Railscene Magazine 15 DVD: Summer 1988





Opening Scene: T9 and M7 double heading on the Mid-Hants!

Wessex Changes: Bournemouth Open Day and stock workings of 319, 455, 155,  Hastings Unit, 33 and crane, etc, the launch of the 442s, inside a 442, the record run, timetable chaos, 73s double pushing, 5TC, Weymouth electrics, last 33 railtours, Poole sleepers, etc.

Cab Ride – Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth: The Cambrian Main Line at last! Filmed in perfect weather just before the summer timetables, through the centre of Wales to the coast.

Welsh Manors: Foxcote and Odney back at work in Wales, on the Llangollen and Gwili Railways, with freight and passengers, with Tyseley’s ‘Rent-a-loco’ 7752 on the Gwili.

Festiniog 125: Spring celebrations with a red Fairlie, Prince, the visiting Russell and double-headers.

D200 Farewell: Last runs in April! From the Conway Valley via East Anglia to the National Railway Museum at York – will she ever work again?

Archive: More from Richard Willis, featuring freight in the 60s, with B1s and 9Fs and a close look at Britannia’s in their last days.

Ireland 1988: The RPSIs ‘Shannon Railtour’ of early May, featuring LMS (NCC) 2-6-4T No.4, J15 0-6-0 No.184 and Compound No.85 on another hectic round of the Emerald Isle – 800 miles of steam!

Maiden Newton Signal Box: A signalman’s day, in a box closed in May. We visited this crossing loop box on the Castle Cary to Weymouth line to record a disappearing facet of railway operation.

Preservation: The Tanfield Railway – This North-East based industrial line has the most fascinating workings: from a 1937 diesel to steam shunters, with a demonstration of goods workings and four-wheel passenger stock.

News: Main Line Steam (4468, 4498, 92220, 34092, etc), Woking 150, Port Line on the Bluebell, Green T9, 3205 on WSR, DH 50s, 20s, SVR Diesel Weekend with a 59, ‘Port Sunlight’ with 4566, 91 on the ECML, 31s and 45s on last workings, celebrate 150 years of  ‘Mail by Rail’, etc.

Cover Photo: D113 and D5267 head an express past Chinley East Junction past a superb Midland gantry in 1964: 1988 will probably see the end of Peaks on BR.

Approximately 120 minutes.