The East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Edinburgh enjoyed a reputation for speed unmatched by the other competing routes to the north. In this, the third volume of this series, we look in detail at the main line through Grantham, Doncaster, York and Darlington to Newcastle.
Part One – Through the Eastern Counties to York. Comprising A4s north of Peterborough, Freight traffic on the branch to High Dyke, Stoke Bank, Grantham, the ‘flat’ crossings at Retford and Newark, Steam around Retford, Doncaster and the Selby Diversion.
Part Two – York to Darlington. A look at York Station, shed and yards with a range of motive power including A4s, A2s, B1s, V2s, A1s and B16s. Plus Darlington with diesel & steam traction over a 25 year period.
Part Three – Darlington to Newcastle. Steam at Newcastle in the 1960s. As well as the classic East Coast Pacifics we look at a number of freight classes including the J72s and Gresleys V1 and V2 tanks.
Part Four – Motive Power Changes. The run down of steam and the introduction of the ‘Deltics’ followed by the HSTs and more recently the 91s on new electric services.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 50 Minutes
Release date - January 2021