Known by many as one of the most scenic railway journeys in Britain, this new DVD from Skyview Productions and Lakeland Films is a unique view of the line by air.
Filmed and published in 2020, this new DVD has a run time of approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The DVD is available for £17.95 through the RailAdvent store by clicking here.
Throughout the DVD, a variety of shots from the drone are shown, as well as on the ground station shots, where narration over the clips shows tells you about the history of the station.
The DVD is split into different sections. This is great as it allows you to watch the whole thing at once, or just jump into one section and watch from there.
Starting off at Settle, the history of the station is narrated, with nice “at station” clips before the drone heads the 41 miles north to Appleby stopping at a number of stations, viaducts and tunnels.
Some of the DVD was filmed before and after the lockdown in England, meaning as well as the Northern units, you can also see some shots of The Staycation Express, which ran between Skipton and Appleby in the Summer.
Main attractions of the DVD will be the Ribblehead Viaduct as well the many other viaducts and remote moorland locations that feature on the line. It really is great to see this rare viewpoint of the line.
Being mostly drone footage, there is music over the top of this DVD; however, most of the music does fit well over the top of the drone footage, and the narration provides additional history and facts of the line.
This DVD provides a really interesting insight into the Settle to Carlisle line, and something we haven’t seen before. The addition of narration and station clips means you can learn something about the stations whilst enjoying the lovely scenery.
The music can be a little distracting, but on the whole, we really liked the music on the DVD. It would have been nice to see more trains, but the DVD is about the scenery and the line itself, so this can be partly forgiven.
This brand new DVD is available from the RailAdvent store by clicking here.
We would like to thank Skyview Productions and Lakeland Films for providing RailAdvent with a copy of this DVD for review before it went on sale on the RailAdvent Store.
A trailer of the DVD can be viewed below:
Settle to Carlisle by Air DVD
This DVD provides a really interesting insight into the Settle to Carlisle line, and something we haven't seen before.
- Rare insight to the S&C Line
- Ground clips for added interest
- Narration and history of stations
- Some music could do with lining up better with the clips
Value for Money