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ABERDEEN TRAMS

Aberdeen were to have one of the most progressive systems of tramway network within Britain. Network consisted of some very reliable and regular services which saw fate of being closed in 1958. DVD features many of the routes as early as 1906 right up to the final day of tramway operation. It was made with the great help and thanks of Scottish Tramway and Transport Society.

Price = £16.00 

 

EDINBURGH TRAMS

Edinburgh were to first to have horse drawn trams in 1882 and the electric trams did not arrive until 1922. When the trams were to arrive in this part of Scotland many types of variety were seen throughout the system and network. The DVD completed in connection with 226 group as well as Edinburgh Transport Group covers a wide history of electric trams that were in operation within Edinburgh from early days right up to closure in 1956.

Price = £16.00 

 

GLASGOW TRAMS PART 1

Glasgow were to possess the second largest tramway operations within Britain. Two DVD's are made with conjunction of Scottish Tramway and Transport Society with this first part containing much history plus archived footage of Coplawhill Works plus others. Archive footage of various tranquil routes and first part of the closures up to December 1959.

Price = £16.00 

 

GLASGOW TRAMS PART 2

This DVD is the second of two DVD's made in conjunction with Scottish Tramway and Transport Society detailing the work of a tramway system that was only seconded to London trams. First DVD featured heavily on the history with start of the closures whilst this second part features all the closure including footage of final procession which took place in 1962.

Price = £16.00 

 

LONDON TRAMS PART 1

London trams part 1 looks at trams that operated in the capital city that laid fame to become the largest network of tramway operation within Britain. They ran through Battersea, Wandsworth, Clapham, Wimbledon, and Purley. Introduction of trams over different networks occurred in stage. Featured on the DVD are the depots and workshops plus rare archive footage of the many routes served. Also shown is tram number 106 which was converted after withdrawal into a snow broom and sold to Sheffield. Several landmarks are clearly shown and also snowy scenes from 1947 as well as tram strike. It is a must for any tramway enthusiast.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON TRAMS PART 2

Part 2 of London Trams takes a look at the trams in the final months of operation from January 1952. Included in the DVD are the enthusiast tours of which many ran plus a look at the trams that were fortunate to escape from being scrapped either by being preserved or for use on other tramway networks such as Leeds and York.

Price = £16.00 

 

LEEDS TRAMS

Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire could at one time boast over 100 mills and first having trams operating throughout the city as of the late 1890's. DVD which has been made in co-operation with Leeds Transport Historical Society contains a lot of archive footage at several places including Bigot, City Square, Kirkgate, Swinegate and Westgate. Many different trams are featured including Chamberlains, Pivots, Showboats, Rigids, Lance Corporals, Ex London Felthams plus cars which were converted into works cars. Other special features include a cup match at Leeds Football Club ground of Elland Road plus a cricket match at Headingly. Other footage shows a 10 car procession which ran to mark the end of tramway operation in 1959 plus a feature on how they were scrapped.

Price = £16.00

 

SEATON TRAMS

Mr Claude Lane, a maker of electric vehicles made a large tram along with some track to Rhyll in North Wales and Hastings during the summer season. Due to the popularity a permanent tramway was located in Eastbourne opening in 1954. They then moved to Seaton in Devon in which this DVD is focussed upon. Features include laying of the track, bridge repairs, running of trams with battery power until overhead wires were installed. Along with the beautiful routes featured we also take a look at the required checks that are made to trams in the depots and special trips.

Price = £10.00

 

LIVERPOOL OVERHEAD RAILWAY

Liverpool overhead railway was the first in the world to be operated by electric trains, automated signalling followed by colour light in 1922. Passengers on the railway varied from seaman, dockers and general visitors for the entire 63 year service prior to closure in 1956. Footage includes rolling stock some of which had wooden seats, carriage sheds, steam locomotives and also race traffic for Aintree in 1956. Also shown are men working on repairs, passengers and staff of the railway plus the stations.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 1 - LINERS AND LAUNCHERS

First DVD in a series of Merseyside Memories looking at liners which have been filmed around Merseyside. Sailing’s went to Belfast, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, New York along with West Indies. Providing these services were companies such as Cunard Lines, Cunard White Star Lines, Pacific Steam Navigation as well as White Star Lines. Some of the liners featured include Aquatania, Baltare, Britannic, Corinthia, Corona, Duchess Of Atholl, Empress Of Britain, Empress Of Canada, Empress Of England, Empress Of France, Empress Of Scotland, Galatea, Georgic, Lancastrias, Liberte, Luciana, Majestic, Mauritania, Montrose, Parthia, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary, Samaria, Saxonia, Sepia, Silvana, Tuscnia, United States and Windsor Castle plus a look at Royal Naval ships Ark Royal, HMS Devonshire and Polaris.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 2 - LOOP AND LINK ELECTRIC RAILWAYS OF MERSEYSIDE

In the second of Merseyside Memories series take a look into the suburban electric railway services of Merseyside which can date back to Liverpool Overhead Railway of 1893 whereas now operations are undertaken by Mersey Rail in three groups of lines, City Line, Northern Line and Wirral Line. Some of the sock shown is early American style stock of 1904 up to modern day class 502’s, 503’s 507’s and 508’s at many locations such as Bank Hall, Birkenhead Central, Birkenhead North, Birkenhead Park, Crosses, Green Lane, Grove Road, Hamilton Square, Hillside, James Street, Leasowes, Liverpool Central, Liverpool Lime Street, Meols Cop, Moorfields, New Brighton, Ormskirk, Sandhills and Southport.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 4 - FERRIES ACROSS THE MERSEY

Fourth of the Merseyside Memories Series looking at some of the famous ferries used around Merseyside between 1901 and 1986 such as Barrington, Bidston, Birkenhead, Churton, Claughton, Daffodil, Egremont, |Emily, Gem, Heather Belle, Hinderton, Iris, J Farley, James Atherton, John Joyce, Leasowes, Marlowe, Mountwood, Overchurch, Royal Daffodil 2, Royal Daffodil 3, Royal Iris 2, Royal Iris 3, Sir John Moore, Snowdrop, Sunflower, Upton, Wallasey, Waterliliy and Woodchurch.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 5 - SHIPS OF ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY

n this fifth part of a series that looks at life and activity of bygone Merseyside we look at the ships that sailed from Merseyside owned and operated by Isle Of Man Steam Packet Company. Among discovering about the various different ships we also see other special features such as preparations of Lady Of The Mann before setting sail plus Victoria arriving into dock. Also take a glimpse into North Wales Steamship company with ships such as St Elvies and St Seriol plus many more ships of both companies.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 6 - NO TRAINS TO PIER HEAD

As part of the series in which looks back at bygone memories of Merseyside, the DVD looks at the once loved tramway system of Liverpool that was operated by trams known locally as Green Goddesses. In the DVD we learn about their history and the routes in which they covered through to their demise and withdrawal. Also discover on some of those trams that were lucky to survive the cutters torch of the scrap man and find further use elsewhere.

Price = £16.00

 

MERSEYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 7 - STEAM ON THE WIRRAL

In the seventh part of series in which looks back at bygone life and activity of Merseyside we recapture variety of steam in various formamong many of the s on lines around the Wirral from Birkenhead to Chester. Among the footage some of which is rare many long lost stations are shown in full working day life. We also are able to see some of these stations and what remains of them today. Other features include special working branches some which contain severe gradients and make locomotives work hard.

Price = £16.00

 

MERESYSIDE MEMORIES NUMBER 8 - STEAM AROUND LIVERPOOL

Final part of a series in which remembers the life and activity of a bygone Merseyside, DVD gives use sights and sounds of steam in and around Liverpool including rare pre war scenes at Lime Street, also Pugs working in the Docks as well as many enthusiast tours plus many different forms of freight action. Among these features are last days of steam working in the area including the 15 guinea special. Some of the locations in which footage was recorded are Brunswick, Central, Exchange, Sandhills with various classes of motive power answered such as 4F’s, 8F’s, 9F’s, Black 5’s, Duchesses, Fairburn Tanks, Patriots, Princess Royals, Royal Scots, Stannier 2-6-4 Tanks, Super D’s WD’s and others.

Price = £16.00

 

BLACKPOOL TRAMS PART 1

This DVD, through a wealth of archival footage, tells the story of Blackpool's trams from their inception to the closure of the Lytham Road services in 1961. It is rich in period atmosphere - fashions, entertainments, road vehicles, buses, street furniture and ships. Blackpool has one of the oldest electric tramways in the world, the oldest in Britain, and the only surviving first generation tramway on the mainland. For over a century, its trams have catered for residents and holidaymakers and its fleet of illuminated trams has excited worldwide acclaim. However, during its life the system has had to survive many trials and tribulations including the threat of total closure. An evocative selection of films, much in colour, depicting Blackpool's trams including most types in action at key locations - Conduits, Dreadnoughts, Toast racks, Standards, Pantographs, Rail coaches, Balloons, Boats, Vambacs, Coronations, Twin sets and Trailers. Includes Switch on to the first post-war illuminations in 1949 Follow Walter Luff's modernisation of Marton and the transformation of the "Sun Saloons" into Vambacs Sample the PCC-style Coronations in 1952/3 Catch the cars in a variety of different liveries on the Promenade, along Lytham Road, round the Marton route and on the 'back road' to North Station during the years 1954-58 Take the resurrected Circular Tour in 1957 The first twin set in 1958 and the first trailer in 1960 Finally travel the full length of Lytham Road (abandoned October 1961). Special Features: Brilliant early footage including: A conduit operating Dreadnought (1898) The first electric cars in Lytham (1903) The building of the realigned prom (1905) The illuminated trams - 68, Progress, Lifeboat, Gondola, Blackpool Belle, 158/159 The 75th Anniversary celebrations The demise of the Pantographs The last day of Lytham Road. Extra Attraction: Superb views of vintage seagoing vessels - Greyhound, Deerhound and Robina.

Price = £16.00 

 

BLACKPOOL TRAMS PART 2

Using a rich mix of archival footage, this DVD recounts the full story of Blackpool's trams from the closure of the Marton route in October 1962 to the arrival of the first new tram for over 30 years in April 1984. Much period atmosphere - road vehicles, buses, street furniture, fashions and entertainments. In the early 1960's, Blackpool closed its town tram routes, leaving just its world-famous Promenade line and for some time even this seemed threatened with total closure. This is an evocative selection of colour films depicting Blackpool's trams during the period 1962-84 with all types in action. Circumnavigate Marton in sun, rain and fog. Admire the Vambacs in the their final months. Take boats and Standards out to Marton depot. In October 1962 join the crowds on the last night of Marton - the route that refused to die. Travel along Dickson Road (closed October 1963) on a variety of cars including Series 1 Rail coaches and Balloons. Enjoy the launch of the Hover tram and HMS Blackpool. Ride the dwindling number of classic Standards. Follow the sad saga of the stylish Coronations. Board experimental 618 and 638. See Rail coaches transformed into OMO's. Watch 761 emerge from the paint shop in April 1979. Switch off the lights of the Blackpool Belle. Finally, follow 641 on its first ever journey from Blackburn to Blackpool in April 1984. Special features: The Marton Death with depot interiors, the severed Gondola and the truncated remnant visited by the Western Train. The bitterly cold museum weekend of 12th/13th January 1963 The Plastic Tram Works car action Vambac controls A boat abroad Terrific snow scenes Centenary preparations.

Price = £16.00 

 

BLACKPOOL TRAMS PART 3

This DVD, through a wealth of archival footage, tells the story of Blackpool's trams from their inception to the closure of the Lytham Road services in 1961. It is rich in period atmosphere - fashions, entertainments, road vehicles, buses, street furniture and ships. Blackpool has one of the oldest electric tramways in the world, the oldest in Britain, and the only surviving first generation tramway on the mainland. For over a century, its trams have catered for residents and holidaymakers and its fleet of illuminated trams has excited worldwide acclaim. However, during its life the system has had to survive many trials and tribulations including the threat of total closure. An evocative selection of films, much in colour, depicting Blackpool's trams including most types in action at key locations - Conduits, Dreadnoughts, Toast racks, Standards, Pantographs, Rail coaches, Balloons, Boats, Vambacs, Coronations, Twin sets and Trailers. Includes Switch on to the first post-war illuminations in 1949 Follow Walter Luff's modernisation of Marton and the transformation of the "Sun Saloons" into Vambacs Sample the PCC-style Coronations in 1952/3 Catch the cars in a variety of different liveries on the Promenade, along Lytham Road, round the Marton route and on the 'back road' to North Station during the years 1954-58 Take the resurrected Circular Tour in 1957 The first twin set in 1958 and the first trailer in 1960 Finally travel the full length of Lytham Road (abandoned October 1961). Special Features: Brilliant early footage including: A conduit operating Dreadnought (1898) The first electric cars in Lytham (1903) The building of the realigned prom (1905) The illuminated trams - 68, Progress, Lifeboat, Gondola, Blackpool Belle, 158/159 The 75th Anniversary celebrations The demise of the Pantographs The last day of Lytham Road. Extra Attraction: Superb views of vintage seagoing vessels - Greyhound, Deerhound and Robina

Price = £16.00

PARIS METRO

Classic Sprague Stock on lines 2,3b,5,8,9,12, Articulated Stock, Steel-Wheeled Stock MF67 and MF77, Rubber-Tyre Stock MP55, MP59 and MP73, Montmartre Funicular, Montparnasse-Bienvenue Traveler, Mirabeau Station etc. This DVD was filmed on four separate visits to Paris between 1976 and 1987, the earlier ones specifically to record the famous classic Sprague Stock in sound and vision, the design of which dated from the early years of the system. Contrary to popular belief, only lines 1, 4, 6 and 11 are worked by rubber-tyred trains. The other nine lines and two shuttles are worked with conventional trains. The first part of this DVD, filmed in 1976, captures the atmosphere of the Paris Metro as seen by a tourist using it to visit popular locations such as Sacre-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Sprague Stock is seen on lines 2, 5 and S. The stock and the Montparnasse-Bienvenue Traveler. The next section was filmed with live sound in 1980 with Sprague Stock featured on lines 2, 3b, 9 and 12. The hissing air and the tram-like motor noise is particularly evocative. The noisy MA52 Articulated Stock of 1952 is seen on line 10, together with the unique station at Mirabeau where outbound trains pass the inbound platform at speed on a ramp. By this time the latest steel-wheeled MF77 Stock had appeared on line 13. Film shot in 1987 completes this presentation, visiting many interesting locations. These include the sharpe curve at Bastille on line 1, together with forward views travelling the section of line 5 between Quai de la Rapee, over the Seine to Gare D'Austerlitz where the Metro station is above the main line platforms, and the elevated section of line 6 to the south of the city.

Price = £16.00 

 
 

METROPOLITAN STEAM RETURNS

Covering 2 weekends in 1989 steam once again ran over Metropolitan line of London underground. Steam trains last ran prior to this in 1960. Sarah Siddons, an electric locomotive, was used for the pushing or pulling at the other end of the train. It was enjoyed by many enthusiasts. Weekends were to celebrate 100 years of Chesham Branch running steam trains from Watford to Chesham and Return. Steam locomotives used were 2 ex London Transport pannier tanks. In 1990 a further 2 weekends used steam on the line from Amersham to Harrow On The Hill. A standard class 4 tank was hired in from Midland Railway Centre to haul the trains along with LT Battery Locomotive L44. Again the two preserved ex LT pannier tanks were also used. Many different features including the routes and rare footage from the 60's can be seen.

Price = £16.00 

 

UNDERGROUND TRAINS REMEMBERED

London underground is a system of which has been built up over many years since first opened in 1860's although at first was only to be seen as a convenience and not glamorous. The DVD looks back at some of the old trains of which are now forgotten history. Archive footage of which some is black and white from the 1930's is placed for historical importance as well as other scenes such as steam on Chesham Branch much of which is only single line, a look at Neasden depot who are preparing for recovery of a collision, Kings Cross in 1966, rebuilding of Euston, Moorgate and Paddington also from 1966. Footage of farewell tour featuring the remaining pannier steam locomotive tanks in 1970 is included and much more.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON UNDERGROUND REVIEW VOLUME 1

Following on from underground trains remembered, review volume 1 takes a described look at the Jubilee Line amongst others showing 1938 stock plus 1967 and 1972 stock as well as battery locomotive operation. Many rail-tours of the system are featured on branches such as Uxbridge, Amersham and Watford. Also included are BR Class 501 electric multiple units at Ruislip and Notting Hill Gate in 1983 with final run into Ealing Common depot. A final feature is problems encountered in 1982 with frost and snow.

Price £16.00

 

LONDON UNDERGROUND REVIEW VOLUME 2

The second volume of London Underground review shows rare footage of 1938 stock between Finsbury Park and Highgate, last day of steam of Chesham Branch plus Piccadilly line with battery locomotives. Hounslow West before being re sited for the Heathrow extension. Also seen is stock L94, A62 cars and others. Replica of the first underground train is formed for the Metropolitan centenary parade in 1963. A lot of the footage shown in the 1960's was taken by a former London Underground driver.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON UNDERGROUND REVIEW VOLUME 3

The final volume of underground review series shows scenes of the bad winter in 1947 in which it became snowbound. Steam is seen at Clapham Junction plus another look at more 1938 stock in service. In 1990 City and South London Railway celebrated 100 years and celebrations are featured. Other features include the opening of Dockland Light Railway, trials on Jubilee Line plus a naming ceremony of a locomotive with relevance to the underground

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON LOST STATIONS

This DVD shows stations in London which have either disappeared or rebuilt such as Euston Arch before it was demolished in 1962 and the station rebuilt. Damaged by bombing is Blackfriars before and after bombing footage is shown. Old station of Wood Lane plus posters from 1947 on view. Steam locomotives working in 1952 from Watford plus shunting at Stanmore goods yard whilst diesels on express trains have been included. Underground stations include Holborn and Snow Hill. A look at Cannon Street with war damaged roof and how the station looks now. Former underground subways which were used as shelters during the war. All of this plus so much more is featured.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON LOST TRANSPORT

DVD takes a look at the city's buses, boats, trains and trams as well as London aerodromes. Features shown include 2nd World War with work and leisure time. It starts firstly with the early horse drawn buses of Edwardian period and moves through time with motor cars, scenic railway plus the may differing periods of fashion. Open topped buses from 1910 as well as the variety of London taxis. Also ships in the London docks during 1935 including floating cranes, steam tugs and paddle steamers. In 1910 the buses and trams, 1935 LNER steam trails and the railways in which they ran plus Metropolitan line of Underground. Other footage includes London markets at Billingsgate, road repairs and other assorted selling in the streets. Just under an hour of non stop archive footage of the past times.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON LOST STEAM TRAINS

Steam trains from 1927 to 1971 in greater London can be seen including expresses in the 1930's 1947 views of Old Oak Common shed, Paddington and the Cathedrals Express, Locomotives being coaled at Kings Cross. New coaches in 1938. Last built Atlantic making it's run in 1950 and the A3's, A4's in 1960 to 1963. Rebuild of Royal Scot following her disaster in 1945. Also seen is an old signal box, Golden Arrow at Victoria, plus the change over from Steam to Diesel and Electric.

Price = £16.00

 

LOST LINES AROUND LONDON

Some lines around the capital city have gone whilst others have changed in appearance. Footage shows the original Hounslow West, 1938 tube stock, now demolished Aldensham depot, Uxbridge Vine Street on it's final day, steam trains, tube trains, postal workers, surviving lines and the last train from West Croydon plus more.

Price = £16.00

 

GLASGOW UNDERGROUND

A modern underground nicknamed Clockwork Orange opened in 1980 but first the original underground opened in 1896 and footage is shown of this subway system in 1950's and again in 1970's. On closure in 177 much of the system was best part a working museum and shown is a travelling crane, car 41 and car 32. Also shown is station being dug out, tunnels opened and at St Enoch station high up is cement supported by a cement raft. Steam trains on the Argyll line and it's reopening. Footage also shows cab rides, control centre and depot workings and cars being put in the washer at Govan workshops. Finally is the new trailer cars undergoing tests for the underground reopening in April 1980 to modern standards including new rolling stock number 100 to 133 which runs back to back and stations renamed.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON BUSES REMEMBERED

London has been served by it's buses in several forms since 1829 and this DVD shows many of the buses served from 1930's onwards. Footage fro during the second world war shows buses which had to have head lamps blanked off and with mudguards painted white. Footage of famous singer Cliff Richard learning to drive bus at Chiswick depot in readiness for the filming of his film Summer Holiday. N 1979 London buses celebrated 150 years of service with a parade in Hyde Park. It was also the same year in which saw the end of the RT's. Routemasters are also seen before being taken out of service and replaced by buses with one man operation in 1980's. Some of the famous buses are also seen preserved in East Anglia and in London.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON TROLLEYBUSES PART 1

First of 2 DVDs that looks back on the history of the trolleybuses that once worked many areas of London which were introduced as part of a plan in replacing trams from 1931 and was to be the largest trolleybus network in the world. In the DVD a detail history is given followed by an in depth look in stages 1 to 8 of the replacement program introduced from 1959 to see trolleybus operation being taking over by busses. First stage was to see end of route 654 from West Croydon to Sutton also routes 696 and 698 to Dartford. Next stage was for route 555 and 581 between Bloomsbury, Leyton and Woodford to be replaced by buses along with route 677 from Smithfield to West India Docks. Trolleybus operation ended as part of stage 3 on route 661 from Leyton to Aldgate, route 663 Leyton to Ilford and Chadwell Heath, route 691 from Barking to Barkingside and route 693 Barking to Chadwell Heath. We then look at stage 4 with route 567 from Barking to Smithfield. In stage 5 we see the end of route 557 from Chingford Mount to Liverpool Street, route 685 from North Woolwich to Walthamstow, route 669 from North Woolwich to Stratford plus routes 689 and 690 which done the Stratford and East Ham circulars. 1960 started with stage 6 and busses replacing trolleybuses on routes 687, 697 and 699 linking Walthamstow, Chingford Mount and Victoria and Albert Docks. We see the last of trolleybus operation on route 611 from Highgate Village to Moorgate, route 626 from Acton along with route 628 from Craven Park to Clapham Junction. DVD then looks at the last of the 1960 replacement program and stage 8 involving route 607 From Uxbridge to Shepherd Bush and route 655 from Acton Vale to Clapham Junction.

Price = £16.00

 

LONDON TROLLEYBUSES PART 2

This DVD following on from part 1 and continues looking at the replacement program of trolleybus operation ending to be taken over by busses. With stages 1 to 8 already shown in Part 1 we start with looking at stage 9 and route 513 from Hampstead Heath to Parliament Hill Fields, 517 North Finchley To Holborn, 613 Parliament Hill Fields to Holborn, 615 Parliament Hill Fields to Moorgate, 617 North Finchley To Holborn, 639 Hampstead to Moorgate and 653 Aldgate To Tottenham Court Road. On stage 10, trolleybuses were to be replaced on route 627 from Waltham Cross to Tottenham Court Road, route 629 from Enfield to Tottenham Court Road, route 659 from Waltham Cross to Holborn as well as route 679 from Waltham Cross to Smithfield. Stage 11 saw the end of trolleybuses on route 543 and 643 from Holborn to Wood Green, route 647 from Stamford Hill to London Docks and route 649 from Waltham Cross and Wood Green to Liverpool Street. Last stage of the replacement program in 1961 was that of stage 12 with buses replacing the trolleybuses on route 521 and 621 from Holborn to North Finchley as well as route 609 from Moorgate to Barnet and route 641 from Moorgate to Winchmore Hill. All other surviving routes were to be replaced by buses in 1962 under stages 13 and 44. Stage 13 had trolleybuses replacing busses on route 645 from Canons Park to Barnet, route 660 from North Finchley to Hammersmith, route 662 from Sudbury to Paddington and route 666 from Edgware to Hammersmith. Stage 14, the final stage of the trolleybus replacement program result in the last of the routes being taken over by buses. They were route 601 from Twickenham to Tolworth, route 602 from Ditton to Kingston Loop, route 603 from Tolworth to Kingston Loop, route 604 from Hampton Court to Wimbledon, route 605 from Teddington to Wimbledon, route 657 from Hounslow to Shepherd Bush and route 667 from Hammersmith to Hampton Court 

Price = £16.00

 

DOCKLAND LIGHT RAILWAY

Dockland light rail was first constructed in 1985 / 86 as an automatic driver-less railway system crossing over east part of London. DVD contains footage of the test runs made prior to the opening in 1987 which has also been included. Other features included are the excavation works for the underground extension of line to Bank as well as a look in the control room plus a visit to Germany where old units of the system have been sent to work.

Price = £16.00

 

JOHANNESBURG TRAMS

A unique and colourful assembly of footage (from Britain and South Africa) depicting most car types in action: Single- truckers The London United look-alikes Native Cars Air Bogies 'Bluebirds' Experimental Streamliners Also historical background in stills. In 1959, visit the depots, enjoy central area activity, climb into the hilly northern suburbs, tackle the tortuous twists and turns en route to Observatory and Yeoville, wait on the single track to Judith Paarl. In 1961, travel out to Newlands via the interlaced track at Vrededorp, along the road-side reservation at Brixton and Westdene, and on the single track extension opened in 1950. Lastly, ride the busy Eastern Valley routes with Air Bogies and Streamliners nose to tail on Main Street, manoeuvring round one-way workings, and powering along the 3 mile straight run to Malvern. Special Features The last of the 'Native' cars Track-grinder T2 on forbidden territory Final day action Plus the ones that 'got away'.

Price = £16.00

 

TRAMS IN NORTH LANCASHIRE

Go back in time with this footage at Morecambe on the horse car, electric trams in St Albans, Blackpool in 1903 plus Burnley during the ware between 1932 and 1935. Take a look at Accrington open day in 1907, test runs in 1039's in Blackburn. All so many places of the North Lancashire district which features many different types of cars all of which have featured varying liveries over time.

Price = £ 16.00

 

LLADUDNO AND COLWYN BAY ELECTRIC RAILWAY

An evocative selection of films (much in colour) recapturing the glory days of one of Britain's most popular and best loved coastal tramways. Assembled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of the most famous seaside tramway in North Wales, this DVD features spectacular scenes along the entire length of the highly scenic line. Board fully laden 'toast racks', exposed 'open-toppers' and sedate single-deckers for a trip along this narrow-gauge line in a variety of different weather conditions. Swing the trolley at West Shore, Llandudno Sample summer crowds at Palladium Corner Watch the procession of trams swinging on and off the single track in Mostyn Street Catch an 'Accrington', 'Bournemouth', or 'toast rack' for an exhilarating cross-country ride through Bodafon Fields Tackle the steeply graded Penryhn Hill Skirt the damaged sea-wall at Penryhn Bay Peer into the depot Roll along the esplanade at Rhos-On-Sea Negotiate the single track over busy Brompton Bridge Join the throngs of traffic on the trunk Conway Road Edge on and off the inter-laced track in Colwyn Bay Special Features: Pre-war footage Bournemouth cars in their home town An ex-Darwen streamliner on the Colwyn Bay shuttle The short-lived replacing 'Red Buses' The Great Orme Tramway (including scenes from the 1950s) The 'St. Tudno' and 'St. Seriol' Local buses Also the Rhyl Miniature Tramway and magnificent period views of Llandudno, Penryhn Bay, Rhos-On-Sea and Colwyn Bay. Something for everyone!

Price = £16.00

 

PCC CARS

PCC tram production in USA went from 1936 – 52 with approximately 5,000 being made. Oldest tram known to be in regular use is in Boston. Trams in Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Vancouver are all shown such as Green Hornet, Car 1000, Pink Lady and footage of Blue Streak and United Traction 301 which is rare unseen footage. We look at how the livery and styles has changes through the years between different states. Also is the 4500 Toronto specials which still run to this day. Follow the PCC tram car history on this DVD both on overhead wires and electric tracks, some single ended, others double ended.

Price = £16.00

 

PCC PARADE

Footage on this DVD shows Concutti Street Railway which was the last north American City with double overhead wires as well St Louis n both the first and last year of operation. We visit Dallas, San Francisco, Johnstown and Montreal among other places. Cars include original and second hand, Iron Monsters, and Golden Chariots among others. We take more look at the history of the PCC cars and also look at what has happened to them today.

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NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD TRAMS AND TROLLEYBUSES

Take a look back as early as 1913 with old footage of trams and trolleybuses in the area of Newcastle and Gateshead also follow along stages of withdrawal which took place in the early 1960's. May differing types are shown along many variety of routes in which they served.

Price = £16.00

 

SOUTH SHIELD TROLLEYBUSES

This action-packed DVD produced by Online Video recaptures the days when South Shields had wires, poles and trolleybuses. Features magnificent colour scenes in all parts of the town as it was in the 1950s and 1960s. An evocative selection of films - mostly in vivid colour - recapture the glory days of this fascinating north-east system. Follow the growth of the network and then enjoy visiting most of the major points served by the trolleybuses. Examine the unique Trinity Church crossing with The Harton Electric Railway Ride the tortuous configurations of the famous 'figure of eight' routes 3/4 Watch endless procession of trolleybuses at the Market Join the crowds at Pier Head Take the wires along the blustery Sea Road to South Beach as well as the exposed Coast Road to the cliff top terminus at Marsden Grotto Power through the suburban housing estates at Horsley Hill and Cleadon Park Marvel at the variety of vehicles circumnavigating the junction at the 'Chi' Tour the depot Observe a tower wagon at work Climb hills Dip beneath railways 'Thump' under the Fowler Street 'Grand Union' It's all here. All the footage is of rare 8mm cine film.

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MORE LONDON LOST STEAM

An Online Video production looking at further scenes of when steam was in everyday use around London. We start off with Great Western Railway ambience at Paddington which was always popular for enthusiasts to record varied activity. Then we join a enthusiast rail tour between Kensington Olympia and Ealing Broadway before heading over to the Southern Region. On Southern Region we take in popular locations such as Clapham Junction and Waterloo along with visits to various other Southern Region locations around London to watch many different enthusiast rail tours operating. Steam is shown on London, Tilbury and Southend Services before finishing on London North Eastern Region seeing both express and suburban services in and out of Kings Cross.

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EAST LONDON LOST STATIONS

DVD takes a look at stations of the East end of London which have either gone with no remains or changed dramatically where upon very little of the original is still standing. Such locations are Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Low Level, Coborn Road, Stratford and Lea Bridge. Footage ranges from many periods of time including some rare archive footage.

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TRAMS IN AND AROUND MANCHESTER

An Online Video production in which looks over the many different tramways that operated in and also surrounding areas of Manchester. Firstly we look at Chester which had horse trams from 1970 then electric from 1903 till closure in 1930. This is then followed by Birkenhead which operated horse trams from 1860 being taken over by electric tram operation from 1901 till services ceased in 1937. Next is Wallesey with horse trams running between 1879 and 1902 with electric then taking over till closure in 1933. From here it is Liverpool and the horse trams from 1859 then electric from 1900 till closure in 1957. Following on is Warrington trams from 1902 to 1935 plus Wigan which had horse operation from 1880 to 1884, steam from 1882 to 1904 and electric from 1901 to 1934. Next we look at Bolton with horse trams starting in 1880 and being taken over by electric in 1899 closing in 1947. A visit to bury which first had steam operation prior to electric from 1903 ill services ended in 1949.  Rochdale also first using steam between 1883 and 1905 whilst electric services ran between 1902 and 1932. Also we look at Ashton Under Lyne which had horse tramway operation from 1881 till 1903 with electric operation running from 1902 till 1938 plus Salford and horse operation between 1877 and 1903 with electric following till services ceased in 1947. Afterwards we then take a detaild look at the trams of horse and electric variety which ran in the heart of Manchester from as early as 1877 through till 1949 with the DVD then finishing at Stockport which started out in 1880 with horse trams and then electric running from 1901 till ending in 1951.

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LONDON LOST UNDERGROUND TRAINS

DVD shows stations and lines of London Underground from 1950's We start with Farrington which sees steam with L44 passing Metropolitan Electric number 16 plus a steam tour at Edgware Road with L46. T Stock footage along with E Sock, O Stock, P Stock and F Stock as well as 1956 Q23 stock. Footage is shown of trains being hauled by battery locomotives at Finsbury Park and Ongar. Many of the stations which are shown have either gone or rebuilt much like the trains of passenger and freight variety.

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NO TROLLEYS TO LOOSE

Visit trolleybuses in the Maidstone area with footage ranging from 1928 up to 1973. Trolleybuses first ran in the Kent town in 1904. This DVD takes a look at routes such as Barming, Loose to Tovil along streets such as Sutton Road, High Street, Tonbridge Road plus more. Trolleybuses include No 72, a one off water car, plus many others. Vehicles used on the system were made locally by Tiling Stevens until they closed in 1977. Also shown are the special tours in 1964 plus a centenary parade in 2004. Some of the trolleybuses used in Maidstone have been lucky to be preserved and these are shown.

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NO TROLLEYS TO AQUARIUM

An Online Video production looking back at the trolleybuses from in and around Brighton which last operated in June 1961. Starts off with a brief look back at the early electric systems which operated in Brighton before the trolleybuses included Volks Electric Railway of 1883, Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Tramroad of 1896 plus Devil Dyke Cable Railway of 1899. From this we look at the electric tramway system which started in 1901 and we follow the history until ceasing and being taken over by trolleybuses in 1938. The trolleybuses system and operations are fully described ith each route shown and the various types of trolleybus used and continues through to the closure of the system. As a special feature we also are able to see some withdrawn trolleybuses gaining further use on other systems such as Bournemouth, Bradford and Maidstone..

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REMEMBER THE TRACKLESS

Specially assembled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of the much-loved Mexborough and Swinton trackless, this DVD contains a magnificent collection of film - much in colour - recapturing memories of the trolleybuses in action the length of the interurban. Follow the one-way wiring in Rotherham town centre and through all the industry near Don Bridge Snake through Old Rawmarsh Speed along Warren Vales Experience the exhilarating 'up and under' at the canal and railway bridges in Swinton Power through the narrow streets of Mexborough Pause at Old Toll Bar depot Watch the trains at Denaby level crossing Tackle the hills near Conisbrough Castle Squeeze round the loop at Brooke Square In Rotherham - great central area scenes Rare glimpses at Maltby and Brecks Excellent coverage of Kimberworth to Thrybergh Plus the Sylvan road to Silverwood Colliery Special features: Brilliant 70-year-old footage of Craven-bodied Guys Garrett 0's and even a Garrett OS Some glimpses of Rotherham trams All types of post-war trackless Last day of Mexborough and Swinton complete with the Rawmarsh Prize Band 'Rotherhams' in Spain and 'Mexboroughs' in Bradford. Rich in period automobiles, buses and street furniture, long-gone buildings and industries.

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PADDLE STEAMER MEMORIES

An Online Video production looking back at the many paddle steamers which once sailed the seas around the UK with footage included some dating back to 1900. DVD features approximately 50 paddle steamers of all ages. We begin to look at the along various seaside resorts along the South Coast of English Channel with places visited such as Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton as well as Isle Of Wight. We also look at Bristol Channel including a brief trip on board Glen Usk of 1914. In this segment we also take a trip on board Charlotte Dundas of 1961 along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Next we take a trip on board St Tudno of 1890 around the Mersey with further action being shown at Blackpool. Action then takes us into Scotland and among the paddle steamers we have the opportunity to se life on board Jeanie Deans of 1931 along the Clyde. Other paddle steamer action can be seen with Maid Of The Loch dating from 1953 sailing around Loch Lomond. More Scottish paddle steamer action is shown around Forth and Tay. We return to England along the Humber from Hull before finishing in London and the Thames among many paddle steamers including Isle Of Arran of 1892, Golden Eagle of 1904, Medway Queen of 1924 plus many, many more.

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100 YEARS OF GARRATS

An Online Video production looking at the UK built Garret locomotives that were widely used abroad. We start the DVD having a look at Liverpool Docks with locomotives being loaded onto a cargo ship for export to Rhodesia. Next are scenes from Spain dating 1975 where redundant locomotives are awaiting scrap. A visit to 3 foot 6 inch gauge line in 1976 just north of Durban, South Africa, Garrets are shown shunting the goods yard. Action then on 2 foot narrow gauge lines at Uzminto and Glenrosa. This is followed by main line action at Port Elizabeth and shunting at the nearby docks. A look around the sheds at Oudtshoorn shows locomotives awaiting next duties as well as Garrets working hard on steep and bendy Montesque Pas on the approach to Oudtshoorn. At Graff Reinet, Garret locomotives are being prepared for duty under the coal loading plant. A visit to De Aar shows locomotives on shed followed by a journey onwards to Kimberley, Beaconsfield and Kraankuil. N leaving South Africa we see scenes filmed during 1975 in parts of 3 foot 6 inch gauge network of Rhodesia, firstly at Bullamayo. Garrets are first shown shunting the yard plus we get to have a look around the shed where sme are awaiting for further duties. Next is Balla Balla where again the locomotives are shown working the yard. We then follow a Garret locomotive working a freight train between Balla Balla and Bullamayo. A visit is made to narrow gauge line of Shumba as well as scenes passing through the national park at Wankie and nearby Wankie Colliery before finishing off with scenes around Victoria Falls.

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STEAM IN KENT

An Online Video production looking at steam operation in and around the county of Kent both past and present. Start off with scenes from festival of steam held in 1999 and also 2000 at Maidstone West. We then go back in time to 1950’s with steam working at Tonbridge, Maidstone West, Gravesend West and former Hawkhurst and Westerham Branch. Next are scenes dating even further back to 1938 at Sandling Junction along with branch line to Folkestone Harbour. Kent and East Sussex Railway are featured with scenes dating 1927 and 1952 followed by reopening in preservation during 1974, opening of preserved extension to Bodiam in 2000. Also featured are scenes from 1960’s of 15 inch gauge mainline miniature railway known as Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Swanscombe Paper Mills are shown from scenes of 1970’s along with 1968 scenes of Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway and Aylesford Paper Mills including a cab ride on board their resident industrial steam locomotive “Howe”. More industrial scenes show Snowdown Colliery and Betteshanger Colliery inn 1970 then modern day scenes of remains from Snowdown Colliery. These scenes are then linked with looking at the preserved former colliery line East Kent Railway with the DVD finishing off by showing some of the steam excursions that have worked in and around Kent in early 2000’s.

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NO TROLLEYS TO TIGER BAY

A unique record of Cardiff trams and trolleybuses. Magnificent action scenes of trams and trolleybuses throughout the city. Ride the final tram route - Whitchurch Road to St. Mary Street. See the last car light up. Admire new dual door trolleybuses. Catch people using Cardiff's famous flat-fare system. Take the new extentions to Ely. Follow the trolleybus decline. Take a trolley to Pengam. A single-deck doodlebug to Pier Head A trip over Clarence Bridge and into Tiger Bay Ride under wires to Llandaff Fields Dip under Queen Street bridges Negotiate the hectic Newport Road / City road junction Purr out to Roath Park and Gabalfa Soar over Cardiff Bridge Run through Ely. Special features: Wonderful images of Cardiff especially in the 1950s and 1960s, including long-gone buildings and streets Last tram Voyage on much-loved paddle steamer Glen Usk Illuminated trolleybuses Enthusiasts tours Contemporary buses Diversions Visiting trolleys Tower wagons Wiring detail Last day activity What's left today

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HAWKHURST AND WESTERHAM BRANCH

Hawkhurst and Westerham branch had closed in 1961. Branch was to serve London to Dover Route. Falling passenger numbers and electrification was the downfall along with the cost of modernisation. On this DVD H and C Class Steam locomotives are seen hauling vintage carriages, a special tour in conjunction with the end of services. Also shown is how the line is viewed in the current day.

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TRANSPORT IN SOUTHAMPTON

An Online Video production looking at various modes of transport from the bygone era in and around Southampton. Firstly a look at the shipping scenes of 1910’s and 1920’s with various liners being docked. Also see Queen Mary prior to her maiden voyage and also Aquatania on her last voyage in 1950. Then we look at the tram system, initially a trip filmed in 1901 on board a tram with a brief of first trams used and latter introductions. A look is taken in the tramway extensions between 1920 and 1923 with footage of late 1920’s of a busy peak hour service scenes around the docks. Also discover the extensions of 1930 plus specially decorated trams to commemorate silver jubilee of King George V. Final look at the tramway system with the demise and eventual closure between 1948 and 1949 with scenes including the last day of service. Next feature is of the buses and the services which they ran in and around Southampton provided by a variety such as Guy Arabs, AEC’s, Albion’s and Leyland Titans. DVD then finishes off with a look at the railway scene including freight and boat trains to the docks as well as main line express passenger services along with industrial scenes at Southampton Power Station.

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NO TROLLEYS ROUND THE SQUARE

The square of Bournemouth is where the first trolleybus started back in 1953. Shown in this DD are 3 open topped trolleybuses, along with BLUEBIRD en experimental trolleybus, routes such as pier route plus central depot is shown. Also look at the pre war TD5's, works cars and some of the views on which could be made from a trolleybus including buildings, fashion, out of town scenes plus more. Also follow the closures and what happened to the trolleybuses including 2 of which have been preserved.

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BRADFORDS FAVOURITE TRANSPORT

Relive the Glory Days of Bradford Transport. See most trolleybus types in action including second hand 'imports'. A wealth of period scenes of 'old' Bradford. Vanished streets and lost buildings including New Inn, Forster Square Station and the Unitarian Chapel. Highlights include: Start with superb 1902 film of a tram journey from Forster Square to Lister Park Gates Follow this with trams to Bradford Moor, Horton and Bingley Surge up Church Bank Tackle fearsome grades like The Bank in Eccleshill Watch Wakefield Road action Wind through Idle, Thackley and Shipley Enter into Buttershaw and Wibsey Amble through villages at Allerton and Clayton Experience the Duckworth Lane 'Goldmine'. Special features: Steam trams Restored tram at Thornbury 603 / 687 and the colourful Golden Jubilee City centre re-development Junctions, tower wagons and a visit to Bowling Yard A 'Brighton' bump A Karrier overturned on Thornton Road Last weekend Today's remains. Colour and Black and white film Informative commentary throughout.

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LONDON LOST DOCKS

This DVD provides a wonderful record of London's once great dock system. Enjoy magnificent colour footage (mainly 1950s and 1960s) during the heyday of the docks. Visit the Pool of London, linger in the Surrey Commercial, India, Millwall, Royals and Tilbury Docks. Revel in dockside activity, watch ships arrive and depart, spot scores of once world famous vessels. Also bustling action-packed sequences of the Thames itself with ships from around the world as well as tugs, barges, dredgers, coasters and colliers including the unique 'flat-irons'. Special features: A fascinating journey by barge along the Regent's Canal about 1920 Classic paddle-steamers on the Woolwich free ferry and on excursion traffic PLA dock tours and glimpses of trains and trolleybuses As well as the PLA's own railway system and Becton Gasworks Vessels seen include: Alida Gorthon, Aragon, Arno, Asia, Athenic, Atlantic Ocean, American Charger, Baltic Express, Bankura, Basil, Batavia, Bayard, Brenda, Brittany, Caledonia Star, City of Carlisle, City of Hull, City of York, Clan Macindoe, Cordelia, Corfu, Dominion Monarch, English Prince, Fremantle Star, Gallic, Galway, Gitana, Guernsey Coast, Hammonia, Hazelmoor, Hornby Grange, Iberian Coast, Jamaica Planter, Loch Gowan, Magdalen Vinnen, Onitsha, Orcades, Pallas, Philomel, Port Launceston, Rapallo, Rosso, Silver Cloud, Ulster Star, Woodlark. Tugs, paddle steamers and smaller ships include: Anzio II, Catford, Consul, Challenge, Gallions Reach, Golden Eagle, Isle Of Arran, John Benn, Kew, Knock Deep, Medway Queen, Queen of the South, Simla, Squires, Sun XIII, Sun XV, Sunrise, Thames, Titan, Velox, Will Crooks as well as many others.

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REMEMBERING LONDON TRAMS AND TROLLEYBUSES

Capture London Trams and Trolleybuses at Elephant and Castle, Nags Head, Embankment and Kingsway Subway. See work vehicles depots and snow scenes. Routes 601, 602, 72 plus more. This production follows trams and trolleybuses through their heyday and through their fall. Watch both passengers and workers on this wonderful now redundant system in and around London from the early 1900's through to the 19060's noting how landmarks, fashion and scenes have changed.

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MORE LONDON LOST STATIONS

In south London we take note of remains of stations of which have either gone, moved or being rebuilt such as Crystal Palace High Level where footage is shown of the last passenger service in 1954. Other stations featured which have closed are Battersea Park Road, Southwark Park. The underground has also closed many stations including York Road, Brompton Road and Wood Lane. Many of these stations which have been demolished and very little remains have been captured in this DVD. Many other features include walking through disused tunnels plus much more.

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LONDON LOST DIESELS

An Online Video production looking at various diesel motive power which were to be seen working in and around London over many years. Starting with scenes of the trade exhibition held at London Marylebone where British Railway unveiled new diesel locomotives that were to be introduced Among the new introductions we glimpse the prototype Deltic locomotive at London Kings Cross plus newly introduced Class 42 Warship’s and Class 52 Western Diesel Hydraulics working services on Great Western lines. Then a look at suburban services out of London Marylebone worked by diesel multiple units. Diesel multiple units are also shown working alongside Class 31 locomotive hauled suburban services in and out of London Kings Cross. Afterwards we watch a rail tour departing from London Kings Cross hauled by Class 55 Deltic locomotive 55015 “Tulyar” followed by many Class 52 Western diesel hydraulic locomotives awaiting scrap at Swindon. One of the class which were saved D1013 “Western Ranger” is shown on an enthusiast rail tour. A trip to goods yard at Feltham shows class 08 diesel locomotives undertaking shunting duties. Following is footage from 1986 of an exhibition held at London Cannon Street then action at Stratford with class 47 locomotives as well as being stabled awaiting next duties at the nearby Stratford Depot. Further action features London Waterloo with a variety of classes such as 33’s, 50’s and 73’s. Also see class 25’s on London Underground stock moves from Ruislip. These workings are also shown among the many services operated with class 20’s. Cross London freight action is shown at Barking with a further feature with class 165 diesel multiple units in their first day of service out of London Marylebone. More diesel multiple units features includes operation between Gospel Oak and Barking as well as between Ealing Broadway and Greenford. Next are scenes of 1994 with a shuttle service operating to Chesham with class 121 bubble car, a look at class 56’s on Merry Go Round freight trains at Ealing Broadway and more freight action at Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia. Also from 1994 we take a brief look around Old Oak Common depot showing locomotives awaiting scrap. Final feature on the DVD is class 47 hauled travelling post office train working from London to Dover Priory.

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TRAMWAY EXOTICA NUMBER 1 – VIETNAM AND THAILAND

An Online Video production looking at former tramway systems of Thailand and Vietnam. Firstly starting in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam which had a metre gauge system containing 5 routes dating back to 1902 with full closure occurring by 1990. We see footage from a visit made in 1987 which contains a tour of the system with one of the systems better tram cars number 14. Among the sights we glimpse at many of the other tram cars which are looking derelict and run down with much of the track work being in a very poor state. Next selection of footage is from a visit made in 1989 at which point only 3 of the routes remained. Track is seen to be in a further state of bad maintenance with worn frogs on the point work and overhead wiring sagging in many places.  A trip is taken on routes 1 and 5 with brief views of a truncate route 4. Final footage from the system is of a visit made in 1990 with only the truncated route 4 being operated by a total of three tram cars. Feature of Thailand system is in the capital city of Bangkok which had trams in operation between 1893 and 1968. Footage of the system shows original trams in the 1920’s along with scenes made during visits between 1960 and 1968. DVD also features scenes of post closure of trolleybus system in Penang during 1961 and also from the same year trolleybuses working in Singapore.

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TRAMWAY EXOTICA NUMBER 2- TRAMS IN JAVA

An Online Video production looking back at the tramway systems that once operated through Java both under steam and electric power. Starting in western part of Java in Batavia with footage dating from mid 1930’s with original 1899 Belgian built trams working alongside German built fireless steam trams. See how steam tram operation was being converted over to electric operation and construction of new tramway routes. Next are 1969 scenes of steam operated Wadas Tramway running through rural rice fields. See steam working alongside diesel hydraulic trams working between Solo and Baturetno. English built Beyer Peacock steam trams are shown working through narrow and winding streets of Surabayo plus operation on Madura Island. Further steam tram operation is shown between Kadiri and Paree as well as many other tramway operations shown.

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TRAMWAY EXOTICA NUMBER 3 – CEYLON, PAKISTAN AND INDIA

Evocative footage by some of the world's most travelled enthusiasts Messrs Collinson, Cunningham, Healey, Mather, Matthews, Morrison, Mueller, Oerlemans, Russell, Santarelli, Thomas, Todd. A must for devotees of Trams in Exotica, Captivating Locations. Catch Colombo's increasingly decrepit trams trundling through richly contrasted landscapes and glimpses of British-built buses and trolleybuses. Experience the exotic thrills o Karachi's legendary diesel trams - on-board activity and line-side vistas. Marvel at Bombay's majestic British-style LCC and Pullman class double-deckers, see much-altered ex-Third Avenue cars and the veteran pairs of coupled single-deckers. Starting in the early 60's soak up all the atmosphere of Calcutta's great survivors with 2-axle streamlined trains, J, K and L classes in action, witness fantastic tram-scapes, cross New Howrah bridge to see the Howrah locals (abandoned 1970/1), enter depots and works, view ancient works cars, ride routes since abandoned, admire new trams.

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TRANSPORT IN AND AROUND PORTSMOUTH

An Online Video production looking back over the varied modes of transport from in and around the Hampshire city of Portsmouth. Start with a look at the tramway system which started by horse propulsion in 1865 between the railway station and Clarence Pier with the electrification programme beginning in 1901. Featured are the varied trams from the beginning and new introductions including works cars for Portsmouth Corporation. Another feature is of the nearby Provincial Tramway as well as Gosport and Fareham Tramway. Next are scenes dating from the 1930’s of bus operation in the area with Southdown Motor Bus Services followed by first of the trolleybus fleet to be introduced coinciding with last days of tramway operation in Southsea in 1936. Then a look at the railway system in 1936 with introduction of new electric services and steam working in Fratton Yard. We also see the coronation specials of 1937. Trolleybus expansion of 1950’s are featured. Another feature is the story of Portsmouth Corporation Buses with their fleet details ranging from 1919 to 1957 plus the provincial services of the 1950’s. Portsmouth’s paddle steamer operation to and from Isle of Wight is also included. Other features in the DVD includes 10 ¼ Inch Gauge Southsea Miniature Railway. A return is made back to the trolleybus system with withdrawals beginning in 1960 through to 1963 including last days of service. Final part of the DVD shows post withdrawal scenes such as trolleybuses awaiting scrap.

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REMEMBER THE THUMPERS

A 2004 Online Video production looking at diesel electric multiple units commonly known as Thumpers which were introduced by British Rail in 1957 for use on Southern Region non electrified lines. We start with footage dating from 1969 with units operating shortly prior to closure of Swanage branch. Then we see operation from the mid 1980’s of 6 car units working the line between Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Hasting before it was electrified in May 1986. A jump to 1993 sees unit 1001 working in a 2 car formation on preserved Kent and East Sussex Railway. Further features include final days workings on East Grinstead line and Uckfield line including a journey between Crowborough and Uckfield. Thumpers are then shown in scenes dating 1998 and 2003 working between Ashford International and Hastings.

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A CLASSIC LONDON BUS – STORY OF THE RT FAMILY

A 2004 Online Video production looking at the RT family of buses and their operation that spanned 40 years from being first introduced in 1939 to final withdrawal in 1979. Starting off by looking at the RT type in it’s most basic form and following the progress to provide variant variations and latter modification in which were to provide a family tree style with RTL’s and RTW’s. The DVD sees them working on many routes in and around London among other UK locations and abroad Further feature on the DVD is following the immediate post withdrawal with lucky survivors that have been lucky to be preserved and not scrapped.

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HASTINGS TROLLEYBUSES

An Online Video production going down memory lane by looking back at the trolleybus system that operated in the East Sussex town of Hastings between 1928 and 1959. After a brief history of the 3 foot 6 inch gauge tram system constructed between 1905 and 1906, we see the first day of trolleybus operating in 1928. Following on is scenes of development and changes made through the 1930’s and 1940’s including sale of surplus stock to other operators such as Nottingham, Derby and Mexborough and Swinton. A tour of the system is taken in 1948 and again in 1951. The tour of 1951 also features a visit to Hellingly Electric Railway that operated between Hellingly Station and Hellingly Hospital. Scenes from the coronation year of 1953 are shown including trolleybuses specially decorated to mark the celebrations. Tour of the system that remained in 1958 is taken then onto the final days of operation in 1959. Other features of the trolleybus system is showing the remains post withdrawal and trolleybuses that have been able to be preserved. Special features also include scenes of main line railway, West Hill Cliff Lift, East Hill Cliff Lift, 15 Inch Gauge Eastbourne Miniature Tramway, 15 Inch Gauge Hastings Miniature Tramway and 10 ¼ Inch Gauge Hastings Miniature Railway all with scenes filmed during the 1950’s.

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25 YEARS OF SOUTHERN ELECTRICS

An A and J Video production in co-operation with online video to commemorate the end of slam door electrics operating on Southern Region in 2005 with footage recorded in and around London over a period of 25 years between 1979 and 2004. DVD gives the story of the various designs of slam door stock including BEP’s, CEP’s, CIG’s, EPB’s, and VEP’s as well as class 73 electro diesel locomotives working Gatwick Expresses. Also show to end the DVD are glimpses of the new electric multiple units that are being introduced to replace the ageing slam door stock.

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GREEN GODDESS ON TOUR

An Online Video production that covers a rail tour from 2005 known as the Lydd Ranger with preserved narrow bodied Thumper 1001 known commonly as Green Goddess. DVD starts of looking at the unit at St Leonards Depot which is where the unit is stored and maintained. Then we see the unit as a 3 car formation on normal passenger duties between Ashford International and Hastings covering for unavailable class 171 units. This is then followed by rail tour Lydd Ranger which ran on 13th March 2005. Starting out from Hastings onwards to Tonbridge via Tunbridge Wells where it reversed to travel down the main line to Ashford International before heading on the Marsh Link branch to Appledore and then the freight only Branch to Lydd and Dungeness. From Dungeness the tour then returned to Appledore and Ashford before heading on a circular tour down the Kent Coast via Canterbury West, Margate and Dover Priory. Once returned to Ashford International the final part of the return leg of the journey went back to Tonbridge and down the Hastings Line via Tunbridge Wells

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TRANSPORT OF SOUTH LANCASHIRE AND ST HELENS

An Online Video production containing old and rare cine film footage of the trolleybus operation by South Lancashire Transport and also St Helens. DVD looks at the many routes and the changes in which took place over the many years. Various types of trams are shown including Sunbeam's, Leyland's and Joburg's.

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STEAM RETURNS TO LONDON

An A and J Video Production in co-operation with Online Video looking at steam in and around London after withdrawal by British Railway in 1966. Start off with preserved London North Eastern Railway A3 4472 “Flying Scotsman” along with Great Western Railway King Class locomotive 6000 “King George V” running during 1970’s. Then a look at Rocket replica working during 1979 in Hyde Park. In 1985 celebrations took place for 150 years of Great Western Railway and as part of the celebrations Great Western Railway Broad Gauge Replica “Iron Duke” working at Hyde Park whilst London North Eastern Railway A4 4498 “Sir Nigel Gresley” and London Midland Scottish Railway Duchess Class steam locomotive 46229 “Duchess Of Hamilton” at London Marylebone. Also shown working out of London Marylebone Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class Steam Locomotive 35028 “Clan Line” working Shakespeare Limited. Further excursions featured include Southern Railway West Country class steam locomotive 34016 “Bodmin” on North Downsman along with Cathedrals Express hauled by a variety of locomotives including Southern Railway Merchant Navy 35005 “Canadian Pacific”, British Railway 8P 71000 “Duke Of Gloucester”, British Railway Standard Class 5 73096 and London Midland Scottish Railway Black 5 45231 “Sherwood Forrester”. Also see Southern Railway Battle Of Britain class steam locomotive 34067 “Tangmere” working Statesman and Orient Express excursions.

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LT SINGLE DECKER BUSES

An Online Video production looking back over a variety of single decker type buss that were operated by London Transport between 1946 and 1969. The types of single decker buses featured include C’s, CR’s, GS’s, LT’s, LTC’s, MB’s, MBA’s, MBS’s, Q’s, RC’s, RF’s, RFW’s, RW’s, SM’s, SMS’s, TD’s, TF, X<B’s and XMS’s. The vehicles are shown working over a variety of routes throughout London and it’s outer suburban areas. Also see the vehicles sold n for further use in other countries such as Spain.

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ROUTEMASTER HEYDAY

An Online Video production looking back at the Routemaster buses through their heyday of the first 25 years of operation in London between 1956 and 1981. We start with views of early Routemasters when first introduced as part of the trolleybus conversion programme. Then a look at the introduction of lengthened Routemasters (RML’s) followed by prototype front loading Routemaster RMF1254. Also shown are Routemaster Coaches for Greenline services (RMC’s) and their lengthened versions (RCL’s). Also further introduction of RML’s and another experimental front lading Routemaster RMF1 introduced in June 1967. DVD also looks at the changes to the large fleet that have been made with surplus stock being transferred into part of the training fleet. Buses with were to receive special advertisements for Queens Jubilee in 1976 and Shillibeer Celebrations of 1979 are shown as well as the acquisition of British European Airways Routemaster fleet. DVD then finishes off with 25th Routemaster Anniversary Celebrations that included a tour of the large depot and works at Aldenham

Price = £16.00

 

ROUTEMASTER FAREWELL

An Online Video production looking at the final 2 ½ years of operation in London for the iconic and famous original Routemasters. DVD starts off looking at the final days of operation for the buses on route 15 that linked Blackwall and Trafalgar Square via Aldgate, Cannon Street and Aldwych. Next are last days on route 94 linking Acton Green and Piccadilly Circus via Turnham Green, Shepherds Bush, Queens Way, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus. Then last days on route 507 linking Waterloo Station and Victoria Bus Station via St Thomas Hospital, Lambeth Bridge and Horseferry Road followed by last days on route 6 linking Willesden Garage and Aldwych via Kensal Rise, Queens Park, Warwick Avenue, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Also shown are last days of operation for the Routemasters on route 98 linking Willesden Garage and Holborn via Kilburn, Malda Vale, Edgware Road, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus. Next is last days on route 8 linking Bow Church and Tottenham Court Road via Old Ford, Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street, St Pauls and Holborn. Then last days on route 9 linking Hammersmith Bus Station and Aldwych via Kensington, Hyde Park Corner and Trafalgar Square followed by last days on route 73 linking Stock Newington and Victoria Bus Station via Newington Green, Angel, Kings Cross, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch. Further features include last days on route 390 linking Archway and Notting Hill Gate plus route 12 linking Dulwich Library and Oxford Circus via Peckham, Elephant and Castle and Trafalgar Square. Next are last days of operation on route 36 linking New Cross Bus Station and Queens Park via Peckham, Camberwell, Vauxhall Victoria, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Edgware Road, Paddington and Maida Hill plus last days on route 19 linking Battersea Bridge and Finsbury Park Bus Station via Chelsea, Piccadilly Circus, Holborn and Islington followed by last days on route 14 linking Putney Heath and Warren Street Station via Fulham Road, South Kensington and Piccadilly Circus. Last days on route 22 linking Putney Common and Piccadilly Circus via Kings Road, Sloane Square and Hyde Park Corner along with last days on route 13 linking Golders Green and Aldwych via Swiss Cottage, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus as well as last days on route 38 linking Clapton Pond and Victoria Bus Station via Hackney Central, Dalston Junction, Angel, Holborn, and Piccadilly Circus plus last days on route 159 linking Streatham Station and Marble Arch via Brixton, Kennington, Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus. Finally we then see the last full day of operation for the Routemasters on 5 th December 2005 with streets lined with crowds to bid a final farewell on the morning on 9 th December 2005.

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LIGHT RAIL IN BRITAIN

An A and J Video production in co-operation with Online Video looking at new tramway and light rail systems operating in Britain as of 2005. After a brief of history and a look at the only 1 st generation tramway still running in Blackpool, we start with the Manchester Metrolink which started in stages between April 1992 and July 1992 with operations running between Bury and Altrincham into Manchester City Centre with an extension opening in 2000 to Eccles. Then we look at South Yorkshire Supertram in Sheffield that opened up in stages between March 1994 and October 1995. This is followed by Midland Metro that runs from Birmingham to Wolverhampton opening throughout in May 1999 plus a look at Nottingham Express Transit first opening between Nottingham Station, Hucknall and Phoenix Park in March 2004. Onto London firstly Docklands Light Railway that first operated between Tower Gateway to Stratford and Island Gardens in August 1987 and since has been largely extended and the final feature is Croydon Tramlink that opened in May 2000.

Price = £16.00

 

SLAM DOOR FAREWELL

At the end of 2005 the last slam door departed London and this DVD looks at some of the units which took over the services including class 375's and 377's.. Also shown are special tours such as the Southern Belle. Although the majority of slam door trains were to leave the network they continued further use on Lymington branch where upon footage is shown. Another feature is of the preserved unit at East Kent Railway in Shepherdswell.

Price = £16.00

 

VINTAGE SOUTHERN ELECTRIC TRAINS

An Online Video production looking back at early electric multiple units using a wide range of footage some dating back as early as 1930’s. We discover and see the history of early electrified lines and also stock which was to operate them. Among the many scenes following on features include 1937 inauguration of electric services to Portsmouth, problems faced with result of heavy snowfall during 1947 that meant many of the services had to have a steam engine attached to haul the services, see the construction of 4 COR electric multiple units in 1934 at Lancing Works with bodywork being completed at Eastleigh Works. Further features include 1950’s scenes at London Waterloo, electric multiple units working on a line that now forms part of Croydon Tramlink as well as a cab ride along part of the former Crystal Palace High Level Branch, plus double decker units running in and out of London Charing Cross. Electric locomotives are shown working boat trains in and out of Newhaven and a special feature is included of the Brighton Belle such as a cab ride along parts of the route and the last day of service on 30 th April 1972. DVD finishes off with preservation era where 3 carriages of 4 COR unit 3142 are joined with 4 CEP 7105, 2 EPB 5759 and Motor Luggage Vans 68001 and 68002 are based at East Kent Railway.

Price = £16.00

 

K&ESR TERRIER TAILS

Stroudley A1 and A1X Class steam locomotives were known as Terriers and were used on many branches such as Kent and East Sussex Railway whom themselves have preserved two of the class. This DVD looks back through some of the archive of when they were common use back on BR as well as a look at a special gala which was held at Kent and East Sussex Railway in celebrating them.

Price £16.00

 

DOWN THE LINE WITH KENT AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY

A 2006 Online Video production taking a trip along the line of preserved Kent and East Sussex Railway running between Tenterden Town and Bodiam. DVD starts off with scenes from the high street in Tenterden then heading down to Tenterden Town station where the first train of the day departs and is followed by a light engine arrival, Norwegian State Railways 21C Class Steam Locomotive 376 “Norwegian” that will form the second train departure. A brief look is taken around the carriage and wagon department and at the station museum. Next we board and take a cab ride on board the steam locomotive leaving Tenterden Town, gliding down 1 in 47 gradient to Cranbrook Road Level Crossing and onwards to Rolvenden. At Rolvenden a brief stop is taken to allow sights from around the village and also the locomotive works. The journey carries on through the countryside to Wittersham Road. At Wittersham Road we look around the permanent way depot and also scenes of rolling stock being loaded and unloaded. A change of trains allow us to take a cab ride on board class 108 diesel multiple unit away from Wittersham Road crossing over Hexdon Channel and leaving Kent into East Sussex over the Rover Rother to Northiam. After a brief look around Northiam the journey carries on back in the cab of the diesel multiple nit to our final destination of Bodiam. When arriving at Bodiam we get views of the historic Bodiam Castle.

Price = £16.00

 

DIESELS IN AND AROUND LONDON PART 1

An A and J Video production looking at diesels working in and around London in 2 parts. This first part concentrates on passenger train operation as of 2009. Starting with Southern operations using class 170 and 171 diesel multiple units. Then South West Trains operating class 159 and 170 diesel multiple units. Next are Virgin Cross Country and class 220 Virgin Voyager diesel multiple unit workings. A look at First Great Western operations with class 43 HST’s plus class 180 diesel multiple units. See class 165 diesel multiple units working Thameslink and Chiltern services. A look at open access operator Wrexham and Shropshire using class 67 diesel locomotives hauling a rake of mark 3 carriages to provide passenger trains. This is followed by a look at Midland Mainline whom were to become East Midland Trains operating class 43 HST’s as well as class 222 Meridian diesel multiple units. Further class 43 HST workings are shown being operated on East Coast Main Line as well as with open access operators Grand Central. Another of the open access operators features is Hull Trains who use classes 170, 180 and 222 Meridian diesel multiple units. Class 170 diesel multiple units are also shown being operated on One Railways who were to become National Express East Anglia. The final operator featured is Silverlink who use class 150 diesel multiple units. Final features on the DVD are special hauled rail tours and charters such as class 67 top and tailed Venice Simplon Orient Express, class 47 top and tailed Blue Pullman, privately charted Hastings Thumper 1001 and special excursions with preserved class 52 Western diesel hydraulic locomotive D1015 “Western Champion”.

Price = £16.00

 

DIESELS IN AND AROUND LONDON PART 2

An A and J Video production looking at diesels working in and around London in 2 parts. This second part concentrates on freight train operation as of 2010. Starting with action filmed at Clapham Junction and followed by activity at many other locations including Wandswroth Road, Denmrk Hill, Herne Hill, Eastleigh, Billinghurst, Imperial Wharf, Camden Road, Gospel Oak, Finchley Road and Frognal, Willesden Junction, Stratford, Finsbury Park, Cricklewood, Mill Hill Broadway and Swindon. DVD features the freight hauled by a variety of locomotive classes including 37’s, 47’s, 57’s, 59’s, 60’s, 66’s, 67’s, 73’s ad 90’s.

Price = £16.00

 

NO TROLLEYS TO PICCADILLY

Recapture the days of trolleybuses in Manchester and Ashton. Enjoy the routes of 210 / 215 / 216, joint routes, Piccadilly changes of 1956, see the 212X's, Ashton depot, tours and discover the closure programme during 1965 – 1966. Single, double deckers and open tops are all on this DVD. Some survived into preservation such as Ashton 88, Ashton 1250, Manchester 44.

Price = £16.00

 

CITY LINES REMEMBERED

An Online Video production looking at four lines running in the city of London. Starting off with the former Great Eastern Railway North Woolwich Branch from Stratford. Scenes from steam days show London North Eastern Railway N7 class steam locomotives being used on services. A jump to 1978 with the branch being now used by diesel multiple units. Next are views filmed during 1984 with Great Eastern Railway Museum at North Woolwich plus a royal visit hauled by preserved London North Eastern Railway A3 4472 “Flying Scotsman”. Final scenes of the branch were taken during a visit in 2006 with the last days of the branch operating on 10 th December 2006. Next line featured is the North London Line between Broad Street and Camden Road. Scenes of the line dating from 1984 include a cab ride on board class 501 electric multiple unit from Broad Street to Camden Road and back. Jumping forward to scenes from 2008 showing a much changed station at Broad Street as well as Camden Road and Stratford. Third line featured Widened lines between King Street and Moorgate. Scenes of the line from 1952 show services worked by London North Eastern Railway N2 class steam locomotives. Next are scenes from 1976 with a special tour operating just prior to the line closure. We then see the line reopened during the 1980s as part of the Thameslink and final scenes from the branch were recorded in 2007 with a crowded new Kings Cross Thameslink station. Final line to be featured is East Line London both prior and during the refurbishment works that were taking place in 2008.

Price = £16.00

 

STEAM AT SWANAGE

An Online Video production looking at the now preserved Swanage Railway both prior and since the start of preservation. DVD starts off with scenes if British Railway Days in 1963 with China Clay workings in and out of Furzebrook Sidings. Then scenes from 1969 with much of the line in a state of dereliction and services worked by 3 car diesel multiple units commonly known as Thumpers with a trip taken between Swanage and Corfe Castle. At Corfe Castle we take a look at nearby narrow gauge clay mine then carrying on with our journey over Worgret Junction and into Swanage. Scenes dating 1987 show the newly preserved Swanage Railway running between Swanage and New Barn. This is followed by scenes from 1989 where services had been extended to Harmans Cross. Among the scenes are a steam gala, work on rebuilding the station at Corfe Castle and launch of Southern Railway Battle of Britain Class Steam Locomotive 34070 “257 Squadron. In 1990 we see Southern Railway M7 30053 returning to working the line, a feature the locomotive done many times under British Railway. A jump then brings us into 2008 with services now returning to Corfe Castle. A park and ride facility is also available at Nordon. Other scenes of 2008 including the remains of clay mine exchange at Nordon and we get to have a look at driver experience courses being completed by British Railway Standard Class 4 Tank 80104.

Price = £16.00

 

B . R . E . R

Eastern region has almost been ignored by enthusiasts a far as making a production, well that is till now. This DVD shows many units of the past including first generation class 108, 110, 115 and 117 diesel multiple units as well as class 302, 305, 308, 310, 312 and 315 electric multiple units. These shots were filmed over many locations of the Eastern Region including Liverpool Street, Ilford and more.

Price = £16.00

 

KESR PARADE

Look at event of which have occurred on preserved railway Kent and East Sussex Railway between 2002 and 2009. These events of which are featured include the annual gala, War Weekend, Folk Festival amongst more. Also featured are BBC whom are on the railway filming for a Victorian period drama. Look at the work being done behind the scenes plus so much more

Price = £16.00

 

LOCOMOTIVES OF K&ESR

This DVD looks at the locomotives of past and present on Kent and East Sussex Railway. Footage includes one f the Terriers actually being used in filming Oh Mr Porter at Northiam. History covers from when the line opened in 1901 up to the closure by BR of Headcorn section. The preserved Kent and East Sussex Railway opened in 1974 and since then have preserved locomotives of many varieties including single cylinder Gervase. K&ESR have also preserved diesel locomotives including Great Western rail car.

Price = £16.00

 

TUBE TRAINS BUT NOT TO THE PALACE

We wee the Highgate High level station built just before the second world war, to see trains from Moorgate to Alexandra Palace, station buildings and platforms are there yet it has never seen a tube train. A steam train from Alexandra Palace stopped in 1954. Trains were meant to go to Bushey but war started and so only tunnels were erected and a platform at Edgware prepared work stopped and never completed, cables, line taken back up. Walk the Highgate High Level if your lucky it can still be seen. Platforms burnt, signal boxes and huts on on the palace line, a car auction in what was the coal yard. Trains on the underground from Moorgate to Finsbury Park then onto the palace never occurred. Car sheds at Aldenham used for war work followed by a us overhaul works before being demolished. Tube trains to Alexandra Palace just never came about.

Price = £16.00

 

CLIFF LIFTS OF GREAT BRITAIN

Cliff Lifts began in 1875 at Scarborough and soon became a site in a seaside town, some places had more than one for example Hastings had 2, Folkestone and Scarborough both had 4. It is a means of transport to enable people to get up and down cliff tops and the beach first worked by water pump and then by electric. This DVD visits cliff lifts all over the country places like Folkestone, Scarborough, Lynmouth, Lynton, Aberystwyth, Margate and Bournemouth to name a few. Folkestone has only one surviving cliff lift, Lynton still has it's cliff lift which is now grade 2 listed whilst Margate closed in 1970. Also seen is operators working area and Clifton Rocks which although closed in 1934 the cables and tracks are still in position. It was also used during the war by BBC for broadcasting.

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ELSTREE STUDIOS

No film stars, but bricks and fabric of the studios. Paul Welsh MBE (Chairman of the Elstree Screen Heritage Group) who has spent over forty years promoting and saving the studios. Together with Ron Punter (who was a scenic painter) takes us on a tour of the studios and talks about the films he worked on. Seen are the 1914 Rock, British National, ATV, and BBC Elstree Centre. In the 1920s 'British & Dominion' studios with Herbert Wilcox. 1925 saw the huge 'British International Pictures' built. Later ABPC. 1928 a single stage 'Whitehall' then 'Gate' built by the station. Not far away is Bushey, an original glass-built studio. Welwyn Garden City had its own studio, part of BIP. In 1936 the magnificent modern 'Amalgamated' studios were built, later to be 'MGM British' and operated until 1970. On the other side of Elstree was a short lived studio 'New Elstree Studio' built for TV films - it lasted just six years. The struggle to save the main Elstree studios came in the 1990s by Paul Welsh. Public awareness resulted in the 'First Impressions' campaign had Barbara Windsor and Bert Kwouk appearing. But a supermarket occupies a big chunk of the main studio now. We end back in 1978 with a spectacular London Blitz street filmed at night on the lot.

Price = £16.00

 

PIERS AND PIER RAILWAYS

Some seaside towns had railway lines on their piers originally for the use of taking passenger luggage from steamers and then passengers themselves. This unique DVD shows the Ryde Pier trams before closure in 1969, Shackling engine no 22 is seen on this pier which joined main line station, Seaview pier seen in the 1930's, Hythe Pier in Southampton which still runs trains today to meet ferries, Mersey Pier demolished in 1946, Southport which is one of the oldest as well as Blackpool Pier. Many more piers and piers railways are shown on this DVD.

Price = £16.00

 

TUBE TRAINS ALL CHANGE

Footage of London underground trains, the first station being underground was King William Street. Trains nicknames Padded cells, standards, 38's, 59's 62's Victoria line 67's and flat fronted 83's are all shown on this DVD as well as livery colour and build changes as times changed. We see through the early days to the fleet of today in the ever changing stations and lines to cope with their passengers in this modern world.

Price = £16.00

 

CINEMA'S WE LOVED

An Online Video production taking a look back at some of the long lost cinemas which once played out films for many visitors but have now closed their doors with footage some of which dates back as early as 1914. Among taking a look at these wonderful historic buildings and discovering their history we also see other special features such as construction of Ritzy Cinema at Burnham on Sea and the first day of opening to the public in 1936. Also see behind the scenes including a visit to the projectionist room at the former Regent in Amersham. A glimpse is taken with the last ever show that was put on in 1974 at Odeon Temple Fortune. Next scenes are of this building then undergoing demolition in 1982. Further scenes of projectionist rooms include Canon Cinema in Edgware followed by a look at some older cinemas that are still working with older style of projection. Final scenes on the DVD is a look at other cinemas that have closed and what remains of them.

Price = £16.00

 

CINEMA'S WE KNOW

An Online Video production in which have closed but have found new use for other purposes. Start off looking at Cinemas that have been converted for use as restaurant such as former Playhouse Theatre in Colchester, Opera House in Tunbridge Wells, Capitol Cinema in Forrest Hill and Oxford Cinema in Whitstable. Also a look at remains of former Gaumont Theatres such as Peckham, Hoxton, Holloway, Clapham, Notting Hill Gate, New Cross, Islington, Camden Town, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith, Wood Green, Chatham, Gillingham and Kilburn. A feature is also shown of Alexandra Palace Theatre in Muswell Hill as well as British Cinema Museum at Elephant and Castle. This is then followed by a look at some other types of older style cinemas including Finsbury Park Collingdale and Muswell Hill. DVD finishes off with centenary celebrations of Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, Carlton Cinema in Westgate on Sea and Electric Palace in Harwich.

Price = £16.00

 

THUMPER RETURNS

This DVD takes a look into the preserved 6 car DEMU 1001 which ran on the Hastings line from London. DVD goes into St Leonards Depot which is home to Hastings Diesel Limited whom have preserved the unit and run it. The DVD then looks at some of the rail tours in which was completed after the restoration was completed in 2008 including Folkestone Harbour. As an added bonus DVD also features another preserved thumper, 1101 at East Kent Railway.

Price = £16.00

 

THUMPER RIDES AGAIN

In 2009 thumper 1001 made several rail tours and this DVD covers most of them including Worcester which had to run via the famous Linkley Incline, Cambridge as well as Olympia Express twice, once in connection with Westfield Shopping Centre and another in connection with International Horse Show.

Price = £16.00

 

LIFE AFTER SLAMDOORS

Slamdoors were withdrawn in 2005 and this DVD takes a look at the class 375 and 376 electrostar units, Arun Valley line with 377 and class 455's on Beckenham Junction line plus last couple of months of Thameslink prior to take over by First Capital Connect. Also shown are South West trains class 455 Wessex Electric units.

Price = £16.00

 

TUBE TRAINS THE OTHERS

Lines not run by London Transport feature on this DVD or which they took over. Now you can get all over London by underground but once to get to places such as Heathrow Airport you required to travel on a bus. A post office train is also featured on this DVD, change over to mainline with class 313's. London Underground took over the Waterloo and City in 1994. Docklands Light Railway, electrics of 1936, control room of mail trains, standard stock of 1939 to Finsbury Park, Moorgate disaster of 1975 which killed 42 people, see modernisation of both the stations and the trains.

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BRANCH LINES NEAR LONDON

Start on the Greenford Branch at West Ealing showing steam.. Also Look at DMU's in 1987 at Bricket Wood followed by the electrification. Take a look from the driving cab of a class 108 to Greenford and then come forward to 2010 with a modern turbo DMU from Greenford to Paddington. So much footage of branch lines which run near the capital city.

Price = £16.00

 

FOLKESTONE CLIFF LIFTS

Folkestone was once the home of 4 cliff lifts although now it only has one which is over 125 years old. Folkestone was the first to have a cliff lift on the south coast seaside and the one remaining is the second oldest water pump lift surviving in England. It's track gauge is 5 foot 10 inches and 164 foot travelling distance carrying 15 people. Footage shown includes a view as early as 1888 as well as film from the 1960's. History is discovered on the Leas Cliff of all 4 lifts and the area's they worked. Due to declining passengers lift cars were reduced in 1967 and only 1 car survived to be restored. Folkestone still has a lift car in operation today running daily during summer. There is beautiful views as the car travels down the cliff top to the beach. This DVD also shows the machinery and the pump room.

Price = £16.00

 

STEAM AROUND FOLKESTONE

See steam locomotives such as Lord Nelson, Tangmere and Black 5's along with diesel class locomotives such as 47's, 67's and 73's with Golden Arrow train and Blue Pullman train as well as Hastings preserved unit 1001. From 1920's steam was used heavily used in connection with boat trains to France however after boat train specials stopped so did regular services on the harbour branch. Since closure many specials have ran and when closed received much attention all of which can be discovered on this DVD.

Price = £16.00

 

TRAINS TO ERIDGE

Sited in Royal Tunbridge Wells we look at trains from BR days including steam and diesel. Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge shows signal boxes, old steam sheds and Groombridge as it was and how it is built up now. The line closed in 1985. In 1996 the Spa Valley Railway worked on restoring and reopening the line. They first opened from Tunbridge Wells West to Groombridge and in 2011 the line fully reopened back to Eridge.

Price = £16.00

 

KENT CINEMAS OLD AND NEW

An Online Video production as of 2013 looking at cinemas of past and present in the county of Kent. DVD features a wide range of footage that has been collected some dating back as early as 1914. A brief history and overview of cinematography is given with the story of Kent Cinemas beginning with the former cinemas that have closed but remain in use for other purposes such as towns of Deal and Tunbridge Wells that both at one time boasted four cinemas. Also a look at the small place of Tenterden that itself once had two cinemas. Also a look at restoration work that was taking place to return a cinema back to the former Odeon in Faversham. We also see cinemas in which still use older style of projection methods and have not yet become digitalised such as Carlton Cinema in Westgate on Sea. We look at former cinemas that have been located in Dover with scenes from behind the scenes in the projectionist room at town silver screen cinema. DVD finishes off with a special feature including a full tour of Empire Cinema in Sandwich.

Price = £16.00

 

GERMAN RAILWAYS

An Online Video production taking a look at the steam traction on railway network through Germany between 1969 and 1971. Action starts of in Aachen with majority of the action being provided with 055 class locomotives. Onto Aalen and Heilbronn where a numerous difference of locomotive classes work in everyday use. Action follows in Munster involving the mighty and powerful 012 class locomotives working both passenger and freight trains. Further action is shown along the Mosel Valley and at Bebra. Steam is shown on the Rheine to Emden line and at other locations such as Saalfield, Gera, Neustradt, Aue and Barenstein. Otherfeature f steam traction ncludes narrow gage working between Cranzahl and Kurort Oberwiesenthal as well as between Wolkenstein and Johstradt.

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RETURN TO SITTINGBOURNE

From 1906 this was an industrial line from Ridham Docks to Sittingbourne Mills via Kemsley Paper Mills once owned by Bowaters before the line being given over for preservation to loco club of Great Britain in 1969. The rail gauge is 2 foot inches. This DVD looks ate how the progress has gone with preservation including the difficulties in which they have faced over the recent years.

Price = £16.00

 

EAST KENT RAILWAY THEN AND NOW

A detailed and documental 2 DVD set in which looks over the history of East Kent Railway from the early days of opening under Colonel Holman F Stephens through the various changes and into the preservation era. A lot of what is placed into the DVD are of the very documents in which were submitted and footage can only be seen of the periods post 1948. Footage prior to this date has never been found therefore not included.

Price = £16.00

 

EAST KENT COLLIERY RAILWAY'S

A cut down version of Then and Now Part 2 that covers the history of preservation in detail. Originally an Online Video Product but has since been taken on by Heritage and Motion whom have re-branded and re released this product.

Price = £16.00

 

HELLFIRE CORNER AT RAF MANSTON

A detailed search into the restored artefacts that are part of a museum in the old hangars of the once well used Manston airfields. Manston was known as hellfire corner due to the amount of bombing raid which took place near to the area. This DVD is a 2 disc set.

Price = £16.00

 

LINESIDE WITH KENT AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY

Go behind the scenes and also trackside with a journey from Tenterden Town to Bodiam a line that is home to Kent and East Sussex Railway. DVD will also give a brief history of the line in how it started with the famous light railways engineer Colonel Holman F Stephens and also DVD will give a brief look into the future with the connection into Rother Valley Railway at Robertsbridge.

PRICE = £16.00

 

CARRIAGES OF KENT AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY

DVD in which features and describes the many carriages of which are part of Kent and East Sussex Railway collection. These carriages vary from many differing periods and will be seen in many states of either restoration, general repair, awaiting restoration or even in perfect running order.

PRICE = £14.00

 

WAGONS OF KENT AND EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY (COMING SOON)

DVD in which features and describes the many wagons of which are part of Kent and East Sussex Railway collection. These wagons vary from many differing periods and will be seen in many states of either restoration, general repair, awaiting restoration or even in perfect running order.

PRICE = £14.00

 

MINIATURE RAILWAYS OF SOUTH EAST VOLUME 1

Part of a series looking into the many miniature railways of the South East Of England. The first volume features the well established Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway a dual 7 ¼ inch and 10 ¼ inch gauge miniature railway in Hampshire. Within the DVD we look into the fascinating features and the rolling stock of the railway which keep on running into new times ahead.

Price = £14.00

 

MINIATURE RAILWAYS OF SOUTH EAST VOLUME 2

2nd volume into the series of Miniature Railways Of South East. This volume will feature Eastbourne Steam Miniature Railway, Faversham Miniature Railway as well as Hastings Miniature Railway.

PRICE = £14.00

 

MINIATURE RAILWAYS OF SOUTH EAST VOLUME 3

The third volume of miniature railways in South East will be featuring the Mizens Railway. Mizens Railway a 71/4 inch gauge railway with a total of three loops. The DVD give a look at the railway and the locomoitves based on the site.

PRICE = £14.00

 

MINIATURE RAILWAYS OF SOUTH EAST VOLUME 4

The fourth volume of miniature railways in South East will be featuring the Royal Victoria Railway, South Downs Light Railway and others.

PRICE = £14.00

 

MINIATURE RAILWAYS OF SOUTH EAST SET

A 4 DVD set of Miniature Railways Of South East Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 as one special price.

Price = £28.00

 

BROCKWELL PARK MINIATURE RAILWAY

Brockwell Park Miniature Railway is located in South East London and this DVD produced by A & J Video celebrates their first 10 years from 2003 to 2013. Starts off with scenes of their first open day in 2003. DVD then follows on with the introduction of new locomotives such as replica LNER Y6 Tram and also Aerican style steam locomotive named as Oscar. Steam locomotive is also seen visiting other miniature railways such as Abbey Park in Leicester, also at Norwich and District Society Of Model Engineers plus a visit to Leatherhead in Surrey. See how miniature railway celebrated the Jubilee of 2012 with addition of petrol hydraulic 125 HST named as HMS Pembroke. DVD also shows younger volunteers on a day out driving at track of Harrow and Wembley Society Of Model Engineers in 2013. Proceeds from the sale of the DVD will go to the upkeep and maintenance of Brockwell Park Miniature Railway.

Price = £14.00

 

MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 1 – YORK

Take a look at passenger and freight services handled by steam and diesel locomotives in and around York on the LNER between 1959 and 1968. Steam includes A1’s 60013 ‘Hal o the Wind’, 60146, ‘Peregrine’ and 60150 ‘Willbrook’. A3 class 60085 ‘Booklaw’ and 60094 ‘Colorado’. A4 class 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’, 60009 ‘Union Of South Africa’, 60017 ‘Silver Fox’, 60021 ‘Wild Swan’ and 60026 ‘Miles Beaver’. B1 class 61010 ‘Wildebeest’ plus B16’s 61444 and 61448. V2 class 60810, 60833, 60839, 60893, J29 65594, 04 class 63667 and 63879. LMS locomotives were also shown in action such as Jubilee Class 45578 ‘United Provinces’ or Black 5’s 45156 and 45273. British Railway steam featured Britannia class 70012 ‘John Of Gaunt’, 70020 ‘Mercury’, 70033 ‘Robin Hood’ and WD’s 90379 and 90479. Diesels include class 40’s D256, D286, D301, D339 plus 47’s D1532, D1560 and D1562.No part of East Coast line would be without class 55 Deltic’s D9000 ‘Royal Scots Grey’, D9002 ‘The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’, D9007 ‘Pinza’, D9008 ‘The Green Howards’, D9009 ‘Alycidon’.

Price £12.00

 

MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 2 – PILMOOR


Enjoy sights and sounds of passenger and freight trains worked by both steam and diesel locomotives between 1961 and 1968 in and around Pilmoor. Steam locomotives shown include A1 class 60125 ‘Scottish Union’, 60140 ‘Balmoral’ plus A3 class 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ alongside 60051 ‘Blink Bonny’, 60054 ‘Prince Of Wales’, 60063 ‘Islington, 60086 ‘Gainsborough’ and 60112 ‘St Simon’. A4 class locomotives include 60001 ‘Sir Ronald Matthews’, 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’, 60009 ‘Union Of South Africa’, 60017 ‘Silver Fox’, 60019 ‘Bittern’, 60024 ‘Kingfisher’ and 60026 ‘Miles Beaver’. Further LNER classes include B1 61017 ‘Bushbuck’, 61224, 61304 and 61353 or B16 61448 as well as K1 62008, 62042, 62046 and V2’s 60809 ‘The Snapper’, 60810, 60812, 60842, 60847 ‘St Peters School’, 60872, 60876, 60920 and 60 946. British Railway type steam locomotives include Britannia class 70000 ‘Britannia’, with WD types 90300, 90309 and 90210 as well as 9F’s 92202. Diesel locomotives shown are class 37’s D6757, D6767, D6774, D6775, D6782, D6812, D6823 and D6898. Also class 40’s D237 and D256. Also class 45 ‘Peaks’ D181 and D190. Also class 47’s D1510, D1610, D1674 and D1814. Class 55 Deltic’s are featured including D9001 ‘St Paddy’, D9002 ‘Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry’, D9005 ‘Prince Of Wales Own Regiment Of Yorkshire’, D9006, D9007 ‘Pinza’, D9009 ‘Alycidon’, D9010, D9015 ‘Tulyar’, D9016, D9018 ‘Ballymoss’ and D9020 ‘Nimbus’.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 3 – CARLISLE

Look back at the sight and sounds of steam and diesel work passenger and freight services in and around Carlisle between 1961 and 1965.Steam locomotives are mainly of LMS types, Ivatt 4MT 43047, 43103 and 43109. Class 4 44 451 and 44509. Black 5’s 44693, 44702, 44767, 44901, 44905, 44986, 44991, 45015, 45240, 45245, 45330, 45419, 45435, 45445 and 45574. Jubilee class 45592 ‘Indore’, 45626 ‘Seychelles’, 45640 ‘Frabisher’ and 45736 ‘Phoenix’. Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’, 46118 ‘Royal Welch Fusilier’, 46129 ‘The Scottish Hurst’ and 46165 ‘The Ranger’. Coronation class 46226 ‘Duchess Of Norfolk’, 46233 ‘Duchess Of Sutherland’, 46235 ‘City Of Birmingham’, 46238 ‘City Of Carlisle’, 46239 ‘City Of Chester’, 46240 ‘City Of Coventry’, 46251 ‘City Of Nottingham’, 46255 ‘City Of Hereford’ and 46257 ‘City Of Salford’. Class 3F 47326, 47415, 47471 and 47536. 8F class 48027 and 48077. Ivatt 2MT 46426 and 46458. LNER locomotives can also be seen. A1’s 60118 ‘Archibald Sturrock’ and 60151 ‘Osprey’.A2’s 60522 ‘Straight Deal’, 60524 ‘Herringbone’ and 60535 Hornets Beauty’. A3 60052 ‘Prince Palatine’ as well as A4 60023 ‘Golden Eagle’. V2’s 60824 and 60975. British Railway types include Britannia class 70000 ‘Britannia’, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’, 70014 ‘Iron Duke’, 70018 ‘Flying Dutchman’, 70021 ‘Morning Star’, 70026 ‘Polar Star’, 70029 ‘Shooting Star’, 70043 ‘Lord Kitchener’, 70044 ‘Earl Haig’, 70045 ‘Lord Rowallen’ and 70046 ‘Anzac’. BR Standard class 4 76049 and 9F 92017. Diesel locomotives feature Class 17 D8507 and D8509 along with class 20’s D8121, D8123, D8127 and D8128. Class 24 D5112 plus class 26 D5300 as well as class 28 D5707. Class 40’s D212, D261, D331 and D341. Class 45’s D19, D38, D67 and D146. Another feature is class 47’s D1709 and D1710.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 4 – DARLINGTON

See the sights and hear the sounds of passenger and freight trains being worked by both steam and diesel locomotives in and around Darlington between 1961 and 1967. LMS Locomotives can be seen such as class 4 42477, 42639, 43034, 43072, 43100, 43102 and 43129. LMS 4F 44061. Most steam seen in the area is LNER such as A1 class 60139 ‘Sea Eagle’ 60148 ‘Aboyeur’ and 60154 ‘Bon Accord’. A3’s 60051 ‘Blink Bonny’, 60052 ‘Prince Palatine’, 60075 ‘St Frusq uin’, 60082 ‘Neil Gow’ and 60090 ‘Grande Parade’. A4’s 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ and 60010 ‘Dominion Of Canada’. V2 class 60855, 60860 ‘Durham School’, 60884 and 60916. K1 class 62002, 62003, 62005, 62008, 62041, 62045 and 62048. J21 65033 plus Q6’s 63342, 63364, 63398, 63443, 63405, 63411, 63423, 63433, 63435, 63436, 63440, 63445, 63446, 63454, 63455, 63458 and 63460. J27 class locomotives 65758, 65815, 65835, 65846, 65865, 65872, 65879, 65881, 65884, 65887 and 65892. J94’s 68024 and 68043. J72 69016 plus BR Clan 72003 ‘Clan Fraser’, Standard class 5 73162 and standard class 4 75053. WD locomotives 90009, 90067, 90078, 90082, 90143, 90200 and 90207. 9F’s 92061, 92063 and 92065. Diesel locomotives include class 03 shunter D2042, class 37’s D6708, D6713, D6763 and D6776. Class 45 D18 plus class 40’s D245 and D254. Also class 55 Deltic’s D9001 ‘St Paddy’, D9015 ‘Tulyar’ D9016 ‘Gordon Highlander’ and D9017 ‘Durham Light Infantry’.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 5 – SHREWSBURY

Look back and hear the sounds of passenger and freight trains worked by both steam and diesel locomotives on the former Great Western Railway at Shrewsbury between 1962 and 1967. Among the GWR locomotives featured are County class 1002 ‘County Of Berkshire’ and 1027 ‘County Of Stafford’. Castle class 5056 ‘Earl Of Pawis’, 5073 ‘Bleinham’, 5076 ‘Gladiator’ and 7024 Pawis Castle’. Hall’s 4958 ‘Priory Hall’, 4985 ‘Allesley Hall’, 5921 ‘Bingley Hall’, 6912 ‘Helmster Hall’ and 6934 ‘Beachamwell Hall’. Modified Hall class 6964 ‘Thornbridge Hall’, 6967 ‘Willesley Hall’, 6971 ‘Athelhampton Hall’, 6980 ‘Llanrumney Hall’ and 6989 ‘Wightwick Hall’. Grange class locomotives 6803 ‘Bucklebury Grange’, 6843 ‘Poulton Grange’ and 6845 ‘Paviland Grange’. 2800’s 2828, 3808, 3809 and 3820. Manor Class 7821 ‘Ditcheat Manor’ and 7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’. 4300 class 6349 plus 5700 4696 along with 5600’s 6611, 668 1 and 6683. LMS locomotives could also often be seen at Shrewsbury such as class 2’s 41202, 41209 and 41241. Class 4’s 42202, 42213,  42224 and 42488. Black 5’s 44856, 44963, 45015, 45051, 45277 and 45287. Ivatt 2MT 46504, 46506, 46512 and 46524. Jubilee’s 45552 ‘Silver Jubilee’, 45577 ‘Bengal’ and 45660 ‘Rooke’. Coronation locomotives 46256 ‘Sir William A Stannier’ and 46257 ‘City Of Salford’. Also 8F’s 48369, 48385, 48440, 48462, 48680, 48752 and 48679. British Railway classes included Britannia’s 70026 ‘Polar Star’, 70027 ‘Rising Star’ and 70042 ‘Lord Roberts’. Standard class 5’s 73095, 73097, 73127 and 73138. Standard class 4’s 75004,75005, 75014, 75016, 75021, 75024, 75027, 76033 and 76038. Standard class 2 78012 along with 9F’s 92018, 92087, 92103 and 92139. Among the diesel locomotives featured is an 08 shunter D3988, also class 35 Hymek’s D7002 along with class 40 D214 ‘Antonia’ plus class 47’s D1610, D1700, D1708, D1740 and D1752. Another class of diesel locomotive featured are the class 52 Western’s D1010 ‘Western Campaigner’, D1015 ‘Western Champion’ and D1054 ‘Western Governor’.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 6 – CARNFORTH

Look back at the action of passenger and freight trains handled by both steam and diesel locomotives between 1961 and 1965 on the West Coast main line at Carnforth. Main motive power around the area were black 5’s and other than the 36 featured were class 4’s 42471, 43003, 42312, 43043 and 43006. Also Jubilee class 45562 ‘Alberta’ and 45698 ‘Mars’. Royal Scot 46156 ‘The South Wales Borderer’ and 46162 ‘Queens Westminster Rifleman’. Ivatt 2MT 46426 as well as 8F’s 48206 and 48622. British Railway Britannia class 70005 ‘John Milton’, 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’, 70021 ‘Morning Star’, 70025 ‘Western Star’ and 70029 ‘Shooting Star’. Standard class 5 73138 along with standard class 4’s 75015, 75021 and 75058. Additionally 9F’s 92021, 92078, 92118, 92137 and 92208. Among diesel locomotives were class 08 shunter D4140 and D4141. Mainline locomotives included class 25 D7523 plus class 28 D5705 and D5710. Also class 40’s D227 ‘Parthia’, D340 and D392. Another class featured 47’s D1658 and D1820.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 7 – COUNTY DURHAM

Look at the action between 1961 and 1966 of steam and diesel worked services throughout the county of Durham. County is well known for the many collieries and therefore utilised many NCB tank locomotives. Mainline locomotives predominantly feature LNER locomotives such as A1’s 60124 ‘Kenilworth’ and 60140 ‘Balmoral’. A3’s include 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ plus 60045 ‘Lemberg’, 60052 ‘Prince Palatine’, 60071 ‘Tranquil’, 60072 ‘Sunstar’,60030 ‘Dick Turpin’ 60090 ‘Grande Parade’ and 60092 ‘Fairway’. A4 class 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’, 60010 ‘Dominion Of Canada’ and 60024 ‘Kingfisher’. J77’s 65879 and 65882 plus J94’s 68010 and 68036. K1 Class62005, 62008, 62012, 62017 and 62046. Q6’s 63346 and 63436 along with V2’s 60831 and 60983. British Railway locomotives shown are a standard class 4 76050 as well as WD class 90020 and 90132. Among the diesel locomotives were a class 17 D8598, class 25 D5111, class 37’s D6774, D6790, D6793, class 40 D342 and class 55 Deltic’s D9005 ‘Prince Of Wales Own Regiment Of Yorkshire’, D9007 ‘Pinza’, D9009 ‘Alycidon’, D9012 ‘Crepello’ and D9018 ‘Ballymoss’.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 8 - BIRMINGHAM

This dvd looks at scenes between 1962 and 1967 in and around the area of Birmingham. Starting at Old Hill with fright action involving GWR Pannirs, LMS Black 5’s and BR 9F’s Further freight action is then seen at Hockley, Cradley Heath, Stourbridge Junction and Snowhill as well as Halton. A visit then to Knowle and Doridge plus Snowhill provides a look at passenger traffic in the hands of GWR Castle Class locomotives. Views of freight working the Lickey Incline are also shown before passenger trains working in and out of Birmingham, New Street. Bescott, Wednesbury and Priestfeild provides many scenes of LMS 8F hauled freight and passenger workings with GWR Halls and Panniers. DVD closes out at stafferd involving BR Class 40 diesel locomotives working passenger traffic and LMS 3F Jintys handling freight.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 9 – LEEDS

This dvd shows scnes in and around Leeds between 1962 and 1967. Starting out at Leeds City Station moving onto Newlay and Horsforth, Shipley, Marley Junction, Thwaite Junction, Keighley, Steeton Manor, Connonley, Snaygill Loops and Skipton where scenes include light engine movement, freight traffic and passenger traffic. Locomotives shown include LMS Fairburn Class 4 tanks 42072, 42093, 42138 and 42196 plus LMS Black 5’s 4662, 44689, 44753, 44774, 44828, 44889, 44896, 44951, 45043, 45072, 45193, 45273, 45284 and 45428. Also LMS Jubilees 45562 Alberta, 45593 Khalapur, 45608 Gibraltor, 45646 Napier, 45647 Sturdee and 45653 Barham along with Coronation Class 46238 City of Carlisle as well as LMS 3F Jinty’s 47427 and 47602. Further LMS type of locomotives featured were 8F’s 48029, 48067, 48339, 48393 and 48443. LNER locomotives are shown including A4’s 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, 60019 Bittern and 60023 Golden Eagle plus A1 60145 Saint Mungo, B1 61373, K162046 and Q6 63344 and 63420. BR standards include Britannia class 70025 Western Star and 70051 Firth of Forth as well a class 4’s 75042 and 75057. A few diesel locomotives were also filmed such a class 25 D5252, class 27’s D5374, D5377, class 40’s S127, D171, and class 47’s D1767 and D1801.

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MARSDN RAIL VOLUME 10 – SHEFFIELD TO NOTTINGHAM

Dvd starts with a tour hauled by LNER A3 4472 Flying Scotsman from Sheffield Victoria through Darnall, Woodhouse, Spink Hill and briefly pausing at Shirebrook before heading onwards to Nottingham Victoria. At Nottingham Victoria freight traffic is shown hauled by LMS Black 5’s, 8F’s, LNER 04’s, B1’s and BR WD’s and 9F’s along with BR class 47’s on passenger duties. Returning to Sheffield Victoria with more freight scenes followed by visits to Killamarsh scrapyard, Beighton Junction and nearby Beighton scrapyard. Then we look at the electrified Woodhead route at Oughtibridge where BR EM1 and EM2 electric locomotives are shown working alongside BR class 20’s, 40’s and 45’s. Dvd closes out on another tour from Sheffield Victoria through Rennishaw on to Chesterfeild Loops via Chesterfeild Central and Heath Junction to Nottingham Victoria. All footage shown was shot between 1962 and 1966.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 11 – DONCASTER

A Marsden Rail production in which filmed between 1959 and 1965 contains the variety of services in which took place at Doncaster, a place in which has always been known for a frenzy of activity. In the DVD contains steam locomotives ranging from 9F’s, A1’s, A2’s, A3’s, A4’s, B1’s, Black 5’s, Britannia’s, J50’s, K1’s, K3’s, N2’s, O1’s, O2’s, O4’s, V2’s and WD’s plus diesel classes 27, 31, 37, 40, 45, 47 and 55.

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Marsden Rail Volume 12 - Hull

A Marsden Rail production with footage recorded between 1957 and 1968 with variety of services both in and around Hull. Scenes were filmed at many locations including Albert Dock Exchange Sidings, Botanic Gardens Station, Broomfleet Station, Cottingham South Junctio, Conttingham Station, Dairy Coates East Junction, Dairy Coates Motive Power Depot, Dairy Coates West Junction, Golten Street Sidings, Hull Paragon Station, Melton Crossing, Melton Halt, Neptune Street Sidings, New Holland Station, North ferriby Station, Snuff Mill Lane Station, St Georges Road Level Crossing, Walton Street Sidings and Withernsea. Also featured is preserved A3 4472 Flying Scotmas running on a railtour plus coondemmed locomotives under the cutters torch at Neptune Street Goods Yard. Various steam locomotives shown range from 8F’s, 9F’s, A1’s, A4’s, A8’s, B1’s, B16’s, Black 5’s, Britannia’s, Ivatt Class 2’s, Ivatt Class 4’s, Jubilee’s, K1’s, K3’s, Q6’s, Standard Class 3’s, Standard Class 5’s, V2’s and WD’s among DMU’s.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 13 - BRAKEVAN TO WHITBY

In this dvd we start at Malton with a freight train in the hands of LNER J27 65894 before looking at the line from Pillmoor Junction to Gilling which includes sense of LNER B1 61021 hauled excursion at Coxwold. We also tak a trip in the brakevan of a pickup goods train hauled by LNER B1 61002 Impala from Malton through to Whitby. On leaving Whitby we jump on board a DMU service to Scarborough.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 14 – NOTTINGHAM TO MARYLEBONE

In this dvd we start by taking a look around former Great Central depot of Staverley near to Nottingham Victoria. Then we board a train hauled by LNER A3 4472 Flying Scotsman from Nottingham Victoria briefly stopping at Ruddington, Loughborough, Leicester Central and Quainton Road before heading into London Marylebone station. A return journey is then made behind a LMS Black 5 before concluding with scenes back at Nottingham Victoria.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 16 – MARKET WEIGHTON

This DVD shows footage taken between 2960 and 1968 of the many passenger and freight movements that took place in and around East Yorkshire Town of Market Weighton. Shown in the DVD are various locomotives rangine from B1’s, B16’s, Black 5’s, K1’s, Class 25’s, Class 40’s, Class 47’s as well as many forms of Diesel Multiple Units.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 17 – NORTH DURHAM

This DVD shows footage recorded between 1959 and 1967 of the much freight activity that tok place around the area of North Durham hauled by various locomotives ranging from 9F’s, A1’s, A3’s, J25’s, J27’s, K1’s, Q6’s, Class 24’s, Class 40’s, Class 46’s and Class 55’s.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 18 - RETFORD

This DVD contains footage taken between 1960 and 1966 featuring the North East Nottinghamshire small market town of Retford and the surrounding area including a large feature at Doncaster as well as visits to Gainsborough, Manchester Victoria and Sheffield. Variety of locomotives shown include 4F’s, 9F’s, A1’s, A2’s, A3’s, A4’s, B1’s, Coronation’s, J17’s, J50’s, K1’s, K3’s, N2’s, O1’s, O2’s, O4’s, Q7’s, V2’s, WD’s, Class 10’s, Class 31’s, Class 37’s, Class 40’s, Class 46’s, Class 47’s and Class 55’s.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 19 – CITY OF LEEDS

DVD features variety of movements both passenger and freight which were recorded between 1961 and 1969 in and around the area of Leeds. Scenes includes Leeds Holbeck Low Level, Leeds Holbeck high Level, Leeds Central, Wellington Street Goods, Whitehall Goods, Neville Hill Motive Power Depot and many other locations. Locomotives which can be seen include 3F’s, 4F’s, 8F’s, 9F’s, A1’s, A3’s, A4’s, B1’s, B16’s, Black 5’s, Britannia’s, Coronation’s, Crabs, Fairburn Tank’s, J50’s, Jubilee’s, Q6’s, Royal Scot’s, Standard Class 3’s, Stanadrd Class 4’s, Standard Class 4 Tanks, Standard Class 5’s, V2’s, Class 40’s, Class 45’s, Class 46’s and Class 47’s.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 20 - YORK AND DISTRICT

DVD is second in which looks at the passenger and freight movement recorded between 1958 and 1966 in and around the York area with a variety of motive power including 8F’s, 9F’s, A1’s, A2’s, A3’s, A4’s, B1’s, B16’s, Black 5’s, Britannia’s, D49’s, Fairburn Tank’s, Ivatt Class 2’s, Ivatt Class 4’s, J27’s, Jubilee’s, K1’s, O1’s, Standard Class 3’s, Standard Class 5’s, V2’s, WD’s, Class 03’s, Class 33’s, Class 40’s, Class 45’s, Class 47’s and Class 55’s.

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MARSDEN RAIL VOLUME 21 - BIRMINGHAM TWO

A second DVD looking at the various types of freight and passenger traffic in and around the Birmingham area in the West Midlands between 1960 and 1966 with scenes at Birmingham Snow Hill, Codsall, Dudley, Lichfield, Shiffnal, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge Junction, Stourbridge Town and Wolverhampton Low Level and also views along the Lickey Incline. Various locomotives shown include 2800’s, 4500’s, 5101’s, 5600’s, 5700’s, 6100’s, 6400’s, 9400’s, 2F’s, 4F’s, 8F’s, 9F’s, Black 5’s, Britannia’s, Castle’s, Coronation’s, County’s, Grange’s, Hall’s, Jubilee’s, Manor’s, Modified Hall’s, Patriot’s, Standard Class 4’s, Standard Class 4 Tank’s, Standard Class 5’s, Class 08’s, Class 33’s, Class 35’s, Class 40’s, Class 42’s, Class 43’s, Class 45’s, Class 47’s and Class 52’s.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 1 – THE WOODHEAD ROUTE

Constructed to link Sheffield and Manchester, the 41-mile route headed west from the industrial heartland of south Yorkshire, climbing to the line's summit at Woodhead, almost 1000 feet above sea level, where it penetrated the Pennine barrier before descending towards Manchester. From it's opening, the steep inclines on the route were a severe test for the steam locomotive, resulting in the frequent need for banking and double-heading. To eliminate these expensive practices, the LNER took the decision in the 1930s to electrify the route, using an overhead 1500v d.c. system. But owing to the outbreak of the Second World War, work on this ambitious electrification scheme was delayed. Upgrading the route also required the construction of a new tunnel at Woodhead and it was not until 1954 that Britain's first mainline to use overhead electric power, and now under the ownership of British Railways, carried revenue-earning traffic. Although steam and diesel traction could still be seen on the route, the primary motive power was the LNER-designed EM1 (Class 76) and EM2 (Class 77) locomotives. The EM2s were sold to the Netherlands Railways in 1969, following the run-down in passenger services, but the EM1s continued in service until the route's closure in 1981.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 2 – WEST RIDING STEAM PART 1

This programme, compiled from archive cine film taken mainly in the 1960s, covers parts of the once extensive rail network in the industrial West Riding of Yorkshire. The programme starts at Leeds with scenes of both Central and City Stations and, in addition to detailed film of the two stations, sequences at Holbeck show clearly the size and scale of one of the largest locomotive depots in the area. The smaller depot at Copley Hill is also shown, with ‘Pacifics’ passing at the head of London-bound expresses. Leaving Leeds, Ardsley Depot is seen, where a wide variety of locomotives occupied the depot yard; before arrival at Wakefield with both Westgate and Kirkgate Stations shown. Doncaster is next, with scenes recorded at the station, depot and locomotive works revealing the variety of steam locomotive types that could be found on the East Coast Main Line in the early 1960s. Returning to Leeds; a Bradford-bound ‘local’ is boarded for a journey along the Aire Valley to Bradford, where film of Exchange and Forster Square Stations is complemented by scenes taken at Laisterdyke and Low Moor, followed by a fascinating panoramic view of nearby Cleckheaton, showing the station and surrounding area. At Mirfield, ten miles from Bradford, an almost non-stop procession of freight and passenger workings between Lancashire and Yorkshire passed through the town, many of them taking the route to Huddersfield at Heaton Lodge Jct. Film of these freight and passenger services pounding up the Colne Valley toward Marsden and the Standedge Tunnels bring the programme to an close.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 3 – CREWE TO CARLISLE

In the 1960s, Crewe provided a fascinating and almost never ending procession of steam, diesel and electric locomotives. A wide variety of traction is portrayed, from the humble 'Jinty' shunting empty stock to the impressive 'Duchess' Pacifics. Almost every type of ex-LMS loco could be seen at Crewe, plus visiting ex-GWR locomotives. Travelling northwards from Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay) Station and Wigan's Spring Branch Depot are the first areas to be featured, followed by the study of rail operation in the Preston area. The roofless Preston shed with its stored 'Patriots' and ex-LNWR locos, plus a wide range of WCML workings through the station are a vivid reminder of Preston's railway past. Lancaster, with its electrified line to Heysham, is followed by Hest Bank Station with Black 5s, Jubilees and Duchesses passing through at speed. The station’s camping coaches also make an interesting backdrop to local passenger workings headed by Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2 diesel locomotives. The busy locomotive depot at Carnforth and adjacent station are a prelude to the last stage of the journey to Carlisle. Passing Oxenholme, the windswept station and depot at Tebay and the climb to Shap summit form another major feature of the programme. Film of Scout Green signalbox and Shap Station, combined with film of steam workings on the notorious gradient, give a fascinating insight into pre-electrification WCML rail operations. Arriving at Penrith, the truncated branchline to Keswick is followed, before returning to the main line and continuing to Carlisle. Scenes at Citadel Station and the three depots of Canal, Kingmoor and Upperby portray the immense variety of steam power found at Carlisle. Finally the emotive scenes at Carlisle as Britannia Pacific 'Oliver Cromwell' and Class 5s 44871 and 44781 herald the end of British Rail steam, on 11th August 1968.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 4 – NORTH FROM NEWCASTLE

The East Coast Main Line to the north of Newcastle is probably the least known section of the major Anglo-Scottish rail links. With the 124 miles between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Edinburgh boasting only one major station, Berwick-upon-Tweed, many enthusiasts did not venture north of Newcastle. Covering primarily the 1930s, 60s and 70s, the programme starts at Newcastle Central Station in 1931, with a wide variety of ex NER locomotives present, continuing to the last decade of steam in the 1960s. Tyneside’s industrial lines are represented by a superb sequence filmed at Backworth Colliery, to the northeast of Newcastle. Film taken in 1965 of the branch lines to Hepscott and Alnwick is complemented by a detailed look at the line to Scotsgap and Woodburn featuring a steam-hauled pick-up goods, together with film of the ‘Wansbeck Piper’ enthusiast’s special that ran to Woodburn in the branch’s final days. After viewing Berwick and Tweedmouth the Scottish Border is crossed and the highlight of the programme is reached. Fascinating, and possibly unique, mainly colour sequences shot between 1938 and 1956 feature fully streamlined A4s, North Eastern Atlantics, V2s, a steam railcar and others. Post war footage of D49s, plus an A3 in experimental blue livery is complemented by film of diesel Class 26s and 40s shortly after their introduction. Approaching journey’s end at Edinburgh, views of St. Margaret’s depot are followed by fascinating scenes at Waverley Station; with film of ex-NBR locomotives in 1930 contrasting with 1997 footage of the first ‘Eurostar’ to arrive in Edinburgh!

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 5 – WEST RIDING STEAM PART 2

This programme views three major rail arteries within the West Riding of Yorkshire at a time when steam traction was an everyday sight. Mirfield depot is the starting point of the programme, with scenes in the busy locomotive depot, together with film of passing traffic from nearby Heaton Lodge Jct., where the Colne and Calder Valley routes, linking Lancashire and Yorkshire, diverged. From Leeds City, the former Midland Railway route through the Aire Valley is followed to Shipley, where a spur to Bradford’s Forster Square Station left the main line. Across the city, where trolley buses still operated, the ‘Queensbury Route’ is traced from the city centre through Horton Park, Queensbury, Holmfield, Thornton, Denholme and Wilsden before reaching the Worth Valley Branch. On the branch, the daily goods working is filmed in the early 1960s, before rejoining the Midland main line at Keighley. After Keighley, steam workings at Skipton and Hellifield - where ex-LMS ‘2Ps’ could still be found in the company of ex-LNER ‘A3’s - are followed by detailed scenes on the line from Clapham Jct. to Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Low Gill on the WCML. Returning to the S&amp;C main line, film taken in 1962 from the cab of a ‘Peak’ diesel locomotive on the climb to Ais Gill Summit concludes the programme.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 6 – NORTH FROM CARLISLE

Carlisle became established as the hub of North West England's rail network following the railway's arrival in1845. The bulk of Anglo-Scottish traffic utilised the main line via Beattock and Carstairs with most services destined for Glasgow and the programme focuses primarily on this 103-mile section of the West Coast main Line. Carlisle's Kingmoor depot, one of three in the city, was host to a fascinating variety of locomotive classes with LNER &quot;A4's&quot; and &quot;A3's&quot; rubbing shoulders with &quot;Duchesses&quot; and &quot;Princesses&quot;. Detailed scenes at Kingmoor, plus views of Canal and Upperby depots, are complemented by an impressive array of steam and diesel traction in action at Carlisle Citadel station in the 1960's. &quot;Patriots, Scots, Jubilees, A2's, Britannias&quot; and even a &quot;Glen&quot; are shown in service. Carlisle could also boast a direct route to Edinburgh via the Waverley Route, and no record of the Cumbrian capital would be complete without mention of this famous line, which closed in1969. Scenes at Newcastleton, focal point for anti-closure protesters on the last day of service, are a poignant reminder of the route. Leaving northwards on a Duchess-hauled railtour, the border is crossed before reaching Beattock and its infamous 1 in 75 incline which caused even the mighty Stanier Pacifics to pause for banking assistance! On reaching Carstairs, the station and depot are shown before the main line is temporarily left behind as the &quot;special&quot; heads west behind an ex-CR &quot;Jumbo&quot; and Highland Railway No. 103. Returning to the WCML, the programme features &quot;Clayton&quot; diesel-powered coal traffic on the Morningside branch, together with scenes at nearby Motherwell. Finally, arrival in Glasgow features views of diesel and steam power at the city's Polmadie depot and at Central Station, bringing the programme to a close.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 7 – ROUTES FROM NORTHAMPTON

Until the 1960s, a network of railway routes radiated from the East Midlands town of Northampton. Its two main stations, Bridge Street and Castle, provided mainline and secondary cross-country services, many of which are now but memories. Until closure in 1965, Northampton's motive power depot played an important part in providing locomotives for local freight and passenger services, until the large-scale introduction of diesel traction. This transitional period, the depots decline and eventual closure - including the demolition of it's coaling plant - is featured in detail. Castle Station handled northwards traffic to Rugby and Crewe plus southbound traffic to London, with Duchesses and Jubilees on passenger work and 'Crabs, 8Fs, 9Fs and Bl. 5s' powering freights. Bridge Street Station had a more sedentary air and handled mostly cross-country services, linking Northampton to Wellingborough, Peterborough, Bedford and Rugby with journeys to these destinations shown. At Rugby, footage of the famous locomotive test plant is complemented by film taken around Rugby between 1035 and 1968 showing a wide variety of WCML motive power. To the West of Northampton, scenes at Woodford Halse on the Great Central main line, Banbury on the Western Region and the rural charms of Fenny Compton portray the diverse nature of the various routes that were linked to Northampton. The industrial rail network of Northamptonshire is also featured with views of the Stewart and Lloyds steelworks at Corby with its fleet of brightly painted yellow tank locos. At the nearby Kettering Coal and Iron Company, unique film of the narrow gauge engines at work shows that industrial rail systems could be equally fascinating as the main line.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 8 – PADDINGTON AND THE WEST

Until the 1960s, a network of railway routes radiated from the East Midlands town of Northampton. Its two main stations, Bridge Street and Castle, provided mainline and secondary cross-country services, many of which are now but memories. Until closure in 1965, Northampton's motive power depot played an important part in providing locomotives for local freight and passenger services, until the large-scale introduction of diesel traction. This transitional period, the depots decline and eventual closure - including the demolition of it's coaling plant - is featured in detail. Castle Station handled northwards traffic to Rugby and Crewe plus southbound traffic to London, with Duchesses and Jubilees on passenger work and 'Crabs, 8Fs, 9Fs and Bl. 5s' powering freights. Bridge Street Station had a more sedentary air and handled mostly cross-country services, linking Northampton to Wellingborough, Peterborough, Bedford and Rugby with journeys to these destinations shown. At Rugby, footage of the famous locomotive test plant is complemented by film taken around Rugby between 1035 and 1968 showing a wide variety of WCML motive power. To the West of Northampton, scenes at Woodford Halse on the Great Central main line, Banbury on the Western Region and the rural charms of Fenny Compton portray the diverse nature of the various routes that were linked to Northampton. The industrial rail network of Northamptonshire is also featured with views of the Stewart and Lloyds steelworks at Corby with its fleet of brightly painted yellow tank locos. At the nearby Kettering Coal and Iron Company, unique film of the narrow gauge engines at work shows that industrial rail systems could be equally fascinating as the main line.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 9 – SCOTTISH BYWAYS PART 1

Many rail enthusiasts were drawn to Scotland in the 1960s to record steam-hauled expresses, particularly between Glasgow and Aberdeen, but they often overlooked much of the everyday scene on Scotland’s secondary lines. This programme, filmed mainly in the early 1960s, concentrates on the lines and branches that fed both the East and West Coast Main Lines north of the border, many of which are now closed. This nostalgic journey starts from Leeds with a railtour that, after pausing at Carlisle, proceeds to Hawick on the ‘Waverley Route’. Leaving Hawick, scenes at Jedburgh and Galashiels are followed by a journey between Edinburgh and Galashiels via Peebles. Further west, lies Dumfries on the former GSWR route to Glasgow. Here, a wide variety of steam traction is viewed, together with scenes on the Kirkcudbright Branch. Travelling north-west, suburban scenery displaces the rural air of Dumfries as the line to Glasgow from the Clydeside resort of Gourock is traced during the last summer of steam operation. Heading eastwards from Glasgow, the Forth crossing at Throsk is the start of a journey through Alloa and Dunfermline towards the Fife rail centre at Thornton Junction, a journey that also includes views of the Charleston, Kelty and Kinglassie branches. The now-closed line from Thornton, around the Fife Coast to Anstruther, is viewed, together with industrial action on the Wemyss Private Railway before moving northwards to Forfar. Several branch lines around Forfar are featured, followed by arrival at the ‘Granite City’, Aberdeen. From here, the 43-mile branch line to Ballater on Royal Deeside is travelled, with every station on this picturesque route recorded by the cameraman. A fitting finale to the programme is the arrival in 1961 of a railtour - appropriately headed by ex-GNSR No 49 - at Banff Bridge and Macduff, on the Grampian Region’s north coast.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 10 – WEST RIDING STEAM PART 3

Castleford's Central Station is the starting point for this journey through parts of the former West Riding of Yorkshire in the 1960s, when, despite the increasing presence of diesel traction, the steam locomotive was still an everyday sight. Leaving Castleford, the next location is Normanton, which was still a busy location although many of the depot’s locomotives were in store, a scene mirrored at nearby Wakefield Depot. Wakefield's Kirkgate Station witnessed an almost endless procession of steam-powered freights, whilst at Westgate Station the Bradford portions of services to and from London were joined to those serving Leeds. Film of this rarely recorded, but everyday operation, is complemented by views at nearby Ardsley, where the Bradford line diverged from the Leeds route. The final sequence at Wakefield features a fascinating high-speed journey from Dewsbury Central via Ossett, completed in only two minutes! Leaving Wakefield behind, Healey Mills marshalling yard is passed before a pause at Mirfield, then Brighouse, before travelling onto Sowerby Bridge, where views of the depot show one of the last ex-LYR 3F 0-6-0s still in steam. The final sequence at Wakefield features a fascinating high-speed journey to Ossett and Dewsbury Central: the journey taking a mere two minutes! The final section of the programme features Church Fenton and the branch to Tadcaster in 1966, including the town’s last scheduled freight working and film of the line’s demolition and removal.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 11 – EAST YORKSHIRE STEAM

The programme, which also includes the work of other amateur cameraman, begins at York in 1964 before heading east to the market town of Malton where a line led to Gilling, Ampleforth and Coxwold. A journey on the branch's pick-up goods gives a fascinating reminder of BR's rural freight operations in the 1960s. Following this journey, the footplate crew of a Class B1 locomotive is joined on a regular passenger working from Malton to Pickering and Whitby. En route, the camera recorded scenes across the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors to Grosmont where the line from Middlesbrough via Battersby joined the Whitby route. From Grosmont, the line passed through Sleights and Ruswarp before arrival at one of the most famous ports on the Yorkshire coast - Whitby. Here, the B1 is left behind and a DMU is boarded for the journey to Scarborough via the scenic coast line. The now-closed route through Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar is traced before arrival at Scarborough, where, even in 1965, much of the holiday excursion traffic was steam-hauled. This meant Scarborough's locomotive depot was still busy, and a variety of steam classes are featured in and around the resort. The last months of the coast route between Scarborough and Whitby witnessed several enthusiasts' specials. Of these, perhaps the most poignant was a humble Class '03' diesel shunter at the head of a pair of brakevans giving demolition contractors a 'tour' of the route after its closure - the prelude to the lifting of the line.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 13 - STEAM IN SCOTLAND

The programme starts at Perth, which in the early 1960s handled large numbers of freight and passenger workings. Its motive power depot - one of the largest in Scotland - was distinguished by being one of only the very few where ex-LMS and ex-LNER ‘Pacifics’ could regularly be seen together. Although Bill Anderson recorded the ‘A4s’ and ‘Duchesses’, together with one the last ‘Princesses’ in service, he also filmed many of the other classes which used the depot, including ex-Caledonian Railway goods engines. An ex-CR 0-6-0 also features in the next section, which starts at Gleneagles then goes on to cover the branch lines to Crieff and the Gleneagles Hotel. A ‘Caley Jumbo’ No.57261, of Stirling depot, is seen shunting local goods traffic in Gleneagles station, after which it travels to Blackford, between Gleneagles and Stirling, with the regular ‘pick-up’ goods. Travelling to Bathgate, the Caledonian influence gave way to the rival North British Railway, where ex-NBR Class J36s are seen. These locomotives handled many of the freight workings in the area until the end of steam. Freight traffic was also the major source of revenue for the railways in Fife, where the coal industry was the largest industrial user. Much of the coal traffic centred on Kelty, Thornton Jct. and the nearby Wemyss Private Railway. Bill Anderson’s camera also recorded freight workings at Burntisland and services to the Fettykil paper mills on the Leslie Branch. The paper mills services were recorded in some detail - perhaps not surprisingly, as Bill was Chairman of Smith-Anderson and Company Limited, owners of the mill! Fife is left behind on board a steam-hauled railtour, using the route from Ladybank Jct. to Bridge of Earn on the former NB Edinburgh to Perth mainline, before reaching the Perth to Stirling route at Hilton Jct. After scenes taken at the north end of Perth station, the programme ends at Forfar with film of ex-Caledonian Railway 4-4-0 No. 54465 being serviced in the depot following its arrival with an enthusiasts’ special.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 14 – SCOTTISH A4’S THE FINAL YEARS

In September 1935, the first of the Class A4 Pacifics emerged from the London North Eastern Railway’s Doncaster Locomotive Works. With their futuristic streamlined design and high-speed running, they quickly established themselves as favourites amongst both the travelling public and rail enthusiasts. Just as they had replaced older designs on the East Coast Main Line, newer forms of traction had, by 1963, displaced the A4s from their regular express passenger duties between Edinburgh and London. However, in 1962, a decision by the Scottish Region of British Railways to employ the A4s on the tightly-timed 3-hour expresses between Aberdeen, Perth and Glasgow gave many of the class a new lease of life. The sight and sounds of the A4s running over the former Caledonian main line attracted enthusiasts from throughout the country. One such enthusiast was Eddie Stanbridge, who decided to make a film record of the A4s' final years, and over a three-year period he travelled regularly to Scotland from his home in Norwich to film them. Sadly, Eddie died in 2001 - but his legacy is a superb film record of a locomotive class that, for many, represented the epitome of British steam locomotive design. Filmed entirely on 16-mm colour film between 1962 and 1966, this programme shows A4s - and other locomotive classes – at work between Glasgow, Perth, Forfar and Aberdeen, together with workings on the East Coast main line north of Edinburgh.

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ARCHIVE SERIES VOLUME 15 - SCOTTISH BYWAYS PART 2

Described by the LMS as ‘The Gateway to Scotland’, Carlisle is the starting point of the programme with scenes filmed in 1962 at Citadel Station and Kingmoor Depot. Steam traction is predominant, with ‘Duchess’ Pacifics still handling WCML expresses! North of Carlisle on the WCML, Beattock Station is featured and, after scenes here and on the incline with the steam bankers hard at work, the next location is Carstairs with film of a railtour headed by a ‘Duchess’, followed by scenes at Stranraer, Ayr and the Waterside mining complex with its associated heavy coal trains. Returning to Carlisle, the Waverley Route is followed with steam traction much in evidence at Edinburgh’s Millerhill Yard, Whitrope, Shankend, Hawick and Galashiels. From St. Boswells, the line to Kelso, Coldstream, Tweedmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed is traced and, north of Berwick, the branch lines to Eyemouth and North Berwick feature. The next area to be shown is Fife, with film taken in 1960 on board a special working from St. Andrews to Thornton Junction via Methil Docks and Buckhaven. After Thornton, the Leslie Branch is viewed, followed by with Lindores. Leaving Fife behind: Stirling, Dunblane, Callander and the line through Glen Ogle feature, including film of the Killin and Ballachullish Branches. The West Highland Line is next, with film of the preserved ‘Glen Douglas’ and an ex-NBR Class J37 leaving Crianlarich in 1963 as they head for Fort William. Moving to Perth, film taken in 1930 shows a wide range of pre-grouping locomotives that offer an interesting contrast with locomotives recorded on film thirty years later. From Perth, railtour visits show Bankfoot, Coupar Angus, Forfar and Blairgowrie before the programme moves north to Ballinluig, the Aberfeldy Branch, Killiecrankie and Aviemore. Aviemore is left on board a railbus service to Boat of Garten, Grantown and Craigellachie, with many of the stations on this route captured on film, before moving north to Elgin. From there, the Moray coast route via Buckie, Spey Bay and Cullen is followed, together with a journey on the branch to Banff, and arrival at Cairnie Junction brings the main programme to a close.

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CENTRAL LINE PAST AND PRESENT

Look back at the history of the Central line from the opening in 1900 from Shepherds Bush to Bank and the extensions such as from Shepherds Bush to Wood Lane in 1908 followed in 1912 from Bank to London Liverpool Street then in 1920 from Wood Lane to Ealing Broadway. See how the Central Line was of a great service and support during the Second World War. DVD then features post war extensions of 1946 to West Ruislip an also into Ongar plus the extensions from London Liverpool Street to Stratford which in 1947 is then extended to Leytonstone, Newbury and Woodford as well as from North Acton to Greenford. Watch the unfolding of 1948 extensions from Newbury Park and Woodford to Hainault to create Fairlop Loop and extension from Greenford to West Ruislip. Follow the 1949 extension from Loughton to Epping and then the takeover in 1957 of 1860’s Great Eastern Railway built line from Epping to Ongar. DVD also follows the system including the changes that took place in 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s followed by 1990 Ruislip Depot open day and new 1992 stock being built by BRER at Derby then being delivered at Ruislip and entering service. Look at present day system in detail with the first part starting at Bank then going to London Liverpool Street, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Stratford, Leyton and then Leytonstone before looking along the Epping Branch via Woodford, Buckhurst Hill and Loughton before arriving at Epping. Next feature is of present day scenes looking in detail of Hainault loop starting at Wanstead then going onto Redbridge, Gants Hill. Newbury Park, Barkingside, Hainault, Grange Hill, Chigwell and then Woodford. DVD returns to Central London starting at ST Paul’s going via Chancery Lane, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Lancaster Gate, Queensway, Notting Hill getting to White City and onwards to East Acton and North Acton. After North Acton then loos at West Ruislip branch starting with Hangar Lane, Perivale, Greenford, Northolt, South Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens and West Ruislip then going back to North Acton onto Ealing Broadway Branch. The next feature is looking at items that have been preserved at London Transport Museum in Convent Gardens before concluding with a brief glimpse into the future.

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EAST LONDON LINE PAST AND PRESENT

DVD which starts by discovering the early history of the East London Line from 1869 opening between New Cross Gate and Wapping and then the extensions and many changes during the early and mid 1900’s. Look at the Q stock in operation including a cab ride followed on with the replacement by 1938 standard tube stock then the A60 and A62 stock from the 1970’s. A further feature is of the CO/CP stock farewell tour of 1981 then the operation of D stock from 1985 onwards. In 1994 the line was closed and refurbished being reopened in 1998 and is shown plus in 2007 preserved 1938 stock on a rail tour just before the line closed again. Line is shown reopened in 2010 heavily upgraded and now part of London Overground with present day scenes showing evidence of the changes. Present day scenes follows the system starting at Whitechapel and going onwards to Shadwell, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Canada Water, Surrey Quays, New Cross and New Cross Gate. Present day era also features the newly built London Overground extension from New Cross Gate to Brockley, Honour Oak Park, Forrest Hill, Sydenham, Penge West, Anerley, Norwood Junction and West Croydon plus the Crystal Palace Branch. DVD then concludes with a look into the future from 2011 with London Overground plans.

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NORTHERN LINE PAST AND PRESENT

Revel in discovery at the history of Northern Liner from opening in 1890 from King William Street to Stockwell then opening of the line in 1900 from Borough to Moorgate. Find out the history of the extensions such as that from Stockwell to Clapham Common of 1900, Moorgate to Angel of 1901, into Euston in 1907. Learn on how Northern Line then took on the Hampstead Tube from Strand to Camden Town plus branches to Golders Green and Archway and also the historic forms of traction that was used at the time. Watch as the 1920’s become a decade of expansion and improvement through the system then into 1930’s line from Moorgate to Finsbury Park, also the line fro East Finchley to High Barnet and from Mill Hill East to Finchley Central become part of the Northern Line. See how instrumental the deep tube stations of Northern Line were as they acted as air raid shelters during the war. Go ahead into 1960’s and behind the scenes with operations at Camden Town in the signal cabins plus the necessary transfer of stock following 1964 closure of line from Finsbury Park to Drayton Park. DVD then continues through the years with rolling stock alterations that were made to improve the system whilst in 1990 centaury celebrations that took place both at London Transport Museum of Covent Gardens and on the system at East Finchley are featured. Further features of the history includes the reconstruction of angel station during the early 1990’s and also refurbishment of Norden Depot. Workshops of Adtranz in Derby are shown building new rolling stock for the Northern Line which is then seen being delivered at West Ruislip. Present day scenes filmed early 2000’s are then featured following the Northern Line from Euston going via Kings Cross St Pancras, Angel, Old Street, Moorgate, Drayton Park, Finsbury Park, Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant and Castle, Oval, Stockwell, Clapham North and then Clapham Common. Then discover from Chalk Farm via Belsize Park, Hampstead, Golders Green, Brent Cross, Hendon Central, Collingdale, Burnt Oak then terminating at Edgware. Look at present day Northern Line and local connections from Mornington Crescent via Euston, Warren Street, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Charring Cross, Embankment and into Waterloo. Discover by Northern Line from Camden Town through Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Archway, Highgate, East Finchley, and into Finchley Central and then onwards to Mill Hill East then from Finchley Central via West Finchley, Woodside Park, Totteridge and Whetstone and into High Barnet. See present day from Clapham South via Balham, Tooting Beck, Tooting Broadway, Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon into Morden. DVD then concludes by looking over some items of Northern Line pas which have been preserved.

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METROPOLITAN LINE PAST AND PRESENT

A double disc featuring past and present of London Underground's Metropolitan Line. Disc one is pure 85 minutes from reminiscing the history starting with black and white footage taken in 1910 of a cab ride from Baker Street going via Oxbridge branch through St Johns Wood, Marlborough Road, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road, West Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green, Wembley Park, Harrow then ending up at Ruislip. Then a jump forward following the changes of 1930's under there then newly formed London Transport Passenger Board with feature of Wembley Park to Stanmore Branch, work being done to St John's Wood Station as well as steam worked to single track Chesham Branch with change of steam locomotives and electric locomotives been completed at Rickmansworth. Head into late 1950s with an electrification programme underway on the branch from Rickmansworth through to Chesham as well as service services to Aylesbury going over to operation with Diesel Multiple Units. Take a look into the operation of Croxley Tip Branch which was worked by former Great Western Railway Pannier Tanks. DVD then shows the challenges which were faced during heavy snowfall in 1982. Also in 1982 an enthusiast tour ran which featured preserved Locomotive Sarah Siddons plus changes being made to allow the system to be worked by Driver only Operation. Follow the work being undertaken in 1985 with former stock that had been converted into a track recorder unit. 1980's finishes off with steam returning to the Met feature of 1989 which was held as part of century celebrations of Chesham Branch featuring preserved locomotive Sarah Siddons and former London Transport locomotives. Steam returning to the met again in 1990 running between Harrow and Amersham using former British Railway Standard Class 4 tank, ex London Transport Locomotive and also Sarah Siddons. Sarah Siddons was then to be found working between Harrow and Amersham along with former British Railway Black 5 and London North Eastern Railway N7 in connection with century celebrations of 1992. Go behind scenes looking the reconstruction work that took place during the early 1990's of Hillingdon Station. 1994 is heavily featured with preserve locomotive Sarah Siddons along with former London North Eastern Railway N7, British Railway Standard Class 4 tank plus ex London Transport pannier tanks worked between Watford and Amersham then later in the year between Harrow and Uxbridge whilst Chesham Branch was worked by preserved bubble car. Discover the various different types of traction used during engineering works that took place at Ruislip followed by Sarah Siddons been featured as part of Metro Rover Rail tour of 1995. See refurbishment of rolling stock being completed by Adtranz of Derby whilst 1995 steam on the Met specials ran with Sarah Siddons alongside British Railway Class 20, British Railway Standard and also Great Western Railway pannier. Features of 1996 include Sarah Siddons taking part in a Metro Ranger Rail tour whilst later in the year Rickmansworth depot held an open day. Steam on the Met returned for 1998 and 1999 with many types of preserved motive power being featured. In 2004 Uxbridge branch is featured as century celebration that and utilised preserved 1934 stock in operation with disc 1 finishing with rebuilding of Ruislip Manor in 2005. Disc two is featuring the present day of metropolitan line filmed mid to late 2000's looking at the various infrastructure and architecture firstly starting at Aldgate going via London Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Barbican, Farringdon, London Kings Cross and Euston Square before getting to Great Portland Street. Next part then starts at Baker Street and goes via Finchley Road, West Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green, Neasden, Wembley Park, Preston Park and Northwick Park into Harrow. Follow onwards from Harrow to North Harrow, Pinner, Northwood Hills, Northwood Moor Park, Croxley and into Watford. Return back to Moor Park and onto Rickmansworth, Chorley Wood and Chalfont and Amersham. Returning back to Harrow following different route through West Harrow, Rayners Lane, Eastcote, Ruislip Manor, Ruislip, Ickenham, Hillingdon and then ending at Uxbridge. DVD then finishes off by looking over the relics of the system that have been preserved.

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DISTRICT LINE PAST AND PRESENT

A double disc with first disc of 50 minutes dedicated to the past history of District Line from original openings under steam haulage in 1868 through the extensions and electrification that took place. Disc also looks at the varied rolling stock used through the early days plus the F stock after first world war. A car ride filmed in 1930’s is featured and shows many upgrades and developments that took place. Discover the Q stock introduced in the 1930’s as well as the huge amount of damage caused to the district line during world war 2. Look at the R stock which was introduced late 1950’s as well as taking a cab ride on the South Acton Branch shortly before closure in 1959. see the station at Barking after being rebuilt in 1971 and find out about the withdrawal of services between Acton Town and Hounslow West. Disc 1 also describes the co/cp stock in use after being transferred from other lines then in depth look at D stock introduced from 1981. An enthusiast farewell tour of co/cp stock in 1981 is also featured along with the last services of R stock between 1981 and 1983. Further feature is of preserved electric locomotive Sarah Siddons along with preserved pannier tank steam locomotive L99 working 125 year celebrations in June 1993 between West Kensington and Ealing Broadway. 125 year anniversary celebrations also had in September 1993 an open day in Ealing Common Depot. Disc 2 is 100 minutes dedicated to looking at the District Line in present form of 2008.  divided up into sections. First part starts out at Edgware Road and heads onto Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate,  High Street Kensington, Earls Court, West Brompton, Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green, Putney Bridge, East Putney, Southfields, Wimbledon Park then into Wimbledon. Next feature is of the short shuttle between Earls Court and Kensington Olympia. Third park starts at Earls Court before going on to West Kensington, Barons Court, Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park, Stamford Brook, Turnham Green, Gunnersbury, Kew Gardens and Richmond. Next feature starts out at Chiswick Park then onwards to Acton Town, Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway. Fifth part starts out at Upminster and the goes onto Upminster Bridge, Hornchurch, Elm Park, Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway, Becontree, Upney, Barking, East Ham, Upton Park, Plaistow, West Ham, Bromley By Bow, Bow Road, Mile End, Stepney Green, Whitechapel, and Aldgate East. Final part starts off from Tower Hill then heads onwards to Monument, Cannon Street, Mansion House, Blackfriars, Temple, Embankment, Westminster, St James Park, Victoria, Sloane Square, South Kensington, Gloucester Road and then into Earls Court.

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JUBILEE LINE PAST AND PRESENT

Discover the history of Jubilee Line with origins dating back to the early 1900’s through to the actual construction that began in 1972 and official opening in 1979. See the open day held at Neasden in 1983 where new stock which had been delivered was on display. Next feature is of 1986 prototype stock being tested out on Jubilee Line followed by a feature of 1986 Stanmore Depot open day. Construction of new 1996 stock by Adtranz of Derby and withdrawal of 1985 stock is also featured. Feature of the Stratford extensions is shown along with behind the scenes footage of newly built Stratford depot which shortly after completions saw rail tour with preserved 1938 tube stock. Present day scenes then shown filmed in mid 2000’s of the Jubilee Line with infrastructure and architecture of the stations are shown starting at Stratford before going onto West Ham, Canning Town, North Grenwich, Canary Wharf, Canada Water, Bermondsey, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and into Westminster then continuing onwards from Green Park to Bond Street, Baker Street, St John’s Wood, Swiss Cottage, Finchley Road, West Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green, Dolls Hill, Neasden, Wembley Park, Kingsbury, Queensbury and Cannons Park before finishing at Stanmore.

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METROPOLITAN FROM A TO S AND MET150

A DVD which is split into 2 sections. First section looks at the A stock in the last few years of service on the Metropolitan Line before being replace by modern S Stock. Both forms of stock are described and are shown at many of the Metropolitan Line locations. Second part features the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan line on 13th and 20th January 2013 with preserved Metropolitan steam locomotive number 1 and Metropolitan Electric Locomotive number 12 Sarah Siddons running between Moorgate and Edgware Road.

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PICCADILLIY LINE PAST AND PRESENT

Look back into the history of the Piccadilly line from the first opening of 1906 from Hammersmith to Finsbury Park and then through the extensions that then took place. See the changes to the system through the 1930’s including prototype streamlined trains that were being tested also rebuilding of Piccadilly Circus Station. Watch and discover use and operation of standard 1938 tube stock as well as 1956 prototype stock and also onto 1959 stock which one in traffic 1938 stock was withdrawn with some of the units finding new lease of life in Isle of Wight. 1970’s are featured with extensions into Heathrow with operations being done by newly built 1973 stock. Going into 1980’s and see challenges faced by heavy snowfall of 1982 plus station refurbishments of Finsbury Park, Leicester Square and Green Park as well as preserved 1938 stock on Starlight Express tour to Heathrow. See late 1980’s refurbishment of Piccadilly Circus station, Kings Cross station and also Gloucester Road Station. Look at the changes and improvements to the system including the rebuilding of Hillingdon station as well as a feature on the last day of operation on the Aldwych Branch. Get behind the scenes with refurbishment of 1973 stock being done by Bombardier then being delivered back to London Underground and re-entering into service. See the system in present day form starting out as Piccadilly then heading onto Green Park, South Kensington, Earls Court, Barons Court, Hammersmith and then Acton Town. Watch and discover the present day scenes from Acton Town on the Uxbridge Branch going to Ealing Common, Park Royal, Rayners Lane, Eastcote, Ruislip, Ickenham, Hillingdon and Uxbridge. Next feature of present day scenes start out at Leicester Square and head to Convent Gardens, Holborn, Russell Square, Kings Cross St Pancras, Holloway Road, Arsenal, Finsbury Park, Wood Green, Bounds Green, Arnos Grave, Southgate, Oakwood and Cockfosters. Last look of present day scenes is on the Heathrow Branch from Acton Town going via South Ealing, Northfields, Boston Manor, Osterley, Hounslow East, Hounslow Central, Hounslow West and Halton Cross before getting to Heathrow. DVD concludes by looking at some items of the Piccadilly Line past that have been preserved by London Transport Museum at Convent Garden.

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WATERLOO AND CITY LINE AND ISLAND LINE PAST AND PRESENT

A double disc with the first disc featuring the Waterloo and City Line. Discover the history of this short line between Waterloo and Bank with the many changes that have taken place throughout the years. Also look at the signal cabins at Waterloo and Bank. Second disc features the past and present of Island Line on Isle Of Wight which utilises former withdrawn rolling stock of the London Underground.

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ANGLIA REGION SUBURBAN MEMORIES

This DVD evokes memories of the Anglia Region of British Rail since the 1970's, concentrating predominently on the lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street, in the London area, out to Shenfield and Purfleet. We see Liverpool Street station before the rebuilding, carried out between 1986 and 1992, when long distance services, parcels and freight traffic, were diesel hauled by Class 31, 37, and 47 locos. Stratford has always been a busy place to observe freight workings, many of which were in the hands of Class 37 locos. The LNER designed Class 306 'Shenfield' units are extensively covered, along with classes 302, 305, 307, 309, 312, 315, 321, and 322 EMU's amongst others. DMU workings from Camden Road to North Woolwich are featured. The sound film has captured the distinctive noises of the Shenfield units very accurately. Later scenes show the preserved green unit '017' in passenger service in 2001, alongside Great Eastern branded Class 315's. Class 86 and 90 electric locos are also featured, along with the 'Stansted Express', 'Electrostar', 'Desiro' and Class 170 turbo units.

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SOUTHERN REGION MEMORIES

This programme evokes memories of British Rail Southern Region in the 1970's and 80's, prior to the creation of Network Southeast. The opening scenes, near Wimbledon, capture the change from green to blue livery, when some of the old Southern Railway stock was still in service. The ubiquitous slam-door suburban 4 sub and 4 EPB EMU's feature prominently, along with the 2 HAP's at such locations as Victoria, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Waterloo and London Bridge, as well as further into the London suburbs. Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross stations are seen as they appeared before they were rafted over for property development. There is also a brief look at the former Holborn Viaduct terminus. This programme also shows scenes of the narrow profile 'Hastings' diesels, and class 73 electro diesels. Outer suburban rolling stock is covered, including scenes at Bournemouth, before the line to Weymouth was electrified, when class 33 diesel locos took over for the last part of the journey. Push-pull operation to Olympia with class 33 locos is covered, as well as glimpses of Dover Marine and the Folkstone Harbour branch. Finally, the green preserved 4 sub and 2 BIL units are seen in operation during the Cannon Street open day in 1986.

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WESTERN REGION MEMORIES

This DVD covers services from Paddington since 1975, when loco haulage was the norm. There are scenes of the last days of operation of the 'Western' class diesel hydraulics, and a proliferation of class 31's, 47's and 50's. Suburban class 117 and 122 DMU's are also much in evidence, as well as class 128 and loco hauled parcels trains. The change to HST's on principal services is covered. Services along the main lines as far as Newbury and Didcot are featured, as well as services to Birmingham via High Wycombe. The Greenford, Windsor and Marlow branches are seen, as well as the 'Royalty and Railways Exhibition' at Windsor.The 'Paddington 125' celebrations included a steam run to Didcot behind 'King  George V'. There are two visits to the Southall Railway Centre, when industrial steam was in operation, and a run along the Brentford branch on the 'Brentford Coupler', comprising a pair of class 122 'Bubble Cars'. The class 210 DEMU prototype is seen on a number of occasions. Steam specials with 'King Edward I' are included, as well as the 'Mince Pie' steam specials via the Greenford loop in December 1994, hauled by British Rail tank loco 80079 and class 2MT 46521. A special visit to the Foster Yeoman quarry at Merehead behind 47500 'Great Western', also shows their American-built switcher shunting aggregate wagons. Construction work in connection with the 'Heathrow Express' is shown, together with trains using the temporary 'Heathrow Junction' station, as well as first-day scenes at Paddington and the Airport Terminals. Steam is seen at the Didcot Railway Centre during the Millenium celebrations, and at the Old Oak Common open day of the same year, together with a variety of preserved diesels associated with the Western Region. Bringing the story up to date, we see various livery changes resulting from privatisation, and class 180 'Adalente's'.

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STILL STEAMING IN THE SOUTH EAST

Filmed in high-definition in 2007, we take a look at four railways in the South East which ARE 'Still Steaming'. We visit the 'Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway' during the week prior to its 80th birthday. Four steam locos and a diesel are seen in operation over various parts of the line, and we see an unusual non-stop special, which operated daily that week as part of the celebrations. We visit the 'Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway' on 'Father's Day' 2007. We explore the line, courtesy of steam loco number 740, built in 1907 for the Matheran Light Railway in India, and diesel-hydraulic loco 'Beaudesert', built specially for the railway in 1999, using parts from a former 900mm gauge Simplex loco, which was used during the construction of the Channel Tunnel. Vertical-boilered loco 'Chaloner' is also seen in steam. The 'Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway' is almost unique amongst preserved railways, in that it operates using original rolling stock, hauled by original locos, over part of its original track. We see manoevres at both ends of the line, as well as on-route. Finally, we pay a visit to the 'Mid Hants Railway' during the 30th Anniversary celebrations of its re-opening between Alresford and Ropley. Two locos were in steam, Merchant Navy Class number 35005 'Canadian Pacific', and Standard Class Five number 73096. We see them both in operation on this busy spring Saturday in 2007

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EAST COAST MAIN LINE MEMORIES 1975 – 2008

A double disc DVD. Disc 1 our visit to the East Coast Main Line starts at Kings Cross in 1975, when all trains were diesel powered. Main line services were in the hands of the iconic Deltics, and Class 47’s, with the occasional visiting Peak. Suburban services were provided by DMU’s and Class 31’s, hauling compartment stock. We see the electrification of the suburban services, including the Finsbury Park to Moorgate route, and the last Eastern Region passenger trains over the LT Widened Lines. The extensive remodelling of the approaches to Kings Cross, in the second half of the 1970’s, is also featured. Moving North, there is considerable coverage of the diesel era at Doncaster, York, Newcastle, and Edinburgh, and also a visit to Scarborough. At Edinburgh we see Class 47’s operating the Glasgow ‘Push-Pull’ service. The coming of the HST’s is followed by the progressive electrification between London, Leeds, and Edinburgh, using Class 91 locomotives. Disc 2. Our story continues into the era of privatisation, and includes the use of Class 90 locos on Leeds services. We see the introduction of the GNER livery, plus Eurostars, and the unique Class 89 in service. Later we see Virgin HST’s and Voyagers, on Cross Country services, as well as various other liveries applied to Sprinters and Pacers. We see First Capital Connect livery replace the WAGN colours on London suburban services. Hull Trains Class 170’s and Class 222’s are featured, as well as leased Class 180’s. Grand Central’s new service to Sunderland is seen at Kings Cross. Finally, we see the GNER livery modified, and subsequently replaced, following the takeover of the franchise by National Express - East Coast in 2007.

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MARYLEBONE STEAM IN THE 1980’S

In the 1980’s, Marylebone had become a sleepy commuter terminus, with little to interest railway enthusiasts. There was great excitement in 1985, when A4 Pacific “Sir Nigel Gresley” began a series of steam runs from Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon. Over the remainder of the decade, many other famous steam locomotives headed “The Shakespeare Limited” dining train, as well as a number of Rail Tours and Santa Specials. This production features many of the runs, as well as a journey to Stratford behind “Clan Line”. Other locomotives seen include, “Duchess of Hamilton”, “Flying Scotsman”, Standard Class 4MT 75069, “Sir Lamiel”, “Mallard”, “Green Arrow”, “City of Wells”, “Clun Castle”, “Princess Elizabeth”, “Taw Valley”, and “Duke of Gloucester”. Also included are steam runs to Stratford-upon-Avon from Didcot, hauled by “Drysllwyn Castle”, and from Tyseley by “King Edward I” and Castle Class “Defiant”. The entire programme was filmed with sound, including the A4’s chime whistles, which were sounded frequently.

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WEST COAST MAIN LINE MEMORIES 1974 – 2007

This double album covers railway activity on the West Coast Main Line, and some of its connecting services over a period of more than 30 years. Disc 1 features the 1970’s and 80’s. Much of it was filmed at principal stations, and covers a wide variety of trains. Whilst electric locomotive haulage is much in evidence, many classes of diesel locos, DMU’s, EMU’s, and freight are covered, and even tube trains on the Bakerloo Line that paralleled the main line between Queen’s Park and Watford, using the DC tracks. Apart from stations on the main route, between Euston and Glasgow,such as Crewe, Preston, and Carlysle, visits are made to Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester Piccadilly. A major feature shows intense activity at Glasgow Central in 1988, including several classes of EMU and DMU in Strathclyde orange livery. We also see glimpses of the APT prototypes in action. Disc 2  continues further into the era of sectorisation and privatisation of British
Rail during the 1990’s, including the Virgin and Silverlink franchises. The highlights of a cab ride from Euston to Stafford are included. Finally, bringing the story up to date, we see the entry into service of the first of the class 334 EMU’s in the Glasgow area, and the initial introduction of Pendolino’s and Desiro’s to the West Coast Route.

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SCOTRAIL MEMORIES 1988

The footage used in this DVD was filmed in 1988 during a visit to the Scottish Highlands, when most passenger trains were in the hands of class 37 locomotives. It starts with scenes of activity at Glasgow Central, before moving to Glasgow Queen Street, terminus for trains on the West Highland line. An interesting variety of locomotives is seen, including some class 26’s. Next we follow the West Highland line, initially visiting Dumbarton Central and Helensburgh Central, before following the line to a number of other locations, including Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet and Crianlarich. Visits are made to Oban and Fort William. Steam between Fort William and Mallaig is extensively featured, hauled by locomotive 2005. A class 20 is seen shunting at Fort William, as well as the Royal Scotsman excursion train and the overnight sleeper. The scene then moves to Kyle of Lochalsh and then on to Dingwall. A journey is made from there to Thurso and back behind a class 37, including scenes of the train splitting at Georgemas Junction. The story continues with busy scenes at Inverness - including freight movements - the Strathspey Railway, and then along the Highland line to view movements at Perth. From Perth the scene moves south to the Bo’ness & Kinnneil Railway, where an ex-Caledonian tank loco was in action. Next the Forth Bridge and finally activity at Edinburgh Waverley, including push pull operation on the Glasgow shuttle. These trains comprised class 47’s in conjunction with mark 3 coaches and driving van trailers.

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LONDON UNDERGROUND R STOCK REMEMBERED

DVD looks back over the history of London Underground R Stock introduced in April 1950 for use on the District Line. Operation can be seen on Ealing Broadway to Upminster line as well as scenes within the Upminster Depot. Further operation can be seen on Richmond Branch, Olympia Branch and Wimbledon Branch. Further feature is looking at their use in the heavy snowfall of 1982 and then closes looking over the farewell tour that ran in May 1983.

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MERSEYRAIL CLASSES 502 AND 503 REMEMBERED

This video provides an extensive nostalgic look at the final years of operation of these unique LMS designed EMU’s which operated around Liverpool from 1938 until the early 1980’s. Using film shot with original sound we see them in operation on many parts of the Merseyrail system. Much has changed in the intervening years, including the disappearance of the semaphore signalling, still much in evidence in this production. The class 502’s were used on the Northern Line services from Liverpool Exchange to Southport and Ormskirk, and after the opening of the underground sections in 1977, to Liverpool Central, Kirkby and Garston. The class 503’s were used on services on the Wirral Lines, running to Rock Ferry, West Kirby, and New Brighton. Towards the end of their life some 503 units were used on Northern Line services as well.

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OPORTO TRAMS PAST AND PRESENT

A 2 disc DVD. On the 1st  disc we trace the history of Oporto’s first generation tramway, up until its closure in 1996, using extensive archive sound film shot in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Some of the earlier tram routes went over to trolleybuses from 1959, including some double deckers, and these are also featured. The centenary of electric trams was celebrated in 1995 when crowds turned out to see former mule tram number 22 re-enact the original run from Carmo to Massarelos. During the celebrations a number of restored museum trams gave free rides between Carmo and Boavista which are seen in action. A number of Oporto trams came to Britain. Bogie car 273 is seen in operation at the National tramway Museum, Crich, and 2-axle car 196 at the Beamish Museum. On Disc 2 we see trams operating on the three heritage routes, as well as the short lived Tourist route T. We also visit the impressive tram museum at Massarelos, where there are examples of many of the different types that graced the city’s streets. Creation of the heritage routes involved laying new tracks in parts of the city that had not seen trams for many years, and relocating tracks along the historic waterfront onto a reservation. We also visit the impressive Light Rail network, which has grown to 67 km with 80 stations. Branded as Metro do Porto, it currently has six lines, all of which intersect at
Trindade. The most impressive feature is where it crosses the river Douro on the upper deck of the Dom Luis II bridge.

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AUSTRIA – A TRAM ENTHUSIAST PARADISE

This DVD covers the present tramway scene in Austria, together with historical sound film dating back as far as 1974, when many 2-axle trams with trailers operated on each of the systems. Today, Austria has five urban tramways, and a number of electric 'Light Railways', some of which are operated by trams. The capital, Vienna, has the largest tramway system in Western Europe, with around 950 trams operating on 32 routes, as well as the Stadtbahn, U-Bahn, and Wiener Lokalbahn interurban to Baden. A visit to the Vienna Tram Museum is included, and we take a ride on one of the many tram sets in its collection. The country's smallest tramway is at Gmunden, and connects the lakeside resort with the OBB railway station at the top of a steep hill. From here, brief visits are made to the 'Stern & Hafferl' lines in upper Austria, including Gmunden-Vorchdorf, Vorchdorf Lambach, Lambach-Haag, and the Attersee line. Linz has three urban routes on the unusual 900mm gauge, plus the steeply graded 'Postlingbergbahn' mountain tramway. A visit is also made to the 'Saint Florian' museum line. Next we take a run on the 'Salzburger Lokalbahn', including a ride on a restored set dating from the early part of the 20th century. The scenic town of Innsbruck has both urban and interurban lines to offer, and this DVD includes the parade of historic cars for the centenary in 1991. Using archive soundfilm, we see the last days of 'AC' operation on the 'Stubaitalbahn', with the distinctive sounds echoing around the mountains. Finally we visit the busy six-route system in Graz, including some scenes of its excellent tramway museum.

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BRITAINS NEW TRAM AND LIGHT RAIL SYSTEMS

Britain's traditional tramways, with the exception of Blackpool and the Manx Electric, had all been consigned to museums by 1962. The first system to adopt modern light-rail technology was the 'Tyne and Wear Metro', opened in 1980.Following the success of the Tyne and Wear system, the automated 'Docklands Light Railway' was introduced to stimulate development of the former London Docks. This fully segregsted and automated system opened in 1987, using 3rd-rail current collection, and has expanded progressively since. The first example of the return of a street-running tramway came with the opening of Manchester's 'Metrolink' in 1992. This system was based on taking over two commuter rail lines, and linking them via street track to the principal railway station. It has since extended to Eccles. The 'South Yorkshire Supertram' opened in Sheffield in 1994, and is a 30.5 km mainly street-based system. The next system to open was the 'Midland Metro', which opened in 1999, and lonked Birmingham with Woolverhampton, using a former railway alignment, but with street-running in Wolverhampton. The highly successful 28km 'Croydon Tramlink' opened in 2000, and uses a combination of street-track, disused railway alignments, and new construction. It has revolutionised transport to the major suburb of New Addington. On this DVD, we look at the operation of all these systems, and see how light-rail can provide fast, reliable, efficient, and attractive urban transit.

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DUBLINS NEW TRAMWAYS – LUAS

Trams returned to Dublin in 2004, with two separate routes, known as the Red and Green lines. This DVD starts with construction scenes, and the trams being built at the Alstom factory in La Rochelle, France. This is followed by a detailed look at the operation of both lines, including visits to their respective depots. The Red Line links Connolly and Heuston mainline stations, before heading out to Tallaght, in the south west suburbs. The Green Line terminates at St Stephen's Green, and, after traversing Harcourt Street, and Adelaide Road, climbs onto the alignment of the former Harcourt Street to Shanganagh Junction railway line, to head southwards to Sandyford. Both lines are operated by Alstom 'Citadis' trams, the Red Line using 26 x 30m long 'Type 301' cars, and the Green Line using 14 of the longer 40m 'Class 401' cars.

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HUNGARIAN TRAMWAY REVIEW

There are trams running in four Hungarian cities, most with rolling stock unique to the country. By far the largest system is in Budapest, the capital city, where there are three Metro lines, each with distinctive rolling stock, light railway lines, an extensive trolley-bus network, and a rack railway. Whilst this DVD deals mainly with the trams, there is some coverage of the other modes, and in particular, the fascinating 'Foldalatti Metro', dating from 1896. A highlight of our visit is a tram tour using a restored 2-axle car, dating from 1909. The attractive provincial city of Debrecen has a single tram line, worked by unique 'Ganz' articulated trams, dating from 1997, running alongside 'two room and a bath' articulated cars from the 1960's. Miskolc, in the north east of the country, has replaced its older rolling stock with secondhand 'Tatra KT8' articulated cars, painted in the corporate green and yellow livery, and ex Vienna 'E Class' articulated cars and bogie trailers, still running in their former owners colours. The fourth tramway is in Szeged, in the south of the country, where there are four tram routes. Routes 3, 3F and 4 are still worked with 'two room and a bath' articulated cars, which make evocative, traditional, tram noises. Route 1 is currently worked by 'Tatra T6' and 'KT4D' cars, in an attractive yellow and blue livery, relieved with white and a red stripe. There is also some earlier film of 2-axle museum cars operating in 1990.

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FRENCH TRAMWAY REVOLOUTION VOLUME 1

Trams had all but disappeared from French cities, with the exception of the lines linking LILLE with the adjacent towns of Roubaix and Tourcoing, and single routes remaining in MARSEILLE and ST ETIENNE, This DVD starts by looking at these systems as they were in 1987. It goes on to tell the story of the renaissance of the urban tramway in France, which began with the re-introduction of trams to the city of NANTES in 1985. By the time this DVD was made, there were nine new systems in operation, with a further two actively under construction. Each new system is portrayed, including coverage of the grand opening of the new tramway in GRENOBLE in 1987, when the whole city was in festive mood. Next, there follows a detailed look at the new systems which opened in PARIS (two routes), ROUEN, STRASBOURG, and SARBRUCKEN in Germany, with its cross-border link to Sanguineness in France. The new trams in ST ETIENNE and LILLE are also shown in operation. Finally we visit the systems in MONTPELIER, ORLEANS, and LYON, all of which opened in 2000.

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FRENCH TRAMWAY REVOLOUTION VOLUME 2

Much has happened in France since we issued Volume 1. More new systems have opened, and the others have expanded. We start with disc 1 and a comprehensive visit to the new system in Bordeaux, opened in 2003, which has adopted a surface contact system of current collection, for use in the environmentally sensitive city centre. We go on to visit the new system in Nice, that has opted or battery power through two elegant squares. The other new system, featured on this disc, is in Valenciennes, which opened in 2006. This disc concludes with a look at Montpellier’s second line, with its distinctive floral livery. Disc 2 starts with cover of developments in Grenoble, here the tramway has expanded to four routes. Next we go to Lyon, where route T1 has been extended, and a third route, T3, opened. We continue to Marseille, where its one remaining route has been upgraded to light rail standards. An entirely new second route has also been opened. Developments in Nantes are covered, comprising extensions to the three existing routes. Paris has also moved on, with extensions and new routes, bringing the total to four, all of which are visited. The extension of the surviving metre-gauge line in Saint Etienne, to serve the SNCF station at Chateaucreux, is featured.

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LISBON TRAMS PAST AND PRESENT

The exciting city of Lisbon has five tram routes today, one of which is mainly operated by modern, articulated cars. The other routes are mainly operated by a fleet of 45 remodelled 'Standard' cars. The city is built on seven hills, and there are three interesting street funiculars, and a vertical lift, which offers good views accross the city. The tram operator 'CARRIS', also provides tourist trams, which offer tours of the more interesting parts of the city, including the hilly 'Graca' district, with its narrow, winding streets. In this production, after reviewing the present scene, we take the viewer back to see many of the routes that have passed into history, including 'Poco do Bispo', 'Cruz Quebrada', 'Arco do Cego', 'Alcantara', 'Largo do Rato', and 'Carmo'. We see and hear the American built cross-bench and semi-convertible bogie cars, lightweight cars, and trailers in operation. The tramway system reached its peak in 1958, and has been much reduced as the Metro has expanded, and road traffic has vastly increased. There are scenes of British-built AEC and Daimler buses, and the 'Estoril' railway. We see the remodelling of the present fleet taking place in Santo Amaro works in 1995. Finally we visit the tram museum, where a representative collection of historical trams and buses is displayed.

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ISLE OF MAN VINTAGE TRANSPORT EXTRAVAGANZA

This fascinating production was filmed in 1974 on the occasion of the Isle of Man Steam Railway's Centenary, and during the 1983 Vintage Transport Weekend, which was run for transport enthusiasts. During the Steam Railway's Centenary, a number of locos that had not been used for years were on display at the impressive terminus in Douglas, which at that time, had two island platforms, complete with canopies. and an impressive array of semaphore signals. Crossbench cars were much in evidence on the Manx Electric Railway, which serves Laxey and Ramsey. The Douglas Southern Tramway is remembered, using film of the preserved No 1, making a rare appearance running at the Crich Tramway Museum. During the 1983 event there was much activity, as a number of specials were run on the Manx Electric, including newly restored loco No 23, pioneer electric car 2, a number of crossbench cars, and a rarely seen saloon trailer. Specials also ran on the Steam Railway, including a train in blue livery, plus some spectacular double-headed run-pasts. The ex County Donegal Railcars are also seen in action. The Snaefell Mountain Railway is featured, as well as the Douglas Horse Tramway, when the winter saloons and some of the open cars were out on the promenade.

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UNDERGROUND C STOCK REMEMBERED

The C stock was built by Metro Cammell in Washwood Heath , Birmingham, and first entered service in 1970, displacing CO/CP stock on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Classified as C69 they were delivered in unpainted aluminium finish with black roofs. A further batch, classified C77, was delivered in 1977 to replace CO/CP stock on the District Line’s Edgware Road to Wimbledon service. In the early 1990’s they were all refurbished and painted in London Underground’s corporate livery. This video traces the history of this stock, and gives extensive cover of them in the final years of operation on all three lines. Also featured are the Yellow Pages and Olympic Bid liveries. It concludes with coverage of the “C Stock Explorer Tour” in April 2014, when the Metropolitan branches to Amersham, Watford and Uxbridge were visited, together with parts of the Piccadilly Line, and finally with the “C Stock Farewell Rail Tour” of 29th June 2014, covering the lines it normally ran on.

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IRISH RAIL MEMORIES 1995 – 2013

This video provides an extensive nostalgic look at the Irish Rail scene since 1995, during which time there have been major changes. This video captures the days of near universal locomotive haulage and semaphore signalling, in many parts of the Republic. Since then, locomotive haulage has largely given way to railcars on most intercity routes, and commuter services. Locomotives no longer run round their trains at termini. Locomotive classes featured are 071, 121, 141, 181, 071, and 201, along with various classes of Railcars, and EMU’s on the DART. The change of livery from orange, to green and silver is documented.
Preserved steam operation is shown on the Tralee & Dingle, and Cavan & Leitrim heritage lines, now only a memory themselves. Also featured are the Bombardier buses operated by Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann.

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STEAM RETURNS ON THE UNDERGROUND

After many years, Steam Specials returned to the London Underground in 2013, when the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground railway between Paddington and Farringdon was celebrated. Special trains ran on two Sundays in January. These were hauled by Metropolitan Railway steam locomotive number 1, at one end, and former Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive number 12, “Sarah Siddons” at the other. Met 1, in light steam, was also featured at the April 2013 Acton Depot Open Days with the Festiniog Railway’s locomotive “Prince” in action. In May, steam specials ran between Harrow –on –the-Hill and Amersham, this time the motive power consisted of Met 1, Pannier Tank 9466, and Prairie L150 plus no less than three class 20 diesels. To conclude the 2013 events, steam ran between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge on the 8th of December, to celebrate the opening of the present Uxbridge terminus in 1938. Prairie locomotive L150 provided the motive power on this occasion. In 2014 two steam events were staged. On two Saturdays in August, the Centenary of the Hammersmith & City Line was celebrated with a series of steam hauled shuttles between Moorgate and Hammersmith using locomotive Met 1. Later in August, Met 1 and Prairie L150 ran between Rickmansworth and Chesham, to commemorate 125 years since the opening of the branch.  This production features all these events filmed in a wide variety of locations.

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HONG KONG TRAMWAYS IN THE 1980’S

This production shows Hong Kong’s iconic 3 foot 6 inch gauge tramway as it was between 1977 and 1992, when the former colony was still under British administration. In the early scenes, single deck trailers were still in operation. The double deck trams dated from the 1950’s. We take a comprehensive look at the tramway, including the now closed Sharp Street depot and workshops. Several top deck journeys are featured. Also included are views of the Mass Transit Railway, the Kowloon Canton Railway, the Star Ferry and the lightweight cars on the Peak Tram. Inevitably British double deck buses, including many ex-London Daimler Fleetlines, feature prominently, as they ran parallel with the tramway. Open-top Routemasters are also seen on the Peak Tram shuttle. The final part, filmed in 1992, shows the tram fleet after it had received new bodies, and also shows the new rolling stock on the Peak Tramway. A visit is also made to the Tuen Mun Light Rail system in the New Territories.

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BIG FREIGHT 1

1st in the series of big freight DVD’s in which with footage recorded between 2000 and 2002 at 22 different location. It starts by looking at a Hanson Class 59 hauling 7A09 the 07:05 Merehead Quarry to Acton stone train comprising of 45 wagons weighing in total of over 3000 tons. This is then followed by many other freight traffic including car transporters, cement, coal, engineers, enterprise, freightliner and tanker traffic with a variety of locomotives totalling 41 ranging from class 37’s, 47’s, 56’s, 57’s, 58’s, 59’s, 60’s and 66’s.

Price = £12.00

 

Big Freight 2

This 2nd DVD in the series of Big Freight contains footage recorded during 2006 at 21 different locations of various freight traffic including Car Transporter, Cement, China Clay, Engineers, Freightliner, Mail, Nucler Flask, Parcels, Stone and Tankers. Within the 71 locomotives shown include classes 20, 37, 56, 57, 59, 60, 67, 86, 87, 90 and 92. Also Royal Mail class 325’s are also shown.

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BIG FREIGHT 3

Two hour DVD produced by Train CXrazy featuring a variety of freight filmed between 2005 and 2007 featuring a large variety of freight movements. Features include last workings of Freighliner Class 57’s, Virgin Class 57’s on new log train traffic flow plus Potash Trains on Boulby Branch in hands of Freighliner Class 66’s and GBRF 66’s working coal trains in the North East. Onto some hot spots with varied freight being featured at Stainforth, Garsdale, Sherburn In Elme, Arnside as well as Earles Sidings in Hope Valley. Whilst as Earles Sidings fottage is featured of 20168 which is one of the hardest locomotives to be able to capture. West Coast Main Line and also East Anglia gives views of electric locomotives on freight workings plus sights of Tesco Train running over Ribblehead Viaduct. A visit to the Midlands allows us to see Class 08 workings plus another feature is of green and purple railtrack class 31’s.

Price  = £12.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 4

2 hours of varied freight in this Train Crazy produced DVD with footage filmed during 2008 at 28 different locations. Types of traffic featured include Bin Liner, Car Transporter, Container, Engineers, Enterprise, Intermodal, Iron Ore, Limestone, Scrap Metal, Steel, Stone and Tankers. Range of motive power in which can be seen range from a Class 09 shunter to Class 20’s, 31’s, 37’s, 47’s, 56’s, 57’s, 59’s, 60’s, 66’s, 90’s and 92’s. Another major feature in the DVD is of the Rail Head Treatment Train Operations.

Price = £12.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 5

Train Crazy production covering two hours of footage recorded during 2009of various freight activity at 25 different locations. Various freight types include Ballast Trains, Car Transporter Trains, Cement Trains, Coal Trains, Intermodal Trains, Log Train, MOD Train, Nuclear Flask Trains, Sand Trains, Scrap Metal Trains, Steel Trains and Tanker Trains. Motive power seen throughout the DVD ranges from Class 37’s, 47’s, 56, 57’s, 60’s, 66’s, 67’s, 73’s, 86’s, 90’s and also 92’s. Special featured within the DVD include Nuclear Flask trains operating on Dungeness Branch plus scenes along the South Coast and many parts of the West Coast Main Line. DVD also has a look at Rail Head Treatment Trains running in East Anglia.

Price = £15.00

 
 

BIG FREIGHT 6

Train Crazy production with two hours of various freight filmed during 2010 at 30 different locations. Variety of freight shown include Bllast, Car Transporter, Cement, Coal, Departmental, Intermodal, Light Engine, Network Rail test Train, Nuclear Flask, Pipe, Rail Head Treatment Train, Sand, Steel, Stock Movement, Tanker and also Timber. Different classes of motive power in which were recorded include 20’s, 31’s, 37’s, 47’s, 57’s, 60’s, 66’s, 67’s, 70’s, 86’s, 87’s, 90’s and 92’s. As part of the DVD special features include West Coast freights in both the wintery snow and also through the summer plus departmental workings operating in parts of Scotland.

Price = £15.00

 
 

BIG FREIGHT 7

Train Crazy production of 2 hours featuring freight recorded in 2011 at 34 different locations. Types of freight include Cement, Coal, Coke, Departmental, Gypsum, Intermodal, Log, Nuclear Flask, Pipe, Scrap, Steel, Stone and Tanker. Different forms of motive power include classes 20, 31, 37, 47, 55, 57, 59, 60, 66, 67, 70 and 92. Special features are such as freight over the Settle and Carlisle, Fiddlers Ferry coal trains, freight through Water Orton as well as on the West Coast Main Line throuogh Carlisle, use of preserved Class 55 Deltic 55022 along with various freights at Fairwood Junction, action along the Cumbrian Cast and Rail Head Treatment Trains in operation through the year.

Price = £15.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 8

this programme features the best action from around the UK, with many freight highlights from the year, including the resurrection of the Class 56 and more refurbished Class 60s in traffic. Starting with the return of the Class 56, see the Colas locos on the Boston steel and timber trains and the DCR locos working stone, scrap and stock moves. Part two of our feature on the Liverpool to Fiddlers Ferry coal circuit looks at the two freight-only sections of the route, complete with semaphore signals and dedicated Class 60 haulage. In Scotland, 37688 takes on the West Highland line on ballast duties and there’s a special feature on 66607 and a coal train to Leith Docks. 4M29 from Felixstowe may be just another Intermodal flow operated by GBRf and hauled by a Class 66 but when the train gets to Manchester a BR green liveried Class 09 takes over! See 09002 and 09009 in action along a busy main road! As ever there’s a bagful of unusual workings including the day 60011 worked an Intermodal train, orange Class 20s on stock moves, Network Rail 57s on RHTT duties, Class 73s on Merseyrail plus action from various Freightmaster Hotspots. So much more than just trains passing the camera!

Price = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 9

Over Two Hours of footage produced by Train Crazy featuring a variety of freight hauled by various classes of locomotive around the country filmed during later part of 2012 and early 2013 at various different locations. Features include coal trains around Liverpool using the freight only lines. Also a look at container trains into Felixstowe on the Great Eastern Main Line. A look at 37419 working on the Scottish West Highland Line to Mallaig and Fort William with a ballast train. Freight working in the snow around the north west location of Warrington among others. A visit is made to ho spot location of Colton Junction. Another feature is the coal trains to and from Earlseat plus a visit to Crewe and junction of Bashford Hall. A look is also taken for the deicing trains which have operated during snowfall season.

Price  = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 10

Over 2 ½  Hours of footage produced by Train Crazy featuring freight haulage around the UK in 2012 and 2013. Features include the Roxby Bin Liner Trains, Network Rail Measurement Trains operating through Scotland, Revival of Class 56’s in operation by DCR on spoil trains in and out of Calvert and also Colas on Log Trains between Chirk and Carlisle, engineers trains working in Scotland, various stock movements and also visits to freight hot spot of Severn Tunnel Junction

Price  = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 11

Over 2 ½  Hours of footage produced by Train Crazy featuring freight haulage around the UK in 2013 and early 2014. Features include Colas Rail Class 70’s being introduced and used, another look into Roxby Bin Liner Trains and also visits to freight hot spots of Crewe, Didcot, Cholsey, Ribblehead, Gospel Oak, Upper Holloway and Craven Arms.

Price  = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 12

Over 2 ½  Hours of footage produced by Train Crazy featuring freight haulage around the UK in 2014. Features include brand new introduced class 68’s, sand trains in and out of Middleton Towers to and from Goole Glass Works as well as Barnby Dun Glass Works. Also featured is the 15 mile freight only Stenson Branch. Scenes of freight are shown at Biston Flyover, class 37 shunting at Daventry Railfreight terminal, engineers trains galore at Acton Bridge and also privately owned and preserved 50007 operating Washwood Heath to Boston steel train.

Price  = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 13

2 ½ hours of freight activity from around the UK filmed through 2014 into the spring of 2015 produced by Trains Crazy. DVD features the Preston to Lindsey and vice versa tanker on which run usually 3 times a week normally a Monday, Wednesday and also a Friday. Also included are visits to freight hot spot of Rugeley Trent Valley between Rugby and Stafford with branches off to Birmingham and Stoke. Visit is also made to Elford Loop between Tamworth and Derby as well as North Lincolnshire area of Barnetby. Freight only branches around Oxford such as Appleford Stone and Waste Terminal, Cowley BMW Terminal, Banbury Road Stone Terminal along with the branches to MOD site of Bicester and also line to Calvert are featured. DVD also shows Colas operation with class 60’s of Carlisle To Chirk Log Train.

Price = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 14

Near to 3 hours of freight activity from around the UK filmed from the end of 2014 through 2015 produced by Trains Crazy. DVD features the visits to freight hot spot of Barnetby in North Lincolnshire, Wichnor Junction between Derby and Lichfield, Peak Forrest and Great Rocks Junction.. Freight only Coalville linking Bimingham Curve Junction between Tamworth and Burton with Knighton Junction between Kettering and Leicester which is used for freight to Bardon Hill Quarry and Stud Farm Quarry is shown. Various scenes are shown of engineers trains in different parts of Scotland. Other features include Crewe to Valley Flask Train being worked by Northern Belle class 57 locomotives 57312 and 57305 plus numerous rail head treatment train operations during autumn of 2015.

Price = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 15

2 ½ hours of freight activity from around the UK filmed through 2015 into the spring of 2016 produced by Trains Crazy. DVD features the freight only Grassington Branch used for trains to Swinden Quarry near Skipton, Class 37’s purchased out of preservation in now in operation by Colas Rail and also a look at Carnforth the home depot of West Coast Railway Company. Visits to freight hotspots of West Ealing on the Great Western Main Line just out of London Paddington towards Reading is featured and also Colton Junction near York on East Coast Main Line.  Also included are trips to oil refinery of Humber in North Lincolnshire, Keadby Canal Swing Bridge between Scunthorpe and Hatfield and Stainforth, Brocklesby Junction between Barnetby and Cleethorpes plus Whittlesea between Peterborough and March. Freight activity in Scotland is also well documented included the diversion as a result of West Coast Main Line closure between Carstairs and Lockerby due to storm damage to River Clyde Viaduct at Lamington.

Price = £20.00

 

BIG FREIGHT 16

A 2016 Train Crazy production featuring over 2 ½ hours of the best of freight action recorded during the year around many parts of United Kingdom. The DVD features freight alng the line that links the East Coast Main Line as Helpston Junction with the Midland Main Line at Syston. Also a look at the operation of Dalston tanks, action in and around locations close to Derby with regular freight flows hauled b a variety of locomotives. A feature is of Fairwood Junction with ballast workings worked by class 59’s. A further feature is with class 37 diesel locomotive 37025 working an infrastructure management (IM) train around North Wales. More lass 37 action includes ballast trains on Far North Line in Scotland alongside many other Scottish freight flows.

Price = £20.00