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B&R 102 Dvd: Scottish Railways Revisited, Part 1
B&R Volume 102 (Jim Clemens Collection No.13).
The first in three volumes to be released of Jim’s visits to Scotland over the years 1959 to 1967.
This programme covers the West side of Scotland from Carlisle to Mallaig.
The WCML north of Carlisle included the climb of Beattock and the junction at Carstairs.
Rarely visited lines here, remember Catrine and Alton Heights Junction?
East Kilbride leads on to Gourrock and the Clyde.
Glasgow sheds like Polmadie, Hurlford and Motherwell.
The City’s trams and trolleybuses and west coast steamers.
Glasgow Queen Street to Fort William with 256 and a J37 double heading.
Then Mallaig with two J37’s in 1963.
There is a wealth of archive film here.
This volume, in a series from the Jim Clemens collection of archive railway films, covers the western areas of Scotland.
The film begins at Euston for a brief look at the famous Royal Scot train in the 1930s and then a 1960s train from Crewe to Carlisle to introduce us to North of the Border.
Dumfries is then visited and via a railtour with Jones Goods 103, we traverse the line to Lockerbie, Beattock bank to Carstairs.
The rarely visited branches around Lanark and Pontfeigh.
West to Coalburn and Muirkirk.
North to East Kilbride and the Clyde coast to Greenock and Gourrock.
Glasgow to Crianlarich and Fort William and on to Mallaig with two J37 Class locos in 1963.
Return to Carlisle on the Thames Clyde Express.
On this journey, visit loco sheds at Hurlford, Carstairs, Motherwell and Polmadie.
Locomotives range from 2P to Duchesses and all the historic Scottish preserved locomotives on tours.
See early Clyde steamers to Dunoon and Fort William.
There are trams in Glasgow in 1962.
This rare film has an authentic soundtrack and informative commentary to match the film from the 1930s to the 1960s.
No modern day footage has been used, just the way it was in the days of steam mastered to the best possible standard.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.