B&R .68 Dvd: Steam in the Capital
A nostalgic look back to London’s termini for the Big Four in the 1960’s and on lines radiating from them.
We begin at Euston, 70032 departs on the ‘Comet’ and first generation diesels 10201/2 on the ‘Royal Scot’.
At Marylebone, we go north to Chorley Wood with 2-6-4 tanks, Rickmansworth for a B1.
Growler No.11 of London Transport leads us to Neasden and the work of LT’s pannier tanks at Croxley and Farringdon.
A Britannia and Patriot are at St.Pancras with Scot and Jubilee.
Next door was King’s Cross and the East Coast main line to Hatfield.
This section is full of A1, A2, A3 and A4 pacifics, V2, WD and B1 all appear in the early 1960’s.
Next, the Great Eastern from Liverpool Street, through North London and east to Colchester and Ipswich, Britannia, J15 and even a D16 4-4-0.
Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness with 2-6-4 tanks.
Over to Paddington and the Western main line to Reading via the Marlow branch, Castles, Halls and auto-tanks.
At Reading we meet the Southern Railway.
Return to Waterloo via Feltham for S15 and Q1, Clapham for M7, ex-GWR pannier tanks, W Class and Fowler tank.
A Schools and Lord Nelson appear before nostalgic views of Beattie well tanks and an H16.
See what a 1960’s railway enthusiast and all the cockney sparrows witnessed on a visit to England’s Capital City.
London could offer views of locomotives of all the Regions of British Railways and this programme visits the great terminal stations and the suburbs of the capital.
The Midland Region from Euston, St. Pancras and Marylebone went north with Duchess, Jubilee and Scot along with other ex-LMS and Standard motive power on empty stock and parcels workings.
Willesden shed is also visited in 1964 and coverage of the Rickmansworth changeover from Metropolitan electric’s to steam in 1961.
On the Eastern, Kings Cross attracted many to see the glorious pacifics, Al, A2, A3 and A4.
Follow them along the East Coast Main Line to Hatfield via Potters Bar.
Other motive power such as V2, B1, Britannia and WD are also seen.
Liverpool Street and the Lea Valley in the early 1960s gave us Britannia and J15s.
The Fenchurch Street line had 2-6-4Ts up to electrification with steam at Shoeburyness, Tilbury and Plaistow sheds.
The Western Region from Paddington to Reading had Castles and the Marlow branch had push-pull working with an auto train in direct contrast to the expresses.
The Southern Region was the last to use steam in London.
The coverage here was in the early 1960s when there were Schools and Lord Nelson on the main line, a Beattie Well tank tour, pannier tanks at Clapham and Midland steam works the Inter-Regional freight.
London Transport steam lasted until 1971.
A pannier is seen at Farringdon in the City and others at Neasden and Croxley.
Relive the scenes of London in the 1960s, in glorious colour.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.