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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


Ref: BR245D


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THE LATEST B & R DVD TO ARRIVE AT WOLVERTON RAIL WILL BE....:-)



> IN STOCK NOW. RELEASED 11th AUGUST 2023 (the 55th.anniversary of the Last Day of Steam on BR!) <


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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.


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



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Cover photo: Keith Pirt/Courtesy of Book Law Publications: Ivatt Class 2 2MT 2-6-2T No.41221 near Morecambe South Jct with a Morecambe to Lancaster push-pull, June 62.
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
Written by: Ray Jones
First published on DVD: 11th August 2023
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 70-mins (1hr 10min) approx , Colour
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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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Cover photo: Class 710 four car unit No.710 261
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: August 2023
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 89-mins (1hr 19min) , Colour
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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.)



Availability: AVAILABLE
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: August 2023
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 120-mins (2hr 0min) , Colour
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