Opening Scene: 71000 Duke of Gloucester storms Woodhouse bank on her test run.
Freight in the Welsh Valleys – Part 2: Park Junction signal box, 47016 light engine, 37698 on a freight, Lime Kilm sidings in 1990 and 1987, Oakdale colliery before closure, 56120, Abercarn, Aberbeeg, Ebbw Vale, marine colliery, Waunllwyd sidings and a Sentinel at Machen – a portrait of a rapidly-reduced coal network in Wales.
The End of the Line: Holborn viaduct closed on 26 January 1990, we visited it on its last day, to see service trains and rebuilding in progress.
Cab Ride – Brighton to Victoria: The opposite way to the famous five minute run! Not at very high speed, our usual ‘highlights’.
BR Newslines: Packed full! Changes in South Yorkshire – Kirton Lindsay, Worksop, Bradford, Outwood – New HST livery, Pacers at Altofts and Castleford, changes at Normanton and Goose Hill (with 45007 in 1987) 56s at Crofton, Salisbury (on a passenger train) and Cottam, S&C ‘special weekends’, with 58, 20s, 37, 26 and 25 Tamworth Castle, including her test runs, 26s on the Waroop line, traintours stock, 31s on passenger trains, 158 on test in Scotland, 60 in the south, Isle of Wight 483s at Fleet, Windsor celebrations.
Vintage Sunday: A special ‘filming day’ was prepared for us by the KESR, featuring matched vintage trains – the AIX with Maunsell green coaches and the ‘P’ with a mixed freight.
Testing 1,2,3,4!: Four steamers were put under the spotlight by Colin Wood and Company. 777 is seen at Derby, Clay Cross, Sheffield and Belper, 6024 at Litchurch Lane, Lapworth and Banbury, 60009 (+60009!) at Derby, Beighton and Dore, 71000 at Spondon, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Dorridge and Banbury.
Preservation News: D306 leaves the GCR, 40s at Bury, Hymek at Bury, Austerities at Bury, Swanage and Rolvenden, 1618 Mogul at Horsted Keynes, 76017 at Ropley, Jinty at Hammersmith, Diesels at Embsay and Ingrow and USA at Haworth.
No.9 and the Forth Bridge: 60009 at Bridgnorth and on test on the SVR, the Forth Bridge on its Centenary 60009 Osprey at Waverley, on the Bridge, at Haymarket and driver training at Burntisland.
Steamscene Archive: A4s in Scotland, from Eddie Stanbridge, including 60007 on the Forth Bridge, 60031 at Waverley, 60019 & 60016 at Gleneagles, 60006 & 60026 at Dunblane, 60009 at Perth, 60023 on a freight, also 60052 (A3), 60528 (A2), V2s, B1s, etc. Also ‘Southern Specials’ from Geoff Holyoake, with a Q1, 33006, U Mogul 31639 and Standard 77014 on the Southern in the 60s.
Main Line Steam News: 5305 at Fort William, alongside Loch Trieg, at Crianlarich in the dark, in Edinburgh on the ‘Sub’, 5407 at Blackburn, Stainforth and Carlisle, 60009 at Langwathby, 3442 at Gerrards Cross, West Wycombe and Belper Kirkstall Junction and Settle Junction 34027 at High Wycombe, Saunderton and Stratford, 777 at Knappa and Sherriff’s Brow.
Cover Photo: 60009 at Derby on her test run, featured in this issue.
Approximately 120 minutes.