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Britannia - 70000

Britannia - 70000


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This dvd tells the story of one of the most notable preserved steam locomotives in Britain – the pioneer British Railway’s Standard Class Pacific No. 70000 Britannia.

Famous throughout her life as the pioneer of the new regime, Britannia was to be returned to mainline running order in the 1990s.

In this dvd we see her at work over many routes throughout the country and her appearance on the ‘Golden Arrow’ trains from Victoria.

Footage is also included of her workings on preserved railways, including her base for many years at the Nene Valley Railway.



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Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min)

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925 "Cheltenham"

925


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One of only three of the ‘Schools’ class to survive into preservation, 925 was overhauled by volunteers of the Mid-Hants at Eastleigh railway works where it was construction in 1934. After just under 30 years service with the Southern and BR, Cheltenham was withdrawn in 1962 and set to one side for the national collection. Following storage at various locations, including at York’s NRM, No. 925 was put into temporary working order for exhibition at Rainhill for the Rocket 150 celebrations in 1980. After a short period at Dinting, the locomotive was stored at York until 2010 when it was agreed for the Mid-Hants Railway to take over the locomotive and overhaul it to full working order again. Footage of the locomotive in the works at Eastleigh, its first steamings there and its departure by road transport for the York Railfest. This is the story of Cheltenham’s overhaul at Eastleigh and re-introduction to service.



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Running Time: 45-mins (0hr 45min)

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850 "Lord Nelson"

850


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The launch of Lord Nelson at Eastleigh in May 2006 was the culmination of ten years overhaul by the members of the Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society. It was one of the most extensive overhauls ever taken on in railway preservation which tested the engineers to the limit. What was thought to be a usual overhaul, turned out to be far bigger due to the condition of the boiler on No. 850.

This programme tells the story of Lord Nelson from its design and construction in 1926 through to its operational years in BR service and eventual withdrawal in 1962.

Footage of its first preservation period in service in the 1980s is accompanied by recollections of firing a Nelson by Eastleigh fireman and driver Rodney Tizzard. We hear from the team overhauling No. 850 at Eastleigh in the more recent overhaul and see how the problems with the firebox and boiler were tackled at Roger Pridham’s engineering in Devon. Unique footage of the boiler and chassis overhaul is included which lead up to the final assembly inside Eastleigh Works in 2006. The re-dedication of Lord Nelson by HRH The Princess Royal on 6th May 2006 is fully covered when the locomotive emerged from the Works into the yard in steam.

The remaining section of the programme is devoted to the main line tours it undertook in 2007 and its brief spells at the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway and Great Central Railway before departing for the Mid-Hants line. Altogether a complete story of this ‘pride of the Southern Railway’



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Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 75-mins (1hr 15min)

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4468 - "Mallard"

4468 -


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Arguably Britain’s most famous locomotive, A4 Pacific , No. 4468 Mallard is the prized locomotive within the National Railway Museum’s collection at York.

On 3 July 1938, Sir Nigel Gresley’s A4 Pacific Mallard set a world speed record for steam traction of 126 miles per hour. This is a record that has never been bettered!

This dvd is a tribute to this magnificent locomotive and to those who restored her to working order again in the mid-1980s in order that the 50th anniversary of that momentous record run could be celebrated.

Many of the runs of Mallard from 1985 to 1988 are featured together with a line-up of three of the class at the National Railway Museum on 27 August 1988.

We start the programme with Mallard’s West Country Railtour in March 1963. At Tiverton Junction, Westbury, Bristol, Temple Meads, Swindon, Melksham and on the Honiton incline.

The first steaming at the National Railway Museum – ‘unclothed’! Saunderton Bank, Fenny Compton and north of Derby.

The Scarborough Flyer – The Friends of the National Railway Museum’s special in April 1987. Including preparation at the NRM, Knaresborough, Hutton’s Ambo, Malton, Scarborough and York.

1988 The Anniversary Year – TPO 150: High Wycombe, Grindleford, Diggle and Kirkham Abbey. ‘Mallard 88’ at the NRM – Three A4s!. Haxby, Malton, Filey, Howden, Skipton, Arten Glen, Garsdale, How Mill, Hellifield from the air, Sherbury in Elmet, Saddleworth, Church Fenton, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Wetheral, Carlisle, Baronwood and Smardale.

We end with scenes of her in the National Railway Museum -York in the 21st century.



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6024 "King Edward I"

6024


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There are only three preserved examples of the famous Great Western ‘King’ or ‘6000 Class’ locomotives and 6024 "King Edward I" is one of the only two working examples.

No.6024 King Edward I is the subject of this updated dvd of its preserved life.

Sold for scrap in 1962, the locomotive went to the scrapyard at Barry, South Wales owned by Woodham Brothers. 6024 languished there for eleven years until purchased by the 6024 Preservation Society Ltd in 1973.

For the next fifteen years the society restored the locomotive back to its main line working condition at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre after which it made its re-entry to the main line steam special market.

At Quainton Road, 6024 is seen on home ground at the Buckingham Railway Centre, and in the cab, as the engine is run-in after restoration.

On test and first main line tours, on test at Litchurch Lane, Lapworth and Banbury. Then a triumphant return to the main line at Tysley.

The Welsh Borders, a favourite route of the Kings, it was the only GW engine to work on the main line in the summer of 1990.

Footage of locomotive preparation at the Didcot Railway Centre and subsequent departures.

Steam out of London & Gloucester, a round-up of the other main line routes the King worked over during a memorable period on the main line.

We see it in action in the late 1980s and 1990s with its first main line ‘ticket’, followed by sequences up to 2002 after its second overhaul period which brought King Edward 1 back to the network in 1997.



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Number of discs: 1 DVD

Running Time: 55-mins (0hr 55min)

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30777 "Sir Lamiel" - A Locomotive Profile

30777


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The last remaining Southern Railway ‘King Arthur’ Class No. 30777, ‘The Last Knight’ Sir Lamiel is now some eighty years old and proudly a part of the National Collection.

Sir Lamiel, a Southern Railway 4-6-0 Class N15. This Maunsell design was developed from an earlier design built for the London & South Western Railway. The brief was to design a locomotive capable of maintaining 55mph with 500 ton trains travelling the challenging West of England Main Line.

Maunsell developed the 4-6-0s introduced by Urie successfully and initially took ten Drummon Class G14 locomotives, already authorised for rebuilding, for his task. Hence the King Arthur Class emerged and out of the many more locomotives eventually built, only Sir Lamiel was to survive the cutters’ torch.

After thirty-six years operating over the Southern Region of British Railways and the former Southern Railway, No. 30777 was set aside for preservation by the British Transport Commission. Initially stored at Fratton Deport near Portsmouth, Sir Lamiel eventually found itself within the reserve collection area of the National Railway Museum at York.

In the late 1970s, assistance came along in the form of the Humberside Locomotive Group based at Hull. 30777 was sent to Hull soon afterwards for restoration by their team and in February 1982 emerged in steam again, the first time for twenty-one years.

Since then Sir Lamiel has graced the main line again, travelling to many parts of the national system including its old stamping ground of the Salisbury to Exeter line. This dvd traces the history of its preserved status and narration covers in detail its very beginnings in Southern days.

We see Sir Lamiel crossing a snow covered Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Scarborough Spa Express: On this occasion in 1985, Sir Lamiel substituted for ‘Green Arrow’.

Steam Specials out of Marylebone: In the late 1980s Sir Lamiel was a regular performer on these runs and we see 777 at the servicing dock alongside the diesel depot at Marylebone – now sadly just a memory as these facilities were later demolished.

Derby Test Trains: After a heavy boiler overhaul, Sir Lamiel successfully passed her main line test and wes soon to be seen on a run over the S&C, with the FSS Pullman Rake. After a two month stay at Carnforth, 777 Sir Lamiel worked a southbound Cumbrian Mountain Express in May 1987.

North Wales Coast: 1991 saw Sir Lamiel taking the distinctive Southern Green to the North Wales Coast as Sir Lamiel heads for Holyhead.

Intercity Sponsored Steam: Sir Lamiel was back in action on home ground in 1992 – with runs over the West of England main line between Andover and Exeter, we see her taking water at Yeovil Junction.

D-Day Workings: Commemorative round trips between Salisbury and Southampton were shared with the preserved S-15, No.828.

1994: Saw Sir Lamiel in new livery leaving Waterloo for Yeovil with an evocative shot of 777 leaving Yeovil Junction after nightfall.

In 2006, Sir Lamiel re-entered the main line business again for the third time following a long overhaul at its new base of the Great Central Railway.

We cover its overhaul and the first few main line tours from York in the summer of 2006.



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Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min)

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34051 "WInston Churchill" Special Edition

34051


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A special edition Locomotive Profile to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. The Bulleid light Pacific No. 34051 named Winston Churchill was central to the final arrangements for the funeral. Especially prepared ready for the day in January 1965, the locomotive was eventually saved as part of the National Collection and has been cosmetically restored by a team at the Mid-Hants Railway for display at York.

This DVD tells the story of the locomotive and includes an interview with the remaining crew member on the day, fireman Jim Lester, who recalls the speedy preparations put into place following Sir Winston’s death and how he was chosen to be on the footplate on that momemtous day. Jim recalls the actual journey to Hanborough, Oxfordshire (closest station to Bladon, the Spencer-Churchall family church) from Waterloo and details after arrival. Original film of 34051 on the funeral train plus its wanderings during preservation following withdrawal from Salisbury shed in 1965. An extensive interview with Jim Lester explaining the start of his career on the footplate is included as an additional section.

We delve into the restoration of the locomotive at Ropley and view all its stages of painting and replacement of parts. Transport to York and unveiling on 25th January 2015 is the culmination of the project. Ian Harrison, chairman of the Southern Branch of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, explains how the restoration and fund-raising was accomplished.



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Running Time: 60-mins (1hr 0min)

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34067 "Tangmere"

34067


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The story of ‘Battle of Britain’ Class Pacific No. 34067 is a remarkable one.


One of forty-four ‘Battle of Britain’ Bulleid Pacifics in the 110-strong light pacific class designed in the 1940s by O.V.S. Bulleid, "Tangmere" emerged from Brighton Works in September 1947 and was first sent to Ramsgate shed for duties in the South East. Two years later the locomotive went to Stewarts Lane where it remained for the next twelve years, finally finishing its days at Salisbury shed in November 1963.


Having been left for dead at Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry following its withdrawal in 1963, after 18-years "Tangmere" was rescued from the ‘graveyard of steam’ in January 1981 and initially taken to the Mid-Hants Railway for restoration.


The locomotive was then transferred to the old railway works at Swindon where a great deal more restoration took place. To speed up the restoration to main line condition, No. 34067 was moved again to the workshops of Riley & Co at Bury where a huge amount of work took place making it one of the most complex and expensive restorations of a Barry locomotive to date.


Finally, in 2003, Tangmere emerged from the works resplendent in its BR green with nameplates and shield attached. There then followed a series of test trains on the East Lancs Railway where the locomotive was put through its paces before leaving via the main line link at Castleton for its test run on Net­work Rail. With light test runs and a loaded test run completed, Tangmere began its new career on the main line and made its way south to its new base at the Old Oak Common depot in west London.


We see many of its first passenger turns out of London Victoria which took it to various south eastern coastal locations. The British Pullman hired Tangmere on many occasions – we see it with the Pullman coaches at various points.


The locomotive was also hired to take a series of trains to and from Penzance, the first time that an original Bulleid Pacific had been into Cornwall since 1964.


We end with the now-closed Folkestone branch and see Tangmere tackle the 1 in 31 climb.



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First published on DVD: 2020 (revised edition)
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Running Time: 120-mins (1hr 0min) approx , Colour
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34067 "Tangmere" - The Update

34067


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Here wecover the tours by Bulleid ‘Battle of Britain’ Class Pacific No. 34067 Tangmere since the beginning of 2004.

Since its restoration to main line condition in 2002-2003 Tangmere has accomplished a considerable railtour programme with various operating companies.

Its star role in the British Pullman train service out of London’s Victoria station has seen the locomotive haul up to 600-ton trains of Pullman stock to various parts of the South.

We look at many of the locomotive’s runs including the British Pullman trains to such destinations as Worcester, Bristol and Southampton.

Also covers in detail tours from Weymouth on ‘The Royal Wessex’ – the first for an original Bulleid since 1967, and its triumphant weekend of trains to and from Penzance over the August Bank Holiday weekend of 2005.



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46203 "Princess Margaret Rose"

46203


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Few steam locomotives have a history to match Princess Margaret Rose, the first production Pacific for the LMS Railway. When the locomotive was withdrawn from British Railway’s operating stock in the early 1960s, she was purchased by Sir Billy Butlin as a showpiece for his Pwllheli holiday camp and appeared destined to be a childrens’ plaything!


However a group of enthusiasts bought her and took her to Butterley in Derbyshire, where they loving restored her to full operating condition once again. Today she gives pleasure to thousands, working on British Rail main lines, as in the past.


This dvd traces her progress from Pwllheli to Butterley and the main lines, with unique footage on her footplate, as well as many action shots of this ‘Princess of the Rails’.

Contents: Anglesea Department – Leaving Holyhead station in 1991 on her return to North Wales.

Princess Margaret Rose at Home – Views at Pwllheli, at Butterley in green livery and line side and footplate scenes on her home railway.

The Derby Circle – First runs on her ‘home main line’, with the ‘Richard Levick Special’ and ‘White Rose’.

The Red Rose – Echoing her livery, a trip to the south, at Nottingham and Stenson. Cumbrian Mountaineer – Working on the famous Settle and Carlisle railway. Cumbrian Coaster – A trip to the seaside, along the Cumbrian coast.

The Westmorelander – An epic journey from Carlisle to Crewe in one day, via the Settle and Carlisle. Scenes include her preparation at Carlisle and lineside to Blackburn.

The Ynys Mon Express – Back to North Wales, at Holywell Junction and Llandudno.



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46229 "Duchess of Hamilton"

46229


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One of thirty-eight Coronation Class 4-6-2s built in Crewe by the LMS under the design of Sir William Stanier. Duchess of Hamilton is very much part of the National Collection now and was brought back into main line use in the 1980s.

Here we look at her main line runs starting with her test runs in 1990 following her second major overhaul promoted by The Friends of the National Railway Museum.

Featured here are 46229’s runs over the Settle-Carlisle Railway, those over the North Wales route to Holyhead, to Scarborough and into the south of England from Paddington.

A timeless scene on the S&C, followed by a record of the Duchess’s return to the mainline, as we witness the last Cumbrian Mountain Express. Then un-named and un-painted, and on a test run at Derby.

An epic journey over Britain’s premier steam route the S&C. Starting at York, all her mainline trips over the route are combined into one out and back working.

An historic North Wales Coast Express and her subsequent runs on the Crewe to Hollyhead route.

1994 and the engine’s visit to the GCR, another return to the main line at Scarborough and the historic trip to the south, becoming the first LMS Pacific at Paddington and over LSWR metals since City of Bradford in 1948.

We end the profile on Duchess of Hamilton at the National Railway Museum at York, where she is currently on display for all to see in re-streamlined form.



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Running Time: 50-mins (0hr 50min)

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60103 "Flying Scotsman"

60103


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Our new programme about the recently overhauled A3 Pacific which was re-launched in January 2016.

Following its £4.2 million pound rebuild, No. 60103 has graced the main line again after more than 10 years. Flying Scotsman is still considered to be the most famous locomotive in the world and recent publicity has brought the general public’s interest to the forefront. Rare Pathe News film of the locomotive at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1925; aerial sequences in the 1920s; Kings Cross in January 1963 as Alan Pegler takes ownership; film of the 40th anniversary run in 1968; preparations for export to the USA in 1969. We also feature archive of the locomotive in BR times and follows its fortunes and misfortunes since purchase by Alan Pegler in 1963. Archive film of its activities on the main line right up to 2003 are included. Footage of the test runs of 60103 on the East Lancs Railway and of its ‘Inuagural’ run from Kings Cross to York and at the North York Moors Railway in early 2016.



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