From the Footplate DVD: LNER A4 No.60009 Union Of South Africa – East Lancashire Railway




Product description: The East Lancashire Railway, running through the heart of the Irwell Valley, opened to passengers in 1987, today running from Heywood to Rawtenstall via Bury, Burrs, Summerseat, Ramsbottom and Irwell Vale. This DVD allows you to hop onboard the footplate of LNER A4 No.60009 ‘Union Of South Africa’ from Heywood to Rawtenstall.

Information: Join the crew of LNER A4 No.60009 ‘Union Of South Africa’ and travel from Heywood to Rawtenstall, filmed on what was one of the final opportunities to see the locomotive in steam. Using new technology and filmed in 4K, you’re able to witness ‘Union Of South Africa’ working hard through the Irwell Valley from a whole new prospective.

Whilst watching the DVD, you’re able to follow No.60009 from a series of different angles, including onboard the footplate, both the driver and fireman’s cab side views, the front lamp bracket and from the motion gear (a total of nine camera views are included).

Footage is also included from the lineside showcasing No.60009 at several different viewpoints along the East Lancashire Railway.

Product Overview: The DVD features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of key locations and gradients.

Approx. 63 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.