B&R ..8 Dvd: Steam North Bound
This production features pre-1968 BR steam in the North, much of it in Scotland with some extraordinary special workings dating back to 1959 with locomotives that have been in museums for 30-years since.
A brief glimpse of ‘Snipey’ and friends followed by steam on the Highland Line in 1984.
Section 1: British Rail steam in and around the Dumfries area in the early 1960s.
The inevitable Black 5 is well covered, but also a 2P, Jubilees, Scots, Clans, an A2, A4s and Britannias.
Locations include Beattock and Quintishill.
Section 2: Main line specials with a difference!
‘Gordon Highlander’ double-heading with the Caley Single.
Jones Goods and a McIntosh 0-6-0.
46255 ‘City of Hereford’ is seen, as is 60004 ‘William Whitelaw’.
The last Highland Railway No.103 is captured before she was ensconced in Glasgow Museum.
‘Flying Scotsman’, ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ and ‘Clun Castle’ (in Carlisle) are seen in the 1960s and ‘Maude’ in 1980.
Section 3: ‘Snipey’ and Friends, a delightful little crane engine at rest one day at Hodbarrow Mines, Millom.
Section 4: Glorious scenes of the Highlands as we follow and ride behind 5407 on the Fort William to Mallaig line in 1984.
Breath-taking line shots of the locomotive bounding away through the Scottish hills and along lochs in glorious sunshine, over Glenfinnan Viaduct and diving into tunnels.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.