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Power of East Coast Steam

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Steam on the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to the North in the 1950s and 1960s.

The post war years saw a rich variety of steam on the East Coast Main Line. Gresleys legendary A4s and other classic Pacific designs worked express passenger duties. BR Standards and various LNER designs worked freight. Suburban passenger traffic was hauled by L1s, N7s and N2s. This programme explores the era of working steam on the East Coast route in the 1950s and 1960s using the archive films of Bob Todd plus other cameramen of the period.

The Programme Comprises:
The LNER with film from the 1930s - Kings Cross in the 1950s with A4s, J50s, A2/1s, B1s, A3s & L1s on express and local traffic.

The East Coast Main Line in the 1950s with scenes on Welwyn Viaduct, Brookmans Park, Greenwood, Hatfield, New Southgate, Finsbury Park and New Barnet with everything from A4s to J50s and B17s on a wide variety of traffic.

The ECML in the 1960s including a succession of trains at Hadley Wood with A1s, A3s and V2s plus freight trains at Harringay and 9fs and V2s on freight. - Specials from the 1950s to 1963 featuring an Ivatt Atlantic, A3 'Merry Hampton', B1 61179, Duchess 'City of London', A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley', B12 61572 and A4 'Flying Fox'.

1963 the last years of regular steam with 'Flying Scotsman' plus a wide variety of other workings. - Retford steam on freight in the summer of 1963. - York steam in and around the shed and station.

Steam on the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to the North in the 1950s and 1960s.

Bonus Feature
Steam on the East Coast Main Line in the 21st Century featuring 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 60019 'Bittern', 60163 'Tornado', 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland', and 4471 'Green Arrow'.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 88 Minutes
DVD only

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