Video 125 is releasing a film showing the very first Intercity railway in the world, filmed before the overhead wires went up.
The team at Video 125 travel aboard a Northern Rail class 156 Sprinter, starting at Manchester Airport before joining the original L&M route surveyed and built by George Stephenson.
“We see the whole Airport Branch, the Stockport-avoiding line and the approach and through platforms at Manchester Picadilly, one of Network Rail’s worst bottlenecks over the elevated section through Oxford Road.”
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Take a look at Chat Moss from the cab and from a helicopter flying overhead, plus Video 125 take you through Rainhill over the ground covered by Stephenson’s famous Rocket – the winner of the Rainhill Locomotive Trials in 1829. Edge Hill is another place associated with the railway and from here the line descends into Liverpool Lime Street through a Myriad of tunnels – seen best of all from the driver’s cab.
To ease the long days during the coronavirus pandemic, Video 125 are giving you this film as a free video download. Click here to get yours!
There’s no catch, no postage, no VAT, no waiting for the postman, the video will be automatically sent to your device for you to watch in full high definition.