B&R .63 Dvd: Scottish Railways Remembered, Part 1
A general look at the Railways of Scotland from 1958 to 1966.
Steam traction dominates although some early diesels do appear.
Visit Ayr, Fort William, Killin, Wick and Mallaig.
Join a shed ‘bash’ in 1960 around the shed of Central Scotland and Glasgow including Polmadie, Haymarket and Dunfermline.
Travel the Far North line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso passing Caley 4-4-0s, the WR 1649 at Dingwall and a nice clean 2P 0-4-4T as station pilot at Inverness.
There are scenes on the Aberdeen to Perth and Stirling route, a journey along the Devon Valley line to Dundee.
Via the Forth Bridge and the car ferry to Edinburgh Waverley where steam still hauled the ‘Queen of Scots’.
On the final section join the immortal tour over the Callander & Oban line to Crianlarich in 1963 with Caley Single 123 when it snowed in April, not uncommon, but the visit of 123 was.
Beginning with the Caley single No.123 we move on to see the route from Perth to Aberdeen with A4 and V2 classes.
A look at South West Scotland around Ayr, and Carlisle with Crab, Black 5, Standards, a Princess Royal and Caledonian 0-6-0 tanks.
A tour of Glasgow sheds in 1960, infinite variety here.
The Killin branch and Ballachulish with steam, and on to Fort William and Mallaig with K1, K2, and J36.
The Far North line with steam at Inverness and early diesels to Wick and Thurso although a Pickersgill 3F 4-4-0 appears at Thurso.
South to Perth via Inverurie and Craigellachie for more steam at Gleneagles and Stirling.
Via Kinross to the Forth Bridge brings us to Edinburgh Waverley when A3’s still had the ‘Queen of Scots’ Pullman.
Finally, No.123 again on that infamous Scottish Rambler tour of Easter 1963 from Dunblane to Crianlarich via Killin when it snowed!
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.