A look back at Britains premier main line and its development from a steam to a diesel railway and later electric railway.
The 1960s. The early years of dieselisation with scenes at Kings Cross and the London suburbs in 1963/64. Class 15s, Baby Deltics, Class 34s, Class 31s, Class 40s, Class 47s and Deltics. Also includes the route north through York to Newcastle.
The Early 1970s. Deltics in action in their pre-TOPS numbers. The famous stabling point at Kings Cross. Class 31s on Great Northern suburbans. Class 46s and 47s on passenger services and freight traffic.
The Late 1970s and Early 1980s. The introduction of HSTs, and the demise of Deltics, plus Class 40s and the Peaks still in traffic.
The 1980s. The HSTs and the arrival of the Class 91s.
The 1990s. Class 90s and 91s on express duties as well as a variety of freight behind Class 31s, 37s, 47s, 56s and 58s.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 60 minutes approx
Released - May 2020