To the northwest, Shrewsbury handled a constant flow of passenger traffic with the Western region running London to Birkenhead services, plus through trains to the Cambrian coast.
In addition, routes had to be found for north/south expresses, local branch trains and stopping trains.
The steelworks at Brymbo is visited en route way to Chester, where heavy North Wales Coast holiday traffic competed with freight workings for a path through the station.
For over twenty-five years after steam ended, he captivated audiences throughout the country with his unique film collection that captured steam's last decade and the full emergence of the diesel locomotive.
The blending of this film and that of other cameramen with true sounds of the era, plus an informative narrative, has resulted in the creation of this superb range of railway videos detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.