The Official Souvenir DVD release! All aboard for the trip of a lifetime! Relive those nostalgic days of steam in this new programme specially produced for The Fellsman by Railfilms. Over 80 minutes of fascinating footage, archive material and recent action shots.
This programme, in two indexed parts, provides a unique insight into the celebrated Fellsman steam excursions that have carried thousands of people over the famous Settle and Carlisle railway on a journey back in time to the days when steam was king and when the journey was as exciting as the destination.
FELLSMAN STEAM (Part One) In part one join the train for its journey north. With special unrestricted access to the footplate there is a chance to witness the challenging work of the footplate crew as they shovel tons of coal into the firebox, keep a steady head of steam and get their passengers to Carlisle on time. Expertly shot lineside views provide an enthralling spectacle as the train charges north to Carlisle. An informative narration plus captions, maps and aerial photography of the famous Ribblehead viaduct complete the experience and tell the story of The Fellsman, Britain’s most exhilarating steam adventure! FELLSMAN MOTIVE POWER (Part Two) In this segment of the programme we meet some of the steam engines that provide the ‘pool’ of motive power based at Carnforth’s depot and that on occasion operate on Fellsman duties. With much previously unpublished archive film, enjoy the sights and sounds of LMS Jubilee Leander, LMS Royal Scot ‘Scots Guardsman’, LMS 8F No: 48151 and Black Five 44932. See members of the classes at work in their heyday, and as seen today having been successful survivors into the world of railway preservation. The producers acknowledge the contribution of locomotive crews and preservationists without whom much of Britain’s unique steam railway heritage would not exist, – and without whom the celebrated Fellsman could not operate. Produced for Statesman Rail ltd. www.statesmanrail.com Colour / B & W archive. Overall running time approx 80 minutes.