Railways of Hertfordshire DVD, Part 1




A Journey around Hertfordshire through Archive Film.

Hertfordshire was once served by a fascinating and varied collection of railways. The main lines to London ran alongside a network of sleepy and little used branches. Most of the branch lines have long gone, but the main lines survive. This, the first of three volumes, explores the area’s network of lines from the steam era to the present day.

In Volume One Presenter Tony Furse takes us on a journey around Hertfordshire using an extensive collection of archive material.

St Albans: Looking at the station, signal box and steam shed using archive material from steam days, through the diesel era to the electric age.

The Midland Main Line: With a variety of steam workings at Napsbury in 1959.

The Branch Lines of St Albans: Plus the railway from St Albans to Watford Junction. We explore the stations along the route in the 1960s through to the last years of diesel services.

Watford Junction: Plus the steam era with film from the early 1960s on the main line and at the steam shed.

Electrified Branch Lines: Exploring the branches to Croxley Green and Rickmansworth Church Street. Steam and Diesel special trains are featured along with electric services in the 1970s.

Gone but not Forgotten: Plus the long closed branch from St Albans to Hatfield. We explore the line using archive from the 1930s to the late 1960s, including the last freight trains. We also look at recent developments at Smallford and Nast Hyde Halt.

Additional Item: A journey from Watford to St Albans Abbey in 1989 plus St Albans and Smallford in the 1960s.

Approx. 80 minutes.

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