Product Code: RGSET1

Boxed Set 1 Volumes 1-5
Railways of Britain Boxed Sets

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This invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network now available in two box sets, is better value than ever before!

Filmed in the 1990s, every part of the country is thoroughly covered giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted. Also included are references to private steam railway sites. The comprehensive scripts contrasts workings in the 1990s with a brief history of the of the rail network in each area.

Set 1 Volumes 1 to 5 - 1 Lakes & Dales, 2 Scotland, 3 South West,

4 North West & 5 Somerset & Dorset.

 

 Volume 1

Lakes & Dales

This is volume 1 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before! Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted.

Also included are references to private steam railway sites. A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area.

Volume 1 covers the following approximate area:-

• Preston - Carlisle, Workington - Settle. Main lines The WCML from Preston to Carlisle featuring many scenic locations including Shap, and the Lune Valley.

• The unspoiled Cumbrian Coast line from Carnforth via Barrow and Whitehaven to Carlisle. The beautiful Settle to Carlisle railway. Branch lines The Lakes line from Oxenholme to Windermere.

• The Fylde coast route from Preston to Blackpool. Morecambe & Heysham services from Lancaster. Preserved lines Steamtown, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

• Surviving freight traffics Coal at Deepdale near Preston. Chemicals from Burn Naze near Blackpool. Bitumen to Preston docks. Aggregates from Hardendale near Shap. Oil to Dalston near Carlisle. Coal from Maryport. Rails from Workington. Chemicals from Whitehaven. Nuclear traffic to Sellafield. Chemicals and oil to Ulverston. Military supplies to Longtown near Carlisle.

• As well as Freightliner China Clay and other freight workings on the WCML.

• Notable stations Preston, Morecambe, Oxenholme, Carlisle, Workington, Barrow, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands.

• Loco Classes 31, 37, 47, 86, 87, 90, HST, 142, 144, 150, 153, 156, A4, Standard Tank, also many industrial locos. Plus so much more including unique site visits to Longtown and Smalmstown MOD depots, also British Steel at Workington and Shap, and ICI at Burn Naze.

• In fact everything you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day railway operations in the Lakes and Dales on one superbly photographed volume. Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled and New Horizons series, it's your guarantee of superb quality.

 

Volume 2

Scotland

The Complete Regional Guide to the Railways of Britain Volume 2 Scotland This is volume 2 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before!

Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted. Also included are references to private steam railway sites. A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area.

• Eastriggs - Thurso, Mallaig - Dunbar. Mainline The ECML from near Berwick to Edinburgh and the WCML from Carlisle to Glasgow. Also the scenic West Highland line to Fort William and the equally attractive Highland line to Inverness.

• Branch lines The North Berwick line, Strathclyde branch to Wemyss Bay. Fort William - Mallaig, Oban to Crianlarich, Kyle of Lochalsh Line and Inverness to Thurso.

• Preserved Lines Strathspey Railway.

• Surviving freight traffics Cement from Oxwellmains, cars to Bathgate, Edinburgh waste traffic, timber at Elgin and Huntly, China clay to Port Elphinstone, freight traffic to Fort William, including paper, China clay, starch, alumina, and aluminium. Also pet food at Deanside, oil to Bishopbridge, and coal traffic from Ravenstruther. Other traffics include Ayrshire coal, china clay to Irvine near Ayr, MOD at Eastriggs, Stranraer steel, also freight on the WCML including freightliner and the European train.

• Notable Stations Edinburgh, Glasgow central, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling, Dingwall, Spean Bridge.

• Loco Classes 08, 26, 27, 37, 47, 56, 60, 86, 87, 90, 91, 156, 303, 305, HST, Black Five 44767, Caledonian Railway 828 + many industrial locos, standard gauge and narrow gauge.

• So much more including a unique site visit to Eastriggs MOD depot with its fascinating and extensive narrow gauge railway, the Forth and Tay railway bridges, plus lots of loco hauled action in the fabulous Scottish scenery. This really is the complete guide to the best of contemporary Scottish railway action.

• In fact, everything you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day railway operations in Scotland, on one superbly photographed volume. Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled and New Horizons series, its your guarantee of superb quality.

Volume 3

South West

This is volume 3 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before! Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted.

Also included are references to private steam railway sites. A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area.

Volume 3 covers the following approximate area:-

• Penzance - Exeter, Barnstaple - Falmouth. Mainlines Great Western mainline from Penzance - Exeter. Branch Lines St. Erth to St. Ives, Falmouth Docks branch, Newquay branch, China clay branch to Parkandillack, Fowey branch, Looe Line, Gunnislake branch, Paignton line, Exmouth branch, Barnstaple line.

• Preserved Lines Bodmin & Wenford Railway, South Devon Railway, Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway. Surviving Freight Traffics China clay traffic at Burngullow, Treviscoe, Lostwithiel, Moorswater, Ballast to Meldon quarry.

• Notable Stations Penzance, Liskeard, Bere Alston, Newton Abbot, Exeter St. Davids, Paignton.

• Loco Classes 37, 47, HST, 150, 153, 158, 159, + 37 cab ride.

• The highly popular and scenic counties of Devon and Cornwall provide a feast of railway activity. There's lots of rural action on a wide variety of minor branch lines which contrasts with the busy mainline services throughout both counties. Also featured are some of the most interesting remaining China clay traffic flows which are centred on Burngullow. This really is the complete guide to the very best of contemporary West Country railway action.

• In fact, everything you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day operations in the South West, on one superbly photographed volume. Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled and New Horizons series, its your guarantee of superb quality.

Volume 4

North West

This is volume 4 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before! Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted. Also included are references to private steam railway sites.

A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area.

Volume 4 covers the following approximate area:-

• Crewe - Colne, Southport - Buxton. Mainlines WCML Manchester - Crewe and Trans-Pennine routes. Branch lines Buxton line, Manchester Airport, Colne branch, Liverpool - Southport, Warrington - Chester.

• Preserved lines East Lancs Railway.

• Surviving freight traffics Peak Forest Aggregate traffics, Salt to Sandbach, Petroleum traffic from Stanlow, Wood traffic to Shotton and various Freightliner flows.

• Notable stations Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Blackburn, Liverpool, Chester.

• Loco Classes 31, 37, 47, 56, 59, 60, 86, 87, 90, 142, 150, 155, 156, 158, 304, 507, HST, (Preserved Diesels 14, 35, 42, 52).

• There is nowhere quite like the North West for an impressive variety of locations. From the densely populated urban landscapes around Manchester and Liverpool to the rolling Lancashire moors, each with its own unique character. This superbly made video effectively captures the atmosphere of rail operations in this fascinating area.

• In fact everything you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day railway operations in the North West on one superbly photographed volume. Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled and New Horizons series it's your guarantee of superb quality.

Volume 5

Somerset and Dorset

This is volume 5 of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network and is better value than ever before! Every part of the country is thoroughly covered over all the 10 volumes giving a complete picture of rail operations in each region. Intercity, regional railways, and freight operations in each area are highlighted. Also included are references to private steam railway sites.

A comprehensive script contrasts present day workings with a brief history of the development of the rail network in each area.

• Volume 5 covers the following approximate area:- West Somerset - Portsmouth, Bristol - Swanage Mainlines Bristol to Taunton, Salisbury to Yeovil, Poole to Southampton, Eastleigh to Portsmouth, Isle of Wight. Branch Lines Weymouth branch, Westbury to Salisbury, Frome branch.

• Preserved Lines West Somerset Railway, Swanage Railway, Mid-Hants Railway, Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

• Surviving Freight Traffics Westerleigh Oil and Waste, Foster Yeoman traffic, Chilmark and Marchwood MOD, Freightliner traffic at Southampton, oil from Fawley.

• Notable Stations Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath, Salisbury.

• Loco Classes 33, 37, 47, 59, 60, 143, 150, 158, 159, HST, EMUs, (Plus preserved Steam)

• From the expanding port of Avonmouth with its busy new traffic flows, to the rural Salisbury plain, these busy areas provide an outstanding variety of both railway traffic and locations. As well as standard gauge passenger and freight services, the area also boasts a unique narrow gauge railway at RAF Chilmark.

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