B&R DVD 110 Coals to Newcastle Industrial Steam in the North-East. - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

B&R DVD 110 Coals to Newcastle Industrial Steam in the North-East.

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An in depth look at the industrial railway scene in the North East of England in the 1960’s when steam predominated at most collieries and other locations. Jon MARSH visited and filmed in the area at this time with much attention to detail and excellent cine-photography in all weathers. The area was the birthplace of industrial railways and much of the infrastructure was still extant one hundred and forty years later, even one engine was one hundred years old and still working at Seaham Harbour.

Railways to the coast for the transport of coal will be seen with associated rope-hauled inclines. The railways originated as privately owned lines linking colliery and harbour. The Lambton, Hetton & Joicey system around Philadelphia is well covered especially during the last steam winter of 1969 when heavy snowfall led to spectacular photography. Other lines visited include Ashington, Derwentaugh, Amble, Backworth, Morrison Busty, Blacburn Park Drift, Team Valley and Shotton. Scenes at Doxfords Shipyards and Seaham Harbour. British Railways steam linked the collieries with views of J27, Q6 and WD 2-8-0 types.

This is a fine record of the days before coal mines and their associated industries were no more in the North East of England. Filmed in colour and with an authentic sound track and informative commentary added this will give enjoyment to all people interested in the steam railways of the area.





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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom




The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

Until 
privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.
 



 
Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom
Phone:01970 625819
Email:shop.rheidolrailway@gmail.com
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712

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