This DVD evokes memories of the Anglia Region of British Rail since the 1970's, concentrating predominently on the lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street, in the London area, out to Shenfield and Purfleet. We see Liverpool Street station before the rebuilding, carried out between 1986 and 1992, when long distance services, parcels and freight traffic, were diesel hauled by Class 31, 37, and 47 locos. Stratford has always been a busy place to observe freight workings, many of which were in the hands of Class 37 locos.
The LNER designed Class 306 'Shenfield' units are extensively covered, along with classes 302, 305, 307, 309, 312, 315, 321, and 322 EMU's amongst others. DMU workings from Camden Road to North Woolwich are featured. The sound film has captured the distinctive noises of the Shenfield units very accurately. Later scenes show the preserved green unit '017' in passenger service in 2001, alongside Great Eastern branded Class 315's. Class 86 and 90 electric locos are also featured, along with the 'Stansted Express', 'Electrostar', 'Desiro' and Class 170 turbo units.
Duration: 79 minutes.