Power of the Great Western Kings DVD




A profile of the Great Western ‘Kings’.

A comprehensive and authoritative account of the ‘Kings’, from their development in the 1920s through to their last days on the Western Region of British Railways.

The programme comprises:

The Design and Development of the ‘Kings’: With film at Swindon in the 1920s and 30s.

The Building of the ‘Kings’: With a look at various members of the class from 6000 ‘King George V’ to 6029 ‘King Edward VIII’.

The ‘Kings’ in service: The class in action in the 1950s, over the South Devon Banks, on the Paddington to Birmingham Snow Hill Line.

The Last Days: A journey behind a ‘King’ from Paddington to Banbury in 1962 together with film from their very last day in regular service.

A Final Railtour: 6018 ‘King Henry VI’ on tour from Birmingham to Swindon Works in 1963.

Preservation: 6000 ‘King George V’ in the 1970s and 6024 ‘King Edward I’.

Featuring all of the ‘Kings’: With film from their introduction through to the Preservation era.

Approx. 70 minutes.

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