Story of the Standard, Southern and Western Engines - three-DVDs
A stunning collection of films detailing the everyday workings of very different steam locomotives.
The Standard Engines
This film looks at the many surviving types of Standard engines in Britain. Among them is the unique `Duke of Gloucester` the last express passenger engine ever built by British Railways. Also featured are the more successful 9F freight engines and the Class 4 tank engines described as perfection on wheels.
Includes: 41312 / 45407 / 80104 / 71000 Duke of Gloucester / 45231 / 73082 / 73096 / 73096 / 73129 / 41312 / 78019
The Southern Engines
From the diminutive tank engines to Bulleid`s express machines, this programme is a detailed examination of the Southern locomotives demonstrated by the enginemen who worked them. The result is a wonderfully colourful and comprehensive account of one of Britain`s most interesting fleets of steam trains.
Includes: Bulleid Pacifics, Battle of Britain & West Country class, U class, Terrier Tank engines, Q1`s
The Western Engines
Join the drivers and firemen aboard the Great Western engines for live footplate action sequences as you`ve never seen before. With more than a dozen GWR types profiled and filmed over the course of five years, this programme is believed to be the most comprehensive survey of steam ever attempted.
Includes: Panniers, Dukedogs, Churchward designs, Halls, Manors, Castles and, of course, Kings.