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Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection [DVD]

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 438 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AIS1W0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,203 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Beloved steeplejack, industrial historian and a man with a passion for steam, the late Fred Dibnah's enthusiasms proved contagious to all who came across them. This collection brings together for the first time ever, previously unseen footage shot for the BBC with Fred at Britain's railway workshops, museums and preservation lines. These are the programmes Fred would have made, accompanying the viewer on the journeys of a lifetime, sharing a world of knowledge and excitement, offering an opportunity to see much that has never been screened before. FRED DIBNAH'S RAILWAY COLLECTION on 3 discs features The Story of Britain's Railways; Great Little Steam Railways; and Made in Britain: Railway Yards and Workshops, taking one from the earliest wood wagon ways in the 18th century to the last great days of steam and the birth of the railways preservation movement. Locations include the National Railway Museum; the Bluebell Railway; Didcot Railway Centre; Birmingham Railway Museum; Llangollen, Middleton, Ravenglass and Eskdale, South Tynedale, Tanfield and East Lancs Railways; the Bo ness and Kinneil Railway; Midland Railway Centre; Great Central Railway; Severn Valley Railway and Ffestiniog Railway. Featuring over six hours of never released footage along with classic archive footage from his series, this is a must-have for fans of Fred Dibnah and anyone with an interest in the inspiring story of Britain's Railway history.

Product Description

Fred Dibnah first came to our TV screens in 1979 and still proves to be a hugely popular presenter. With brand new programming produced from the footage filmed over the years Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection brings to you previously unseen footage of fascinating railways.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great. 14 Mar 2009
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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!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection 31 May 2009
Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection is an excellent buy and a must for Railway enthusiasts young and old alike and the enthusiasm that Fred puts into his commentary gets very infectious. Especially for the older generation like myself it brings back fond memories of the times spent around the railways and leaning over bridges getting the engine numbers and names. For the younger people it is an interesting insight to an age gone by.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series 3 Nov 2008
This is an excellent series and great value for money. Just as it says in the description these are the programmes that Fred would have wanted to make had he not been constrained by the half hour broadcast slots. Thoroughly enjoyed them.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fred !!! 21 Aug 2009
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This is Fred Dibnah in his element riding on the footplate and trying his hand at driving. Recommended to every steam railway enthusiast.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great educational DVD 27 Sep 2010
By Simon
A great DVD, not only for Dibnah fans and steam fans, but also a great educational piece for anyone interested in engineering.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money 5 Nov 2009
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Despite a few errors in the commentary a very enjoyable, informative series of recordings at a very reasonable price for three DVD's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Steam Man. 31 Aug 2010
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Well! there was only one Fred Dibna, and here he is in his element yet again,this time of course on his favourite subject of STEAM. This Man's sheer enthusiasm and tenacity for detail takes some beating. You like Railway History? Then buy it!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Dibnah Fans. 1 Oct 2008
This collection gives Fred and railway fans hours of extra fascinating footage.Excellent value for money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent product & service
Published 2 days ago by F. W. Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 5 days ago by janice schofield
4.0 out of 5 stars good dvd
this is a good watch, fred gets alittle boring at time but lots of good locomotives to see nice price
Published 2 months ago by Train mad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
up to his usual standard
Published 3 months ago by Brion
5.0 out of 5 stars A man i would have liked to have met, r.i.p Fred.
Great box set, Fred really new how to grab someones imagination & keep it with his total enthusiasm for the days when Britain still made things !!!!!!!!!!!
Published 6 months ago by Mr Has Been
5.0 out of 5 stars fred dibnah/srailay collection dvd
my husband loved it good picture i will be buying more i would recomend it to any body thats intrested in railways
Published 6 months ago by mrs claw
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Just the Job'
A real favourite of mine, Fred Dibner can't put a foot wrong. What a marvellous series of steam memories for we enthusiasts.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. J. B. M. Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars one of Fred's Interests!
Fre Dibnah always was enthusiastic and made the subject he was talking about sound interesting.Even if we didn't understand how many things worked he tried to explain in simple... Read more
Published 13 months ago by janice W
5.0 out of 5 stars he was the best
this product of Fred Dibnah keeps your concentration 100% he was a been there done it got the t shirt man. I just love it
Published 14 months ago by Alistair
1.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting pictures. BORING comments.
I bought this set with great expectations. These was however not met in any way. I've expected railway journeys from all over Britain and what did I get? Read more
Published 16 months ago by Steen Hansen
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