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VIDEO, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHS COMBINE TO GIVE A FRESH LOOK AT RAILWAYS IN THE MIDLANDS

ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION, MEMORIES AND SCENES NOW FORGOTTEN

Oxley2B Films presents

"TRAINSPOTTING IN THE MIDLANDS VOL 1"

This volume is a new compilation of never before seen film and photographs depicting differing aspects of the railways in the Midlands.

We start by looking at a journey on the rescued Severn Valley Railway, reinstated by a massive volunteer and appeal effort. We then visit images from the late 1950's and early 60's shot by a photographer around Birmingham, Dudley and West Bromwich. Castles, kings, Black fives and a G8 Duck feature alongside early railcars and DMU, how the area has now changed!

Stourbridge is the next destination where we examine the unique and futuristic "Parry People Mover". We board the test vehicle in 2007 with John Parry on board and revisit again to see the mk2 version the new class 139 in service with London Midland.

Back to 1947 now and a fleeting visit to the Hopton incline on the Cromford and High Peak Railway where North London tank engines storm the incline, rare 9.5mm footage by Bert Dunkley.

"Duchess of Sutherland" is our next subject and we take a ride with "Vintage Trains" to Stratford where the return tripís a real blast up the ex GW main line, some exciting on board footage!

Rugby is our next stop and here we see WCML action filmed between 2004 and 2007. Class 87 Virgin trains expresses, Class 86, thunderbirds, Freightliners and much more contribute to an all action scene at Rugby.

Back at Wolverhampton it is the debut of 5079 Nunney Castle resplendent and shining on its first trip.

Railrovers in 1977!! Remember the railrover tickets? just £30 for a weeks travel all over the Midlands. Hereís a chance to see class 44 / 45 Peaks, class 25, class 37 and so much more in locations once common but now much changed. We visit Matlock, Derby, Leicester, Grantham in this sequence.

Running time 70 mins.

 
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