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Driving and Firing Steam Locomotives (4 disc set)

SKU: GE1316

£9.95

3 hrs. 45 mins.

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The art of driving and firing a steam engine is explored on this wonderful 4-disc production.

THE ‘BLACK ART’ OF FIRING
Our cameras follow Clive Groome, one of the most experienced enginemen in the country, as he demonstrates how to fire four very different steam locomotives from lighting up in the morning and oiling the machine right through to the disposal of the engine at night.

THE ART OF DRIVING
Every aspect of driving a steam locomotive is covered in this practical DVD. From observing and obeying signals to understanding the dangers of letting speed run away with you, Clive Groome’s easy manor and vast experience makes this definitive footplate guide a must-watch for anyone interested in steam.

DRIVING & FIRING THE BIG FOUR
Engineman Clive Groome worked on all the main express locomotives back in the glory days of steam. In this DVD, Clive studies the different engines made by the ‘Big Four’ railway companies. Having fired the Kings and Castles, Clive compares the GWR engines with the machines of the LNER. He also examines the Stanier Pacifics and boards the modern Southern Bulleid express engines.

KING FOR A SUMMER
This is the inside story of 6024 “King Edward I’s” storming performances at the head of the Torbay Express service to Kingswear during the summer of 2008. The TV crew rode with 6024 for several weeks and the resulting documentary provides an exquisite insight into how the King reigned supreme on one of the most stunning railway routes in Britain!

* Easy-to-follow instructions on the footplate, the viewer will feel like they are driving the locos themselves.
* Amazing footage of GWR, LMS, LNER & Southern engines – hence this will have very wide appeal to enthusiasts all over Britain.
* 6024 “King Edward I” is a hugely popular icon in the steam world, and its sister engine 6023 “King Edward II” is headline news after its recent restoration. 

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