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B & R Vol.238 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.6B & R Vol.238 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.6
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Vol.237 - London Midland Steam Miscellany No.9 - The John Ryan Collection

Vol.237 - London Midland Steam Miscellany No.9 - The John Ryan Collection

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The ninth volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover London Midland steam. This time it is compiled entirely from cine film taken by John Ryan from the Wirral and assembled in the running order of the original cine film. There is coverage across England, Scotland, and Wales and we include previously unused footage from the B & R archives with the emphasis on London Midland material.


There is some excellent film across the Wirral which includes 9Fs hauling ore trains from the dock at Bidston via Storeton, Heswall Hills, and Burton Point to the John Summers works at Shotton—the heaviest regular unfitted mineral workings on the whole of BR. The line from Birkenhead Woodside to Chester is covered in detail, such as Birkenhead shed, Rock Ferry, Bebbington & New Ferry, Spital, Hooton, Capenhurst, and Upton-by-Chester. We then move to Gresford bank, Wrexham, the Brymbo branch, Ruabon, Cefn.viaduct, Chirk, Chirk viaduct Gobowen, and Shrewsbury.


The North-West of England is another area well-photographed by John at locations such as Preston, Layton, Poulton-Ie-Fylde, Kirkham & Wesham, Croston, Ormskirk, Town Green & Aughton, Maghull, Aintree Sefton Arms, Wigan Wallgate, Hindley North, Clifton Junction, Bradshaw Brook viaduct, Southport, Banks, Hoole, Penwortharn (Cop Lane), the Horwich to Blackrod and Chorley push-pull, Royton, Manchester, Ashburys for Belle Vue, Guide Bridge, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Didsbury, Meir, Pleasington, Rose Grove shed, Hest Bank water troughs, and Whalley viaduct.


There is more film in Wales at Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Penmaenmawr, Rhyl, Gwersyllt, Gowerton South, Swansea Victoria, and Bynea Halt. Other locations visited include London Marylebone, Camden, the Newport Pagnell branch push-pull the “Newport Nobby” , Rugby, Alston, Lanarkshire, Gleneagles, Carlisle, Alston, Stanley Bridge Halt, Bristol, Berkeley Road, Gloucester, Fenn's Bank, Birmingham, the Kingsbury branch & Baddesley colliery


The time period for this film is through the 1960s up to 1968. Motive power includes ex-GWR 56xx, ex-LMS Stanier Class 3 2-6-2Ts, 1Fs, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, Crabs, 4Fs, Jinties, 8Fs, Ivatt Class 4 & 2 2-6-0s, Black 5s (including experimental types), Jubilees, Coronation Pacifics, Super Ds, BR Standard Britannias, Class 5 (including Caprotti examples) and 4 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-0s, Class 3 77000 2-6-0s and 82000 2-6-2Ts, Class 2 2-6-0s & 2-6-2Ts and 9F 2-10-0s.


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


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Vol.236 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.2

Vol.236 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.2

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***RELEASED 28th May 2021***


The second volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover the routes to the Cambrian Coast. Here it has been compiled almost entirely from cine film taken by the late Jim Clemens along with some additional previously unused material from the B & R archives.


We begin at Gobowen in the autumn of 1966 and see double-headed Class 2 2-6-0s on stone trains from Nantmawr Quarry. Steam still reigned supreme on the Paddington to Birkenhead services although the DMU shuttle to and from Oswestry via Park Hall Halt had just a few days of life left. There is excellent coverage of the Cambrian main line from Whitchurch via Ellesmere, Oswestry, and Llanymynech to Welshpool. Return journeys are also made over the Ellesmere to Wrexham and Llanyrnynech to Llanfyllin branches.


Next we follow the route of the “Cambrian Coast Express” from Shrewsbury to Welshpool, Abermule, Newtown, Moat Lane Junction, Carno and Talerddig. Here we spend time watching steam battling with Talerddig Bank before carrying on to Llanbrynmair, Machynlleth, Dovey Junction, Borth and Aberystwyth. Filmed from the Vale of Rheidol line in 1964, we even parallel a 'Manor' nearing Aberystwyth hauling a freight train. And at Aberystwyth “Manors” are seen in profusion!


Film along the coastal route includes the Dovey Estuary, Fairbourne, Morfa Mawddach, the famous Barmouth Viaduct, Barmouth itself, Llanaber Halt, Llanbedr & Pensarn, Llandanwg Halt, and Harlech. Then Tygwyn Halt (with class leader 82000), Llandecwyn Halt, Pont Briwet, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmadoc, and Afon Wen. The old Caernarvonshire Railway route from Afon Wen is traversed in 1964, with film at most stations, including Dinas Junction and Caernarvon.


We also feature the alternative Great Western line from Ruabon to the coast with scenes at Trevor (where Pannier No.1660 is shunting), Llangollen, Berwyn Halt, Bonwm Halt, Corwen, Llandrillo, Llandderfel, Bala Junction, Llanuwchllyn, Drws-y-Nant, Dolgellau, Penmaenpool (including the engine shed), and Arthog. We see the shuttle from Bala Junction to Bala plus film from 1959 of the passenger service onwards to Blaenau Ffestiniog Central including the SLS “Last Train” in January 1961.


The cine-film was taken between 1959 and 1966. Motive power seen includes ex-GWR Manor, 43xx, 2251, 45xx & Pannier classes, ex-LMS Black 5s, 8Fs and Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0s classes as well as BR Standard Classes 5, 75xxx, 78xxx, 80xxx, 82xxx and 84xxx. Plus the odd DMU!


Most of the film is in colour and has been assembled in the order the film runs off the original cine reels. An authentic sound track has been added along with an informative commentary to compliment this nostalgic look at these last years of steam on the Cambrian.


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Vol.235 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.1

Vol.235 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.1

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The first volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover the Cambrian Coast routes and compiled from mostly previously unseen footage from the B & R archives.


Travelling along the coastal route we visit places such as Pwllheli, Penychain, Afon Wen, Criccieth, Portmadoc, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, and Harlech. Then back at Barmouth we see the up bay platform, opened by the GWR in 1923, and the Old Chapel Viaduct which was rebuilt in the early 1950s. All followed by glorious views of the world famous Barmouth Viaduct across the Mawddach Estuary.


Continuing south we pass Morfa Mawddach, Fairbourne, Friog Rocks, Llwyngwril and stop off at Towyn for a few minutes before heading up the Dovey Estuary.


We then spend some time at Aberystwyth, with 'Manors' everywhere, before heading back inland through Bow Street, after a token exchange, to Borth, Ynyslas, Glandyfi and Dovey Junction. This famous isolated junction has no road access and we make a number of visits including seeing the Pwllheli and Aberystwyth portions of the up 'Cambrian Coast Express' being combined together for the onward journey to Shrewsbury


Machynlleth is well covered and highlights include scenes at the shed showing the preparation of 82033 for duty, plus 'Dukedog' 9017 acting as pilot on both the up and down “Cambrian Coast Express” in 1960. There are overhead views here plus panoramas across the valley.

We continue inland via Cemmes Road with its token exchange before extended coverage of the final stages of the ascent of Talerddig Bank with passenger and freight trains battling their way up the grade. The final up “Cambrian Coast Express” is seen here in March 1967.


Other locations featured include Newtown, Welshpool, Buttington, Llanymynech, Llanfyllin, and Oswestry. Although not specifically Cambrian there is also film of Shrewsbury, Hookagate, Llangollen, Llandderfel, Bala Junction, Bala, Bontnewydd and Dolgellau (including on what is believed to be the last day of services).


The cine-film was taken between 1960s and 1967. Motive power seen includes ex-GWR Manor, 43xx, 2251, 45xx, Pannier & Dukedog classes as well as BR Standard Classes 75xxx, 78xxx, 80xxx and 82xxx. Even the odd DMU manages to put in an appearance!


Most of the film is in colour and has been assembled in the order the film runs off the original cine reels. An authentic sound track has been added along with an informative commentary to compliment this nostalgic look at these last years of steam on the Cambrian.


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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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Cab Ride VT02: Pendolino - Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston via Crewe

Cab Ride VT02: Pendolino - Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston via Crewe

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A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 390 Pendolino of Virgin Trains from Manchester Piccadilly to London (Euston) calling at: Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe before running non-stop via the Trent Valley line along the West Coast Main Line to London Euston.
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Cab Ride CS04: Glasgow Suburbans 3 (Light Engine) - Polmadie to Carstairs and Return

Cab Ride CS04: Glasgow Suburbans 3 (Light Engine) - Polmadie to Carstairs and Return

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A return cab-ride journey aboard a Class 92 (light engine) of GBRf from Polmadie Depot to Carstairs passing through Shawfield Jct, Rutherglen West Jct, Rutherglen Central Jct, Rutherglen East Jct., Carmyle, Mount Vernon, Baillieston, Bargeddie, Kirkwood, Langloan Jct., Whifflet North Jct., Whifflet South Jct, Mossend Yards, Mossend North Jct, Mossend East Jct, Holytown, Holytown Jct, Wishaw, Law Jct, Law South Jct, Carluke, Lanark Jct & Carstairs North Jct before terminating at Carstairs Down Platform. We then return to Polamdie Depot.


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Polmadie Depot to Shields Depot & return via Polmadie Road Jct, Polmadie Jct, Larkfield Jct, Terminus Jcts & Shields Jcts, terminating at Shields Depot No 1 line before returning to Polmadie Depot.


(filmed at different times with two Class 92 locos)


(some occasional picture interference during de-acceleration
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Cab Ride CHN16: London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

Cab Ride CHN16: London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street

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A cab-ride from London (Marylebone) aboard a Class 68 loco of Chiltern Railways - (Silver Train Service) fast service to Birmingham Moor Street calling at High Wycombe, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway and Solihull before terminating at Birmingham Moor Street.
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Cab Ride CS03: Glasgow Suburbans 2 (Light Engine) - Polmadie to Glasgow Central to Polmadie

Cab Ride CS03: Glasgow Suburbans 2 (Light Engine) - Polmadie to Glasgow Central to Polmadie

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A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 92 (light engine) of GBRf from Polmadie Depot to Glasgow Central then Holytown, returning to Polmadie. We pass through Polmadie Road Jct, Polmadie Jct, Eglinton Tunnels, Eglinton St Jct & Bridge Street Jct before terminating at Glasgow Central (Platform 3).


Then we change ends for Bridge Street Jct, Eglinton Street Jct, Muirhouse North Jct, Pollokshields East, Queens Park,Crosshill, Mount Florida, Cathcart North Jct, Cathcart East Jct, Kings Park, Croftfoot, Burnside, Kirkhill, Kirkhill Tunnel, Newton Kirkhill Jct, Newton, Newton,Hamilton Jct, Blantyre, Hamilton Central, Barncluith Tunnel, Haughhead Jct, Airbles, Motherwell, Derby Sidings Jct, Mossend South Junctions, Mossend East Junctions, & Holytown.


We now change ends again and after reversing at Signal GMH493. we return to Glasgow Central before returning to Polamdie Depot..

(filmed during different time-zones with 2 Class 92 locos) (some occasional picture interference during de-acceleration)


(There is some occasional picture interference during deceleration)
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No Trolleys to Tiger Bay (Cardiff(

No Trolleys to Tiger Bay (Cardiff(

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Trams and trolleybuses throughout the city including the final tram route Whitchursg Road to St.Mary Street; See the last car light up. Admire new dual-door trolleybuses. catch people using Cardiff's famous flat fare system. Take the new extension to Ely.

Follow the trolleybus decline. Take a trolley to Pengam; a single-deck doodlebug to Pier Head; a trip over Clarence Bridge & into Tiger Bay; ride under the wires to Llandaff Fields; dip under Queen Street bridges; negotiate hectic Newport Road/City Road junction, out to Roath Park and Gabalfa and over Cardiff Bridge to run through Ely.

Special features: wonderful images of Cardiff especially in the 1950s and 1960s including long gone buildings and streets; last tram in COLOUR; voyage on the much loved paddle steamer GLEN USK; illuminated trolleybuses; enthusiast tours; contemporary buses; diversions; visiting trolleys; tower wagon; wiring details etc.


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The Story of the North Norfolk Railway

The Story of the North Norfolk Railway

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The full story of how the "Poppy Line" was purchased and restored as Norfolk's leading Heritage Railway!

Filmed over a number of years, this story looks back at the very beginnings of the line as the MGNJR Society took over the 5-mile line from Sheringham to Holt.


We see rare archive film of the final days in British Railways’ ownership including the very last freight train to depart from Sheringham and Anglia Television’s Bob Wellings at a derelict Weybourne Station in 1966, plus the last days at Melton Constable.


Full of nostalgia and up-to-date footage of steam operations over the heritage line with all classes of locomotives. Dads Army recreation days are viewed at Weybourne bringing some humour to the railway which is now one of the most important attractions in Norfolk


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The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.10: Private Railways 1961 - 1963

The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.10: Private Railways 1961 - 1963

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Private Railways 1961-1963 In this volume of his now legendary high quality film record of the railways of Great Britain in the 1960s, Ivo Peters turned his attention to a number of private railways which had either avoided nationalisation in 1948 or had been created after that monumental event.


We start with the pioneer of the standard gauge railway preservation movement, the BlueBell Railway. This had been a part of British Railwayss which had attempted in 1956 to close the through route from East Grinstead to Lewes in Sussex. The section from Horsted Keynes to Sheffield Park was rescued by a group of enthusiasts in 1959 and in 1960 the first privately preserved railway passenger service were operated over the nearly 5 miles between these villages. Thus was born the great railway preservation movement of today and during this period of 1961-1963 it was amasing the locomotives which are now the envy of many of the railways to which it gave such a lead. This film is a poignant reminder of those "Early Days".


In addition we see the well remembered through trains to Horsted Keynes with the LSWR T9, the Caledonian Single No.123 and the Great Northern tank locomotive No.1247, both on the Bluebell Railway and the British Rail main lines.


Along with their delighfully varied shunters, a number of favourite industrial lines also appear: the Port of Bristol lines, Buckminster Quarries, Wirksworth and Exton Park and a true private railway was the Reverend Teddy Boston's Cadeby Light Railway.


We conclude with a major feature on the the extensive Kettering Ironstone Works narrow gauge system..

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Vol.238 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.6

Vol.238 - Southern Steam Miscellany No.6

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A further volume in our popular “Miscellany” series and the sixth episode to cover steam on the Southern Region of British Railways between 1961 and 1967. Here we feature much previously unseen footage from the South Western Division along with some footage of the Somerset & Dorset. The running order is that of the original cine film as it runs off the reels.


We start with film taken from West London Junction Signal Box before moving down to the Somerset & Dorset line. Here there is excellent coverage of the toing's and froing's at Templecombe including the station, the engine shed and even the little used lower platform. All followed by an Ivatt Class 2 hauled southbound trip to Blandford Forum via Henstridge, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton and Shillingstone.


We now return to the LSWR main line from London to cover it’s first fifty miles or so. At Waterloo there is quite a lot of activity in and around the station itself as well as lovely panoramas of the approaches filmed from (the well known overlooking) block of flats to the west of the line. Moving on there are scenes at Vauxhall, West London Junction, and at Clapham Junction including it’s famous overhead signal box both before and after it’s partial collapse in May 1965. The activity at Clapham is continuous and busy with empty stock trains, milk tank workings, the odd freight train, EMUs (including the “Brighton Belle”), steam-hauled expresses (including the “Bournemouth Belle”), semi-fast and many other scenes which cannot be repeated from all these years ago.


Moving west, we visit Kew, Clapham cutting, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Esher, Hersham, Winchfield, Basingstoke and Battledown flyover. Further west and visits are made to Eastleigh shed, Southampton Central, Lyndhurst Road, Lymington Junction, the Christchurch area, Dorchester South before concluding at Upwey & Broadway.


Mysteriously (and a surprise), on one of the Somerset & Dorset cine film reels, there was a brief visit to the Seaton to Stamford push-pull in the East Midlands. So we have left in as an added bonus!


Motive power seen in this volume includes (in no particular order) ex-SR Bulleid pacifics from the Merchant Navy, West Country and Battle of Britain classes, Schools, Lord Nelson, King Arthur, Q1, Maunsell 2-6-0 moguls, H, W, T9, M7, H16, S15, USA tanks, ex-GWR 57xx panniers, 2251 0-6-0s, ex-LMS 4Fs, S&D 2-8-0s, Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2Ts, BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, and 9F 2-10-0s (including 92220 “Evening Star” on the S&DJR). Also putting in appearances are the odd Warship, NBLType 2, EE Type 1 Bo-Bo, and even electro-diesels. Plus, of course, a variety of EMUs including the "Brighton Belle" Pullman.


Filmed entirely in colour we have added an authentic sound track and an informative commentary to complement another nostalgic look at the last years of Southern Region steam.


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Railways of Wales Vol. 1: Mid Wales

Railways of Wales Vol. 1: Mid Wales

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Mid Wales offered a contrasting mix of railways, from the major links from Shrewsbury to the coast at Aberystwyth and the Central Wales Line, to the long secondary lines from Moat Lane to Hereford, Brecon and Neath. In this programme we explore these lines mostly in the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s.


Through Mid Wales. Shrewsbury and the line through Welshpool, Moat Lane, Newtown over Talerddig to Machynlleth with many of the intermediate stations and a range of steam power including ‘Manors’ and Standard Class 4s on passenger and freight. Steam is featured on the ascent to the summit at Talerddig both from the West & East. in addition the diesel era is shown with Class 37s on services to the Cambrian Coast.


The route through Oswestry. Oswestry and services to Ellesmere and Welshpool and the branch to Llanfyllin


To South Wales. The line from Moat Lane through Llanidloes and Builth Road to Three Cocks Junction.


The Central Wales line over Knucklas Viaduct, through Builth Wells to Llandeilo.


West from Hereford. The route West to Three Cocks Junction and the lines around Brecon and the branches to Neath and Merthyr


To the Coast at Aberystwyth. Machynlleth and the Cambrian line to Dovey Junction and Aberystwyth with a wide range of traffic including the Cambrian Coast Express. Aberystwyth’s steam shed and the narrow gauge line is also featured in the 1950s, 1960s & 1980s with a wide range of traction.
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Railways of Wales Vol. 2 :The Cambrian Coast and the Dee Valley

Railways of Wales Vol. 2 :The Cambrian Coast and the Dee Valley

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The Cambrian Coast and the route from Barmouth to Ruabon:- Barmouth through Ruabon provided a combination of dramatic coastal scenery, steep gradients and a wide variety of motive power. This volume explores these lines using archive film from the 1950s, 1960s and 1980s.


  • Along the Cambrian Coast. Dovey Junction to Barmouth. Steam power is shown at a variety of locations on freight and passenger workings. Also featured is the Cambrian Coast Express in the 1980s behind steam and diesel power.

  • Across Mid Wales & The Dee Valley. The route from Ruabon to Morfa Mawddach. A look at passenger and freight along the line through Llangollen, Bala and over the summit to Dolgellau in steam days. Includes scenes from the 1950s right up until closure in 1965. Also features a journey from Barmouth to Llangollen.

  • Barmouth to Pwllheli. Steam power on the line following the Cambrian Coast through Harlech, Portmadog and the junction at Afon Wen. BR Standards work alongside Manors and Dukedogs.

  • After the End of Steam. The Cambrian Coast route in the 1970s with the last freight traffic and DMU operation.

  • North to Bangor. The line from Afon Wen to Caernafon and Bangor, with DMUs and steam power prior to closure.

  • Bonus Item: A Journey from Shrewsbury to the Cambrian Coast in the late 1970s.


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Railways of Wales Vol. 4: South Wales

Railways of Wales Vol. 4: South Wales

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South Wales – The Railways from the Severn Estuary through the Welsh Valleys

to the South West

South Wales encompassed an amazing variety of railways and landscapes. The main line through Cardiff hosted services to London. The Valleys with their spectacular railways served an area dominated by ‘King Coal’. Swansea had a mix of lines and motive power. The South West coast was served by sleepy seaside branches.

The Gateway to Wales
The Severn Tunnel and the route along the Estuary converging on Severn Tunnel Junction in steam days. Freight and passenger traffic is featured on a range of duties.

The Motive Power A recap on the motive power scene & the contrasting locomotive types serving the routes through North, Mid & South Wales.

The Main Line through Cardiff Steam workings through Newport & Cardiff and the steam sheds with a wide range of power including 9fs, 56XX tanks and Halls.

The Welsh Valleys The railways and services serving the Valley lines. Crumlin viaduct and the cross valley lines are included along with coal traffic and special trains. Prairies and Panniers feature on passenger and freight.

Steam Survivors Mountain Ash and the 1970s traction scene.

By LNWR to South Wales The route through Pontardulais to Swansea Victoria plus the lines in the Swansea area including the docks.

To the South West The railways of Carmarthen, freight to Newcastle Emlyn, the Cardigan Branch plus the branches to Cardigan, Pembroke, Milford Haven and Fishguard.
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Railways of Herts & Beds Vol. 2: A journey around Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire through archive film

Railways of Herts & Beds Vol. 2: A journey around Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire through archive film

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Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire were once served by a fascinating and varied collection of railways. The main lines to London ran alongside a network of sleepy and little used branches. Volume 2 explores the East Coast Main Line and branches to Hertford and Bedford from the steam era to the present day.




Presenter Tony Furse continues on a journey around Hertfordshire using an extensive collection of archive material.


The East Coast Main Line looking at the route from Kings Cross to Potters Bar and Hitchin in the steam era along with film from the 1970s. Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Stevenage and Digswell Viaduct all feature with A4s, A1s, V2s and suburban trains.


Cross Country from Hitchin and the lines to Royston and Bedford in the 1950s and 1960s. Includes a detailed look at steam comings and goings at Bedford and the quiet intermediate stations at Cardington, Southill and Henlow Camp with passenger and freight traffic. Also featured is a DMU on the branch in the days up until closure in 1961 and a Highland Goods loco in 1964.


The Branch to Hertford with a detailed look at the line from Welwyn Garden City to Hertford and the intermediate stations at Attimore Hall Halt, Holywell Hyde Halt, Cole Green and Hertingfordbury and the end of the line at Hertford Cowbridge. The line is shown during the run of a steam special behind a Great Northern J13 tank. In addition we explore the remains of the line in recent months.
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Discovering Devon Vol. 4: North Devon

Discovering Devon Vol. 4: North Devon

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Complete your ‘Discovering Devon’ collection with this fourth and final volume, which celebrates the county’s magnificent northern region.


Join writer and presenter Henry Buckton, as he explores some of the finest coastal scenery in England, and makes the occasional detour inland to uncover places that have helped to shape the history and culture of the area. Your tour begins at South Molton, which is often described as the gateway to Exmoor, and continues to the pretty village of Swimbridge, where one of Britain’s most popular dogs was first officially bred.


We reach the coast at the unique Westward Ho!, the only place in England which has an exclamation mark in its name, and which was created because of a book by Charles Kingsley. Nearby is Northam Burrows, on the edge of which is the Royal North Devon Golf Club, the cradle of English golf. Your journey also includes the picturesque village of Appledore, which was rewarded by Elizabeth I for helping to defeat the Spanish Armada, and Bideford, famous for its Long Bridge over the River Torridge, and which was once the third largest port in Britain. Similarly, Fremington Quay, today a peaceful backwater, was once a hive of trading activity.


The area’s largest town is Barnstaple, recorded in 917 as one of the famous burhs founded by Alfred the Great, and which boasts its own Long Bridge over the River Taw. Braunton, often referred to as Devon’s largest village, also has a fascinating past, and contains one of only two surviving strip field farming systems in England. Woolacombe is dominated by large villas and fine hotels, but was known as the ‘Valley of the Wolves’ in Domesday; while neighbouring Ilfracombe benefited from passengers arriving on steam packets, and later by rail, to become a grand Victorian holiday resort. Your Devon odyssey concludes at the spectacular twin settlements of Lynton and Lynmouth: separate places joined together by history and a world famous funicular railway.


This wonderful journey, which also features many other towns, villages and places of interest, is illustrated by stunning modern film, rare archive images and historic maps, as well as enlightening interviews with a wide variety of contributors.
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