Originally published on two videocassettes as separate programmes, volume one for steam-related newsreels and volume two for modern traction, these have now been put together onto one DVD. Great value at just £15.
Volume 1 STEAM
EARLY NEWSREELS Corris Railway/Puffing Billy 1926 Leek and Manifold Light Rly 1927 Speed in 3 Elements 1932 Royal Scot tour in USA 1933 The Cheltenham Flyer 1934 Silver Jubilee Inauguration 1935 Crash: Swanley 1937 Coronation Scot 1937
WORLD WAR 2 AND AFTER Building Austerities 1943 Oil Firing Experiment 1946 First Post-war Easter 1946 Reopening of the RHDR 1946 Arctic Winter snow 1947 BR Nationalisation 1948 Tavern on a Train 1949 Princess Elizabeth 1950 Doncaster Loc Spotters 1951
END OF STEAM Southwold Line Closes 1929 Brill (Met) Closes 1935 Last Crewe-built Loco 1958 Longmoor Closes 1959 Last Swindon-built Loco 1960 Locos Scrapped Swindon 1961 Bluebell Closure Special 1963 Last BR Steam Paddington 1965 Last RAE Steam Farnborough 1967 Severn Bridge Demolition 1967 Last BR Horse Newmarket 1967 End of Steam Swindon 1968
INNOVATIONS 1932 Oil/Electric Express Hamburg 1933 First Streamlined Diesel Newcastle 1936 Tube anti-noise experiments 1936 New Motor Railcar 1941 LNER electric locomotive 6701 1947 LMS Diesel 10000 at Euston 1949 Double deck train Charing Cross 1951 Rubber-tyred Diesel Train 1952/58 Monorail Trials Cologne 1963 Railmobile Motor car on rails 1964 XP64 BR New coaching stock 1967 Pacerailer Droxford Branch 1967 Railway Technical Centre Derby
OPENINGS AND CLOSURES 1932 Metropolitan Stanmore extension 1933 London/Brighton electrification 1938 New York Elevated railway to go 1946/47 Central Line tube extensions 1960 Swansea & Mumbles Tram closure 1961 It's Her Station - Althorne Essex 1962 Only Stops For Her Gt Longstone 1963 London Underground Centenary 1968 Victoria tube trials & opening 1968 HM the Queen opens Euston Stn 1972 Brighton Belle Pullman ends
MODERNISATION 1955 Deltic First Service Lime Street 1956 New Swindon Inter-City DMU 1957 D8200 diesel on show at Euston 1958 D600 Active in service Paddington 1960 Blue Pullman out of Marylebone 1965 Southport relics/New Class 310 1966 WCML electrics/M&SE Mod Rly 1968 Kestrel HS4000 at Marylebone 1973 4 PEP EMU Waterloo
ACCIDENTS 1938 Charing Cross Underground crash 1946 Northwood (Met) & Lichfield 1947 South Croydon electrics collision 1961 Runaway DMU at Royton Lancs 1967 Hither Green DEMU derailment
HIGH SPEED 1972 Advanced Passenger Train* 1973 Hovertrain Earith Cambs* 1973 HST Prototype London/Darlington 1976 IC125 inaugural run to Cardiff*
Written & produced by Peter Middleton Black & White & Colour* archive film
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The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft11 3/4 inches (603 mm) narrow gaugeheritage railway that runs for 113?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 nationalisedBritish 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.
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