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Volume 227

London Midland Steam Miscellany No.7 (82-mins) Price £19.75

**RELEASED mid September 2019**

The seventh volume in our popular “Miscellany” series to cover London Midland steam compiled from mostly unseen footage from a variety of different cameramen and in the order the film runs off the original cine reels. This volume mostly features the North-West of England up to the Scottish border.

Our journey starts in Carlisle with extensive coverage of the area including Kingmoor and Upperby sheds as well as near the long-closed station at Floriston, close to the Scottish border.

Next we travel south on the WCML to Shap Bank for a feast of steam action including scenes at Tebay and Oxenholme. We also cover Carnforth, Skipton, Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster.

Then to the Fylde area, where in addition to a Clan pacific, we see the last working of a Royal Scot in the area, in 1965.

There is plenty of steam action around Preston including the town itself, Farringdon Junction, Leyland and Lostock Hall shed. Further locations also include the stations at Accrington, Wigan, Warrington, Crewe and the sheds at Edge Hill, Speke Junction, Crewe South and Bolton.

The Manchester area is covered next with locations such as Victoria station, Miles Platting Bank, Stockport Edgeley (station and shed), Heaton Mersey shed, New Mills and Chinley.

Finally we travel away from the North-West to the East Midland to visit the impressive station at Nottingham Victoria on the Great Central in 1964 along with East Leake, Mansfield, Penistone and Canklow shed plus a 9F cab ride.

The archive film is entirely in colour and the majority was taken in the last years leading up to the end of steam in 1968. Motive power includes BR standard Britannia and Clan pacifics, Standard Class 5 & 4 4-6-0s, Class 2 2-6-0s, 9F 2-10-0s and Austerity 2-8-0s, ex-LMS Black 5s, 8Fs, 4Fs, 2-6-4Ts, ex-MR dock tanks, Jinties, Class 2 & 4 Ivatts, Duchesses, Jubilees, Royal Scots and Patriots.

An authentic sound track has been added along with an informative commentary to complement this nostalgic look at the last years of London Midland steam.

Keith Pirt/Courtesy of Book Law Publications, Fowler 4F 44580 passing Fladbury, March 1963.

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Volume 115

Steam North of Derby (60-mins) Price £19.75

Derby to Stockport.

Filmed from 1963 to 1968, this video shows steam at its best through the Peak District. Starting at DERBY a northbound journey is taken to STOCKPORT. This includes steam locomotives doing battle with gradients up to the 1000 foot contour in both directions in the Derbyshire hills. The northbound descent to Stockport is through CHAPEL EN LE FRITH, CHINLEY and NEW MILLS. There is also a journey along the Hope Valley to SHEFFIELD.

A detailed look at the Cromford and High Peak route with normal service freight and specials, a brief look at the CRICH Tramway in its earlier days and the fascinating engines at WIRKSWORTH QUARRY are also included.

To reach STOCKPORT there is detailed coverage of the line through ROMILEY and STRINES with a visit to HAYFIELD. In Stockport visit HEATON MERSEY shed.Motive power includes Jubilees, Scots, Black 5’s, 8F’s, 4F’s, WD’s and B1′s. Visiting railtours give further variety.

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Volume 54

Steam through the Peaks (60 mins) Price £19.75

The Midland Railway route from Derby to Manchester traversed the Peak District of limestone hills. It was this limestone which produced much traffic for the railway, the ICI works around Buxton provided steam haulage up to 1968. First there is an introduction to the route using the last steam hauled train over the entire route in 1968. Beginning at Derby we go north to Wirksworth and its quarry. A detailed look at the Cromford and High Peak line with its steep incline at Sheep Pasture, J94’s storming Hopton incline, even a B1 at Parsley Hay.

Steam around Rowsley where the long climb to Peak Forest begins. We follow the route and stop off at Millers Dale for a trip up the Buxton branch with push-pull trains hauled by 2P 0-4-4T tank engines 58083 and 41905. There are 8F’s in the snow at Buxton and Patriot 45522 turns up from Manchester. Chinley with its four track main line down to Gowhole yards. Peak Forest, Dove Holes and Chinley North and South Junctions. Chinley with a Midland Spinner, absolutely unique film from 1980. Buxton and Gowhole yards,New Mills with it’s branch following the original Midland Railway route to Manchester through Birch Vale, Bredbury and Woodley with fine views at Brinnington and then down through Stockport Tiviot Dale, Georges Road to Heaton Mersey. The shed at Heaton Mersey is seen from 1962 to closure in 1968. London expresses pass Cheadle Heath and a commuter service to Manchester Central was still worked by steam in 1965. We see Royal Scots, 4F and 2-6-4 tanks. Finally a journey along the now closed route through Didsbury and Chorlton brings the film to an end at Manchester Central. Once again this video covers an area in great detail and well filmed.

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Volume 10

Dieselelectric Power 2 (60-mins) Price £15

A sequel to Volume 9 which concentrates on the modern image of BR motive power. Most classes active on BR in 1985/6 are featured including a glimpse of the then new class 59 on proving trials piloted by 56047 on the spectacular Foster-Yeoman stone trains. We start with scenes at Wakefield Kirkgate, a mainly freight location at the centre of a number of lines and during weekdays enjoys a wealth of traffic; locos featured include 20s(triple-headed), 25s, 31s, 37s, 47s and 56s. D200 is viewed at a number of locations on special runs including the “Tamar-Tyne Special” and the “Penzance Flyer” in 1985. On the WCML, Acton Bridge (north of Crewe) sees considerable activity on a weekday morning including 27066. Nearer Crewe, we see 97403 (46035) and 97201 (24061) as well as APT, HST, 87, 86, 85, 81, 58 and 47 classes. Our next location is Severn Tunnel Junction with wintry conditions. A 56 waits with oil tanks for a London bound HST as 25259 struggles gamely with a huge freight. 37s include “British Steel Shelton” also DMUs, 45, 47 (47078 “Sir Daniel Gooch” in green), 56, 33, 31 as well as an 08 on the Silcock Express!. At Chinley North Junction, unusual views of 31s and 20s as well as 45s and double-headed 37s as the trains negotiate the crossings on to the triangle or speed through to Manchester. We see a couple more double-headers at Chapel-en-le-Frith before moving to the dilapidated remains of Chinley Station where among others, 40057 powers through. Finally 40009/44 manoeuvring light engine in the yard at Warrington.

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