B&R .93 Dvd: North West Steam Swansong




The Edward Downing Collection.

A portrayal of the last two years of steam in the North West of England as seen through the eyes of Edward Downing with his 16-mm camera and mainly in colour.

Beginning in Manchester at Victoria and Exchange the film does a tour around the North West visiting Guide Bridge, Stockport and Copy Pit.

Rose Grove shed and area are well covered showing the last steam hauled coal and parcels trains.

North to Skipton and Hellifield where West Coast diversions brought three Britannia Pacifics to the town in quick succession.

Over the little North Western route via Giggleswick to Carnforth Barrow and Ravenglass with Black 5s, Britannias and 2-6-4 tanks.

The return journey is via Penrith, Morecambe and Lancaster to Crewe before arriving at Manchester via Patricroft and Trafford Park.

The April to August 1968 rail tours are reviewed with nicely turned out motive power of Stanier and BR Standard types around Lancashire concluding with the 15 Guinea Special at Ribblehead and Ais Gill.

The content is all archive film with an authentic soundtrack and informative commentary.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.