DVD Runtime: 240 Minutes

£80.00 .



EXTRA VALUE FOUR VOLUME BOXED SET ‘120.00 if purchased individually – only ‘80.00 in this special boxed set

Thanks to the foresight of Andrew Dow the wonderful collection of original films and photographs of the LNER are now available for the delight of Railfans. Today’s Fastline Collection is a unique reference source of both stills and films created originally by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. The Unit was the last railway-owned photographic team and became part of Fastline Track Renewals at Privatisation, within Andrew Dow’s responsibilities.

The Unit was sold to Andrew Dow and Richard Hall by Jarvis in 2000. Today, Fastline Films Limited is the nation’s only specialist infrastructure film company.

Volume 1 includes:-

– Limestone Quarrying at Hulands North Yorkshire

– Ballast production from iron furnace slag at Lackenby

– Badly packed rail joints

– Maintenance of the main line

– Sleeper treatment and preparation at Hartlepool sleeper depot

– Relaying track panels by steam crane

– The new Matisa tamper, 1947

– Dismantling old track

– The spectacular testing of concrete sleepers to destruction by derailment at Ingrow.

Volume 2 includes:- A wealth of extremely rare material featuring men at work using the first generation of on-track machines, as well as road-mounted cranes and other innovative equipment including:-

– Morris Tracklayer Ballast cleaners

– Twin Jib Cranes

– Tampers Laying long welded rail

– Trenching machine

– Simon Platform & Gradall machines

Volume 3 includes:-

– Unique archive films highlighting bridge removal and renewal, including contrasting views of demolition and bridge construction from as long ago as 1935.

– Other topics include the construction of a new subway at York in 1936 and the remodelling of Church Fenton North Junction in 1948.

– There’s also a detailed look at preparing and replacing the famous diamond crossings at Newcastle in 1949.

– This is a fascinating look into our industrial railway heritage, highlighting the jobs of both the men and the machines that worked ‘Behind the Scenes’ to keep the railway operational.

Volume 4 includes:-

– Spectacular buffer stop testing at Bradford 14th September, 1946.

– Out of gauge load on the LNER, preparation and passage for a Stator on a cantilever wagon.

– Walton Street level crossing.

– Preston loop derailment.

– Snow and floods, winter of 1946/1947.

– Water trough, re-laying water troughs at Wiske Moor.

– York shed 1946, ‘The layout of locomotive facilities’.

– This is a fascinating look into our industrial railway heritage, highlighting the jobs of both the men and the machines that worked Behind the Scenes to keep the railway operational.


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