B&R 101 Dvd: Peak Line Steam
Steam Though The Peak District, Derbyshire, Part Two.
A detailed film of the railway in the Peak District of Derbyshire which closed as a through route in 1968.
There is extensive coverage of the Cromford & High Peak Railway which ran over the 1000 ft. contour in windswept conditions.
It had the formidable Hopton incline at 1-in-14 which taxed locomotive skills to the limit for the J94s seen here.
Then there were the 8Fs from Buxton shed where a visit is made to see them in the snowy February of 1968.
They are seen taking the limestone traffic through Peak Forest.
There is also a journey along Ashwood Dale.
Heaton Mersey shed is visited including the last day of steam there and some views along the line to Manchester Central and return to Millers Dale.
This is a worthy record of those halcyon days of steam, filmed mostly in colour on 16mm format.
Accompanying the film is an authentic soundtrack with an informative commentary.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.