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We are producing a number of new DVD's on railways and shipping and are always looking for archive 8mm or 16mm films. If you feel you may have some useful material, please do let us know via our website or telephone 0333 121 4472

Kingfisher Productions produce a wide selection of railway DVDs and books. Including our new programme about the recently overhauled Gresley A3 Pacific 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ and key title Railway Round-up plus an extensive list of books and DVDs about the Settle – Carlisle Railway Line including the real ‘Jericho’ story in our ‘Ribblehead’ book by the late W.R Mitchell MBE, Railway Archive including the 50th anniversary of the closure of the famous Somerset & Dorset line, Cunard liners, our ‘Story of’ series, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Many towns and cities are also covered in our ‘archive’ look at Britain ‘In The Past’. We are also pleased to bring back into the Kingfisher fold all of the Railscene titles which includes over 50 Cab Rides around Britain, many archive series such Richard Willis, Cam Camwell and ‘Steaming Through’ series. For followers of the great liners, we have a dedicated section on the RMS Titanic and other Maritime subjects. We also now offer an extensive archive and current video footage to the TV and Film Industry. PLEASE NOTE WHEN ORDERING SPECIAL OFFERS THAT FREE DVD’S CAN ONLY BE ORDERED IN THE CHECKOUT BY WRITING IN THE COMMENTS BOX OTHERWISE CLICKING ON THE ITEM ON THE WEBSITE WILL ONLY CHARGE ITS ACTUAL PRICE

West Somerset Railway Mixed Traffic Gala - 10-12th June 2016West Somerset Railway Mixed Traffic Gala – 10-12th June 2016

This programme is dedicated to the mostly modern traction fleet accumulated at the West Somerset Railway by the Diesel & Electric Preservation Group at Williton.

 

The Mixed Traffic event held in June was to see diesel hydraulics of the Hymek and Warship classes with the group’s Class 14 and two main line freight companies’ visiting locomotives – a Class 56 and a 66.
The event was enhanced with the use of the Somerset & Dorset Trust’s Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0 shunter at Washford and it’s 7F steam locomotive No. 53808 which operated the limited steam service.
We view Warship Class No. D832 Onslaught as it carries out its final turns on the railway before returning to its proper base at the East Lancs Railway. Some stirring departures! Sadly D1010 Western Campaigner couldn’t make the event but we visited the base at Williton in 2015 and filmed it under overhaul along with close-up views of both Hymeks Nos. D7017 and 7018.
Two of the main freight operators in the UK loaned engines for the weekend. Colas Rail offered up 56 302 which was a welcome sight and was named on the Saturday at Minehead after the model railway company at Beer in Devon – Peco 70.
Class 66 757 West Somerset Railway provded by GBRf put in some powerful displays. Finally, the following weekend witnessed two GBRf Class 73/9s appear on a charter ECS move. Nos. 73 961 and 964 with their new engines installed created quite a sight at Bishops Lydeard.
DVD 40 minutes duration just £12.95

Our new programme about the recently overhauled A3 Pacific 60103 Flying Scotsman60103 Flying Scotsman Our new programme about the recently overhauled A3 Pacific which was re-launched in January 2016.  Following its £4.2 million pound rebuild, No. 60103 has graced the main line again after more than 10 years. Flying Scotsman is still considered to be the most famous locomotive in the world and recent publicity has brought the general public’s interest to the forefront. Rare Pathe News film of the locomotive at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1925; aerial sequences in the 1920s; Kings Cross in January 1963 as Alan Pegler takes ownership; film of the 40th anniversary run in 1968; preparations for export to the USA in 1969. We also feature archive of the locomotive in BR times and follows its fortunes and misfortunes since purchase by Alan Pegler in 1963. Archive film of its activities on the main line right up to 2003 are included. Footage of the test runs of 60103 on the East Lancs Railway and of its ‘Inuagural’ run from Kings Cross to York and at the North York Moors Railway in early 2016.

DVD 60 minutes just £14.95

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Railway Round-up No. 10

Railway Round-up No. 10
Our 10th issue is full of steam action on the main line and 
special preserved railway events. Railway Round-Up is only £9.95 for two hours of footage. 
This 10th edition includes –
* Special feature covering the Somerset & Dorset Railway 50th anniversary, much of it at the Gala event in March at the West Somerset Railway
* 60103 Flying Scotsman’s re-entry to service at the East Lancs Railway and first tour on the East Coast Main Line. Also coverage of its trips on the NYMR
* Special excursions over Christmas 2015
* The last day in steam of ex-Severn Tunnel banker No. 4160 on the West Somerset Railway – And much, much more!
120 minutes £9.95

The Story of the Great Western Society at DidcotThe Story of the Great Western Society at Didcot

Always considered to be the prime mover in the preservation of ex-Great Western locomotives at the end of steam on the Western Region in 1965, the GWS has, in over 50 years, collected numerous locomotives directly from BR and latterly from Woodhams yard at Barry. Added to that the Society has ammassed a considerable collection of artefacts and items of memorabilia for exhibition in its museum at Didcot. This
programme examines the success of the GWS over this long period and the growth of the site at Didcot over the years. We begin with the early days at Taplow before the old motive power site at Didcot was made available. Footage of these times is added to early times on arrival at Didcot. The full story of the wonderful achievements by members of the Great Western Society.
DVD 60 minutes

severn tunnel banker 4160 The Severn Tunnel Banker

Filmed by the Bristol Film Society shortly before the final steam workings from Severn Tunnel Junction.
Locomotive featured is Large Prairie No. 4160 which fortunately still survives today at the West Somerset Railway. The DVD features the operation to prepare No. 4160 at Severn Tunnel Junction depot for its day’s work banking through the tunnel and up to Pilning following the nearly 4-mile route. No. 4160 was, like its fellow members of the class based at Severn Tunnel Jct in the final days, saved as they went to Barry following withdrawal. We follow the story of No. 4160 into preservation and of its final day in operation on the West Somerset Railway and also the story of the final driver on the day, Eric Broom, who was once a fireman at Severn Tunnel Jct. We delve into the history of the tunnel and hear from an engineer who was involved in the maintenance of the tunnel on a day-to-day basis.
DVD 60 minutes duration £14.95

’50 Years Gone – But not forgotten’ – A celebration of the Somerset & Dorset Railway’50 Years Gone – But not forgotten’ – A celebration of the Somerset & Dorset Railway

March 2016 will see the 50th anniversary of the closure of quite possibly the most celebrated of all our lines closed in the 1960s. This DVD examines the final years of the railway and what has happened to the line and its stations during the past 50 years. Many ex-S&D staff recall their times working on the railway and we visit the various preservation sites that have sprung up along the route. The programme has unseen archive footage of the line and is produced in association with the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust based at Washford on the West Somerset Railway. An added bonus of an archive film along the branch to Highbridge and never-before-seen out-takes from the BAC film unit film with original sound track.
**Archive film never seen before includes a trip down the line from Bath to Bournemouth in 1964 and along the branch from Evercreech to Highbridge.
** A survey of the line following closure.
** Visit in 2006 to Bath Green Park of 7F No. 53809.
** Latest film on the preservation schemes at Midsomer Norton and at Shillingstone.
** Special feature on the S&D Railway Trust at Washford from 1976 to 2015.

DVD £16.95

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Read the real 'Jericho' story in our 'Ribblehead' book by the late W.R Mitchell MBE, plus a free DVD The new ITV series - Jericho - is about to launch onto our TV screens. In fact the storyline is about the navvies building the viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway at Batty Moss, more commonly known as Ribblehead. The book is packed with photographs from throughout its 137-year history, and also delves into the station and tunnel at Blea Moor. Text and facts about the building of the structure in the 1870s and rare photographs of the navvies constructing the viaduct which has become the most important structure on the line. Full coverage of the repairs to the viaduct in the 1980s and 1990s which saved the prospect of the line closing forever. Black and white photographs, plans and rare colour views. Free DVD with every copy of the book depicting the story in film footage and interviews with historians.Read the real ‘Jericho’ story in our ‘Ribblehead’ book by the late W.R Mitchell MBE, plus a free DVD

The new ITV series – Jericho – is about to launch onto our TV screens. In fact the storyline is about the navvies building the viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway at Batty Moss, more commonly known as Ribblehead. The book is packed with photographs from throughout its 137-year history, and also delves into the station and tunnel at Blea Moor. Text and facts about the building of the structure in the 1870s and rare photographs of the navvies constructing the viaduct which has become the most important structure on the line. Full coverage of the repairs to the viaduct in the 1980s and 1990s which saved the prospect of the line closing forever. Black and white photographs, plans and rare colour views. Free DVD with every copy of the book depicting the story in film footage and interviews with historians.

£18.00, including Free DVD Click Here to order


34051 winston churchill special edition34051 Winston Churchill’ 

A special edition Locomotive Profile to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. The Bulleid light Pacific No. 34051 named Winston Churchill was central to the final arrangements for the funeral. Especially prepared ready for the day in January 1965, the locomotive was eventually saved as part of the National Collection and has been cosmetically restored by a team at the Mid-Hants Railway for display at York.
This DVD tells the story of the locomotive and includes an interview with the remaining crew member on the day, fireman Jim Lester, who recalls the speedy preparations put into place following Sir Winston’s death and how he was chosen to be on the footplate on that momemtous day. Original film of 34051 on the funeral train plus its wanderings during preservation following withdrawal from Salisbury shed in 1965. An extensive interview with Jim Lester explaining the start of his career on the footplate is included as an additional section.
DVD £12.95 CLICK HERE for more information

GWR 150 30th Anniversary Special DVDGWR 150 – ’30th Anniversary special edition’

2015 was the 30th anniversary of the series of events held on BR and preserved railways in 1985 marking the 150th year of the Great Western Railway’s first line from Paddington. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of these events, we produce a special DVD of films produced by Terry Nicholls during the year of 1985. 76 minutes of his films are produced with original sound tracks and are from rare lineside locations such as at and inside Whiteball and Cogload signalboxes, at Gloucester Horton Road depot; by the lineside along the Stroud Valley route to Swindon; the Welsh Marches route; at Newport with GW 2-8-0 No. 2857; at privileged locations around Bristol,
Dainton and Tiverton and many other locations.

A wonderful appreciation of the truely memorable GWR 150 event.
DVD 76 minutes duration £14.95

The Last Steam Train - The Story of the Fifteen Guinea Special

‘The Last Steam Train’ The story of 1T57
The 15 Guinea Special of 11th August 1968
The full story of the last steam train operated by British Rail in August 1968. Never before seen film of the 15 Guinea Special as it prepares to leave Liverpool Lime street on its epic 315-mile journey to Carlisle and return. Superb shots of Nos. 45110, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, 44781 and 44871 as they take this historic train through the north west. We see film as it departs from Liverpool Lime Street with the crew and press present on this historic occasion. On arrival at Manchester Victoria a loco change took place which saw BR’s last Pacific, No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell take over the service for the passage to Carlisle. Footage on and off the train as passengers are served lunch as the train nears Blackburn for its first water stop. As the train nears Hellifield, we see film of it as it stops and prepares to embark on the scenic Settle-Carlisle route. Cameras on and off the train film as the train crosses over Ribblehead viaduct and heads towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill where a stop saw crowds of well-wishers scramble to take pictures. On arrival at Carlisle the two Black Fives, 44871 and 44781 are coupled up to return the train back to Manchester. The two-week build-up to the end is covered with scenes of the final week of steam and specials, six of which operated on one day – the 4th August 1968. We see film of the final locomotives on BR’s register as they perform their last duties. Several would find their way to preservation. We have sequences at Carnforth, Rose Grove, Patricroft, Bolton and Newton Heath.
DVD, 52 minutes £12.95 click here to order

A Tribute To Eastleigh’s Railways.A Tribute to Eastleigh's Railways

A new hardback book devoted to photographs from the Norman Cox collection AVAILABLE NOW.
This 128-page book is full of rare black & white photographs which Norman collected whilst working for the railway as a steam driver.

He collected a vast array of photographs of many subjects to do with transport, but it is his collection of Eastleigh railway photographs that we see in this first volume covering numerous locomotive classes with views around the station, locomotive works and running shed.

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We are producing a number of new DVD’s on railways and shipping and are always looking for archive 8mm or 16mm films. If you feel you may have some useful material, please do let us know here or telephone number 0333 121 4472

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 Cab Rides

Our Cab Ride DVD’s have been filmed on various routes all around the UK. They all vary with different locos, starting points and destinations and make a fascinating archive of Britain’s railway routes from the cab of a locomotive. There are plenty of cab rides to choose from with over 50 DVD’s on this topic currently in our list. Sit back and watch the scenery go by and watch the railway infrastructure on some of Britain’s most famous main lines and scenic routes.

 

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