British Railways - The Early Years 1948 - 1961

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Title

British Railways - The Early Years 1948 - 1961

Publisher

Strike Force Entertainment

Review

Over 2½ hours of extremely entertaining and informative viewing. Lots of Cholmondley-Warner type commentary and plenty of historical stuff from Colin Divall (Head of the Institute of Railway Studies).

Chapters include:-

  • Britain's Post War Railways
  • Nationalisation of the Railways
  • Steam dominates the Railways
  • Working with steam
  • Tavern cars and 'Double Deckers'
  • BR Standard steam locos
  • The British Transport Commission
  • Diesel Multiple Units
  • 1955 National Railway Strike
  • Prototype Deltic Diesel
  • Preservation pioneers - The Ffestiniog
  • Dawn of the diesels
  • Kent Coast Electrification
  • London area electrics
  • Western Region Steam
  • Diesel hydraulic locos
  • Peaks and Class 37's
  • Freight yards and depots
  • Travelling Post Office
  • Blue Pullman
  • Signalling Modernisation
  • Regenerating stations
  • Glasgow Blue Trains

Reviewed by

newportnobby

Review Date

August 13 2014

Rating

5 (out of 5)