Welcome to our huge selection of programmes on steam trains and narrow gauge railways where quality and good photography matters.
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 all new GWP DVD 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.
FFESTINIOG RAILWAY 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. Also available as BluRay. Narrated by Nigel Williams.
All new 105 Mins run time DVD and BluRay out now. 28.8.2012
The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 2011
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a 15 inch miniature express railway 13.5 miles long and runs from Hythe to Dungeness on the Kent Coast. Built by Captain JEP Howey in the 1920s it has the largest collection of one third scale express steam and diesel locomotives in the World.
Most of the locomotives are featured including a dramatic cab ride and trackside action with Dr Syn. Amazing footage of Northern Chief taken with some parallel running on the double track from a special camera train driven by the railway's general manager Danny Martin. There is full coverage of the all action Autumn Gala with double and treble heading. Also featured is the family weekend with Billy The Bug and Friends.
This DVD was filmed with the full co-operation of the Railway by GWP. The script was written by GWP with technical help from Andy Nash who drives Northern Chief in the film, and narrated by Nigel Williams. Filmed and edited by Graham Whistler and Jeff Freestone in 2011. Also available in BluRay. This is the 4th DVD GWP have made of this railway.
In November 2009 the RVR team was in Australia visiting Puffing Billy and they asked us to make a video for them. This was a pleasure, as it is among the best heritage railways in the world, and is certainly the most friendly we've ever visited. So here is the result with a programme about this wonderful, steam, 2ft 6ins gauge railway in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - the Puffing Billy. Rescued from the scrapper in the 1950s, with the dedication of volunteers, and staff, and earning widespread public support, the line was restored in its entirety by 1998. This exciting steam railway through the Dandenong Hills is now big business, with 250 thousand visitors per year and 47 paid staff. It runs 364 days per year, and the vintage locomotives and carriages offer education, entertainment and enjoyment to all. This video takes you behind the scenes on Puffing Billy, to have a look at things that you may otherwise never see. Whether you're on a visit, thinking about one, or just like the trains, here is an hour-long programme packed full of interesting stuff and with an informative commentary: Look into the locoshed, when the engines are steaming up for the day, have a peep inside the workshop that keeps everything running reliably, ride on the footplate, have a look at lunch on Steam and Cuisine, learn about the steep gradients and curving track in difficult terrain that made Puffing Billy what it is. Also thrill to the sound of little engines working hard. What a great little railway this is!
The hour-long programme full of steam action is offered in two formats:
DVD - this is a well photographed and clean DVD with fine pictures and sound.
Available to order from this website for £16.99
BluRay - this is the first programme for RVR in this new medium. If you have only DVD and you like trains, then perhaps it's time to think about going for BluRay - THE PICTURES ARE AWESOME! The clarity of BluRay on a 40inch flat screen TV look quite fabulous - we know 'cos we've got one. At LAST something that you can sit in front of and REALLY ENJOY your trains. MMMMMMM……. You ought to try it - on a big screen it is by far BETTER than the difference between VHS and DVD - and that was good.
Available to order from this website for £19.50
Still - you will be the judge. Our Puffing Billy programme is available in both formats.
WE HAVE A RANGE OF 40 VIDEOS for you to see on a great variety of subjects: The Ffestiniog Railway, the Welsh Highland Railway, The Great Little Trains of Wales, the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Talyllyn Railway, a great 2 hrs on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Bluebell, West Somerset, Yorkshire Railways and many more. Of particular interest are the programmes on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch, with a special one from the cab – RH&DR Cab Ride. There's more for 15" gauge enthusiasts, with the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, Bure Valley and an hour of Miniature railways.
Perhaps our best seller has been How to Drive Steam Locomotives but all the DVDs are popular. We don't forget standard gauge steam not the modern railway, with a cab ride between Crewe and Holyhead which was made for Virgin Trains as a training video and is available to you.
All the programmes offer the scenes with an informative commentary, but with lots of the natural sounds, especially from steam locomotives working hard. Our programmes are all offered on DVD, in PAL format. VHS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. The DVDs play in the EU and Australia but you may need a multi-mode player in the USA and Japan. However it is our experience that the DVDs also work well in PCs.
The web site is arranged so you can get instant access to the programme notes and be able to purchase them via the sales cart. If you would prefer to order by phone or email then the contact details are on the site.
This site is constantly developing. You will be able to see video excerpts of some of the programmes and a gallery of stills in certain areas. There are new programmes coming out and these are reported in the news section. So please enjoy Graham Whistler Production's famous videos, we are pleased to welcome you as a customer.
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Crewe - Holyhead CAB RIDE£16.99
Crewe - Holyhead CAB RIDE DVD. This 2 disc video is not just a view from the driver’s cab this is the actual Virgin Trains Route Learning and refresher video, made for the line.
The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 2011 BluRay£19.50
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a 15 inch miniature express railway 13.5 miles long and runs from Hythe to Dungeness on the Kent Coast.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway DVD£16.99
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway DVD. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is justly world famous. It manages to achieve 55 miles of continuous change taking it to over 7000 ft in the challenging environment of the foothills of the greatest mountains in the
The Welsh Highland Railway DVD£16.99
The Welsh Highland Railway DVD. Featuring: Garratt footplate Prince on the first ever steam train Opening Rhyd-Ddu Superpower Superb lineside & Pacing shots
Narrow Gauge Story 2£16.99
Narrow Gauge Story 2 DVD. Ride on the first public train through the Aberglaslyn Pass; cross the high girders of the last steam railway in Central America.
The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 2011 DVD£16.99
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a 15 inch miniature express railway 13.5 miles long and runs from Hythe to Dungeness on the Kent Coast. Built by Captain JEP Howey in the 1920s it has the largest collection of one third scale express steam an