A reflection on Britsh Rail just five years before privatisation. Sprinterisation, Sectorisation and Modernisation were the buzz words of 1990. The DVD examines Network South East two years after its inception; Scotrail with Class 37s and 47s very much in charge; Intercity services; Railfreight and the many loco-hauled services at the time using Class 20s, 31s, 45s, 47s, 56s in Scotland and much more. Included are diesel events in East Anglia and many loco-hauled specials.
British Rail in 1990 from Railscene Newsviews and Rail Magazine.
158 at Derby; 158704 Wellingborough; Camera-fitted 158714 Basingstoke; 20s to Skegness; Oldham loop 31; 31s on the Settle & Carlisle; Other loco haulage with 47418, 47413, 47533 and 60006; Frome DMU; Bincombe Bank 156 Trowell; DMU Clitheroe; Pacer at Stanhope; Brigg reprieval; DMU to Southampton; Orange DMUs in the south; Platform 2 for Bromsgrove; Worle; Threats to Danecourt, Friargate, Grimsby, Greatham and Grangetown.
Network South East:
Corby's last day; Last 104s; 50s withdrawn; 203001s last duties; NSE 73109; New Isle of Wight stock; Old Isle of Wight stock; MLV Freight; Hybrid Sandite DEMU; 50 + TC; 50 diversions; 47s stand in; A 56 stands in!; 33/4TC; 33/3TC; Last DEMUs to Portsmouth; Solentlink goes live; 6REP; Aylesbury; Great Missenden and Marylebone resignalled; Holborn remodelling to St. Pauls; 319/1 Stanstead EMU; Kings Lynn loses loco-hauled; DEMUs to Bristol and Kensington; Crompton to Kensington; Last Paddington 50s and 47/7s to NSE.
47/7s at Dundee; Dunblane; Lenzie; Aberdeen to Inverness 47s; Highland Mainline 47 and 37; 37 loco-hauled on GSW; Kyle 37; Ness Bridge; North Berwick electrification agreed; 37 and K1.
320; Last unrefurbished 303s; last Scotrail 101s; Paisley Canal; Manchester's Metrolink and Victoria changes; 142 Hooton electric; Whiston; Meadowhall; Swinton; Bloxwich North; Tame Bridge; Crosscity electric; Centro 150/1; 141s on borrowed time; Altofts; Walsden; Steeton and Silden; Forster Square changes; 307s in Yorkshire.
Leeds to NL goes live; Newcastle changes; A 91 with a surrogate DVT; 91s on test with Mk 4s; Back to front 91 on commuter stock; 47/8; DBSO tests at Norwich and on service to Colchester; WCML; DVT at Taunton; Weymouth HST special; Charter to Tallylyn; Intercity's Crompton.
Dead Cromptons leave Salisbury and are seen at Charnbrook and at their end at Vic Berry's; Dead 31s, 20s, 45 and 47 at Woodhouse; Green 20s at Wigan; 85/0 at Crewe; New Railfreight 90s; 47401; 56016 on borrowed time?; 56s in Scotland; 60s at Loughborough, Motherwell, S&C and Eastleigh training; Revenue work for 023 on Teeside and Mountsorrell; Weedkilling on Teeside; 59/1s on air cons on test; ARC 59 in service; New Speedlink at Bodmin; A Speedlink at Euston; The end of Furzebrook oil but new gas; Diesels take over from electrics on WCML coil trains.
'Poste Haste' de-named; 'Eastleigh' before and after; reinstated 33057 on duties; 'Dutch' 37 on test.
Kings Lynn exhibits 'the Dutch collection'; Cambridge Gala with a 47 named on trains; 20s Fen Drayton; 73 at Ely; 56 at Kings Lynn; triple headed 37s at Kings Lynn; N.N.W. Day with 37 at Cark, 26/31 at Carnforth, 56 + SVR at Arnside; Gloucester Railday with 56 at Norton, 37s Ashchurch, 58 at Gloucester; S&C Pilots - 58 at Petteril Bridge Junction; 20/9s at Gargrave; 'Tamworth Castle' on test at Shipley and piloting at Langwathby; The new special K set; Class 25s D7672 at Settle Junction; Ethel at Holyhead and D7522 at Crewe works; 47 on underground stock; Tinsley Open Day and shuttle; Coalville DMU, 37s/25/55 combination!; 56s top and tail; 'Teesmaid' 56; 2 x 37 'Gwent Growler' top and tail red 47s.
47474 unveiling; New livery for LNER 47; Diversions over the S&C; Norwich and Preston DPUs.
Produced by - Kingfisher/Railway Recollections
Running time - 115 Minutes