Eastern Region through the Archives DVD




A journey through the archives featuring many aspects of the East Anglian railway network and motive power scene over a period of forty years.

Colchester and Ipswich Motive Power Depots: In 1959 and the early years of dieselisation featuring Type 1s, North British Type 2s and British Railways Type 2s…

Liverpool Street Station: In 1977 and 1982 with a range of traction including Class 08 and Class 31 on station pilot duties and loco hauled expresses with Class 47s and 37s.

Stratford Station and Motive Power Depot: Over the years with scenes from the 1970s including the Open Day of 1979, the depot in 1989 and the final year of operations, 2001. Also includes scenes on the station. Detailed coverage of the depot includes a wide range of traction both outside and inside the depot.

Holiday Traffic: On the Wherry lines with Class 31s and 47s.

Kings Cross to the North: From 1971 to 1980 following the electrification of the line to Hitchin starting in the days when semaphore signalling ruled. Deltics, Class 31s, Class 47s and DMUs are shown in the pre-TOPS era. The railway is then shown through the years including the introduction of the HSTs. A thorough portrait of a railway in transition.

Special Trains:

To Norfolk with the ‘Fenland Rambler’ of October 1967, the ‘East Anglian Branch Line Farewell’ of 1968 and a tour along the Joint Line to Spalding and then through to Ipswich and Lowestoft and Sheringham.

The North Norfolk Railway is shown in its early years before the introduction of a passenger service.

The ‘East Anglian Branch Line Farewell’ of September 1968 features a special along the Wisbech Branch on its last day of operation and then the run to Cromer.

Finally the ‘Lenwade Railtour’ is featured on the run along the freight only branch from Wroxham to Lenwade in 1972.

Approx. 80 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).