B&R .23 Dvd: Steam North & East
This film compliments Volume 21 (Steam South & West) as we cover steam traction on main lines and branches from the Midlands to Scotland and the East Coast Main Line, between 1963 and 1968.
Twenty-three classes of locomotives are portrayed, dominated by Eastern Region types.
The ‘Wandering 1500’ railtour, in 1963, using B12 4-6-0 61572 from London’s Broad Street terminus through the Midlands to Stratford-upon-Avon via Bedford and Northampton is featured.
Moving north and followed by steam at Tebay and a long section of steam traction in 1967 on the Settle and Carlisle line, both sides of Ais Gill summit.
Next we travel the line from Manchester on-board the ‘Aberdonian’ railtour over the S&C and then the long closed Waverley Route to Edinburgh.
Scenes of the lines in Fife behind the two venerable J37 0-6-0s and the unique V2 60813 lead us into sights of A4s on the Aberdeen 3-hour expresses with scenes at Perth and Ferryhill.
Scotland is reached via a railtour from Manchester using Merchant Navy 35026, Jubilee ‘Bihar & Orissa’ and 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ via the Settle and Carlisle and Waverley Routes.
Then on through Fife with J37s and V2 60813.
Also a look at A4s, Standards and Black 5s between Aberdeen and Perth.
1963 saw the demise of steam at Kings Cross.
A1, A2, A3, and WD are seen at Wood Green before a visit to Doncaster Works behind Stanier Pacific 46245 Duchess City of London motive power allows us to view 60014 ‘Silver Link’ withdrawn but still intact before it was scrapped there.
A4 Pacific 60007 in 1963 takes us to Doncaster and York shed followed by viewing this locomotive as 4498 in 1967 when it returned to the East Coast Main Line at Peterborough.
Even 7029 Clun Castle is seen on its forays over ER metals, climbing Potters Bar in 1967.
Finally our last views of the East Coast Main Line must be with 4472 Flying Scotsman with two tenders and even a Chime whistle.
Her last run as 60103 in 1963 from Kings Cross precludes her return over the East Coast and Midland Lines (including Shap Summit) bringing us to 1969 when she departed for America.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.