Commissioned by Locomotive Services Limited, this exclusive film captures the anticipation & exhilaration of the three 90mph commemorative runs to celebrate ‘Mallard’s world speed record of 126 mph in 1938. LNER A4 Pacific No 4464 (60019) “Bittern” was selected for this series of high speed runs to mark the occasion. This was the first time since 1968 that a steam hauled train has been cleared to run at 90 mph; an impressive feat for a 75 year old steam locomotive.
The film provides a rich mixture of lineside, on-train and footplate footage of all three runs in weather, varying from glorious sunshine to heavy storms.
The Film features:
The film also includes behind the scenes footage, interviews with Locomotive Services staff and support crew, DB Schenker crews, Steam Railway Performance Analyst, Network Rail Planning Office and passengers on the trains. The story is interlaced with shots of other LNER A4s, as well as archive film.
The DVD is £14.95, or if you prefer you can select the Blu-ray format at £17.95. Please note you will need a Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3 to play a Blu-ray disc.
Produced by - OVP Steam
Running time - 73 minutes
DVD or Blu-ray