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 4 include:
Midland Main Line: Class 45s are featured at Sileby and Market Harborough. 45118 on a parcels train at Kettering stops to collect a van from the bay platform!
Around Chesterfield: 31113 at Dore with a rake of eight coaches for Manchester; at Clay Cross 45121 heads for Chesterfield with 45005 on a ballast for Toton.
Midlands: Superb footage from Birmingham New Street in 1982 and 1986 with 50041 and 46062, plus 47627, 47403, HSTs, 50024, 31423 and numerous 86s - and the fashions of the day, a platform full of trainspotters, mail being loaded, and coaches being tanked.
North Wales: Colwyn Bay to Llandudno: Class 37s on passenger trains in the 1990s; summer Saturday trains to Llandudno with 40009, 40079, 40091, 20007+20032 and 47711 'Greyfriars Bobby' in large logo hauling a Holyhead to Euston train.
South West: Paignton in 1984 with 47503 and 31259; footage from the now-closed Tiverton Junction; 50001 and 50044 at Newton Abbot and 50049+D400 at Exeter.
West Coast Main Line: Footage from Tamworth, Lichfield Trent Valley Junction with manual level crossing gates and Rugeley Trent Valley. 58018 and 56060 haul HAA coal hoppers plus 86s and 87s and a Class 304 EMU.
Galloway Ranger Railtour: Footage from this tour from June 1982 which featured 20195+20180 from Wolverhampton to Leeds, 37283 Leeds to Stranraer, 37283 Stranraer to Ayr, 40013 Ayr to Carlisle, 37259 Carlisle to Leeds and 20195+20180 Leeds to Wolverhampton. Departure was 05.55, arrival back - 04.11!
*Includes a 12 page booklet.
Produced by - Track Record Rail Films
Running time - 74 minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - November 2019