This DVD contains a wealth of historical film from Spain and Portugal taken in 1957, 1960, 1962 and 1969 including scenes from 10 privately owned narrow gauge and industrial lines in Spain now mostly closed. The range of lines and classes included are:
SAN FELIU 0-6-2Ts, OLOT-GERONA 2-6-0T and 2-6-2T, ASLAND 0-4-0Ts, F.F.C.C. CATALANES 2-6-0T and
0-6-0T, MALLORCA 0-6-0T and 2-6-2T, ONDA AL GRAO 0-6-0T, CARCAGENTE-DENIA 0-6-0T and 4-4-0ST and ALCOY-GANDIA 2-6-2Ts.
The 204km OJOS NEGROS A SAGUNTO line with it's 4107 feet summit and heavy ore trains hauled by first a 4-8-0 then an 0-6-6-0 Mallet with an engine change to a 2-6-2 + 2-6-2 Garratt. Ride on the train in the brake van then from the top of the loco cab. 0-6-2Ts shunt the yard at Los Ojos Negros whilst another 0-6-6-0 Mallet departs.
The F.C. UTRILLAS A ZARAGOZA produces an ex-TUNISIAN RAILWAYS 2-6-6-0T Mallett and an ex F.F.C.C. VASCONDADOS 2-6-0.
Portugal, a living museum for steam sees narrow gauge locos from as early as 1889, still working trains with immaculately kept 0-6-0Ts, 2-6-0Ts,
2-4-6-0T and 0-4-4-0T Mallets, 2-8-2T and
4-6-0Ts. REGUA mixed gauge and PORTO CONTUMIL depots show off their pristine inside and outside cylinder 2-6-4Ts, 4-6-0s, 2-8-0s and 2-8-4Ts. The metre gauge lines to CHAVES, BRAGANCA, DUAS IGREJAS, the 'PORTO SUBURBAN', ESPINHO and AVEIRO-VISEAU are seen with depot scenes. The SANTA COMBA DAO area is visited with main linbe passenger and freight hauled by 4-6-0s on the line to COIMBRA.
R.E.N.F.E broad gauge steam features the following: CENTRAL OF ARAGON 4-6-2 + 2-6-4 Garratts at work, 141Fs, 242Fs and the various types of 241F and 240F, 2-8-2T, industrial locos at PENNAROYA, 0-6-0, 2-8-0, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 Garratts and 0-8-0s. Locos from as far afield as PAMPLONA, CASTEJON DE EBRO, MIRANDA DE EBRO, BURGOS, SALAMANCA, ARROYO DE LA LUZ, MERIDA, CORDOBA, CIUDAD REAL, SORIA, ZARAGOZA, TARRAGONA, MORA LA NUEVA, ST. VICENC DE CASTALLET and MARTORELL all feature.
Running time app. 60 minutes.
FOR MODERN TRACTION IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL SEE OUR DVD 'IBERIAN RAIL TRAIL'