A film devoted almost entirely to freight workings in the North East of England as it was in the 1960s. The Q6 and J27 locomotives were the last pre-grouping engines working on BR and are seen really hard at work alongside Class K1 and WD 2-8-0s.
At Lancaster Castle station (WCML) there are many scenes of steam activity and over at Lancaster Green Ayre we also see 3-car EMUs on the ex-MR Heysham line electric services. Overflowing tenders plus a line side fire!
60 minutes. Motive power shows A1, A2, A3 and A4 Pacifics with B1 and V2 classes putting in appearances. SPALDING is seen as a diversion off the East Coast line before the North Eastern Region is reached.
The fourth in our series of films on the East Coast Main Line in the 1960s. We start with the Great Northern section and Kings Cross where there are many scenes of steam traction before it mostly finished south of Peterborough in 1963.