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Scottish Classic Steam Railway Locomotive DVD titles

Researched, written and produced by Colin M. Liddell using unique rare train and railway archive footage these unique railway DVD titles capture some the rail history and nostalgia of British and Scottish railways and British rail steam locomotives during the previous century. Take a nostalgic railroad journey from Glasgow Buchanan Street or Central Stations to Fort William or Glasgow to Oban for example aboard one of the great classic steam train locomotives. Follow the West Highland line with all of the stops along this beautiful scenic route recounting the great British steam trains and 150 years of the history of Scotland's and British steam trains, locomotives and early railway companies. Whether you are a steam railway history enthusiast, a railway modeller or simply want to relive and revisit the golden days of British steam locomotives and railways you will find something here. A great Scottish gift whether for yourself or for a loved one.



DVD Classic Vintage Steam Train Railway Transport History - Memories of Steam on the West Highland Line
A fascinating British steam locomotive railway history DVD. The West Highland Rail Line was opened to the public on the 7th August, 1894 followed by an official ceremony at Fort William on the 11th August 1894. This production uses rare black and white archive railway video footage which was shot in the late 1950's just before the withdrawal of steam trains by British Railways. Running time 18mins
Price: £12.99
DVD Classic Vintage Steam Train Railway History - Memories of Steam in Scotland
A truly fascinating and historic account on DVD of the last days of the magnificent steam trains featuring three famous Glasgow railway stations, Buchanan Street, St.Enoch and Central Station. Additional shots around Central Scotland culminating in a trip by steam from Glasgow to Oban and Mallaig on the West Highland line by two famous locomotives which are now preserved in the Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport. Researched, written and produced by Colin M. Liddell using rare railway archive footage these unique railway DVD titles capture some the rail history and nostalgia of British and Scottish railways and British rail steam locomotives during the previous century. Take a nostalgic railroad journey from Glasgow to Fort William or Glasgow to Oban for example aboard one of the great steam train locomotives follow the West Highland line with all of the stops along this beautiful scenic route recounting the great British steam trains and 150 years of the history of Scotland's and British steam trains, locomotives and early railway companies. Whether you are a steam railway history enthusiast, a railway modeller or simply want to relive and revisit the golden days of British steam locomotives and railways you will find something here. A great Scottish gift whether for yourself or for a loved one. Narrated by Ian Anderson Running time 50mins
Price: £13.99
DVD Great British Trains
The “Coronation Scots” year 1937 In 1937, King George VI was crowned King of Britain and the Commonwealth. This great event is captured here and set the scene for a new design of locomotive the “Coronation Scots” which celebrated the Coronation by proudly demonstrating new records in performance, design and achievement. Produced for the London Midland and Scottish railways the Coronation Scots could travel from London Euston to Glasgow in six and a half hours. This film shares the test run on 29th June 1937 from London Euston to Crewe in a record breaking time of 119 minutes at an average speed of 80mph and is notable for the impressive ariel photography. The “Elizabethan Express” year 1954 The Elizabethan Express covered the 393 miles from London to Edinburgh non-stop at an average speed of over 65mph during the days of steam. The Express was a record holder and this film captures the speed and excitement of one of those runs as we recall all of the glamour and nostalgia of the day as well as the activities of the men who maintained and delivered this service. We follow the Elizabethan Express as she travels north from London passing York, Durham and many other landmarks before arriving on time at Edinburgh Waverley station. The “Inter-City 125” year 1982 Experience a journey from London Kings Cross to Peterborough at well over 125mph on board the Inter-City 125 of B.R. Eastern Region as seen from the driver’s compartment. Another classic example of British railway engineering and achievement in action with beautiful colour scenes of yet another ground breaking example of British railway innovation. Running time 30 mins
Price: £13.99
DVD Classic Vintage Steam Train Railway History - Locomotives of the early Scottish Railways
A fascinating insight and account on DVD of the evolution of steam locomotives, their designers and the early the Scottish railway companies that formed Scotland’s early steam railway transport industry starting from 1870. This DVD provides a unique combination of archive film footage of these great locomotives together with are photographs of these early locomotives and famous Scottish stations including Glasgow Buchanan Street, Glasgow St Enochs Station, Edinburgh Waverley Station, Inverness Station and Aviemore. The North British Railway Company 1844 Examples of some of the Steam Locomotives that are included are a 355 240 designed by S W Johnson and built at Cowlairs in 1865. A 240 designed by Thomas Wheatley, a 440 number 224 Wheatley this was the locomotive involved in the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879, a shot of the 224 recovered from the River Tay and later rebuilt. A 222 of the North British Railways’ first express locomotives 222 no 475 Berwick designed by Dugald Drummond. A 060 No 473 a famous Drumond design built by Neilson & Company Glasgow in 1876. Footage of a Drumond 060 at Balloch Pier Loch Lomond as passengers rush to sail on the P.S. Princess May for a cruise on Loch Lomond The Caledonian Railway Company 1845 A Connor 222 Express with 8 feet driving wheels built 1859, a 240 express locomotive designed by Benjamin Conner 1867 A 440 No 126 Passenger locomotive built at St Rowlocks in 1877. A 44 Express Locomotive designed by George Brittain in 1882. Rare footage of Caledonian Railways Central Station Glasgow and Wemyss Bay Stations. The Glasgow and South Western Railway Company 1850 240 No.104 Express Locomotive James Stirling in 1870. 440 No. 11 express locomotive 1897 built by Dubs and Company Glasgow. Includes some very rare footage showing Glasgow and South Western’s St Enoch’s Station. A 260 No 403, a 460 No 120 Express Locomotive. A 440 No. 359 designed especially for Clyde coastal routes. Glasgow Stranraer Express with a Baltic 464 Superhet Tank No 514. Footage at St Enoch Station Glasgow. A 440 No. 394 Lord Glenarthur. The Great North of Scotland Railway Company 1845 Features many locomotives including a Cowan 440 No.1, 240 No.7 Cowan design, a 440 No. 58. Features the Great North of Scotland workshops at Inverurie opened 1893. A 044 No. 91 Tank Locomotive built 1893 by Neilson and Company Glasgow. A 440 No 110 design by Manson, built by Dubs and Company Glasgow. A Pickersgill 440 one of most popular locomotives of the Great North of Scotland Railway. Find some fabulous rare footage of a “survivor” of the Great North of Scotland Railway. The Highland Railway Company 1865 The Highland Railway Company’s fine Scottish locomotives including a 222 No 32 rebuilt by William Stroudley. A 441 No 31 Auchentyre passenger locomotive, a 240 No. 35 Isla Bank passenger locomotive Allan type built by Sharpe Stewart and Company Glasgow, the Locomotive shed at Aviemore built 1898. A 060 No.57 Stroudley Tank locomotive Lochgorn prototype of the terriers. Elgin Aberdeen express at Aberdeen station. A 460 No.35 Glen Urquhart Caste passing Drumochtar Pass. The 460 famous Jones Goods Locomotive the first 460 to run on a British Railway. Rare footage of a surviving Highland Railway locomotive a Jones Goods Locomotive seen in action before going into preservation in the Glasgow Museum of Transport. Running time: 47mins
Price: £13.99
DVD Glasgow History - Scenes of Old Springburn (Steam Train and Railway Capital of the World)
DVD Glasgow History - Scenes of Old Springburn, Glasgow. At the beginning of the 19th century Springburn was a mere wooded hamlet with a few scattered cottages and the odd mansion house of the rich Glasgow merchants. By the middle of the century this area had become the hub of the Caledonian and North British Railway Companies and the factories of two great private builders of steam locomotives for the railways of the world. Around these workshops had grown up a whole community with every man, woman and child dependent directly or indirectly upon the production of steam locomotives. This DVD provides a fascinating insight into life in Springburn in its industrial heyday. Springburn - Railway Metropolis of the world. Running time 34mins
Price: £13.99
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