A Journey on The cumbria coast Railway 1 - barrow to Whitehaven

The Cumbria Coast Railway carries you on an intimate journey along one of the forgotten coasts of Britain. This DVD covers the section from Barrow-in-Furness to Whitehaven, surely one of Britain's great secret lengths of coastline.

We've installed five cameras on a class 153 diesel multiple unit of Northern Rail to ensure you get the best view possible of the railway, the scenery and even the driver at work in the cab. The weather is perfect with blue skies, and the sea sparkles in the sunshine.

Our journey begins in Barrow-in-Furness, once a centre for the UK's iron and steel industry, and now home to the builders of nuclear submarines, travelling on the old Furness Railway. There's little remaining of the peninsula's great industrial past, but the beauty of the coastline is breathtaking. We follow a long detour around the edge of the Duddon Estuary, which George Stephenson planned to cross on a mighty viaduct, and meet with the rails of the former Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway close to Foxfield.

From there we turn back south west, once again parallelling the coast towards Ulverston. To the north are the outlyers of the Lake District mountains, and we squeeze between the might of Black Combe and the coast on the way to our next estuary crossing at Ravenglass. At the station, we glimpse the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, a narrow gauge line which runs outstanding miniature steam engines.

North, we encounter the Sellafield nuclear site, the businest station on our journey, and then it's on to St Bees, passing two sections of the line which have suffered serious subsidence and caused a derailment. Finally we pass through the long, curving tunnel at corkickle before emerging on to the platform at Whitehaven

Our international ward-winning team have worked hard to bring you a memorable trip. A Journey on the Cumbria Coast Railway from Barrow-in-Furness to Whitehaven is available on DVD and Blu-Ray. There's also a second production which journeys along the coastal route from Whitehaven to Carlisle. You can see it here.

And now you can take advantage of a special offer and save £5 when you order both Cumbria Coast Railway DVDs or Blu-Rays together. Simply choose the special Combo offer on the left to make your saving!

free bonus extra

Our DVDs are used by Northern Rail to help their drivers learn the route, and we've a special added feature for you to understand the journey as quickly as possible.

We've re-interpreted the famous 1952 BBC film of London to Brighton in four minutes to bring you a high speed run from Whitehaven to Carlisle, viewed from the prime spot on the front of the class 153. It's the perfect way to round off this exclusive viewing experience.