Marsden Rail

Marsden Rail 9: Leeds

Code: MR009
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The video starts with views of Leeds City and Wellington Station, together with nearby Neville Hill MPD before heading north to Shipley, Keighley and Skipton, using the former Midland Railway main line and en route, Bradford's Manningham shed and Forster Square station are seen.

The Grassington branch, plus Bolton Abbey and Ilkley stations are featured, complemented by a trip from Ilkley to Bradford in 1965.

Together with film of Skipton's extensive yards and depot, this DVD is a vivid reminder of the immense traffic that used the Midland Railway's route to Carlisle.

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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