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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 9: Narrow Gauge Steam in the Early 60s

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 9: Narrow Gauge Steam in the Early 60s


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Narrow Gauge Steam in the Early 60ss.:- In this volume, all filmed on 16mm high quality cine-film, Ivo Peters visits North Wales and the Isle of Man. The Vale of Rheidol was the first to be filmed, with No.9 sporting BR green livery.His 1961 and 1963 visits to the Tallyllyn Railway are seen next, with trains on the main line and locomotives being shunted at the then very basic Pendre Yard. The Welshpool & Llanfair follows with both "The Earl" and the "Countess". A brief visit to Tan-y-Bwlch on the Ffestiniog then rounds off our first section.


New railways were rare in the early 1960s so Ivo was attracted to the Bicton Woodland Railway in East Devon where he filmed a 1916 built Avonside tank.


The major part of this volume recalls Ivo's first visit to the Isle of Man in 1961. Here he filmed both the Groudle Glenn Railway and the Victorian charm of the main Isle of Man Railways, then still running (as they had done throughout the preceding 86 years) from Douglas to Port Erin, Peel and Ramsey. There are comprehensive views of the locomotive depot and station at Douglas together with film on each of the lines including the spectacular "race" out of St.Johns! Plus some fabulous views and memories of the now closed line along the west coast.


This volume was first released in 1991. In 2021 it was totally remastered i.e. the pictorial material has now been prepared from the original 1" master tape, transferred to digital betacam, remastered and then released on DVD. Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance yet another very popular volume in our series.


More detailed contents are as follows :

  • The Vale of Rheidol Railway - In the early 1960s the Vale of Rheidol was enjoying a resurgence under British Railways, and we see green-liveried 2-6-2T No.9 on shedat Aberystwyth and watering in the woods at the Aberffrwd loop.

  • The Talyllyn Railway - The railway is shown both in 1961 and 1963, when it had already been in preservation for a ecade. Highlights include a visit to the museum at Towyn, crossing of trains at Brynglas, locomotives on shed at Pendre, a double-header and No.4 with a Giesl ejector.

  • The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway - Featured for the first time in this series, the former Cambrian Railways' narrow gauge line is seen in 1961 and 1962 with both "The Earl" and "The Countess" in action. The highlight is the very last run out of the town centre at Welshpool to Raven Square.

  • The Ffestiniog Railway - A double Fairlie at Tan-y-Bwlch.

  • The Bicton Woodland Railway - Moving away from Wales, Ivo Peters recorded an unusual event - a new railway in 1963! This line, in East Devon, boasted a 1916 Avonside 0-4-0 tank, originally built for the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. The railway is set in beautiful woodland scenery.

  • The Groudle Glen Railway - This little railway introduces us to the Isle of Man.Uniquely for the island, it is of 2'0" gauge, and, in 1961, its locomotive "Polar Bear" was not in the best of condition.

  • The Isle of Man Railways - This feature forms the larger part of this volume in the year when Ivo "discovered" the principal steam railways of the Isle of Man. We start with views of locomotives on shed at Douglas, capital of the island and headquarters of the railway. Features which are now long' gone, especially the signalling and platform canopies, are seen to advantage, and locomotives include Nos. 5 "Mona", 11 "Maitland", 12 "Hutchinson" 13 "Kissack", 14 "Thornhill", 15 "Caledonia" and 16 "Manuin", all of which, with the exception of No. 15, were 2-4-0T, built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester. No.15 was unique - the only 0-6-0T on the island, built by Dubs of Glasgow.


    Trips up two of the Railway's principal routes follow, firstly on the Port Erin line as far as Castletown, including long double-headed and banked trains. A crossing takes place at Castletown itself.


    The second route featured is that to Ramsey, alas now but a memory, so these shots form an important archive. "Caledonia" is seen outside Douglas shed, and then a double-header leaves the station. Union Mills was already closed, but at St.Johns are branch connections from Peel and there we view the celebrated "race" (featured on this jacket) - twice. We follow the scenic line to the north, with trains along the coastline, over viaducts and level crossings, before we end the day back at Douglas, with locomotives shunting empty stock and going on shed.


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Cover photo: Norman Lockett, David Lockett.
Filmed by/when: Ivo Peters 1961 2021 Julian Peters. All rights reserved.
Narrated by: Peter Woods
First published on DVD: Released 3rd April 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 16mm professional cine-film

Running Time: 49-mins (0hr 49min) , Colour
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The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 33: Isle of Man Narrow Gauge Transport of Delight

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 33: Isle of Man Narrow Gauge Transport of Delight


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Filmed during five days on the Isle of Man for the Railway Special Events in July 2007 we see action on the Steam Railway, The Electric Railway, The Groudle Glen Railway, The Great Laxey Mines Railway, The Promenade Horse Tramway and the Snaefell Mountain Railway.



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Cover photo: Steve Sedgewick
Published by: Jon Marsh CFVS
Filmed by/when: Jon Marsh
Narrated by: No narration
First published on DVD: 2007
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: DV

Running Time: 95-mins (1hr 35min) , Colour
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The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 48: Isle of Man Railways from the Cine Archive

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 48: Isle of Man Railways from the Cine Archive


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An volume of archive film with 16mm black and white film from 1956, 16mm colour film from 1963 and 8mm colour film from 1968.


Scenes of all lines, with a double departure and arrival at St John’s and scenes from the long closed Ramsey and Peel lines as well as the still operating line to Port Erin.


Also footage from the Electric Railway and Snaefell lines.


Includes a data sheet.



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Published by: Jon Marsh CFVS
Filmed by/when: Jon Marsh, John Snell, Ron Walker and Brian Jones
Narrated by: Jon Marsh
First published on DVD: 2010
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 75-mins (1hr 15min) , Colour and Black & White.
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2. Vol. 69: Phil Tatt's "Mona's Isle" (filmed in 1956 and 1961) (Ref: JM1069D)


The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 59: Isle of Man Railway - Ailsa Rescue

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 59: Isle of Man Railway - Ailsa Rescue


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An archive programme with colour slides from 1966 and 1968 and 8mm colour cine film from 1968, taken by Michael Bishop. Images and film covers all three lines.


Please note that this volume contains 17 minutes of rare stills and the cine footage is of "home movie" quality. Nethertheless, priceless rare footage.



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Cover photo: Michael Bishop. Front: locos "Thormhill" and "Peveril; Back: stations at Peel and Ramsey
Filmed by/when: Michael Bishop
Narrated by: John Marsh
First published on DVD: 2011
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 35mm slides, 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 53-mins (0hr 53min) , Colour and Black & White
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The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 69: Phil Tatt's "Mona's Isle" (filmed in 1956 and 1961)

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 69: Phil Tatt's


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Phil Tatt;s 8mm cine film from 1956 and 1961 shows the island transport systems before the huge changes of the later 1960s.


All the steam lines still ran a full service, the Manx Electric and Snaefell Mountain Railways with long gone livery.


The Groudle Glen recovered from WW2 closure with Polar Bear in action. The horse tramway, vintage ships, buses and planes.


Data sheet included.



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Filmed by/when: Phil Tatt
Narrated by: Jon Marsh
First published on DVD: 2013
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 86-mins (1hr 26min) , Colour and Black & White
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The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 89: Isle of Man Railways 1980s Cine Archive

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 89: Isle of Man Railways 1980s Cine Archive


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An archive programme using Jon Marsh's cine film and photographs taken in 1987, 1988 and 1989.


We visit all four lines, visits in 1988 and 1989 are as part of the May Transport Weekend events.



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Cover photo: JonMarsh and Alastair Lamberton
Published by: Jon Marsh CFVS
Filmed by/when: Jon Marsh
Narrated by: Jon Marsh
First published on DVD: 2018
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 55-mins (0hr 55min) , Colour
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The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 93: Isle of Man Railways 1990s Video Archive

The Jon Marsh Collection Vol. 93: Isle of Man Railways 1990s Video Archive


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Covers visits to the 1993 Year of Railways and the 1998 Steam 125 celebrations.


Steam on the MER, electric on the Steam Railway, Douglas cable car, rare rolling stock


Data sheet included.



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Cover photo: Steve Sedgwick
Published by: Jon Marsh CFVS
Filmed by/when: Jon Marsh
Narrated by: Jon Marsh
First published on DVD: 2019
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: Hi-8 and Mini-DV

Running Time: 103mins (1hr 43min) , Colour
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Isle of Man Vintage Transport Extravaganza 1974 & 1983

Isle of Man Vintage Transport Extravaganza 1974 & 1983


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This fascinating production was filmed in 1974 on the occasion of the Isle of Man Steam Railway's Centenary, and during the 1983 Vintage Transport Weekend, which was run for transport enthusiasts. During the Steam Railway's Centenary, a number of locos that had not been used for years were on display at the impressive terminus in Douglas, which at that time, had two island platforms, complete with canopies. and an impressive array of semaphore signals. Crossbench cars were much in evidence on the Manx Electric Railway, which serves Laxey and Ramsey. The Douglas Southern Tramway is remembered, using film of the preserved No 1, making a rare appearance running at the Crich Tramway Museum.


During the 1983 event there was much activity, as a number of specials were run on the Manx Electric, including newly restored loco No 23, pioneer electric car 2, a number of crossbench cars, and a rarely seen saloon trailer. Specials also ran on the Steam Railway, including a train in blue livery, plus some spectacular double-headed run-pasts. The ex County Donegal Railcars are also seen in action. The Snaefell Mountain Railway is featured, as well as the Douglas Horse Tramway, when the winter saloons and some of the open cars were out on the promenade.



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Running Time: 51-mins (0hr 51min)

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Railways of the Isle of Man

Railways of the Isle of Man


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Extensive Coverage of the railway and its Beyer Peacock 2-4-0Ts hauling passenger services between Douglas and Port Erin including restored No.1 ‘Sutherland’ and also 0-6-0 Tank ‘Caledonia’.

Scenes from the 1960s.

Three more locomotives are shown in action on the lines to Port Erin, Peel and Ramsey.

The Groudle Glen Railway

This two foot gauge runs along the cliffs from Lhen Coan to Sea Lion Rocks and recently constructed ‘Annie’ and ‘Sea Lion’ haul the trains.

The Manx Electric Railway

Several trams and trailers in service between Douglas and Ramsey together with engineer’s flat wagons, vans and the tower wagon which is used to maintain the overhead wires.

The Snaefell Mountain Railway

Views from the islands highest mountain railway and the trams which make the ascent from Laxey.

125th Anniversary Events In 1998 the Isle of Man Railway celebrated its 125th Anniversary by organising four weeks of special events . Number 1 ‘Sutherland’ is in steam at the site of Pool station and runs in unison with Tram No.1 on the Manx Electric Railway while Tram No. 33 works services on the steam railway! Double headers and works trains add to the ingredients.



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First published on DVD: 2017
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 55-mins (0hr 55min)

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