Unseen Steam -1967 The last full year of steam
I have recently watched a few steam DVD’s including Unseen Steam -1967 The last full year of steam. This features rare archive footage from the online transport archive Taken during 1967. This was the last full year of Steam Workings on British Railways before being banned. This DVD Features many steam locomotives including Stanier 8f 48697 on the RCTS Wrexham Mold and Connah Quay Railway railtour.
Other steam locomotives featured include BR Standard Pacific no. 70013 Oliver Cromwell, BR Britannia Class 70000 “Britannia”, Jubilee Class Locomotive “Kolhapur”, Rebuilt SR Pacific locomotives, LNER Greseley k4 no. 61994 “The “Great Marquess”. Unrebuilt SR Pacific locomotives 21C123 “Blackmore Vale”, unrebuilt SR West Country class Pacific locomotive 34019 “Bideford”. Standard class 4, SR Merchant Navy class Pacific Locomotive, BR Standard Class 9 locomotive 92003 “Black Prince”, Stanier Black 5 45xxx, an LNER A4 Pacific on Greyrigg Bank and GWR 4-6-0 4079 “Pendennis castle” on the Birkenhead flyer plus many more.
Pacifics in Preservation
I have also watched Pacifics in Preservation which features Pacific Locomotives (4-6-2 wheel arrangement) which were seen as the most glamourous steam engines and were often found heading the most prestigious of express passenger trains of their day.
Several surviving examples of pacific design are seen in action in this programme including a Princess Coronation class no. 6201 Princess Elizabeth, 6233 Princess Margaret Rose, A4 class 60009 Bittern, 60019 Union of South Africa, 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, Sandard class 7 70013 Oliver Cromwell. Southern Region Merchant Navy class “Clan Line”, west country class “Eddystone, 34082 and Battle of Britain class “92 Squadron” which was recently at the Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Steam Gala.
Unseen steam-The Glorious Years
This Heritage DVD features archive footage of steam engines during the 1950’s and 1960’s. including Steam Engines working on the sea front at Dawlish Warren, The Brunel Centenary, which took place in 1959 to commemorate the Royal Albert Bridge in Plymouth, the isle of Wight , Raynes Park Station and elsewhere. It Features appearances by standard class 5 locomotive No. 76012, A1 class no.60037, Jubilee Class locomotives, GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank engines, SR West Country class Pacifics, and A4 2-6-4 Pacifics, the Highland Railway 103 Jones Goods locomotive at Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands and SR West Country class Pacific no.34052 Lord Dowding among many others.