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The Great Britain

Programme number: MLAGB
Running time: 81 minutes approx.
Available on Steam Age Pictures Volume 15

This programme is a joint effort with TWR Video. It was shot with high definition HDV cameras, then edited in standard definition. The finished product is a wide-screen (16:9) standard definition PAL DVD-R that will play in most DVD players. On an older “4:3” TV set it should be displayed with black “letterbox” bars top and bottom.

Because this is joint production, we are charging a fixed price for this programme: £10, of which £3 will cover the cost of materials and p&p. The rest will be divided between
the Dean Forest Railway Society,
the Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society
the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society
the Railway Children charity

Please send a cheque (in Sterling drawn on a UK bank) or UK Postal Order, payable to Mark Fry to this address:

Steam Age Pictures
40 St Giles
NB: Don't forget to include your name and address, so that I can send you the programmes, and a phone number or e-mail address, so that I can contact you if necessary.

Forgive us if we boast just a little. Here are two unsolicited compliments that we have received for this programme:

This from a fellow photographer who chased most of the tour:
"DVD received and played on the Big Screen tonight. Mark - 10 out of 10! That is no "amateur" production in my book! Yes there are a couple of tiny glitches but they don't detract from a splendid
offering overall."

And this from someone who was on board:
"Just finished watching the DVD. 81 mins of pure nostalgia and pleasure. Well worth the wait, HA HA! Best DVD I've seen for a long while. Keep up the good work."


Click the thumbnails to see a larger version; all are JPEG files, between about 10 and 50 kB.
71000 at speed near Uffington Good Friday 6th April.
Paddington – Badminton – Bristol. 71000 Duke Of Gloucester. Uffington; Hullavington. (2:34)
YouTube clip.
6024 and 5051 near Burgullow6024 and 5051 passing Westleigh on the climb to Whiteball Tunnel Saturday 7th April.
Penzance – Exeter – Bristol. 5051 Earl Bathurst & 6024 King Edward I. Burngullow; Coombe Fishacre; Burlescombe. (3:59)
YouTube clip.
71000 at Coton Hill, near Shrewsbury Easter Sunday 8th April.
Bristol – Hereford – Chester – Preston. 71000 Duke Of Gloucester. Narroways Junction, Bristol; Coton Hill, Shrewsbury; Dee viaduct, Cefn bychan. (03:09)
YouTube clip.
5051 running light near Uffington Bank Holiday Monday 9th April.
Bristol - Didcot. 5051 Earl Bathurst, light engine. Uffington.
6233 passing Greenholme6233 at Shap Wells Bank Holiday Monday 9th April.
Preston – Shap – Beattock – Glasgow. 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland. Shap Wells; Beattock summit;  Cleghorn. (7:17)
YouTube clip.
61994 running light at Blackford61994 and 60009 passing under the old and new A9 roads, approaching Slochd.
61994 and 60009 crossing Slochd viaduct with Cairn Gorm on the horizon
Tuesday 10th April.
Glasgow – Perth – Inverness. 60009 Union Of South Africa & 61994 The Great Marquess. Blackford (61994 light engine); Kinbuck; Blackford; Murthly; Edendon signalbox; Kincraig; Slochd; Slochd Mor; Inverness. (11:38)
YouTube clip.
61994 climbing away from Garve61994 at Corriemoillie Summit
61994 crossing the bridge between Loch Chuilinn & Loch Achanalt61994 approaching Luib summit
61994 seen across Loch Chuilinn
Wednesday 11th April.
Inverness – Kyle Of Lochalsh – Inverness. 61994 The Great Marquess. Fodderty; Achterneed; Garve; Corriemoillie summit; Loch Chuilinn; Achnasheen; Luib summit; Atterdale; Kyle of Lochalsh; Achmore; Stomeferry & Loch Carron from Strome Castle; Glen Carron; Achnasheen; Loch Chuilinn;  Rogie. (26:14)
YouTube clip.
48151 approaches Evanton48151 coasting towards Lairg station
48151 in the Strath of Kildonan48151 crossing the Helmsdale River near Kinbrace
Thursday 12th April.
Inverness – Thurso. LMS 8F 48151. Dingwall & Cromarty Firth; Evanton; Lairg (three locations); Brora; Loth; Strath of Kildonan; Kinbrace; Thurso. (13:28)
YouTube clip.
48151 approaching Lairg summit48151 at Halkirk Friday 13th April.
Thurso – Inverness. LMS 8F 48151. Halkirk; Marrel near Helmsdale; Lairg summit; Conon Bridge. (4:16)
60009 and 61994 on Findhorn viaduct60009 and 61994 just south of Aviemore
60009 and 61994 pass Balsporan Cottages
Saturday 14th April.
Inverness – Perth. 60009 Union Of South Africa & 61994 The Great Marquess. Inverness; Findhorn viaduct, Tomatin; Aviemore; Dalwhinnie to Balsporan Cottages; Dunkeld & Birnam station. (8:50)
YouTube clip.

All pictures are copyright TWR Video 2007 or Mark Fry 2007.

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