Following the success of the first DVD, this is the second title in the British Rail Motive Power series. Sourced from 121 hours of unused and unseen railway film, shot between 1981 and 1999 and all recorded with the original audio on tripod-mounted cameras, this is not just any old film!
With detailed attention to sound and picture quality, carefully edited and presented in a simple, no-nonsense format, with on-screen dates and locations accompanied by an improved and detailed 12 page booklet, British Rail Motive Power 1981-1999 Volume 2 is another blast from the past for anybody who was there 'in the day' and wants to relive the golden years of BR blue and beyond.
Highlights of Volume 2 include:
Scotland: 37043 and 37026 pass at Crianlarich in the snow in 1985. Inverness favourites 37114 and 37260 and 47704 in a blizzard at Glasgow QS.
South Wales: Action from Port Talbot, Newport and Cardiff in the 1980s with 33019 heading for Crewe, 50049 for Paddington and double-headed 37s and 56s on coal plus action from 1999 with Rhymney line Class 37s and 47s.
Wakefield Area: BR blue Class 37, 40, 45 and 47 on passenger and freight with 40050 and 45118 working passenger trains to Liverpool.
Midlands: From the Lickey incline and Blackwell, 50038 comes over the top with 45005 and 45126 heading down. At Bescot, the staggering sight of TEN Class 20s coupled together, running to the yard! Class 25s are seen and at Wolverhampton, 85013 arrives from New Street whilst an Express Parcels Class 115 DMU comes in from Shrewsbury! 37675+37429 arrive from Holyhead!
North Wales: Footage from the mid-1990s with Coast favourites 37401, 402, 407, 408, 413, 418, 426, 429 and back to 1982 with 47275, 40046 on a ballast and 45062 heads for Manchester.
Thames Valley: Late-1980s action from Oxford and Reading includes Large Logo and NSE 47s and 50s plus freight.
The Menai Marauder Railtour: From 3rd July 1983 this tour featured 37270+37272 from Plymouth to Crewe; 40093 to Llandudno Junction and 40028+40047 to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
*Includes a 12 page booklet.
Produced by - Track Record Rail Films
Running time - 74 minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - November 2018