Facebook Page
Three Stops In England / Stewart Pruss's Canadian Trains

Bringing the World of Railroading To You
Since 1995

About / Contact / Home




Related Links


All pictures displayed are video captures from actual program footage unless noted.

Program 128
Three Stops In England / Stewart Pruss's Canadian Trains

The mention of European railroading can conjure up images of fast passenger trains and short freight trains travelling over a well-engineered and maintained right-of-way. And usually covered with an overhead canopy of wires. In the United Kingdom, that image is pretty much is true.

We begin our overseas sojourn in the English countryside, 28 miles south of Manchester in the county of Cheshire. Then we head up the line to Manchester, England, and Piccadilly Station, a major destination point for both commuter trains to local outlying areas and long distance passenger trains arriving from points south, east, and north. And finally we sample British steam operations at the East Lancashire Railway.

For the second segment of this program, we'll remember Canadian trains from the 1950 and 60's through the 8mm-camera eye of Stewart Pruss.

Welcome to Trackside Online, the official website for the television series Trackside. Be sure to come here often for the latest news and information about the show.

Sign Guestbook
View Guestbook

Check out the latest in
Trackside News


Stop number one, Congleton. About 20 miles south of Manchester, the second largest city in England.

This is a passenger only line with trains powered by both electric and diesel locomotives.

Here, a Class 47 diesel still in British Railway colours prepares to continue the journey north to Manchester.

With the sun finally coming out, another Class 47 in Virgin Rail colours brings another southbound into Congleton.

Running at the posted speed limit, this is actually a control car. A Class 89 electric is at the other end, pushing this train towards Stoke-on-Trent.

How 'bout a little British steam? No. 45157 is what would be called in American parlance a Ten-Wheeler.

To see British diesels in operation, visit the East Lancashire on Saturday. That's when the railroad operates locomotives from its diesel collection.

One of two tunnels on the line between Bury and Ramsbottom.

No. 42765, a 2-6-0, is leading a northbound train into Ramsbottom.

Back To Programs