Marsden Rail 16 Dvd: Market Weighton


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Market Weighton, East Yorkshire is a collection of memories in an area bounded by York, Bridlington, Driffield and Beverley.

The crossing point of two railway lines, the Selby to Driffield and the York to Hull, the main freight from Market Weighton were agricultural, with some scrap metal products.

Although all York’s platforms were still very busy, Dr. Beeching’s cuts had begun to bite, as we watch the closure of the lines, lifting of the tracks and demolition of the stations.

However the coast line to Bridlington was and is still very busy and we also look at Beverley Station’s famed gardens and watch traffic at North Bar.

The local pick-up goods train is seen in its  heyday, with the closure notices and the last day’s wreath bringing the programme to a close.

Locos seen include Class 5s, Jubilees, K1s, Ivatt 2-6-0s, Class 25s, 40s and  47s, together with various classes of diesel multiple units.

Filmed and recorded between 1960 and 1968.

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.