Power of the Counties and Manors DVD




A profile of two 4-6-0 designs, the ‘Counties’ and the ‘Manors’ from the days of the Great Western, and later the Western Region of BR.

The programme comprises:

Western Region Steam on Shed: With ‘Counties’, ‘Halls’, ‘Manors’ and ‘Castles at a variety of destinations.

The Design & Operation of the ‘Counties’: Introduced in 1945 with archive film of the class at work on the Western Region.

The Design and Development of the ‘Manors’: Exploring the history of these attractive 4-6-0s.

The Building of the ‘Manors’: With a look at the various members of the class.

The ‘Manors’ in Service – action from the 1950s: Over the South Devon Banks, in the Reading area, and on the Cambrian lines through Wales.

The Last Days & Specials: With film from 1965.

The ‘Manors’ in Preservation: Looking at the ‘Manor’ examples, saved from the scrapheap, on the Main Line and on the Preserved Network.

Approx. 70 minutes.

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