The footage used in this DVD was filmed in 1988 during a visit to the Scottish Highlands, when most passenger trains were in the hands of class 37 locomotives.It starts with scenes of activity at Glasgow Central before moving to Glasgow Queen Street, terminus for trains on the West Highland line. An interesting variety of locomotives is seen, including some class 26s.
Next we follow the West Highland line, initially visiting Dumbarton Central and Helensburgh Central, before following the line to a number of other locations, including Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet and Crianlarich. Visits are made to Oban and Fort William.
Steam between Fort William and Mallaig is extensively featured, hauled by locomotive 2005. A class 20 is seen shunting at Fort William, as well as the Royal Scotsman excursion train and the overnight sleeper.
The scene then moves to Kyle of Lochalsh and then on to Dingwall. A journey is made from there to Thurso and back behind a class 37, including scenes of the train splitting at Georgemas Junction.
The story continues with busy scenes at Inverness – including freight movements – the Strathspey Railway, and then along the Highland line to view movements at Perth. From Perth the scene moves south to the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, where an ex-Caledonian tank loco was in action.
Next the Forth Bridge and finally activity at Edinburgh Waverley, including push pull operation on the Glasgow shuttle. These trains comprised class 47s in conjunction with mark 3 coaches and driving van trailers.
Produced by - J & K Video
Running time - 79 Minutes
Format - 4:3