There are few sounds as evocative as a steam locomotive, a once familiar feature of the British rail network. This two-CD set brings together recordings originally released on vinyl as part of the Sound Stories collection, digitally remastered to enhance your enjoyment.
Immerse yourself in almost 90 minutes of these distinctive sounds, featuring recordings of classic steam locomotives in action during the 1970s. Close your eyes and be transported back as images of the power and majesty of steam-powered locomotion are conjured up.
Steam Specials of the 1970s features a mouth-watering array of rolling stock - the Green Arrow, the Stainer-Class Black Five, the Lancastrian, No.6000 King George V, No.4472 the Flying Scotsman and many, many more. Hear recordings of these vintage engines, made on the train and trackside, as they endure tough climbs and slipping wheels, fly by at high speed and let the high-pitched whistles announce their arrival.
Severn Valley Steam takes you to the preserved branch lines of the Midlands for some more classic steam action. These recordings, all made in the early 1970s, put you trackside and on the footplate to experience some vintage highlights. The line-up includes ex-LMR Ivatt Class No.46443, ex-LMS Fowler Class No.47383 'Jinty', two ex-GWR Collett Class and the ex-War Department Class J94 Saddle Tank No.193.
This is the ultimate trip journey down the memory line!