Opening Scene: Two 50s on Shap again.
Winter Steam: A round-up of workings on preserved railways in 1987/88 including Mid-Hants, East Somerset, Butterley, Market Bosworth, Yorkshire Dales, KWVR, Middleton, GWR, Torbay, Llangollen, Brecon, Welshpool and Talyllyn!
Cab Ride – Cardiff to Birmingham: Aboard a 155, travelling up the Severn, through Shrub Hill and Kidderminster.
Goodbye to the Hoods: English China Clay operations on British Rail including unloading Clay Hoods at Fowey.
Spotlight on Ely: Semaphores rule at this East Anglia junction – hub of the local system.
The Birkenhead Shunters: The last three 03s on BR still work the docks on Merseyside – we travel over the roads with them.
The West Somerset Railway (Part Two): Completion of our profile of Britain’s longest preserved railway, from Williton (where we see shunting in action) to Bishop’s Lydeard.
The Gap Closes: Last semaphores at Kettering as the ‘Leicester Gap’ is eliminated.
Great Central Progress: Witherslack Hall and Mayflower are seen bringing back memories of 1948 and TPOs.
Archive Film: From the Richard Willis Collection we re-live Great Central days at Birstall and Loughborough, and see the last days of steam in the 60s around BR.
News: Plenty of action, from ‘City of Wells’, 2005, 5305, 4472, 4498, 6201, 45 and 50 railtours, HST on the S&C, Skipper in the Northwest, Carlisle’s Green DMU, HSTs and DVTs, 90001/3, 91001, 89001, 442, 33s and TCs, 73 and 3REP, D200 on the Southern.
Cover Photo: Black 5 44941 leaving Loughborough Central with a down GC local just before closure in June 1966.
Approximately 135 minutes.