Train Cab Rides

Train Cab Rides

4 Episodes

This series of cab rides covers much of England, Scotland and Wales. From the London King's Cross to York and Edinburgh route to the Paddington to Bristol and Swansea lines, these filmed cab rides are an important historical record of rail routes in Britain.

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Train Cab Rides
  • Train Cab Rides – York to Edinburgh, Part 1

    Episode 1

    This film was recorded on 30th October 1987 on an HST forming the 08:00 “Tallisman” service from King’s Cross to Edinburgh. We join the train at York for the northern part of the run over the East Coast Main Line. Accompanied by Inspector Cedric Lockwood, our drivers were Hugh Noble, Jim Allen, G...

  • Train Cab Rides – York to Edinburgh, Part 2

    Episode 2

    This film was recorded on 30th October 1987 on an HST forming the 08:00 “Tallisman” service from King’s Cross to Edinburgh. We join the train at York for the northern part of the run over the East Coast Main Line. Accompanied by Inspector Cedric Lockwood, our drivers were Hugh Noble, Jim Allen, G...

  • Train Cab Rides – Cardiff to Birmingham

    Episode 3

    This journey has been possible since the beginning of the Winter 1987/88 timetables, as with the introduction of the 23 metre long “Super Sprinters” a new service from Cardiff to Birmingham via Worcester and Kidderminster was introduced. It was recorded on the 13:15 via Kidderminster from the ca...

  • Train Cab Rides – Penrith to Glasgow

    Episode 4

    This film was recorded aboard 86250 on Wednesday 9th November 1988 at the head of the 09:13 train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central. Our crew: Driver Albert Fletcher (Preston) and Traction Inspectors Cyril Rist (Bescot) from Preston to Carlisle and James McClelland (Carlisle) from Car...