The third volume of our popular ‘Compendium’ series considers the varied but often overlooked Type 2 locos. Footage of the BR years from the early 1970s to the early 1990s delivers an instant nostalgia fix, and it's complemented with shots of many preserved locos in action...with lots of clag and thrash, naturally.
Scottish Passenger - includes push-pull 27s on the Glasgow-Edinburgh; 24s & 26s on the Kyle line, 25s on central Scotland workings. Approx 12 mins
East Coast 31s in the ‘70s - passenger and freight action from King's Cross to Berwick in 1973-75. Approx 7 mins
Open Days & Tours - open days from the '70s and selected railtours featuring 25s, 26s & 31s. Approx 6 mins
Papers & Parcels - action from the 1970s and '80s of this once-important traffic. Approx 4 mins
Passenger - a selection of English workings, including 25s in Devon, and 31s in East Anglia, on the S&C and on trans-Pennine work. Approx 8 mins
26 Fade Away - the class's final years on engineer's trains and MGRs, and the green pair on passenger work. Approx 5 mins
Freight - workings from all over Britain between 1973 and the late 1980s. Includes the elusive Class 21s, as well as Type 2s on nuclear flasks, chemicals tanks and vans trains, to name but a few. Approx 15 mins
DVD features: Motion menus and scene selection.
Written & Narrated by David Maxey.
Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 84 Minutes
Format - 4:3
Released - 2013