Superb professional quality recordings by Ken Mellor (of Audicord, Amberley, Eyemark and OK ROLLEM fame).
Originally made in mono, they now have a pseudo-stereo effect added by the publisher, Ian Strange.
Recorded during 1963 to 1968 (plus 1981).
Running time approx. 47 minutes
** Several on-train sounds from the final V2 tour in Scotland.
** A sequence on the Lickey Incline.
** A ride behind "Oliver Cromwell" on the "15 Guinea Special" tour of 1968.
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1 - BR Standard Class 5 no. 73152, struggles to restart a late night train from the curving platform 1 at Perth with a train for Dundee. Passengers are heard in the background arguing. 28th July 1964.
On-board the final V2 railtour, hauled by 60836, between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, returning via Perth and Dundee. 5th November 1966:
2 - Departing Edinburgh Waverley.
3 - Climbing from Inverkeithing.
4 - Climbing from Touch South Junction to Cowdenbeath, with some slight wheel-slip.
5 - Departing Perth.
6 - A permanent-way slack at Coupar Angus.
7 - At speed between Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
8 - Departing Aberdeen.
9 - Some wheel-slip as we depart Dundee towards Tay Bridge.
10 - Southern Class O2 4-4-2T no.18 “Ningwood” hauls out of steam locos towards the coaling stage, as a Spitfire circles overhead as part of a summer air-show. A train from Ventnor to Ryde passes. 8th August 1965.
11 - GNR 8 foot single wheeler Number 1 makes a steady start from Loughborough Central, while on loan from the National Railway Museum. 6th December 1981.
12 - No. 64620 (ex NBR) 0-6-0 Class J37, struggles for grip with a railtour heading up the branch to Inverbervie. 9th April 1966.
13 - On-train behind 60532 “Blue Peter” departing Montrose for Dundee, with an SLS Easter railtour “Scottish Rambler no.5”. 9th April 1966.
14 - On-board a midday service from Ruabon to Barmouth, behind BR Standard Class 4 no.75026, making a rapid start from Berwyn. 28th January 1963.
15 - LMS Pacific 46256 “Sir William Stanier” starts out from Carlisle with the return leg of the RCTS Scottish Lowlander railtour to Preston (on-train). 26th September 1964.
16 - On the Lickey Incline: LMS 8F 2-8-0 ambles down with a short goods train, followed by GWR 0-6-0 tank using the same signal path. In the background can be heard LMS Class 5 4-6-0 no.44919 starting from Bromsgrove with a passenger service, which passes by banked by GWR 0-6-0 no.8402. 8th February 1964.
17 - 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” climbs passed Horton in Ribblesdale on the 1 in 100 grade to Blea Moor, working the northbound “15 Guinea Special”. On-train recording. 11th August 1968.
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