Marsden Rail 14 Dvd: Great Central, Part 2; Nottingham to Marylebone


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In the second volume of Great Central, we look at Staveley G C engine depot and ride on a Class O4 freight locomotive.

We watch another O4 shunt the exchange sidings at Heath and continue the journey southwards begun at Sheffield Victoria in Marsden Rail Volume 10, ‘Sheffield to Nottingham’.

After looking at trains at Wilford Brickyard we join 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ at Nottingham Victoria on 15th June 1963 and travel down the London Extension to Marylebone, pausing to look at passing traffic at Ruddington, Leicester, Rugby and Woodford Halse.

After looking around Marylebone we commence our journey home behind ‘Flying Scotsman’ although the journey to Nottingham Victoria is completed behind a Stanier Class 5 Loco on a ‘semi-fast’ and on arrival at Nottingham some of the ‘last day’ workings are shown.

Filmed and recorded  between 1962 and 1966.

Between 1959 and 1968, railway enthusiast and cine-cameraman, Michael Marsden, recorded views and sounds of the rapidly changing face of Britain’s rail network.

For over twenty-five years after steam ended, he captivated audiences throughout the country with his unique film collection that captured steams’ last decade and the full emergence of the diesel locomotive.

The blending of this film and that of other cameramen with true sounds of the era, plus an informative narrative, has resulted in the creation of a superb range of railway programmes detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.

Approx. 55 mins.

Region 0/Region free. NTSC versions are available on request.

This dvd is being sold on behalf and with full permission of the copyright holder – Marsden Rail 2004.