In the 1960s the north east of England had everything for the steam enthusiast - from Pacifics on the East Coast Main Line, to branches winding their way into the hills of Northumberland. This programme explores this world of steam using archive film.
The Main Line: Pacifics on the line through Darlington with an A4, A1s and V2s together with freight and shunting duties.
The Wansbeck Valley Line: A journey along the delightful branch to Scots Gap Junction and Woodburn. Freight is shown behind 0-6-0 J27s early in 1966.
North Eastern into the Hills: The lines serving the hills and dales of Yorkshire and Durham. Features a K1 on the Richmond branch, steam on the Redmire branch, freight at Kirkby Stephen and a special on the Alston branch.
The Alnwick to Alnmouth branch: The last steam worked branch in the North East with scenes all along the line right up to the last day of steam. K1s plus a 9F are featured.
North Eastern Freight: Action from North Blythe, around Stockton, Tyne Dock, Billingham with a variety of power including WDs, K1s and J27s.
Through the Moors : A journey on the line from Malton to Whitby in 1965. Includes scenes at Pickering, Grosmont and Goathland in the days of working steam, plus the 'Whitby Moors Railtour' with 'The Great Marquess'.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 70 Minutes