Steam Against The Gradient: The Lickey Incline and Old Hill Bank

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Most of the material on this DVD has been published previously in the 'Mainline' series but the programme also includes unpublished material and longer running shots.


The Lickey Incline (37 mins)

Stanier Mogul 2968 and Collet Mogul 7325 double heading on 22nd November 1997, with epic footage taken on the top half of the bank in perfect conditions

Collet Mogul 7325 and Stanier Mogul 2968 double heading on 31st January 1998 at three locations approaching Blackwell

8F 48773 on 2nd January 1999 at two locations

Black 5 45110 on 11th December 1999 with 'The Lickey Banker' featuring virtually all of the climb to Blackwell with 80079 banking

4965 Rood Ashton Hall on 14th October 2001 with 'The Lickey Banker' with 7760 at five locations including a night shot

4965 Rood Ashton Hall and 4936 Kinlet Hall double heading on 6th April 2002 at 3 locations on 9th September 2006 at four locations

6024 King Edward I on 26th February 2005 at four locations

6201 Princess Elizabeth on 18th February 2006 with a night time ascent at three locations

5690 Leander on 4th March 2006 at six locations covering virtually the whole climb to Blackwell

Old Hill Bank (34 mins)

Standard 4 tank 80079 on 24th September 1995 at six locations

60009 Union of South Africa on 2nd February 1996 at 2 locations

Collet Mogul 7325 on 21st March 1998 at 2 locations

4965 Rood Ashton Hall on 18th April 1999 at two locations with a Class 37 diesel, a night shot at Old Hill Station on 18th September 1999, a night time ascent of the bank taken from the train, including a lineside shot taken at Old Hill Station on 30th November 2002

8F 48773 on 5th September 1999 at two locations

6024 King Edward I on 10th October 1999 at one location, five shots from the two runs the loco made on 31st March 2002 and at one lineside location on 17th March 2007

4965 Rood Ashton Hall and 4936 Kinlet Hall double heading on 30th December 2000, a night shot in the snow on 3rd March 2001 at three locations

4953 Pitchford Hall on 23rd September 2007 with a long running twilight shot of most of the climb taken from on top of the tunnel, intercut with a shot at the station

5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and 5029 Nunney Castle double heading on October 4th 2008 at one lineside location

9600 and 9466 Pannier Tanks on 14th November 2009 at Old Hill station and at Rowley Regis station at night

Produced by - PSOV
Running time - 71 Minutes
DVD only

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