London’s Railway Dvd: During the Age of Steam
The Major Termini, The Approach Lines, The Motive Power.
London was once a mecca for the steam enthusiast. Within an area of just a few square miles motive power from all the regions could be seen in action.
The programme comprises:
Euston – London’s first Main Line Terminus: A detailed look at Euston in the 1950s with rare colour scenes. Royal Scots, Duchesses and commuter trains are featured in and around the terminus.
St Pancras – The Midlands Gateway to the North: Steam in action around St. Pancras in the 1930s. 50s and 60s featuring Midland Compound, Royal Scots and Jubilees.
Kings Cross – The East Coast Terminal: Film from the 1930s to the end of steam is used to outline the development and layout of a classic location. A4s are also included on some famous named trains.
The Northern Approaches: Steam in action through the suburbs including Harringey, New Southgate, Kentish Town, West Hampstead, Camden Town and Kenton.
The Eastern Approaches: Rare film of Broad Street, Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street including B1s, Britannias and N2s.
Paddington – The Way to the West: Steam from the 1930s to the 1960s. As well as the diesel era featuring the Blue Pullman and the short lived Hydraulics.
Victoria and Waterloo – South Coast Gateways: A look at these two contrasting termini including the ‘Golden Arrow’, steam specials, electrification and recent developments.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).