Newslines – Rolling Stones: BR’s stone traffic is a major revenue source and the advent of Class 59s, privately owned by Foster Yeoman, ensures its long-term survival. We feature the Class 59s, a Class 27 on Shap and workings at Peak Forest on the remains of the old Midland London – Manchester main line, including a Peak in the Peaks!
BBC Film on Mid-Hants: The BBC filming at Alresford and Medstead for their next S&D feature.
Cab Ride – Portsmouth to Cardiff: An interesting cross-country line, featuring parts of the Southern main lines at Southampton and Salisbury and the Western at Westbury, Bath and Bristol, as well as the Severn Tunnel in its centenary year.
Dutch Weekend: Railfilms, of Manchester, visited Holland to record some of the last workings of the ex-BR EM2 electrics.
Preservation – The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 1950s BR atmosphere on this famous Yorkshire branch in Bronte country. ‘Starring’ 4F, 8F, Ivatt, City of Wells, Bellerophon, Big Jim, etc!
Archive Film: Cam Camwell’s record of British Rail in 1951 and 1952. As secretary of the SLS, Cam was able to record some unusual workings, on on 16mm films. Steam replaces electrics at Lancaster (41900), 50655 on L&Y special, V of Rheidol, 41226 on pushpull special, 50865 (LMS livery), the last Dreadnought, 50455 at York and Manchester, B1s and D40s in Scotland and a ‘race’ near Boat of Garten. Y7 68089 on the North Sunderland line, Jubilee at Garsdale, D16s at Kings Lynn 0-4-4T on the Dornock branch and Belah and Deepdale Viaducts.
Steaming Around the World: South Africa Today – Ray Freeman’s film of the dwindling steam locomotive population in South Africa, in March and April 1986. Features 16CAs, 19Ds, 24s, s5s and the 26.
News: Barmouth Bridge reopening, Sprinters in service, 142s and ‘old’ DMUs at Preston, 143 at Wetheral, Bathgate reopening, red EMUs on Merseyside Birkenhead North Open Day (including Bruff in action), D200 at work 4771 and 92220 double heading in Scotland, 777 at Sheffield (without deflectors), 75069 at Cropredy, 4930 at Andover, 5305 at Blea Moor, Hastings DEMUs at S&C and the Royal Albert Bridge, Black WD on Mid-Hants. Green Arrow and Evening Star in Scotland, Pacers, Sprinters, Andover Open Day and Hagley Hall, etc.
Cover Photo: Class 33 on ballast wagons at Westbury before semaphore signalling was replaced.
Approximately 105 minutes.