Grayrigg, Tebay, Carnforth, Scout Green, Shap's Steam Glory B&R Vol 51 DVD - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Grayrigg, Tebay, Carnforth, Scout Green, Shap's Steam Glory B&R Vol 51 DVD

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When we produced Volume 20 Shap's Steam Twilight, we advertised it with only Britannias, Black 5's, Standards and 8F's, all at the end of steam over this famous incline. It has been one of our best sellers over the years and now it is time to produce another version filling in the gaps in the story as more well taken views have come to us. This video does include all the previous types of locomotive but here there is the odd Duchess, Clan, Royal Scot and the 2-6-4 Tanks which banked on Shap before the Standard Class 4's. Instead of Crewe as a starting point we begin at Lancaster and visit the Arnside line and Windermere branch. There is more action on Grayrigg than before.Excellent action on the troughs of Hest Bank and Dillicar.We had to include yet another cab ride on a Shap banker. Shed scenes at Tebay and Carnforth provide nostalgic viewing as engines are prepared for the struggles over the one thousand foot summit of Shap. One Britannia really struggles as it is brought to a stand at Scout Green in a westerly gale! A double header out of the loop at Tebay was not staged but the crews entered into the spirit of things for the cameraman. The men who worked this railway are seen at work, the grime and the glory of what was Shap, even a cow could almost disrupt the West Coast Main Line traffic!

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