Ivo Peters Volume 3 DVD: Westmorland 1965/67 & Scotland Easter 1963
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Ivo Peters His Films Revisited Collection.
Part 3: Westmorland 1965/67 & Scotland Easter 1963.
This is the third railway film by Ivo Peters, originally released in 1987 on VHS video now available on dvd.
The two previous volumes were his well-loved survey of the late lamented Somerset & Dorset Railway now on dvd (Ivo Peters, his films revisited – The S&D, Parts 1 and 2).
The original material was 16mm film with sound effects recorded by Peter Handford and Jack Newton.
The first part of this film covers the final years of steam over Shap, before the line was ruined by electrification and the scenery by the M6 motorway.
We see 9Fs, 8Fs, Black 5s, 2-6-2Ts, a Royal Scot, Britannias and others battling the gradients, taking water at speed on Dillicar Troughs, with passenger trains, parcels and freights, all set against the incomparable fells, with Ivo’s masterful camera work.
The second part covers a very special rail tour in Scotland over Easter 1963.
All four of the preserved working Scottish pre-grouping engines are seen:
The Caledonian Single in the snow.
Glen Douglas around Queensferry.
The Jones Goods and Gordon Highlander on the Stranraer Road.
In addition there are pre-grouping 0-6-0s in BR livery and a Black 5 in what Ivo describes as his “desert island” film.
The original route maps and further information are on the inside of the dvd cover.
Originally released in 1987 the programme has been totally re-mastered.
Some minor picture and sound editing has taken place to enhance this popular volume.
Approx. 52 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Julian Peters.