Transport DVDs Heyday Of British Steam - Part 4

Heyday Of British Steam - Part 4

Heyday Of British Steam - Part 4
SKU SKU412
Weight 0.10 lbs
Number of DVDs 1
 
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Video technology came too late to record the golden years of Britain's railways during the steam era, but thanks to a handful of amateur cameramen armed with 8mm cine cameras, many images of the "Iron Horse" have been saved for posterity. This series is a collection of those shots and Part IV covers the West Midlands and the North of England. We begin at Gloucester where the diminutive former G.W.R 0-4-2 tank engines were still working "push and pull" trains. From Gloucester we head to the western suburbs of Birmingham via the famous Lickey Incline where heavyweight expresses could be seen struggling with the 1 in 37 gradient. A look at Wolverhampton's Low Level Station before it closed, is followed by a journey to Manchester via Stoke On Trent, Crewe and Stockport. After Manchester we cross the Pennies and end our journey at Sheffield's Victoria Station where "Directors" "04's" and "K" class moguls were still hard at work. All the shots, taken in the 1950's and 1960's, are totally original and are in full colour with sound track and commentary.