This action-packed DVD gives an in-depth look behind the scenes at life on the Bluebell Railway, whose motto "Floreat Vapor" (Let Steam Flourish) is more than justified by the vast array of locos in action featured here.
Early film shows enthusiastic youngsters clearing the way for the inaugural trip on the line in 1960. We also see all the backroom operations required to keep the railway operational, including the workshops. The intricate and detailed process of restoration from scrap yard to full steam ahead in the Bluebell On Parade is a revelation.
Classic archive footage of steam and diesel trains
With the opening of the new St Pancras and the high speed rail link, there are many more people interested in rail travel as we enter the new age of the train.