Into the second year of the British Rail Motive Power series, once again we dig deep into the archive of 121 hours of unused and unseen railway film, shot between 1981 and 1999; and all recorded with the original audio on tripod-mounted cameras. With detailed attention to sound and picture quality, these DVDs are carefully edited and presented in a simple, no-nonsense format, with on-screen dates and locations accompanied by a detailed 12-page booklet.
Highlights of Volume 3 include:
Settle and Carlisle: BR Blue Class 40s and 47s on freight and passenger including an HST and Class 45s on the Nottingham - Glasgow train. 26021 departs Carlisle with a train of vans.
Basingstoke to Salisbury: Class 33s and 73s working with EMUs, plenty of Class 50 action plus 47701 in Scotrail. 33008 in BR Green is seen at Salisbury.
Welsh Marches - Shrewsbury to Hereford: 33s and 47s at Shrewsbury and 33010 and 33026 at Craven Arms. 40035 is featured working the 'Welsh Central Liner' rail tour. 47609 'Fire Fly' at Hereford.
Midlands: A great traction variety at Bescot including Class 08s, 20s, 25s, 31s, 37s, 45s, 47s, 58s and even 50018 in NSE! Plus, action from Walsall with 47199 on a west coast drag.
Crewe Works Open Day: Footage from 1984 with a staggering number of locos present including Class 20s under overhaul, brand new Class 56s, withdrawn 40s, an APT set and many more classes.
Rhyl to Colwyn Bay: Class 37 action from the 1990s mixed with 40s and 47s from the early 1980s. Includes 37216 and 37250 working passenger trains, and many of the familiar Class 37/4s.
Deltic Venturer Railtour: Footage from this tour from 1981 with 55022 running from York to Paddington.
*Includes a 12 page booklet.
Produced by - Track Record Rail Films
Running time - 74 minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - May 2019