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Steam Northbound (B&R 8)

Code: BR008
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This production features pre-1968 BR steam in the north, much of it in Scotland, with some extraordinary special workings dating back to 1959 with locomotives that have been in museums for 30 years since.

The first section shows BR steam in and around the Dumfries area in the early 1960's. The inevitable Black 5 is well covered, but also a 2P, Jubilees, Scots, Clans, an A2, A4s and Britannias. Locations include Beattock and Quintishill.

The second section shows main line specials with a difference:

  • 'Gordon Highlander' double-heading with the Caley Single
  • Jones Goods and a McIntosh 0-6-0
  • 46255 'City of Hereford' is seen, as is 60004 'William Whitelaw'
  • The last Highland Railway No.103 is captured before she was ensconced in Glasgow Museum
  • 'Flying Scotsman', 'Sir Nigel Gresley' and 'Clun Castle' (in Carlisle) are seen in the 1960s and 'Maude' in 1980.

The final section (25 minutes) brings us up to date with glorious scenes of the Highlands as we follow and ride behind 5407 on the Fort William to Mallaig line in 1984.

Breathtaking line shots of the locomotive bounding away through the Scottish hills and along lochs in glorious sunshine, over Glenfinnan viaduct and into tunnels.

Produced by - B & R Video Productions
Running time - 60 Minutes
DVD only

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