In 2004 Britain’s National Railway Museum celebrated a railway bicentennial. Exhibits from the museum and private ownership locomotives and rolling stock gathered at York for a festival of railways. Using much previously unpublished archive footage and new production footage, the background, historical significance and current status of many of the show’s large exhibits is demonstrated in this new programme.
Whilst ‘Railfest’ may just be a memory for many, this new documentary once more brings alive the magic of one of the most elaborate railway shows ever staged. In archive, in preservation action and on the mainline Includes Darjeeling Steam/Ffestiniog action, first run of Maschinenbau 4-wheel railbus, Beattie Well Tank action, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’, B12 61572, 5972 ‘Olton Hall’ ‘taking on Beattock’, GC 63601, Blackmoor Vale, Furness Railway No: 20, Sir Lamiel, 9F 92203, EM2s, Eurostar action, Class 66, D8000 Class 20 prototype, Class 47, APT, Sutton Miniature Railway loco, 4472 Flying Scotsman, Deltic action, 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, and others, High Speed Pendolino, City of Truro, at speed, and many more.
The exhibits brought alive through historic archive and contemporary live action in this 80 minute DVD