Marsden Rail .6 Dvd: Carnforth


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With over one-hundred & fifty passengers, parcels and empty stock workings and more than eighty freight workings in a normal day the West Coast Main Line station at Carnforth was certainly a great place for watching trains.

Many freights were routed into the extensive loop systems to allow faster trains to overtake as well as allowing crew and engine changes to take place.

In this programme you will see some of the continuous freight activity, which occurred in the miles of sidings, together with express passenger and fully braked goods trains passing through Carnforth.

Then, travelling up the WCML by train the railway scene from Preston to Carnforth is shown as it was in the early 1960s.

This is followed by journeys to Morecambe, Heysham and Wennington, plus views of local services from Barrow and Windmere, all filmed between 1961 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.