Opening Scene: 48151 at Cowburn on her first railtour.
Railfreight: Ripple Lane Open Day and the launch of the new livery for Railfreight, also 48151 and 80080.
Railfreight: Hoover – 50149 in Devon, the North London Link and other Railfreight locos at work.
Cab Ride – York to Edinburgh: The driver’s view of the northern part of the East Coast Main Line on the Talisman, as electrification proceeds apace. Recorded on 30 October 1987.
All Change in the West Country: ‘Before and after’ views of Newton Abbot and Ader Junction, where the last of the semaphores have now gone and the last loco-hauled passenger train to Newquay, with double headed 50s.
Long Marston Open Day: The Army’s depot off the Oxford to Worcester line at Honeybourne, featuring the SVR’s 8233 8F on a heavy freight and the Army’s own diesels.
Requiem For The King?: King George Vs ‘last’ main line run, the Royal Sunset, together with workings in South Wales (where 6000 was the first King west of Swansea).
Vic Berry Leicester: A unique view of the famous scrapyard, where 25s and GUVs are piled high, cabs are scattered around, yet with messages of hope amongst the debris.
A Gala Autumn: Diesel and steam galas on the Severn Valley, North Yorkshire Moors and Llangollen, featuring Deltics, 40s (including D335), 7F, Taw Valley, Evening Star at Whitby, the return of Joem, double headed Jinty and Pannier and Foxcote Manor.
5305 Over Rannoch: The most enterprising special of the year was the SRPS train from Fort William to Glasgow on the West Highland, over Rannoch Moor. Since this is inaccessible to motor vehicles, we took to the air, to bring you stunning views of the wilds of the Moor and of course the famous Horseshoe Curve!
Archive From Stirling Video: Vintage footage from the heyday of steam, including a ROD on the turntable, the Lynton and Barnstaple, Talyllyn re-opening, a Coal Tank, Beattie 2-4-0WT, a Duchess at Carlisle, expresses at Low Gill including a green Duchess, a Scot and an original Patriot and first views of a major new 16mm colour collection. Pacifics at York, a red Duchess, a West Country, Pannier and Black Five at Oxford, a Midland 2F, and an A3 entering Newcastle from the castle! Most of the foregoing is in colour.
The West Somerset Railway (Part One): Britain’s longest preserved railway, from Minehead to Watchet, featuring S&D 7F 53808, Pannier 6412, Prairie 5572 and diesels, on passenger and freight.
News: This includes prototype 90001 on test, Metro-Cam 156, 319s at Snow Hill, Snow Hill (Birmingham), Moor Street closure, with 7029 and 46443, 7029 in South Wales, 6201 on the Borders, 48151 to Buxton, 71000 and Western Prince inside Crewe. 75069 and 35028 on John Player Special, 4771 returns north, Rotherham changes, Haddenham opens, Ian Allen Network Day, Pullman on KESR, Mid-Hants Gala with 34105, Met No.1 and 3H unit, Basingstoke Rail Week, with diesels galore, 7F 53809 and 6998, D200 at Exmouth Junction, also at Southport with the red EMU.
Cover Photo: Inter-City brown liveried 86228 crosses the River Stour at Manningtree on 11 April 1987.
Approximately 120 minutes.