The Great Britain XVI DVD: 13th – 21st April 2024




‘The Great Britain’ returned for its sixteenth annual tour of the UK in April 2024. Travelling across England, Scotland and Wales, passengers were treated to nine days of steam-hauled action, including many unusual and rare routes for steam traction.

This product allows you to follow the tour from the lineside across days 1-8, with accompanying maps, location titles and gradient profile information. From the Lickey Incline to the Scottish Hills, you can sit back and watch all the action from various lineside locations.

Route information:

Day 1: London Victoria to Cheltenham via Kent.
Locations: Horton Kirby Viaduct, Newington, Ripple, Sandling, Cators Foot Crossing and South Moreton.

Day 2: Cheltenham to Lancaster via the West Coast Mainline.
Locations: Lickey Incline (two shots), Vigo Bridge Crossing, Hatton Mill, Stableford and Garstang.

Day 3: Lancaster to Glasgow via the Settle & Carlisle Railway.
Locations: Helwith Bridge, Lazonby, Closeburn, Kirkconnell and Glengarnock Station.

Day 4: Glasgow to Inverness over the Druimuachdar and Slochd summits.
Locations: Blackford, Bog Wood, Gleneagles, Murthly, Dalnaspidal, Pass of Drumochter and Slochd Summit.

Day 5: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh and return.
Locations: Fodderty, approaching Achnasheen, Loch Gowan, Luib Summit, Badicaul, Luib Summit, Loch Sgamhain, Loch a’ Chuilinn, Dingwall and Beauly.

Day 6: Inverness to Edinburgh via Aberdeen.
Locations: Gollanfield, Huntly, Cult, Ferryden Viaduct, Longforgan, Errol, North Queensferry Station and the Forth Bridge.

Day 7: Edinburgh to Liverpool via the West Coast Mainline.
Locations: Linhouse Viaduct, Crawford, Wamphray, Lockerbie, Castlemilk, Bessygill (two shots) and Garstang.

Day 8: Liverpool Lime Street to Swansea.
Locations: Edge Hill Cutting, Chirk Viaduct, Knucklas Viaduct and Sugar Loaf.

The tour was steam hauled throughout, featuring multiple steam locomotives: LMS 5MT No.44871, LMS 5MT No.45407 ‘The Lancashire Fusilier’, and SR BoB No.34067 ‘Tangmere’.

Aerial Videography: A selection of aerial clips filmed using drone technology are featured throughout the product, each with carefully pieced sound to ensure you can hear the sound of the steam locomotives working hard.

Product Overview: Basic commentary with accompanying route maps are included throughout the product. Short titles are included throughout informing you of the locomotive, location and gradient.

This product has contributions from YouTubers, ‘The Southerner’ and ‘Transport of Yesteryear Through the Lens’.

Approx. 58 minutes.

This DVD is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Steaming Around Yorkshire Film Productions – SAY.