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The "Along GWR Lines" Series

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Vol.70 - Along GWR Lines Part 1: Paddington to Oxford (60-mins)


Vol.70 - Along GWR Lines Part 1: Paddington to Oxford (60-mins)

Ref: BR070D


A look at the popularity of the Great Western Railway, the longest serving company of British railways. Alter a brief resume of what was best in the GWR, we begin our journey from Paddington, where else? Kings, Castles and pannier tanks come and go from Brunel's terminus and at Westbourne Park. At Old Oak we follow Castles and Grange classes to HighWycombe before resuming our journey west to Reading via Southall in its last days of steam. From this event, the Great Western Society emerged with their open days at Taplow. The early 1960's provided steam on the Marlow branch and Reading General was a veritable paradise for Castles and chocolate and cream. Visit Reading shed to see engines that worked out over Goring water troughs; three minutes of water splash. Pity the Southern engines that had no scoops! The next port of call is Didcot when it played host to Castles, Halls, Panniers and 28xx Class, and a pre-preservation shed visit. Oxford was the place to be for steam in the early 1960's. Southern engines handed over to Western here. Finally another look at Didcot in 1965 and a preview of later volumes with steam at Pilning, Dawlish and Penzance.





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Vol.78 - Along GWR Lines Part 2: Oxford to Cardiff (60-mins)


Vol.78 - Along GWR Lines Part 2: Oxford to Cardiff (60-mins)

Ref: BR078D


A look at Great Western locomotives at work from the South Midlands to South Wales. The large and the small are seen in this video starting at Oxford. The Fairford branch is covered in detail before going on to Birmingham via Banbury and scenes at Worcester. There are scenes at Swindon including the Works. Gloucester via Chalford leads us to Pontypool Road. Follow the route to Crumlin and Aberbeeg, coal trains from Blaenavon. There are panniers and Kings, Prairies and Castles to delight the GWR fans.





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Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (60-mins)  (* Released August 2002 *)


Vol.89 - Along GWR Lines Part 3: Cardiff to Penzance (60-mins) (* Released August 2002 *)

Ref: BR089D


The third volume in the series takes us from South Wales to Penzance with an introduction at Paddington. Cardiff and Newport scenes in 1965 when there was still steam hauled freight by both large and small tank engines. Freight with steam is also seen climbing Pilning Bank out of the Severn Tunnel including the car ferry train. Down to Bristol on Stapleton Road bank. Another visit to the Staple Hill Bank on the old Midland,· but by now under Western Region control. While at Bristol see 4079 being loaded onto a ship for Australia. We thought it would never come back, but it did. Westwards via Taunton, Exeter and the sea wall to Plymouth. Cornwall and its branches to Penzance. This has a mixture of steam and diesel-hydraulic power. All scenes unrepeatable!





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1. Vol.86 - Along LMS Lines Part 3 (60-mins) (* Released March 2002 *) (Ref: BR086D)


Vol.171 - Along GWR Lines Part 4: South Wales (60-mins) (Released September 2012)


Vol.171 - Along GWR Lines Part 4: South Wales (60-mins) (Released September 2012)

Ref: BR171D


**IN STOCK 3rd.September 2012** THE VIDEO/DVD THAT HAS JUST ARRIVED AT WOLVERTON RAIL IS.... :-)

In this fourth part of our series, we mainly cover the railways in South Wales and mostly in the days of steam between 1960 and 1965. We feature many of the 0-6-2T and 8-coupled types famous for their use in this part of Wales.

After a few brief scenes in 1960 at Towyn on the Cambrian and a very special railtour, we visit the South Wales main line at Pilning for views of double-headed coal trains. Then to Cardiff for 0-6-2Ts, 2-8-0s, Prairies & Pannier tanks and even an 8F interloper from Toton! There is extensive footage of a 1964 SLS "Farewell to Brecon" tour, first with 0-6-2T 6606 via Abercynon and Quakers Yard to Merthyr, then onwards to Pontsticill and Brecon with pannier 3690 plus newly preserved 2-6-2T 4555. We return via Dowlais.

A brief fast-forward to 1977 and the last Western diesel hydraulics on railtours to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr & Pontypridd.

Back to the 1960s and we visit the NCB collieries at Maerdy, Merthyr Vale and Mountain Ash to see ex-GWR pannier tanks including now preserved 9600 and 7754 (what a state they were in then!). But at Cashmores, the scrapman is busy cutting up an ex-LMS 4F and we see lines of redundant engines awaiting their fate.
We return to Cardiff for more 2-8-0Ts, Castles and 9Fs before travelling along the South Wales main line to Ebbw Jct. There are busy scenes at Newport and on the main line before reaching Severn Tunnel Junction. Further along we pass the Severn Road Bridge under construction and arrive at Gloucester, for scenes there in 1962 & 1964. A pre-preservation 7029 "Clun Castle" is seen on shed.

The Vale of Neath line ran from Pontypool Road. We see a lot of activity around Pontypool, including a platform full of parcels (no computerised tracking back then!) and visit Hafodyrynys mine for its Hunslet 0-6-0STs. Crossing the 200ft high Crumlin Viaduct, there are spectacular views of the valley below as well as views of the trains . The demolition of the iron viaduct is witnessed in 1967, including the explosive end of the piers. Then to Hengoed, Treharris, Quaker’s Yard and Mountain Ash & Colliery (for its saddle tanks), before arriving at Neath.

We visit Duffryn Yard depot on our way to Swansea, where in 1965 we join the last steam hauled special to Fishguard and Milford Haven with 6859 "Yiewsley Grange". Plus some footage of the Tenby branch in 1960 with Prairies and Panniers.

We conclude Part 4 with B&W and colour scenes at Cardiff Canton shed just before closure.


Cover Photo:- Dr. Gaius Sutton, 4632 at Pontsticill Junction.


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