The period of BR moderisation produced a wealth of different loco types many of which are no longer in regular service. So if you yearn for the days of loco hauled trains this series is bound to impress.
Although most rail fans didn’t realize it at the time – in retrospect the 1960s and 70s with their fascinating assortment of ‘new’ motive power can now be seen as the vintage years of modern traction. While the 1980s with it’s corporate blue livery is now equally a symbol of yesterday’s railway.
This nostalgic programme features the following archive action all with the benefit of authentic sound effects for each loco class:-
– Leeds – Settle – Carlisle. Many superb locations along this scenic route are featured including, Leeds, Hellifield, Settle, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Ais Gill, Appleby and Carlisle. Featuring mixed freights, inter city and Nottingham to Glasgow expresses mainly during the period 1974 – 1984.
– Loco classes include:- 25, 26, 31, 37, 40, 45, 46, 47, & 50 the majority in overall corporate blue livery but with some green examples.
– The now closed Alston branch which ran to Haltwhistle features historic action at Alston, Lambley, Slaggford viaduct, Coanwood and Haltwhistle.
– The trans Pennine Woodhead route, with its unique loco classes, was perhaps one of the most famous closures of recent years, and yet there has been very little of any real value to show the route until now.
– Featuring action at Sheffield Victoria, Penistone, Dunford Bridge, Woodhead tunnel, Hadfield area, and Manchester Piccadilly. Including both freight and passenger traffic, featuring class 37, 47 and 76 in blue and green livery.
– Lancaster to Morecambe electrics. Never before has there been any comprehensive film record of the experimental and pioneer Midland railway electric service which ran until 1966. Our programme includes action at Heysham, Morecambe promenade, Scale Hall, Green Ayre, and Lancaster Castle station plus a cab ride.
– Faithfully recreated sounds for each class of loco.