Welcome to our latest journey in the time machine to the 1970s and 1980s. Twenty-one loco classes feature in this progamme along with the prototype HST and a selection of multiple units. It goes without saying that almost all the locos and workings have long since vanished into history - hence the high nostalgia quotient of the entire Diesel & Electric Blue series.
Highlights of DEB7 include:
On the Midland: Passenger and freight, with 20s, 40s, 45s, 47s and a 25 & 37.
St Paddy & Nimbus: Deltics 1 & 20 in action.
Cromptons: Class 33s working in the 1980s in Devon, on the Welsh Marches route and, of course, the Southern.
In & Around Berwick: Action from the East Coast in 1974 & ’75. Classes 03, 24, 26, 37, 40, 45, 47, 55 and the prototype HST feature.
Bashing 40s: Class 40s on passenger work between 1982 & ‘84, including the ‘Skeggys’. Nineteen different 40s in this section.
Bletchley ‘75: A good sprinkling of AC electric types plus a pair of 25s on the flyover.
Great Eastern Diesels: Mainly 31s, 37s & 47s on the Cambridge & Kings Lynn services.
Horses to Hull: White-cabbed Deltics working the Hull services.
Down in Devon: Action from the mid-’70s between Exeter & Newton Abbot, including 25s on passenger, unrefurbished 50s and Westerns, needless to say.
DVD features: Motion menus and scene selection.
Written and Narrated by David Maxey.
Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 70 Minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - 2012