|Tele Rail has often been asked why we haven't produced a video series featuring the early years of modern traction. The reply was. that sadly this has not been possible due to the disappointing quality of most of the material, particularly covering the 1970's and early 80's. that we had been offered. Not any more! Although many people initially turned their backs on 'Modern Traction' a few far sighted individuals like Mike Ellis, Derek Bowe, Bob Jackson, Bill Pinch, Eddie Collier and Denis Lewis were busy by the lineside recording everyday action. In those days, before video became a household term, they recorded in detail a vast variety of railway scenes on high quality colour super & standard 8 cine film. Thanks to sophisticated modern transfer methods these unique old films really come to life, recalling a halcyon railway age when corporate blue reigned supreme and local pick up freights were common. So turn back the clock with Tele Rail and enjoy the authentic sights and sounds of yesterday!|
- Leeds - Settle - Carlisle. Many superb locations along this scenic route are featured including. Leeds, Hellifield, Settle, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale. Ais Cxill, Appleby and Carlisle. Featuring mixed freights, inter city and Nottingham to Glasgow expresses mainly during the period 1974 - 1984. Loco classes include:- 2S, 26. 31. 37, 40. 45, 46, 47, & 50 the majority in overall corporate blue livery but with some green examples.
- The now closed Alston branch which ran to Haltwhistle features historic action at Alston, Lambley, Slaggford viaduct, Coanwood and Haltwhistle.
- The trans Pennine Woodhead route, with its unique loco classes, was perhaps one of the most famous closures of recent years, and yet there has been very little of any real value to show the route until now. Featuring action at Sheffield Victoria. Penistone. Dunford Bridge. Woodhead tunnel. Hadfield area. and Manchester Piccadilly. Including both freight and passenger traffic. featuring class 37, 47 and 76 in blue and green livery.
- Lancaster to Morecambe electrics. Never before has there been any comprehensive film record of the experimental and pioneer Midland railway electric service which ran until 1966. Our programme includes action at Heysham. Morecambe promenade. Scale Hall, Green Ayr, and Lancaster Castle station plus a cab ride.