this famous bridge.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Dollands Moor to Stewarts Lane

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Dollands Moor to Stewarts Lane


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This Cab Ride was filmed from the cab of EWS Class 73 No. 73133 named The Bluebell Railway.


This locomotive was being used for driver training and on this occasion the reporting number of 0Z68 was affixed. Our journey begins at Dollands Moor where a number of Eurostar sets are seen. This route will be via Ashford International and Headcorn, where we are looped. Following an incorrect pathing here, the driver has to telephone the signaller to get the correct path set.


This locomotive-only learning service takes the route via Redhill and at Penshurst we stop at a red signal due to a signal failure. Our progress from here is under caution instructions as far as Edenbridge. From here we progress to Stoats Nest and Clapham Junction before arrival at Stewarts Lane.


We thank Driver Dave Corder and Traction Inspector Paul Hicks for their help in making this DVD.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Eastleigh Depot to Poole Sidings in 2003

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Eastleigh Depot to Poole Sidings in 2003


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This volume was filmed on board a Virgin Voyager ECS working from the EWS yard at Eastleigh Depot on 15th May 2003. Destination was Poole sidings in readiness to begin a cross country service.


Our route takes us through the depot at Eastleigh passing the yard signal box and joining the Botley line with Eastleigh Works on the left to enter Eastleigh Station for a reverse move.


The Voyager then takes the main line through St Denys and Southampton, through the New Forest passing the junction for the Marchwood branch and then through Christchurch, Pokesdown and Bournemouth.


The final section is from Bournemouth through to Poole station where a stop is made to allow various passengers trains to pass in the Up direction after which the ECS move continues into the sidings just to the west of Poole station.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Glasgow to Lancaster in the 1990s during snow (150-mins)

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Glasgow to Lancaster in the 1990s during snow  (150-mins)


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A cab ride journey aboard an HST power car in winter with very snowy conditions from Glasgow Central to Lancaster travelling via Beattock and Shap inclines. The amount of snow snow interrupted the journey and the train was re-routed via the Wishaw spur line.

An excellent and unusual cab ride.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Harwich and then Cambridge in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Harwich and then Cambridge in 2001


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Ipswich to Harwich and Cambridge

We are in the cab of Anglia Railways 153326 for the 09.54 service from Ipswich to Harwich and then Cambridge on 22nd October 2001.


Directly on departing from Ipswich we head into the 361-yard long tunnel and emerge to Manningtree North Junction where we take the route left off the main line. From here the train progresses to Mistley, Wrabness and Parkeston Goods Junction for arrival at Harwich Platform 3.


The driver changes ends and we depart for Cambridge via Ipswich, Stowmarket and leave the main line at Haughley Junction for Bury St. Edmunds through Chippenham Junction and onto Newmarket.


We finally approach Cambridge via Coldham Lane Junction and arrive at Platform 6 at the university city’s station.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Lowestoft in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Lowestoft in 2001


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All aboard the cab of Anglia Railways 150255 for the 09.19 service from Ipswich to Lowestoft on 20th August 2001.


Soon after departing Ipswich we cross the main line at East Suffolk junction and join the branch here for Lowestoft. First stop is Westerfield where a problem occurs with collecting the Electric Token so the driver progresses a little further long the platform to obtain a signal and the token obtained.


Progressing along this particularly delightful branch line, we pass over no less than 51 level crossings and cross over the famous swing bridge at Oulton Broad. There is a combination of half barriers, with some full barriers and just ‘open’ crossings with lights and sirens. We run onto the single line section to Melton and then Wickham Market and Saxmundham where a token exchange occurs again.


Darsham and Halesworth and then Beccles and Oulton Broad South are reached before crossing the swing bridge to join the line from Norwich from the left and enter Lowestoft.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Peterborough in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Peterborough in 2001


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of Anglia Railways Sprinter 150229 on 3rd September 2001.


The actual full journey time was increased by an hour and ten minutes due to the failure of a Class 86 locomotive in Stowmarket Station, although that extra time delay is not included in this DVD. No waiting at signals for long periods!


After departing from Ipswich we join the main line towards Norwich at East Suffolk Junction. We run through Needham Market and then get stopped at a red light outside Stowmarket because of the loco failure there.


We eventually proceed to Stowmarket Station and then continue to Haughley Junction and pass through Elmswell and Thurston before stopping at Bury St. Edmunds. We then pass Kennet and at Chippenham Junction we head for Ely Dock Junction. We stop at Ely and then progress to Ely North Junction and on through Manea before calling at March and Whittlesea.


We pass by the eastern end of the Nene Valley preserved railway and join the East Coast Main Line at Crescent Junction before pulling into Peterborough Station.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Kings Cross to Hull

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Kings Cross to Hull


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Turbo unit 170204.


We depart from Platform No. 3 at 08.33 in the midst of the morning rush hour. There will be four stops in our cab ride: Grantham, Doncaster, Selby and Brough before our final destination of Hull.


We pass through the famous Copenhagen tunnel at 594 yards long then pass through Finsbury Park, Harringay, Hornsey and some twenty more stations. Much of the journey is at the maximum speed of 100mph for the Turbo unit.


North of Werrington, Peterborough, we view flashing green signals indicating that 140 mph was possible, but not for our train. We climb Stoke bank, site of Mallard’s record breaking run in 1938 when it achieved 126 mph on the up line. Shortly after leaving Brough Station we can see the Humber road bridge and soon afterwards arrive at Hull’s Platform No. 4.


The cab ride was recorded as part of Anglia Railways driving training programme.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Liverpool Street to Norwich

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Liverpool Street to Norwich


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Liverpool Street to Norwich

We are in the cab of Anglia Railways Class 9709 with a Class 86 at the rear providing the power. At times the Class 86 would not respond well to the driver’s controls and jolt the train and our camera equipment in the cab!


We depart from London’s Liverpool Street Station at 08.31 and look forward to arrival at Norwich at 10.38. Look out for a number of other classes en route such as 47s, EMUs and 66s and some Docklands Light Railway services.


On our journey out of London we pass over no less than 24 junctions and crossovers and pass through 20 stations before our first stop at Ingatestone.


Our second stop is at Colchester followed by Manningtree and Ipswich. Our journey progresses into Norfolk and to Diss our next stop before arriving at Norwich.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Return in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Return in 2001


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This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Class 150 departing from Norwich at 11.50 on 20th August 2001.


The journey takes us from Platform 5 at Norwich where we also view Class 67s and 90s. We pass through Brundall Gardens before stopping at Brundall Station and progressing towards Brundall Junction where the signalman has stopped our train with a red flag. A gardener was trimming his hedge close to the line and so our driver had to watch out!


We continue our journey to Linwood and then Acle where we join the single line to Great Yarmouth. A quick change of ends and our train departs for Norwich for arrival at 12.58



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Lowestoft and Return in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Lowestoft and Return  in 2001


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Filmed on 20th August 2001, this Anglia Railways service departs from Norwich aboard No. 150229 for its passenger

service to Lowestoft and return.


We run through Brundall Gardens and call at Brundall and onto Buckenham and Cantley with our next call at Reedham.


We then cross the first of two swing bridges in this Norfolk Broads area, the first being Reedham Swing Bridge wth views over the magnificent broads countryside. Before we cross the next swing bridge at Somerleyton, we call at Haddiscoe.


We then make our way to Oulton Broad North and over the North Junction and pass the Lowestoft Signal Box before pulling into

Platform 3.


We make a return to Norwich via the same route



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Sheringham via Cromer and Return in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Sheringham via Cromer and Return in 2001


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Sprinter 150257 on 13th August 2001 departing from Norwich at 11.53 and bound for Sheringham.


At Thorpe Junction we take the route towards Lowestoft and at Whittingham Junction we progress on to the ‘Bittern Line’.


We pass through Salhouse and then stop at Hoveton and Wroxham before taking the single line to Cromer.


We see the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway and our driver sounds the horn to acknowledge a steam locomotive in view.


Our next station is Worsted followed by North Walsham where a Class 66 is in the oil terminal there. Next we run through Gunton and Roughton Road before arriving at the terminus of Cromer.


Our driver changes ends so that our service can proceed to Sheringham. At the stop blocks we can see the preserved North Norfolk Railway which was once connected across the road here. The link has since been reinstated so that trains can pass between Sheringham and Cromer once more on an occasional basis. We retrace our footsteps and return to Norwich.

Our driver was Sarah Swanston, one of the first female drivers in the Anglian region.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent in 2003

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent in 2003


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We board our Virgin Trains Class 90 electric loco No. 90014 and depart from Euston for our first stop at Milton Keynes Central.


Onwards, and we make further stops at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport before arriving at Manchester Piccadilly.


During the journey along ths very busy route, we see many other locomotives such as, Class 47s, 86, 87, 90, 92, HST’s and

EMU’s.


This volume was made in conjunction with Virgin Trains.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Wolverhampton in 2000

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Wolverhampton in 2000


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A rare cab ride aboard a Virgin Trains Class 90 007 between Euston and Wolverhampton, not a usual diagram for this class.


We depart London’s Euston Station at 09.45 on 3rd January 2000 for our first stop at Milton Keynes Central after which we proceed to Coventry, Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street, Sandwell and Dudley before arrival at Wolverhampton.


After stopping at Wolverhampton we progress to Oxley Carriage Sidings where our video ends. This was made in conjunction with Virgin Trains.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Watford Junction and Return plus Watford Junction to St.Albans all in 1997

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: London Euston to Watford Junction and Return plus Watford Junction to St.Albans all in 1997


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Two cab rides in 1997: Euston to Watford Jct and Return followed by Watford Jct to St Albans and Return


We start our journey on board EMU 313016 on 1st March 1997 and depart London Euston using the 3rd rail, first opened in 1922. We join the Bakerloo line at Queens Park and pass alongside the West Coast Main Line viewing classes 86s, 87s, 90s and other EMUs. This was a route learning video for North London Railways.


Our next section is another route learning video aboard EMU 313013 on 1st March 1997. Our journey begins at Watford Junction and progresses along the Abbey branch line which was electrified in July 1988. A single line throughout, we have a lady driver and Traction Inspector on this occasion.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle in 2002.

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle in 2002.


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We depart from Platform 14 at Manchester Piccadilly on 11th September 2002 for Carlisle.


The Virgin Voyager Unit, No. 220023, had not been in service for long as we pass through the suburbs of Manchester and head for Bolton. The line through Bolton has more recently been electrified so this cab ride represents a period shortly before this great change.


After calling at Bolton’s Platform 4, the service heads for the West Coast Main Line at Euxton Junction for the next arrival at Preston’s Platform 3.


Twenty minutes later we arrive at Lancaster and soon afterwards speed past Carnforth with the old steam coaling tower being seen on the left-hand side.


We then progress to Oxenholme and venture up towards Shap summit (916 feet above sea level) before decending to Penrith and onwards to arrive at the

border city of Carlisle.



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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Preston to Blackpool and Return in 2003

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Preston to Blackpool and Return in 2003


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Preston To Blackpool and Return

We board the cab of a Virgin Trains HST No. 43078 for the 11.41 to Blackpool North and return at 13.06.


It is a lovely day on 9th May 2003 when we depart from Preston’s Platform 3 and soon afterwards bear left at Fylde Junction. We cross the viaduct at Tulketh and pass through Salwick Station before Kirkham South Junction is approached and moments later

pass Kirkham & Wesham Station.


Following Kirkham North Junction we pass through Poulton-Le-Fylde and Layton stations before getting a glimpse of Blackpool No. 1 signal box followed by No. 2 signal box and views of Blackpool Tower ahead. We pull into Platform 3 at 12.05.


The service had a layover of an hour here before returning to Preston via the same route.


Produced in association with Virgin Trains.



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Filmed by/when: 2003
First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
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Running Time: 50-mins (0hr 50min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Reading to Bournemouth

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Reading to Bournemouth


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Reading to Bournemouth

This cab ride was filmed aboard a Virgin Cross-country Voyager service starting from Reading well before the complete modernisation an electrification of the area.


We pass the maintenance depot at Reading West curve on the right before passing through Reading West Station. We then pass through Mortimer and Bramley before joining the Waterloo to Southampton line at Basingstoke where a stop is made. Our route now takes us through the famous Worting Junction and tunnels towards Micheldever and arrival at the Hampshire county city of Winchester. From here we travel towards the historic railway town of Eastleigh where the goods yards are

viewed before speeding through the station followed by the locomotive works and yards.


From this point we skirt the airport on our left-hand side and call at Southampton Airport Parkway Station. The remainder of the train journey takes us through Southampton itself and on through the New Forest area before passing through Christchurch for an arrival at the majestic station at Bournemouth.



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Filmed by/when: 2001
First published on DVD: 2020
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Running Time: 80-mins (1hr 20min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stafford to Bescot Yard and Yard Shunts in 2000

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stafford to Bescot Yard and Yard Shunts in 2000


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This interesting cab ride is aboard Class 90 025 starting a crew learning light engine movement to Bescot yard.


The journey begins at Stafford where we sit in the platform as an HST pulls out towards London Euston. Our Class 90 then progresses to Penkridge, Bushbury Jct, Wednesfield Heath Tunnel, Portobello Jct, Darlaston to Bescot.


Once at Tame Bridge we enter Bescot Yard where we begin to start the shunting moves required to be completed by crews in this large yard right alongside the M6 motorway. A good number of stored locomotives are seen in sidings including classes 20,31,37 and 47s.


This operation was by EWS before it became DB Cargo and shows the yard before it became more associated with ballast removal and without diesel locomotives stored in great numbers ready for scrapping.



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Filmed by/when: 2000
First published on DVD: 2021
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Running Time: 70-mins (1hr 10min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stratford (London) to Basingstoke in 2002

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stratford (London) to Basingstoke in 2002


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Our cab ride was filmed aboard Turbo unit 170203 on 15th May 2002 as part of a crew training exercise.


We depart from Stratford (London) and immediately turn to the North London Lines at Stratford Central Junction West and make slow progress on this busy stretch to Hackney Wick, Homerton, Hackney Central, Dalston Kingsland, Canonbury for a stop at Highbury & Islington.


Continuing through Caledonian Road and Barnsbury, Camden Road, Kentish Town West, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road and Frognal before our stop at West Hampstead.


We pass through a further 21 stations and stop at Brentford, Feltham, and Staines before joining the main Waterloo to Weymouth line at Byfleet Junction. Our line speed increases to 90mph before stopping at Woking and continuing to Basingstoke where our train halts and then proceeds to the down siding where our journey finishes.



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Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Tyne and Wear Metro in the 1990s

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Tyne and Wear Metro in the 1990s


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A cab ride following the fascinating Tyne & Wear Metro lines.


Starting at St. James station, we travel via the coastal circular route through South Shields. Then to Newcastle Airport and further journey to finish at Monument station.



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Filmed by/when: 1990s
First published on DVD: 2003
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Running Time: 150-mins (2hr 30mins) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Victoria to Wembley Yard & Wembley Yard to Euston

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Victoria to Wembley Yard & Wembley Yard to Euston


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Part one is from the cab of Class 66 No. 66065 as it departs from London Victoria for a crew training run to Wembley Yard. The route is via Stewarts Lane, Longhege Junction, Clapham Junction, Wandsworth Town, Putney, Barnes, Chiswick, New Kew Junction, South Acton, Action Wells Junction Acton Canal Wharf and into Wembley Yard.


Part two starts at Willesden Carriage Sidings in the cab of a Class 90 which is top and tailed with a Class 57 to enable a procedure to turn the Virgin Train ready for departure from Euston. The Class 90 leads up to Kensal Green Junction passing Willesden Low Level Station and joining the North London Line. A change of ends now with a Class 57 leading to Willesden High Level and proceeding to Mitre Bridge Junction where another reversal is made with the Class 90 leading again to take us back to Wembley Yard. The Class 57 now leads to bring us over West London Junction and the fast line into Euston Station’s Platform 1.



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Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30 mins) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Royal Mail Depot to Corby

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Royal Mail Depot to Corby


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of Rail Express Services (RES) Class 47 No. 47541 "The Queen Mother".


This EWS service started from the Royal Mail Depot at Wembley for its journey to the run-round sidings at Corby. On leaving the Royal Mail Depot we carry out several shunting moves before going under the West Coast Main Line to Acton Canal Wharf and onto the London Avoiding Line.


We progress towards Neasden Junction, Dudding Hill Junction and Hendon, Mill Hill Broadway, Elstree, Radlett, St. Albans, Harpenden and Luton Airport Parkway (still under construction at this time). Continuing up the Midland Main Line, we pass Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and at Bedford we see the new platform No.4 being constructed.


From Bedford North Junction we run onto the down slow, normally freight only, line through Sharnbrook Tunnel (1 mile 100 yards long) and Wellingborough. At Harrowden Junction we proceed onto the down fast line to Kettering South Junction and then back on the down slow through Kettering taking the freight only line to Corby where we go into the run-round sidings and finish the journey.


This DVD was made in conjunction with the English Welsh & Scottish Railway who used it for crew training purposes. We thank EWS and Traction Inspector Paul Hicks for their help in producing this programme.


Note – The section of line between Kettering and Corby has been upgraded as part of the Midland Main Line electrification and now has a passenger service once more. Many structures were upgraded and strengthened during the process.



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Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Yard to Bristol via The Berks & Hants Line

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Yard to Bristol via The Berks & Hants Line


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This cab ride was filmed from the cab of EWS Class 37 264 with reporting number OZ63.


The service from the yard at Wembley was bound for Bristol where we terminate at the Barton Hill Depot.


Once out of the EWS yard at Wembley, we pass under the West Coast Main Line and up to Acton Main Line where we join the GWR main line.


We take the down slow line as far as Reading and then progress to the Berks & Hants route through Newbury and on to Westbury.


After reversing at Westbury, the service passing through Bradford-on-Avon and Bath and into the East Carriage Sidings to allow an HST to go through. A move into Bristol Temple Meads follows where we see the Pullman carriages on a charter. We then move onto the Barton Hill Depot where our training service ends.



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Running Time: 170-mins (2hr 50min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Hoo Junction to Wembley Yard

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Hoo Junction to Wembley Yard


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From the cab of EWS Class 66038 this journey was used for crew training along the fascinating route between Hoo Junction in Kent and Wembley Yard in West London.


A start is made by picking up a cement wagon from the siding before proceeding to the No. 1 reception line and picking up a further nine cargo wagons.


Our route takes us through Gravesend, Dartford, Crayford, Sidcup, Lee, Hither Green, Lewisham, Nunhead, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Factory Junction, Longhedge Junction, Latchmere junctions 3,1 and 2 after which we cross the River Thames at Battersea Bridge.


Then on through Kensington Olympia, North Pole Junction, Mitre Bridge Junction, West London Junction and into the extensive Wembley Yard where the wagons are dropped off after passing through much of the yard.


This was made in conjunction with EWS and operated over many freight-only routes.



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Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Leicester Depot to Corby GEFCO Car Terminal

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Leicester Depot to Corby GEFCO Car Terminal


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Filmed from the cab of Class 47 "The Queen Mother" . The journey takes us over the interesting route from Leicester to the Corby Car Terminal (GEFCO) and through the freight lines around Corby’s industrial complex.


After departure from the depot at Leicester we travel via Syston South and East Junctions and via Melton Junction (the Derby Test Track is seen) and through to Melton Mowbray. (You will hear an engine note change here due to the exhaust gasket blowing).


We then run through to Oakham and then wrong line to Manton Tunnel and to Manton Junction where we progress on the (then) freight-only Up Corby line to Wing Tunnel, Glaston and Seaton tunnels and over Harringworth viaduct.


We then run through Corby Tunnel (at over 1 mile in length) and arrive at Corby Automotive Terminal.


This was made in conjunction with EWS in the early 2000s and operated over many freight-only routes.



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Running Time: 97-mins (1hr 037min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Sutton Loop including Selhurst Depot

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Sutton Loop including Selhurst Depot


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Filmed from the cab of Thameslink No. 319186 EMU, we start from Blackfriars Station and depart on busy commuter lines

towards Mitcham Junction and see the then new tram line under construction to Wimbledon.


Progress is made to Sutton and then on to Wimbledon and then Tooting & Streatham where a change of trains occurs.


We are now on EMU No. 319171 which forms empty stock to the depot at Selhurst.


The cab ride ends with thetrain progressing through the depot to the maintenance shed which has no third rail power source.


This volumer was made in conjunction with Thameslink for route learning purposes.



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Running Time: 85-mins (1hr 25min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Willesden High Level to Clapham Junctions & Return

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Willesden High Level to Clapham Junctions & Return


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A route learning train by North London Railways and filmed from the cab of No. 313003 using both AC and DC power.


We depart from Willesden High Level Station at 14.57 for Mitre Bridge Junction and join the branch from the West Coast Main

Line passing the North Pole Maintenance Depot on the left.


At North Pole Junction the pantograph is lowered and power is now from the third rail system of 750V DC.


After crossing Battersea Bridge we have to wait at signals for the Royal Train to pass hauled by Class 47s 47799 "Prince Harry" and 47798 "Prince William".


We can now proceed to Clapham Junction. Departing Clapham Junction at 15.27, the train returns to Willesden via the same route. The Royal Train was passed at Kensington, this time our service had priority!



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Running Time: 37-mins (0hr 37min) approx , Colour
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