"Borders Railway From Start To Finish" is a series of 34 programmes documenting the return of the railway line from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders for the first time since its closure in 1969. It's a fascinating account of how the area got its railway back after it was axed as a result of the "Beeching Cuts". This box set contains the complete six series produced between 2013 and 2015 as well as the Movie "Story Of The Borders Railway" and an extra DVD packed with special features. This is the most comprehensive piece of work on the subject with exclusive footage and unprecedented access during the construction period, and for producer Stuart Cameron and presenter Paul Brownlee, this is the result of three years of dedicated work on the subject.
DISC 1 - SERIES 1
The history of the Waverley Route; Author David Spaven; Scottish Borders Council Leader David Parker; Stow Campaign with Bill Jamieson; Bowshank Tunnel; Gore Glen; Campaign for Borders Rail AGM; New Drivers training; Michael Moore MP interview; Steam; Lothianbridge Viaduct; Hardengreen Bridge Timelapse; Future Proofing Debate; Transport Minister Keith Brown; Christing Grahame MSP; Proposed Timetables and Fares; Galashiels Voxpops; Tweedbank work; Exploring the route; Galashiels early work.
DISC 2 - SERIES 2
Wheatland Road bridges; John Lamont MSP; CBR's Simon Walton; Galashiels business views; Author Dennis Lovett interviews; Fountainhall work; First Minister Alex Salmond; Heriot issues; Falahill work; Rocks & Drains; Hardengreen Bridge; David Spaven; Child Safety; Jim Hume MSP; North area work; Waverley Line driver Gordon Hodgson; Bowshank Tunnel; Concrete Slab Track.
DISC 3 - SERIES 3
Shawfair Tracklaying; Project Director Hugh Wark; Network Rail;s Mark Carne; Hardengreen Bridge; Lord David Steel Interviews; Bowshank Tunnel; Torwoodlee work; Crucial Crew; Campaign For Borders Rail AGM; BAM's Stuart MacKay and Abellio's Mike Kean interviews; The Navvies Murder Story from the 1840s; National Mining Museum with Jim Waugh and John Kane; Newtongrange work; Galashiels images; Madge Elliot MBE Interviews; Hawick Voxpops.
DISC 4 - SERIES 4
SBC's Ewan Doyle interviews on the Transport Interchange; Waverley Route Archive Footage; Transport Police; The Tapestry; Bowshank Tunnel Tracklaying; Tamping Train; Abellio's Mike Kean interview; Vintage Hawick footage; Tracklaying then and now; Snow scenes on the Borders Railway; Club50; First train in Galashields; Tracklaying completed at Tweedbank.
DISC 5 - SERIES 5
Author David Spaven interviews; Alwyn Johnston images; Golden Ticket launch; SBC's Bryan McGrath; Borders Business Forum; SBC's Rob Dickson; Abellio's Mike Kean; Forth Bridge Visitor Centre proposal with Network Rail's Craig Bowman; Vintage Selkirk Branch Line footage; SBC's Stuart Bell; CBR's Simon Walton; First Test Train; Madge Elliot MBE Locomotive; Calum Kerr MP.
DISC 6 - SERIES 6
Train Ticket prices announced; Abellio's MD Dominic Booth interview; First Passenger Trains; Inside the train cab at Galashiels; Transport Interchange Opening Ceremony and Timelapse footage; Steam; Minister for Infrastructure Keith Brown interview; Whitrope Heritage Centre; Driver Stuart Farrell interview; The 7 new stations; CBR's Nick Bethune; 60009 Union of South Africa; Borders Railway app; Media Day; Golden Ticket Day; Passenger Trains commence; First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MP interview; George Inglis song "I Am The
Train"; Network Rail's Simon Kerr; Her Majesty The Queen opens Borders Railway; Drone Footage.
DISC 7 - THE MOVIE
Stuart Cameron's film, "The Story of the Borders Railway" narrated by Paul Brownlee tells the story in less than 90 minutes.
DISC 8 - SPECIAL FEATURES
Stuart Cameron and Paul Brownlee talk to Stuart McFarlane about the making of the series; First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MP interview; Reston Campaign; Transport Minister Derek Mackay interview; Out-Takes; Various Trains on the Borders Railway; ScotRail's Director of Communications Rob Shorthouse interview six weeks after launch; Borders Railway - views from the train.
Presented by Paul Brownlee.
Music by Rob Allen
Produced by - BordersRailTV - Stuart Cameron
Running time - 12 hours (8 discs)
Released - 2015