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Two films on one DVD! The first was filmed by an award-winning camera team and tells the story of the Lakelands railway affectionately known as La ‘al Ratty, with stunning scenic vistas. The second film takes you up the line over the Esk on the cab of River Mite, with Driver Ron Clarke providing a running commentary.
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Filmed in the spring and summer of 1996, featuring all of the steam locomotives. Also ride with the driver of River Mite and enjoy the magnificent scenery from the footplate. About “Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Experience and Cab Ride” Known affectionately as La’al Ratty, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway runs from Cumbrian Coast through two beautiful valleys in the Western Lake District. The first 60 minutes of this souvenior DVD takes you up the line, tells the story, shows all the locos and the magnificent mountain scenary. The story is written by Peter van Zeller driver of River Esk and narrated by Richard Hollingham. Filmed and directed by the Royal Photographic Society award winning team of GWP in 1996. Also filmed in 1996: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Cab Ride, the second 60 minutes of this DVD takes you up the the line on River Mite with Driver Ron Clarke. No formal script but Ron talks us up the line, points out things of interest and explains what he is doing. Graham’s camera records all the up journey and higlights of the return including the crossing with River Esk. This DVD is a wonderful souvenir of your trip on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Broadcast quality, this double feature runs for 120 minutes.