The second volume in 'The Train Spotter's Notebook' series moves from Scotland to the Southern Region and covers the lines west of Salisbury.
The introduction starts at Nine Elms depot and Waterloo from where we depart hauled by 34013 Okehampton with short scenes at Woking & Basingstoke. We next depart Salisbury on to Plymouth to Brighton service hauled by 34040 Crewkerne, returning from Barnham where a 4 BUF and 4 COR are seen leaving. Travelling via St. Denys and Southampton Central we return to Salisbury where Bullied Pacifics, Standards, William Shakespeare and Blue Peter on a rail tour along with the snow of 1966 feature. A Crompton paces our train out of Salisbury as we head west to Templecombe.
Steam on the mainline is filmed as we move on to the Somerset and Dorset with Ivatt tanks, Standards, a Merchant Navy, an un-rebuilt Battle of Britain & West Country & 8Fs, rail tours at Templecombe station & shed, Cole, Evercreech Jct, Binegar and Blandford Forum. Inc. on train and line-side shots. Plus final weekend 5/6th March 1966. Main line working with Bullied Pacifics, Blue Peter, Warships & a North British Type 2 diesel in the Sherborne area follow.
Yeovil Jct: Pannier Tanks, Ivatt and Standard Class 4 2-6-4Ts, a Standard Class 5 4-6-0 and 4 2-6-0, N Class, Merchant Navy, Bullied Pacifics, A4 on a rail tour. Warships, a Western & Crompton diesels, Suburban & Cross Country DMUs. Plus Yeovil Jct turntable in use! Banana trains through Yeovil Pen Mill. One is seen leaving Weymouth behind a Standard Class 5 4-6-0 and a Crompton followed by shots at Pen Mill with Standard Class 5 and 4 on these trains with West Country Class Pacifics on a parcels train and rail tour. Flying Scotsman is seen on Weymouth to Westbury route followed by A4 Kingfisher on a rail tour at Yeovil Jct, Exeter Ctrl and Exmouth Jct depot. Kingfisher departs Exeter St. Davids banked by a Hymek & 35023 heads out. Okehampton Station and routes to Halwill Jct, Bude, Padstow and Bodmin Rd with DMUs, B-B and A1A-A1A Warships, a North British Type 2 & an 0-6-0 diesel shunter at Wenford china clay working.
Produced by - Videolines
Running time - 66 Minutes Approx. Inc. 14 min. preview of Vol.1 - Scotland
Released - 2014