The Railways Of Scotland Volume Seven: Perth To Kinnaber Junction
Perth was a fascinating centre in the days of steam, where ex-LNER and LMS locos rubbed shoulders in the engine depot.
Scenes of the shed yard and main line show a wide variety of loco types including A4s and a superb colour film of a streamlined LMS 'Duchess' in 1937.
Eastwards lay Dundee and the East Coast route to Aberdeen, but in this programme the main line to Aberdeen was still via Coupar Angus and Forfar.
Kinnaber Junction signalbox, made famous in the 1890s 'Race to the North', guarded the meeting of the routes to Aberdeen from Forfar and Dundee.
Montrose, south of Kinnaber had branches to Brechin and Inverbervie.
Freights to Brechin and the 'Special' last passenger train to 'Bervie' in 1966 are shown, both powered by ex-N B Class J37s. DMUs, NB Type 2s, Cl 26 and Cl 40s feature- plus a Class 50 'fly-shunting' at Forfar!
Produced by - CineRail
Running time - 59 Minutes