Leeds, Wakefield, Meltham, Lancashire and Yorkshire Memories Pt 1 B&R Vol 37 DVD
The Railways in the Pennines were hard working and often spectacular. In the first of two volumes, this video covers mainly Yorkshire, from Goole in the east to Copy Pit in the West via such interesting places as Leeds, Wakefield, Normanton, Huddersfield and Todmorden. A lengthy excursion down the old Lancashire and Yorkshire route from Huddersfield to Penistone via branches to Clayton, Holmfirth and Meltham are also seen. Snow scenes in the hills above Huddersfield go to show the ruggedness of working steam in the Pennines. In the midst of all this, the recovery of V2 60954 at Mirfield in January 1962 is included. Sixty different steam engines feature from 2-6-4 Tanks through Black 5’s, Jubilees, Crabs, Standards, WD’s and B1’s. Lancashire and Yorkshire 0-6-0 No.52515 creeps in at Lockwood yards with views of Pug No.51218 at Trafford Park. Half of this film was taken by Geoff Lumb who also filmed so much of our “Steam North of Carlisle” video from 1962 to 1968. The remainder of the film was taken by equally competent cameramen to tell the whole story of this area. Well sound-tracked from original recordings and with an informative but not obtrusive commentary, this video continues our coverage of steam around Britain. And, oh yes, the 0-4-0 tank from Huddersfield Gas Works working through the streets is a gem! No modern day material has been used in this video of which 90% is in colour.