Steam Driver’s Eye View: Duchess Over The Devon Banks (Newton Abbot – Totnes – Plymouth)
Tackle the South Devon Banks in the cab of one of Sir William Stanier’s mighty LMS ‘Duchesses’ (Duchess of Sutherland). Leaving Newton Abbot, you’ll climb west over Dainton & Rattery Banks, before dropping into Plymouth. From there, it’s over Hemerdon & Dainton Banks. Bonus features include crossing the Royal Albert Bridge and the Glyn Valley. Live sound, crew commentary and more!
Full description from the producer:
An exciting prospect as we once again tackle the South Devon Banks, in the with one of Sir William Stanier’s mighty LMS ‘Duchesses’.
The first part begins at Newton Abbot, where we get straight into the action and climb up the Westbound climbs of Dainton & Rattery Banks, on the edge of Dartmoor, before dropping into Plymouth.
The second part begins at Plymouth and we tackle the Eastbound climbs of Hemerdon & Dainton Banks, and drawing comparisons with the record set by 71000 ‘Duke of Gloucester’.
A bonus sequence also includes the cross the Royal Albert Bridge becoming the first ever Duchess to venture into Cornwall, as well as the climb through the Glyn Valley from Bodmin Road.
With live sound recorded from the locomotive, we bring the action right to you. This program also features commentary, location titles & lineside shots. Crew commentary is also featured, giving us an insight how to handle a steam engine on one of the most challenging stretches of line in the UK.
Locomotive Featured: LMS Princess Coronation Class, No. 46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’.
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