This video takes the viewer on a tour of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, travelling from Grosmont to Pickering. It combines the stunning scenery of the area with steam hard at work on the line, in a variety of seasons.
Our “Steam Still at Work” series of films features the steam scene after the end of main line steam on British Railways in 1968. In this third part we discover that whilst BR main line steam did indeed finish in August 1968, enthusiasts could still find their cherished ‘Iron Horses’ at work around the country during 1969.
These are BRYNLLIW, GRAIG MERTHYR, MAESTEG, PARK TREORCHY, WERN TAWR and MOUNTAIN ASH. Some steam lived on in the Welsh Valleys at least ten years after its demise on British Railways. The industrial locations ranged from the scenic to typical industrial.
In this volume, we cover the industrial railways in the South East of England including London. At Slough Estates complex, Hudswell Clarke tanks are shunting oil wagons. Mind the cars, there’s just a gap!
Here we follow how a typical enthusiast could find steam again, mainly in Great Britain. It’s 11th August 1968 and we see 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” with that last BR steam hauled train on the Settle & Carlisle, followed by the last leg into Liverpool with 45110.
Some systems were enormous like Ashington, Philadelphia and Corby, often fully signalled as well. There were narrow gauge systems as well at Bowaters, Kettering and in North Wales. Ironstone systems could boast nearly 100 engines.
VHS Video by D.D. Video. Released in 1999. If you love preserved British Steam at its best, then this tape is a must.". British Steam 1999. "The best of the year's British Steam Railway events, galas and anniversaries from around the nation - all on one extra-length tape!