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Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8

Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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Cover photo: Keith Pirt/Courtesy of Book Law Publications, Stanier 2-6-0 No.42960 heads an up excursion near Skerton, August 1962.
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
First published on DVD: February 2020
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Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 88-mins (1hr 28min) , almost entirely in colour.
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Vol.87 - Great Central Remembered

Vol.87 - Great Central Remembered


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The eighth volume in the well known JIM CLEMENS COLLECTION. The Great Central London Extension was the last main line in England and closed as a through route from Aylesbury to Nottingham in 1966. Jim Clemens visited the line many times in the early 1960s and this video has comprehensive coverage of the route. The video takes the form of a complete return journey from Marylebone to Nottingham Victoria through most locations along the way. Included is a brief look at the line north of Nottingham through CHESTERFIELD to the WOODHEAD route. The connections to the GC at BANBURY and AYLESBURY to PRINCES RISBOROUGH are also included. Latterly the passenger trains were in the hands of Black 5’s but over the years covered other motive power was to be seen, LNER V2. B1 and L1 classes, 9F’s on windcutters and the occasional passenger train. Britannias are also seen and GWR Halls, especially at Banbury. (Also Available on DVD)



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Cover photo: Jim Clemens, Tyseley's 45292 leaves Woodford Halse.
Filmed by/when: Jim Clemens
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
First published on DVD: April 2002 on DVD
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Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min) , Colour
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4. Vol.90 - Woodhead Remembered (Ref: BR090D)
5. Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (Ref: BR089D)



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Vol.90 - Woodhead Remembered (60-mins) (DVD-R) (* Released October 2002 *)

Vol.90 - Woodhead Remembered (60-mins)  (DVD-R) (* Released October 2002 *)


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A video for electric traction fans. Not entirely, for steam was seen occasionally on the route especially west of Dinting, But this is the story of ·the 1500v dc system across the Pennines from Sheffield to Manchester. Filmed mainly in the 1960’s, you will see the EM1’s and EM2’s as they were in their green livery as much as they were in blue towards the end. Passenger services are there throughout the route. Class 506 units are seen on the Glossop service and there is coverage of the EM2 class in Holland. All told a pretty comprehensive film of this period of electrification on an ex-LNER line. One day it may reopen again although not at 1500v dc!



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Cover photo: Colin White
Published by: B & R Video Productions
Narrated by: Colin White
First published on DVD: October 2002
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min) , Colour
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4. Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (Ref: BR089D)
5. Vol.88 - Southern Recollections (Ref: BR088D)


Woodhead Route (60-mins) (DVD)

Woodhead Route (60-mins)  (DVD)


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A study of the unique mainline DC electric route connecting Manchester and Sheffield. The 40 mile route penetrated the Pennine barrier at Woodhead, before descending to Manchester and was Britain’s first main line to use overhead electric power when opened in 1954. Primary motive power was the1500V D.C. EM1 (Class76) and EM2 (Class 77) electric locomotives. The EM2s were sold to the Netherlands Rlys, but the CL 76 continued until the lines closure in 1981. Scenes at Sheffield (Victoria), Rotherwood, Wath, Worsborough Bank, Penistone, Dunford Bridge, Woodhead, Torside, Guide Bridge, Manchester (Piccadilly) and other locations were recorded -some with original sound - between 1954 and 1984 and provide a fascinating reminder of this magnificent route.




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Woodhead Route Cab Ride (40-mins) (DVD)

Woodhead Route Cab Ride (40-mins)  (DVD)


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A cab ride over the famous and long closed Woodhead Route.

Ride the cab from Wath Yard over the freight only route to Pennistone including the fearsome Worsborough Incline. Continue on in the cab through the Woodhead Tunnel to Woodhead platform. Ride with the driver from Mottram No.2 Box to Dinting and on from Vale House, Torside & Crowden, entering the tunnel from the West.



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2. Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8 (Ref: BR230D)
3. Vol.90 - Woodhead Remembered (Ref: BR090D)


Network SouthEast Cab Ride Vol.2: Aylesbury-Marylebone

Network SouthEast Cab Ride Vol.2: Aylesbury-Marylebone


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This is a series of cab rides filmed in the early 1990s prior to privatisation when the red, white and blue colours of Network SouthEast predominated. This second programme features the Aylesbury to Marylebone line before its total modernisation. We head for London on the Metropolitan/Great Central Joint line via Stoke Mandeville, Wendover and Great Missenden. The appearance of a centre siding for the reversal of Metropolitan line EMUs and the appearance of the conductor rails confirms we are now running on London Underground metals, with the Underground’s own signalling.

Onwards through Chalfont & Latimer, Chorley Wood and Rickmansworth, through Moor Park, Northwood Hills and North Harrow we proceed towards the capital, entering Marylebone after a brief halt outside St John’s Wood Tunnel.



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First published on DVD: 2003
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Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 59-mins (0hr 59min) , Colour
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1. Woodhead Route Cab Ride (Ref: RF607D)
2. Vol.230 - London Midand Steam Miscellany No.8 (Ref: BR230D)
3. Vol.90 - Woodhead Remembered (Ref: BR090D)


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