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Vol.232 - A Miscellany of East Midlands Ironstone Railways

Vol.232 - A Miscellany of East Midlands Ironstone Railways


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The Jim Clemens Collection No.39

Jim Clemens had a passion for steam that did not end just with BR. He also took a keen interest in the industrial railways of Britain. This volume in our miscellany series is a compilation of the entire ironstone film archive he created, and has been assembled in the order the film runs off his original cine reels.


The most extensive ironstone system in the country was at Corby, This comprised about 40 route miles of track and covered an area of around 10 miles between the most northerly and southerly points. It boasted a fine newly-built (1954) engine shed with eight roads and rollup shutters. A number of visits were made here in the mid-1960s, plus trips commemorating the end of steam at the quarries (1969) and the steel works (1973). Included are the World's largest quarrying machine (1,675 tons of it!), the Corby complex's 'Indus' 0-8-0 diesel plus ex-BR Class 14 No.D9547.


The narrow-gauge Kettering Furnaces system is visited during June 1961. This also included a rare Lingford Gardiner-built standard-gauge locomotive. Another narrow-gauge ironstone line is seen at Scaldwell where this railway's eponymous locomotive is at work during May 1962.


The last operating narrow-gauge ironstone system was at Finedon Quarries, near Wellingborough and visits were made here in 1961 and 1966. The whole process is seen: empties on their way to Finedon Quarry, loaded wagons on their return, the very narrow tunnel under the Midland Main Line, plus the rather daunting transfer method used from narrow to standard-gauge.


The newest ironstone system in the Midlands was at Exton Park, and in 1963 we can admire their fleet of clean and modern 0-6-0s dating from the 1950s. Visits are made to the Irchester complex near Wellingborough, plus also Storefield. Blisworth. Pitsford, Loddington. Hanging Houghton, Desborough, Pilton, Charwelton, Cranford, Oxfordshire Ironstone Quarries (near Banbury and including a 'Sentinel ") and Byfield. We conclude with a visit to Nassington, near Peterborough.


This ironstone railways enthusiast’s delight was filmed mostly in colour on both 8mm and 16mm cine-film. A commentary plus sound track complement our look at the ironstone railways of the East Midlands between 1960 and 1973.


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Cover photo: Jim Clemens, Peckett No.87 at Finedon Quarry (Wellingborough) in September 1966.
Filmed by/when: Jim Clemens
Narrated by: Mike Clemens
First published on DVD: July 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 8mm & 16mm cine-film

Running Time: 77-mins (1hr 17min) , Mostly in Colour with some Black & White
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The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 6: Ironstone Lines

The Ivo Peters Collection Vol. 6: Ironstone Lines


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Ironstone Lines of the East Midlands - Ivo Peters' love of railways was widespread. Not only did he cover the famous main lines and well-know minor railways in his 16mm colour cine film collection, but he also delved into the realms of industrial steam where fascinating small and no-so-small engines performed the vital tasks of British industry.


Probably one of the least known areas was that of the Ironstone districts (such as Northamptonshire) where some of the most delightful and attractive industrial railways of the whole country ran along the edges of fields, through small woods and the heart of the countryside to the connecting lines with British Railways.


This is the first visit to the Iron Lines in the Ivo Peters Collection covering an area from Oxfordshire in the west to Lincolnshire in the east. They had a charm of their own, known only a to a few. Here we see a great variety from the narrow gauge at Kettering to the standard gauge at Wroxton (sometimes known simply as "O.I") which also boasted double track, signals and signal boxes.


Lines covered from 1961 to 1969 are:

LinesOwnersLocation
StorefieldDurham Steel & Iron CoKettering
CharweltonPark Gate Iron & Steel CoCharwelton
ByfieldByfield
WroxtonOxfordshire Ironstone Co. ("O.I")Banbury
PitsfordStaveley Coal & Iron Co. LtdNorthampton
Lamport & ScaldwellStaveley Minerals LtdNorthampton
WellingboroughStewart & Lloyds Minerals LtdWellingborough
KetteringKettering Coal& Iron Co. LtdKettering
CranfordCranford Ironstone Co. LtdKettering


Originally released in 1988, this volume has been totally remastered i.e. the pictorial material has now been prepared from the original 1" tape, transferred to digital betacam and then remastered. Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance this very popular volume in our series.


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Cover photo: Norman Lockett, © 2019 David Lockett
Filmed by/when: Ivo Peters, 2019 Julian Peters. All rights reserved.
Narrated by: Julian Peters
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 16mm cine-film

Running Time: 57-mins (0hr57min) approx , Colour
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Vol. 84: Ironstone Tramways Cine Archive

Vol. 84: Ironstone Tramways Cine Archive


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Archive cine film shows action on narrow gauge ironstone systems at Kettering Furnaces, Scaldwell, Thistleton, Eaton, Eastwell and standard gauge at Corby, Irchester, Storefield, Harston, Harlington, Market Overton, Buckminster Cranford and elsewhere.



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Cover photo: David Bailey, Phil Tatt and Gordon Edgar.
Published by: Jon Marsh CFVS
Filmed by/when: Film by Peter Lee, Phil Tatt, Paul de Beer and Jon Marsh. Photos by David Bailey, Phil Tatt, Tony Travis, Ron Fisher and Gordon Edgar.
Narrated by: Jon Marsh
First published on DVD: 2016
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 80-mins (1hr 20-min) , Colour
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