B&R .65 Dvd: Steaming Through Shropshire, Part 1

Jim Clemens Collection Volume 2.

Covers the steam scene around Shropshire.

Filmed between 1960 and 1967, this programme from the superb archive film of the late Jim Clemens of Worcester, will bring back the memories of days gone by.

The film follows a journey from Birmingham to Gobowen via Wellington and Shrewsbury and visits the railways of the north of the county of Shropshire.

Therefore scenes on the Stafford to Wellington and Crewe to Wellington lines are seen, all stations are visited including Newport and Market Drayton.

Visit Granville Colliery, the last coal mine in South Shropshire.

Extensive coverage of Shrewsbury when The Cambrian Coast Express passed through with GWR Manors.

The Shropshire and Montgomery Railway is traversed via Kinnerley to Llanymynech.

Excellent film on Leaton bank as the end draws near for steam haulage on the London trains.

Whitchurch to Oswestry calling at all stations including Tinkers Green and a journey from Ellesmere to Wrexham.

Travel to Llanfyllin and return from Nant Mawr quarry with a ballast train.

Oswestry was a thriving railway centre in the early 1960's and excellent coverage is given.

The main line through the county is still there, but the branches have long disappeared.

Filmed mainly in superb colour, this 60-minute programme is all archive material.

The journey is backed by an informative commentary and authentic sounds of the steam locomotives seen.

Beginning at Birmingham Snow Hill we travel via Wolverhampton and Oxley to Wellington Salop.

Both routes into the town from Stafford and Crewe at all stations for most were in Shropshire.

Shrewsbury in fine detail, Jubilee, Manor and Standard types.

Leaton bank action in 1966, Gobowen to Oswestry.

Whitchurch to Oswestry and Ellesmere to Wrexham.

South of Oswestry to Llanymynech and Llanfylin.

Nantmawr quarry to Gobowen with a steam hauled ballast train.

Plenty of steam at Oswestry including the sight of a Castle on the shed in 1963.

And we see the Shropshire & Montgomery on closure day in 1960 with the SLS tour.

Absolute nostalgia.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner - B&R Video Productions.

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