Anbrico FelixJaz Productions

The Class 50 Western Region & Railtours - 4 Disc Set

Code: AV500
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This four disc set features the following titles: 

AV503 - The Paddington-Hereford Class 50
Filmed on location from 1986 to 1989.

Section 1: Birmingham - Reading
50039 runs around at Birmingham New St, then we join 035 at Leamington Spa. 026 departs Banbury. Oxford sees 035 and 004 departures. At Radley 030, 026 and 043 pass. At Didcot we join 031 and at Reading 26 departs.

Section 2: Reading - Paddington
At Reading 50005 departs while 016 arrives. The Woolley and Sonning areas feature a number of up services passing. At Twyford 040, 032, 034, 023 and 037 pass while at Taplow 030, 024 and 035 pass. Paddington sees 026, 031, 037 and 023 by day and 038, 025, 046 and 050 by night.

Section 3: Old Oak Common Depot
A couple of visits in late 1988 feature: 50041, 038, 013, 031, 024, 025, 034, 050, 023, 040, 026, 033, 035, 036, 038, 030 and 019. Also 50017 activities on the turntable!

Section 4: Paddington (High Wycombe)
Banbury At Paddington we see 50040, 041, 036 and 046. We then join 036 for Banbury passing through South and West Ruislip, Gerrards Cross before stopping at High Wycombe. Another stop at Bicester North for single line, then arrive Banbury.

Section 5: Paddington - Oxford
In August 1986 we join 47609 + 50004 at Paddington on an Oxford service. After departure the train is checked at Didcot. On arrival at Oxford 47609 comes off and 50004 takes the empties forward.

Section 6: Oxford - Hereford
We now join 50030 on a Paddington – Hereford service. At Evesham we await a 150 off the single line. Next a stop at Worcester Shrub Hill before continuing to Foregate Street.  By the time Hereford is reached it is dark.


AV505 - The Paddington-Penzance Class 50
Filmed on location from 1986 to 1989.

Section 1: Paddington - Reading
At Paddington we see 50020, 026, 043, 030, 007 and 036. We join 031 for departure. 032 passes Old Oak. 031 departs Slough and 032 passes Taplow. 031 and 030 pass Twyford while 040 passes Sonning. 032 and 030 are seen at Reading.

Section 2: Reading – Exeter St Davids
At Reading 50035, 024, 016 and 037 are on down services. 026 passes Aldermaston on the up service while at Newbury 026 runs round. Westbury sees 040 run round while 031 passes Frome. 025 arrives at Exeter St Davids.

Section 3: Exeter St Davids – Newton Abbot
50025 now departs Exeter St Davids. Dawlish Warren sees 031 arrive and 004 depart while Dawlish has 035 and 031. 031 makes a stop at Teignmouth. At Newton Abbot 035 arrives and 037 departs.

Section 4: Plymouth - Par
At Plymouth 50050 arrives with stock for Glasgow/Aberdeen. 019 departs with up vans and 002 with up Royal Mail stock. Liskeard sees: 044, 028, 033, 041, 048 and 031. We join 010 forward. At Par 027 departs for Newcastle.

Section 5: Par - Newquay
At Par we join 50041 on 11:10 Paddington – Newquay. A 142 comes off the single line at St Blazey. Goonbarrow sidings are almost empty as we pass with Quintrel Downs next. 005 runs round at Newquay and 027 also awaits departure.

Section 6: Par - Penzance
We now return to Par and 50010 departs. At St Austell 012 arrives and 031 departs. 031 arrives Truro after signal check. At Redruth 028 stops on a Penzance – Paddington service. Penzance sees 012 in the station. 018 is in the dock and 028 is picking up a Motorail carriage for Paddington service.


AV506 - The Paignton-Cardiff Class 50
Filmed on location from 1987 to 1995.

Section 1: Paignton Branch
At Newton Abbot we join 50035 on Brighton – Paignton. At Paignton 035 comes off. 50009 stands after service from Plymouth. 50012 (002) stands at Kingswear. 035 attaches to Exeter service. 009 awaits departure. 005 stops at Torquay. At Newton Abbot 009 arrives from Plymouth and runs around and departs for Waterloo.

Section 2: Newton Abbot - Dawlish
50001 arrives Newton Abbot on the Cardiff Central service. At Dawlish 007/050 pass on an Aylesbury – Plymouth tour. Up vans pass before 001 arrives. 003 then departs on the Plymouth – Glasgow/Aberdeen service.

Section 3: Dawlish Warren – Exeter St Davids
50050/033 approach Dawlish Warren with a Plymouth – Meldon Quarry tour. 025 arrives on Paignton - Waterloo then 001 departs. At Exeter 001 arrives then 017 attaches to a late-running sleeper service. 007/050 depart on ECS after Waterloo – Exeter then return for the next Waterloo service!

Section 4: Exeter St Davids – Bristol Temple Meads
50031 and 024 both pass stock in Riverside. At Cowley Bridge 003 passes twice on the SEG Waterloo – Meldon Quarry tour. 001 stops at both Taunton and Weston-super-Mare. 050 arrives Bristol. Overnight views show 027 and another departing along with 005 standing.

Section 5: Bristol Temple Meads – Cardiff Central
50050 departs on Plymouth - Glasgow/Aberdeen. 001 now passes Filton, Patchway and Pilning stations. After Severn Tunnel we stop at Junction station. Next a stop at Newport. 001 arrives at Cardiff Central then the empty stock departs the station.


AV509 - The Hoover Dambuster
Filmed on location from 1988 to 1994.

Section 1: Stockport - Salford
50009/036 08:30 Birmingham New St – Glasgow Central Hoover Dambuster tour arrives Stockport where we join. Miles Platting is passed as we head towards Manchester Victoria. After a short station stop on to Salford station.

Section 2: Salford – Glasgow Central
After departing the temporary Salford station we use the newly opened Windsor link and pass a new Salford Crescent. At Carlisle there is a chance for photographs. Glasgow Central is reached and headboards are removed from 50009.

Section 3: Glasgow Central - Barrhead
After a few hours in Glasgow we rejoin 50036/009 for 17:02 return working. We are signal checked in the Muirhouse area and see a couple of 303 units heading towards the city. After the short delay we make good time towards Barrhead.

Section 4: Barrhead – Manchester Victoria
After a good photo stop we depart Barrhead. Gretna Junction is passed before arrival at Carlisle. After passing Blea Moor signal box we cross Ribblehead viaduct. Manchester Victoria arrival is in the dark and we leave the tour.

Section 5: The Carlisle Fifty Farewell
50007/050 attach to 08:40 Waterloo – Carlisle RAIL/NSE The Carlisle Fifty Farewell Railtour. Oxford, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows are passed. A short stop at Lancaster before arrival in Carlisle. We leave the tour at Birmingham and watch 50050/007 depart.

Section 6: Around York

• 50037 off 1Z46 Swindon – Scarborough Yorkshire Venturer.
• 50007/033 1Z42 05:17 Eastleigh – York Minster Marauder.
• 50033/007 1Z42 15:32 York – Bristol – Eastleigh return.
• 50033 1G50 12:51 York – Scarborough Glorious Sunset.
• 50033 1G50 14:45 Scarborough – York return and 50050.


Produced by - Anbrico Felixjaz
Running time - 265 Minutes (4 disc set)
DVD only


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