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Part One
Running time: 1 hour 15 mins approx


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This DVD covers the loco's first period of main line running from 1991 to its final run in September 1996.  The material has been specially selected to capture the power and majesty of the Castle Class locomotive and is full of wonderful nostalgic images and emotive powerful soundtracks.

Highlights include:

Paddington-Stratford-Paddington  9th November 1991
The first steam out of Paddington since October 1971.  Seven locations featuring an all chocolate and cream rake taken in glorious November lighting.

Didcot-Sheffield-Didcot  29th February 1992
Six locations including a very dramatic and noisy departure from Sheffield.

Paddington-Stratford-Paddington  19th April 1992
Six locations including departing Paddington (a shot now destroyed for ever by overhead electrification).

Old Oak-Stratford-Old Oak  31st May / 27th Sept 1992
Seven locations including leaving Old Oak Common (another location ruined by progress) and powering over Wilmcote summit.

Worcester Shuttles  2nd May 1993
Authentic looking shots as the 'Cathedrals Express' crosses the viaduct and passes through Foregate Street Station.

Cotswold Venturer  27th June 1993, 19th June / 17th July / 14th August 1994
High speed action shots plus powerful departures from Cheltenham, Worcester, Evesham and Oxford.

Didcot-Sheffield  9th February 1994
A variety of shots of the loco working hard and at speed taken in superb lighting.

A Castle on the Settle & Carlisle  12th February 1994
Two long running shots either side of Horton of the loco slogging plus shots taken at Lunds, Lazonby and Armathwaite.

Welsh Marches Express  5th April 1994 (double heading with 80080)
Two long running shots on Llanvihangel Bank.

Didcot-Oxford Shuttles  12th June 1994
Some excellent soundtracks and a stunningly powerful departure from Oxford followed by a high speed thrash to Culham.

Berks and Hants  8th October 1994
Three locations including a dramatic twilight express shot at Erlestoke.

Paddington-Stratford  18th December 1994
A long running sequence on Saunderton Bank plus a dramatic backlit departure from Banbury.

Westbury-Plymouth  17th February 1996 (double heading with 7802 from Newton Abbot)
This sequence includes long running shots of the climb to Whiteball, and at Stoneycombe Quarry and Dainton Tunnel.

Plymouth-Westbury  24th February 1996  (double heading with 7802 Bradley Manor)
Two shots on Hemerdon and three locations on the sea wall.

Westbury-Bath-Hereford  31st August 1996
Two shots on Horfield Bank plus a long running shot on Llanvihangel Bank.

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