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B & R Vol.245 - London Midland Steam Miscellany No.11 (all new)B & R Vol.245 - London Midland Steam Miscellany No.11 (all new)
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Vol.245: London Midland Miscellany No.11 - The Brian Parnell Collection Part 4

Vol.245: London Midland 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 OVG07: London Euston to Watford Junction and Return in 2023

Cab Ride OVG07: London Euston to Watford Junction and Return in 2023

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A return cab-ride journey aboard a Class 378 (four car unit) of London Overground from London (Euston) to Watford Junction calling at South Hampstead, Kilburn High Road, Queen’s Park, Kensal Green, Willesden Junction, Harlesden, Stonebridge Park, Wembley Central, North Wembley, South Kenton, Kenton, Harrow & Wealdstone, Headstone Lane, Hatch End, Carpenders Park, Bushey & Watford High Street before terminating at Watford Junction, then the return journey.
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Cab Ride CLS29: Carlisle and Mauchline Junction to Newton-on-Ayr and Troon

Cab Ride CLS29: Carlisle and Mauchline Junction to Newton-on-Ayr and Troon

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A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 70 loco of Colas Rail from Carlisle to Troon along the ex-GSWR main line passing through Carlisle North Jcn, Kingmoor Jcn, Mossband Jcn, Gretna Jcn, Gretna Green, Annan, Dunfries, Drumlanrig Tunnel, Sanquhar, Kirkconnel, New Cumnock, Bank Jcn, Auchinleck, Mauchline Jcn, Annbank Single Line, Newton Jcn, Newton-on-Ayr, Falkland Jcn, Prestwick Town & Prestwick Airport before terminating at Troon.


(Some occasional slight picture interference from windscreen heating element and with light deflector on windscreen some picture greyness.)
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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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The Ivo Peter's Collection Vol.11: Steam in 1963

The Ivo Peter's Collection Vol.11: Steam in 1963

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Steam in 1963:- This is the fourth "annual" prepared by Ivo Peters and the first to be produced by his son Julian Peters. The familiar voice of Peter Woods, coupled with Ivo's superb camera work, makes for almost an hour's worth of pure nostalgia.


The first half opens with locomotive 45552 "Silver Jubilee" working the Home Counties Railway Society's "Mendip Rail Tour" followed by extensive coverage of visits to the Cheddar Valley line, the branch to Bulford and a number of now long-forgotten other branch lines including Winchester Chesil, Coaley Junction, Haying Island and Newton Tony.


Our second half features a number of visits by Gresley Pacifics to the West Country with A4 No.60022 "Mallard", A3 No.4472 "Flying Scotsman" and A3 No.60112 "St.Simon" all being seen on special trains.


A map showing the majority of the lines filmed is on the inside of the DVD cover.


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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 Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Lowestoft and Return in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Lowestoft and Return  in 2001

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Filmed on 20th August 2001, this Anglia Railways service departs from Norwich aboard No. 150229 for its passenger

service to Lowestoft and return.


We run through Brundall Gardens and call at Brundall and onto Buckenham and Cantley with our next call at Reedham.


We then cross the first of two swing bridges in this Norfolk Broads area, the first being Reedham Swing Bridge wth views over the magnificent broads countryside. Before we cross the next swing bridge at Somerleyton, we call at Haddiscoe.


We then make our way to Oulton Broad North and over the North Junction and pass the Lowestoft Signal Box before pulling into

Platform 3.


We make a return to Norwich via the same route
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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.


(There is some picture vibration during acceleration)


Disk 1: Newhaven Marine to Crystal Palace

Disk 2: Crystal Palace to Colnbrook


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Sulzer Archive

Sulzer Archive

19.90





The second in a series of four nostalgia-packed programmes features six Sulzer-engined loco classes – 25, 26, 27, 33, 45 and 47 – at work on a variety of passenger and freight turns in the 1980s when all six were in gradual decline. The 25s, 27s and 45s were all withdrawn in the latter half of the decade, but inroads were also made into the fleet of Scottish 26s and the Southern Region 33s. On the plus side, the ‘Cromptons’ extended their sphere of operation in the mid-‘80s with passenger work to destinations such as Cardiff, Crewe and Manchester. As for Class 47, more than 400 were still in traffic at the end of the decade and had started to carry a variety of colourful liveries. Alongside the traction, the rolling stock and railway infrastructure provide an extra layer of nostalgia. And as an added bonus, the filming locations are spread far and wide across all five BR Regions. And there’s not a single strand of palisade fencing anywhere in sight! The material in this programme is previously unreleased on DVD and the footage retains its original soundtrack. David Maxey provides the narration for this fascinating trip down memory lane. Here’s a brief summary of what’s on this volume.


Twenty-five CLASS 25s on a variety of passenger and freight workings including the Oakamoor sand, Tunstead-Northwich limestone, Blue Circle cement, Birkenhead grain, Halewood cars, and the ‘Mersey Ratcatcher’ farewell railtour.


Twenty-two different CLASS 26s & 27s on various workings including the Dundee cement, Falkland Yard pilot, Carlisle parcels, Scottish Speedlinks, Mossend departmentals, Dundee-Edinburgh passenger and the SRPS Class 27 farewell tour.


Twenty-six different CLASS 33 ‘Cromptons’ on a variety of duties including Channel Tunnel construction, ARC aggregates, Meldon ballast, the Dover Linkspan and a whole host of passenger workings both on and off region.


Thirty different CLASS 45 ‘Peaks’ on Midland Main Line, Trans-Pennine & Cross Country passenger work, Tunstead ICI limestone, Cliffe Vale china clay, the Northolt-Calvert ‘bins’, departmental traffic and even a Class 504 Bury EMU drag. Notable locos include 45007, 45015, 45041, 45111, 45123, Eccles crash-victim 45147 and first-built 45122.


No fewer than forty different CLASS 47s portray the versatility of the Brush Type 4 as they handle all manner of passenger and freight work. Locos include 47003, 47088, 47299, 47306, 47407, 47409, 47484, 47500, 47555, 47581, 47593, 47613, 47705, 47901, 47973, 97472 and pioneer loco 47401. Includes all the sub-Classes and a good selection of liveries which the locos carried during the decade.


So that’s over 140 different Sulzer locos for your nostalgic enjoyment!
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The Ivo Peters' Collection Vol.10: Private Railways 1961 - 1963

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

17.95

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.


The Bluebell Railway was the pioneer of the standard gauge railway preservation movement and it is fitting that we start with this railway. The line had been a part of British Railways and there had a been a closure attempt 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 amassing the locomotives which are now the envy of many of the railways to which it gave such a lead.


Here we feature the railway in 1962 and 1963, starting at the temporary halt near Horsted Keynes which was the first northern terminus. A parade of the earliest preserved locomotives is followed by the arrival of the first through train of the year, the Great Northern tank No.1247. This is seen on the main line at Three Bridges and the famous Ouse Viaduct as well as on the Bluebell. Later in the year LSWR T9 4-4-0 headed another through train and is seen at Brighton Shed as well as Haywards Heath. The following year saw the T9 again, together with the Caledonian Single no.123, and they are also seen at Brighton Shed. This film is a poignant reminder of those "Early Days".


Along with their delightfully varied shunters, a number of favourite industrial lines also appear in this volume:-

  • Bath Gas Works:- Ivo's home town had a gas works which boasted two industrial tanks engines, the 1929 built Avonside is featured here.

  • Port of Bristol:- At the mouth of the River Avon, Avonmouth, the Port of Bristol had an extensive system worked by the products of the local builders Avonside and Peckett. Here we feature the locomotive shed in 1963.

  • Wirksworth:- This was a private system built to serve the Middle Peak Stone Quarries, near the terminus of a Midland Railway branch. In this sequence we see another Peckett and a Black Hawthorn tank.

  • Buckminster Quarries:- This line in Leicestershire was used to transport ironstone to exchange sidings near Melton Mowbray. Ivo filmed a number of interesting locomotives here.

  • Exton Park:- This was one of the largest ironstone quarry systems, with a fleet of modern (post war) Yorkshire Engine Company saddle tanks. Ivo filmed them shunting and running along the 3 mile line to the exchange sidings with BR.

  • Cadeby Light Railway:- a true "private railway"! Ivo himself introduces his good friend the Reverend Teddy Boston and the railway he had built in the grounds of his home in the village of Cadeby in Leicestershire. Teddy had a Bagnall saddle tank which he drove at "exciting" speeds around his line!

  • Kettering Iron & Coal Company:- Ivo made two films about this delightful relic of the great days of the industrial steam era. The first of these formed part of our "Ironstone Lines Volume 6". This second film takes us back to the railway for a rather more detailed look. It owned some fascinating little 3ft gauge locomotives from Bagnall and Manning Wardle who were some of the most famous industrial locomotive manufacturers. We see examples of both types at work in the fields, at the sheds and loco works in 1962, the year that the railway closed.


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