Power of the British Railways Standards DVD




A Profile of BRs Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 Tank and Tender Engines.

This programme provides an authoritative account and archive study of the days of the BR Standards.

Following the nationalisation of Britain’s railways in 1948, the authorities set about designing and building a range of locomotives capable of working throughout the network. The result was a ‘family’ of designs providing ease of maintenance and operation. They performed on everything from fast passenger to pick up freight.

The Programme comprises:

An Introduction to the Standards and their design and development:

The Class 5 73000 4-6-0 tender locomotives

The Class 4 75000 4-6-0 tender locomotives

The Class 4 76000 2-6-0 tender locomotives

The Class 4 80000 2-6-4 tank locomotives

The Class 3 77000 2-6-0 tender locomotives

The Class 2 78000 2-6-0 tender locomotives

The Class 3 82000 2-6-2 tank locomotives

The Class 2 84000 2-6-2 tank locomotives

Archive film from the 1950s and 1960s taken throughout the network is used to illustrate each design together with a brief look at some of the survivors at work in recent years.

Approx. 75 minutes.

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