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B & R Vol.247 - Electric & Diesel Miscellany No.7B & R Vol.247 - Electric & Diesel Miscellany No.7
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The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.14: The Isle of Man in 1963

The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.14: The Isle of Man in 1963

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Ivo Peters first visited the Isle-of-Man in 1962 (see Volume 9). He visited the island again in 1963 and spent the first week of July filming and photographing activities on both the north and the south lines out of Douglas.


In this volume, we look at the general daily maintenance of the locomotives, along with the sorting of stock for the day's running.


We then travel the southern line towards Port Erin, followed by the northern route, first to St Johns and then on towards Peel and Ramsey.


Ivo filmed at most stations as well many locations in between including the two viaducts on the Ramsey line and 'the race' out of St Johns. with his customary unerring eye for a beautiful setting.


A map of the island showing the railways, plus a complete listing of all the steam locomotives on the Isle-of-Man Steam Railway is on the inside cover.


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Vol.247: A Miscellany of Electric & Diesel Power No.7

Vol.247: A Miscellany of Electric & Diesel Power No.7

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A further instalment of our popular miscellany series of classic “modern” traction featuring many of the diesel & electric classes that operated across the whole of the BR network during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. We travel from Cornwall to Aberdeen and from Aberystwyth to Great Yarmouth.


When we were creating our extensiive set of steam volumes we often omitted scenes that included diesels and electrics simply because they were not part of the "story" at that time. And in our diesel and electric volumes, time constraints also resulted in much unused and unseen footage. So here, those "cutting room floor" clips are presented for the first time along with all that previously unused footage. And all with a new soundtrack!


We begin our journey on the Southern Region (SR) at Waterloo with Brush Type 4s (latterly Class 47s) on the “Bournemouth Belle”, including the final working. Meanwhile at Clapham Junction the electric 5-BEL “Brighton Belle” Pullman passes through. Other locations visited are Redhill and the Guildford line, the Epsom Downs branch (Sutton, Belmont and Banstead), the New Forest, the electric Isle-of Wight in Network South-East days, diesel hydraulic “Warships” on Waterloo to Exeter services and Basingstoke and Weymouth.


Next we visit the Eastern Region (ER) and such locations Ipswich, Peterborough, King’s Cross, Hadley Wood, Hatfield, Great Yarmouth and Reedham plus in later years Class 47s top and tailing off the wires on Inter-City services with a “dead” Class 90. Further north, we visit the North-East for scenes at York, Driffield, Scalby, Cloughton, Darlington, West Hartlepool, Bedlington, Darlington and Manors.


Even further north there are scenes on the Scottish Region (ScR) at Thornton Junction, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.


We return south to the London Midland Region (LMR) where we visit Euston, Tamworth, Norton Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Warrington, Allerton, Northwich, Preston, Mouldsworth, Manchester, the Bury third rail electrics, the 1500v DC Woodhead line electrics, Stockport, Giggleswick and the Settle & Carlisle. And a very sad journey from Wolverhampton Low Level to Birmingham Snow Hill just before closure amid total dereliction. Wales and the Borders are not forgotten, with visits to Barmouth, Aberystwyth, Shrewsbury, Weston Rhyn, Shotton, Much Wenlock, Caernarvon, Oswestry, Porthywaen and the Brymbo branch.


Finally, and to finish our journey, we visit the Western Region (WR) for scenes at Bodmin, Saltash, Plymouth, Rattery Bank, Paignton, Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Reading, the London Approaches, Paddington, Oxford, Banbury, Kemble, Worcester, Newent, Ledbury, and the Lickey Incline. And Sunday diversions through Honeybourne and Winchcombe (on the now preserved Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway). Western Region highlights include D6346 shunting at Charlbury and the Forest of Dean with D9555 and D6329. WR diesel-electrics are not forgotten, even unique “Falcon”. And there is extensive coverage of the "Blue Pullmans".


The period covered is mainly from 1959 to the end of steam and beyond. Motive power is of course very varied and features: English Electric Types 1 (Class 20) & 3 (Class 37), Brush Types 2 (Class 31) & 4 (Classes 47 & 50), BRCW Types 2 (Class 26/27) & 3 (Class 33), BR Type 2 (Class 24/25), North British Type 2 (Class 21/29), Clayton Type 1 (Class 17), Deltics (Class 55), and Baby Deltics (Class 23). Pioneers also seen are 10001, 10201, 10202, DP2, D0280 plus a Metrovick Bo-Bo. WR diesel-hydraulics seen are Westerns (Class 52), Hymeks (Class 35) and Warships (Class 41/42/43), NBL Type 2 (Class 22) and BR D95XX (Class 14). Not forgotten are the various AC Electrics (Classes 81-86) and a multitude of railbuses, DMUs, EMUs and shunters.!


Filmed almost entirely in colour, this plethora of electric and diesel power includes a informative commentary and an authentic sound track.


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Vol.246: Southern Steam Miscellany No.8 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 5

Vol.246: Southern Steam Miscellany No.8 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 5

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The fifth and final instalment in our series of all new and never previously seen, high quality cine films taken by the late Brian Parnell. Here we feature footage taken from one side of the erstwhile Southern Region to the other; from Kent, Sussex and Surrey to Hampshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.


We begin on the Withered Arm at Barnstaple Junction, with film of trains crossing the Torridge at Torrington, T9 4-4-0s at Wadebridge and ‘Beattie Tanks’ on the Wenford Bridge china clay line.


The fearsome grade between Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central is well covered and includes ‘W’ class 0-8-0T bankers. A short sequence then follows at Tipton St Johns.


Somerset & Dorset material comprises film at Bath Green Park, Midford Viaduct (near Shepton Mallet), Wincanton & Templecombe.


A route very well covered by Brian in Spring and early Summer of 1963 was the ‘H’ class 0-4-4T operated push-pull service between Oxted and Tunbridge Wells West. This also includes film taken at Hurst Green Junction, Edenbridge Town, Hever and Groombridge.


On Sunday 24th March 1963 Brian spent the morning watching engineering work close to Wimbledon including filming pre-assembled 60ft track lengths being lowered into position with the help of two ‘Q1’ 0-6-0s. Plenty of action is seen on the main line including the down ‘Bournemouth Belle’ plus shed visits to Nine Elms and Feltham. Locations visited along the North Downs line include Gomshall & Shere, Dorking Town, Deepdene, Betchworth and Reigate.


At the end of 1963, Redhill was the Central Division’s principle steam depot and time is spent here watching the comings and goings. There is also footage inside one of the signal boxes here. Other locations visited in and around London were Banstead, Epsom Downs, Sutton, London Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Latchmere Junction.


Finally, we visit Isle of Wight for steam action at Ryde Pierhead, Ryde Esplande, Ryde St.Johns Road, Smallbrook Junction, Newport, Cowes, Shanklin and Ventnor. Watch those ‘O2’ 0-4-4T tanks scurrying about!


The film was taken mainly between 1961 and 1967. Motive power includes ex-SR Bulleid Pacifics of the ‘Merchant Navy’, ‘West Country’ & ‘Battle of Britain’ classes, Maunsell 2-6-0 N and U moguls, Q1, H, S15, M7, O2, W classes, ‘Beattie’ well tank 0298, ex-GWR 45xx and ex-LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2Ts. Plus BR Standard Classes 4 & 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-4T and Class 3 2-6-2T. EMUs and even the occasional diesel make appearances.


This nostalgic look at the last years of Southern steam is entirely in colour and as usual includes a informative commentary and an authentic sound track.


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The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.13: Steam in 1964

The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.13: Steam in 1964

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This is the fifth annual volume of general steam in The Ivo Peters' Collection this time in 1964 and featuring branch and main line steam on British Railways and the industrial steam railways.


In the first part, we visit the Tetbury and Cirencester branches, the North Somerset line and other branch lines to the south and east of Bath. Plus Bulleid Light Pacifics at Honiton Tunnel on the South-Western Main Line, a Grange on a summer Saturday train, Stanier Coronation Class Pacific No.46251 "City of Nottingham" on a special (in superb external condition but only months from its demise) and a return to the Hemyock branch in Devon.


Industrial steam is seen next and very much at work in the ironstone industry. Plus (now preserved) outside cylindered Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-4-0ST "George" at British Celanese, Spondon and the three 0-6-0ST locomotives (Hudswell Clarke and Manning Wardles - all now preserved) working for the British Sugar Corporation at Wissington, Norfolk.


A full list of the locomotives seen is listed on the inside of the cover.
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Vol.245: London Midland Steam Miscellany No.11 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 4

Vol.245: London Midland Steam Miscellany No.11 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 4

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The fourth and penultimate instalment in our series of all new, and never previously seen, high quality cine films taken by the late Brian Parnell. This time it mostly features the area covered by the former London Midland Region but also footage from Scotland, Wales and Southern England including some rare snippets of the famous Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway.


We begin at Morecambe on the Lancashire coast in the summer of 1965, before travelling up the West Coast Main Line (WCML) via Shap Summit and Tebay to arrive at Carlisle. Amongst the locomotives seen In and around the Kingmoor shed area are the unique (and now preserved) Stephenson Link 'Black 5', 44767 plus Jubilee 45660 “Rooke” which achieved fame during the 1937 load tests developing 1250hp climbing to Ais Gill summit on the Settle and Carlisle line.


Back down the WCML, we visit Oxenholme to see the “Lakes Express”. Then to Lancaster and Hest Bank where we see locomotives picking up water at speed from the water troughs there.


One of the earliest public railways was the Leicester West Bridge branch and Brian visited during May 1963. Here the motive power was the Johnson 2Fs 0-6-0s and the last use in the country of these Victorian era locomotives. He also visited the Leighton Buzzard to Dunstable line in the summer of 1962 where we spot an ex-LNWR 'Super D' 0-8-0 pottering about.


Leaving the LMR area, we visit Gloucester (to see ex-GWR Manor 4-6-0s), Cheltenham, Oxford, Southall, and the Southern at Swanage.

Brian also visited the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway where he took a significant amount of footage including at Branksorne, Templecornbe, Cole, Wincanton, Glastonbury & Street, Shepton Mallet, and Devonshire Tunnel. Also covered in the south of England are Exeter (Central & St David's), Guildford, Peasmarsh Junction, Polegate, and Hailsham.

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Scottish locations are not forgotten with scenes at Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Princes Street, Stirling, and Perth. And Wales as well with scenes at Barmouth and Llandudno Junction.


Naturally the dying days of steam in North-West of England are well covered with visits to Carnforth (and its shed), Preston, Rose Grove (and its shed), Chester, Warrington Bank Quay (High Level & Low Level), Buxton, Bolton, and Blackburn!


Most of the film was taken between 1962 and 1968. Motive power includes ex-LMS Black 5s (including experimental versions), Jubilees, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 “Flying Pigs”, Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0s & 2-6-2Ts, 8Fs, Fowler 4Fs, ex-LNWR Super D 0-8-0, Johnson 2F 0-6-0s, S&D 2-8-0s, and BR Standard Class Britannia Pacifics, Class 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 4-6-0s & 9F 2-10-0s.


This nostalgic look at the last years of London Midland steam is entirely in colour and as usual includes a informative commentary and an authentic sound track.


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Vol.244: Great Western Steam Miscellany No.7 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 3

Vol.244: Great Western Steam Miscellany No.7 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 3

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The third instalment of all new, and never previously seen, high quality cine films taken by the late Brian Parnell. In this volume we feature the ex-Great Western system and beyond. Once again it is complied in the running order of the original cine film.


We begin with scenes at Oxford in the summer of 1963 and the footage includes through trains from the south coast to Birmingham, the still steam-hauled Worcester to Paddington service, plus the longest-lived 9F of all, 92004 (built 1954, withdrawn March 1968).


We then visit the Gloucestershire area for such locations as Lansdown Junction, Cheltenham Spa, Tramway Junction, Gloucester itself plus the Golden Valley push-pull from Gloucester to Stroud, Brimscornbe, and Chalford. A highlight is at Brimscornbe where the last steam engine built by British Railways, No.92220 “Evening Star” starts a heavy freight up the punishing grade to Sapperton tunnel, complete with rear end assistance.


GWR motive power is seen along the North Downs line and includes Redhill shed, a departure from Redhill station, then along the 3rd rail section to Reigate, Betchworth, and Guildford.


The summer of 1963 found Brian in Devon with film at Exeter St Davids, Tiverton Junction, plus excellent coverage along the Culm Valley branch via Coldharbour Halt and Uffculme to Hemyock and its dairy; a 14xx enthusiast's delight.


During August 1964 the Cambrian system was visited: Welshpool, Dovey Junction, Aberystwyth, the Vale of Rheidol line, Abertafol Halt, Morfa Mawddach, Barmouth Viaduct, Barrnouth, and Portmadoc.


There is also film at Southall (three visits in 1964), Birmingham Snow Hill, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester shed, Swindon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Frome, Templecombe, Wadebridge, Boscarne Junction, Hatton, and Hatton Bank.


Although Brian had put his camera away by 1965, he did film the GW 150 celebrations some twenty years later in Devon and Cornwall and a few minutes has been included to bring our miscellany of Great Western steam to a close.


Motive power featured includes (in no particular order) classes ex-GWR County, Castle, Hall, Grange, Manor, 43xx, 2251, 72xx, 45xx, 41xx, 56xx, 64xx, 57xx, 94xx, ex-LSWR T9, ex-Southern West Country Pacifics, ex-LMS Stanier Black 5s, Jubilees, 8Fs and Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0s. Also BR Standard Class Britannia Pacifics, Class 4 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, Class 3 2-6-2T, and 9F 2-10-0s (including 92220 “Evening Star” on two occasions).


This nostalgic look at the last years of steam in these areas was mainly filmed between 1963 and 1966. It is entirely in colour and includes an informative commentary and an authentic sound track


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Vol.243: North Eastern & Scottish Steam Miscellany - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 2

Vol.243: North Eastern & Scottish Steam Miscellany - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 2

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The second instalment of all new, and never previously seen, high quality cine films largely taken by the late Brian Parnell. In this volume we mostly feature the North-East of England and Scotland. Once again it is complied in the running order of the original cine film.


We begin in the North-East at Tyne Dock, a location where it was possible to see the vivid contrast between 1950s built 9F 2-10-0s and pre-grouping designed classes of locomotives. At Newcastle Central we see the classic panorama of what once was said to be the largest railway crossing in the entire world even including some 3rd rail electric action.


Further to the north time is spent at Blyth, then the largest coal exporting port in the whole of Europe, before visiting South Blyth shed, Bedlington, Bedlington' A' colliery, and Manors.


South of the Tyne, we visit Pelaw, Horden, Crimdon Dene Viaduct, Hart, and West Hartlepool (with footage of an English Electric 'Type 3' with a brake tender) before moving further south to Darlington.


Travelling back north again and into Scotland, we visit Carstairs, Dunfermline shed, Dunfermline Lower, Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Princes Street, Dairy Road Shed and Cowdenbeath. Then off to Glasgow for 'Blue Train' EMUs and steam action in and around Glasgow Central.


Next, a few minutes are spent at Stirling, including the bridge over the Forth, along with a glimpse of one of the experimental 'Black 5s'. Then there is the picturesque coverage of crossing the Allan Water at Dunblane with the Cathedral in the background. Perth is well covered and includes the West Coast Postal in the hands of an A4 and numerous steam-hauled freight and passenger services.


A number of the 'Scottish Rambler' rail tours were filmed by Brian such as a 'Crab'-hauled trip around collieries in Ayrshire, A DMU journey is made between Ladybank and Dundee with good coverage of the Tay Bridge and a visit to Dundee Tay Bridge depot with film of the terminus at Dundee West just before closure. Further north we see Montrose, Kinnaber Junction, and Bridge of Dun, even joining an A4-hauled express to take us back to Perth via Forfar.


Other locations Brian visited include footage of LNER locomotives at Nine Elms, Reigate, Coulsdon North, Banbury, Lutterworth, Rugby Central, Nottingham Victoria, and Chesterfield Central.


Motive power featured includes (in no particular order) ex-LNER AI, A2, A3, A4 Pacifics, V2, B1, Q6, J27, J26, J37, J39, L1 classes, ex-LMS Crabs, Fairburn 2-6-4Ts, Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0s and Stanier Black 5s. Also BR Standard Class Britannia Pacifics, Class 5 4-6-0s, Class 4 2-6-4Ts, Class 2 2-6-0 78000s, WD 2-8-0s and 9F 2-10-0s. Plus the odd 'Deltic, Clayton Type 1, EE Type 3 and BRCW Type 2 diesels. Even Glasgow 'Blue Train' electrics and a Tyne 3rd rail EMU put in an appearance!


This nostalgic look at the last years of steam in these areas was mainly filmed between 1963 and 1966. It is entirely in colour and includes an informative commentary and an authentic sound track.


A NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTO: After spending most of its life working from Edinburgh area sheds, including the ex-Caledonian engine shed at Dairy Road (May 1951 to October 1952), J37 No.64547 left for Dundee at the end of March 1964. ln June 1965 after completing a 'Light Intermediate' repair at Inverurie works, the 0-6-0 was on the Tayport goods run and is seen here at Wormit station awaiting a signal. Built at, Cowlairs in November 1915. the J37 was repaired exclusively at Cowlairs until the beginning of the BR era when, from June 1951, it then travelled to Inverurie for 'shopping'. The Dundee reallocation gave the engine a further extension of work but in this period of the 1960's the life of any steam locomotive was precarious and on the last day of 1966 No.64547 was condemned and three months later it was in the hands of scrap mcrchant J.McWilliarn at Shottleston.


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Vol.242: Southern Steam Miscellany No.7 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 1

Vol.242: Southern Steam Miscellany No.7 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 1

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The first of five volumes of all new, and never previously seen, high quality cine films taken by the late Brian Parnell. Compiled in the running order of the original cine film, it forms the seventh episode to cover Southern steam within our popular “Miscellany” series and includes footage across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset.


We begin at Oxted with the “H” Class push-pull service to Tunbridge Wells West. Other locations along this route include Hever and the junction station at Groombridge. At Upper Waringham we see passenger trains in action plus the local freight service shunting the yard followed by steam activity in and around Norward Junction engine shed. At Three Bridges, Motor Set 618 is coupled to an “H” Class tank ready for the East Grinstead auto train.


Then to the area in and around Brighton during 1962 and 1963 for plenty of steam action with a bonus of seeing the “Lancing Belle” double headed at Hove on two occasions during August 1962.


Redhill became the SR Central Division’s principle steam depot at the end of 1963. It’s allocation of locomotives included 21 Standard Class 4 2-6-4Ts. A number of visits are made to this busy station as well as around Tonbridge, Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham and Hellingly stations.


Next we visit the LSWR main line from London with many scenes of Waterloo, Nine Elms Shed, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Raynes Par, Surbiton, Woking and Basingstoke. Plus some excellent footage of the “Bournemouth Belle” including some taken from parallel running services.


A route covered in some detail is the picturesque line along the southern scarp of the North Downs from Redhill to Reigate, Betchworth, Gomshall & Shere and Guildford. Here there is a wealth of steam hauled passenger and freight trains and even a BRCW Type 3 (the later Class 33) hauling a cement train. And coverage of the Central Division’s 1964 “Visitor of the Year” surprise at Canklow: ex-LNER B1 No.61313 (allocated to Rotherham) on a passenger service at Reigate! Other locations visited are the Hayling Island branch, Brockenhurst, Bournemouth Central, Bournemouth West and Swanage.


Motive power featured includes (in no particular order) ex-SR Bulleid pacifics from the Merchant Navy, West Country and Battle of Britain classes, Schools 4-4-0s, Maunsell 2-6-0 N U & U1 moguls, USA tanks, Q, Q1, H, S15, M7, A1x “Terrier”, C, K, E4, E6, H16, W classes and even Beattie well tank 0298 along with ex-LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2Ts. Plus BR Standard Classes 4 & 5 4-6-0, Class 4 2-6-0, Class 4 2-6-4T and Class 3 2-6-2T. And, of course, the ex-LNER B1!


This nostalgic look at the last years of Southern steam is mainly filmed between 1962 and 1965. It is entirely in colour and includes an informative commentary and an authentic sound track.



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Cab Ride OVG09: Highbury & Islington to West Croydon and return in 2023

Cab Ride OVG09: Highbury & Islington to West Croydon and return in 2023

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A return cab-ride journey aboard a Class 378 (five car unit) of London Overground from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon calling at: Canonbury, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, Wapping,Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Penge West, Anerley & Norwood Junction before terminating at West Croydon.

then the return journey.
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Cab Ride GBRF168: Port of Tilbury to Trostre Steelworks (Llanelli) in 2023 - Part 1 Tilbury to Acton Mainline

Cab Ride GBRF168: Port of Tilbury to Trostre Steelworks (Llanelli)  in 2023 - Part 1 Tilbury to Acton Mainline

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The first part of our cab ride journey from Port of Tilbury to Trostre Steelworks (at Pemberton, near Llanelli) in Wales aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf, travelling from Tilbury (on the Thames) to Acton Main Line (West London).


Starting at Tilbury we pass through Tilbury Exchange Sidings, Seabrook Sidings, Grays East Jct, Grays, West Thurrock Jct, Purfleet Long Sidings Jct South, Purfleet Long Sidings Jct North, Purfleet, Dagenham Dock, Ripple Lane East Jct, Ripple Lane Renwick Road Jct, Ripple Road Jct, Barking Riverside Up Jct, Barking, Barking Tilbury Line Jct West (Up), Barking Station Jct, Woodgrange Park, Woodgrange Park Jct, Wanstead Park, Leytonstone High Road, Leyton Midland Road, Walthamstow Queens Road, Blackhorse Road, South Tottenham East Jct, South Tottenham, South Tottenham Jct, South Tottenham West Jct, Harringay Green Lanes, Harringay Park Jct, Crown Hill Tunnel, Crouch Hill, Upper Holloway, Junction Road Jct, Gospel Oak, Gospel Oak Jct, Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road & Frognal, Hampstead Heath Tunnel, West Hampstead, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green Jct, Willesden High Level, Willesden High Level Jct, Acton Wells Jct, & Acton East Jct (Poplar Jct) before terminating at Acton Main Line Down Goods.


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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol.12: National Coal Board Locomotives

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol.12: National Coal Board Locomotives

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National Coal Board Locomotives 1963 to 1964
During 1963 and 1964, Ivo Peters visited 21 collieries in Ayrshire followed by Walkden near Manchester. We then move to the East Midlands around Nottingham, followed by the Cannock Chase area and finally to Warwickshire.


On the inside of the cover is a full list of the collieries visited plus the locomotives, their notation, makers, date of manufacture and name or number in order of appearance.


Here is this list of collieries visited: Minnivey (Ayrshire), Walkenden (Manchester), Pye Hill (Notts), Linby (Notts), Bestwood (Notts), Gedling (Notts), Donnisthorpe (Leics), Measham (Leics), South Leicester, Bagworth (Leics), Desford (Leics), Littleton (Staffs), Cannock Wood (Staffs), Coppice (Staffs), North Warwick, Birch Coppice (Warks), Baddesley (Warks), Arley (Warks), Haunchwood (Warks), Newdigate (Warks), Coventry (Warks including ex-GWR Hawksworth pannier tanks)


CollieryYearNotationMakerDateName/NumberNotes
1Minnivey, Ayrshire19630-6-0Andrew Barclay, Kilmarnock1923No.22
2 0-4-0Grant Richie1910No.23


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Railways of Hertfordshire Vol. 4: Two contrasting Hertfordshire Branches

Railways of Hertfordshire Vol. 4: Two contrasting Hertfordshire Branches

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The fourth volume in our series concentrating on archive footage of the branch line railways in this area. Here we feature two contrasting branches in Hertfordshire.


The Buntingford Branch A journey along the line from the junction at St Margarets and through the intermediate stations at Mardock, Hadham, Standon, Braughing and Westmill. Includes a journey along the line in a DMU, the history of the railway and the remains of the branch in recent years.


The Nickey Line. The branch from Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead starting with a history of the line. The rundown of passenger services is followed by a look at freight services until complete closure in 1979. Includes the Railway Correspondence and Travel Societies special of 1958, the South Bedfordshire Locomotive Clubs Special of 1960 and the LCGB specials of the 1970s. The Hemelite trains with views from the cab and lineside and featuring Drewry shunter D2203 and Clayton diesel D8568. The line is then explored prior to tracklifting. Finally we take a look at the remains of the line in recent months.
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Steaming To Hampshire and Dorset

Steaming To Hampshire and Dorset

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A nostalgic journey by train from London’s Waterloo station down to the counties of Hampshire and Dorset.


We begin our journey at the London & South Western Railway’s terminus station at Waterloo which was completely rebuilt following the First World War and opened in 1922 by HM Queen Mary. Its many platforms and bustling atmosphere is seen in the mid 1960s at a time when steam haulage to the south coast was nearing an end.


Soon after our departure, we get glimpses of the depot at Nine Elms and scenes from the trackside of Bulleid pacifics at work and at speed through Clapham and on to the county of Hampshire.


We stop at Winchester and Eastleigh where we view the main line trains and some local services added to a visit around the motive power depot and view older Southern classes at the end of their service periods and visitors from the LNER in the form of "Flying Scotsman", "The Great Marquess" and "Blue Peter".


After Northam and Southampton Terminus is seen, we stop at Southampton Central for an indepth survey of steam services in 1966 and 1967.


We progress through the New Forest to Brockenhurst and a stopover to take a journey down to Lymington with various engines including Standard tanks and Ivatt 2-6-2Ts.


Our onward journey takes us to Bournemouth and the magnificent station buildings and locomotive depot where we see many engines on shed.


Finally, we spend time at Wareham and a trip through Purbeck down to Swanage before we reach the end of the South Western Main Line at Weymouth and its depot full of locomotives either in service or waiting to depart for scrapyards in South Wales.
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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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Cab Ride GBRF166: Newhaven Marine and Lewes to Gatwick and Acton Main Line and Colnbrook

Cab Ride GBRF166: Newhaven Marine and Lewes to Gatwick and Acton Main Line and Colnbrook

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A cab-ride from Newhaven Marine Port to Colnbrook (West London) aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf.


We depart from Newhaven Marine passing through Newhaven Harbour Jcn, Newhaven Harbour, Newhaven Town, Southease, Southerham Jcn, Lewes Jcn and Lewes.


On through through Lewes Tunnel, Cooksbridge and Plumpton we reach to Keymer Jcn and join the ex-LBSCR main line from Brighton to London.


We travel along the main line and pass Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath Tunnel, Haywards Heath, Balcombe, Balcombe Tunnel, Balcombe Tunnel Jcn, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport, Horley, Earlswood, Tonbridge Line Jcn, Redhill, Merstham, Merstham Tunne ,Coulsdon South, Stoats Nest Jcn, Purley, Purley Oaks, South Croydon, East Croydon, Windmill Bridge Jcn, Cottage Jcn, Norwood Junction, Norwood North Jcn (Up), leaving the main line at Bromley Junction.


We now go forward to Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace Tunnel Jcn, Crystal Palace Tunnel, Gipsey Hill, West Norwood, West Norwood Jcn, Tulse Hill South Jcn, Tulse Hill and on to the ex-SECR line to Herne Hill, Brixton, Brixton Jcn, Shepherd’s Lane Jcn, Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Factory Junctions, Longhedge Junctions joining the West London line at Latchmere Junctions,


We then pass through Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherd’s Bush and North Pole Jcn where we join the North London line to Mitre Bridge Jcn, Willesden SW Goods Sidings, Acton Wells Jcn then on to the ex-GWR Main Line.


The final leg of our journey takes us through Acton Main Line, Acton West Jcn, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell & Elthorne, Hanwell Bridge Jcn, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, Down Airport Relief Jcn, West Drayton East Jcn and Colnbrook Single before terminating at Colnbrook Rail Terminal.


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Disk 1: Newhaven Marine to Crystal Palace

Disk 2: Crystal Palace to Colnbrook


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