This video covers the early part of the 1986 Summer and lasts for over one and three-quarterhours. Archive film is featured both in the Isle of Wight section and the Archive Section, and the News Section alone lasts for more than three-quarters of an hour. All original material is recorded on High Band U-matic and edited to 1".
NEWSLINES - Network South East. On June the 10th 1986 Chris Green announced the most thorough overhaul of the much maligned commuter and South of England lines - we examine the first results.
CAB RIDE - St. Pancras to Sheffield. Filmed from the cab of an H.S.T., this shows a main line in transition. The famous 'Leicester Gap' was being reduced when we travelled the route on the 25th of May 1986, and the 'old railway' is seen clearly.
RYDERRAIL and the ISLE OF WIGHT - On the 21st of June 1986 BR held an Open Day on the Isle of Wight. We feature events of the day at Ryde, Sandown and Haven Street and take a nostalgic look back at the Island Railways in 1953 and 1963 with fabulous archive footage from 'Cam' Camwell and Edward Trotman.
PRESERVATION - The Festiniog Railway. Not really preservation, as the Festiniog celebrates 150 years of continuos operation during 1986. We cover the line from Porthmadog to Blaenau Festiniog and look in at Boston Lodge on the way up.
ARCHIVE FILM - 'Cam' Camwell's record of BR in the 1950's continues with 1953 to 1955, covering Southern Steam (AIX and 0415's on Lyme Branch, Eastleigh depot, Three Bridges, T9's, E1's and so on). Western Steam (Dean Goods, a Star, Cambrian workings etc), Mersey Railway 0-6-4T, North London 0-6-0T's on the Cromford and High Peak, Compound on the Western, Director and so on.
NEWS - Three-quarters of an hour ! - GW double headers, Didcot 25, Tysley, 4498, Kolhapur and BR4, Giesl West Country, Coal Tank on KWVR, Royal Opening at Peterborough, Deltic in Scotland, D200, Maud and No. 9 on the Highland Main Line, Inverness Open Day, Bo'ness, Bournemouth Belle, New Stations, Evening Star on NYMR, Mallard on the Scarborough Spa Express !
Railways, Trains | RAILSCENE Video Magazine, Vol-8