Power of Steam (rec.1959-64 Scots-Borders Worcs Hants Argyll Ayrs Cumbria Roxburghs - DA 35)

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Side One :-
1) Steele Road, Scottish Borders, rec. May 1961 : strong cold wind deafens the sound of of heavy Carlisle-Edinburgh goods train (pulled by 2-6-2 no.60827), slogging thorugh Liddisdale, from Newcastleton. Comes into view from behind station buildings, powerful exhaust beats are carried back on wind, then reflected from buildings and hillsides. Engine holds its own on a curved gradient, even accelerates, on toward Riccarton. Disappears behind 1500 ft. Arnton Fell. Final silence is broken only by birds, and telegraph wires humming.
2) Lickey Incline, Worcestershire, rec. June 1959 : Two small boys, are brought along by Dad, for train-spotting. They watch, excited, as Bristol-Newcastle express (pulled by 4-6-0 no.45663, plus banking engine 2-10-0 no.92331 double chimney) climbs up from Bromsgrove. Sometimes the two are heard together, sometimes separately. Meanwhile, an 4-4-0 clatters downhill, pulling local from Birmingham, just before 45663 passes and heads on towards Blackwell, banked by 92331. The powerful beat of banking engine slams back from sides of the cutting leading to Blackwell Station, mingling with an aircraft's sound. Train nears top of incline, whereby banking engine drops back, then stops just beyond station.
( 3) Lickey Incline, rec.June 1959)
4) Basingstoke, Hants, rec. Aug 1959 : a 4-6-0 no.30764 runs slowly past eastern end of Basings. Station, squeals to stop in siding near 'A' signal box. Waits to take over a train. Meanwhile, another 4-6-0 no.30805, hissing steam from safety valves, waiting to leave with a semi-fast train for London. On Reading line, another train is held at signals, and the two trains wait, as yet another 4-6-0 no.30856 whistles through station, pulling up express from Bournemouth, 1:249 gradient. Finally, signals clear for the junction, and yet another 4-6-0 no.6861 brings a Portsmouth-bound train off the Reading line, across main line, on toward down side of station, while no.30805 still waits. Then, the compressed-air points change position, signal arm clatters back, and 30805 heads out of station, under a road bridge, towards Woking, then Waterloo.
Side Two :-
( 1) Ardlui, Argyll & Bute, May 1959 )
2) Bargany, Ayrshire, rec. Sep 1964 : an 0-6-0 tank no.24 climbs away from Minnavey Colliery pit head, pulling heavily loaded train of coal trucks. Whistles long warning for a blind crossing, and slips a little on wet rails, followed by shutting off sharply, to bring train to a stand on main line of National Coal Board system, which connects with Ayr-Dalmellington B.R. line. Between Maybole and Girvan, a 'crab' 2-6-0 no.42912 prepares to take loaded coal trucks out of siding. Fireman shovels and spreads sand along rails for several yards in front of engine. Despite this, 42912 slips furiously, but eventually gets its grip on wet, greasy rails. Takes trucks up siding, to clear the points, on to shunt back to main line, on to Ayr harbour.
( 3) Scout Green, Cumbria, rec. Apr 1960 4) Steele Road, rec. May 1961 5) Stobs Station, Roxburghshire, rec Apr 1961)

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX/EX.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Scots-Borders Worcs Hants Argyll Ayrs Cumbria Roxburghs
Catalogue number:
DA 35)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Soundtracks
Label:
Argo
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
9

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Side One :-
1) Steele Road, Scottish Borders, rec. May 1961 : strong cold wind deafens the sound of of heavy Carlisle-Edinburgh goods train (pulled by 2-6-2 no.60827), slogging thorugh Liddisdale, from Newcastleton. Comes into view from behind station buildings, powerful exhaust beats are carried back on wind, then reflected from buildings and hillsides. Engine holds its own on a curved gradient, even accelerates, on toward Riccarton. Disappears behind 1500 ft. Arnton Fell. Final silence is broken only by birds, and telegraph wires humming.
2) Lickey Incline, Worcestershire, rec. June 1959 : Two small boys, are brought along by Dad, for train-spotting. They watch, excited, as Bristol-Newcastle express (pulled by 4-6-0 no.45663, plus banking engine 2-10-0 no.92331 double chimney) climbs up from Bromsgrove. Sometimes the two are heard together, sometimes separately. Meanwhile, an 4-4-0 clatters downhill, pulling local from Birmingham, just before 45663 passes and heads on towards Blackwell, banked by 92331. The powerful beat of banking engine slams back from sides of the cutting leading to Blackwell Station, mingling with an aircraft's sound. Train nears top of incline, whereby banking engine drops back, then stops just beyond station.
( 3) Lickey Incline, rec.June 1959)
4) Basingstoke, Hants, rec. Aug 1959 : a 4-6-0 no.30764 runs slowly past eastern end of Basings. Station, squeals to stop in siding near 'A' signal box. Waits to take over a train. Meanwhile, another 4-6-0 no.30805, hissing steam from safety valves, waiting to leave with a semi-fast train for London. On Reading line, another train is held at signals, and the two trains wait, as yet another 4-6-0 no.30856 whistles through station, pulling up express from Bournemouth, 1:249 gradient. Finally, signals clear for the junction, and yet another 4-6-0 no.6861 brings a Portsmouth-bound train off the Reading line, across main line, on toward down side of station, while no.30805 still waits. Then, the compressed-air points change position, signal arm clatters back, and 30805 heads out of station, under a road bridge, towards Woking, then Waterloo.
Side Two :-
( 1) Ardlui, Argyll & Bute, May 1959 )
2) Bargany, Ayrshire, rec. Sep 1964 : an 0-6-0 tank no.24 climbs away from Minnavey Colliery pit head, pulling heavily loaded train of coal trucks. Whistles long warning for a blind crossing, and slips a little on wet rails, followed by shutting off sharply, to bring train to a stand on main line of National Coal Board system, which connects with Ayr-Dalmellington B.R. line. Between Maybole and Girvan, a 'crab' 2-6-0 no.42912 prepares to take loaded coal trucks out of siding. Fireman shovels and spreads sand along rails for several yards in front of engine. Despite this, 42912 slips furiously, but eventually gets its grip on wet, greasy rails. Takes trucks up siding, to clear the points, on to shunt back to main line, on to Ayr harbour.
( 3) Scout Green, Cumbria, rec. Apr 1960 4) Steele Road, rec. May 1961 5) Stobs Station, Roxburghshire, rec Apr 1961)

Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX/EX.

Band/artist(s):
Scots-Borders Worcs Hants Argyll Ayrs Cumbria Roxburghs
Catalogue number:
DA 35)
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Soundtracks
Label:
Argo
Sleeve condition:
Excellent
Tracks:
9

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