Filmed from 1963-68, with locos including Jubilees, Scots, Black 5s, 8Fs, 4Fs, WDs and B1s, this DVD features steam at its best through the Peak District. Leaving Derby, we eventually reach Stockport, battling really steep gradients along the way. There’s Hope Valley line film to enjoy, plus a detailed look at the Cromford and High Peak route and pretty scenes at villages such as Romiley and Strines.
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Derby to Stockport
Filmed from 1963 to 1968, this video shows steam at its best through the Peak District.
Starting at Derby a northbound journey is taken to Stockport. This includes steam locomotives doing battle with gradients up to the 1000 foot contour in both directions in the Derbyshire hills.
The northbound descent to Stockport is through Chapel en le Frith, Chinley and New Mills.
There is also a journey along the Hope Valley to Sheffield.
A detailed look at the Cromford and High Peak route with normal service freight and specials.
A brief look at the Crich Tramway in its earlier days and the fascinating engines at Wirksworth Quarry are also included.
To reach Stockport there is detailed coverage of the line through Romiley and Strines with a visit to Hayfield. In Stockport visit Heaton Mersey shed.
Motive power includes Jubilees, Scots, Black 5’s, 8F’s, 4F’s, WD’s and B1’s.
Visiting railtours give further variety.