Product Code: RGSET2

Boxed Set 2 Volumes 6-10
Railways of Britain Boxed Sets

£29.99

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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 2 Volumes 6 - 10 -  6 London & S East, 7 North East, 8 Wales,

9 Midlands & 10 Eastern Counties.

 

 Volume 6

London and The South East

This is volume 6 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 6 covers the following approximate area:-

• Maidenhead - Dover, Brighton - London. Mainlines Paddington to Reading, Victoria to Gatwick, Hastings to Brighton, Dartford to Dover, Waterloo to Cheriton, Channel Tunnel. Branch Lines Maidenhead to Marlow, Slough to Windsor & Eton Central, Sheerness, Folkestone Harbour.

• Preserved Lines Bluebell Railway, Kent & East Sussex.

• Freight Flows Dungeness nuclear traffic, Freightliners from Grain, Channel Tunnel flows, freight around Acton yard.

• Notable Stations Paddington, Euston, Kings Cross, Victoria, Waterloo, Battle, Brighton, Eastbourne.

• Loco Classes 33, 37, 47, 59, 60, 73, 91, 92, DMU, EMU, HST, Le Shuttle, Eurostar & preserved steam.

• Although this is one of the busiest parts of the present day British network, it contains many historical and interesting back waters, some which still feature semaphore signals. There's even a manned level crossing on the new Eurostar international route to be seen! The vast amount of commuter services contrast with the few remaining domestic freight flows that can still be seen in the South East plus the new channel tunnel freight services. There's also a visit to one of the country's most popular preserved lines; the Bluebell.

• In fact eveything you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day railway operations in an area stretching from London to Brighton! 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 7

North East

This is volume 7 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 7 covers the following approximate area:-

• Berwick on Tweed - Bradford, Skipton - Scarborough. Mainlines The East Coast mainline from York to Newcastle. Newcastle to Carlisle

• Secondary lines York to Scarborough, Whitby, Skipton to Shipley including Bradford Forster Square. Harrogate to York via Knaresborough.

• Preserved lines Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, North Yorkshire Moors.

• Freight flows Aggregates on the Rylstone branch near Skipton. Principal traffics in the Blyth, Selby and Middlesbrough areas, including Alcan, coal, and potash.

• Notable stations Newcastle, York, Hexham, Skipton, Scarborough.

• Loco Classes 37, 47, 56, 59, 60, 91, 142, 144, 156, 158, 308, HST plus preserved steam hard at work.

• The North East has always been associated with heavy freight flows and even now on today's much rationalized railway, there's plenty of action to be seen. Many of the stations still retain a distinctive character contrasting with the electric high speed East Coast mainline services. Some famous rural services are also examined, including the scenic lines around York to Harrogate and also to Scarborough. The area boasts two very different but equally spectacular preserved lines.

• On this one superbly made volume you'll find all you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day operations in an area stretching from Berwick to Leeds! Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled, & New Horozons series, it's your guarantee of superb quality.

 

Volume 8

Wales

This is volume 8 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 8 covers the following approximate area:-

• Cardiff - Llandudno, Milford Haven - Newport. Mainlines Swansea to Severn Tunnel, North Wales coast to Holyhead.

• Secondary lines Whitland to Pembroke, Milford Haven branch, Mid Wales line, Valley lines including Rhymney-Ystrad Mynach, Pontypridd, Merthyr Tydfil, Treherbert, Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, Dovey Junction to Barmouth and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

• Preserved lines Vale of Rheidol, Llangollen Railway, Ffestiniog Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway.

• Freight flows Steel traffic to Ebbw Vale, Iron ore from Port Talbot to Llanwern, Coal at Cwnbargoed, Oil to Robeston, Burngullow to Irvine china clay.

• Notable stations Swansea, Cardiff, Tenby, Taffs Well. Loco Classes 37, 47, 56, 60, 143, 153, 156, 158, HST plus preserved steam hard at work.

• A little over a decade ago it would have been inconceivable to think of a programme that featured Wales without substantial coal traffic. Today after years of close downs and rationalisation, the majority of this traffic has been lost. Yet as this programme shows there is some hope with a few new flows of coal recently being established. In South Wales many of the stations still retain a distinctive and characteristic Great Western feel, and for the time being at least services to the valleys are often controlled by attractive semaphore signals. Wales is an area of outstanding beauty and charm and this is particularly reflected on the magnificent scenic coastal stretches both near Barmouth and on the North Wales coast.

• On this one superbly made volume you'll find all you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day operations throughout the entire length and breadth of Wales! Produced by the same team that made the highly praised Rail Freight Today, Loco Hauled & New Horizons series, it's your guarantee of superb quality.

 

Volume 9

Midlands

This is volume 9 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 9 covers the following approximate area:-

• Stratford upon Avon - West Burton, Bridgnorth - Corby. Mainline WCML/ECML including new liveried GNER trains. Midland main line from Nottingham to Market Harborough.

• Secondary Lines Robin Hood line from Nottinham to Mansfield Woodhouse. Leamington Spa to Coventry. Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill. Lickey Incline near Birmingham.

• Preserved Lines Midland Railway Centre, Great Central Railway, Severn Valley Railway.

• Freight Flows Coal and sand around the Worksop area including:- West Burton and High Marnham Power Stations. The Bevercotes and Billsthorpe branches. Redland traffic at Mountsorrel. Steel to Corby. Coal on the Asfordby branch. Coal, freightliner and car traffic around Birmingham.

• Notable Stations Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Nottingham, Henley in Arden, Stratford Upon Avon.

• Loco Classes 37, 47, 56, 58, 60, 87, 90, 91, 141, 142, 150, 153, 156, 158, HST Plus many preserved steam locos.

• The Midlands may have lost much of the industrial grime that characterised the area for so long but it still produces considerable and varied rail freight traffic, including much of the country's coal. In this programme we also contrast mainline passenger traffic - already sporting some interesting liveries for the new private operators - with regional services on the recently opened Robin Hood line. With such a large population to draw on the area inevitably supports some of the country's most impressive and popular private steam railways, including the Severn Valley Railway and the Great Central Railway with it's unique claim to double track main line running.

• This one superbly made volume includes all you're ever likely to need to know about the history and present day operations throughout the entire Midlands. 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 10

Eastern Counties

This final volume of the invaluable guide to the UK's entire railway network 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 10 covers the following approximate area:-

• Mainlines ECML around Peterborough, including new liveried GNER trains. Marks Tey to Norwich. Secondary lines Peterborough to Ely, Ely to Bury St. Edmunds, The Sudbury branch, Kings Lynn to Foxton, The Harwich branch, Woodbridge to Lowestoft, Lowestoft to Norwich, The Sheringham line, Great Yarmouth line via Acle, The Skegness line.

• Preserved lines North Norfolk Railway.

• Freight flows Wisbech pet food train, Sand from Middleton Towers, oil to Harwich, Freightliner traffic around Felixstowe, Snailwell Scrap train, Freight traffic around Immingham, including iron ore, coal, oil, and steel, steel and gypsum on the Flixborough branch.

• Notable Stations March, Downham Market, Bury St. Edmunds, Stowmarket, Oulton Broad North, Norwich, Worstead, Lincoln.

• Loco Classes 47, 56, 58, 60, 86, 90, 91, 150, 153, 156, 158. This well balanced programme takes a look at the diverse railway operations of East Anglia, Lincolnshire and South Humberside.

• This is an area rich in railway history with large sections of the network still controlled by semaphore signalling, and more than it's fair share of rural branch lines. Many of these are passenger-only but some such as Wisbech survive as remote outposts of the freight network. In South Humberside meanwhile the emphasis is very much on heavy trainload freight traffic, much of it to and from the port of Immingham. As a complete contrast, there is a visit to the North Norfolk Railway, keeping alive the traditions of a bygone era in the delightful countryside along the Norfolk coast.

• 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 Eastern Counties of England - 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.

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DVD Runtime:
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