The crossing of the Cumbrian Hills was to lead to one of the most spectacular sections of main line in the country. Volume 3 of this series looks in detail at the steeply graded line running north from Carnforth over Shap to Carlisle.
Part One – Away from the Industry of the North West. Steam traction on the line from Lancaster to Carnforth during the period 1964 to 1968.
Part Two – the Climb into the Northern Hills. A detailed look at the formidable ascent to the 916 foot summit as Shap using archive film taken during the period 1964 to 1967 at Oxenholme, Grayrigg, Low Gill, Dillicar Troughs and Tebay.
Part Three – The final climb to the Summit. Steam operation on the 1 in 75 climb from Tebay to the summit featuring Pacifics, Jubilees, Britannias, 9fs and Patriots hard at work.
Part Four – the Descent to Carlisle. The line through Penrith and the Eden Valley to the major railway centre at Carlisle.
Part Five – Carlisle. This strategic point was at the centre of the railway network to Scotland. Citadel Station, Kingmoor Shed and Yards plus steam on the main line are all featured in the 1960s.
Part Six – Electrification. A look at the electrification of the 270 miles of main line from Weaver Junction to Carlisle during the period 1970 to 1974.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 55 Minutes
Release date - January 2021