Continuing the celebration that marks the 40th Anniversary since the return of steam to our mainlines, we look at various workings during the second half of the year demonstrating how far the movement has progressed and how it is truly re-established on the railways of Great Britain. We feature a couple of anniversary runs as well as steam's triumphant return to a stretch of railway line not used for years. We also take a brief look into the distant past, offering us a brief taste of what things used to look like. Plenty of dramatic visuals and evocative soundtracks for you to sit back and enjoy.
The DVD features a brief commentary, on-screen locations and gradient subtitles.
5029 Nunney Castle:
Weymouth Seaside Express (Bristol-Westbury-Yeovil-Weymouth & return).Full coverage of the 2nd season of this sucessful itenery on: July 17th & 24, August 7th, 14th & 21st.
Locations: St. Annes Park, Bathwick Hill (Bath), Bathampton, Limpey Stoke Station site, Blatchbridge Junction (near Frome) Upton Noble, Chetnole, Evershot Bank (3 new locations), Evershot Tunnel (both sides) Weymouth, Upwey Bank (seen from a brand new, never before seen location), Bincombe Tunnels (2 angles), Bincombe Summit, Yeovil Pen Mill Station, Wyke Champflower, Cole (passing under the remains of the Somerset & Dorest Line), Bruton Bank, Yarnbrook (near Trowbridge), Bath Spa Station (Twilight Scenes).
Pembroke Coach Express: (Bristol-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock-Bristol),September 11th: Horfield Bank, Jersey Marine Junction, Leaving Pembroke, St. Ishmael (on-train views are included in this sequence)
Weymouth Seaside Express (Bristol-Westbury-Yeovil-Weymouth & return). July 31st & August 28th: Upton Noble, Evershot Bank (2 locations), Evershot Tunnel, Weymouth (including archive shots taken circa 1966), Wyke Champflower (2 stunning late evening shots).
Bath & Bristol Christmas Express: (Three Bridges-Haywards Heath-Chichester-Bristol), December 10th: Balcombe Viaduct (West Sussex), Shoreham by Sea, East Dean, Twerton, Keynsham Staton.
71000 Duke of Gloucester:
Carmarthen Cavalier, (Bristol-Carmarthen-Bristol): August 29th: Pilning Bank (a blistering run as we see the locomotive powering up the bank at around 70mph).
Torbay Express, (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol): September 4th: Bedminster, Whiteball Summit, Langstone Rock, Burlescombe, Cogload Junction.
Pompey Pacific (Taunton-Bristol-Salisbury-Portsmouth & return), September 10th: Flax Bourton, Upton Scudamore, Salisbury Station, Bapton, Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)Bath Spa Express, (Poole-Bristol via Eastleigh & Poole), August 14th, September 28th, & October 5th: Parkstone Bank, Norton Bavant, near Dundas Aquaduct (shot taken from the site of the junction to the old Camerton Branchline), Upton Scudamore
VSOE Special, (Victoria-Newbury-Bristol & return), October 12th: Virgina Water, Crofton (2 locations), Savernake, WoodboroughCathedrals Express (Willesden-Swindon-Bristol), December 1st: Newton St. Loe (from otherside), Chippenham Station (2 epic night shots as the train roars through at blistering speed).
6024 King Edward I:
Torbay Express (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol), September 18th: Flax Bourton Tunnel, Whiteball, Aller Junction, Woodrow Barton, Burlescombe.Marches Monarch (Bristol-Hereford-Shrewsbury & return), November 26th: Narroways Hill Junction, Ashley Hill Station site, Horfield Summit, Llanvihangel Bank, Tram Inn, Shrewsbury (passing 60163 Tornado), Hereford Station.
60019 Bittern (running as 4492 Dominion of New Zealand):
Bath Spa Express (Poole-Eastleigh-Salibury-Bristol), September 14th: leaving Salisbury, approaching Warminster, leaving Bathampton, Upton Scudamore.
Bath Spa Christmas Express (Poole-Eastleigh-Salisbury-Bristol), November 30th & December 7th: Bapton-Stockton (panoramic shot), Claverton.
5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe:
The Cathedrals Express (Tyseley-Worcester-Moreton in Marsh-Charlbury-Oxford-Paddington).September 17th: Campden Tunnel, Moreton in Marsh, Sonning Cutting, Waltham St. Lawrence, Basildon (Taken from the site of Goring water troughts), Cholsey, Childon, Ascott-Under-Wychwood.
Berks & Hants Aquae Sulis (Tyseley-Newbury-Bristol-Chippenham-Tyseley) 80th Anniversary of Oxford University Railway Society, October 15th: Leamington Spa Station, Leamington Viaduct, Didcot, South Stoke, Crofton (2 locations), Bristol East Junction, Newton St. Loe.
44871 & 45407:
Buxton Spa Express (Lancaster-Manchester-Buxton-Chinley-Sheffield-Manchester-Lancester), November 5th: Combs (panoramic shot), Bibbington Summit, Great Rocks, Peak Forest.
6201 Princess Elizabeth:
Coronation Scot (Crewe-Shap-Beattock-Glasgow & return), November 12th & 13th: Lancaster Station, Shap Wells, Lockerbie Station, Abington, Near Shap Village, Warrington Station.
Pannier Tanks 7752 & 9600:
Doubleheaded Panniers, (Tyseley-Daw Mill-Nuneaton-Mantle Lane-Burton-Castle Donnington-Loughborough-Tyseley), November 19th: Small Heath Junction, Washwood Heath, Daw Mill (2 locations), Bardon Hill (on Coalville Line), Burton On Trent, Sawley Marina.
Cathedrals Express (Paddington-Shrewsbury), November 26th: Abergavenney Station, Moreton On Lugg, Craven ArmsCathedrals Express (Ashford-Swindon-Bristol), December 17th: Basildon, Cholsey Bridge, Shirvenham, Chippenham Station (night shot).
The William Shakespeare (Paddington-Bicester-Stratford Upon Avon-Nuneaton-Paddington), December 30th: Saunderton Bank (2 locations), Hatton Bank, Wilmcote Bank (2 locations).
35028 Clan Line (running as 35017 Belgian Marine):
VSOE Luncheon Special, December 17th: Seen climbing through the Surrey Hills including dramatic scenes with the engine slipping on greasy rails, and speed dropping to walking pace, but recovered brilliantly thanks to some skillful driving.
Produced by - Oldham Video Productions
Running time - 120 minutes
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