CD: Steam, Glorious Steam!
An audio time capsule preserving the sounds of the last great days of mainline steam.
1 CD. Over 1 hour playing time.
Ever since steam engines first trundled along the steel rails of Northern England almost two centuries ago, they have gripped everyone's imagination. During 150 years of the steam age, few people ever turned their backs on the sight and sound of the hissing, clanking monsters that linked the great industrial cities and hauled famous expresses across the country at full pelt.
Every steam fan will love the sounds on this CD drawn from the ground breaking stereophonic recordings made by Peter Handford during the 1950s and 60s. It’s nothing less than the soundtrack of a lost Britain – an audio trip back in time to experience the sounds of the last days of steam!
Featuring sounds recorded on location including SRs King Arthur, Merchant Navy, Battle of Britain, West Country and Nelson Class locos; GWRs Castle, Pannier Tank (0-6-0) and King Class locos; LNERs A4 Pacific Class loco; LMSs Black 5, Crab (0-6-0) and Jubilee Class locos.
- Cat no: GLMY120
- Barcode: 5060088440223