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MAIN LINE STEAM ON SPAIN'S MOST SCENIC RAILWAYS, PLUS PROFESSIONAL COLOUR ARCHIVE FILM OF STEAM IN THE 1960s

Steam Returns to the Main Line.
The glorious years of sun, steam and wine can now
be relived in Spain, where two recently overhauled locomotives are back in excursion service. Leon's 141F No 2346 was filmed on a railfans' special in the seldom visited North West of the country around Vigo and Santiago.

Star of the preserved roster is Lerida's Beyer-Garratt 2-8-2+ 2-8-2 which is filmed on an ADL charter steaming up the scenic Noguera Pallaressa Gorge to the Pyrenean terminus of Pobla de Segur. Detailed cab ride sequences were obtained on both locos.

Spectacular Colour Sound Archive Film, 1967 Veteran movie professionals Peter Handford and
John Aldred produced this twenty minute cameo of vintage Spanish steam in action in its heyday, showing

an afternoon at the country station of La Parrilla, at the foot of the incline to La Encina, with station staff, pointsman and loco crews of visiting ex-MZA 240s and Garratts.

The loco sheds at La Encina are visited, and then at Castejon de Ebro we see streamlined 4-8-2s and a big 4-8-4 on passenger trains. The Pacific Garratt's chime whistle echoing across the Sierra makes a stirring finale to a memorable souvenir of Iberian steam.

Duration: 48 mins.

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