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August Releases -
LM08 is our Redditch to Lichfield Trent Valley cab-ride via Birmingham New Street
aboard a Class 323 (3 car unit) of London Midland. Lots of suburban sations of this line
before getting out into the county and ending the journey above Lichfield Trent Valley
West coast main line !

GBRf127 is an interesting route leaving Doncaster Down Decoy sidings through
Doncaster and out towards Leeds and Wakefield lines to Adwick before turning
to Hatfield & Stainforth and Scunthorpe then Barnetby, Ulceby, to
Humber International Port before the turn-back at Marsh Farm Crossing.

Additional for August our Northern Rail - NR83
Manchester Victoria to Huddersfield and Wakefield Westgate.
This is the final Northern Rail journey we have recorded !
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For July -
ATW08 is Bidston to Wrexham Central and return aboard a class 1250 (2 car unit). Bidston
is on Mersyrail - the Wirral Line (MSR04 in our collection from West Kirby to Ellesmere Port and Chester)
And what an interestring journey through North Wales we travel through
numerous villages and communities crossing the Chester to Holyhead Line
at Shotton (High Level). Try pronouncing some of the stops -
Cefn-Y-Bedd or Gwersyllt for instance. During filming some of the
drivers said - you're not from these parts are you - I want you to say
each station name as we come into it !!

Our freight releases is GBRf129 aboard a Class 66 local from Newport (Gwent)
South Wales through the Severn Tunnel to Avonmouth Dock turning before Bristol Parkway 
and eventually joining the Severn Beach Branch (our WSX09 release)
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Our June releases are : -
ATW19 - CARDIFF CENTRAL - LLANELLI - FISHGUARD HAABOUR -
travel with us on this great Welsh journey on a cab-ride avoiding Swansea
as we travelto Bridgend then after Briton Ferry Station we take
the 'Down Distruct Line' avioding Swansea on our journey to Llanelli travelling
under the Cardiff/Swansea Line near Llansamlet. From Llanelli
its Whitland and Clarbeston Road Signal Box for our 'Single Line Token'
for Fishguard & Goodwick before terminating at Fishguard Harbour.

GBRf120 - LEEDS TO ARCOW QUARRY - depart with us from close to
Neville Hill Depot aboard as Class 66 loco of GBRf and travel to Skipton
then Settle to join the Settle/Carlisle line and reverse into Acrow Quarry -
a great bright blue sky day when filmed !!
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May and two releases - our freight is Colnbrook to Wellingborough GBRf126
- Colnbrook is close to Heathrow and we travel along the 'Single' Line to West Drayton
then to Ealing Broadway and just before Acton Main Line we join the Up Poplar line
to Acton Canal Wharf and onwards to Hendon and the London Midland Line to Bedford
changing to the slow line through Sharnbrook Tunnel to Wellingborough.
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Our passenger release is SOT30 - London Bridge to West Croydon -
a real suburban trip aboard a Class 455 unit of Southern via Tulse Hill, Streatham
​​​​​​​then the Streatham Spurs to Streatham Common, and Norbury etc Thorton Heath
and Selhurst terminating in the bay platform at West Croydon before our return journey.
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Our April releases include GBRf104 from Coleshill Parkway to Long Marston
​​​​​​​Join up from this Birmingham location down the Lickey Incline to
Bromsgrove then to Worcester Shrub Hill before the Cotswold Line
to Evesham & Honeybourne before the Long Marston 'Single'
£21.99 single dvd running time 98 mins
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Our passenger release is LM16 - Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury & return
travelling via Wolverhampton, Telford Central and Wellington etc - single DVD
 running time 127 mins
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March and two new releases - NR85 completes our vast library of all the
Northern Rail routes - Blackpool North to Blackburn & Leeds -
Class 158 unit - 116 minutes @£21.99

And GBRf121 starts at Arcow Quarry on the Carlisle/Settle Line -
we travel to Blea Moor for the turn-back and make a brief visit inside
the signal-box before our journey to Wakefield Westgate - and there's a
bonus of a trip along the former Hunslet Branch from Neville Hill Yard !!
 A double dvd @£25.99 - all 206 minutes !!

February 2018 where does the time go - our new releases are : - GBRf117 from
Didcot to Kidderminster we leave and reverse out of Great Western Society Railway
at Didcot to Didcot East Jn, then forward to Swindon, Kemble out to Cheltenhgam Spa,
 Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa and finally Kidderminster.

NR84 Leeds to Blackpool North - journey with us to Bradford Interchange where
we change ends before our journey to Hebden Bridge then some great countryside
to Burnley Manchester Road then Preston and Blackpool North.
 Class 158 unit - 117 minutes

Our special releases for the Festive Break are ATW09 - Cheltenham Spa to
Cardiff Central and ATW26 - The Cambrian Coast from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

ATW09 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central @ £25.99 - a double dvd lasting
153 mins. Our journey is via Gloucester, Lydney, Chepstow, Caldicot,
Severn Tunnel Junction & Newport (Gwent) terminating at Cardiff Central
before the return journey. Our journey begins at Alstone Carriage Siding
 just before Cheltenham Spa where the turn-back occurs for the
Cardiff Central service. Filmed aboard a Class 150 (2 car unit).

ATW26 - The Cambrian Coast - a full cab-ride from Machynlletrh
to Pwllheli aboard a Class 158 (2 car unit). The unit is in the up platform
at Machynlleth before departure to Dovey Junction and all stations to Pwllheli.
At Llwyngwril watch out for knitted charaters on the platform !!
From Morfa Mawddach we cross the Barmouth Swing Bridge then through
Barmouth Tunnel continuing through some tiny stations - at Harlech station
there is a passing loop and at Porthmadog too. ATW26 is a complete
cab-ride journey of 119 minutes @£21.99

And our two January 2018 releases are also on sale - LM06 - Birmingham New
Street to Northampton and London (Euston) aboard a Class 350 (4 car unit)
of London Midland - 110 mins running time

And GBRf84 is from Doncaster to Rylstone Quarry - our journey begins
at the up Sheffield Goods Line and we travel through Doncaster Station and
out via Adwick & Fitzwilliam on the line to Leeds to Whitehall SW Jn then to
Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton, changing ends before travelling via the
Swinden Branch to Rylstone Quarry. Running time is 164 minutes.

Our great December releases are now on sale - 
ATW05 is a a complete cab-ride journey from Cardiff Central to Crewe.
Join us aboard this Class 175 (3 car unit) of Arriva Trains Wales as we travel 
to Newport then turn at Maindee Jn West to Cwmbran, Pontypool New Inn,
Abergavenny and Hereford. Our journey continues north to Leominster, Ludlow
& Craven Arms where the Heart of Wales Line (our ATW28) joins our line
 from the left, Then its onwards to Church Stretton & Sutton Bridge Jn where the
Aberystwyth Line (our ATW01) joins us to the left. Shrewsbury is next for a
 crew change before we continue to Nantwich on the Down Crewe Main
 arriving at Crewe just a dusk, an atmospheric feeling to life in the cab !


GBRf101 is a complete cab-ride journey from Harlow Mill to Leicester via
Cambridge, Ely, Oakham and Melton Mowbray etc. We hit a heavy rain shower
at Manea and just north of Peterborough so experience how this
Class 66 loco copes with this weather while pulling a 3000 ton load !!


ALL Welsh Valley Lines - yes 6 lines in and around Cardiff for discounted
price of £119 (thats £99.17 + VAT @ £20%) - the valley lines have changed - j
ust look at the Ebbw Vale Town footage with dual track unfortunately left to rust !! 
Admire the scenery beyond Pontypridd and just look at the complex lines
in and out of Cardiff Central to Cardiff Queen Street. Each of the Welsh
Valley Lines can be purchased individually @ £21.99 each !!

Our November releases are now available -
ATW01 - Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth a delightful cab-ride journey
through some great countryside calling at Welshpool, Newtown,
Caersws, Machynlleth, Dovey Junction - where we see the line going
off to Pwllheli - then Borth, terminating at Aberystwyth.
Here the Class 158 stands at Shrewsbury for its departure to Aberystwyth.

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,

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 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.

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 -

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
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 Somerset 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)

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

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 !!

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.

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 Reading 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 !!


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 !!)