When i first saw this on the internet i was really unsure whether to buy it. I had yet to see anyone review it that gave details as to how recent the footage was. I also didnt know what to expect as i dont have any other Fred Dibnah dvds/videos.
First of all i must say any railway or fred dibnah fan should own this dvd set. Each dvd is round about 2 and a half hours long, which is near enough 7 and a half hours long in total. Each programme gives a fantastic look at many preserved railways around the country.
Many cab rides on various steam locos are featured plus the history of the railways. Also one of the dvds focus's mainly on engine sheds, and features tours explaining what is going on in the various workshops, with fred making his way to each railway with one of his traction engines.
The footage is professionally filmed to a very high standard, and was filmed probably in the early 2000's till about 2005.
There were one or two slight errors in the programmes, such as when Fred was explaining about Mallard's speed record and saying she acheived it in 1926, when infact it was 1938!
But all in all, im glad i purchased this box set, and im sure i will watch it again and again in years to come!