(Standard DVD) British Railways Today: Issue 1
Run-time: 1 hour 44 minutes
This is the first in a new DVD series featuring trains and action from the National Network as well as on the many varied and interesting Heritage Lines in Britain.
We begin in the far South-West as we call at Penzance, Marazion and St.Erth. Our May 2018 visit sees HSTs (pre-Hitachi InterCity Express Train era) working between Long Rock Depot, the station and on towards London. Voyagers, Sprinters and also Class 57s on the sleeper service to and from London also appear. We feature Royal Scot class steam loco no: 46100 and D1015 Western Champion on railtours.
The Severn Valley Railway is visited next on a typical running day in February 2018 as well as at the excellent Spring diesel Gala. Resident steam locos are seen on the running day - numbers 1501, 43106 and 7802 - as well as the pair of class 108 DMUs. The Gala features classes 33, 37, 42, 45, 47, 50, 52, 55, 56, 66, 73 and 88.
Next we look at everyday services through Lancing ion the West Sussex Coastway: class 313 and 377 feature.
Westbury in Wiltshire is the next area to be covered in the programme with, again, HSTs dominating the traction with classes 150, 158, 159, 166 also on passenger. Class 59 and 66 feature on stone train workings, with some panoramic scenes from the nearby hills located on Salisbury Plain.
The Bluebell Railway follows with action from running days and then the visit of three Deltics for the Deltic Preservations Society’s 40th Anniversary event.
Finally we have extended coverage of the ‘40s at 60‘ event held at the East Lancashire Railway in April 2018.