The steamsounds Discography

Audio CDs

When I first started the steamsounds web site back in the late 1990s I used free hosts such as Lycos and Tripod but soon the site and its bandwidth requirements outgrew them and I began paying for a web host that could cope and at first the costs were quite reasonable.

In early May 2002 I was at the Ffestiniog Railway while they were running an event entitled Ffestiniog Interactive where participants could pay extra to have cab rides, shadow the guard and even drive. When I got home I found I had just enough recordings to almost fill an 80 minute audio CD and thought I'd see if I could sell a few...

steamsounds first audio CD was:

Ffestiniog Interactive (June 2002) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2008

After that first audio CD more followed eventually totalling over 50 volumes the sale of which kept the site going for many years.
The next few disks, aside from two more of my Ffestiniog recordings were just regular volumes of mainly recent recordings, mostly without any particular theme:

Volume 1 (November 2002)
Ffestiniog Journey (August 2003) read notes (pdf)
A Ride on the Ffestiniog Railway (August 2003) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Volume 2 (September 2003)
Volume 3 (June 2004)
Volume 4 (June 2004)
Volume 5 (June 2004)
Volume 6 (April 2006)
Volume 7 (April 2006)
Volume 8 (October 2006)
Volume 9 (February 2007)
Volume 10 (February 2007)

The above disks were withdrawn from sale in 2008



I've always been happy to produce disks for preserved railways or loco owning groups to sell and the first of these was to help support 6201:

6201 on the main line (April 2006)
Audio CD produced for the 6201 Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society

Around the same time I produced another disk for the Yorkshire Wolds Railway; Wolds Steam, and this one is still on sale in their online shop at present for just £4. See this page.

Later still I produced another disk for the Gainsborough Model Railway Society which also may still be available at their open days. If you spot it, please let me know.

If there's anyone out there who'd like to talk about having a disk produced, please get in touch.

wolds

In 2007 I started producing themed disks some of which remain on sale until I stopped selling:

In Scotland (June 2007) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
In North Wales (March 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
On the North Yorkshire Moors (March 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
In the Worth Valley (March 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
In West Somerset (July 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
In the Severn Valley (July 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
The above disks were withdrawn from sale between 2012 and 2017

Riding behind steam - On the Settle to Carlisle line (September 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Withdrawn from sale in March 2017
Riding behind GW steam - Castles & Kings (November 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Riding behind GW steam - Halls & Manors (November 2008) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
The above disks were withdrawn from sale in 2013 and replaced with a collection of mp3 disks

From the Lineside 2007-2008 (December 2008) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 1978-1995 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 1996-2001 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2002-2003 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2004 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2005 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2006 (March 2009) read notes (pdf)
The above disks were withdrawn from sale in 2014 and replaced with a lineside recording collection on three mp3 CD ROMs
Riding behind steam - 1 in 49! (December 2009) read notes (pdf)
This disk was withdrawn from sale in 2012 and replaced with an mp3 disk of NYMR recordings
From the Lineside 2009 (January 2010) read notes (pdf)
This disk was withdrawn from sale in 2014 and replaced with a lineside recording collection on three mp3 CD ROMs
Riding behind steam - 46229 Duchess of Hamilton (February 2010) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2013 and replaced with a collection of mp3 disks

From the Lineside 2010 (January 2011) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2011 (January 2012) read notes (pdf)
From the Lineside 2012 (January 2013) read notes (pdf)
These disks were withdrawn from sale in 2014 and replaced with a lineside recording collection on three mp3 CD ROMs

steamsounds around Levisham (January 2011)
Produced for the Levisham Station Group on the NYMR
Riding behind steam - Black Fives (February 2011) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Riding behind steam - 6201 Princess Elizabeth (February 2011) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Riding behind steam - Jubilees (February 2011) read notes (pdf)
Riding behind steam - Stanier's 8F (February 2011) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2013 and replaced with a collection of mp3 disks
Riding behind steam - 4472 Flying Scotsman (February 2012) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Riding behind steam - The A4s (February 2012) read notes (pdf) (Listen on YouTube)
Riding behind steam - Bullied's Pacifics(February 2012) read notes (pdf)
Riding behind steam - BR Standards (March 2012) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2013 and replaced with a collection of mp3 disks

More from the Ffestiniog railway (February 2012) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2014 and replaced with a collection of mp3 disks

On the NYMR Again (December 2012) read notes (pdf)
NYMR Steam Galas (December 2012) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2014 and replaced with an mp3 disk

In England (February 2013) read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2017
Around 2013 (December 2013) read notes (pdf)
Around 2014 (December 2014) read notes (pdf)
Around 2015 (December 2015) read notes (pdf)
Each disk was withdrawn from sale after 12 months

My final three audio CDs which went on sale in November 2016 were...

From the lineside on the S&C Northbound read notes (pdf)
From the lineside on the S&C Southbound read notes (pdf)
Over Shap read notes (pdf)
Withdrawn from sale in 2017

 
mp3 Disks
steamsounds Archive (November 2002)
A CD ROM containing the first editions of the Steamsounds web site
Withdrawn from sale in 2007
Steam Jukebox (December 2005)
Three DVD ROMs of my full collection of recordings in mp3 format
At the time of release there were over 3000 recordings with a playing time of 10 days(!) complete with notes and database driven software to help find and play the recordings.
The collection was also available as individual CD ROMS and a number of themed disks were also available
They were withdrawn from sale in 2008
steamsounds from the lineside 1978 to 2010 (January 2011)
Three mp3 CD ROMs with the 200+ tracks from original similarly titled audio CDs plus a further 120 extra recordings complete with notes.
They were withdrawn from sale in 2017
steamsounds from Ffestiniog Railway (March 2012)
An mp3 CD ROM with tracks from the 4 Ffestiniog CDs listed above.
Withdrawn from sale in 2017

steamsounds from the NYMR
An mp3 CD ROM with tracks from the four NYMR audio CDs listed above
Withdrawn from sale in 2017
steamsounds on the Scarborough Spa Express
This disk included extra information about running times, etc.
Withdrawn from sale in 2017
steamsounds around Britain
An mp3 CD ROM with tracks from three audio CDs; in England, in Scotland and in North Wales
Withdrawn from sale in 2017
steamsounds on Preserved Lines
An mp3 CD ROM with tracks from the K&WVR, SVR, WSR and others
Withdrawn from sale in 2017