Marsden Rail 20 Dvd: York & District


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In addition to looking at the trains that operated on the East Coast Main Line, we also look at the unusual railway scenes in and around York.

These include the sugar beet factory’s locomotive at Poppleton and the unloading of Billy Smart’s Circus train at Holgate cattle dock.

We look at the inside of the roundhouse locomotive depot,  the workshop, shunting at the civil engineers’ yards, both at Leeman Road and Skelton New Yard and see some of the many arrivals and departures at both the north and south ends of the station.

The almost non-stop procession of freight and passenger traffic is filmed from the vantage point of the old excursion platforms, plus 1957 views at Church Fenton, the Junction of the Leeds and Sheffield lines, eleven miles from York.

Locomotive classes include: A1s, A2s, A4s, B1s, B16s, D49s, K1s, K3s, O1s,  O2s, O4s, Q6s, V2s, Jubilees, Crabs, Class 5s and 8Fs.

B.R. Standard Classes, Merchant Navy and early diesels.

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.