Railscene Magazine 27 DVD: Summer 1991





Opening Scene: 46229 crosses the causeway at Conway on her first North Wales run.

The Isle of Man Railway: A full feature on this unique working Victorian railway system, including overhauls in the workshops and the beautiful Beyer Peacock 2-4-0Ts at work from Douglas to Port Erin.

Cab Ride – Stranraer to Glasgow: The view from the cab over the south western moorland of Scotland, on the single line semaphored route to Ayr and the modern electric line beyond.

Railfreight Customer No. 3: A review of many of the Speedlink workings which will change or disappear in July, from Wareham and Dean in the South, via Oxfordshire and the Midlands to Carlisle and even Appleby in the north. Many of these feature old four-wheeled box vans and much shunting.

Preservation News Focus: The East Lancs extension’s opening day with No’s 32 and 1, the N7 and Manor on the new line, Sir Lamiel at Keighley, 34067 Tangmere on the Mid-Hants, T9 at Swanage, Bitton’s extension, WSR diesel gala, with D1015, NELPG weekend on the Moors, with 2005, 5, the T3 and J72 and the Sentinel on the bank. Finally, the unique visit of a 73 to Tenterden.

Chiltern Changes: The first part of NSEs Networker revolution has started! Marylebone changes, Class 165 at Gerrards Cross, loco haulage at High Wycombe, the last semaphores come down at Princes Risborough, 47484 at Aylesbury, inside the new depot, hybrid DMUs and a 45.

BR Newlines: 158/9, 158s, end of the ‘Cambrian Coast Express’, Class 26 on passenger duties, 87 at Waverley, Glasgow Blue Train and a green EPB, Tamworth Castle goes, D400 arrives, blue and yellow 50s, hooligans, Hereford specials including two 33s, two 20s, the Royal Train at Smardale and Carlisle, Coalville specials including two 56s, two 60s, Condor, 60s in Kent, 59 and two 55s at Clapham.

The Decies Railtour: The RPSIs Spring Tour which features 2-6-0 No.461 working for the first time on Railscene, at Dublin, Bray Head Arklow, Gorey and Insch. 2-6-4T No.4 at Dublin, Thomastown, Carlow and near Portarlington.

Main Line Steam News: The spring’s main tours, from the ‘Duchess’ at Blackburn and Garsdale, to North Wales, 60009 in Scotland and at Bangor, 4472 at Birkett, 45596 at Kirkby Stephen and Dent with the Royal Scotsman, 44871 at Glenfinnan, 777 at Ais Gill, 5029s test run at Woodhouse and Sheffield, 6024 to Stratford, 71000 from Stratford with 6024 as banker, 53809 at Sheffield and 35028 at Nappa, Cark and Sheffield.

Cover Photo: The Royal train on the S&C! 3 May 1991. See our BR Newslines.

Approximately 120 minutes.