Opening Scene: Blue Peter at Howe & Co’s Sidings.
Main Line Steam: With 5029 and 6998 at Oxford, 44932 at Aylesbury, 69621 at Chappel, a major feature of 60532s four runs over the S&C, 6024s ill-fated run from Paddington, 71000 goes north and 48151 on the S&C once again.
Brake Van Ride: The Stanier Mogul Fund’s special brake van trip on the Severn Valley, exploring parts that other tours cannot reach!
Bluebell Breakthrough: Another brake van ride, this time on the van, through Sharpethorne Tunnel on the new northern extension with Normandy.
Preservation News Focus: All the transfers, from 2857 at Toddington, 48773 at Keighley, 34072 and 60009 on the Severn Valley, ‘Big Jim’ at Rawtenstall, 44767s return, 46251s return, a black Jinty at Butterley, the Stephenson Railway project at North Shields.
The Manchester Pullman: The luxurious former ‘Manchester Pullman’ coaches are now available for hire. We join the train for breakfast on the Settle & Carlisle – do not watch this if you are hungry!
Cab Ride – Manchester to Barrow: Aboard a Class 31 over the route via Bolton and Carnforth to the Cumbrian Coast, with many semaphores.
BR Newslines: Loco haulage on the Cumbrian Coast from the lineside, new Sprinter livery, Longsight Open Day, 20s on railtours at Guildford and Salisbury, 50s at the end of the road, etc.
Cover Photo: Blue Peter storms around the curve at Smardale on its attack to the summit at Ais Gill on 21 March 1992.
Approximately 100 minutes.