A very unusual cab ride...A Journey on the Inspection Saloon.
Willesden to Ashford via Kensington Olympia, Wandsworth Road, Lewisham, Slade Green, Crayford spur, Sidcup, Lee spur Junction, Orpington, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Rye and Ashford.
The Network Rail Inspection Saloon, numbered 975025, named ‘Caroline’ and painted in the Southern Region green livery travels all over Britain’s rail network, usually being pushed by a Class 37 or 47.
This DVD is a journey filmed from the front of ‘Caroline’ as it travelled from Willesden to Ashford in June 2012. Propelled by 37409, the journey takes in various curves and freight only sections of track. From the multi-track sections and built up elevated cityscapes of South London to the single line track between Hastings and Ashford and its open fields and farmland, this is a remarkable journey, not possible on a normal service train.
To add to this a special ‘thrash’ cam was placed inside the Class 37, recording the sound of the loco and although pushing a single coach is not really a challenge, the distinct English Electric sound can be heard throughout.
Filmed on a fine dry day, complete with commentary and on-screen captions - highlighting all the key locations - this 3 hour 35 minute DVD or Blu-ray features a superb journey around South London and the commuter suburbs of East Sussex and Kent.
Filmed in 16:9 widescreen.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 205 Minutes (Blu-ray - 1 disc) (DVD - 2 discs)
Format - 16:9 widescreen
Blu-Ray and DVD