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 5 include:
The North West: Manchester Victoria in 1982 with Class 25s on parcels, 40124 on 'The Bangor', 37201+37153 on the climb to Miles Platting and pairs of 76s at Woodhead.
Crewe: Class 45s and 85s, 37430 departs for Liverpool, HSTs and 37426 arrives in from Holyhead and runs around its train.
North Wales: Footage filmed between Llandudno Junction and Penmaenmawr with 25s, 37s, 40s and 47s. Various footage around Conwy Castle over the years with a Class 25 on the lower sidings. Superb footage of 40181 at Penmaenmawr in 1983 shunting wagons and 40143 passes.
London: Waterloo in 1986 with 33s and 50s; Paddington in 1982 and 1986 with 50s and HSTs; St Pancras in 1986 and Victoria in 1999 with D9000 arriving!
East Anglia: Ely in 1989 with Class 101 DMUs and 47574 in Large Logo plus Great Yarmouth, North Walsham and a visit to March depot.
Midlands: Burton in 1986 with Peaks; Bescot in 1982 with 20s and 25s and from 1986 a Class 85 hauls possibly the best mish-mash rake of coaches ever!
Cotswold Venturer Railtour: Footage from this tour from May 1982 which featured 40057+40084 from York to Paddington. Various on-train and photo-stop footage is included.
*Includes a 12 page booklet.
Produced by - Track Record Rail Films
Running time - 75 minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - May 2020