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2020 April - New Releases

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The Story of the Oxford to Cambridge Railway

The Story of the Oxford to Cambridge Railway


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With current proposals by East West Rail to provide a link once more between the two famous university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, it is timely that we release this DVD history of the original railway which was released in video format in the early 1990s.


Assembled from photographs, archive film and video footage, we ‘travel’ the route from Oxford via Bicester, Bletchley and Bedford to Cambridge and all locations in between. Services remained on the Bletchley to Bedford section following closure of the other sections in 1967/8 and now form the middle section of new proposals.


The 30-mile Bedford to Cambridge section was first opened in 1862 which finally completed the whole route from Oxford. After closure in 1968 all the track was removed and stations along the line closed. Some 50 years later, plans are advanced to link the two cities again and provide the country with an important east-west link.


First published on DVD: 2020
Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour and B&W
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Royal Mail Depot to Corby

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Wembley Royal Mail Depot to Corby


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of Rail Express Services (RES) Class 47 No. 47541 "The Queen Mother".


This EWS service started from the Royal Mail Depot at Wembley for its journey to the run-round sidings at Corby. On leaving the Royal Mail Depot we carry out several shunting moves before going under the West Coast Main Line to Acton Canal Wharf and onto the London Avoiding Line.


We progress towards Neasden Junction, Dudding Hill Junction and Hendon, Mill Hill Broadway, Elstree, Radlett, St. Albans, Harpenden and Luton Airport Parkway (still under construction at this time). Continuing up the Midland Main Line, we pass Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and at Bedford we see the new platform No.4 being constructed.


From Bedford North Junction we run onto the down slow, normally freight only, line through Sharnbrook Tunnel (1 mile 100 yards long) and Wellingborough. At Harrowden Junction we proceed onto the down fast line to Kettering South Junction and then back on the down slow through Kettering taking the freight only line to Corby where we go into the run-round sidings and finish the journey.


This DVD was made in conjunction with the English Welsh & Scottish Railway who used it for crew training purposes. We thank EWS and Traction Inspector Paul Hicks for their help in producing this programme.


Note – The section of line between Kettering and Corby has been upgraded as part of the Midland Main Line electrification and now has a passenger service once more. Many structures were upgraded and strengthened during the process.


First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Peterborough in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Ipswich to Peterborough in 2001


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of Anglia Railways Sprinter 150229 on 3rd September 2001.


The actual full journey time was increased by an hour and ten minutes due to the failure of a Class 86 locomotive in Stowmarket Station, although that extra time delay is not included in this DVD. No waiting at signals for long periods!


After departing from Ipswich we join the main line towards Norwich at East Suffolk Junction. We run through Needham Market and then get stopped at a red light outside Stowmarket because of the loco failure there.


We eventually proceed to Stowmarket Station and then continue to Haughley Junction and pass through Elmswell and Thurston before stopping at Bury St. Edmunds. We then pass Kennet and at Chippenham Junction we head for Ely Dock Junction. We stop at Ely and then progress to Ely North Junction and on through Manea before calling at March and Whittlesea.


We pass by the eastern end of the Nene Valley preserved railway and join the East Coast Main Line at Crescent Junction before pulling into Peterborough Station.


Filmed by/when: 2001
First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 105-mins (1hr 45min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Kings Cross to Hull

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Kings Cross to Hull


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Turbo unit 170204.


We depart from Platform No. 3 at 08.33 in the midst of the morning rush hour. There will be four stops in our cab ride: Grantham, Doncaster, Selby and Brough before our final destination of Hull.


We pass through the famous Copenhagen tunnel at 594 yards long then pass through Finsbury Park, Harringay, Hornsey and some twenty more stations. Much of the journey is at the maximum speed of 100mph for the Turbo unit.


North of Werrington, Peterborough, we view flashing green signals indicating that 140 mph was possible, but not for our train. We climb Stoke bank, site of Mallard’s record breaking run in 1938 when it achieved 126 mph on the up line. Shortly after leaving Brough Station we can see the Humber road bridge and soon afterwards arrive at Hull’s Platform No. 4.


The cab ride was recorded as part of Anglia Railways driving training programme.


First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 165-mins (2hr 45min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stratford (London) to Basingstoke in 2002

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Stratford (London) to Basingstoke in 2002


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Our cab ride was filmed aboard Turbo unit 170203 on 15th May 2002 as part of a crew training exercise.


We depart from Stratford (London) and immediately turn to the North London Lines at Stratford Central Junction West and make slow progress on this busy stretch to Hackney Wick, Homerton, Hackney Central, Dalston Kingsland, Canonbury for a stop at Highbury & Islington.


Continuing through Caledonian Road and Barnsbury, Camden Road, Kentish Town West, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road and Frognal before our stop at West Hampstead.


We pass through a further 21 stations and stop at Brentford, Feltham, and Staines before joining the main Waterloo to Weymouth line at Byfleet Junction. Our line speed increases to 90mph before stopping at Woking and continuing to Basingstoke where our train halts and then proceeds to the down siding where our journey finishes.


Filmed by/when: 2002
First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) approx , Colour
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Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Sheringham via Cromer and Return in 2001

Cab Rides Around the British Isles: Norwich to Sheringham via Cromer and Return in 2001


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Our cab ride was recorded from the cab of an Anglia Railways Sprinter 150257 on 13th August 2001 departing from Norwich at 11.53 and bound for Sheringham.


At Thorpe Junction we take the route towards Lowestoft and at Whittingham Junction we progress on to the ‘Bittern Line’.


We pass through Salhouse and then stop at Hoveton and Wroxham before taking the single line to Cromer.


We see the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway and our driver sounds the horn to acknowledge a steam locomotive in view.


Our next station is Worsted followed by North Walsham where a Class 66 is in the oil terminal there. Next we run through Gunton and Roughton Road before arriving at the terminus of Cromer.


Our driver changes ends so that our service can proceed to Sheringham. At the stop blocks we can see the preserved North Norfolk Railway which was once connected across the road here. The link has since been reinstated so that trains can pass between Sheringham and Cromer once more on an occasional basis. We retrace our footsteps and return to Norwich.

Our driver was Sarah Swanston, one of the first female drivers in the Anglian region.


Filmed by/when: 2001
First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 105-mins (1hr 45min) approx , Colour
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Cab Ride CLS20: Cardiff Central to Exeter St.Davids

Cab Ride CLS20: Cardiff Central to Exeter St.Davids


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A cab-ride journey aboard a Class 70 loco of Colas Rail from Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids passing through:


Cardiff East Jcn, Newtown Jcn, , Long Dyke Jcn, Rumney Bridge Jcn, Ebbw Jcn, Alexandra Dock Jcn, Newport (Gwent), Maindee West Jn, Maindee East Jcn, Severn Tunnel Jcn, Severn Tunnel Junction station, Severn Tunnel, Pilning, Patchway, Patchway Jcn No 2, Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill, Dr Day’s Jcn, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol West Jcn, Bedminster, Parson Street, Nailsea & Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Worle Jcn, Uphill Jcn, Highbridge & Burnham, Bridgewater, Cogload Jcn Down, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Tiverton Loops & Exeter St Davids, before running around to terminate at Exeter Riverside Freight Sidings.


(some slight picture interference during acceleration)

(a pre-dawn departure from Cardiff Central with sun-rise after Newport)


Disk 1: Cardiff Central to Bedminster


Disk 2: Bedminster to Exeter Riverside


Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: April 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Number of discs: 2 DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 186-mins (3hr 6min) , Colour
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Cab Ride ATW06: Crewe to Shrewsbury & Return via Nantwich and Wem

Cab Ride ATW06: Crewe to Shrewsbury & Return via Nantwich and Wem


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A return cab-ride journey from Crewe to Shrewsbury aboard a Class 150 (two car unit) of Arriva Trains Wales passing through or calling at

Nantwich, Wrenbury, Whitchurch, Prees, Wem & Yorton, before terminating at Shrewsbury then the return journey, not calling at Yorton (a request stop) before terminating at Crewe.


Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: April 2020
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 94-mins (1hr 34min) , Colour
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