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'When I first rode on The Jacobite Steam Train back in 2006, even the rain couldn't spoil my enjoyment.  But when it came to buying a DVD of the journey, there wasn't one to be found.  At least, not one I was aware of, and not one that used the same engine, taken from the trackside, as a single journey.

With the world now embracing Hi-Definition, I decided to film my own trackside video.  The engine in question was Black Five No.45407, 'The Lancashire Fusilier', and I returned to film again the following year.  Fortunately for me, the weather remained glorious, allowing the footage to blend seamlessly.

As the journey began to piece together, a sudden thought occurred to me.  If I'd always wanted a souvenir of the journey, then maybe others would, too.  And so, with that in mind, 'Black Five on the Jacobite' was born.

Now I admit, it doesn't cover every single minute of the journey - that's a project for another day.   But it is, I think, as comprehensive as any video out there today.   And for those of you who go on to buy the DVD, I hope  you enjoy watching it as much as I did making it.'

             Terry Vernon

                   'Dragon-in-the-Firebox' Productions

June 2016