J & K Video

East Coast Main Line Memories 1975 - 2008

Code: JK006
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33 years of change on the East Coast Main Line. From diesels to electrics, this comprehensive double disc DVD set takes you from Kings Cross to Edinburgh through the years.

Disc One:

Our visit to the East Coast Main Line starts at Kings Cross in 1975, when all trains were diesel powered.

Main line services were in the hands of the iconic Deltics and Class 47s, with the occasional visiting Peak.

Suburban services were provided by DMUs and Class 31s, hauling compartment stock.

We see the electrification of the suburban services, including the Finsbury Park to Moorgate route, and the last Eastern Region passenger trains over the LT Widened Lines.

The extensive remodelling of the approaches to Kings Cross, in the second half of the 1970s is also featured.

Moving north there is considerable coverage of the diesel era at Doncaster, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh and also a visit to Scarborough.

At Edinburgh we see Class 47s operating the Glasgow 'Push-Pull' service.

The coming of the HSTs is followed by the progressive electrification between London, Leeds and Edinburgh, using Class 91 locomotives.

Disc Two:

Our story continues into the era of privatisation and includes the use of Class 90 locos on Leeds services.

We see the introduction of the GNER livery plus Eurostars and the unique Class 89 in service.

Later we see Virgin HSTs and Voyagers on Cross Country services as well as various other liveries applied to Sprinters and Pacers.

We see First Capital Connect livery replace the WAGN colours on London suburban services.

Hull Trains' Class 170s and Class 222s are featured, as well as leased Class 180s.

Grand Central's new service to Sunderland is seen at Kings Cross.

Finally we see the GNER livery modified and subsequently replaced, following the takeover of the franchise by National Express - East Coast in 2007.

Produced by - J & K Video
Running time - 125 Minutes on two DVDs
DVD only

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