Letting Off Steam: British Steam In The 50s and 60s (4 DVDs)

SKU: GE1402

£22.95

5 hrs 30 mins.

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With the use of rare colour footage filmed during the 1950s & 60s, and featuring informative narration throughout, this programme is packed with action from the glory days of British steam when driving
and firing a locomotive was a hot and dangerous business. Footage comes from far and wide including Clapham Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill, Nuneaton, Grantham, Swindon, Bletchley and Didcot.

Steam trains disappeared from Britain’s everyday railway scene in 1968 yet these iconic machines have never lost their appeal. With the use of archive footage and preserved action, this DVD traces the evolution of some of the most popular classes of locomotives from
the four railway companies that became British Railways upon Nationalisation in 1948.

THE VERY BEST OF BRITISH STEAM OF YESTERYEAR
Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated band of enthusiasts we can still enjoy the sights and sounds of steam hard at work in the 1950s and 60s. This special programme features action from all around the old British Railways network. Footage includes
locomotives on the Waverley Route between Carlisle and Edinburgh, Bulleid Pacifics at Bournemouth and Great Western locomotives on the Somerset and Dorset Line.

THE FINAL YEARS OF BRITISH RAIL STEAM
This wonderfully nostalgic DVD features British Rail’s steam operations during the years leading up to its demise, including the celebrated ‘15 Guinea Special’ on 11th August, 1968. Trackside footage ranges from mainline express passenger trains to rural
branch lines and freight workings.

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