Transport Video Publishing

Railways of Herts & Beds: Volume Three

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Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire were once served by a fascinating and varied collection of railways. One notable and important line ran from Welwyn Garden City to Luton along the Lea Valley. Volume 3 explores this line using a collection of archive film taken in the 1950s and 1960s.

A history of the line from conception through to the British Railways era including a look at the motive power over the years on a variety of traffic. Includes the first diesel workings in the 1950s on passenger and freight.

Along the Lea Valley. A journey along the line looking at the stations at Welwyn, Ayot, Wheathampstead, Harpenden East, Luton Hoo and Luton Bute Street using archive film.

Specials. Various steam hauled special trains in the British Railways Era with views from the train and lineside.

The last train and a final journey along the line in 1965.

Luton and archive film of the town and stations at Luton Bute Street and Luton Midland with a variety of traffic from express passenger to freight. Includes Black 5s, 9Fs and Jubilees.

A look at the former railway today
and an exploration of the remains of the stations and trackbed. Plus past and present scenes.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 65 minutes approx
DVD only
Released - April 2022

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