A Journey on The Furness Railway blu-ray and DVD

Join us on a class 153 of Northern Rail as we make the spectacular journey from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness of the historic and beautiful Furness Railway. The first section of the trip takes us to Carnforth on the tracks of the old Lancaster & Carlisle Railway - to the station which was the setting for the film Brief Encounter.

From there we turn west to head along one of the most stunning - and forgotten about - coastlines in Britain. On our left are the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay, which presented such a challenge to the original builders of this railway. Two long viaducts carry us over the treacherous sands of the Kent and Leven estuaries, and past charming seaside villages which attracted huge numbers of Victorian holidaymakers.

At Ulverston we catch a glimpse of the world's shortest and straightest canal before passing the site of an accident which saw a steam engine swallowed up by a collapsing mine. Finally, we enter the Barrow loop, passing close to the town's docks and submarine yard, before reaching our destination.

You'll get a perfect view from the five cameras we've mounted on the DMU, with an occasional sight of the driver in action. There's full, knowledgable commentary to describe the history of the railway, the area's mining heritage, and the sights we see along the way. But if you prefer to hear only the sounds of the railway, switch off the narration and immerse yourself in this wonderful journey.

As you'd expect from an international ward-winning team, this is a superb production you'll want to watch time and again, and perhaps it'll encourage you to take the trip for yourself!

A Journey on the Furness Railway is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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 Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness, viewed from the prime spot on the front of the class 153. It's the perfect way to round off this exclusive viewing experience.