JANUARY 2020 - new decade and
many new routes to enjoy !
Hinksey Sidings close to Oxford to Bescot Sidings
close to Tame Bridge Parkway
is a great journey via Leamington Spa,
the recently opened Kenilworth Station
en-route to Coventry then Nuneaton through
to Water Orton and Walsall - CLS22
double dvd @ £25.99 lasting 164 mins.
ATW21 is our footage from Cardiff Central to
Swansea & return - filmed aboard a Class 175
(2 car unit) the journey is via Bridgend, Port
Talbot Parkway & Neath - lasting 100 mins @
just £21.99 (with reverse stopping patterns of course!)
SCR12 - INVERNESS to ABERDEEN -
delightful journey with the stations of
Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Keith, Huntly, Insch,
Inverurie & Dyce - lots of new track-work
completed on this unique trip -
lasting 117 mins its a single dvd @ £21.99
The Highland Line - great southbound footage
from Inverness to Perth - SCR07.
Filmed during the hot summer we depart
Inverness just before lunch and call at
Carrbridge, Aviemore,Kincraig Loop, Kingussie
& Newtonmore passing through
Dalwhinnie, then calling at Blair Atholl,
Pitlochry & Dunkeld & Birnam,
terminating at Perth.
With a journey time of 134 minutes
this is a great continuation of our
footage CLS13 - the
Return from the Far North -Wick to Inverness !
SPECIAL AUTUMN RELEASE
Moorswater (Liskeard) to Cardiff Central
leaving Moorswater we have token to Coombe Junction
then up the incline to Liskeard before the run-around,
across the Royal Albert Bridge then Plymouth and Dawlish
to Bristol Temple Meads. At Patchway Jn the new overheads
almost to Cardiff - great journey lasting 248 mins, a
double dvd @ £25.99 - CLS19
NEW FOR DECEMBER
GBRf135 is a full cab-ride journey from Ferme Park,
close to Hornsey in North London, travelling through
to Hitchin then across the flyover above the east coast
lines to Foxton before reversing into the exchange
sidings before the run-around then along the former
Barrington Light Railway trackbed to the end of the line.
A single dvd @ £21.99 lasting 121 minutes.
Our passenger release is a great journey in West Wales -
Fishguard Harbour to Llanelli then onwards to
Cardiff Central. This double dvd is via the single-line
token track to Whitland Signal Box then to Carmarthen
where we change ends calling at Llanelli and Bridgend, terminating at Cardiff Central - running time 156 minutes.
RELEASED IN NOVEMBER
ATW27 - a much waited for Cambrian Coast journey
from Pwllheli to Machynlleth aboard a Class 158
unit of Arriva Trains Wales - and what a delightful cab-ride journey via Barmouth and Aberdovey - 116 mins @ £21.99
Colas Rail CLS14 - a trip through Grimsby Docks
tracing many of the used and unused sidings and starting from
Barnetby via Ulceby and travelling along Grimsby Light Single exiting via Great Coates and Healing, Stallingborough,
Halbrough to Ulceby before changing ends on this Class 56 loco for the return journey. 125 mins @ £21.99
(note with many railwaymen in the cab maybe a little foul
language during the journey !!!!)
Released in October
Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-Upon-Avon & return
LM15 - Running time of 77 mins @ £21.99 - this is aboard
a Class 172 (3 car unit) - look out for the link line from
Dorridge to Stratford-Upon-Avon Parkway a fairly
new station !
And GBRf131 is Tonbridge to Bow Junction, all around London
via Clapham Junction, Kensington Olympia, Willesden Jn,
Gospel Oak and South Tottenham - a double dvd lasting
162 mins @ £25.99
Our special autumn release is Virgin trains VT07
a full journey from Blackpool North to Preston,
Wigan North Western, Warrington Bank Quay and Rugby -
terminating at London (Euston)
double dvd lasting 163 mins @ £25.99
Released in September -
ATW04 - our great footage from Holyhead to Chester
featuring firstly a Class 158 (2 car unit) and we change at
Bangor to a Class 82 DVT (5 car unit) - a great day for
filming along the North Wales Coast ! DVD @ £21.99
CLS11 is a complete cab-ride journey from Hoo Junction
in Kent all around London and up to Ely. On the first
part of the journey there are instructions to the newly being
qualified driver looking out for signals and inclines etc etc through as
far as Alexandra Palace. A double dvd lasting 235mins @ £25.99
LM05 - London(Euston) to Northampton & Birmingham New Street
aboard a Class 350 (4 car unit) - interestingly we wait
for some 20+ minutes at Northampton on this service -
not on our footage of course !! DVD @ £21.99
Take a trip to the new Meridian Water Station in
North London (replacing Angel Road) with our
DVD GreaterAnglia GRA24 - we leave
from Stratford via Lea Bridge then on the
Lea Valley Reversible new line ......
also new footage from Cambridge to
Stansted Airport & return @ £21.99
OUR NEW AUGUST FREIGHT RELEASE - GBRf133
This is a complete cab-ride journey from Bow Depot just outside
London (Liverpool Street) close to Stratford across north London to
Tottenham Curve Tunnels 3 2 & 1 to Belsize Slow Tunnel then down
to Hendon through Bedford to Wellingborough.
AUGUST PASSENGER is ATW16 - Cardiff Suburbans with three great
cab-ride journeys to Cardiff Bay, Barry Island and the City Line
Coryton & Radyr.
SPECIAL SUMMER RELEASES
CHN18 Aylesbury Princes Risborough - London Marylebone & return @ £21.99 -
Brand new footage !
CHN19 Aylesbury Vale Parkway - Amersham - London (Marylebone) & return
@ £21.99 - Brand new footage !
ATW17 - Cardiff Central to Bridgend & return aboard a Class 150 2 car unit,
coupling to 4 cars in Bridgend for the return journey. A delightful
journey via of course the station for Cardiff Airport (Rhoose & Llantwit).
ATW18 is Shrewsbury - Newport - Cardiff Central aboard a Class 175
two car unit of Arriva Trains Wales - passing through Craven Arms, Ludlow,
Hereford, Abergavenny, Pontypool & New Inn, Cwmbran and Newport -
a complete cab-ride journey lasting 112 mins !
Our May freight is Peterborough to Masborough Freight Terminal at Rotherham -
an early twlight start at Peterborough - watch out for the deer
racing along beside the track towards Lincoln !! - a double dvd lasting 170 mins !
CHN15 London (Marylebone to South Ruislip and West Ealing at return -
Class 168 doing this journey now that the Paddington service has ceased -
on the return journey because of points failure at Greenford we turn-back via
Greenford East Jn a route normally only taken by freight services !
Nuneaton to Long Marston CS09 - great journey on an MPV of Colas Rail and
a near complete circuit of the site at Long Marston
Our famous complete cab-ride journey dvds - the passenger release is from Chester
to Holyhead- yes a full journey lasting 109 minutes aboard a Class 158 and
passing through or calling at 15 stations including that with the longest name -
Our freight is GBRf119 - Rotherham Freight Terminal to Lincoln and Peterborough @ £25.99
- a double dvd lasting 163 mins - and just look at the line improvements between
Lincoln to Peterborough for freight to get away from East Coast Mail Line !!
OUR FEBRUARY RELEASES were : -
Cambridge to Norwich via the recently opened Cambridge North station aboard a Class 170
unit of GreaterAnglia !
And moved by GBRf - our February freight isGBRf92 - Doncaster to Derby - leaving Doncaster
Works WAGN shops we terminate just before dusk at (Up Goods) in Derby Station !
Released in January 2019 - ATW02 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury, a lovely
return journey aboard a Class 158 unit on a blue sky day !! 95 mins @£21.99
GBRf128 is our journey from Humber International Port to Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Power Station across country via Lincoln, Newark Crossing & Nottingham -
aboard a Class 66 loco 162 minutes @ £25.99
LM09 is a two journey cab-ride dvd - first Birmingham New Street to Walsall
& return aboard a Class 350 unit, then Class 150 from Coventry to
Nuneaton & return - 76 mins @ £21.99
CHRISTMAS & DECEMBER RELEASES : -
ATW30 Ffestiniog Branch - Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno and return @ £21.99
a great full journey - we filmed the route twice just to make sure of
the best pictures & conditions - Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llundudno was filmed mid morning
and the return through the mountains during the early evening giving some
great lighting on the May day shoot !.
LM04 is aboard a Class350 (4 car unit) of London Midland from Crewe
to London (Euston) routing via Alsager, Kidsgrove & Stoke-on-Trent
joining the main west coast line before Stafford. There is a story of
Watford Tunnel (slow lines) being haunted - one customer
has mentioned that something crosses the line - a ghostly image as we
approach Watford Junction !! See for yourself in our pre-Christmas release.
GBRf86 is a journey from Rylestone Quarry to Doncaster @ £25.99
- the journey is single track on the Swinden Branch to Skipton with a change ends shunting
then to Shipley,and Whitehall Jns outside Leeds before on journey continues to
Normanton & Adwick before teminating at Two Way Goods Line at Doncaster Station
NOVEMBER releases - ATW24 is Llanelli to Pembroke Dock
Several single line tokens on this journey from Whitland Signal Box and
again at Tenby !! ASTW24 @ £21.99
GBRf134 is a recent filming release from Bow Depot close to Liverpool Street all around
the capital and through to Tonbridge reversing to Tonbridge West Yard. Featuring
North London Line, former Primrose Hill Station, around through Acton Wells and Chiswick,
Clapham Junction then Denmark Hill - all the suburban station around London !!
GBRf134 runs for 140 mins @ £25.99
AND NOW THE RETURN - OUR JOURNEY FROM THE FAR NORTH !
CLS13 begins at Wick aboard a Class 158 (2 car unit of Scotrail)
at 06+18 to Georgemas Junction where we board our Class 37 loco
for the journey to Inverness. Just before Kildonan we hit 6 minutes
of heavy rain and the 10 inch wipers of this 51 year old loco do their
best to clear the windscreen but immediately we are back to sunshine
through the mountains !! CLS runs for 234 mins @ £25.99
SPECIAL RELEASE OUR COMPLETE JOURNEY OF THE NORTH LINE -
INVERNESS TO GEORGEMAS JUNCTION & THURSO
filming this August - the weather was kind to us Class 37 - 240 minutes
GBRf116 - Peterborough - Lincoln - Doncaster - Selby - a journey started just
before dawn and on this country route towards Lincoln watch out for the
young deer of the left hand side running parallel to the track !
LM11 is Birmingham New Street to Hereford - a delightful line with
stations such as Worcesterr Forgate Street and Great Malvern, Colwall & Ledbury.
At Herford we travel beyond the station for the turn-back into the platform
ready for another journey. Class 170 - 82 mins @ £21.99
and our releases are ATW29 - Llanelli to Shrewsbury - the Heart of Wales Line -
the reverse of ATW28 released earlier in the year - a great day with sunshine
on this enchanting line completewith all the single-line tokens -
a Class153 single car unit with a running time of 194 minutes - £25.99
Our September Freight is GBRf122 - a complete cab-ride from Crewe
(Basford Hall Yard) to Toton Yard - a busy yard up at Crewe and we journey along the
west-coast main line before turning at Litchfield across to Burton-on-Trent and
Down Erewash arriving at Toton Yard under twilight !
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 !
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)
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 !!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 !
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 !!
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.
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 !!
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 !
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 !!)