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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 GBRF155: Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury, Wrexham General and Bidston

Cab Ride GBRF155: Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury, Wrexham General and Bidston


Ref: TFGBRF155D


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A light engine cab-ride journey from Wolverhampton to Bidston aboard a Class 66 loco of GBRf passing through Wolverhampton North Jct, Oxley Depot Jct, Bilbrook, Codsall, Albrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Madeley Jct, Telford Central, Oakengates Tunnel, Oakengates, Donnington Jct, Wellington, Abbey Foregate Jct, Severn Jct and Shrewsbury.

We then continue on our cab ride and pass through Crewe Jct, Oswestry Branch Jct, Gobowen, Chirk Tunnel, Chirk, Whitehurst Tunnel, Ruabon, Wrexham General, Wrexham Exchange Jct, Gwersyllt, Cefn-Y-Bedd, Caergwrle, Hope, Penyffordd, Penyffordd Hanson Jn, Buckley, Hawarden, Shotton High Level, Hawarden Bridge, Dee Marsh North Jct, Neston, Heswall, Upton & Bidston Dee Jct before terminating at Bidston Platform 2.


(Minimal picture vibration during acceleration)



Availability: AVAILABLE
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: May 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 wide screen, standard definition.
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 133-mins (2hr 13min) , Colour
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Cab Ride GRA21: Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze & Return

Cab Ride GRA21: Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze & Return


Ref: TFGRA021D


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A return cab-ride journey from Colchester to Walton-On-The-Naze aboard a Class 321 (4 car unit) of GreaterAnglia

calling Colchester Town, Hythe, Wivenhoe, Alresford, Great Bentley, Weeley, Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby Cross &

Frinton-on-Sea before terminating at Walton-on-the-Naze. Followed by the return journey back to Colchester.



Availability: AVAILABLE

Cover photo: Paul Diggens
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: May 2021
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 79-mins (1hr 19min) , Colour
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