A journey through the archives past and present with the emphasis on the heyday of steam power when the designs of the 'Big Four' dominated. Plus a special bonus feature: The 'Big Four' in preservation.
The programme comprises film from the main line steam scene in recent months together with archive film from the 1960s from the Southern, Western and Scottish regions.
The Grouping of 1923
The A4s with archive film from Scotland and 60024 on the Southern in 1967
The West Coast
Bulleids Pacifics including the last years of steam on the Southern
34067 'Tangmere' in 2006
The Great Western Railway
6024 'King Edward 1st'
Archive film from the 1960s including Panniers and Halls
Great Western steam in 2006
The LMS Black 5s
The LNER B1s
Heavy freight designs with the Churchward 2-8-0s and the 8fs.
Introduced from the National Railway Museum by Graham Aldous. Plus a special bonus feature - The 'Big Four' in preservation:
A variety of main line performers around the network in the days of British Railways.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 80 Minutes