In steam days the routes from London to the North hosted a remarkable range of traction and workings. In this programme we concentrate on the line from Euston to the North, but also include aspects of the neighbouring main lines.
The Programme comprises:
KINGS CROSS including A1s and A4s on the line to the north.
THE MIDLAND MAIN LINE Cricklewood and Kentish Town shed in the late 1950s with everything from 9Fs to veteran ‘Midland’ Compounds.
THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE with the shed at Willesden. Also Euston station, its approach and workings are explored in the late 1950s including special trains.
NORTH FROM EUSTON. Euston and its approaches, with Camden Bank and Camden Shed. The line through Wembley to Bletchley is then shown in the late 1950s and 1960s with a wide range of classes, from Duchesses and Scots to Black 5s and 8Fs. Locations include Watford, Kings Langley, Tring and Cheddington.
SPECIALS with the LCGBs ‘North Western Branch Lines’ of June 1958 with a 4-4-0 for motive power, plus the Wolverton Works Ramsbottom Saddle Tanks. Also the South Beds ‘The Banburian’ of September 1962 from Luton to Bletchley and Banbury.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK featuring the Nickey Line from Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead including ‘The Nickey’ Railtour in September 1960 featuring 2-6-2 tank 40026 plus the Branch Line Societies tour of the 12th March 1961.
DIESEL AND ELECTRIC ERA with Peak D4, EE Type 4s, Type 2s and electrics in the 1960s.
BEFORE AND AFTER on the line from Wembley to Bletchley comparing 2012 with the days of steam.
Colour and Black & White
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 75 Minutes
Release date - 2012