Great Central Railway Dvd, Part 1




The London Extension from Marylebone to Helmdon.

The Great Central was the Last Main Line, opening in 1899.

This programme looks at the building of the line and explores the route from Marylebone to Helmdon just to the south of Woodford Halse.

On the way we explore the motive power, engineering structures and stations.

The programme comprises:

Watkins great plan for the ‘London Extension’: Plus it’s building together the links with the Great Western Railway.

Marylebone Station: Its building and operations in the days of working steam together with the return of steam in the 1980s.

Through the London Suburbs: The approach to Marylebone, the terminus itself and the line through Harrow on the Hill to Rickmansworth in the days of steam including steam on Metropolitan services.

Through the Chilterns: Steam on the line through Wendover and Stoke Mandeville including a ‘Britannia’ and a ‘Scot’.

Aylesbury: With main line trains, local trains to Princes Risborough and Metropolitan services.

The Great Western & Great Central Joint Line: Through Princes Risborough.

Aylesbury to the North: The route through Quainton Road, Brackley to Helmdon Viaduct with a wide variety of steam traction.

Approx. 75 minutes.

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