Modern Traction Archive DVD & Book




A journey through the archives exploring the golden age of diesel and electric traction, through the 1960s and 1970s using a wealth of archive film also included a paperback book***.

This DVD comprises a collection of film from the golden years . . .

Sulzer Type 3s in green livery in the 1960s on passenger and freight.

The Midland Main Line with ‘Peaks’ and veteran Class 127 DMUs.

Paddington in 1970 and the early 1970s with ‘Westerns’, ‘Warships’, ‘Hymeks’, Class 50s, Class 31s and the Blue Pullman.

Kensington Olympia with ‘Warships’ on milk trains, a Class 37 and Class 73s in 1971.

The Western Main Line with Hymeks, Class 33s and Class 47s in the late 1960s, early 1970s.

The West Coast Main Line with Class 50s at Carlisle, and electrics.

The Midland Main Line in the mid 1970s with ‘Peaks’, Brush Type 4s, Class 47s and DMUs on the route from Elstree to St. Albans and Harpenden.

The St Albans Branch.

The East Coast Main Line with ‘Deltics’ and Class 47s.

The ‘Royal Train’ at Scarborough.

Class 47s, 40s and 37s in the North of England.

The Weymouth line in the 1960s with Sulzer Type 3s and class 03s, plus DEMUs.

Diesels to the South Coast in the late 1960s with Class 33s, DEMUs and Class 03 shunters, many in their original colour schemes.

In addition the DVD includes Special Bonus Items:

Paddington in 1988 with a range of loco haulage including Class 50s – a detailed look at this London terminus and its approaches.

The Weymouth line in the 1980s including Class 33s at a variety of locations from Wareham to Weymouth.

***The sixty page full colour A4 size softback book contains a variety of images and articles on this fascinating subject.

Approx. 80 minutes.

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