A profile of the Great Western 'Kings'. A comprehensive and authoritative account of the 'Kings', from their development in the 1920s through to their last days on the Western Region of British Railways.
The programme comprises:
The design and development of the 'Kings' with film at Swindon in the 1920s and 1930s.
The building of the 'Kings' with a look at various members of the class from 6000 'King George V' to 6029 'King Edward VIII'.
The 'Kings' in service: The class in action in the 1950s over the South Devon Banks and on the Paddington to Birmingham Snow Hill Line.
The last days: A journey behind a 'King' from Paddington to Banbury in 1962, together with film from their very last day in regular service.
A final railtour: 6018 'King Henry VI' on tour from Birmingham to Swindon Works in 1963.
Preservation: 6000 'King George V' in the 1970s and 6024 'King Edward I'.
Featuring all of the 'Kings' with film from their introduction through to the preservation era.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 70 Minutes