A compilation of archive films featuring the activities of the South Eastern and Central Divisions of the SR from the 1930s to the 1960s. Features pre-war scenes of the Folkstone Harbour branch, great steam locomotives such as the Derby Day Pullmans and the Golden Arrow, and footage of the Hawkhurst and Westerham branches and the former Kent and Sussex line.
A film of the forgotten lines in Wales and the Welsh Marches. Using film of the 1950s and 1960s you will be taken on a trip from Kidderminster Junction, up the Severn Valley branch and arrive at Bewdley. From here the journey will go through the countryside of Wales, showing trains on the Crumlin viaduct, the now closed Neath to Brecon and Brecon to Merthyr branches. Also visited are Talylln Junction, Three Cocks Junction and Builth Road.
This volume in the series looking at all areas of British Railways focuses on the world of the narrow gauge railways. The programme begins with a look at the Snowdon Mountain Railway (filmed in 1931 and again in the 1950s), then looks at the remains of the Corris Railway. Other footage is included of the Manx narrow gauge and the Ravenglass and Eskdale lines.
Archive footage chronicles the last decade of steam activity on the Midlands railway, including runs by the LNWR designed G2 class 0-8-0 tender engines, its successors the 8F 2-8-0s and passenger traffic such as the LMS Pacifics.
A day-by-day guide to the building of the Channel Tunnel, concentrating on the construction of the narrow gauge railway network that provides passage for Eurotunnel's 'Le Shuttle' service. Features exclusive footage taken by Eurotunnel's own camera crew.
This programme is dedicated to the English branch lines and secondary routes of the 1950s and '60s. Lines featured include: auto trains on the Gloucester to Chalford; Stamford to Essedine and Seaton; southern branch lines to Lymington, Swanage, Hayling Island and Tunbridge Wells West; and many others.
A look at the Isle of Wight's railway, ranging from 1950 to the present day, glimpsing the steam trains which once ran on the lines that are now closed. Using John Laird's colour films of the 1960s, plus other footage, this records the final years of BR steam operations on the island.