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2021 June New Releases

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Signal Box Archive

Signal Box Archive


Ref: VI332D


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A unique look inside over 70 signal boxes taken from Video 125's archive filmed over a period of 30 years. Features 'boxes of all shapes and sizes, all kinds of operating methods from 19th century mechanical lever frames to 20th century panels to 21st century state-of-the-art Rail Operating Centres.


The video is divided into 5 main chapters:

  • England

  • Scotland

  • Wales

  • Ireland

  • Underground

This is not an Open University-style production, more an interesting and entertaining visit to each box in turn. There are useful explanations of the workings in many cases and simple observations in others. Much footage is new, some seen before, but in most cases, further extended from the original rushes.


High-definition production with sections of older footage filmed in standard definition.


Signal boxes featured:
Abergaveny Station Signal Box, Ashford IECC, Baker Street (Bakerloo), Baker Street (Met), Banavie, Barrhill, Birmingham New Street, Bootle, Cardiff ROC, Carnforth Station Junction, Carrick on Suir, Castlerock N.I. Church Street L/C Marks Tey, Clonmel, Cobourg Street, Crediton, Cromer Beach, CTC Dublin, Dromkeen L/C, Dunragit, Edgeworthstown, Elgin West, Exeter, Exmouth, Feltham, Girvan, Glenwhilly, Grange L/C Mooncoin, Greenford East, Haltwhistle OOU, Haltwhistle Portacabin, Harrow on the Hill, Haven Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, High Wycombe, Insch, Kennethmont, Kilkerran, Lentran, Limerick Junction North, Little Mill Junction, Liverpool Street (LUL), Machynlleth, Marble Arch, Marylebone, Muir of Ord, Mullingar, Nairn, Northumberland Park Depot control tower, Old Oak Common, Oxted, Pantyffynnon, Park South, Plymouth, Princes Risborough, Reedham Swing Bridge, Rugby ROC, Ryde St Johns Road, Salisbury, Sandhills IECC, Sellafield, St Marys L/C Stroud, Waterford Central, Waterford West, Waterloo (& City), West of Scotland ROC Cowlairs, West Ruislip, Westbury, Wimbledon, Wokingham, Wood Lane, Yeovil Pen Mill.



Availability: AVAILABLE
Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton
Narrated by: Jonathan Kydd
Written by: Peter Middleton
First published on DVD: June 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 & 16:9 SD/HD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Origination: AV/DV

Running Time: 128-mins (2hr 8min) , Colour
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Vol.236 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.2

Vol.236 - Cambrian Steam Miscellany No.2


Ref: BR236D


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!THE NEXT B & R DVD THAT HAS ARRIVED AT WOLVERTON RAIL. IS... :-)



***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.


All text is © Wolverton Rail (a trading name of ADVANCE MICRO COMPUTERS LTD.) and may contain trackable codes.



Availability: NEW RELEASE

Cover photo: Jim Clemens, BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 No.75971 climbing Talerddig Bank, Summer 1966.
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
Written by: Mike Clemens & Ray Jones
First published on DVD: May 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 96-mins (1hr 36min) , Colour
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Cab Ride SCR19: Kilwinning to Ardossan Harbour and Glasgow Central

Cab Ride SCR19: Kilwinning to Ardossan Harbour and Glasgow Central


Ref: TFSCR019D


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A cab-ride journey from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Harbour and then returning to Glasgow Central aboard a Class 380 (4 car unit) of Scotrail.


Starting our journey, we call at or pass through Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan South Beach & Ardrossan Town before terminating at Ardrossan Harbour,


The train then reverses and the return journey then calls at Ardrossan Town, Ardrossan South Beach, Saltcoats & Stevenston, Kilwinning, Dalry, Glengarnock, Lochwinnoch, Howwood, Milliken Park, Johnstone, Paisley Gilmour Street, Hillington West, Hillington East & Cardonald before finally terminating at Glasgow Central.



Availability: AVAILABLE
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: June 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: Digital Video

Running Time: 54-mins (0hr 54min) , Colour
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Cab Ride GBRF146: Avonmouth Docks to Clitheroe Part 1

Cab Ride GBRF146: Avonmouth Docks to Clitheroe Part 1


Ref: TFGBRF146D


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The first part of a marathon cab-ride journey from Avonmouth Docks (Bristol) to Clitheroe in Lancashire aboard a Class 66 locos of GBRf .


Starting at Avonmouth Docks, we pass through Holesmouth Jct, Hallen Marsh Jct, Charlton Tunnel, Filton West Jct No 2, Filton West Jct No 1, Stoke Gifford Jct No 2, Stoke Gifford Jct No 1, Bristol Parkway, Westerleigh Jct, Yate, Yate Middle Jct, Wickwar Tunnel, Berkley Road Jct, Cam & Dursley, Standish Jct, Gloucester Yard Jct, Gloucester New Yard, Gloucester Barnwood Jct, Cheltenham Spa, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, Abbotswood Jct, Worcestershire Parkway, Stoke Works Jct before arriving at Bromsgrove.


We then continue up the famous Lickey Incline and pass through Barnt Green, Barnt Green Jct, Longbridge, Kings Norton, Kings Norton Station Jct, Bordesley Jct, Landor St Jct, Castle Bromwich Jct, Ryecroft Jct, Walsall, Walsall Pleck Jct, Darlaston Jct, Portobello Jct, Wednesfield Heath Tunnel, Bushbury Oxley Jct , Bushbury Jct, Penkridge, Stafford Trent Valley Jct No 1, Stafford, Searchlight Lane Jct, Madeley & Basford Hall Jct before terminating in Basford Hall Yard at Crewe.


(Minimal picture vibration during acceleration) (loco change after Walsall)


Disk 1: Avonmouth to Bromsgrove

Disk 2: Bromsgrove to Basford Hall Yard Crewe


Our journey to Clitheroe is continued in Part 2!



Availability: NEW RELEASE

Cover photo: GBRF's Class 66 No.66763
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: June 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 wide screen, standard definition.
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 2 DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 226-mins (3hr 46min) , Colour
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