Rails Around Dvd: Rail Rover Part 1, Manchester Past & Present




A look at the railways around Manchester from the 1990s to the present day.

From the Class 37 hauled ‘Club’ trains to the ever popular Class 101 DMUs, Manchester’s rail scene has always been rich in variety and this DVD looks at two decades of operations.

With the ‘electric’ station of Piccadilly and the ‘diesel’ station of Victoria, Manchester has always been a great city for railways.

Locos and units to feature on this DVD include the class 304, 305, 309 and 323 EMUs along with the class 101 ‘Heritage’ DMUs and various classes of DMU from 142 to 185.

Locos include:

Class 31s, 37s, 47s, 86s, 87s and 90s on passenger trains and 47s, 60s and 92s on freight.

Pendolinos and Voyagers bring the Manchester scene up to date.

As well as Victoria and Piccadilly various other stations and locations are included such as:

Heaton Chapel, Stockport, numerous stations on the Marple and Rose Hill lines, Hadfield, Glossop, Denton, Salford, Kearsley, Bolton, Horwich, Blackrod and the East Lancs Railway.

Many of Manchester’s well known trains of the past 20 years are also included such as:

The class 37 hauled ‘Club’ trains to Blackpool.

The elusive ex-Clacton class 309 EMUs running to Birmingham.

Celebrities such as green class 101, ‘Daisy’, 101 685 on local services.

Includes footage of the recently closed Oldham loop during its final weeks of operation.

This is the first in a new series of DVDs produced by Rail Rover UK.

Approx. 80 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the distributor – Videoscene.