Marsden Rail .3 Dvd: Carlisle


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Carlisle, a major railway centre on the West Coast Main Line, was a fascinating place in the early sixties and this programme shows the area before the DMU and main line diesel arrived in force.

With extensive coverage of the station and locomotive depots as well as the trains approaching Carlisle, all sizes of steam engines are represented.

Additionally, trips on the Silloth and Langholm branches are featured.

In this programme over one-hundred & sixty engines are shown with more than half of  them named and as the film progresses the decline of the numerous ex-LMS and ex-LNER classes is recorded.

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.