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This programme complements Marsden Rail No 1, but contains no repeat film from the earlier video.
In addition to the regular ECML traffic, more unusual traffic in around York is viewed such as the sugar beet factory locomotive at Poppleton and the arrival of Billy Smart’s Circus at Holgate cattle dock!
Filmed locations include the loco sheds and workshop, Leeman Road Engineers Yard, Skelton New Yard, the former excursion platforms south of the station where immense volumes of traffic passed plus scenes at nearby Church Fenton.
Between 1959 and 1968, railway enthusiast and cine-cameraman, Michael Marsden, recorded views and sounds of the rapidly changing face of Britain’s rail network.
For over twenty-five years after steam ended, he captivated audiences throughout the country with his unique film collection that captured steam’s last decade and the full emergence of the diesel locomotive.
The blending of this film and that of other cameramen with true sounds of the era, plus an informative narrative, has resulted in the creation of this superb range of railway videos detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.
Produced by – Marsden Rail
Running time – 60 Minutes