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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


Ref: BR244D


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>>>IN STOCK 28th. APRIL 2023<<<<


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the still steam-hauled Worcester to Paddington service, plus the longest-lived 9F of all, 92004 (built 1954, withdrawn March 1968).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 Utfculme 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 9220 “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


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, No.7819 Hinton Manor leaves Aberystwyth, August 1964.
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
Written by: Ray Jones
First published on DVD: Late April 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: 63-mins (1hr 3min) approx , Colour
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Cab Ride GBRF161: Horrocksford Junction, Clitheroe to Hellifield, Settle and Carlisle

Cab Ride GBRF161: Horrocksford Junction, Clitheroe to Hellifield, Settle and Carlisle


Ref: TFGBRF161D


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A cab-ride journey from Horrocksford Junction at Clitheroe to Carlisle aboard a Class 66 of GBRf and passing through Gisburn Tunnel, Hellifield South Jcn, Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle Jcn, Settle, Stainforth Tunnel, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Blea Moor Tunnel, Dent, Risehill Tunnel, Garsdale, Moorcock Tunnel, Shotlock Hill Tunnel, Ais Gill Summit, Birkett Tunnel, Crosby Garrett Tunnel, Helm Tunnel, Appleby, North Jcn, Long Marton closed Station, Kirkby Thore, New Biggin closed Station, Culgaith Tunnel, Waste Bank Tunnel, Langwathby, Little Salkeld closed Station, Lazonby and Kirkoswald, Baron Wood No 1 Tunnel, Baron Wood No 2 Tunnel, Armathwaite Tunnel, Armathwaite, Cumwhinton closed station, Petteril Bridge Jcn, London Road Jcn & Carlisle South Jcn before terminating at Carlisle.


(Minimal picture vibration during acceleration)


Disk 1: Horrocksford Junction at Clitheroe to Risehill Tunnel

Disk 2: Risehill Tunnel to Carlisle




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Cover photo: GBRF's Class 66 No.66724
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: May 2023
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 wide screen, standard definition.
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 2 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 148-mins (2hr 28min) , Colour
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Cab Ride GRA30: Hertford East to London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters and Return aboard a Class 720

Cab Ride GRA30: Hertford East to London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters and Return aboard a Class 720


Ref: TFGRA030D


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A return cab-ride journey from Hertford East to London (Liverpool Street) aboard Class 720 (10 & 5 car units) of GreaterAnglia calling at or passing through:


Ware, St Margarets, Rye House, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Theobalds Grove, Turkey Street, Southbury, Edmonton Green,Silver Street, White Hart Lane, Bruce Grove, Seven Sisters, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Rectory Road, Hackney Downs, London Fields,Cambridge Heath & Bethnal Green before terminating at London (Liverpool Street).


The return is Empty Coaching Stock over the same route back to Hertford East.


(With modern tinted windscreen and cab side windows some scene lighting is diffused. Filmed at different time periods)



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Cover photo: Paul Diggens
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: May 2023
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: SD DV

Running Time: 105-mins (1hr 45min) , Colour
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