B&R 144 Dvd: Steam in Wales & the Borders, Part 1




This programme concentrates on the northern area of Wales and its borders from the North Wales coast through Chester to Gobowen.

Branch lines visited are the Conway Valley to Blaenau Ffestiniog and, by way of a rail tour, the Wrexham, Mold and Connahs Quay route ending at Wrexham.

North to Chester for the end of steam here in 1967 and includes visits by preserved main line locos forty years on.

Over Gresford bank to Wrexham and a visit to Croess Newydd shed and steam activity at Ruabon in the 1960s.

A journey along the Dee Valley through Corwen to Barmouth.

Portmadoc with early scenes on the Ffestiniog Railway before returning along the Dee Valley to Ruabon.

The programme reaches Gobowen via Chirk and the Ifton colliery sidings at Weston Rhyn.

Many ex-GWR classes are seen from Dukedogs to Castles and ex-LMS Black 5s and Jubilees.

The archive film material used is mainly in colour with authentic soundtrack and 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.