Opening Sequence: 45596 Bahamas leaves Nottingham in a cloud of smoke.
Midland Counties 150: The celebrations of the 150th year, with the naming of the red 47 at Derby, steam railtours over the S&C with 48151 and from Derby to Nottingham with 80080 and 45596, ending with the show at Nottingham with D9000, D100, etc.
Cab Ride – Crewe to Penrith: The ‘missing piece’ of our WCML coverage, through Warrington, Wigan and Carnforth and up the southern slopes of Shap.
Didcot Doubles: 3440 City of Truro’ returning South at Water Orten and on a railtour at Banbury before visiting Didcot to double head with the other surviving double-framed 4-4-0, the Dukedog.
BR Newslines: ‘Killer 20s’ – The weed-killing train in the South, 20s at Nottingham, Inter-City Diesel Day, naming a 90, Inter-City EMU, red and yellow Tyne and Wear units, NNW, Provincial 47, 50049 returns, Cambridge changes and 60001 emerges.
Beyond the Bridge: An historical record of the transfer of Sprinters by road to the Far North, from Inverness by low-loader, last shunting at Georgemas Junction and green and cream stock to the Kyle.
Spotlight Shrewsbury: A comprehensive examination of the railway at the famous cross-roads on the Welsh Borders, from the station to inside the signal boxes, with 37s, 47s, Sprinters, etc, with the famous Western Semaphores.
Preservation News: Llangollen double-headed Manors and freight Pannier. Pannier and Ivatt at Swanage, Evening Star in Somerset again, 38xx on the Nene Valley, Diesels on the Severn Valley, double-headed Hydraulics in Lancashire, also D2595 and 24081 and the return of the ‘King’, 6024 at Quainton Road.
Archive Film – The 1950s: Never previously issued footage of BR in the 1950s from ‘Cam’ Camwell – this is what it really was like!
Push/Pull Changes: The amazing variety of push/pull workings on the Southern, from 33/1s and 73/1s with three REPs, TCBs, etc, contrast with BR’s new face of push/pull on the ECML and WCML. This feature covers both sides including the first 91 to Bradford, DVTs with 86s and 90s and the Scottish angle with a 47/7!
Preserved Railways – The North Yorkshire Moors (Part Two): ‘Dame Vera Lynn’ and 6619 in glorious Newtondale, the 24 at Newtondale Halt with a freight, 2005 in the woods, 44767 at Lewisham, a Deltic and 69023 on a goods train at Pickering.
Main Line Steam: The final ‘news’ section, with 4498 at Marylebone, 34027 and 45596 on test and on first railtours. 44932 and 80080 to Lincoln, 48151 at Blackburn, 4771 in full flight on the S&C, 35028 coming South, 5407 to Crewe, 5080 at Hereford (failed!), 6201 at Hereford (working!), 6998 at Llanvihangel, 34027 at Wooferton, then going to North Wales, two Bulleids at Llandudno Junction! and 35028 passing Conway Castle. Finally, the K4 on test on the main line.
Cover Photo: 73132 and 73111 head TCs 8019 and 8007 through the New Forest near Woodfidley on 14 June 1988. See our feature on push/pull changes.