Waverley Route, Beattock, Kingmoor, Steam North of Carlisle, B & R Volume 33 DVD
This video looks at the steam scene north of Carlisle and the area covered includes the climb to Beattock summit. The start is at Carlisle Citadel station and includes a visit to Kingmoor shed for Scot, Clan and B1 classes, for this was a time before the Waverley route closed. Border branches around the city are visited including Silloth, Alston and Langholm before moving on to the Port road to Stranraer viewing Dumfries, Newton Stewart and Kirkcudbright. We move on to Ayr, visiting the shed and their workings to the local collieries in the hands of Crab 2-6-0’s. Also featured are Mauchline, Killoch and Waterside. Along the Ayrshire coast we arrive at Gourrock on our way to the West Coast Main Line approaches to Glasgow Central via Motherwell. All four main routes into Glasgow are seen. Ex-Caley engines still exist with Cowlairs bank echoing to the sound of steam and the preserved Scottish locos are seen touring the system. Besides the usual Stanier and Standard classes, we feature five A4’s, three Duchesses, a WD on passenger duty, an A2 and a Jubilee; a feast of steam in an area never before covered in such length and detail. The majority of the film used in this video was taken by Geoff Lumb of Hudderfield who has had many photographs published in railway books and magazines. We have brought it all to life with superb sound and informative commentary. Two minutes of black & white film has been included into what is otherwise a full colour production. 60 minutes.