Pro Steam - British steam engines in the '60s on audio CD

Pro Steam

audio CD

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British steam in the 1960s including railtours.

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Originally made in mono, they now have a pseudo-stereo effect added by the publisher, Ian Strange.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

Highlights include:
** 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.


Price includes worldwide postage.

You can download a pdf version of the playlist:
Pro Steam playlist PDF

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Here is the full recording list:

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.

and finally:

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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