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B&R .24 Dvd: Cambrian & Borders Steam
A further look at steam along the Welsh Borders from 1960 until 1967.
We begin at Chester in 1967 where on the 4th March the city was visited by the two Castles, 4079 and 7029, interwoven with normal workings by Standard Class 5s of conventional and Caprotti version, LMS Black 5s and an ex-Crosti 9F 92026.
A journey south of Ruabon for Castle, Hall, 73xxx, Pannier and 2251 class at Llangollen Line Junction before a trip to Corwen by Standard Class 4.
The ex-Cambrian main line from Ellesmere to Whitchurch is covered in great detail visiting the intermediate stations of Welshampton, Bettisfield and Fenns Park.
GWR Manors provide the power and we retrace our steps onboard a freight hauled by 43034.
Even the Cadbury’s shunt at Marchwiel.
South again to the Blodwell quarries with Standard Class 4 75004 before another in depth look at rural branch line work on the Llanfyllin branch from Llanymynech with Ivatt 2-6-0s.
Castle, County, Manors and Standards at Shrewsbury and Wellington are featured before ten minutes of sheer delight on the Cambrian line from Machynlleth to Welshpool in 1963.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.