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Blog.....ATW28 is our feature release this month as a special autumn viewing
route - Heart of Wales Line from Shrewsbury to Llanelli -
yes we board the 05+56 at Shrewsbury on a great sunny summers morning 
and travel to Craven Arms then the line turns right for Broome & Knucklas 
through to Llanwrtyd Wells for a crew change and onwards to Sugar Loaf -
a single car platform - Llandovery, Ammanford etc, terminatingat Llanelli.
This service does continue to Swansea - 184 minutes of pure delight of
the Welsh countryside & mountains !!


GBRf102 - Wellingborough to Hendon then around London to
Angerstein Wharf - a journey of 227 minutes !! Travelling along the
Midland routes to Bedford, Luton etc at Hendon we turn to Neasden and
Acton Canal Wharf passing over Great Western Lines as we progress to Kew 
& Chiswick before Clapham Junction then the Southeastern Lines to
Denmark Hill, Lewisham Sidcup & Plumstead etc,


LM02 is the return of LM01 - Liverpool Lime Street to
Birmingham New Street aboard a Class 350 unit - very fast accelereation !!


NR82 is a Class 142 and Class 150 cab-ride journey from Wakefield Westgate to Wakefield Kirkgate then changing end for our journey to Manchester Victoria.At Huddersfield we change unit for the continuing journey via Stalybridge. Our still shows the Class 150 unit waiting at Huddersfield.


GBRf114 - Westbury 'Up' Sidings to Banbury and we travel via Trowbridge, Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot West Jn, Oxford, Heyford & Kings Sutton. Our still is before departure at Westbury 'Up' Sidings !

LM10 - The Chase Line - very sought after cab-ride aboard a Class 170 unit from Birmingham New Street via Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Bloxwich etc with a return journey too !! Interesting beyond Hednesford the Rugeley B Power Station Junction remains even though the power station has closed.

GBRf103 is a must for cab-riders who enjoy journeys on freight only lines as we begin at Neasden Charrington Sidings and travel up the incline from the Chiltern Rail lines to Neasden Jn then begin our full journey to Hendon, the London Midland lines to Wellingborough, Market Harborough and to Knighton Jn where we join the Up & Down Burton Line via Bagworth Jn to Bardon Hill.

GBRf90 is a cab-ride journey from Tinsley Yard near Rotherham to Bardon Hill Quarry via Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby & Burton-on-Trent where we turn at Leicester Jn towards the former station of Coalville Town before arriving at Bardon Hill Jn.

and NR80 is our return journey from Manchester Victoria to Blackburn via Todmorden and the recently opened link towards Burnley Manchester Road.

Wow it seems an age since we filmed with Silverlink Trains the
St Albans Abbey Branch and from Bletchley to Bedford & return
but now with Londonmidland Trains see the changes - especially the
electric overheads and new Gt Northern Trains at Bedford !!
Filmed as we now do in wide-screen this recent footage is aboard
Class 319 unit on the St Albans Abbey Branch & Class 150 unit from
Bletchley. Our previous footage is SVK01


GBRf113 is aboard a Class 66 loco (light engine) as we travel on the electric
3rd rail lines at Eastleigh before turning on the Down Salisbury across to Romsey
Dean, Salisbury, Warminster and Dilton Marsh etc - reversing into Westbury
'Up' Sidings.


GBRf99 is the journey from West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydyard
to Taunton, Bristol Temple Mead then through Severn Tunnel to Newport
in Gwent.This is aboard a Class 66 light engine following its naming ceremony
at West Somerset Railway.


NR75 is our journey from Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Lime Street via Helsby 
& Warrington Bank Quay aboard a Class 156 unit of Northern Rail.


LM14 is our londonmidland journey from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Worcester
Shrub Hill aboard a Class 172 unit. Experience the recently opened
Stratford-Upon-Avon Parkway station then travel via all the smaller villages
and settlements like Danzey, Wood End, The Lakes, Shirley etc until we join
up with the Marylebone Line before Birmingham Moor Street at Tyseley. Our
journey continues through the Jewellery Quarter across to Stourbridge Junction
& Kidderminster and Droitwich Spa, terminating at Platform 2b at Worcester
Shrub Hill. Then we have a Bonus Feature travelling both ways from and to
Stourbridge Town -

CHN14 is released with new and latest footage from London(Marylebone) to
Oxford with stops at High Wycombe, Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway
before terminating at Oxford. On the return journey we additionally
call at Haddenham & Thames Parkway. Filmed aboard a Class 168 Chiltern
Railways (4 car unit) on a beautiful spring day !


The return of the Biomass service - Drax Power Station to Liverpool Bulk
Terminal -
GBRf 110 is from Drax to Healey Mills Loop after Wakefield Kirkgate. - £21.99
GBRf111 Healey Mills Loop to Hebden Bridge and Stockport, travelling all
around Manchester through the stations of Mills Hill, Moston, Denton &
Reddish South before arriving at Stockport. £21.99
GBRf112 Stockport, Northwich, Huyton and through to Liverpool Bulk 
Terminal - £25.99


GBRf89 is a journey from Derby to Shrewsbury via Water Orton, Walsall and Wolverhampton. After Watyer Orton we turn at Water Orton West Jn and
travel via Park Lane Jn, Ryecroft Jn to Walsall North Jn (a freight only line).


GBRf85 Monk Bretton to Doncaster - this journey begins on a freight only
line which was a Midland Route - we join the main line at
Crofton East Jn just before Streethouse Railway Station.


GBRf123 is our journey from Whatley Quarry to Somnerset to Hanwell Loop
in West London - recorded a few months back enjoy all the work around
Reading -a complete new look to the station.


LM03 is London (Euston) to Crewe via Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent
across the new line north of Stafford. North of Stafford we turn at
Stafford North/Doxey Jn, then on the new line turn at Searchlight Lane Jn
across the west coast main line to Stone.
 

LM07 from Lichfield Trent Valley via Birmingham New Street to Redditch
(suburban running via Bourneville & Longbridge etc)


GBRf88 is Tyseley to Mountsorrel in Leicestershire travelling via Water Orton,
across to Nuneaton then Hinckley and Leicester etc.


GBRf97 - will passenger services open in 2020 to Portishead - on our
footage fromBristol Parkway you can see the junction still in place as we
approach Portbury Dock !


Rylstone Quarry to Skipton, Leeds
and Hull Dairycoates route, the reverse of our GBRf106 filmed
duringthe summer. The filming is down in two halves - early evening
departure from Rylstone Quarry to Skipton then a very early
departureto Hull Dairycoates the next day.


Tweaking the VT Library - by demand the return of GBRf78 -
GBRf79 is Hunterston/Barassie/Kilmarnock/Carlisle -
the coal train for Drax Power Station.


Leaf-fall, poor weather, slippery rails -the Sandite Trains are out and
about helping to keep the railways running - join with us aboard
the Sandite Trains - GBRf 70 - GBRf75 as we travel in
East Anglia and around London - see our special Sandite Category !!


What a journey - Westbury - Bristol Parkway -
Cheltenham Spa to Colehill Parkway. This journey is from Westbury 'Up'
Sidings and we depart at lunch-time for Trowbridge, Bradford-Upon-Avon
& Bath Spa, then continue to North Somerset Jn where we turn to
 Lawrence Hill & Bristol Parkway. After a short break in the goods loop
we continue towards Swindon but turn at Westerleigh Jn for Yale,
Cam & Dursley & Cheltenham Spa where we hit a lump of ballast on the rail,
being pulled into a goods loop by the signaller for us to inspect our wheels !
All being well the journey continues towards Ashchurch for Tewkesbury &
Bromsgrove where lots of new station work is taking place, then up the
Lickey Incline to Barnt Green then turning at Kings Norton for
Water Orton and Coleshill Parkway where we finish our cab-ride.GBRF125


Moving the Tube is GBRf 91 - our journey from Melton Mowbray to
Burton-on-Trent aboard a Class 20 loco of GBRf. Our cab-ride takes us
from the Up Goods Loop through Melton Mowbray to Leicester and into
Knighton Loop before reversing along the Leicester & Burton Line past
the former stations sites of Kirby Muxloe, Desford, Merry Lees,
Bagworth & Ellistown, Coalville Town, Swannington & Moria etc ending
our journey just outside Burton-on-Trent at the Birmingham Curve.
The London Underground 'S' stock is moved through the night from here
arriving at West Ruislip around 02+00 am !!


C2C07 - at weekends of the run-down to Christmas C2C operate to and
from London Liverpool Street from Showburyness with the new shopping
centre - Westfield - at Stratford. So we run from London (Liverpool Street)
to Stratford then reversing to Bow Jn - along Gas Factrory Loop Curve
into Gas Factory Loop on the Fencvhurch Street to Barking line.
Then a new ride from Fenchurch Street to Showburyness.


Ghost Train !!       CHN13 the once a day Monday to Friday return
service to London Paddington from South Ruislip - but we begin our journey at
London(Marylebone) travelling to South Ruislip - here we join the unit from
Wembley Yard and journey along Down/Up Greenford and Down/Up Wycombe
via Greenford West and Greenford East Jns to Old Oak Common and Paddington.
On the return we travel to South Ruislip after a short delay at
Greenford East Jn awaiting for a freight train to cross in front of us
(points problem) then we continue to West Ruislip before the turn-back as
empties to London Marylebone.


GBRf83 is from Doncaster Down Decoy Sidings to Toton Yard,
travelling via Mexborough, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield and Langley Mill -
the start of our journey over 2 dvds for our cab ride to Crewe (Basford Hall).


In our special freight releases - GBRf80 - we highlight the
work north of Stafford showing the new lines that cross the main west
coast lines with the new viaduct to the right at Searchlight Lane Junction.
Leaving Toton Yard mid afternoon our arrival at Crewe (Basford Hall) is
around 18.20 - filmed this summertime !


NR79, a delightful journey from Leeds to Knottingley and
Wakefield Kirkgate with an express journey back to Leeds.
Lots of changing ends, at Castleford and Knottingley.
A single dvd aboard Class 158 units of Northern Rail - 75 mins


And a much desired journey - GBRf115 from Acton Canal Wharf
(a freight line in West London) to Whatley Quarry in Somerset !
And we travel through Reading - just see for yourself the work with the
overheads and new Reading Station layout as we continue our journey
to Readong West, Aldermaston, Newbury, Hungerford and Westbury
before taking the line to Frome and then along the Whatley Quarry single.
And there are 3 tunnels one cut through the rock -
Murdercombe Tunnel is supposed to be haunted !!


At the Quarry we board Hanson Loco 120 for a further trip as a bonus feature
down to the quarry.


Join us for this unique journey on the Alderney Railway, the Channel Islands only standard gauge railway which runs every sunday during the spring summer and autumn months with special runs for Easter and Christmas. From Mannez Quarry in the centre of the island we journey to Braye Road Halt on the coast aboard 1958 Northern London Underground stock. Bells sound from the Conductor as we make road crossings !!

On our return we are pulled by 1949 diesel loco 'Elizabeth' built by Vulcan in Lancashire way back in 1949. This is a very special dvd release and we will be making a contribution from every sale to the running of this preserved railway !!

GBRf 106 is a cab-ride journey from Hull Dairycoates to Rylstone Quarry - a flow publicised greatly in the railway press ! This double dvd takes us from the sidings and tip outside Hull and we join the mainline to Leeds at Hessle East Jn. From Leeds we travel through 2 new stations under construction and almost open - Kirkstall Forge & Apperley Bridge on the line towards Shipley. At Skipton into the goodsloop towards Skiopton North Jn when we reverse through Skipton and couple-up to the wagons then pull to Skipton Middle Jn and up and over the main line on the former Grassington Branch - Embsay Rail Buffers can be seen after the tunnel then we travel through mountaineous countryside for 7 miles to the Quarry.(Loco 66754 was very very loud so audio has had to be reduced) 



Special notice about our North Walsham to Harwich Internationasl footage - GBRf66,using our new floaty cameras this has been re-filmed this April giving far better picture quality and on our first run we were pulled up at Diss owing to track circuit failure on the down from Ipswich - flooding on the line - hence on the re-film a week later we have included footage of the hailstones and the intercity trains stranded at Ipswich as an extra on our new dvd !!



With our Carlisle/Settle/Leeds footage in the snow NR16
(when filming this the driver who had been on that route for 23 years
said he had never seen snow this deep!!) We have a summertime run -
Carlisle/Settle/Leeds NR65 Leeds/Settle/Carlisle NR66 
(also a summertime run !!)