Steam locos in profile



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+ Varied selection of engines, interesting bonus features

- Little of note

Rating: *****

Regular readers of Steam Railway will know that we’re big fans of film-maker Chris Eden-Green’s Steam Locos in Profile series, and the latest volume does not disappoint.

Featuring the likes of the ‘9Fs’, ‘Small Prairies’, S&D ‘7Fs’ and the USATC ‘S160s’ (amongst others), each film covers the classes’ history, career, pros and cons of the design, and how well they’ve fared in preservation.

As such, there is plenty of lineside action to entertain the viewer, and a variety of different engines get the opportunity to take centre stage. There’s also a lovely tribute to David Shepherd in the ‘9Fs’ film, and fans of Monty Python will no doubt enjoy the skit in the film focussing on the BR ‘Standard Fives’. Of course, subscribers to Chris’ YouTube channel will be familiar with the majority of the films collected on here, but this DVD is the perfect way to buy and keep these fantastic films all in one place.

As an added bonus, there’s also two brilliant films set in Germany, with one taking in the famous DRB ‘Kriegslok’ 2-10-0s, and the other revelling in the majesty of the Harz mountain 2-10-2 tanks. Both films are worth the purchase price alone.

There is nothing else like this in the market, and it’s great to see a young film-maker try something different. Whether you’re a hardened enthusiast, or relatively new to railways, this DVD is a thoroughly enjoyable watch.

You can buy this and previous volumes online, or send cheques made payable to Chris Eden-Green, 476-478 Lunsford Lane, Larkfield, Kent, ME20 6JA.


Price: £19.99


T: 07815 602472

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