More London’s Lost Steam Dvd

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 an 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.

We look at London's railways during the final decades of steam and provide you with a feast of nostalgia.

Several classes of steam locomotives are seen including Pannier's, Collet's, Kings, Lord Nelson among others as well as the preserved steam locomotives such as LNER A3 Flying Scotsman.

Travel on a GWR diesel between Clapham Junction and Ealing Broadway, west London line in 1950's, see a push pull unit at Greenford, plus rail-tours.

As well as seeing some of our beautiful steam locomotives we also see several of the London stations which they served.

At Paddington various classes are featured ranging from Collett's Kings to pannier tanks.

Including the 97xx type fitted with condensing apparatus specifically for working freight traffic over city widened lines.

A GWR diesel railcar journeys between Clapham Junction and Ealing Broadway and part of the West London Line in the early 1950s.

We pass the disused Uxbridge Road station, which although derelict still retained all its buildings.

We pause at Ealing and watch various steam hauled trains in action including the pus-pull working serving Greenford.

The line between Clapham Junction and Waterloo in the harsh winter of 1947, steam locomotives had to be used to rescue electric stock due to ice on the conductor rails.

More action follows with various once familiar types including a Lord Nelson 4-6-0, and Bulleids ungainly Q1s.

We also see Bulleid's pacifics both in their intended ‘air smoothed’ condition and as later rebuilt.

Locomotives at Vauxhall, Nine Elms motive power depot, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Wandsworth Town, Barnes and New Cross, for a succession of trains in the 1950s.

Maunsell's Schools 4-4-0s were still common place.

Bulleid's double deck electric unit, long before it was repainted in blue.

Steam in action around Wandsworth Road, Clapham, Brixton and Herne Hill.

Here we see pacifics working the Golden Arrow and some of Maunsell's W class 2-6-4Ts, together with other types.

Amongst these perhaps the most unusual is one of Fowler's condensing 2-6-2Ts working bunker first through Brixton with a single van.

We visit the North London Line when ex-LNWR Oerlikon sets still worked the Watford and Richmond services.

A railtour worked by gleaming Park 0-6-0T which handed over to a grimy Jinty at Millwall Junction.

The photographer was intent on recording the change of locomotives but fortunately, we also get a good view of the station building.

For the centenary celebrations of the London Tilbury and Southend Railway, 4-4-2T No. 41966 assumed its old name of Thundersley seen at various locations including Stratford.

Also at Stratford we witness some Thompson B1 4-6-0s.

Moving down to Romford to see a Britannia pacific pass with an up express for Liverpool Street.

LNER express power is represented by a rare sequence of an A4 pacific in unlined wartime black at Marylebone.

We also see the preserved A3 Flying Scotsman passing through the disused Midland station at Finchley Road which closed in 1927, but still retained many of its buildings.

Whether you are fortunate enough to remember those days first hand or not, you can enjoy every day railway scenes which are now sadly lost forever.

Produced 1998.

Approx. 60 minutes.

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