B&R ..7 Dvd: Tribute to the ’40s




The 40s have gone.

From their inception, their distinctive shape and sound made the English Electric Type 4s more acceptable to the average steam enthusiast than did most other classes of diesel.

Based on the WCML and ECML as well as GE metals, with occasional forays into Southern and Western territories, the EE Type 4s headed many of the crack expresses during the 1960s.

They took over from A3s, A4s, Britannias, Princesses and Coronations.

Later they themselves were superceded by the next generation of power in the shape of 47s, HSTs, 56s, 50s and electric power.

Section 1: Covers the wide-ranging activities of the Class across the country on passenger and freight duties.

Approximately fifteen different locomotives are featured.

Section 2: A feature on 40 143 as she heads for Northwich off the main line at Hartford Junction with her load of tanks for the Winnington Branch.

Having deposited these, she immediately runs round and returns to the main line.

Section 3: On the Shrewsbury to Hereford line, three to four times a week aggregates are collected in hopper wagons.

This had been a Class 40 duty for some time and we see a number of locos active on this operation, including the quite complex run-round procedure.

Section 4: A short section shows 40s working with other locos, with one or two quite dated scenes in evidence.

Section 5: The Final Hours. Class 40s stacked up at Crewe in readiness for breaking up.

Section 6: Special workings including various tours from both on-train and lineside view points.

Featuring 40 106 in green and D200 on her first run since being repainted in original colours.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.