Railways of Hertfordshire & Beds DVD, Part 3




A journey around Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire through archive film.

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire were once served by a fascinating and varied collection of railways.

One notable and important line ran from Welwyn Garden City to Luton along the Lea Valley.

Volume 3 explores this line using a collection of archive film taken in the 1950s and 1960s.

Presenter Tony Furse: Continues on a journey around Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire using an extensive collection of archive material.

A History of the Line: From conception through to the British Railways era including a look at the motive power over the years on a variety of traffic. Includes the first diesel workings in the 1950s on passenger and freight.

Along the Lea Valley: A journey along the line looking at the stations at Welwyn, Ayot, Wheathampstead, Harpenden East, Luton Hoo and Luton Bute Street using archive film.

Specials: Various steam hauled special trains in the British Railways Era with views from the train and lineside.

The Last Train: Plus a final journey along the line in 1965.

Luton: Archive film of the town and stations at Luton Bute Street and Luton Midland with a variety of traffic from express passenger to freight. Includes Black 5s, 9Fs and Jubilees.

A look at the former railway today and an exploration of the remains of the stations and trackbed.

Plus past and present scenes.

Approx. 65 minutes.

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