B&R .79 Dvd: North Wales Steam Lines
Jim Clemens Collection Volume 6.
A programme film of a circular tour around North Wales from Chester to Llandudno via Llangollen, Bala, Barmouth, Pwllheli, Caernarvon, Holyhead and Bangor.
Featuring 75xxx, 63xx and pannier tanks, the line through the Dee Valley via Llangollen shows all stations and halts before the whole route was closed.
Plenty of activity at Bala Junction including scenes at Bala Town and the route to Blaenau.
Continue via Dolgellau and Penmaenpool to Morfa Mawddach.
North now through Barmouth and all stations to Portmadoc and Afon Wen with GW and Standard classes.
A quick visit to Pwllheli before continuing to Caernarvon via Ynys.
Then Bangor to Holyhead with a return journey on the Almwch branch.
Returning to Bangor and a visit to the Penrhyn narrow gauge system.
Eastwards and the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog branch.
There is also a look at the Corwen – Ruthin – Denbigh line by DMU and archive film of the famous Land Cruise train via Afon Wen and Corwen.
Filmed mainly in colour from 1959 to 1966, a memorable record of the time steam reigned in this part of North Wales.
A journey around North Wales from 1959 to 1967 covering many lines now closed.
From Chester to Ruabon and down the Dee Valley via Llangollen and Corwen to Bala Junction showing all intermediate stations and Halts.
The Bala Town Shuttle service leads to Ffestiniog via Arenig.
Continue down to Barmouth Junction, again all stations via Dolgellau and Penmaenpool.
Across the Mawddach estuary and see a rare sighting of Barmouth Bridge being opened.
Barmouth was busy in the early 1960s and GWR motive power mixed with the Standards.
North along the coast line, no stations left out, to Pwhelli via Portmadoc with some early views of the infant Ffestiniog Railway.
The now closed route from Afon Wen to Caernarfon and Bangor is followed.
The Menai Bridge, before a road was built on top of it, takes one to Holyhead.
On the return a comprehensive visit to the Almwch branch with an Ivatt tank.
Back at Bangor the Penrhyn quarries are seen in detail before traversing the Conway Valley to Blaenau.
A railtour to Denbigh and Corwen in 1962 is followed by a journey on the Land Cruise train via Rhyl and Barmouth Junction.
This programme comes from the Jim Clemens collection of superb railway films, mainly in colour.
An informative commentary and authentic sound track has been added after in depth research.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.