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B&R 108 Dvd: Cambrian Steam Landcruise, Part 1
From the Tony Carter Collection.
A nostalgic look at the railway between Barmouth and Shrewsbury via Dovey Junction in the 1960s.
Virtually every station and halt along the route are seen and the scenic grandeur of this route is followed along the Cambrian Coast with steam trains attacking the climbs of Friog and Talerddig.
The Talerddig climb is particularly impressive with Manors, Standards and Ivatt Moguls doing battle with the 1-in-52 gradient in all conditions of weather from sunshine to snow.
A Standard stalls and gives an impressive display re-starting and damaging the track.
The delightful Severn Valley from Moat Lane through Newtown and Welshpool to Shrewsbury where semaphore signalling abounds.
Motive power seen includes Manors, both clean and filthy, Standard tender and tank classes and Ivatt Class 2 Moguls.
Brief visits are made to the Fairbourne, Tal-Y-Llyn and Welshpool and Llanfair Railways in the 1960s.
Virtually all in colour this film has authentic sound track and informative commentary to give enjoyment of this much loved line.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.