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2022 March New Releases

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The Settle & Carlisle Railway - The 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s

The Settle & Carlisle Railway - The 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s


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This 73 mile railway across the roof of England contains a remarkable mix of viaducts, tunnels, steep gradients and fine scenery. It has long provided a backdrop to a fine varied collection of motive power. In Volume One we look at the railway in the 1960s with steam & diesel traction and explore the changes that took place right through to the 1980s.


The Railway Explored. The history of the railway and an overview of the line and its gradients and engineering features.


The Age of Steam. A journey along the line in the 1960s looking at freight and passenger traffic at a number of vantage points including Ribblehead Viaduct, Blea Moor, Dentdale and Ais Gill. Britannias, Jubilees, Black 5s and Stanier 8Fs all feature. Also includes the ‘Last Steam Train’ of August 1968.


The Preservation Era. The return of steam over the railway in 1978 and into the 1980s featuring a range of power including A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’, 46229 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’, Black 5 4507, 777 ‘Sir Lamiel’ and 850 ‘Lord Nelson.


Diesel Traction in the 1960s with ‘Peaks’, Brush Type 2s and English Electric Type 4s.


The 1970s. The motive power scene with Class 40s, 47s, 25s, 45s and 31s on freight and passenger traffic.


The Threat of Closure. The run down of the railway and the announced closure and decline of traffic with the last freights and declining passenger service.


Over the Fells in Winter. Views from the 1970s and 1980s in deep snow.



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First published on DVD: 9th.April 2022
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 & 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 85-mins (1hr 25min) , Colour
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Vol.240: Steam Still at Work after August 1968 Part 6 - 1970-1971

Vol.240: Steam Still at Work after August 1968 Part 6 - 1970-1971


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The sixth and final part in our “Steam Still at Work” series of films mostly featuring the steam scene, both at home and overseas, after the end of main line steam on British Railways in 1968. In this volume we also include a few historical sequences from earlier years.


The Severn Valley Railway was a favourite location for enthusiasts and is visited a number of times. Trips are also made-to other early preserved lines such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Ex-GWR King class 4-6-0 No.6000 “King George V” is seen with the famous 'Return to Steam' special in 1971.


The last main line steam locomotives working anywhere in the British Isles were in Northern Ireland. Here we spend time in 1970 watching the ex-NCC class 'WT' 2-6-4Ts top and tailing quarry spoil trains running alongside Belfast Lough. The wagons were specially built by Cravens of Sheffield and made up into three trains of twenty hoppers each with a “WT” engine at each end. They were used to transport fill for motorway construction. Also in Ireland the RPSI 1971 tour is seen behind Class J15 0-6-0 No.186, the most numerous class of locomotive to ever run in the Emerald Isle.


Other heritage locations seen include the Dart Valley Railway, Quainton Road, Bluebell Railway, Whipsnade and Umfolozi Railway, Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, Tyseley, Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, Didcot, Dinting, Longmoor Military Railway, and the Llanberis Lake Railway.


The industrial steam scene is also well covered with crane tanks at Doxford's Shipyard Sunderland, the last exclusively steam-worked ironstone line at Nassington, Northamptonshire, at London Transport with ex-GWR Pannier power, and the oldest steam locomotive working commercially anywhere in the country at Wirksworth Quarries, Derbyshire.


We then travel across to mainland Europe where steam was considerably still in daily use. Here, amongst others, we feature 141Rs at Boulogne, push-pull 141TCs at Paris, the LCGB tour of West Germany in May 1971 (including 012 4-6-2, Prussian G8.1 0-8-0, and Class 50 2-10-0), the Rio Tinto Railway in Southern Spain, Northern Portugal (Iberian gauge plus narrow gauge) and the Erzberg iron ore rack railway in ice and snow.


Filmed entirely in colour, mainly between 1970 and 1971, a commentary plus sound track complement this nostalgic look at the steam scene largely after August 1968. Although this is the concluding volume of this series we will still be creating many more volumes covering other topics from the days of steam.



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Cover photo: Keith Pirt/Courtesy of Book Law Publications, Class WT 2-6-4T passing Adelaide in the suburbs of Belfast.
Written by: Ray Jones
First published on DVD: 21st. March 2022
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: 8mm cine-film

Running Time: 80-mins (1hr 20min) , Colour
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Cab Ride GRA23: Bishops Stortford to Orient Way Carriage Sidings and Stratford returning to Seven Sisters

Cab Ride GRA23: Bishops Stortford to Orient Way Carriage Sidings and Stratford returning to Seven Sisters


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A cab-ride journey from Bishops Stortford to Orient Way Carriage Sidings & Stratford before returning to Seven Sisters aboard a Class 317 (4 car unit) of Greater Anglia.


In this cab ride we pass through Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town,Roydon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Theobalds Grove, Turkey Street, Southbury, Edmonton Green, Silver Street, White Hart Lane, Bruce Grove, Seven Sisters, Seven Sisters Jct., South Tottenham, Tottenham South Jct., Coppermill Jct., Lea Bridge, Ruckholt Road Jct, Temple Mills East Jct, Stratford, Stratford Central Junctions, Channelsea Junctions, High Meads Jct, Temple Mills East Jct, Ruckholt Road Jct and into Orient Way Carriage Sidings.


We then return around the High Meads and Channelsea Junctions via Stratford back to Orient Way Carraige Sidings then through to Carpenters Road Junctions. Here we reverse back through Lea Bridge & South Tottenham before terminating at Seven Sisters.



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Cover photo: Paul Diggens
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: March 2022
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 110-mins (1hr 50mins) , Colour
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Cab Ride GBRF152: Clitheroe to Avonmouth Docks Part 3 - Worcester Parkway to Avonmouth Docks

Cab Ride GBRF152: Clitheroe to Avonmouth Docks Part 3 - Worcester Parkway to Avonmouth Docks


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The thiird and final part of our marathon return cab-ride journey from Clitheroe to Avonmouth Docks aboard Class 66 locos of GBRf.


Leaving Worcester Parkway, we travel down the ex-Midland main line through Abbotswood Jct, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester Barnwood Jct, Gloucester Yard Jct, Standish Jct, Berkley Road Jct, Wickwar Tunnel, Yate Middle Jn, Yate to Westerleigh Jct where we join the ex-GWR South Wales main line.


Onwards through Bristol Parkway we leave the South Wales Main Line at Stoke Gifford Jct No 1 passing through Stoke Gifford Jct No 2, Filton West Jn No 1, and Filton West Jn No 2 and onto the Avonmouth line. After passing through Charlton Tunnel, Hallen Marsh Jct & Holesmouth Jct our marathon journey ends at Avonmouth Docks.


(Minimal picture vibration during acceleration)

(We arrive at Avonmouth Docks after dark)



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Cover photo: GBRF's Class 66 No.66776
Filmed by/when: Paul Diggens
First published on DVD: March 2022
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 wide screen, standard definition.
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: DV HD

Running Time: 93 mins (1hr 33min) , Colour
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TGV Tracks

TGV Tracks


Ref: VI333D


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Once again we've raided our extensive archives to feature the sounds and sights of the TGV Train à Grande Vitesse or high speed train. As with any filming, cameras rolled many more times and for much longer than were used in the finished productions. Here is a fascinating variety of shots captured of the iconic trains running in France, Belgium and Italy for our various European productions.


TRACKS is a play on words. It's as much about the soundTRACKS as the railway TRACKS. All sequences feature digital stereo sound. Many of the shots last longer than normal to create the feeling!


There are over 100 shots and sequences of the different types of TGV from single to double deck, TGV Sud-Est (since withdrawn from service) TGV Atlantique, TGV Réseau, TGV Duplex and TGV POS.


As well as SNCF there are also Eurostar class 373 (original units) plus maroon Thalys and even a couple of DB ICEs.


There is no commentary, just location names.



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Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton
Narrated by: No narration
First published on DVD: 2022
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 65-mins (1hr 5min) , Colour
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