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GWR Steam Action

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The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England and most of Wales. It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliament in 1835 and ran its first trains in 1838.

With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the GWR returned to direct government control, and by the end of the war a Labour government was in power and again planning to nationalise the railways. After a couple of years trying to recover from the ravages of war, the GWR became the Western Region of British Railways on 1 January 1948. The Great Western Railway Company continued to exist as a legal entity for nearly two more years, being formally wound up on 23 December 1949.

Passenger traffic was the main source of revenue for the GWR when it first opened but goods were also carried in separate trains. It was not until the coal-mining and industrial districts of Wales and the Midlands were reached that goods traffic became significant.

Many classes of steam engine were produced by the GWR by several different engineers, Charles Collett was Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1922 and 1941 and designed several engines including the famous 'Castle' and 'King' express passenger classes.

The GWR first painted its locomotives a dark holly green but this was changed to middle chrome or Brunswick green for most of its existence. They initially had chocolate brown or Indian red frames but this was changed in the twentieth century to black. Name and number plates were generally of polished brass with a black background, and chimneys often had copper rims or "caps".

This DVD features a whole collection of GWR Engines hauling passenger and freight services at preserved railways and on the mainline between 2011 and 2014.
Some of the preserved railways include:
- North Norfolk Railway
- Great Central Railway
- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- East Lancashire Railway
- Severn Valley Railway
- Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway
- Plus many others including mainline charters around the UK.

Some of the steam engines featured on the DVD include:
- GWR 14XX No.1450
- GWR 15XX No.1501
- GWR 28XX No.2807
- GWR 45XX No.4566
- GWR 51XX No.4141
- GWR 51XX No.5164
- GWR 56XX No.5619
- GWR 56XX No.6619
- GWR 78XX No.7812 'Erlestoke Manor'
- GWR 78XX No.7820 'Dinmore Manor'
- GWR 78XX No.7822 'Foxcote Manor'
- GWR 78XX No.7828 'Odney Manor'
- GWR Castle No.5029 'Nunney Castle'
- GWR Castle No.5043 'Earl of Mount Edgecumbe'


Product Overview:

The DVD features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotives working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of the date, railway / charter name, locomotive and location.

The DVD lasts approximately 74 minutes and is available in UK 16:9 widescreen PAL format only. Copies of the DVD are available for £12.95 which includes free P&P.


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    Summary:

  • Run Time: 74 Minutes
  • Total number of discs: 1 Disc
  • Format: 16:9 Widescreen UK PAL
  • DVD Price: £12.95
  • Release Date: 17th November 2014

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