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An Electric Awayday

An Electric Awayday CD cover
Nostalgic sounds of classic locomotives one day in 1981, at Watford Junction and Finsbury Park. Plus some bonus recordings from Haymarket and Honeybourne stations.

Recorded by Rob Watts. Published by Ian Strange.

Featuring electric classes 82, 83, 85, 86 and 87, 310, 312 and 313.
Featuring diesel classes 25, 31, 47, DMU, HST and Deltic.

Stereo recordings from 1981.

Highlights include:
** Class 85s roar through.
** Push-pull class 47 departs Haymarket.
** Intensive EMU and HST activity.
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Napier Crowd Pullers 1
Napier Crowd Pullers - 1 CD cover

Stereo recordings of preserved Deltics on the main line during 1997 to 2002.

Featuring D9000, D9009 and 55019.

Reproduced from digital mini-disc original recordings and some hi-fi stereo cassette-tapes.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** D9000 suffers an over-load cut-out on Miles Platting Bank.
*** In D9009's cab departing Peterborough.
*** Idling at the Kings Cross buffer-stops.
*** Blasting over the Pennines (on-train).
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Napier Crowd Pullers 2
Napier Crowd Pullers - 2 CD cover

Stereo recordings of preserved Deltics on the main line during 1998 to 2002.

Featuring D9000, D9009 and 9016.

Reproduced from digital mini-disc original recordings.

Running time 75 minutes

Highlights include:
*** D9000 on the Settle and Carlisle line, on-train (jointed rails).
*** 9016's debut tour at Stoke, Stafford and York.
*** D9000 skirting around London on its way to Ramsgate (for Virgin Trains).
*** In D9000's front cab at Didcot and Oxford.

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Vintage Whine
Vintage Whine - 2 CD cover

Stereo recordings of classic diesels (and some whining electrics) during 1996 to 2005.

Classes 31, 33, 37, 40, 46, 47, 55, 58, 60, 66, 67, 87, HST (and bubble-car!) on the main line.
Classes 17, 20, 24, 35, 42, 52, 55 and 56 on preserved lines.

Reproduced from digital mini-disc original recordings and some hi-fi stereo cassette-tapes.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** 55002 on the East Lancs.
*** Hymek on the Great Central.
*** Busy action at Crewe with 37s and 47s.
*** Final Travelling Post Office at Derby, 2004 (class 67).
*** Class 87 "starts up" only to find its horn is stuck on!
*** Horns echoing in the night at Tallington - "bubble-car", class 66 and class 40.
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The Golden Years of Steam

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The Golden Years of Steam CD cover
Published by OK ROLLEM, this CD features previously unpublished recordings by Richard Margoschis (1921-2000), Les Brumpton (1921-2010) and Tom Grace (1927-1981).

A variety of classic steam locomotives at work across Britain, plus one recording from France. 1959-1961. Stereo.

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9.50

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My Lords! Volume 1
My Lords! 1 CD cover

Archive sounds of Deltics and other classic diesels in BR service, recorded by David Hier, Ian Strange and Gary Thornton.

Featuring classes 06, 20, 25, 31, 40, 45, 47, 50 and 55.

Mono recordings digitally enhanced with an added pseudo-stereo effect.

Recorded during 1978 to 1984.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** Several on-train Deltic runs, blasting away from station stops.
*** 55011 rolling into Peterborough on fire, beginning a whole sequence of events.
*** Class 40 'thrash'.
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My Lords! Volume 2
My Lords! 2 CD cover

Archive sounds of Deltics and other classic diesels in BR service, recorded by Ian Strange and Gary Thornton.

Featuring classes 08, 20, 27, 31, 37, 40, 45, 47, 50, 55, 56 and DMU (plus an 87 electric).

Mono recordings digitally enhanced with an added pseudo-stereo effect.

Recorded during 1978 to 1984.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** Memories from Healey Mills freight yard.
*** Spirited Deltic departures.
*** Whistlers in action (on-train and lineside).
*** Peaks galore at Leicester.
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EE4
EE4 CD cover

English Electric 4-stroke diesel loco recordings, both main line and preserved railways.

State-of-the-art recording quality (plus 3 archive tracks from stereo cassette by Bob Mullins).

Recorded during 2008 to 2014 (except 3 archive recordings from the 1980s). Running time 70 minutes

Classes 09, 20, 31, 37, 40 and 50 on the main line.
Classes 20, 31, 37, and 50 on preserved lines.

Highlights include:
** A lovely, long sequence of 4 class 20s at Melton Mowbray collecting new LUL stock from the Old Dalby test track.
** Nostalgic sounds of an 09 shunting back in 1983.
** Action from the GCR and SVR galas.
** 37s thrashing away on railtours including another assault on the Lickey.

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Diesel Generations

Classic diesel loco recordings, both main line and preserved railways plus some modern loco action.
State-of-the-art recording quality

Recorded during 2009 to 2014. Running time 78 minutes

Classes 20, 31, 37, 47, 52, 56, 60, 66, 67, 70, and even a Windhoff maintenance machine, on the main line.

Classes 24, 27, 33, 45, 47 and 52 (also a Warship heard briefly) on preserved lines

Highlights include:
** Western Champion heard approaching for over 4 minutes, as church bells ring out in the distance.
** A shiny new class 70 storms by on a freightliner.
** A class 56 tackles Stoke Bank at night.
** Diesel action at the GCR and SVR galas.

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Super Heated

State-of-the-art recording quality except tracks 1, 3 and 6 made on digital mini-disc.

Recorded during 2000 to 2014.

Running time 70 minutes

Classic steam engine recordings, both on the main line and the preserved Great Central Railway.

Featuring "Duchess of Sutherland", "Oliver Cromwell", "Tornado", "Sir Lamiel", "Union of South Africa", "Princess Elizabeth", "Tangmere", classes V2, 8F, 9F, and more.

Highlights include:
"Princess Elizabeth" storming the Lickey Incline, banked by 9600 and 7752.
9F accelerating out of Quorn and Woodhouse.
A Castle class blasts out of Leicester.

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Deltic Drone

State-of-the-art recording quality

Recorded during 2008 to 2011.

Running time 64 minutes

Deltic 55022 on the main line
55019 on the Great Central (running on both engines)
D9016 at Peak Rail including some unusual in-cab recordings

Highlights include atmospheric lineside sounds of 55022 tackling the Lickey and Stoke Bank. Plus a night-time recording at Holme Fen with an eerie silence so you can pin-point when the drone comes into hearing range.

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Diesel Rumble

State-of-the-art recording quality

Recorded during 2008 to 2012.

Running time 66 minutes

Classes 20, 31, 37, 40, 52, 56, 60 and a Hastings Unit on the main line

Classes 25, 27, 31, 33, 37, 45 and 55 on preserved lines

The ground-shaking quality can be appreciated when you play this on a good home stereo. Highlights include two assaults on the Lickey by pairs of 37s (one at night) that probably registered on nearby richter scales! Plus a Western on the Lickey and 20s at Stafford in the snow.

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V for Valenta

Produced from hi-fi stereo tape and digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1989 to 2007.

Running time 63 minutes

HSTs with their original screaming Valenta engines.

Breath-taking high-speed run-pasts, long approaches in the night, and station departures. On the ECML, WCML, and in and around Leicester, plus other locations.

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Hellfire!

Mostly from hi-fi stereo tape and digital mini-disc original recordings
+ 1 recordings on state-of-the-art kit
+ 2 digitally processed mono archive recording (added pseudo-stereo effect)

Recorded during 1983 to 2011.

Running time 67 minutes

The loudest highlights taken from my other diesel CDs (plus a few from my "Engines On Audio" title). Deltics and 37s predominate, but classes 20, 35, 40, 42, 46, 47, 50, 52 and 56 also feature.

Recordings include:
***Blasting through the tunnel at Ipswich behind D9000
***55022/50049 double-heading on the ECML, both on full power!
***37401 doing a standing start in the tunnel at Birmingham
***D345 (40145) launches its debut tour out of Birmingham New Street.

NOTE: All recordings on this CD also feature on other CDs in my range.

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DELTIC CDs

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Blue Haze 1

Archive sounds of Deltics in BR service, recorded by John Bachelor, Bob Mullins and Gary Thornton. Restored and published by Ian Strange.

Mono recordings digitally enhanced with an added pseudo-stereo effect.

Recorded during 1977 to 1981.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** Riding on the "Deltic Devonian" railtour (55016).
*** 55010 over-taken by 55007, near York.
*** 55006 blasts through Gas Works Tunnel.
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Blue Haze 2

Archive sounds of Deltics in BR service, recorded by John Bachelor, Malcolm Hicks, Bob Mullins and Gary Thornton. Restored and published by Ian Strange.

Mono recordings digitally enhanced with an added pseudo-stereo effect.

Recorded during 1978 to 1982.

Running time 80 minutes

Highlights include:
*** The driver of 55016 (at Kings Cross) was asked to "show us what it can do". He did!
*** High speed run-pasts at St. Neots.
*** 55017's final run and demise (maybe not a "highlight" but of historic interest).
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Deltic Farewell

Relive the most surreal day in British railway history (2nd January 1982), through the recordings of John Bachelor, Bob Mullins, Ian Strange and David Turner. Restored and published by Ian Strange.

A mixture of stereo recordings and mono recordings digitally enhanced with an added pseudo-stereo effect.

Running time 80 minutes

From starting up 55015 in the early morning, to the final light engine run of 55022 out of Kings Cross at night.

Highlights include:
*** 55015 passing Finsbury Park depot (from the lineside).
*** 55022 roaring away from Edinburgh.
*** 55022 signal-checked at Peterborough.
*** Triumphant arrival at "The Cross".
*** Crowd chanting, horns blasting and engines repeatedly starting...
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Good Pulsations Volume 9

From digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1998 to 2003.

Running time 74 minutes

Deltics D9000, D9009, 9016, and 55019 on the main line (mostly on-train/in-cab).

Highlights include:
**In D9009's cab departing Kings Cross
**In D9000's cab and engine room during Virgin service train duties
**9016 at night from the lineside

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8.50

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Good Pulsations Volume 8

From digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1999 to 2002.

Running time 74 minutes

Deltics D9000, D9009, 9016, and 55019 on the main line.

Highlights include:
**In D9000's front and rear cabs during Virgin service train duties
**9016's debut railtour (on-train)
**D9000's last Anglia Railways working (on-train), driven very hard

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Good Pulsations Volume 7

From digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1999 to 2000.

Running time 74 minutes

Deltics D9000, D9009 and 55019 on the main line.

Highlights include:
**In D9000's rear cab and engine room during Virgin service train duties
**55019 on the West Highland Line (wild and windy!)
**55019 tackling Stoke Bank at night with a 14 coach train heard approaching from 8 miles!

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Good Pulsations Volume 6

Mostly from digital mini-disc original recordings
+ 5 recordings from hi-fi stereo tape

Recorded during 1997 to 1999.

Running time 74 minutes

Deltic D9000 back on the main line during an intensive period of running.

Highlights include:
**On-train departure from Liverpool Lime Street
**Blasting out of Stafford (deputising for a class 86) on a Virgin service
**In the front cab doing 0 to 100mph out of Coventry on a service train.

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Good Pulsations Volume 5

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals

Recorded during 1996 to 1997.

Running time 74 minutes

Deltic D9000's return to the main line.

Highlights include:
**Starting up in the Great Hall of the NRM
**Storming the Lickey
**On-train blast out of Euston with a 13 coach load

Also includes the 1996 Berwick fire incident.

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Good Pulsations Volume 4

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals

Recorded during 1991 to 1997.

Running time 74 minutes

The ultimate in Deltic 'thrash' on preserved lines, mostly with 2 engine running.

Highlights include:
**Double-header on the East Lancs
**D9019's lively final run on the Great Central
**Riding behind 55002 during its stay at the East Lancs
**D9019 roaring into the distance on the Great Central

The Deltic exhausts were louder than when they subsequently returned to the main line.

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Good Pulsations Volume 3

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals

Recorded during 1989.

Running time 74 minutes

A very busy year on the preserved line diesel gala circuit, saw all 6 surviving production Deltics in action.

Highlights include:
**Climbing the 1 in 49 Goathland Bank behind 55015
**Blasting through a tunnel with 55015
**D9000 from the lineside at the Severn Valley

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Good Pulsations Volume 2

Digitally processed mono archive recordings (added pseudo-stereo effect).
Re-mastered again in 2016 for better quality and extended to 79 minutes.

Recorded during 1987 to 1988.

Running time 79 minutes

Preserved line Deltic action featuring 55002/9/15/16/19.

Highlights include:
**Western and Deltic double header on the Keighley & Worth Valley
**Several hair-raising on-train blasts along the Nene Valley behind 55016

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Good Pulsations Volume 1

Digitally processed mono archive recordings (added pseudo-stereo effect).
Re-mastered again in 2016 for better quality and extended to 80 minutes.

Recorded during 1980 to 1987.

Running time 80 minutes

Deltics in BR service and in preservation.

Highlights include:
**Deltics roaring into the distance at Huntingdon
**A fast run behind 55022
**The "Farewell" passing through Peterborough
**Revving up at the Doncaster Deltic Day 1982
**Hair-raising rides behind 55016 at the Nene Valley

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CLASS 37 CD

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37 Thunder

From digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1998 to 2000.

Running time 74 minutes

37/4s thrashing away on NWT's Birmingham to Holyhead services heard at Birmingham, Stafford and Crewe. Plus the mighty Ruston racket of 37906 at the East Lancs railway and some other class 37 sub-groups.

Highlights include:
**On-train standing start in a tunnel behind 37401
**Double-header blasts out of Stafford
**37906 ("Slug 6") on the East Lancs Beerex hauling 14 coaches + dead class 47 up the gradient (epic lineside recording)

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8.50

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DIESEL CDs

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Diesel Traction in Action Volume 3

From digital mini-disc original recordings

Recorded during 1998 to 2003.

Running time 74 minutes

Classes 20, 25, 37/9, 40, 42, 45, 47 & 73 on preserved lines.
Classes 31, 33, 37, 40, 45, 47, 52, 55, 56, 58, 60, 66, 67, HST & Hastings unit on the main line.

Highlights include:
**D345's main line debut
**Western's main line test run
**56088 on an MGR working
**Double-header 56s on the Lickey
**D9009 and 67006 'racing' up Stoke Bank!

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8.50

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Diesel Traction in Action Volume 2

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals and digital mini-disc recordings

Recorded during 1989 to 1998.

Running time 74 minutes

Classes 17, 25, 26, 27, 35, 40, 42, 44, 45, 50 & 52 on preserved lines.
Classes 20, 31, 33, 37, 46, 47, 50, 55, 56, 58, 60 & HST on the main line.

Highlights include:
**56019 on a Virgin passenger service
**D1041 blasting out of Bury
**56060 slips as it gets a loaded aggregate train moving

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Diesel Traction in Action Volume 1

Digitally processed mono recordings (added pseudo-stereo effect).

Recorded during 1980 to 1985.
Running time 80 minutes

Early 1980s nostalgia with classes 20, 25, 31, 37, 40, 45, 46, 47, 50, 55, 56 & HST in BR service during 1980 to 1985, heard mostly in the Midlands and Yorkshire.

Highlights include:
**46023 getting to grips with load 14 at Grantham (night time)
**Riding behind a 31 getting stuck on a grade hauling 12 coaches!
**"Whistler Farewell" at Peterborough
**Class 20s on the "Skeggy" at Leicester

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Deltics and other Diesels Volume 3

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals and digital mini-disc recordings

Recorded during 1989 to 2002.
Running time 76 minutes

Featuring recordings from the discontinued cassette-tape versions of Good Pulsations Volumes 4, 5 and 7, Diesel Traction in Action Volume 2, plus some recordings not published before.

Classes 20, 25 and 55 in preservation.
Classes 20, 37, 47, 55, 56, 87 and HST on the main line.

Highlights include:
**D9000 roars through the tunnel at Ipswich
**Class 20s back on the summer "Skeggy" in 1993
**Deltic/class 20 double-header on the Great Central
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Deltics and other Diesels Volume 2

Recordings from hi-fi stereo tape originals and digital mini-disc recordings

Recorded during 1989 to 2002.

Running time 80 minutes

Featuring recordings from the discontinued cassette-tape versions of Good Pulsations Volumes 3, 6 and 7, Diesel Traction in Action Volume 2, plus some recordings not published before.

Classes 17, 25, 37, 40 and 55 in preservation.
Classes 37, 50, 55, 56 and HST on the main line.

Highlights include:
**On-train with D9000 on Virgin Ramsgate workings
**Rear cab rides in D9000 on the main line
**37401 at Crewe

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Deltics and other Diesels Volume 1

Digitally processed mono recordings (added pseudo-stereo effect).

Recorded during 1981 to 1988.
Running time 80 minutes

Featuring recordings from the discontinued cassette-tape versions of Good Pulsations Volumes 1 and 2, Diesel Traction in Action Volume 1, plus some recordings not published before.

Classes 20, 25, 31, 37, 40, 45, 46, 47, 55, 56, 85 and 87 in BR service during the early 1980s. Also, Deltics in preservation up to 1988.

Highlights include:
**40155 on articulated motorail train
**Two 40s and a 46 at night at Doncaster
**On-train with 25309 at Leicester.
**31413 running over track detonators.
**2 Deltics passing in a tunnel.
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6.50

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