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The Last Branch. Blu-ray

Code: TV212-b

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The programme explores the main line and branch lines from Princes Risborough along with the Great Central Main Line through Aylesbury, starting in the days of steam and ending with the very last runs of Chiltern Railways Class 121 unit affectionately known as the ‘Bubble’. 

It comprises;

  • A brief history of the Branch line railway in the days of steam.
  • Princes Risborough in Steam days with the Thame Branch, main line steam services and the line to Aylesbury.
  • The main line to Marylebone in the diesel era.
  • Princes Risborough in the diesel era featuring Class 37s on oil traffic to Thame, the last freight to Chinnor, the signalbox at Princes Risborough, DMUs on ‘main line’ services.
  • The Class 121 Bubble Cars in BR service, on specials and shuttles to Quainton Road.
  • The Branch to Aylesbury with a journey along the line, interspersing film from steam days with scenes from the present. A DMU is followed along the branch both from the lineside and the train to provide a thorough record of this picturesque line.
  • Freight traffic on the branch to Aylesbury.
  • The events on the last day of services, the 19th of May 2017 and the very last train.

Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 66 minutes
DVD or Blu-ray
Released - July 2017

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