A Review of OVS Bulleid's Magnificent Pacifics.
The first in a new series of Locomotive Profiles. Thirty-one Bulleid Pacific locomotives survive today, with 28 of them coming from Dai Woodham's scrapyard at Barry.
This 120-minute long DVD captures the sight and sound of these popular locomotives. From 34007 'Wadebridge' to 34105 'Swanage' and from 35005 'Canadian Pacific' through to 35029 'Ellerman Lines' we cover all thirty of Light Pacifics and Merchant Navys scattered around the UK.
Thrilling sequences of 'Clan Line' during its long career on the main line from 1974 and in its other guises as long-lost classmates. 'Tangmere' in all manner of locations during its 10 year stint since restoration. Footage from the 1980s reveals No. 34092 'City of Wells's' triumphant period in the northern fells. See the many liveries carried by the Light Pacifics during preservation, from Southern malachite green to BR express passenger green on No. 34081 '92 Squadron'.
Twenty-eight Bulleids came from Barry and we see many of them in the yard awaiting purchase and during their restoration and subsequent operation. Seven Merchant Navy class Pacifics from Barry out of 18 are yet to operate.
All in all, THE DVD about the Bulleids!
Produced by - Kingfisher Productions
Running time - 120 Minutes
Release Date - 2012