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B&R 121 Dvd: Love of Steam
From the Ray Webb Collection.
An overall look at steam traction around Britain with views from all Regions of British Railways with particular emphasis on the London Midland.
Here, the West Coast main line is covered, particularly the Shap area with Princess Coronation Pacifics, Scots and Jubilees.
Banking then was by LMS 2-6-4 tanks.
Plenty of action on Dillicar troughs.
Bescot, Chester and the Peak Forest line are also included.
Western steam at Wednesbury, Shrewsbury and Chester area.
The Southern with Pacifics and Moguls are seen on the South Western main line from Pirbright to Micheldever with the odd 9F thrown in and Q1s are seen.
Eastern scenes at Doncaster with Pacifics, Langwith area for freight.
The Isle of Wight has the 02 class at Newport.
Scotland had the A4s and North British freight types on the branches.
J27, Q6 and K1 worked the North East coal trains and K1s were on the Alnmouth branch.
Finally a few Industrial tanks and a look at the end of steam in 1967 and 1968.
A highlight at the start is some 1940s film of streamlined Duchess Pacifics.
Filmed in colour, except for the 1940s material, this programme takes a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the steam scene of the 1960s.
The film has an authentic sound-track and is researched in detail to give 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.