This programme begins with a trip up the now preserved Severn Valley line from Kidderminster to Bewdley. Both ex-GWR diesel railcars and steam locomotives are seen before we head across the River Severn to explore the branch to Tenbury Wells and Woofferton. Moving into Wales itself the programme then features the lines centred on Brecon which closed in 1962. Starting from Neath Riverside station, the former Neath & Brecon line is followed up to Brecon. The next section features the former Brecon & Merthyr system including the notorious 7-mile bank beyond Talybont on Usk, one of the most challenging inclines on a British railway. We then follow the line north from Talyllyn Junction near Brecon to Three Cocks Junction and on to Hay on Wye along the former Midland route to Hereford before going up the Cambrian line through mid Wales to Builth Road Low Level where this line passed under the Central Wales Line. We change trains and follow this route, from Abergwili Junction near Camarthen through to Craven Arms, in the days when it was steam operated. Coverage of the mid Wales line is then completed as we head south from Moat Lane Junction near Caersws back to Brecon. The final part of the programme follows the last passenger train on the ex-GWR branch from Bala Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog. The two pannier tanks in charge of the train make a stirring sight as they blast up to the summit near Cwm Prysor, over 1,200ft above sea level. This DVD will revive memories for those who knew these lines, and for those who did not have the chance to explore them before they closed, it will help to explain why these long-closed railways are still remembered with such affection by those who travelled on them in their heyday.