British Steam 5 DVD Box Set
This fantastic collection combines many of the finest images of the 'Iron Horse' that have been saved for posterity. Filmed in the 1950s and 1960s, all the footage is original archive material, in full colour and with soundtrack and commentary.
British Steam travels through London, the Midlands, the North, the South West, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Wight. The films take you on a journey to yesteryear, travelling some of the best-known and best-loved lines on famous locomotives, with all the wonderful sights and sounds of the golden era of steam and magnificent diversity of Britain’s spectacular scenery.Learn More
The second volume explores the old branch lines of North & West Devon, including an evocative visit to Dartmoor and a special feature on the Plymouth area.
The story is enhanced by stunning modern film as well as rare archive photographs and footage. It also includes interviews with people who have created successful heritage lines from what was left of the old system, with visits to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, the Plym Valley Railway and the Dartmoor Railway.Learn More
The first volume on Devon explores what remains of the stations and infrastructure of the branch lines in the Exeter area, and the central, eastern and southern parts of the county.
Illustrated by superb modern film, explanatory maps and rare archive photographs and footage, we tell the story of railways which once provided a valuable service in carrying passengers and freight around Devon, as well as taking holidaymakers to the seaside.
Available in 2 DVD formats: Region 1 (NTSC for USA and Canada) and Region 2 (PAL for UK/Europe/Australia/New Zealand)Learn More
Most of Somerset’s branch lines were closed during or before the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, and these are examined in depth on our journey, from the 792-yard branch at Dunball Wharf near Bridgwater to the industrial railways of North Somerset.
Happily, the county is well blessed with some fine preserved lines: the beautiful East Somerset Railway at Cranmore, the West Somerset Railway, England’s longest standard-gauge heritage railway and many more.
Packed with wonderful images, stunning modern film, archive footage excerpts and fascinating interviews, this DVD is essential viewing for railway enthusiasts.Learn More
The film shows a wide range of routes, from those initially worked by horses to one which boasted the longest railway bridge in England.
These lines provided vital services for the industrial heartland of Bristol, and key places such as Gloucester Docks and Lydney harbour.
They also reached out to towns and villages in the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and many other parts of the county. Numerous locations are visited, including Avonside Wharf, Severn Beach, Mangotsfield, Westerleigh, Yate, Thornbury, Berkeley Road, Coaley, Dursley, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Kemble, Tetbury, Lydney, Cinderford, Chepstow and the GWR Museum at Coleford.Learn More
To travel on the Noth Yorkshire Moors Railway, through the very heart of the National Park, is one of Britians finest Railway experiences, along a line which for more than 150 years has stood tribute to the engineering skills of George Stephenson. War department tender locomotive `Dame Vera Lynn` and No. 80135 are captured in action before joining the Lamborn Tank No. 5 as she travels the steep climb to Goathland. Historic trains, delightful villages and stations, and stunning scenery all combine to make the North Yorkshire Moors Railway an unforgettable experience.
Region code 0, all regions.Learn More
From £24.95This handsome five-disc collection is a sumptuous journey through the last decades of the steam age. From the end of the First World War and the dawn of the 'Big Four,' to the last steam workings on British metals in the late Sixties this splendid five-hour trip uses only original archive footage. From the glory days of the highly-polished GWR, LNER, LMS and Southern to the dusty, rusty evening star of British Railways, take a nostalgic trip back in time. All-in-all there is something here for every steam fan and it is also a treasure trove of information for modellers in all scales, showing just what Britain's railways looked like over fifty years. Learn More
Take a nostalgic trip back to the era that changed and defined modern British motorsport — the 1950s. Featuring race action and behind-the-scenes footage as captured by the man at its heart, John Tate. John Tate made this remarkable archive on 8mm and 16mm film. It provides an extraordinary record of the biggest period of change ever to take place in British motorsport, from the reign of gentlemen amateurs to the development of a hi-tech industry and the emergence of the UK's first factory teams such as Jaguar and Aston Martin.Learn More
With its eight wing-mounted Colt-Brownings spitting flame, the Hawker Hurricane swooped to dispatch over two-thirds of all enemy aircraft destroyed in the Battle of Britain.
Courageous squadron commander Douglas Bader, 14-kill hero ‘Cobber Kain', Ginger Lacy - the top Battle of Britain ace with 18 victims - and many other RAF pilots owed their reputations and their lives to this toughest fighter of all.
Featuring colour footage of the last surviving aircraft, alongside original combat film, this is the definitive documentary of a fighter plane that truly changed the course of historyLearn More
As RAF Bomber Command took the war to the enemy under Air Chief Marshal Arthur Harris, the four-engined Avro Lancaster reigned supreme, replacing the rugged, reliable Wellington in laying waste to German cities by night.
This most successful of all World War II ‘heavies' could carry more than its own weight in bomb load, including the 22,000 lb Grand Slam Earthquake bomb - the biggest conventional weapon ever made.
And when fearless Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron to fame on the low-level Dambuster raid - one of the war's most daring operations - the Lancaster was confirmed as an aviation legend.Learn More
Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic.
This DVD is a film record of Shackleton's heroic but ill-fated attempt to cross the Antarctic in 1914-16.
A tribute to the courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.Learn More
Take a journey through the five ages of steam trains in Britain!
THE GOLDEN AGE — from the early works of the Victorian engineers to the first decade of the 20th century, when locomotive size would double and the railways would reach their zenith. THE JAZZ AGE — covers the locomotives of the 1920s, when the railways of Britain formed four large companies — the “Big 4”. THE STREAMLINE AGE — examines the impact of the financial crisis of the 1930s on Britain’s railways and the urgent need for fleet renewal. THE AUSTERITY AGE — we look at the companies which chased simpler and cheaper designs, as well as the most complicated and expensive steam locomotives produced by Oliver Bulleid. THE STANDARD AGE — lack of investment in electric or diesel technology in the nationalised railway system meant steam continued with the Standard locomotives that soon were worn out and run down.
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Take a journey through the five ages of steam trains in Britain!
THE STANDARD AGE — lack of investment in electric or diesel technology in the nationalised railway system meant steam continued with the Standard locomotives that soon were worn out and run down.Learn More
This film explores the old routes of the Great Western Railway and London and South Western Railway, beginning at Gunnislake in the Tamar Valley, and then travelling around the entire county.
We visit the striking landscape in the area of Minions, where the Liskeard & Caradon Railway once ran, and see other long closed lines, such as the North Cornwall Railway. Happily, some of the old branch lines are still in service today such as the attractive Tamar Valley Line, the Atlantic Coast Line from Par to Newquay, the enchanting Looe Valley Line, the Maritime Line from Truro to Falmouth and the St. Ives Bay Line, which is among the most scenic in Britain.
All of these are featured with superb modern film, comparisons with historic photographs and informed commentary.Learn More
Using real vintage aircraft, the series films the impossible by re-creating mid-air combat sequences. Featuring Spitfires, Lancaster bombers and Phantom fighters, as well as aerial stunt teams and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series dramatises the exploits of the world’s greatest Air Aces. The series also features revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans and military historians, rare archival footage and cutting edge CGI.Learn More
Relive the incredible sights and sounds of pure steam across England, Scotland and Wales in this superb 10-disc collection.
The extraordinary footage celebrates the famous lines, the great locomotives and the rich heritage of several regions of Great Britain.
Preserved locomotives recreate the glory days, recalling the diversity of stock, might and majesty of steam and vital role the railways played in the story Britain.
The collection includes:
•EAST ANGLIA LINES
• THE NORTH & EAST MIDLANDS LINES
•THE SETTLE & CARLISLE LINE
• THE SOUTH & WEST MIDLANDS LINES
•THE SOUTH EAST
•THE SOUTHERN LINES
•WEST COUNTRY LINE
Special offer: FREE 'The Old Lady Drives to Dolgoch' CD
Listen to the incredible story of the Talyllyn Railway, rescued from near extinction to become the oldest surviving operation of its type in the world. You will hear from volunteers and staff of the Talyllyn Railway Company but it is the wonderful sounds of the locomotives in steam which makes these recordings so important. Close your eyes and be transported back to the age of steam!Learn More
Dorset’s lines were shared almost equally between the Great Western Railway and the London and South Western, and every one is explored on this film.
From the serendipity of stumbling on the owners of Powerstock Station House to tracing the Weymouth and Portland Railway on the Rodwell Trail, this film is packed with highlights, which also include an interview with former fireman Derek Phillips, a tour of Poole’s old branch lines with local historian Colin Stone and an extensive feature on the hugely popular Swanage Railway.
Numerous other locations are featured, including Yeovil, Dorchester, Maiden Newton, Bridport, West Bay, Upwey, Abbotsbury, the Weymouth Quay Tramway and Verwood.Learn More
Some of Hampshire’s once-numerous branch lines were closed even before the Second World War.
Many more lines have been lifted since then, but every branch can now be revisited in this special historical journey, which explores every corner of the county.
Some former railway stations have been painstakingly renovated or maintained, and put to alternative use, such as at Horsebridge, Droxford, Holmsley and Lee-on-Solent.
Happily a few branches remain active today: the electrified Eastleigh to Fareham line, the Alton and Lymington branches, the preserved Mid-Hants Railway from Alton to Alresford and a section of the Totton to Fawley branch.
We also visit the evocative Hayling Seaside Railway, and although technically just across the Dorset border, another narrow gauge line, the Moors Valley Railway near Ringwood.Learn More
Ever wanted to know more about the feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II? This DVD looks at the famous plane made famous by the magnificent performance during the war - that veterans say it was a pleasure to fly.Learn More
This superb set looks at the history of the GWR - as it was in the 1950's and more recently.
We see engines that have been used on these lines including the Eurostar, Intercity 125s, the high speed trains on the Heathrow Express Service, ARC stone trains as well as singe, two and three- car units and of course the Taff Valley Railway and Cholsey & Wallingford Railway.Learn More
This five DVD set take a nostalgic look at Southern Railway, GWR, LMS, LNER & British Railways.
See footage from some of the most important places on the system and rarely seen glimpses into the world of British Railways from the 1950's glory days of steam right up to recent times.Learn More