Railscene Magazine 36 DVD: Spring 1993





Photographic Freight: Somerset & Dorset 7F 53809 on a special freight train at the Midland Trust, Butterley, together with NRM’s ‘Super D’ 0-8-0.

The Great Pretender: 70004 William Shakespeare was brought back to life for a special day. We see her at Eastleigh, Stewarts Lane and Dover. 70000 Britannia then visited the Mid-Hants and we see her double heading with 76017 and accompanying 30053 and 30506 as well as the ‘Hampshire’ unit.

Premier Run: Eastleigh’s ‘own’ steam locomotive, Maunsell S15 828 is seen on a main line steam test, including a daylight run through Southampton station.

The 08.00am Local From Carlisle: Standard Class 4 Tank 80080 on the unique steam local trains on the Settle & Carlisle.

The Great Central Southern: 34105 Swanage visiting the Great Central, together with a Pannier on the ‘Windcutter’ and 4472 Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire Railway.

Main Line Steam: All the other winter main line action including 46229, 6998, 60532, 80080, 46203 and 6024.

Cab Ride – Redditch to Birmingham (New Street): The south end of the Birmingham ‘Cross-City’ suburban system as it was before electrification.

Privatisation Review: A review of those parts of the British Rail system which the Government wants to privatise – the East Coast Main Line, the Great Western, the Gatwick Express, Scotrail, Network’s South Western Division, the Isle of Wight and the LTSR.

BR Newslines: BR news, new liveries on 20s, 159s into service, the Hamworthy revival, Old Oak’s ‘Factory’ to close, S&C diversions, etc.

Cover Photo: 53809 on a special freight train at Butterley Reservoir.

Approximately 100 minutes.