Western Main Line Dvd: Past & Present




Two programmes exploring the line from Paddington to the West in the days of first generation traction and in 2014.

Western Today: The Western Main Line from Paddington to the West Country in the late 1980s/early 1990s with freight and passenger traction.

Features first generation traction including Class 47s and Class 50s on passenger haulage.

Plus Inter City 125s in the livery of the time.

Freight includes ARC and Yeoman Class 59s on stone workings.

Class 37s and 60s on oil.

Class 33s on engineers duties.

Class 56 on steel.

Class 47s on freightliner.

Class 37s on the popular Burngullow to Irvine clay working.

Locations feature the stations between: Paddington and Reading, Westbury, Taunton, Dawlish and Exeter.

The Main Line: From Paddington to Reading, Didcot, Swindon and South Wales in 2014.

A record of the line prior to the electrification of the route from Paddington to the West with a wide range of workings.

Includes many well-known locations on the route:

Sonning Cutting, the approaches to Didcot, Lower Basildon, Purley on Thames, Swindon, Steventon, Chipping Sodbury and Royal Wootton Bassett.

A record of a line undergoing major change.

Approx. 95 minutes.

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