Until the middle years of the twentieth century freight and mineral traffic was the main source of revenue for most railways. A gradual decline, interrupted by heavy traffic during WW2 led to a rapid collapse in freight traffic as road haulage took over. Many heritage railways operate freight trains during special events to recreate the days when almost everything was moved by rail. The scenes in this DVD were filmed during 2011 to 2014.
Featured railways include:
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Foxfield Railway, Tanfield Railway, East Lancashire Railway, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Vale of Rheidol Railway, Great Central Railway, North Norfolk Railway, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway.
Featured locomotives include:
LNWR G2A No.49395, LNER B1 No.61306, LMS 5MT No.44871, LMS 8P No.46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’, GWR 78XX No.7812 ‘Foxcote’ Manor’, SR S15 No.825, BR 4MT No.75029, No.9 at the Vale of Rheidol Railway, ‘Wimblebury’ at the Foxfield Railway.
DVD approx. 64 minutes.
Heritage Freight DVD – £10.50