A Junior Travellers View Blu-ray
A Junior Traveller's View of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
Designed as a video companion to our famous Traveller's Guide Books, only this time, for our younger travellers. With informative captions.
A Year in Snowdonia Blu-ray
A Year in Snowdonia.
A tour through some of Snowdonia's well known places and some less well known places through a year. This is an entirely new programme and it features original arrangements of traditional Welsh music and the sounds of nature, there are also informative on screen captions throughout.
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins
Published by the F&WHR Co
F&WHR Drivers Eye View Blu-ray Complete Collection
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway - A Driver's Eye View - The Complete Collection.
A two disk set featuring the view from a camera clamped to the front of Merddin Emrys on the Ffestiniog and Garratt 87 on the Welsh Highland.
There is no commentary but all the official route names appear in discreet captions, ideal for route learning.
Running Time is approx Six Hours.
F&WHR Traveller's View 2019 Blu-ray
A Traveller's View of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - 2019
This programme has been made by the F&WHR company as a souvenir of a visit or as an introduction to the railways.
It has been shot with unparalleled access to the railways and in this programme you will find chapters on the history of the railways, journeys along the line shot from on-board the train, from the air and from the lineside.
There are also chapters to help you pronounce some of the names of our stations and places.
This Blu-ray edition contains over half an hour of extras!
Please Note: This is a narrative free Blu-ray but has informative on-screen captions.
The soundtrack is from the railway itself and the environment it exists in. Certain chapters will include music.
Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Fred Howes Vol. 1 Blu-ray
Fred Howes: The Permanent Way Man - Part One
Fred Howes - The Permanent Way Man Retired track supremo, Fred Howes talks about his early days on the Ffestiniog railway.
Archive film and still images are used to illustrate the topics under discussion.
Published by F&WHR Co.
Running Time: 1hour 10 mins
Fred Howes Vol. 2 Blu-ray
Fred Howes: The Permanent Way Man - Part Two.
The second volume of a slow walk up the FR with Fred telling tales about his time on the railway. This volume concentrates on rebuilding the line from Tan y Bwlch to and into the new Moelwyn Tunnel.
Published by F&WHR Co.
Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Fred Howes Vol. 3 & 4 Blu-ray
Fred Howes: The Permanent Way Man - Parts Three & Four.
The Third and Fourth volume of a slow walk up the FR with Fred telling tales about his time on the railway. This volume concentrates on rebuilding the line from the new Moelwyn Tunnel up to Glan y Pwll.
Published by F&WHR Co.
Running Time : 1 hour 52 minutes.
Fred Howes Vol. 5 Blu-ray
Fred Howes: The Permanent Way Man - Part Five.
The Fifth and Final volume of the series with Fred telling tales about his time on the railway.
Fred joined the railway in 1964 and stayed until he retired in 2009. In this programme he recalls his time during the final phase of the deviation. In addition to the interview photographed on and around the railway there are a wealth of moving and still images from the 1960's to the 1980's, many of which have never been published before.
Published by F&WHR Co.
Running Time: 55 minutes plus 2 hours extra audio
GWP Blu-ray Ffestiniog Railway 2010
Graham Whistler Productions - Ffestiniog Railway 2010
The Ffestiniog Railway has it all and this brand new programme brings you a feast of action from the line. Featuring locomotives Earl of Merioneth, Merddin Emrys, Blanche and the very newest edition to the fleet Lynton and Branstable replica LYD.
About "Ffestiniog 2010"
King of the narrow gauge, the Ffestiniog has it all. Shot in 2010 this superb video brings you the lot! Superb steam action, shots behind the scenes in the Works, following the trains into the mountains, with scenic shots from off the trains and at the lineside, maps to show where you are, and an excellent, informative commentary that simply does not get in the way of the sound - but tells you all sorts of interesting things you may not know.
You’ll follow Earl of Merioneth and Merddin Emrys up and down the line, and see two Fairlies cross. You’ll see the feisty Blanche giving her all, but BEST OF ALL, we’ll take you on one of the first test trips IN FRONT of the new locomotive LYD - and you will be able to thrill to amazing shots of LYD chasing the train, and see her right next to the camera as well as running past.
Shot in wide screen and high-definition with a hi-speed run from Port to Blaenau, wow!
This is one more of the series of top-quality videos from Graham Whistler Productions. Enjoy the programme!
Running Time - approx 80 minutes
( Programme No 2 - approx 9 minutes )
GWP Blu-ray Ravenglass & Eskdale
Graham Whistler Productions - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is a seven mile long 15 inch gauge railway running through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Lake District. The film was shot In June 2009 and includes dramatic footage of the railway's steam locomotives River Mite, River Esk, River Irt and diesel locomotive Douglas Ferreira. Included are trackside and footplate action and magnificent mountain scenery. We also take a trip up the line with Peter van Zeller and River Esk.
This Blu-ray was filmed and directed by Graham Whistler with the full cooperation of the Railway. The script was written and narrated by Peter van Zeller driver of River Esk.
Running Time - approx 95 minutes.
GWP Blu-ray Ravenglass & Eskdale 2017
Graham Whislter Productions - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 2017
The 15 inch, 7 mile long Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (also known affectionately as La'al Ratty) runs from the Cumbrian Coast through two of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Lake District.
This all new film includes plenty of action from three of the railway's resident steam locos and diesel Douglas Ferreira. See the new "Spanish Loco" including footage from Spain, its arrival and restoration in Cumbria. Steam trials of the new loco on the railway in December 2016 are featured, as well as Santa Special Trains.
The film will take you on the complete journey featuring River Mite with cab ride and dramatic trackside action. There are some amazing aerial drone footage of the railway, skillfully filmed for us by Chris Munn.
Filmed and edited with 16:9 wide screen high definition Sony equipment by Graham Whistler and Jeff Freestone. R&ER driver Peter van Zeller gave help with the script and kindly filmed the new loco in Spain as well as the railway's track gang busy with winter repairs.
Narrated by BBC's Nicholas Owen.
Running Time - approx 85 minutes.
GWP Blu-ray Welsh Narrow Gauge 2012
Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways 2012
The Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways run through dramatic countryside and operate with steam locomotives. The railways were mainly constructed for industrial use and most served the now defunct slate industry. Now they are all preserved and operate as major tourist attractions.
This Blu-ray was filmed in 2012 and features the following railways:
WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY
Now fully restored and connected to the Ffestiniog Railway. Dramatic steam action with 2 Garratt locos.
An all new update on this well loved 2ft railway ending with dramatic run of two FR locos on WHR!
VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY
A dramatic 12 mile line to Devils Bridge from Aberystwyth.
WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR RAILWAY
Featuring busy summer services with two recently rebuilt locos.
BALA LAKE RAILWAY
A friendly tourist railway with small locos and fine lake views.
LLANBERIS LAKE RAILWAY
This railway in the shadow of mighty Snowdon, like Bala also runs the smaller quarry 2ft locos.
Filmed and edited by GWP with the full co-operation of the railways.
Narrated by Nigel Williams.
Running time - approx 105 minutes.
Also available as a DVD
GWP Blu-ray WHR Complete Journey
Graham Whistler Productions - Welsh Highland Railway: The Complete Journey
The Welsh Highland Railway is now fully restored and connected to the Ffestiniog Railway This two foot narrow gauge railway runs 25 miles from Caernarfon on the Menai Strait in North Wales through the dramatic Snowdonia National Park to Porthmadog. The Millennium Commission, the European Union, the Welsh Assembly and many very generous private donations have raised over £28,000,000 needed to complete the project.
Our film will take you on the complete journey and features the powerful South African Garratts. With dramatic cab ride and track side action. See the track gangs at work in the Aberglaslyn Pass and the tunnels, including riding with the works train. See the railway now fully developed working as it is today in 2013.
We even used a helicopter to bring you never seen before dramatic aerial views. The helicopter follows Garratt 138 from Castell Cidwn, to cross with 87 at Rhyd Ddu, then down to Beddgelert and breath taking views of the train in the Aberglaslyn pass and beyond Nantmor.
Filmed in high definition and edited by GWP with the full co-operation of the railway.
Narrated by BBC’s Nicholas Owen.
Running Time - approx 103 minutes
GWP BluRay Talyllyn 2014
Talyllyn Railway 2014
The Talyllyn Railway runs on 2ft 3in narrow gauge tracks from Tywyn on West coast of Wales through a dramatic unspoilt valley 7 1/4 miles to Nant Gwernol. It was established by the 1865 Act of Parliament to carry passengers and slate from the Bryn Egwys Quarry. Talyllyn Railway was saved from closure in 1951 by a small group of amateur railwaymen led by Tom Rolt and became the first preserved railway in the world.
In 2014 the Talyllyn continues to prosper and is still largely run by a dedicated group of highly skilled volunteers and a small full time staff.
This film will take you on the complete journey featuring Edward Thomas, Tom Rolt and Dolgogh steam locomotives. With a dramatic cab ride on Edward Thomas, and plenty of lineside action in perfect July 2014 weather. Also featured is an outing with Dolgoch and the Vintage Train. A short section from GWP's 1991 Talyllyn film shows the naming of the new locomotive Tom Rolt.
Filmed and edited with 16:9 wide screen high resolution definition Sony equipment by Graham Whistler and and Jeff Freestone with special help from long term Talyllyn Railway volunteer John Smallwood.
Narrated by BBC's Nicholas Owen.
Running time total - approx 79 minutes.
Harbour Station Redevelopment Story Blu-ray
Harbour Station Redevelopment - The Whole Story.
Telling the story from 2011 and the tipping of the first rock to the opening ceremony in May 2014.
Running Time: 2 hours and 26 minutes.
16:9 format PAL
(NB includes some footage previously seen on our DVD 'Cob Widening 2012')
Hunslet 125 - The Blu-ray
Hunslet 125 - The Blu-ray
A record of the events of the gala held over the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd & 24th June 2018 to
celebrate the 125th birthday of 'The Ladies', Linda and Blanche. It was videoed with exclusive access and multiple cameras and includes aerial footage.
Run Time: Approx 1 hour 6 minutes.
Quirks & Curiosities II 2017 - Blu-ray
Quirks & Curiosities II 2017
Our biggest event of 2017 was Quirks & Curiosities 2 which ran from 28th April 2017 to 1st May 2017. This programme gives you an indepth look at what went on and is not to be missed !
As a bonus the 2010 DVD of our first Quirks & Curiosities in 2010 is included in it's entirety on this disc.
Snowdonian 2016 Blu-ray
The Snowdonian - 16th April 2016.
Six locomotives, ten hours & eighty miles of two foot gauge railway
The Snowdonian is a unique opportunity to see the whole of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway in one day. Here is your chance to see what the lucky passengers saw.
Running Time: 55 minutes - HD video and stereo sound
Vale of Rheidol - A Travellers View Blu-ray
Vale of Rheidol Railway - A Traveller's View
A short history of the railway, a trip up the line, shot mainly from the train and then a complete Driver's Eye View from Aberystwyth to the buffer stops at Devil's Bridge.
Running Time: 1 hour 35mins
WHR Driver's Eye View Blu-ray (Video 125)
Welsh Highland Railway - A Drivers's Eye View - CAERNARFON to PORTHMADOG
The Welsh Highland narrow gauge steam railway runs from coast to coast through the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, and what better way of seeing it than from one of the Beyer Garratt steam engines. This is more than just a Driver's Eye View. With cameras mounted on the buffer beam and around the cab, we can see the line and the scenery even better than the driver does.
Our ride begins at Caernarfon close to the famous castle, venue of the investiture of Charles the Prince of Wales. We not only see the railway from the locomotive, but also from the stations, the trackside, the carriages and even from the air. The 25 miles of scenic line was only reopened throughout in 2011 and Arfon Haines Davies's narration gives all the fascinating facts and chequered history of the line. This is your chance to see this magnificent route as never before.
Narration by: Arfon Haines Davies
Running Time: 111 minutes
Year in the Life 2013 Blu-ray
A Year in the Life of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - 2013.
In this 150th anniversary of Steam year the railway was super busy so there was a lot to see. This Blur-ay programme shows the best bits of this busy year.
Running Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes.
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