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Stanier Pacifics: Princess Royals & Coronations

Code: TV050
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Stanier's magnificent Pacifics provided 'top link' power for the West Coast Main Line in the era of steam.

This programme uses archive film to provide a comprehensive account of these powerful locomotives from the 1930s to the present day.

The highlights include:

  • A 'Princess' under construction
  • Lineside and footplate views from the 1930s
  • 6201's epic 401 mile run to Glasgow
  • The 'Turbomotive' at Euston and on the main line
  • 'Coronation' being built
  • The record-breaking run to Crewe
  • BR days with shots from Euston
  • Camden Bank
  • Watford Junction
  • Bushey Troughs
  • Tamworth
  • Crewe and the climb to Shap including 6208 at Shap Wells and 6209 at Greenholme
  • Railtours including 46251 on the 'East Midlander'
  • Parcel and freight workings, including 46200 on the Aberdeen fish train
  • 46248 shunting at Bletchley
  • 46235 on the Broad Street milk
  • Preservation action plus much more!

In addition we take a close look at the namings, locos on shed, the effects of the removal of the streamlining and a guide to the footplate.

This programme was made in 1994 and has been digitally remastered.


Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 90 Minutes
Colour film
DVD only

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