Gavin Morrison needs no introduction to most railfans, his evocative photographs of British steam during the glory days are justifiably well known and loved throughout the world.
However, few people realize that Gavin Morrison is also a talented film cameraman, and while out photographing steam he often turned his attention to producing a superb high quality film record as well. Much of the footage in this brand new series has never been viewed publicly before, and certainly not in this unique form.
The Gavin Morrison Collection is a highly original chronological series, spanning the years from 1962 to the early years of preservation after the end of main line steam in 1968. These superb programmes give a fresh and stunning new insight into the glorious years of steam, and will quickly grow to become one of the most important archive series ever produced.
Volume 1 of this exciting chronological series features wonderfully evocative steam days action including:-
– The West Riding of Yorkshire including Leeds, Bradford, Shipley and Holbeck Shed. Industrial Steam from Tyne Docks to Consett.
– Scotland contrasting steam around Gleneagles with branchline steam to Crieff, and a visit to St Rollox shed.
– Western Steam at Aberystwyth plus the last Great Western King in action.
– The West Coast mainline in Lancashire and Cumbria including Morecambe South Junction, Carnforth and Shap.
– Southern Steam main line action in the Bournemouth area during the early 1960s.
– Plus lots of other everyday action as well as some famous railtours including the Jacobite, the Cromford & High Peak tour and the Ribble – Lune Tour.
Introduced by Nigel Harris, with an informative script by Gavin Morrison, and authentic sound from the Peter Handford collection.