Railscene Magazine .2 DVD: Winter 1984/85





Scotrail: A view of the Forth Bridge from the cab, new liveries/logos and workings in Scotland, with 47/7s Mark 3s and Orange Strathclyde units. Also the colourful ‘Sealink’ train.

Cab Ride – Perth to Inverness: A view from the cab of a Class 47 diesel (47474) for the first time, over the snowy Highland main line in January 1985.

The Severn Valley Railway: A preservation feature covering the full line, featuring engines since withdrawn, 600 Gordon on freights, 7812 Erlestoke Manor, 4930 Hagley Hall, 3205, 80079 and the visit of 5051 Drysylwyn Castle, 43106, from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

Blue Star and Barry: The famous Barry scrapyard, still full of engines. Blue Star – the start of preservation. Bullied ‘Merchant Navy’ No.35010 departing from Barry and arriving in London.

‘Engine on the Shed’: A 1936 LMS film showing unique rebuilt ‘Scot’, No.6170 British Legion formerly Fury, and here looking like a baby ‘Princess’, with a taper  boiler and a single chimney.

News: 50s in the snow at Romsey, 46035 at York, 40s on railtours (40118 at Swindon, Garsdale and Kirkby Stephen, 40135 and 40086 on Shap) Milton Keynes ‘Shoppers’, 45 at Marylebone and 4498. Double header’s on KESR, 31874 and 34016 on the Mid-Hants, ‘Halls’ at Kidderminster; 6960 and 4472 on the main line, and finally, our ‘classic’ closing shot – 777 Sir Lamiel at Dent in the snow!

Approximately 60 minutes.