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Rail 175: A Calvacade Of Steam




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Visit the north Yorkshire Moot Railway as it plays host to RAIL 175 - a glorious gala of preserved steam staged to celebrate the historic 175th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway!

The steamed-up locos on display for the weekend include Sir Nigel Gresley, Hartland, George Stephenson, Blue Peter, Green Knight, Furness No.20 and Southern 823 'Harry A. Firth', all extensively featured on this video together with exclusive interviews.

This important anniversary is the perfect time to look back over the history of steam Railways in Britain, and RAIL175 takes you back on a fascinating journey from Trevithick and Stephenson through Brunel and Gresley to Beeching and Pegler. Other locos featured include Trevithick loco No.1 Locomotion Number One, Rocket, Sans Pareil, Lion, Stephney, Hardwicke, City of Truro, flying Scotsman, Battle of Britain Class '257 Squadron', the Streamliners, Evening Star and many, many more. There is exclusive interview footage with Dr Beeching and an evaluation of some of the early diesel and electric locomotives that killed off the golden age of steam.

RAIL 175 also take the opportunity to review all the best railway anniversary festivals of yesteryear including the Rail Centenary 1925, The LMS Centenary in 1979, the RAIL 150 event in 1975, the 125th anniversary of Paddington Station in 1979, the Rainhill trials event in 1980 and the amazing Barrow Hill Steam Occupation of the Roundhouse in 1999. Featuring rare archive footage, previously unavailable newsreel materials and more.

RAIL 175. This has been the age of the train!
Release date NZ
June 15th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
  • Documentary
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