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Railway Roundabout - 1958
In the lates 1950s and early 1960s the BBC broadcast a series of television programmes called Railway Roundabout. These programmes featured many lines which were later closed and locomotives that were about to disappear forever. Filmed in colour and black and white and produced to professional broadcast standards these titles have stood the test of time and are a real insight into the Steam Era in Britian in the 50s and 60s.
Highlights of this fascinating DVD include views of the "Bristolian" in the days of steam and trains in action on the Lickey incline. The DVD takes viewers on a journey to Ireland to see the Irish narrow gauge in all its glory, then back to Southampton harbour for more steam scenes. The Hayling Island branch is also included as is the Cardigan branch. Finally we hop on board the very last train from Abergavenny to Merthyr.
Source: PAL DVDRip
Res: 640 x 464
NOTE: In cutting off the messages at the start I accidently chopped about 10 seconds off the start of the commentary, I've transcripted this below:
In the late 1950's and early 1960's, steam was enjoying it's Indian summer, as the much loved Stevenson locomotive gave way throughout the world to the alien diesel and electric locomotive.
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