Newslines – Network South East: On 10th June 1986 Chris Green announced the most thorough overhaul of the much maligned commuter and South of England lines – we examine the first results.
Cab Ride – St. Pancras to Sheffield: Filmed from the cab of an HST, this shows a main line in transition. The famous ‘Leicester Gap’ was being reduced when we travelled the route on 25th May 1986 and the ‘old railway’ is seen clearly.
Ryderail & the Isle of Wight: On 21st June 1986 BR held an Open Day on the Isle of Wight. We feature events of the day at Ryde, Sandown and Haven Street and take a nostalgic look back at the Island Railways in 1953 and 1963 with fabulous archive footage from Cam Camwell and Edward Trotman.
Preservation – The Festiniog Railway: Not really preservation, as the Festiniog celebrates 150 years of continuous operation during 1986. We cover the line from Porthmadog to Blaenau Festiniog and look in at Boston Lodge on the way up.
Archive Film: ‘Cam’ Camwell’s record of BR in the 1950s continues with 1953 to 1955, covering Southern Steam (AIX and 0415s on Lyme Branch, Eastleigh depot. Three Bridges, T9s, E1s, etc). Western Steam (Dean Goods, a Star, Cambrian workings, etc) and the Mersey Rail 0-6-4T, North London 0-6-0Ts on the Cromford and High Peak, Compound on the Western, Director, etc.
News: GW double headers, Didcot 25, Tysley, 4498, Kolhapur and BR4, Giesl West Country, Coal Tank on KWVR, Royal Opening at Peterborough, Deltic in Scotland, D200 Maud and No.9 on the Highland Main Line, Inverness Open Day, Bo’ness, Bournemouth Belle, New Stations, Evening Star on NYMR, Mallard on the Scarborough Spa Express!
Cover Photo: 4700 passing Southall with the Kensington – Totnes milk empties in June 1959.
Approximately 105 minutes.