Mainline 2008 Volume 2

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Archive footage (approx 10 mins)

70013 Oliver Cromwell June 9th 1968Midland Line Centenary Special Railtour Seen at Derby, Ambergate and Great Longstone station. 1T57 (15 Guinea Special)from 1968 showing the original IT57 train with 70013 at Shotlock Hill and Ais Gill viaduct, and the returning train, double headed by 44871 & 44781, at Kirkby Stephen.

Plus several other specials that ran on August 4th 1968 and these include:
45156 seen at Bromley Cross and Carnforth shed
70013 & 44781 seen at Entwistle
44871 & 44894 seen at Entwistle
73069 & 44781 seen at Entwistle
44874 & 45017 seen at Entwistle

Plus shed scenes at Rosegrove on August 4th where we see the Severn Valley 8F 48773 being disposed alongside numerous locos ready for scrapping.  

45407 & 73069 are also seen passing Rose Grove on August 4th.
We finish with a visit to Carnforth shed on August 4th where again we see a larger number of locomotives, some of which were destined to survive the cutter's torch.

Re-run - 10 August 08 

70013 Oliver Cromwell Manchester-Blackburn-Carlisle Locations are Tonge viaduct, Turton, Settle Jnc, Horton, Ribblehead viaduct.

45407 Black Five & 45231 Black Five double heading Carlisle-Settle-Blackburn Locations are near Lazenby (2 locations), High Barn, Waitby Common, Birkett Common. 

34067 Tangmere August 7thWaterloo-Salisbury-Havant-Waterloo Seen at Battledown flyover. August 30thVictoria-Maidstone-Rochester-Ramsgate Seen at Sandling station.

70013 Oliver Cromwell August 8thThe Scarborough Spa Express Locations are Arthington viaduct, Killingbeck. August 28thTheScarborough Spa Express Seen at Church Fenton.  September 11thBristol-Salisbury-Waterloo Seen at Upton Scudamore.  September 14thWaterloo-Yeovil-Exeter Locations are Farnborough station, Salisbury, Honiton bank (2 locations), Blue Hayes.

5690 Leander August 11thHellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield Locations are Horton, Ribblehead viaduct, Blea Moor, Duncowfold, Armathwaite, Barren Wood, Breaks Hall, Waitby Common, Birkett Common.  August 30thCarnforth-Sellafield-Carnforth Locations are Lindal bank (2 locations), Drigg, Eskmeals.  September 20thHellifield-Carlisle-Carnforth Locations are Selside cottages, Dandry Mire viaduct, Lunds viaduct, Great Strickland, Harrison sidings-Shap village.  September 27thManchester-Copy Pit-Blackburn-Manchester Locations are Diggle, Lydgate (panoramic), Cornholme, Blackburn, Darwen.

76079 Standard Class 4 August 15th Machynlleth-Portmadoc This is an on-train journey on the only day in the whole programme of Cambrian trains that the sun shone (2 camera positions - one behind the tender, the other halfway down the train).  October 11th/12th(running as 76001) Seen on Rannoch Moor (2 locations), Beasdale bank, Glenfinnan summit.

6233 Duchess of Sutherland September 20thCarlisle-Hellifield Locations are Duncowfold, Smardale.  October 9thCrewe-Shap-Carlisle-Crewe Locations are Greenholme, Scout Green, Shap Wells, near Southwaite, Plumpton.

4936 Kinlet Hall & 5029 Nunney Castle double heading October 4thStourbridge-Hereford-Gloucester Locations are Foregate Street station, Worcester viaduct, Malvern Wells, Pontrilas, Pandy, Llanvihangel bank, Awre (2 locations), Minsterworth.

30777 Sir Lamiel October 11thWaterloo-Gloucester-Waterloo Locations are Pangbourne, near Didcot, Sapperton tunnel, Haresfield.  October 15thLondon-Stratford Seen at Budbrooke.  December 9thWaterloo-Salisbury Seen at Overton.  December 18thWaterloo-Sherborne Seen at Farnborough.

5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe October 19thStratford-Snow Hill (loaded test run)  Locations are Wilmcote bank, near Claverdon.  December 7thDorridge-Melton Mowbray Locations are Small Heath junction, Croft, Frisby-on-the-Wreake.

45407 Black Five October 25thManchester-Bolton-Carnforth-Manchester Locations are Tonge viaduct, Back Yates Street in Bolton, approaching Newsholme, Hellifield station, Giggleswick bank, Lostock junction.   November 30thManchester-Buxton-Manchester Locations are Combs (long panoramic), Chapel-en-le-Frith (panoramic), Dove Holes station, Bibbington summit, Great Rocks, Peak Forest.  December 6thManchester-Blackburn-Huddersfield-Manchester Locations are Tonge viaduct, Entwistle viaduct, Accrington viaduct, Walk Mill, Slaithwaite, Diggle.

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley November 1stHellifield-Appleby-Carlisle-Carnforth Locations are Langcliffe, Horton approaches, Southwaite (2 locations).

4965 Rood Ashton Hall & 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe double heading November 8thSolihull-Didcot-Solihull Locations are Leamington Spa, Harbury cutting, Fenny Compton, Hatton station.

46115 Scots Guardsman November 29thCarnforth-Scarborough-Carnforth Locations are Mewith Head (long panoramic), Clapham viaduct, near Hellifield, Scarborough (twilight departure sequence - 2 locations).  One of the most stunning winter days we've ever covered.


4936 Kinlet HallJuly 19th Seen at Lea Marston
5029 Nunney CastleJuly 26th Locations are Leamington, Dauntsey bank (2 locations) and Hatton North Junction
4965 Rood Ashton HallNovember 22nd Seen on its last mainline run to Chester near Little Bridgeford.

Running time: 2 hrs 12 mins

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