This superb archive programme was produced to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the end of mainline steam on British Rail.
The golden age of steam travel came to an end with the running of the ’15 guinea special’ on August 11 1968.
This fascinating DVD features British Rail’s steam operation during the years leading up to its demise, including the celebrated August 11 1968 special.
The programme has been produced especially for Steam World by TeleRail and includes a selection of material from the final years of BR steam. The action ranges from classic mainline operation on express passenger workings to rural branch lines and trip freights. All with the added benefit of carefully matched authentic sound from the internationally famous Peter Handford collection.
So take your seat for the departure of our special, commemorating the sights and sounds of the final years of BR steam.
• BR’s last steam hauled passenger train in 1968 – the ’15 guinea special’.
• The splendour of the Somerset and Dorset route between Evercreech Junction and Bournemouth, including last day specials.
• The Great Central route between Loughborough and Rugby.
• Passenger and freight train action from Aberdeen, Salisbury, Shrewsbury and Carnforth.
• A lingering look at Barry scrapyard.