A steam locomotive in action
is in many people’s eyes a thing of great beauty and is now a source of much
nostalgia. It is over 50 years since the majority of Britain’s steam railway
locomotives were withdrawn from service and scrapped.
Using colour slides with
stereo sound this presentation is an appreciation of the steam locomotive
including some, which survived into the age of steam preservation. They are
seen and heard working hard on some of the higher and more demanding parts of
our surviving railway network.