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  • 175 Years of the Great Western

    A celebration of the Great Western Railway with men who actually worked for the GWR from the 1930s through to the 1960s.

  • A Celebration of the Steam Engine

    This film is for all those who love the sight and sound of the steam railway and is a tribute to the dedicated bands of people who ensure that the most living of man’s machines, the steam engine, continues to bring hours of pleasure to hundreds of thousands of people everywhere. No stuffed museum...

  • A Day in the Life of a Bulleid Pacific

    In this programme, we feature heavy metal in action as the unrebuilt Pacific 34567 "Tangmere" heads a heavily-loaded mainline rail tour on the Torbay Express service to Kingswear. Everything is against her; there's rain in the air, she's running late and the engine is not steaming particularly well.

  • A Day In The Life of a Clan Line

    If the is one thing Britain is not short of, it is Bulleids. The story of this engine revolves around a group of people who simply would not let it die. They are the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society.

  • A Day In The Life of a GWR Branch Line

    This wonderful film is a dawn-to-dusk account of one of the most charismatic branch lines in Britain, where every one of the eight engines in steam is pure Great Western. The South Devon Railway is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style. The old Ashburton single-track branch line, which follow...

  • A Day In The Life of a GWR Mogul

    A Day In The Life of a GWR Mogul

  • A Day In The Life of a Terrier

    This documentary follows the love-hate relationship between a footplate crew and their Terrier during a days driver training. The programme features wonderful archive footage from the 50s and 60s and several other members of the class also star in this unique tribute to one of the most adorable y...

  • A Day in the Life of the Flying Scotsman - Part 1

    First part of this dazzling film that chronicles a day in the life of the Flying Scotsman.

  • A Day in the Life of the Flying Scotsman - Part 2

    Second part of this dazzling film that chronicles a day in the life of the Flying Scotsman.

  • A Highland Railway Journey

    An archive film journey along the Highland main line in 1965 from Perth to Inverness, Wick and Thurso, with a trip from Kyle of Lochalsh in an observation car.

  • A Sentimental Journey

    Geoff Silcock’s recordings of memorable railway events from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Recreating a journey through the years of steam, this film features a wide variety of locations and engines.

  • The Barry Scrapyard Story

    The legendary yard of Woodham Bros. at Barry Glamorgan has truly a remarkable story. It started in 1959 with the arrival of locomotives from Swindon Works for breaking up and until 1968, over 300 would assemble from all over Britain. But not all were scrapped - indeed, 213 lingered on and were al...

  • Best of the Class 50s

    Built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in Newton-Le-Willows, Class 50 represents the last mixed traffic diesel type to be built for British Rail and, at the end of its career, it was one of only three classes of diesel capable of 100mph duties. From British Pathé TV's Railway Collection.

  • Black Five - Part 1

    The complete film takes a look at what is widely-considered to be the best mixed-traffic engine in the country, the Black Five model.

  • Black Five - Part 2

    The complete film takes a look at what is widely-considered to be the best mixed-traffic engine in the country, the Black Five model.

  • Blue Peter

    This superb locomotive was saved from scrapping in 1966. After a chequered preservation career, she was restored to main line condition. This programme covers her return – her first runs over the scenic Settle-Carlisle and a foray back on her native metals in Scotland, as well as use on the Great...

  • Britannia & the Duke

    This is a film about two locomotives – the first and last "Pacific" locomotives built for the nationalised British Railways – 70000 Britannia and 71000 Duke of Gloucester.

  • British Rail in 1990

    A reflection on British Rail just 5 years before privatisation. The film examines Network South East two years after its inception; Scotrail with Class 37s and 47s very much in charge; Intercity services; Railfreight and the many loco-hauled services at the time using Class 20s, 31s, 45s, 56s in ...

  • Bulleid Pacifics

    30 Bulleid Pacific locomotives survive today, with 28 of them coming from Dai Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry. This 100-minute programme captures the sights and sounds of these popular locomotives.

  • The Cam Camwell Collection

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    An exciting and nostalgic series of archive 16mm films. All the material in this programme has not previously appeared in a documentary and covers virtually every part of the British Isles, including private railways, in the early 1950s.

  • Canadian Pacific – 35005

    Ever since its main line return in 1998, "Merchant Navy" Pacific No. 35005 Canadian Pacific has caused a mini sensation wherever it has gone. We delve into its preservation days since lying in the scrapyard. From British Pathé TV's Railway Collection.

  • Castle & Manor on the Torbay Express - Part 1

    See how Castle class locomotive 5051 “Earl Bathurst” copes with a 75mph dash to the seaside as she stands in for 7802 “Bradley Manor” on the first of a series of Torbay Express excursions between Bristol and Kingswear.

  • Castle & Manor on the Torbay Express - Part 2

    A ride back in time to experience two of the great GWR designs, the "Castle" and "Manor" 4-6-0 Locomotives that run on the Torbay Express Modern-day Rail Tour. This film shows the hard work performed by the dedicated support crew of the GWR Society and the volunteers from the Railway as they put ...

  • Clan Line

    This film is about one locomotive – 35028 ‘Clan Line’, a member of the Oliver Bulleid’s ‘Merchant Navy’ Class for the Southern Railway. This locomotive is one of the best known on the modern-day steam locomotive scene, having worked since 1974 on most of the British Rail steam main lines.

    The pr...