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6024 King Edward I (2004-2012)

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This all action video features the very best of ex-Great Western King Class & British Railways King Class Locomotive, No.6024 'King Edward I’ at its very best. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a double chimney King Class engine in full cry as we see the locomotive during the second half of the locomotives 2nd period of Mainline running. Some shots from 2008 onwards are already featured on the 'Mainline Diary' DVDs, but also includes some previously unseen footage, along with some extended sequences.

Content Includes: 

December 30th - 'Thames-Avon Express' - in beautiful winter lighting, we see the locomotive tackling Saunderton Bank, recreating the last days of the King Class on the London-Birmingham Expresses in early 1960s.

January 29th - 'Devonian' - seen struggling the 1 in 42 gradient of Rattery Bank, having just recovered from a signal check at the bottom of the climb
February 26th - 'Lickey Incliner' - First ever King to tackle the Lickey Incline, seen from the very top of the climb.
February 28th - 'Staite Pullman' - doubleheading with 7802 'Bradley Manor'
November 18th - 'Captial Express' - 4 locations, including Bruton Bank & high speed running on the GWML

March 31st - 'Royal Duchy' - (doubleheading with 5051 'Earl Bathurst)December 29th - ‘Elgar 150 Explorer’ - seen on Llanvihangel Bank & 2 other locations. 

August 1st - 'Dorset Coast Express' - (7 locations, including scenes at Yeovil Junction’s turntable)
July 20th, 27th & August 3rd - 'Torbay Express' - scenes along the famous sea wall between Powderham & Teignmouth stretch with a full rake of chocolate & cream coaches. 

August 10th - 'Bernard Statie Salopian' - (The memorial train for the late Bernard Staite), seen from 9 locations, including Llanvihangel Summit.
September 20th & 27th - 'Torbay Express' - Seen tackling Goodrington Bank & in the Teign Estuary.
December 12th - 'Christmas Bristolian' - 8 locations, including Paddington & Swindon. 

2010 - (GWR 175)
May 1st - 'Royal Duchy' - 8 locations including Dainton, Rattery & Hemerdon.
June 19th - 'Great Western 175' - 4 locations on the Berks & Hants.
June 26th & 28th - 'Cornish Riviera Express' (doubleheading with 5029 'Nunney Castle')- Full coverage of this railtour from Paddington to Penzance & return, seen from 19 different locations.
July 10th - Royal Oak (80th Anniversary Run) - 10 locations including Hatton & Sapperton Banks.
July 14th - 'VSOE Special' - 3 locations including Box Tunnel.
August 28th - 'Bristolian' - 3 locations including Sonning Cutting.
August 30th - 'Towy Express' - 5 locations including two stunning sunset shots.
September 26th - 'Tamar Devonian' doubleheading with 60163 ‘Tornado’ - 5 locations.
November 27th - 'Shropshire Monarch' - 3 locations, including leaving Shrewsbury. 

October 22nd - 'Devonian' (doubleheading with 70013 'Oliver Cromwell') -10 locations including night scenes at Exeter.
November 26th - 'Marches Monarch' - 5 locations including a blistering run up Llanvihangel Bank. 

February 12th - 'Cathedrals Express' to Bristol - 6 locations.
March 1st - 'St. David’s Express'/Help for Heroes Special - 5 locations, including Sapperton Bank at night.
March 3rd - passing Swindon works & arriving at journey's end at Paddington.

Produced by - OVP Steam
Running time - 110 minutes
DVD only


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