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B&R .71 Dvd: Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, Part 5
A programme based solely in Lancashire, an area bounded by Manchester, Liverpool, Southport and Wigan.
Starting at Manchester Victoria we travel to Kearsley and then see unique footage of ‘LION’ at Eccles on its original route of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Next Patricroft and the coal fields of Walkden.
Wigan Wallgate for 2-6-4T and Crab 2-6-0. South to Earlstown, Widnes and St Helens.
The push-pull service through Warrington, Widnes and Ditton Junction, Edge Hill yards and shed take us to Liverpool.
On to Southport to travel the line to Preston via Crossens, Hesketh bank and New Longton when there were still steam worked services.
Liverpool Exchange to Preston via Maghull, Ormskirk and Burscough Junction.
Return to Liverpool is via the Wigan to Kirby line.
Mainly filmed between 1964 and 1968.
A programme based solely in Lancashire where ex L&Y lines criss-crossed the county, bounded by Manchester in the east.
Liverpool in the west and Southport and Preston in the north.
Covering all main lines it follows steam traction from 1964 to 1968 over mainly the L&Y routes but some ex LNWR lines are also included, in this generally clockwise tour around Lancashire.
From Manchester Victoria the LNWR route to Eccles and Patricroft is taken where unique footage of ‘Lion’ is seen.
On the coalfields of Walkden for a North Staffs tank engine, scenes at Wigan Wallgate and Earlstown to St. Helens and Ditton Junction.
A journey by push-pull service via Warrington precedes arrival at Liverpool.
Speke Junction and Edge Hill sheds are visited.
Through the environs of Liverpool to Bootle and Southport.
1964 Scenes with steam on the Crossens and Hesketh Bank line.
The other route to Preston from Exchange to Burscough for memories of the last Black 5 passenger trains in 1967 and 1968.
Finally the Wigan to Liverpool route with 2-6-4 tanks close this nostalgic look at steam around Lancashire.
This programme has authentic sound tracking and an informative but not intrusive commentary.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.