The Classic Steam Train Collection (8 DVDs)

SKU: GE1403

£29.95

7 hrs 30 mins.

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This DVD set presents intimate profiles of the finest British steam locomotives ever built. Over 9 hours of fantastic archive footage for steam enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy! This official product of the National Railway Museum includes profiles of Flying Scotsman, King Edward I, Clan Line, Black Five, Castle & Manor.

FLYING SCOTSMAN
This is the ultimate pictorial record of how the world’s most famous express locomotive steamed triumphantly into the Millennium, reborn with far greater power than Sir Nigel Gresley could ever
have imagined.

KING EDWARD I
Witness the most comprehensive coverage of a steam Railtour ever made as cameras at more than 50 locations followed the beautifully restored 6024 ‘King Edward I’ from London to Bristol and back
to Didcot.

CLAN LINE
 Way back in the 1960s, when steam was on the way out, a group of young men decided they simply weren’t prepared to let the Merchant Navy class die, so they bought Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacific 35028 ‘Clan Line’ and she has since proved to be a brilliant flagship of the
surviving Southerns.

BLACK FIVE
When a Black Five answered an SOS from the Mid-Hants Railway to work a Daylight Railtour outing from Alton to Bridgnorth, Stanier class 5MT 45407 presented the ex-Southern railway men with a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with what was considered the best
mixed traffic engine built in Britain.

CASTLE & MANOR
When Manor-class locomotive 7802 ‘Bradley Manor’ failed on the first of a series of Torbay Express excursions between Bristol and Kingswear, the race was on to prepare Castle class locomotive 5051 ‘Earl Bathurst’ to take over.

DRIVING & FIRING THE WESTERN ENGINES
Believed to be the most comprehensive survey of Western steam power ever attempted, this stunning programme starts on the footplate of Rocket, before moving forward one hundred years to the GWR Pannier Tanks.

DRIVING & FIRING THE SOUTHERN ENGINES
From the diminutive Tank engines – including the ‘Terriers’ – to the large, distinctive Bulleid express machines, follow a detailed examination of the many types of Southern locomotives demonstrated by the enginemen who worked them.

DRIVING & FIRING THE STANDARD ENGINES
When Britain’s railways were nationalised in 1948, a decision was taken to standardise the design of all new locomotives in the hope that they would be cheaper to run and service in the age of post-war austerity. This DVD provides a detailed study of many of these engines at work.

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