Marsden Rail

Marsden Rail 6: Carnforth

Code: MR006
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The WCML junction at Carnforth, to the North of Lancaster, handled over 150 passenger, parcels and empty stock workings plus 80 freight workings in a normal day in the 1960s and freights were routed into the extensive loops to allow faster trains to overtake.

This programme shows the continuous freight activity that occurred in the miles of sidings, plus express passenger and fully braked goods trains passing through Carnforth.

The WCML from Preston to Carnforth in the early 1960s is also featured, in addition to local services from Barrow and Windermere plus scenes at Morecambe, Heysham and Wennington.


Between 1959 and 1968, railway enthusiast and cine-cameraman, Michael Marsden, recorded views and sounds of the rapidly changing face of Britain's rail network.

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.


Produced by - Marsden Rail
Running time - 55 Minutes
DVD only

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