E-G Media's documentary series about the best of British
Described by a fan as ‘Top
Gear for Trains’, Steam Locomotives In Profile is the brainchild of amateur film maker, Chris Eden-Green,
providing rail enthusiasts and those with an interest in transportation with an accessible and enjoyable means of learning
more about the history of British Steam Locomotives in an easy to manage 10 to 20 minute episode format.
Each episode is filmed with completely original footage on location
at Heritage Railways and Main Line linesides up and down the United Kingdom, capturing British steam at its best.
withdrawn the first eight episodes of Steam Locos In Profile from YouTube and
placed them onto DVD for purchase direct from his Online Store.
the first eight episodes of SLIPS are available to view here, and the DVD
itself is available to purchase at the link below.The DVD also includes a bonus
episode filmed exclusively in Ireland focussing upon the Bord Na Mona Barclay
In Profile examines the Great Western Railway’s 2800/2884 heavy freight
locomotives. These were the first 2-8-0s to be built in the UK.
built between 1903-1942. 16 survived into the preservation era.
In Profile takes a look at the GWR Manor class 4-6-0s. The smallest Great
Western express passenger engines.
30 were built
between 1938-51. Nine survive, all of which have run in preservation.
In Profile examines the Standard Class 4 tank engines built by British
engines built between 1951-56, fifteen survived into preservation. Today, they
prove themselves useful on British heritage railways.
In Profile studies the Standard class 7 Pacifics built by British Railways
between 1951-54. These became known as the ‘Britannias’, after the name of the
Of the 55
built, only two survive. Both have become famous in railway preservation as a
In Profile takes a look at the Great Western Halls. 330 (including 71 'Modified' Halls) were
built between 1923-50 for mixed traffic
duties. 18 were saved for preservation.
In Profile studies the Stanier 8Fs built for the London Midland & Scottish
was one of the most numerous in the UK, with 852 being built. Of these, roughly
15 are believed to have survived; some of which remain outside the UK.
WARNING: Viewers discretion is advised. This
video contains strong language from the start.
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As a means of exploring more obscure and unique
locomotive types, Steam Locos In Profile extended their range to produce a
series of short videos focussing upon Unique Survivors.
The spin-off series, Sole SLIPs can be found
examines the GCR 11F (LNER D11) 4-4-0 No 506 ‘Butler Henderson’
examines Wantage Tramway locomotive No 5 ‘Shannon’; built in 1857 by George
examines the London & South Western Railway Drummond T9 4-4-0 No 120, built
looks at the London & South Western Rly Adams ‘Radial’ 4-4-2T No 488
looks at Irelands biggest steam locomotive. The Great Southern Railway 800
class 4-6-0 ‘Maedb’ (pronounced ‘Mave’).
looks at James Stirling’s 01 class of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway.
Of which, No 65, has a dark preservation history.
looks at the oldest surviving locomotive of the Midland Railway. Matthew
Kirtley's '156' class 2-4-0 No 158A.
examines the prototype Southern Railway Bulleid Q1 No C1 (33001)
examines the 'alleged' first 100mph locomotive; GWR 'City' No 3440 'City Of
takes a look at 'Merlin'; one of the 'V' class 4-4-0s built for the Great
Northern Railway Of Ireland.
examines the remaining UK Standard Gauge Beyer Garrett, 'William Francis';
formerly employed by the National Coal Board.
looks at the first standard gauge steam engine to be privately preserved in the
UK. Great Northern Rly Ivatt J52 No 1247.
looks at unique preservation survivor, GNR Stirling Single No.1