Great Western Railway - The Story Of Steam

  |  Buy to Own: 23/05/2005
  |  180 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a legend in its own time. It had a style and elegance all of its own, that few other railway companies could match. Although it is now long gone, its spirit still lives on thanks to the work of volunteers from the Great Western Society - a group that works tirelessly to preserve the legacy of the GWR. This release takes you behind the scenes at the Didicot Railway Centre to meet the volunteers, look at their skilled restoration work on derelict locomotives and rolling stock and to discover how the heritage of the GWR is being painstakingly preserved. There's plenty of steam action too, with locomotives including 5051 Drysllwyn Castle, 6998 Burton Agnes Hall, 7202 and 3822 heavy freights, and tank engine 1466 - plus rare visitors LMS Elizabeth and King George V and archive footage from the glory days of the GWR itself.