2 hrs. 50 mins.
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The ultimate profile of British Steam in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and coverage of Britain’s heritage lines.
EAST COAST MAIN LINE TO SCOTLAND
This programme forms a unique and wonderfully nostalgic record of ‘The Glory Days of Steam’ on the East Coast Main Line from London to Scotland. Also featured is Edinburgh to Thornton Junction and Cumbernauld to Aberdeen. Notable locations: Kings Cross, Potters Bar, Retford, Doncaster, York, Darlington & works, Tyne yard, Newcastle, Forth Bridge, Thornton Junction, Larbert, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen. Steam on shed: melancholy scenes at York, Sunderland and Edinburgh Saint Margarets.
LANCASHIRE & YORKSHIRE
This programme forms a unique and wonderfully nostalgic record of ‘The Glory Days of Steam’ in Lancashire and Yorkshire including Main Line Steam: The West Coast Main Line from Hest Bank to Warrington. Liverpool Lime Street through to Speke. Traffic on the southern end of the Settle to Carlisle Line. Cross Pennine traffic. Branch Lines & other topics: Farington Junction. Freight traffic around Wigan. Amberswood on the Whelley Loop Line. Howe Bridge Junction and the Chequerbent Incline. Passenger traffic around Bolton and Manchester Victoria. The Preston to Blackpool Line. Steam on Shed: Aintree, Heaton Mersey, Stockport and Holbeck.
THE SOUTH WEST
This programme forms a unique and wonderfully nostalgic record of ‘The Glory Days of Steam’ in the South West of England including The London & South Western Route from Salisbury to Exeter. Great Western branch steam operations on the Bodmin branch, Chard to Taunton, Gloucester to Stroud and the Cheltenham to Kingham Line. Great Western Main Line steam from Bristol to Plymouth. London & South Western branch line operations from Lyme Regis to Axminster. Cornish Branch Lines Bodmin to Wadebridge featuring the Beattie 2-4-0 well tanks on China Clay workings.