Steam on Tour Dvd




During the 1960s the railtour became an integral part of steam operations.

As the steam era drew to its close throughout the UK, the interest, extent and scope of the railtour increased steadily and at the same time attracted widespread publicity.

Using high quality 16mm colour film taken by Kenneth Oldham MBE this production looks at classic railtours of the period against the backdrop of working steam.

In this programme we look at steam railtours along with working steam at a number of locations.

Classic Performers 1963: 60022 Mallard, 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, 60114 W P Allen, Lydham Manor, Hinton Manor, plus 4472 Flying Scotsman on the Great Central.

Destination Scotland: Including the ‘Three Summit Tour of 1963, 60023 Golden Eagle, Duchesses and the Jones Goods with 46251.

LNER Pacifics Tour in 1964: Including 60051 Blink Bonney at York and 4472 mixing with working steam traction in Scotland.

Plus Rare Film: 60009 Union of South Africa and 60016 Silver King on revenue earning expresses.

The Scottish Lowlander: Coverage of this tour in September 1964 with a Duchess and A4 haulage along the West Coast Main Line.

To The North East: A variety of specials are featured alongside steam worked freight on the East Coast Main Line in 1964.

Including rare film of 35007s run to York.


Standard 5s through Central Wales.

Jubilees in the North West.

On The Waverley route with an A2 and A4.

60019 Bittern at Derby.

An A1 on the Settle & Carlisle Railway.

The Whitby Moors Railtour.

Veteran performers in Scotland during April 1965 with 78046 also in Scotland.

East Coast steam with A3s and A4s.

70015 Apollo in the North West.

0-4-0 Pug 51218 on the main line.

Steam’s Final Fling: With 70013 Oliver Cromwell, 8Fs and footage of British Railway’s ‘Last Steam Train’ of 11th August 1968.

Approx. 60 minutes.

Please Note: The dvd is wrapped in a cardboard wallet/sleeve not in a plastic dvd case.

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