London’s Lost Steam Trains Dvd
This is a wonderful collection of films from leading cameramen featuring steam trains in the greater London area from 1927 to 1971.
Steam trains from 1927 to 1971 in greater London can be seen including expresses in the 1930’s.
1947 views of Old Oak Common shed, Paddington and the Cathedrals Express, Locomotives being coaled at Kings Cross.
New coaches in 1938.
Last built Atlantic making its run in 1950 and the A3s, A4s in 1960 to 1963.
Rebuild of ‘Royal Scot’ following her disaster in 1945.
Also seen is an old signal box.
‘Golden Arrow’ at Victoria.
Plus the change over from Steam to Diesel and Electric.
Paddington Station shows expresses of the early 1930s, with passengers taking part in what was then the highlight of their holidays.
Old Oak Common Shed in 1947 has a good selection of locos in steam, just about to be nationalised.
Back at Paddington Newbury, specials and the ‘Cathedrals Express’ wait to leave.
At Kings Cross Station in 1934 locos are being coaled and watered and Gresley coaches go through the washer.
In 1938 an open day at New Barnet displays new engines and coaches.
Kings Cross Loco sheds are seen in a foggy 1947.
The last ‘Atlantic’ makes its run in 1950.
1960 – 1963 sees A3s and A4s in action.
Just outside St. Pancras track laying is in the hands of a steam crane and an ancient Midland goods locomotive.
The Euston expresses pass by Harrow in 1927.
Claughtons, Super Ds, Precursors, un-rebuilt Royal Scots, Patriots and Coronation Scots.
Also Watford Electrics and Bakerloo Tube trains of the period.
The 1945 Bourne End train disaster is dealt with in full, the engine involved, a Royal Scot is seen later rebuilt with a tapered boiler.
Euston itself is featured in a film of the Royal Scot express.
Scenes at Camden shed, also in colour.
On the Southern a 1938 film shows the old signal box straddling the tracks.
Nine Elms activity is next.
‘Schools’ appear at Cannon Street.
A 4-4-0 at London Bridge and East Croydon Baltics and a 4-4-0 pass by.
Waterloo has 779 in Southern Livery departing.
Victoria has the ‘Golden Arrow’.
A tour in 1950 has Bulleid’s ‘Tavern’ coach.
Brighton Atlantics and Beaties Well Tanks are next.
Post War scenes show Feltham Hump Yard in action.
Wembley Football specials are steam hauled.
Harrow on the Hill has steam trains stopping.
The last Black Fives are seen in the sixties at Marylebone.
London Loco sheds come next, Willesden, Southall, Feltham and Nine Elms in the last days of steam traction.
Waterloo has Bulleids and B.R. Standards departing.
Liverpool Street Station has commuters in the 1930s.
An open day at Romford in 1938 shows A4s mingling with little tank engines.
Briefly London Docks and the North Woolwich Railway still have some steam engines.
Industrial steam lived on at Willesden Power Station in 1969.
Finally, the steam-electric changeover at Rickmansworth on London Transport is seen.
A steam tour around the Inner Circle.
At Neasden London Transport’s steam locos before and after the Panniers arrived.
Approx. 59 minutes.
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