The age of mechanical signalling on the National Network is drawing to a close. In this series we document the last areas of semaphore signalling and signalboxes against a backdrop of passenger and freight workings. In Volume 4 we look at the former London Midland Region from London to the North West and North Wales including the West Coast Main Line.
The programme comprises:
Wrexham and the route to Chester - The North Wales Coast to Holyhead including the branches to Llandudno & Blaneau - Helsby and the lines on Merseyside - LNWR signal Boxes - West London from Dudding Hill to Acton Canal Wharf - Greenford East - Melton Mowbray & Oakham including a Midland signal at Ketton - Lowdham to Newark - The freight line through Coalville - The East Midlands Regional Operating Centre - Derby to Stoke on Trent via Uttoxeter - The West Coast Main Line from Stafford to Crewe & Stoke on Trent - Victorian signal boxes in and around Stockport - The line through Cheshire to Northwich - Buxton and the line to Stockport - Peak Forest - The Hope Valley route through New Mills and Edale - The Manchester suburbs - North East Manchester from Ashton Moss to Diggle. Plus Manchester signal boxes and semaphores in the 1990s.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 105 minutes approx.
DVD and Blu-ray
Released - January 2016