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Power of the BR Standards

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A profile of BRs Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 tank and tender engines. This programme provides an authoritative account and archive study of the days of the BR Standards.

Following the nationalisation of Britain's railways in 1948, the authorities set about designing and building a range of locomotives capable of working throughout the network.

The result was a 'family' of designs, providing ease of maintenance and operation. They performed on everything from fast passenger to pick up freight.

The programme comprises:

  • An introduction to the Standards and their design and development
  • Class 5 73000 4-6-0 tender locomotives
  • Class 4 75000 4-6-0 tender locomotives
  • Class 4 76000 2-6-0 tender locomotives
  • Class 4 80000 2-6-4 tank locomotives
  • Class 3 77000 2-6-0 tender locomotives
  • Class 2 78000 2-6-0 tender locomotives
  • Class 3 82000 2-6-2 tank locomotives
  • Class 2 84000 2-6-2 tank locomotives

Archive film from the 1950s and 1960s taken throughout the network is used to illustrate each design, together with a brief look at some of the survivors at work in recent years.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 75 Minutes
DVD only

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