Steam Returns to London Dvd




We savour the delights of steam as it makes a triumphant return to the Capital.

Looking at steam in and around London after withdrawal by British Railway in 1966.

Starting with the preserved London North Eastern Railway A3 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ along with Great Western Railway King Class locomotive 6000 ‘King George V’ running during 1970s.

Then a look at the Rocket replica at work in Hyde Park during 1979.

In 1985 celebrations took place for 150 years of Great Western Railway and as part of the celebrations Great Western Railway Broad Gauge Replica ‘Iron Duke’ worked at Hyde Park.

Whilst London North Eastern Railway A4 4498 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ and London Midland Scottish Railway Duchess Class steam locomotive 46229 ‘Duchess Of Hamilton’ at London Marylebone.

Also working out of London Marylebone Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class Steam Locomotive 35028 ‘Clan Line’ working Shakespeare Limited.

Further excursions featured include:

Southern Railway West Country class steam locomotive 34016 ‘Bodmin’ on North Downsman, along with Cathedrals

Express hauled by a variety of locomotives

Including Southern Railway Merchant Navy 35005 ‘Canadian Pacific’.

British Railway 8P 71000 ‘Duke Of Gloucester’.

British Railway Standard Class 5 73096.

London Midland Scottish Railway Black 5 45231 Sherwood Forrester.

Southern Railway Battle of Britain class steam locomotive 34067 ‘Tangmere’ working Statesman and Orient Express excursions.

We take a look at this return with the Flying Scotsman and King George V in the years following the withdrawal of main line steam.

We see replicas of Victorian steam on show in Hyde Park.

The Great Western 150th Anniversary was celebrated by running steam specials out of Marylebone.

Steam on the Main Line is now a regular occurrence with specials being run by Steam Dreams, Kingfisher Tours and the Orient Express.

Steam locomotives seen on a regular basis:

West Country class – Bodmin.

Merchant Navy class – Canadian Pacific.

BR Standard 5.

The newly restored un-rebuilt Battle of Britain class – Tangmere.

LMS Black 5 – The Sherwood Forester.

The Duke of Gloucester.

Chapter listing:

Flying Scotsman and King George V.

Victorian Steam.

Recreated Steam at Marylebone.

Journey through the Chilterns.

Cathedrals Express.

Journey to Bath by Black 5 Tangmere.

Approx. 57 minutes.

This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion incorporating A&J Video.