Opening Times update 31st March 2020

As of 31st March our office is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday - pending further government instructions.
During this time we will be able to process online orders and take calls. The shop remains closed.
Thank you for your understanding.

Best of Big Freight

NEW Summer 2020 DVD Catalogue out now!

Videoscene Catalogue Autumn 2019

We traditionally produce our summer catalogue in May but with the current situation, we were unsure what to do. We have closed our shop and are running the mail order side on reduced hours with a skeleton crew. With the Post Office and Royal Mail still working and our printers able to print we decided to do a special 12-page catalogue of mostly new releases - and here it is! Hopefully this can bring a bit of enjoyment at these difficult times! Our Summer 2020 Catalogue is available now as a free PDF download (see below) or if you would prefer a free printed copy, just contact us with your address and we'll put one in the post.
Click here to order a free printed catalogue or click here to download the catalogue, approx. 9Mb pdf.

With the UK on lockdown at the time of writing and limited filming opportunities the spring release of Big Freight has been deferred and instead, a special Best of Big Freight title is available. British Rail Motive Power Volume 5 is out now and how about a cab ride on a pair of Class 20s?

The Road Ahead is No.14 in the British Transport Films Collection - in stock now.

New steam releases include A Decade of Steam on the North Yorkshire Moors and The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2020 - one of the few that took place. Compilation DVDs feature locos The Great Marquess and Princess Margaret Rose.

From Video 125 come Underground Tracks and French Tram Archive .

New Releases on DVD

You may notice the word 'HOT' next to a few titles in our catalogue. This basically means these are very popular and best-selling titles and we have plenty of them in stock. If you order before 12noon on a weekday, we guarantee to ship your order by first class post the same day. Don't forget we still charge £ZERO postage on all DVD/Blu-ray orders to UK addresses. Please don't be paying £2.00 or £2.50 per DVD from other sellers. If the item you want is £14.95, that's exactly what it will cost you - £zero postage - £zero credit card fees - GUARANTEED! 

Please note: Orders are still being processed, delivery may take an extra day or two, but they are getting through.

Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to download the catalogue (approx. 9Mb pdf)

NEW 4 Disc Collections Available Now!

Train Crazy 4 Disc Collections

Four disc value-for-money collections featuring some of our previous releases. From Scottish Diesels to Class 50s along Dawlish Sea Wall and lots of long-gone locos, DMUs and EMUs and long-lost liveries and workings.
Click here for more details.

Coronavirus update 24th March 2020

Further to the government's advice last night, we have decided to close The Blackpool Tram Shop as of 5pm tonight.

We will however, carry on with the website/mail order side of Videoscene - pending any further announcements.

The latest government advice published on 23rd March, regarding the closure of businesses states: "Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal".

With this in mind, we will reduce the number of staff and operating hours and so long as Royal Mail continue to call and collect the mail as normal - and we can get stock in - we will continue to take orders by phone, post and online.

We will review the situation on a daily basis.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. We will do our best to fulfil orders.
Nick Meskell

Blackpool Trams 1950-1967

Blackpool Trams 1950-1967 has arrived from the printers and is now shipping!

The book has been completed to a very high standard, on lovely thick glossy paper. Each copy is being certified, numbered and signed by the author.

NEW Steam Footplate Rides!

We are pleased to announce we have 2 new Steam Footplate Rides available to pre-order now!

Steam Driver's Eye View - Welsh Marches Line (Newport - Hereford - Shrewsbury)
Join us for this unique view along the Welsh Marches Mainline with an ex-Great Western Railway Castle Class Locomotive. Known historically as the ‘North & West Route’, our journey begins at Newport, before heading northbound, taking in the dramatic scenery as we climb to Pontypool & Llanvihangel. After a brief stop at Hereford, our journey continues north as we pass some timeless pieces of railway history, with plenty of GWR infrastructure dominating the scene, before we arrive at Shrewsbury.

With live sound recorded from the locomotive, we bring the action right to you. This program also features on-screen titles & locations.

Locomotive Featured: GWR Castle Class, No. 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’
Click here for more details

Steam Driver's Eye View - East Coast Mainline: Volume 3 (Berwick - Edinburgh)
After crossing the Royal Border Bridge, we continue our journey along the final stretch of this famous Mainline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, before crossing the actual border into Scotland. We continue to climb alongside the stunning cliff faces at 'Marshall Meadows Bay' up to Burnmouth before turning inland and speeding along the downhill gradients towards Reston. With the coastline insight once again near Cockburnspath, we run partly parallel with the original A1 road towards Dunbar and East Linton. From here we continue towards Scotland's Capital as we race past Craiggentinny Depot and into the final tunnels before emerging into Edinburgh Waverley Station.

With live sound recorded from the locomotive, we bring the action right to you. This program also features on-screen titles & locations.

Locomotive Featured: LNER A4 Class, No.60009 ‘Union of South Africa’.
Click here for more details

Video Downloads - available on this website!

Railway videos to watch on your computer or TV - right now

Great News! Our popular video downloads are now available to purchase directly on this website

We offer many great titles in Standard and High Definition. Once downloaded, you can watch the videos on your computer, mobile device or TV - and the downloads are yours to keep forever.

We began producing railway videos on VHS cassettes back in 1994. As technology evolved we moved onto DVDs and more recently to high definition Blu-rays - Video Downloads are another step forward. It isn't a replacement for DVDs and Blu-rays, it’s an additional service we offer.
After making a purchase you will receive a link by email from where you can download your videos. They are then yours to keep forever and play on any devices you like.

If you see this icon next to one of our titles, that means it is the video download version.
Click here to see our video downloads   Click here for more information about our downloads.

New Books Now in StockAmberley Books

Available POST FREE to all UK customers - click for details.

The New Blackpool Tram Shop

The NEW Blackpool Tram Shop is now open!

The new shop is located on the outskirts of Blackpool at Whitehills Business Park, behind the huge B&Q, two minutes from J4 at the end of the M55.

There was an ongoing joke that if four people were in the old shop it was full and this may well have been true! The new unit eliminates all of this and has many benefits which include:

  • FREE customer parking, which we were asked for so many times
  • A huge first floor showroom, 10 times the size of the old shop
  • For the first time we will be able to display ALL of our DVDs and ALL of our books plus many other items - not just a selection
  • The shop is a new-build on a developing complex and on all those winter days of gale force winds and high tides - when we couldn’t open at North Pier - this is very much inland, less windy and drier!
  • We will be now be able to expand further, introduce more books, new tram memorabilia and some other very exciting new products yet to be announced

Shop opening hours are:
Mondays to Fridays: 10am to 5pm
Saturdays: 10am to 4pm
Sundays: Closed
Click here for more details.